ECOWAS Speaker says more women in parliament, government ‘ll bring peace, development


By Lizzy Okoji

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis says inclusion of more women in the Parliament and at all levels of government will foster peace, security and development.

Tunis, who said this on Monday in Abuja at an event organised by women of the Parliament, also called Parliament (ECOPAL) Amazons in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day.
Tunis said the fifth legislation of the ECOWAS Parliament strongly believed that giving support to women across the region would go a long way in ensuring development in peace and security.
The speaker said that it was on that note his leadership was pushing for a binding legislation that would allow a more equitable allocation of more female Members of Parliament from Member States.
He, however, expressed concern that the current under representation of women in politics and governments as he urged member states to increase the numbers of female representation to the ECOWAS Parliament.
“In spite of the work carried…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria