PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has been elected president of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) Women’s Assembly whose Headquarters are in Khartoum, Sudan.
Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress leader, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu has been elected the president of the Council of African Political Parties.
Mrs Phiri confirmed to the Daily Nation from Sudan yesterday that she emerged victorious in a contest that saw several African women participate in the election.
Mrs Phiri who is in Sudan alongside her boss Davis Chama and MMD’s Zaloumis said women participation in politics in Africa was critical to the social and economic development of the continent.
Zambia was, until yesterday holding the presidency of CAPP, the position which was initially held by former PF secretary general Wynter Kabimba who is now the leader of the Rainbow Party.