Emerine Kabanshi
Emerine Kabanshi

Former Zambia Agency for People with Disabilities (ZAPD) Workers resident at Kang’onga Blind centre in Ndola have appealed to President Edgar Lungu not to drop Community Development Mother and Child Health Minister Emerine Kabanshi from her position.

The 244 former workers who stormed ZANIS offices in Ndola this morning observed that Ms Kabanshi had a heart for the disabled and must continue in her position.

Kang’onga Centre Chairman Emmanuel Chibesa explained that the former workers were happy with the changes that President Lungu was making to the Cabinet but were asking him to consider Ms Kabanshi for the same position that she held in the previous regime.

“We are happy with the changes the President is making but we are asking him not to change our Minister Ms Emerine Kabanshi because she is a person who has a heart for us as disabled people, so please President Lungu don’t remove our Minister from our Ministry she cares for us as disabled people and she is hardworking,” he said.

The chairman further alleged that people with disabilities have been sidelined by all previous Ministers in their Ministry and that Ms Kabanshi was an exception.

“All the Ministers that we have had before have never cared for us, it’s only Ms Emerine Kabanshi who has looked at us as her fellow people therefore the President should not change her because we also voted for him and our interest should be looked into,” he said.

Another former ZAPD worker Annie Kasonde said Ms Kabanshi was effectively handling the issue concerning the outstanding redundancy packages involving the former workers and added that removing her from the Ministry would derail the process as a new Minister would have to start all over again.

“Ms Emerine Kabanshi is currently working on the issue concerning our redundancy packages so if she is removed the new Minister will come and start telling us stories of understanding the cases and it will prolong the whole issue, so the President should not change our Minister,” she said.

And another former worker Annie Chilonge explained that in her vision Ms Emerine Kabanshi had plans to revamp the Centres which were currently not operational and that if she were to be dropped that vision would go with her.

“Ms Kabanshi has plans to revamp the Centres, which are not operational right now, so if she is changed that vision will die because its only her who cares for people like us,” she said.

President Lungu has taken a 7-day retreat at Mfuwe were he is expected among other things to complete selecting members of his cabinet.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Kabanshi did not in any way help EL to campaign, so she does not deserve a position. Let her remain a back-bencher.

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    • She will get her position back. She campaigned for Lungu. You have no info you nymphomaniac!

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    • PLEASE FORMER MINISTERS WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?IS IT NOMINATION TIME WHERE NOW YOU HAVE STARTED PAYING PIPO TO LOBBY FOR YOUR JOBS !!!!PLEASE WHY ARE YOU SO DESPERATE mmmhmmmh POWER IS SWEET .KABANSHI JUST FARTS IN THE OFFICES WOMAN HAS NO BRAINS @ALL.
      LOOK AT THIS DESPERATE KAMBWILI WHO IS THE BIGGEST BULLY ON EARTH PRETENDING TO BE 100% LUNGU SUPPORTER NOT WHILE AGO WAS INSULTING LUNGU ATI NINSHI KALETINA TO GO TO CONVENTION AND NGOSA SYAMBUKULA WHEN WAS APPOINTED FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER .
      BA EMMANUEL MWAMBA NABO WRITING ON ZAMBIA REPORTS THAT FIT TO BE MINISTER OF INFORMATION JUST GO TO MALAYSIA IWE PERIOD.YOU ARE SNAKES YOU GUYS .MWAMBA YOU DITCHED GBM AFTER BEING DROPPED AND SATA YOU POISONED HIM SO GO TO HELL .KAMBWILI STOP POSTING PRAISE MSGS ON YOUR FB DONATING FOOD BIG NECK

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    • Primitive politics! So even if a minister is a good worker and has a positive work ethic he or she should be dropped because she didn’t campaign for EL? What type of reasoning is this? From the dark ages. Zambia will not develop with this mentality and politics of appeasement!

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  2. POLITICS OF THE BELLY HAS GONE TO THE DOGS IN ZAMBIA……HOW MUCH DID KABANISHI PAY THOSE POOR OLD MEN TO GO PARADE THEMSELVES IN FROM OF ZANIS JUST FOR HER TO RETAIN HER JOB?

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    • @Kalonga

      I expected this kind of thinking; because you are so eroded with corruption to the pont that whoever deserves a tap on their shoulder for doing good will be associated to such vices by people who uses their backside to analyse issues.

      if you have nothing to say please shut your lousy mouth because some of you itch when you give praise where it is due.

      The woman is a perform period.

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    • MWEBUSHI IMWE NO BODY PAID OUR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES WHAT SPEAKS FOR HON. KABASHI IS WHAT SHE HAS BEEN DOING FOR THERE MINISTRY. YOUR HH WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA.

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  3. This is pure desperation . Let the president decide who gets appointed and who doesnt. That Ministry needs a revamp and hope that the President takes back mother and child health back to Ministry of Health.

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  4. Many times people like someone will always talk for someone especially when he/she touches their life. Not surprising on this one but the ball ends with the appointing authority to decipher convincing reasons for appointments of individuals to government. in fact all MPS should not be in Ministerial positions so that MPS can check them for effective service to humanity.

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    • Kabasnshi must stop using the handicapped to lobby for a job. This is abuse of ifilema by the able people. Ba Kabanshi you do not deserve a ministerial job in a serious government. You are not ministerial material….Sorry for this but it is the truth.

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  5. Please also, your Exellence, consider retaining CK in his Ministry, as he had a heart for football, and hands or fists on, even boxing erring referees and coaches. Ndakomba kaka ba Lungu Muunda!

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    • Please…..CK is not ministerial material….CK would like to be director of sports, Coach for this and that, FAZ president, National sports council of Zambia Chairman. He loves making decisions on every spots activity leaving no room for appeal. Edgar is educated and will not be manipulated. If Kambwili will receive something ba EL, please it MUST not be spots……we are tired of his noise. No professionalism as the chief or highest level in the minisrty. Very embarrassing minister of Youth and Sports indeed!!!

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  6. Kindly stop using the disabled to lobby for jobs. Kabashi did not do much except the relationship with the boss that allowed her to be a minister. Otherwise, no quality and she does not deserve the ministerial job. May be ambassador to India.

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  7. Kabanshi, she is a lazy lady, there other people who can do the job, properly. Kabanshi, don’t use the disability people to campaign for you. Shame on you.

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  8. The other lobbying for a position is Panji Kaunda who was reported yesterday in the Post telling his friends to be patient while Lungu is still working on the cabinet.
    What was the purpose of his advice? if not calling for attention.

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  9. Hardworking Minister! Good to hear. But that Ministry has a wider constituency than just our unfortunate brothers and sisters who have disabilities of one sort or the other. Actually, the plight of the disabled is bigger. Let the government engage and involve community-level service providers so that these people are not patronised by public service workers. The level of service delivery should NOT depend on the “good heart” or “kindness” of an individual Minister, PS or officer but on the soundness of a policy and programming. A good system would naturally resist under-performing officials. So, let the Ministry be more strategic than it is now. Let Ministry of Health concentrate on health policy formulation and delivery of health services.

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