Mayor Moya's Gonna Be A Momma!
It’s what might be called a public secret: Mayor Zenaida Moya is pregnant. It’s been rumoured for months and intensely speculated upon in the past few weeks when she started to show. And while it is a private matter, for Belize’s most public female figure, it is news – as Moya becomes the first elected woman to have a child while in office. And while the announcement is news-worthy, beyond that, it’s not really such a big deal – after all, women have babies all the time. This morning, the newly married Mayor discussed the very public pregnancy with Jacqueline Godwin.
Congratulations are in order because, well, looking at you, I know you’re expecting. When is the baby due, do we know if it will be a little boy or a little girl?
Zenaida Moya, Mayor - Belize City
“Well, let’s just say we will be looking at possibly some September celebrations.”
Just in time.
“Just in time. I’m really looking forward to it. It is my first. It will be the first child for me and it really is a big deal for me. I also think it is something that will prove also that women can hold different responsibilities and still be a woman. So the different preconceptions that women have received for such a long time, hopefully I can be one of the persons that can really show that a woman, a female can do it all.”
And so far everything is okay, the baby is healthy?
“Yes absolutely no problem, nothing. I have been fortunate, no morning sickness, no problems, nothing at all. Everything is perfect. I must thank God for not even a problem. Sometimes I guess I kind of forget that I am but….”
Hopefully it remains that way.
“Hopefully it remains that way.”
Dad-to-be Troy Dalla Flowers has told us that if it’s a boy, it won’t be Troy Jr.