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Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda

Parliamentary Women’s Caucus Tuesday visited Kasungu South East Constituency, where they bemoaned lack of support towards the provision of quality maternal health services.

Led by new caucus chairperson Monica Chang’anamumo of Lilongwe North Constituency, the women interacted with community members and learners at Kanjoka Primary School.

They visited, among other places, Pilirani Tcheni, who is nursing her late daughter’s twins. The mother died while giving birth.

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“We, as women, face a lot of challenges which need joint efforts to eradicate. Here, we hear the story of a mother that died while gifting the world with two lives [twins]. This is a challenge we have to sort out,” Chang’anamumo said.

Health Minister-cum-Kasungu South East legislator Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said the visit gave female lawmakers unity of purpose as they focused on national issues irrespective of their political inclination.

“I am happy that the women members of Parliament visited my constituency, especially the visit to Kanjoka Primary School. Learners have been inspired to work hard in class and become better in life,” Khumbize kandodo said.

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During the visit, the women donated assorted items to Kanjoka Primary School and Tcheni.

On her election, Chang’anamumo said she wanted to promote gender equality as one way of helping girls and women fulfil their full potential.

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