Women’s representation will soon be increased to 50 pc: PM Oli

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 22, 2018-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the government will soon increase women’s representation to 50 percent in all the state organs.

Addressing the 3rd International Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair organised by Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association Nepal in Sanepa, Lalitpur, on Thursday, PM Oli said the female representation has reached 41 percent at the present.

“Initially, women had asked for 33 percent reservation,” said PM Oli, who is also the Chairman of CPN-UML adding, “If we look at the current scenario from local level  to federal parliament, the representation of women has reached 41 percent. We will soon make it 50 percent.”

Oli called on the women to believe in capacity and competition rather than reservation and protection. “Quota system will be useful for a short term. It will not work in the future,” PM Oli said. Saying that there will be some difficulties in developing competitive capacity until the women are financially empowered, Oli opined that it is necessary to pay attention towards that end.

Published: 22-03-2018 18:34

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