The recently concluded workshop for the Southern Africa Regional Political Party was hailed as informative by UPND Secretary General BATUKE IMENDA.
Following the workshop’s conclusion, Mr. IMENDA stated it provided a forum for discussion among all political parties on a variety of topics, from democracy to the formulation of public policy.
Participants, according to him, had the chance to discuss problems impacting their nations, exchange experiences, and come up with solutions.
Such interactions, according to Mr. IMENDA, are essential to a country’s development because they give people a chance to network and form bonds based on shared ideals regarding issues of national importance.
The workshop, according to KAVUMBU HACHILONDE, deputy national chairlady for women affairs for the Patriotic Front (PF), has offered political parties a chance to interact with women from other parties and discuss a range of concerns.
According to Mrs. HACHILONDE, women in politics are crucial to decision-making since they support the nation’s progress. Gender equality is still a top priority.
The program director for the International Republic Institute (IRI), Kimberly Smiddy, stated her satisfaction with how the various political parties collaborated and gave multiple presentations.
Zambia is currently one of the best performing nations, according to Ms. SMIDDY.
Political parties from many nations attended the 2nd Annual Southern Africa Regional Political Party Workshop, which was held in Sandton.
The International Republican Institute (IRI), a non-partisan, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 100 countries worldwide, served as the umbrella organization for the workshop.
Strengthening political parties via regional exchange and capacity building is the name of the regional program IRI is putting into action in Southern Africa.
This is in accordance with a statement given to ZNBC News by TAMARA NYIRENDA, the First Secretary of Press and Public Affairs of the Zambian High Commission in South Africa.