Comrade Womba Nkanza, the candidate for Zambezi East constituency, is an activist and feminist who lives in Chitokoloki, North Western Province. She said it was her belief that only the working class could liberate the working class.
“Capitalists will never give us our freedom, we have to grab it through the ballot,” she said.
Key issues in the Zambezi constituency included poverty, water supply and infrastructure.
“Accessibility to the basic things of life, such as education, health, and food, is a right and not a privilege,” she said.
“We are mobilising and coming up with community-based solutions. For example, we have developed village banking groups, are in the process of forming cooperatives, and forming partnerships to run businesses.”
“Whatever we do, the community has to buy into it as we are focusing on collective decision-making and collective work,” she said.
Nkanza stressed that women should prioritise their issues. “As women we have to lead. We have to take politics as a right. We need to question everything, make informed decisions and demand all that we are entitled to.”