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- Michael Chepkwony 31st Jul 2019 02:10:00 GMT +0300
SEE ALSO :Race to replace UK's May gets underwayThe European Union (EU), which is the main sponsor of the show, said the programme demonstrated that women had huge potential in leadership.According to Josephine Kalinauckas, the EU's Head of Section in Delegation Foreign Policy Instruments in East and Southern Africa, all the contestants, including hundreds of those who did not make it to the final stages, had demonstrated that women had what it takes to articulate societal issues.“It is a message to Kenyans that they should not overlook the role of women while seeking solutions to challenges. Problems cannot be fully tackled without involving everyone,” she said.Ms Kalinauckas said the reality show, which centred more on the critical role women play as peace builders, was a call to Kenyans to change their mindsets and accommodate more women in leadership.Kalinauckas said the contestants, shortlisted from 1,000 women who joined the contest at its early stages, had demonstrated that given a platform, they could articulate issues the society faces.
SEE ALSO :New rules to unmask faceless firm ownersAfter the announcement, the EU representative said she was hopeful the Ms President would start advocating more women involvement and participation in the country's political spectrum.“We will work with Media Focus on Africa (a partner) to look at possible follow-up ideas,” she said.
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