Adult pupils at Milulu Primary School.
Adult pupils at Milulu Primary School.

FDD President Edith Nawakwi has encouraged more women in Luapula Province to go back to school and ensure that they acquire an education if poverty and high illiteracy levels are to be fought successfully in the Province.

Ms. Nawakwi who took time off her busy campaign program during the recent Bangweulu Constituency by-election to visit some schools in the Constituency said acquiring an education was key to improving the lives of the people in the Constituency and Province at large.

She also noted that education will equip women with information which would help end teenage pregnancies which was “a fashion in the area” and that it would help motivate children to stay in schools.

“I am happy to see that some mothers are going back to school Ms. Nawakwi said as she inspected some books of adult pupils at Milulu Primary School. This is really nice, for once it is good to see that some of you have seen the importance of education and have decided to go back to school even if you are Grandmothers and mothers.

The illiteracy levels in this province are too high that’s why even the poverty levels are also high. I urge you to encourage other parents to join you because education has no age limit and with education you will equip yourselves with information which will help improve your lives not only as a family but as a community. I have seen one thing which is like a fashion were ever I have gone in this area, almost all women and girls are either pregnant, has a baby or both but I believe this will change once women are able to read because then they will understand that they can control their parenthood.

Ms. Nawakwi checks some books of grade 4 adult pupils at Milulu Primary School.
Ms. Nawakwi checks some books of grade 4 adult pupils at Milulu Primary School.

Your desire to have an education will also encourage children to go back to school because they will be motivated by the fact their parents are going back to school and this will also help in the fight against teenage pregnancy which is rampant here. It is so sad that children as young as 12 and 13 are becoming mothers when they are supposed to be in schools.”

She also noted that acquiring an education will improve the economy of families hence help in the fight to eradicate poverty in the Province.

“I believe that what you are doing here will help improve the economy of your families. When you are enlightened you discover opportunities were someone without an education will not see so you will find that there are a number of opportunities which you will cease because you spent time in a classroom. In fact you can even go to college and become nurses and teachers in these same communities. You also have fertile land and abundant water sources which you can use positively with the correct education, ” she explained.

Meanwhile some adult pupils at Milulu Primary School said they had decided to go back to school because they wanted to be good examples to their girl children who are the most affected by the high illiteracy levels.

They said it was difficult to motivate their children especially girls to remain in schools because there were no role models to point at as examples of the importance of education.

They also said they wanted to equip themselves with information and take charge of some things such as withdrawing money from banks.

Mrs. Mwansa who spoke on behalf of the class at Milulu further called on well wishers to equip the schools with modern learning materials.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Edith Nawakwi can make a good president than the drunkard Lungu. I call upon the PF to replace the Embasy Park Man with Edith Nawakwi.

    2016, Vote HH; the Man of Peace and Progress.

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    • THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE TO LEAD THE NATION IS THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT. THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA SAID EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR PRESIDENT. MAJORITY RULES, BUT YOU GUYS WHO STILL THINK NAWAKWI AND HH CAN MAKE BETTER PRESIDENTS ARE IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE ZAMBIA ALLOWED TO DREAM ON. BUT, ONE SIMPLE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES IS: “WHY DON’T I VOTE FOR HH OR NAWAKWI IF THE TWO CAN MAKE GOOD PRESIDENTS- WHY DO I KEEP VOTING FOR ECL?”. SO, YOU ARE FOOLS TO KEEP VOTING PF AND ECL.

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  2. Edith Nawakwi is far much better than Edgar Lungu, but HH is the BEST. 2016 vote for HH; The Man of Peace and Progress.

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    • THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE TO LEAD THE NATION IS THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT. THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA SAID EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR PRESIDENT. MAJORITY RULES, BUT YOU GUYS WHO STILL THINK NAWAKWI AND HH CAN MAKE BETTER PRESIDENTS ARE IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE ZAMBIA ALLOWED TO DREAM ON. BUT, ONE SIMPLE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES IS: “WHY DON’T I VOTE FOR HH OR NAWAKWI IF THE TWO CAN MAKE GOOD PRESIDENTS- WHY DO I KEEP VOTING FOR ECL?”. SO, YOU ARE FUULS TO KEEP VOTING PF AND ECL.

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    • Peter, Zambian presidental election should go into second round picking only two out of all participants. This will give a wider choice for all voters, choosing the alternative if there candidate did not make it to the final round.

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  3. Good advice but you were minister do. 10 years why didn’t you correct these wrongs? Hilda Hamalama tone down on your hatred for Edgar

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  4. This is encouraging news. People are getting off their backsides and doing something to improve themselves. They are not just endlessly complaining about their hard lives but are working towards making their lives better. This is the way to go. I love that a grandmother is among them. The more educated people we have, the more economic growth we will register as a country.

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  5. Even when the elections are over, Nawakwi is the only person left, to see for herself what is on the ground, the PF , after winning packed their bags and left, this is lesson, Bangweulu people vote for HH and mama Nawakwi period , the rest, will only show their faces when it is election time.

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    • THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE TO LEAD THE NATION IS THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT. THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA SAID EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR PRESIDENT. MAJORITY RULES, BUT YOU GUYS WHO STILL THINK NAWAKWI AND HH CAN MAKE BETTER PRESIDENTS ARE IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE ZAMBIA ALLOWED TO DREAM ON. BUT, ONE SIMPLE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES IS: “WHY DON’T I VOTE FOR HH OR NAWAKWI IF THE TWO CAN MAKE GOOD PRESIDENTS- WHY DO I KEEP VOTING FOR ECL?”. SO, YOU ARE F00LS TO KEEP VOTING PF AND ECL.

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    • THE ONE CHOSEN BY THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE TO LEAD THE NATION IS THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT. THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA SAID EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU IS THE RIGHT MAN FOR PRESIDENT. MAJORITY RULES, BUT YOU GUYS WHO STILL THINK NAWAKWI AND HH CAN MAKE BETTER PRESIDENTS ARE IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE ZAMBIA ALLOWED TO DREAM ON. BUT, ONE SIMPLE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELVES IS: “WHY DON’T I VOTE FOR HH OR NAWAKWI IF THE TWO CAN MAKE GOOD PRESIDENTS- WHY DO I KEEP VOTING FOR ECL?”. SO, YOU ARE FULLS TO KEEP VOTING PF AND ECL.

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  6. That is the only thing to come out of Nawakwi’s sour and rotten mouth full of maggots. Therefore Nawakwi, please don’t forget to remind those women to do as you say and not as you do, that is failing to heed the advice of the Alangizi when you were young and failing to use your economics degree like a graduate not like a grade seven drop out.

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  7. Did she say she will take them back to school or she was talking to those who have already gone back to school! It takes a lot of intelligence to realise that this is pure opportunistic! One government has already facilitated their going back she wants to get credit for nothing! Let her fool some gullible but not for me”

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  8. Did she say she will take them back to school or she was talking to those who have already gone back to school! It takes a lot of intelligence to realise that this is pure opportunistic! One government has already facilitated their going back she wants to get credit for nothing! Let her fool some gullible but not for me!

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