First Lady Esther Lungu greets Ministry of Health's Dr Sharon Kapambwe as Ministry of Health Deputy minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya looks on on   arrives   at Kenya International Convention Centre for the main Plenary Session of the 9th Stop  Cervical , Breasts and  Prostrate cancer in Africa Conference in Nairobi on July 21,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu greets Ministry of Health’s Dr Sharon Kapambwe as Ministry of Health Deputy minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya looks on on arrives at Kenya International Convention Centre for the main Plenary Session of the 9th Stop Cervical , Breasts and Prostrate cancer in Africa Conference in Nairobi on July 21,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

First Lady Esther Lungu has advised women not to always rely on men for them to develop their livelihoods.

Mrs. Lungu said women should learn to stand on their own and not dependent on men for them to progress their lives.

She was speaking in Lusaka today in a speech read for her by Youth and Sport Minister Ronald Chitotela’s wife Lillian during the launch of the value addition programme which was organised by the Association of Zambian Women in Mining (AZWIM).

Mrs. Lungu further said women have the capabilities to empower themselves and contribute effectively to national development.

And Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe said government has since restructured the empowerment programme and put in place the value chain cluster development programmes to make it beneficial to women.

She said the reorganisation of the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to lay greater emphasis on funding empowerment projects in rural areas as well participation of women, youth and physically challenged was another move by government to extensively empower the women folk.

And AZWIM Chairperson Mary Lubemba said the challenges hindering the association from expanding their businesses include lack of finances and suitable machines for processing stones.

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    • Esther is right. When women are able to take care of themselves, it builds a stronger and healthier nation. Independent women are less tolerant of domestic abuse.

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    • Look who is talking, Esther Lungu is nothing without Edger Lungu, she 200% depends on Edgar for everything.

      Her advice would have made sense if she was the president

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  1. Why do these so-called first ladies think they are experts on any given subject? The media even report this trash as newsworthy!

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    • The news by the first lady sounds better than your seelly comment. You can go and hang if you can’t see any positives in it stewpid hidyiot.

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  2. The lady is great orator. I admired her public speaking skills at the conference yesterday. She featured greatly with great ideas about early cancer diagonsis and possible prevention. What an open-minded woman!

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  3. I’m sure the nice lady knows what she’s talking about because she has first hand experience. Her man is definitely not one anybody can or should depend on.

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  4. I have two daughters & I totally agree with Esther. With more enlightened, self reliant, self made women we will have fewer Sharon Kanenes.
    My wife is educated, independent & confident but she still is the “biblical” good wife & mother.
    God bless the women.

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  5. Ladies, let’s all remain united because as long as we remain apart men will always be on top of us….some humour

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  6. I stay home take care of the kids and family, he brings home the bacon. What’s wrong with that?

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    • mama Namayo,
      to answer your question, there is nothing wrong with that. As long as that nice man of yours doesn’t one day grow horns on his head and becomes a devil you do not recognize. And then he runs off with some young floozy, leaving you out to dry.

      I’m crossing my fingers for you hoping that never happens. Good luck to you.

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  7. I concur with you Mwamba junior. How can you advise other women not to depend on men when she is dependant on her man. It is easy to advise others than actually doing what we advise others .

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  8. Eish,look at that pic of Nairobi city it just oozes class and cleanliness.

    Its a much nicer and more upscale of a city than our dusty and salaula infested big village of Lusaka.Mrs Lungu should learn from kenyans so she can influence her hubby for the sake of our image.

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    • Nairobi is a hub and its certainly better planned and more connected to the global economy than Lusaka.Its more “posh”

      Over to you our underperforming Lusaka city fathers.

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    • Life in a Kenyan slums is STILL non-stop misery.

      Kenya is STILL a poverty stricken country.

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