Vice President Inonge Wina addressing a rally at Ipusikilo Primary School ground in Lubansenshi constituency in Luwingu district to drum up support for the PF candidate for the parliamentary by-election, George Mwamba
VICE-President Inonge Wina has assured that President Edgar Lungu will not fail to run the country despite the economic problems that the country is currently going through.

Ms Wina said Mr Lungu was a humble leader whose interest was on Zambians and would do everything possible to improve their wellbeing.

She was speaking during a luncheon held in her honour by Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Muyeba Chikonde and his wife Musonda at the official residence.

This was according to a statement released yesterday by first secretary for press at the Zambian mission in the UK Abigail Chaponda.

She said the economic challenges that Zambia was facing were not unique to Zambia alone, but to many other African countries and that the country would pull through by the grace of God.

Ms Wina said the prayers that were held on October 18, this year, were not in vain because a lot of things in the country had started producing positive results.

She urged Zambians in the diaspora to ignore negative reports because they were coming from people that were not happy with the current administration.

Ms Wina was in London leading a Zambian delegation to an Investment Forum organised by the Developing Markets Associates (DMA).

She was accompanied by Commerce, Trade and Industry, Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, Tourism Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa and other government officials and others from the private sector.

The Trade and Investment Forum is starting today in Central London with more than 200 UK based businesses and investors expected to attend.

The event would focus mainly on priority areas such as energy, agriculture, infrastructure and the extractive industries as well as industrialisation.

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63 COMMENTS

  1. For a change you are absolutely right this time Madame.
    President Lungu wont fail to ruin Zambia. Actually, he almost achieved in short nine months what it took KK almost three decades.
    But then, KK had inexperienced young Chikwanda, our “wise”, “humble” and “visionary” Leader has benefit of senile geriatric Chikwanda.

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    • This mentality of one man running the show is what makes this beautiful country poor because of poor decisions made by one man. Surely Zambia is bigger than Edgar and no one person can manage the country one alone. Only when we start thinking that the country can only be run collectively by all citizens then this country will prosper.
      So mrs Wina such statements makes people to be worshiped because everyone expects the whole presidency to solve problems.
      Was it not Lungu who denied that the economy downturn was not caused by him today you say He alone will improve this economy.

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    • Won’t? Performance here is a continous assessment. The question is…has he or has he not as we speak? Tukababwino kuntashi may not console a dying man in hospital for lack of drugs.

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    • Desperate old, wrinkled, tortoise-faced woman! Your Lungu has already failed. How can Zambians look for solutions and not a new president when Lungu himself said it loudly, slowly and clearly that he had no vision of his own? We will go ahead and select one with a vision and solutions to Zambia’s problems.

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    • The ‘Woman of Steel’ has spoken………..it shall be well. The opposition are really panicking and that’s why they have resorted to playing recorded interviews of the under five politician on radio Ichengelo after seing that ECL is still porpular on the Copperbelt………..kikikiki……..mukose. 2016 ECL nafuti nafuti!

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    • The man has already failed. Just yesterday grade nine exams were in shambles. Is that not failing?

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    • Madam vice president, it seems the 14.6% inflation rates are not affecting people like you who are well insulated by state buying power. For sure power corrupts and our dear mother has stop seeing that malnutrition is back with full force.

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    • @Nubian Princess ———-

      When a President has no solutions to economic recession,does not even know what an “economic recession” IS, and is only MAKING IT WORSE, better find a new President very, very quickly!

      Before he BORROWS even more and sinks the country into MASSIVE DEBT that can never be repaid and leave future generations in poverty!

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    • You are right madam, the negative but true reports are coming from people who are not happy with your administration for messing up our country.

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    • [email protected] Suntwe…..
      …..obviously my dear Suntwe you must be below 18 and your mum is in her early 30s…still looking smooth, fresh and beautiful…..the VP is a mother to your father’s age mates…wait until your mother attains the VP’s age, that is if she will ever be, and someone describes her the same way you just did…..I’m afraid you are out of context…this site is form mature intelligent people…you have come to a wrong site mate….grow up man….

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    • Finding a new president might be part of the solutions. A new president might be more open to the proposals instead of labeling as bitter anyone who tries to offer advice.

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    • @Nubian Princess, in this case, a new President is part of the solution! In Australia, they have just deposed their Prime Minister as part of the solution.
      Please, let us get someone with a vision as part of the solution to our problems.

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    • Dear Nubian Princess.

      Allow me to remind you of of a couple of important points about ZAMBIA.

      In my Zambia, the President:
      1. Appoints Ministers, District Commissioners and all key political appointees
      2. Appoints Permanent Secretaries and all heads in the Key civil service positions
      3. Appoints Defence and all service Chiefs
      4. Appoints Chief Justice, Supreme Court Justices and all key judiciary posts
      5. Appoints Parastatal heads, commission chiefs, etc.

      The President can single handedly decree which day can become a Public Holiday, Create districts, divide provinces.

      The President can single handedly close down a company, bring or chase an investor, re-organise any sector he so wishes

      A president can ………

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  2. I agree the solution is not a new President, if HH had won in January would the Zambezi and Kafue rivers be full ,would the price of copper gone up??,

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    • Did you know that the dam gates were opened for two weeks just because they were told the dam wall is collapsing go and double check this and prove me wrong.Also the Chinese equipment installed at the power plant use more water than ever before

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    • No they will not be full,BUT with competent personnel /engineers appointed to run ZESCO ,the situation would have been much better unlike in the current situation where incompetent corrupt cadres are running ZESCO.
      In addition HH and UPND would have found temporary measures to mitigate the effects.Instead of spending money on by elections and overseas trips,Money would have been spent on buying generators for schools and Health institutions.

      WHAT WE NEED IS LEADERSHIP IN THIS CRISIS AND NOT PUBLICITY STUNTS OF GOING ROUND THE MARKETS BUYING DRIED FISH.

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  3. Sorry, he has already failed. How does he address Mopani Management through a public rally? How does he engage business partners like that?
    On the positive results of the national day of prayer, am yet to see! So far the insults, enemity from PF has continued (no reconciliation), loadshedding hours have been increased, inflation going up, exchange rate worsening, more problems in mining sector, etc. Biggest frustrating statement on every PF lips: “all problems in Zambia are global problems, so don’t worry it’s we are not the only ones suffering”. A very child*ish way of giving excuses!

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  4. Kkkkkk;ati by the grace of God;kkkkk;ati Lungu won’t fail despite…;Lungu failed madam long time ago!Bo-Wina your Lungu is not humble,he’s clueless,lazy,dull & arrogant.Yours Madam is a government of dull shameless lairs;its a failed project!Believe me Madam,Lungu won’t win next year as yours is a failed one term party.In anycase,Lungu knows that he will not qualify to have his gratuitous after his one year & 7months circus of a rule!PF regime has really made a great history in Zambia of being the worst & most useless regime ever to have been allowed to preside over Zambia’s affairs for one trickery term!

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    • Madam Wina, don’t listen to these godforsaken sadists, they don’t know how government runs they are like Israelists who tortured Moses in the desert crying for manna all the time! Solutions for Zambia’s crisis are on the way no matter how long they take, Zambians need to be patient else Somalia will be a far better country than Zambia.

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  5. Lungu will be booed next year terribly in most parts of the for being the dullest & visionless president ever to rule Zambia for less than 2years!It will really be difficult to canvass for votes next year in morest progressive & radical regions of Zambia!PF will surely experience a much difficult campaigning year of their lives!These booings towards them will be worse & replicated countrywide,workup Bo-Wina & smell the coffee Madam,you are a sham of a party in power,very useless to the core!

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    • HH twalimukana! There is nothing special about this chap who apparently has brainwashed some few tribesmate.
      There is no crisis in Zambia, and the economy hasnt collapsed. The fact the price of copper is at $5,200 per metric tonne does not mean that there is a problem. The problem here is you the stup1dy chaps in UPND who are conniving with the so called “investors” to try and manipulate the prices of essential commodities.
      We all know that the money HH borrowed in January 2015 when he cheated the lenders that he was going to be elected president of Zambia is hard to find and they are on his neck. So the man has devised unworkable strategies with these lenders to try and make it look like PF has failed.
      Mwebaka chalo, know this, the owners of money HH borrowed in January 2015 are on…

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  6. @Red Square
    You are just politicking, as far as Zesco is concerned ECL has done a commendable job,the current MD is the one who started the loadshedding upon realising that the water levels are low unlike the previous one who just continued to pump water. And give us the names of the cadres you claim are running Zesco because the current MD is a fully qualified engineer and so is the head of Generation and Distribution. The increase in tariffs has been done so that we bring in more players on the Generation side. Ba UPND you are liars and just want to come and loot sorry it won’t happen you are losing again

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    • Are you the only one who is getting full benefits from a failed leadership. It is not a question of staying in power even when you have no solutions? This is what is called power hungry. Such leadership is very dangerous because they want to remain in power for their own personal benefits.
      NO politics on the issues of life and death but it looks/we have been outnumbered by the so many f00ls……Bread from K4.50 to K10 and you are still saying Ifintu Ni…………….Kutomola zina nikulakwa.

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  7. Comment: bitter pipo will always criticize anything,they can’t see what’s good or bad,to them everything is bad. To them the price of copper is high on the international market.

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  8. “Lungu is humble”. Sarcastic! Will humility really place a plate of food on the table for a needy child? Also, prayers without actions is all in vain. Leadership is about a bold, vibrant, robustic, issue-based and all-round mindset. Unless you change the rules of your game, you will receive the shock of the year come 2016.

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    • The only reason the “humble” Lungu ‘will not fail’ is because he is a president of country whose citizens are timid and/or docile. A citizenry that is incapable of taking its leaders to task even when things are going wrong. What Zambia needs is a knowledeable president not a humble clueless character. Prayers will not achieve any economic success. The only thing they will achieve is to have a more docile population to be cheated and used by politicians in the ruling party. We saw it UNIP and MMD days. And now we are seeing it under PF.

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  9. Luitumezi musali muhulu kwamazwi amina akulumba bo Lungu, kono pili mubone batu mwaminzi mobapilela. Mina musweli mwaca kazazi halalu kapa hane mane zemwi mwayumba, when a villager who wakes up at 02 to go and que to cast a vote for you at a place with a distance of 7-8km away on foot, slept without food to eat last night but kept awake the whole night bcoz he/she wants to go and cast a vote for u, today, thats the person who is being cheated to say Lungu will stabilize everything despite the econom, what do u mean madam? Old as u are madam, put yourself in these innocent people’s shoe and see if u can feet in. You are cheating those who never went to school not someone educated like u.

    Madam, this time even a newbaby would surely see and know that nothing is good in Zambia. You are…

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  10. Lungu has ALREADY FAILED!

    His incompetence, ignorance and stupidity is what HAS CAUSED Zambias economy to collapse.

    These rubbish statements PROVE that Wina is just another one of Lungus MISTAKES! CLUELESS appointment as VP that is just as dull as Lungu.

    Zambia is a mess because of NO PLAN and NO VISION by PF since 2011.

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  11. cont…..
    your salary is ready, what we know is that you pend on allowances of your unstable travellings doing nothing but just cheating us poor people who are out there struggling to get a bag of m/meal for my family at K90 and on nkongole since am not yet paid as a teacher.
    Madam, think twice and remember that the God you calling in vain is seeing whatever is happening and will one shut up your cheating mouth. Careful ba PF!

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  12. Madam Inonge u shud be going in typical rural areas where u wud believe how people are suffering not fa Mongu, Sesheke or Mwandi where people are able to eat breakfast, lunch and supper as you do, go stay with those people for 2 days and feel the way they feel.

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  13. This article reminds me of a certain man whose son failed to make it to another level after examinations and he went on to say my son can’t fail but when you look at the result transcripts it shows that the son had actually lamentably failed. That’s the case with our VP because indicators are giving us true picture of what is happening yet she still says something else. Don’t be scared of loosing positions you hold, just say the truth and you shall be saved from the wrath of zambian people…

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  14. Zambia’s problems are simply due to the lack of leadership. Lungu is clueless and the only thing positive is having a woman Vice President to empower women. The idea of prayer bearing fruit is equally folly. How can you say that the President is humble and means well by Zambians? Is humbleness a new metaphor for good governance? The country is a mess and you should be ashamed to even try reassuring people that things will be ok. You have thick heads like Kambwili that use their backside to think and you expect global confidence in the way you run the country? The country needs a new driver and the sooner this Lungu hands over his driving papers the better for Zambia. You have sold Zambia to China on the grounds their economic prowess which has stagnated now. The effects on your…

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  15. ….delusional approach has resulted in Zambians suffering to the extent of starvation! What has your government done to gain investor confidence….prayer and humbleness? The prayer ideology was just a campaign ploy to gain a sympathy vote and capitalising on the gullibility of the blinded fools who in this case are the majority voters in Zambia. Sit down somewhere bo Inonge!

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  16. Point of correction Madamme, Lungu failed even before he started – first rule of leading others is: know where you are/want to go. Lungu said he had no vision, and where are we now – in the ditch (of useless Kwacha and high inflation).

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  17. I thought these morons were saying everything is under control? Now that the reality has downed on you, you realize just how deep rooted PFs mismanagement of the economy has gone. Madam you have no shame but to bluntly accept that you have failed at the same time asking for investors to come and invest in a mismanaged economy?
    Its like after stealing you go and tell the judge to ignore your crime and ask for reformation before you do your time. Simply put you have failed, either you ask for help through an indaba or you resign on moral grounds.

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    • Good point dead u5 suppota!

      Can we please have the RIGHT to a postal vote for all Zambians in diaspora included in the new CONSTITUTION???

      All TRUE Zambians must have a say in how the country is run, where ever they are in the world!

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    • Don’t worry about the people in the Diaspora. They sleep with full stomachs.

      Beware of the HUNGRY PEOPLE here in Zambia. And the know what to do in 2016. Trust me

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  18. …atleast I will give her credit for categorically admitting that thing are really bad and that the economy is on its knees…this is an example of right hand doing something which the left hand doesn’t know….in the other room of the same house, the other cadres are busy complimenting what someone has done in only 10 months and that the economy is just fine……..I wonder what sort of concrete MCS used to cast Chikwanda at the MoF….its definitely not Dangote or Chilanga because he could have been easily exhumed long time ago……I look at the pictures showing the so called mammoth rallies in Kitwe with dismay…..wondering if those people I’m seeing have the same or similar grey/gray matter I have between my ears…

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  19. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way (John Maxwell). Now, by his own admission, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has zero vision for the country! The question I would ask Inonge to answer is this, given that Lungu has no vision, where will he derive the capacity and the will to rally men and women of Zambia to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence and thus development? I think mukwae Inonge wa kapotoloha kacacani! You’re seeing thinks that are not there.

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  20. Bo Inonge, Lungu has already failed. Zambia under Lungu and PF is a failed nation! Anything further than this failure people will perish!

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  21. Bo Inonge, the humbleness that Lungu posses is only in the PF and your own eyes, minds and hearts! Only yesterday or so he was insulting the Union in Kitwe ati balitupa! Grandma Inonge, eat whilst you can and be content with yourself but do not insult our intelligence by telling us that Lungu is humble. As a nation, we cannot eat and survive on fake humbleness!

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  22. So Amos chanda managed to give his girlfriend Abigail Chaponda from the Post his former job at the UK high commission…

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  23. Manchester United 0:3 Arsenal. its like making the following statement Manchester united wont fail to win the game despite being three goals down. hahahahaha

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  24. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. — Harry S. Truman. Just how Bo Inonge thinks a man line Lungu devoid of any vision can bring progress to the country truly vexes me deeply.

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  25. Surely, she wants to keep her job. Please understand her. That is the way it goes in politics you must know by now.

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    • In other words she is merely bootlicking. Actually the whole Zambian cabinet is made up of bootlickers. This is the reason why the country is going downhill economically. Prices of commodities are being increased at more than 100% in zambian shops everyday. What a country!

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  26. Inonge is responsible for Edgar ‘brain dead’ Presidency. She single handed Lu put him up as the nominated one. She should carry this blame on shoulders for misleading the nation!

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  27. Inonge is responsible for Edgar ‘brain dead’s’ presidency. She single handedly put him up as the nominated one to secure her VP role. For this reason alone, this selfish old woman who deserves to be archived together with Chikwanda should be blame for the predicament of incompetence Zambia is going through.

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