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FDD commends President Lungu for appointing women in key government positions

General News FDD commends President Lungu for appointing women in key government positions

L-R:  Luapula Province permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali , Chiefs and Traditional Affairs minister Dr Joseph Katema, Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr Kakoma Kanganja , President Edgar Lungu, Deputy ZAF Commander Maj Gen Muma, State House Deputy minister Mulenga Sata and Commerce minister Margaret Mwanakatwe  during the swearing -in-Ceremony at State House on February  3,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
L-R: Luapula Province permanent Secretary Boniface Chimbwali , Chiefs and Traditional Affairs minister Dr Joseph Katema, Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr Kakoma Kanganja , President Edgar Lungu, Deputy ZAF Commander Maj Gen Muma, State House Deputy minister Mulenga Sata and Commerce minister Margaret Mwanakatwe during the swearing -in-Ceremony at State House on February 3,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

The Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) on the Copperbelt has hailed President Edgar Lungu for appointing women to key government positions.

FDD Acting Provincial Chairman, Fredrick Penyengwe, told ZANIS in an interview in Ndola yesterday that President Lungu should be commended by all well-meaning Zambians for appointing women to key positions.

“President Lungu must be commended by everyone regardless of their political affiliations for the move he has taken of putting women in key positions especially the position of Vice President that he gave to Honourable Inonge Wina.

“This is really a good move as it is happening for the first in the Zambian history. He has just given us a leeway that time for women to execute their duties in the country’s key positions has finally come,” Mr Penyengwe said.

From the time he ascended to State house, President Lungu has appointed Ms. Inonge Wina, Justice LombeChibesakunda and Margaret Mwanakatwe as Vice President, Chief Justice and Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister respectively.

Mr Penyengwe also stated that Zambians are now geared to see a female President in State House in the near future.

Earlier, Provincial Coordinator, Nshingebuka Shamenda, stated that President Lungu’s decision to appoint Ms Wina as the country’s first female Vice President is non questionable, adding that it is an indication that women are ready to showcase their skills in key positions.

“I am encouraging all Zambians to support the move taken by the Republican President by appointing women in the country’s decision making positions,” he said.

Mr Shamenda, however, urged Ms Wina to ensure that women affairs in the country are supported and cases of gender based violence are reduced.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Women should seize this Golden opportunity to prove themselves that they can be better leaders than us men. Don’t fail President Lungu and the people of Zambia at large.

    • LOL …THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE A LOZI FEMALE VP IS SO PF CAN FOOL VOTERS FROM BAROSTELAND INTO VOTING FOR THEM IN 2016! IT WONT WORK! WHO ARE THE WINA’S ? SELLOUTS! AFTER 2016 MRS WINA WILL BE DROPPED AS VP IN FAVOUR OF MULENGA SATA !

  2. Whilst the appointment of woman a vice president, let us not reduce this position to gender ministry. This position is there to help republican president plan effectively for development of all sectors of the economy. It is not all about gender please otherwise it will be ceremonial nothing to show off.
    Remember Malawi has a woman president and lost within two years why because she kept reminding the electorate that she had achieved a lot to be the first woman president instead of focusing on economic development. Remember the greatest enemy to a woman is not man but a woman.

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