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PPP still keen on Women reserved seats

The People's Progress Party is still keen on legislating reserved seats for women Members of Parliament.
The PPP's Public Officer, David Motsy told NBC News, this is among reforms the party plans to introduce if it forms the government in August.
Former MP Dame Carol Kidu, had championed the Equality and Participation Bill for 22 reserved seats for women MP's in 2010, however, while it was passed, Parliament had deviated from passing accompanying regulations to police the bill, making it redundant.
The PPP says it is now proposing to legislate to have four reserved seats for women.
The PPP also proposes to get Parliament to recognize and lift the status of the Motu-Koita Assembly to full provincial government status.
The party further proposes to introduce the Village and Urban Development ministries, to focus on development in villages and towns across the country.
The PPP was among major coalition partners under the PNC-led government, but had broke ranks with the ruling party during the Vote of No Confidence last year.
NBC News


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