THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has castigated Information and Broadcasting Services minister Chishimba Kambwili for describing UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango as ‘ugly’.
UPND information and publicity chairman Charles Kakoma said the statement is a clear testimony that Kambwili is not sensitive to Gender.
“Honourable Kambwili forgot that he was addressing the Nation as a Minister of Information and Broadcasting and also as Government Chief Government Spokesperson who needed to consider government’s responsibility on Gender,” he said.
Mr Kakoma added; “From his bias statement it is clear that he was reacting to Ms Nalumango’s statement as a MAN who views women as objects hence his freedom to describe Ms Nalumango.”
“His language was Gender insensitive, discriminatory and bias in that he even said in Bemba ‘ Ba mama balya’ Immediately he mentioned the word ‘ba mama balya’ , I concluded that he chose to use those words because he was reacting to a woman meaning that if it was a Man, he could not have reacted.”
Mr Kakoma said that Kambwili seems so illiterate on Gender and before he embarrasses the nation on an international forum with his language, the women’s lobby needs to educate him on Gender.
‘So that he chooses inclusive language and use words that are gender neutral’
He also needs to be reminded that appointing women in decision making positions alone is not enough to meeting Gender Equality.
As a leader in a Christian Nation, Hon Kambwili needs to know that we are all created in the Image of God which possess humanity reflection, compassion, love, fellowship etc
Because everyone is created in the Image of God then all should be treated with proper respect and honour because they reflect God.
Saying he has a good heart was unfair to all including himself ,’Let him go and ask UNZA students whom he denied bursaries at first while grabbing the commonwealth Centre if at all they will agree and say he has a good heart.
Mr Kakoma concluded that Hon Kambwili should know that even the bible does not describe what the devil, satan or demons look like, the images we all imagine of Satan are inaccurate according to the bible.