GENDER Minister Inonge Wina
Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina has said that it is regrettable the that United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership, particularly Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu has a low opinion on marketers and poor people trading on the streets.

Ms Wina said that the marketers deserve respect as they are human and constitute a large part of the voting population.

She was responding to Mr Mwiimbu’s debate on the Budget for the Public Service Management Division who lamented that some former marketeers without qualifications are serving as District Commissioners and other key government positions.

Mr Mwimbu said some District Commissioners only had birth certificates as their qualification.

But in response, Mrs Wina said selling in markets should not be used to disparage the qualified poor who also posses wisdom.

Ms Wina said the efficient public service is key to economic prosperity of any nation.

She told parliament yesterday that the Public Service Management Division will in the 2016 National budget continue with its mandate of human resource development in the public service.

Contributing to the debate Ikelenge member of parliament Elijah Muchima the PSMD should be run by civil servants.

Mr Muchima said such civil servant should systematically rise through ranks.

Meanwhile Tourism Minister Jean Kapata was ruled out by Speaker of National Assembly Dr . Patrick Matibini as she rose on the point of order to find out whether it was a requirement that only a Tonga should lead the UPND.

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52 COMMENTS

    • There should be respect for education, qualification & ability otherwise what is the point in spending so much effort & money on education? You might as well just rely on ‘humble’, ‘wisdom’ & ‘being anointed’ – strange world Africa is, strange indeed!

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    • It is now very clear Inonge has lost her faculties. Dementia is fairly common after 70 years.

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    • Being educated is not a guarantee of wisdom and hard work. thus why people spend time in side the classroom while others are making money. this don’t leave any inheritance for there children children but as the bible says a wise man will leave his inheritance to his childrens children.

      education is not in the 4 corners of the classroom but even in the society thus why Zambians can lough at ones grama and regard that person to be a failure because he/she can’t speak good English which is very immature, childish and lack of knowledge.

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    • She looks decent. I wish I could trust my vice president, but I don’t. After all that manipulation and tricks on the constitution to rule out Dr Scott!! No chance. Dr Scott has my respect. No comment on the President and his vice. Respect is earned.

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    • This woman. District Commissioners and other key government positions require skills above only a birth certificate as their qualification. Mr Mwiimbu was very clear as to what qualifications he meant. He didn’t mean marketeers who have qualifications and skills like Edith nawakwi had those days as a marketer. No wonder the PF is failing the economy and governance generally because they think anybody can do any job. That is why they appoint even illiterate people to run very critical organisations and departments e.g. Chikwanda can be considered illiterate in economics terms today as he is outdated.

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    • But when we point out that GBM has little education, you, UpDn supporters point out that because he is rich education is not every thing. So what has changed?

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    • She is an example of a wrong appointment if she can not understand Mwiimbu’s context! Hope by now she has re-examined her statement of political expediency noting fact that civil service jobs have minimal educational requirements or maybe Mwiimbu should have handed her a job description and qualifications that go with the DC position.

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    • WAIT!!! The Hon. Jean Kapata said .something in parliament! Wow!

      “Meanwhile Tourism Minister Jean Kapata was ruled out by Speaker of National Assembly Dr . Patrick Matibini as she rose on the point of order to find out whether it was a requirement that only a Tonga should lead the UPND.”

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    • No wonder the economy is sliding down at all records time. How can a Veep she it is okay to have a boss of a district with no education or relevant experience. No wonder the Bishop Chomba is a PS with no relevant education or experience to support his performance in the Ministry of Energy, now we have Chama who is the Board Chair for ZRL. Trully a cadre led govt it is.

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  1. What is sad Madam is that you cant get the sense that qualified people should be in Key and strategic positions to bring about development. He’s not insulting marketeers. There is no magis please PF. Can you get on an aircraft with an untrained pilot. Offcourse no. Simple logic. You PF guys are drinking and smoking bad stuff. Jesus Christ!!

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  2. The mortuary investor is at it again. Management is an art; even a marketeer can be a great manager

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  3. Ooooh!! my God. Then in Zambia what is the use of going to school.Why should we waste our hard earned resources for education’s sake?Like my friend above has already stated ,imagine having a farmer who has not trained in flying a plane as a pilot,and u comfortably get on board,where do u expect it to end?No wonder……………………pa Zed no I understand

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  4. Key positions for unqualified pipo, this is the PF way of running government. To work for any company in a key position, you need quoalications. Why should it be different for government? Has this woman been to school? She does not seem to understand the world today.

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  5. The Hon. Vice President has missed the point. Hon. Mwiimbu voiced his concern by sressing ‘without qualifications except a birth certificate’, and she does not see anything wrong with that. We surely headed for disaster with such reasoning!

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  6. Why does the shameless Vice President want to twist the main point, he didn’t say a marketer who is qualified can not be appointed but he meant those who have no single paper can not be DC

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  7. I DON’T SEE ANY SENSE OUT OF WINA’S RESPONSE. THIS OLD WOMAN IS DULL AND TIRED. HOW CAN ZAMBIA GROW WITH SUCH LEADERSHIP? PF KUYABEEBELE. PF UZAYENDA. PF KOZWAAWA. VIVA UPND VIVA!

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  8. I think she missed the point….civil service jobs have a minimum education requirement and are where vacancies exist supposed to be advertised and not just given to relatives. no wonder this party is a Perpetual Failure (PF).

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  9. PF at its best! Education is nothing, really Mrs Wina?
    They started by pitting the Church against their Opponents
    Then they resort to musicians
    Now they are going for marketeer’s support
    But, why are they so desperate, given that politics is a volunteer service!

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  10. This old woman doesn’t understand what education is. DCs are very important positions in government as they supervise the developmental programs in areas they operate from but in Zambia they have been politicised to the extent that there are now seen as a way of siphoning public funds by the ruling party PF. This woman whatever she speaks is useless. The other day she was saying Copperbelt is no go area for UPND and if this statements is taken seriously by PF cadres, they would start killing innocent Zambians just for her and her boss to remain in power. It is such people who must be held accountable when there is death. We don’t want to see this country go to what happened in Rwanda. Abash PF, HH 2016

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  11. ONLY IN A FAILED STATE DOES ONE PUT UNQUALIFIED PERSONEL IN POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE.
    Then this clueless bunch wonder why Zambia is promptly going to the D0gs??
    It is a blessing that the Visionless P.F, is bankrupt, otherwise they would start a national airline, & put Marketeers, & mposa- mabwe’s like Davies Chama & c.o to fly the aircraft.
    One can wonder what carnage would await such an airline.
    P.F, NEED TO GO!!!!

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  12. Levy Patrick (MHSRIP) is one president that endeavoured to use the best human resources available for the development of the country. He went far and wide to entice Zambians in the diaspora to come and manage strategic institutions like ZRA, NAPSA etc. The results were there for all to see. PF if you want results use the best available Zambian to do the work. Most of your appointments are on patronage and, to say the least, they leave a lot to be desired. But your schemes will not take you very far

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    • Ba Jose how is UPND showing desperation? Don’t you see that putting unqualified people in key positions is one of the reasons Zambia is facing all these economic problems? There are too many unqualified party cadres in government positions including your PF president.

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  13. Come to Aussie and see managers with licences as qualifications and yet supervising graduates. Education only works in Africa because the white man thinks you’re are low class human beings who needs education to reach an acceptable level of understanding things.

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    • That is passing on relevant experiences. I don’t think you will find a barman with a licence supervising science students.

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    • @HH Techilema: Do not misled people, some of us have worked in Australia and what you are saying is NOT true. It’s strange how we can expect Zambia to develop, if even the educated working in the Diaspora think education is not a pre-requisite to national development. At least you right on one thing, whites in Australia consider you as a low class human being.

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    • You are a fo.ol. Don’t you know that you have to qualify for that license, be it Law, nursing, CPA, even medicine or engineering you have to meet the qualification requirements for that license. So what license do you get without qualifying for it….lol.

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  14. Those who says education is not important should go to uneducated doctor for treatment, hire an uneducated lawyer to represent them, take their children to a school with uneducated teachers.

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  15. And what was this lunatic Jean kapata trying to achieve with that chainama mental hospita point of order? It’s good the speaker ruled her madness out of order

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  16. Mumbi Phiri…such an uncouth, repulsive person should be nowhere near that honourable house..but then again this is Zambia.

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  17. @MWINE MUNZI, you are absolutely right on UPND and their defence of GBM. UPND is full of contradictions and makes decisions purely on expediency. Just look at HH’s interaction with taxi and minibus drivers in Ndola the other day. HH literally went to bed with them for the votes, despite them clearly stating that they thought that RTSA was “victimising” them for breaching road traffic rules. Who does not know that after HIV Aids these same drivers are the largest cause of deaths by causing unnecessary accidents on our roads. We have lost our children, parents, relatives, and friends to these same drivers who HH sees only in terms of votes despite the blood on their hands!

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  18. If PF is that bad, then UPND will be badder if they get anywhere near political power.
    Fortunately people are seeing through them, and most important is that the regional DNA will always hang over thire heads like the sky.

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  19. As usual, tribal cadres wil always find a way of sneaking in tribalism. What’s tribal about jack mwimbu’s observation? Politics aside, Edgar and Inonge are where they are today because they went to school..the world is changing, look at job advertisements in the papers, the emphasis is on educational qualification and experience..where have you ever seen a job ad looking 4 a manager at any level without qualification? Even managing a marketing you need academic qualifications comrades. Let’s not confort ourselves because to the PF education is no longer an investment but a cost..wake up comrades and stop trivializing education

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  20. those are the results of picking a mushanga seller or sole sata for president..its iwee leta RDA ku state house, iwee peleni malawi fuel, iwee letakuno zamtel, iwee ndefwaya ukuya ku america na 250 cadres.. CNP.. chipantepante… aaaah. VIVA HH chabe… imwwe guys investors are waiting for HH to be president tamwishibe kanshi… come 24th september 2016, kwacha will appreciate from k68,97 to k5.14. viva hh watch and see.

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  21. What about Tongas who employ fellow Tongas, what do you have to say about that.

    I can never vote for a Tongas because they only look after each other as Tongas and employ Tongas.
    Non Tongas be ware, don’t vote for a Tonga coz you will lose your jobs to Tongas be fore warned

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  22. What about Tongas who employ fellow Tongas, what do you have to say about that.

    I can never vote for a Tongas because they only look after each other as Tongas and employ Tongas.
    Non Tongas be ware, don’t vote for a Tonga coz you will lose your jobs to Tongas be fore warned baliko serious nava matribe beve

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  23. The headline of the story could have been done better. Madam VP tried to twist the issue out of context but the story title is making it seem like UPND are the bad side….

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  24. What about Tongas who employ fellow Tongas, what do you have to say about that.

    I can never vote for a Tongas because they only look after each other as Tongas and employ Tongas.
    Non Tongas be ware, don’t vote for a Tonga coz you will lose your jobs to Tongas be fore warned.
    They are the worst with this cancer called tr. balism

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  25. What about Tongas who employ fellow Tongas, what do you have to say about that.

    I can never vote for a Tongas because they only look after each other as Tongas and employ Tongas.
    Non Tongas be ware, don’t vote for a Tonga coz you will lose your jobs to Tongas be fore warned

    Otherwise we are all Zambians although our friends cannot see beyond kraal/ noses

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  26. Ba Vice President- if education is not that important, why were you talking about the ..”Public Service Management Division continuing with its mandate of Human Resource development..”????!!!!

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  27. wrong position, madam is the head of planing what can she plan? no warder we have messed up as a nation bkoz we hv a wrong person in charge of planing . madam you’re too old can you retire pls.

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  28. Comment:U stupnd cadres,answer jean kapata’s question;is it a requirement that only a tonga should lead stupnd?Kikikikiki nafwi kunyiselu.

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  29. Madame, it is REALLY sad that you are unable to understand that so called “marketeers” are not contributing to tax revenue and instead are peddling mostly counterfeited goods contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Always trying to win endorsement from tax evaders at the expense of tax payers? Really sad.

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