Women far from dominating public offices as heads

March 1, 2018, 4:47pm

A recent analysis by The Villager Newspaper has established that women are still struggling to hold onto top level jobs in public offices.

There are currently only six female municipality and town council chief executive officers country wide, while there are 33 male chief executive officers in the same offices.

Women are also losing the battle in mayoral positions, with 24 men as town mayors while women take up only 13 town mayor positions.

There are currently 10 male governors while only four women are currently serving as governors.

Despite these numbers, women parliamentarians speaking to The Villager this week said they are enthusiastic about the future of women in those offices.

Deputy Prime Minister and International relations minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has said that women have done well in propelling themselves to high posts.