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Africa’s growth has NOT been sufficiently inclusive and equitable- Wina

Economy Africa’s growth has NOT been sufficiently inclusive and equitable- Wina

President Edgah Lungu talks to Vice President Mrs Inonge Wina at KK internatioanl airport in Lusaka Before he left for working Holiday in Mfuwe on 04-01-2015 PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgah Lungu talks to Vice President Mrs Inonge Wina at KK internatioanl airport in Lusaka Before he left for working Holiday in Mfuwe on 04-01-2015 PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

Vice President Inonge Wina has disclosed that research shows that growth in Africa has not been sufficiently inclusive and equitable for all sectors of the population.

Ms. Wina said this is because high inequalities still persist in social, economic and political spheres of life.

The Vice President said this in Lusaka today during the opening of the Eighth meeting of the COMESA Ministers responsible for Gender and Women’s Affairs.

The meeting is being held under the theme “Partnership for women and youth empowerment in the COMESA region.”

Ms. Wina said lack of social protection has exacerbated exclusion of the poorest and most vulnerable groups of the population.

She however said in order to accelerate inclusive transformation in the COMESA region, the Secretariat has focused on the review of the COMESA gender policy.

Ms. Wina said one of the expected outputs of this meeting will be recommendations arising from the consideration of the COMESA Gender Policy and the gender mainstreaming strategic plan.

Speaking earlier Acting COMESA Secretary General Kipyego Cheluget has congratulated Ms Wina on her appointment as the first female Vice President.

Dr. Cheluget said her appointment has come at a time when the African Union’s theme for 2015 is on women empowerment.

He said he is happy to note that this high profile gender meeting comes at this historical time in Zambia whereby her appointment is celebrated by gender policy makers and experts from the region.

16 COMMENTS

    • You must be from another country or planet to think that Inonge is not educated! Because in Zambia everyone knows that Lozis are were among the first to receive good formal education. for Inonge especially that she is connected to the Royal family, it virtually impossible for her to be illiterate!!!!

    • Inonge got her degree from usa and zambia while yo father was busy hunting birds and rats and you mother playing ichiyenga na chidunuu

    • ha ha! Sponge bobby you tickled me, boy!

      Anyway, my only question is this. Mama Inonge, does she really think she fools anyone with that crooked wig???

    • Nothing against older politicians as I respect their knowledge and education but it’s time for young leaders. It’s time for citizens in their late forties and early fifties to participate in active politics and Cabinet ministries making decisions for the future.

  1. Yes the resource have not been equitably distributed that is how leaders should be behavior not equitable distribution only seen by tribal compromised bemba dunderheads,from a tribe that is poor and illiterate.

  2. YES! AND THAT IS WHY THE TONGAS ARE SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THIS BEMBA DOMINANCE IN ZAMBIA. POWER SHOULD BE ROTATED IN ZAMBIA, AND IT IS HIGH TIME TONGAS ARE GIVEN THAT SPACE TO SHOW THEIR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AT PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL. WE HAVE TRIED OTHER TRIBES IN ZAMBIA LIKE THE BEMBAS AND THE NYANJAS, AND THEY HAVE FAILED US A GREAT DEAL.

    • at truth
      drop the tribal rhetoric and move on, are you not able to debate issues or contribute productively without bringing in tribal issue???

    • at truth
      drop the tribal rhetoric and move on, are you not able to debate issues or contribute productively without bringing in tribal issues???

    • Quite unfortunate this practice of granting leadership based on one’s tribal background and not on one’s meritorious attributes.

      It encourages laziness and kills productivity and should never be condoned regardless of one’s tribal affiliation.

      Zambia is bigger than any one of it’s many tribes. Constructive criticism can be up building without necessarily resorting to flushing our tribal cards every time we are faced with a challenge, political or otherwise.

      50 years after the so called independence we still have not broken free from shackles of inferiority complex or tribal prejudice.

      If leadership or governance is deserved, it must be earned it on merit.

      A Zambia free of any form of tribal favoritism should be an ideal which every Zambian should dearly aspire for.

  3. @blogger 1,2 and 3 .
    Looking at your flags along side your blog name it shows that you have some exposure but i fail to comprehend your comments.. Leadership is not chosen because you from what this tribe and that tribe for you to suggest that give us Tongas a chance. You have to stand, put your points across to the Zambian people and you will be chosen. The many people showing tribalism is you people who are supposed to be exposed. I can only comment on your exposure not your education it maybe that you not educated so you just seem to jump on the bandwagon on whats popular or you are just an educated person who is not wise enough to to think before they say something or just commenting for the seek of saying something on any report. Anyway just an observation as all entitled to opinion

  4. Yes, let us see what the lady can do. This is a positive move.

    I just did not agree with her shifting the proposed university from Namushakendi to Nalolo, her village. The late Sata took Mushindo and Robert Makasa universities to Chinsali probably for 2 reasons:

    1. Lubwa mission to honour KK’s birthplace; and
    2. utilise the structures built earlier for a police training school. He wanted to utilise what he felt was money-well spent but benefit not realised.

    Relocating the location of the only proposed university in Western province to a small remote village does not add up to me. Anyway, sorry for being so critical, but I think Her Honour should re-think this decision.

  5. stop tribal talks.kanshi muli mashilu ya shani.nd also let her develol nalolo.its all western province.jelous people never sacceed

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