Acting President of the Republic of Zambia, W.K. Mutale-Nalumango, has said that women, are not asking for favours because it is common knowledge that women must get leadership roles on merit. She said emphasized on the struggles women go through to progress with the demand to work extra hard to be acknowledged Mrs. Mutale-Nalumango said this when she met female Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Zambia led by Congolese Ambassador to Zambia, Her Excellency, Konji Maloba Chantal, who paid a courtesy call on her at her office this morning. The others included Ambassador Pirjo Suomelo-Chowdhury from Finland, U.N Resident Coordinator Coumba Mar Gardio, Ambassador Charity Angelina Charamba from Zimbabwe, Ambassador Hawa H. Mohamed from Somalia, High Commissioner Flora Igandu Karugu from Kenya, Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgard from Sweden, Ambassador Anne Wagner-Mitchell from Germany and Ambassador Bronagh Carr from Ireland. The Acting President and the Members of the Diplomatic Corps discussed a number of issues affecting the girl Child and the rights of women across the world and agreed that more women need to be in decision making positions for efficient and effective contribution to development. The Acting President took cognisance of the fact that “sometimes it may be discouraging for women but I would like to encourage all women not to give up in order making the world a better place. Challenges facing women are the same in many parts of the world. The key is to unite as a force against all sorts of gender injustices.” She said. ENDS