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 says Government has resettled over 4,000 miners who were laid off in the mining sector and provided them with land to engage in agriculture.

Speaking when she featured on the Sunday Interview on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) television, Mrs Wina said it is unfortunate that so many people lost jobs on the Copperbelt despite Government’s efforts to engage the mines early last year to minimise or prevent job losses.

And Mrs Wina condemned the political violence in the country over the recent past.
“The incidence of political violence has increased because those who are engaged in the act do not realise the damage they are putting on the country, especially in the area of attracting investors,” Mrs Wina said.

She said it is important for Zambians to realise that Zambia is known to be a peaceful country globally and that this reputation should be protected.

Mrs Wina said politicians who think that violence can help their political parties to grow are doing a disservice to the country.

And the Vice-President said Government is taking precautions to ensure that people do not starve as a result of the devastating drought that has hit most parts of the country.

“We have streamlined the distribution or sale of maize to millers. We have also expanded the agricultural sector in the northern parts of the country by encouraging farmers to plant crops like beans, cassava and other legumes that can survive,” Mrs Wina said.

She said Government is in the process of importing maize to cushion the grain deficit.
Mrs Wina said the national strategic reserves are still intact but the reserves will not last up to 2017.

She said Government is now looking at increasing agriculture production to include growing other crops like coffee, rice, cashew nuts and expanding other sectors such as animal husbandry.

The Vice-President said Government will buy up to over 2,000 solar-powered hammer mills which will be distributed throughout the country to help reduce the price of mealie-meal.

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  1. The pf government makes me sick with there yapping. No ex miner has been given any land for resettlement. Bunch of useless cabinet ministers in government.

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    • Arthur Wina must be turning in his grave!
      He would never have allowed his wife to be PF! nor would he have allowed her to be a typical lier & political manipulator!
      Don’t argue! How did Lungu find himself PF President? Who chaired those caucus meetings with selected mambers at government complex. It was Inonge. That’s how she was repaid with Veep post only for 16 months.

      She is a hardcore lier cos no miner has been resettled. They are all with us. Take TV camera where they are resettled for us to believe. 4000 miners resettled in 30 days? That’s a miracle!
      She also lied NWP will be connected to nat.grid this year when the road works are dragging for decades!

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      Arthur Wina must be turning in his grave!
      He would never have allowed his wife to be PF! nor would he have allowed her to be a typical lier & political manipulator!
      Don’t argue! How did Lungu find himself PF President? Who chaired those caucus meetings with selected members at government complex & Mulugushi Pangas conference. It was Inonge. That’s how she was repaid with Veep post only for 16 months.

      She is a hardcore liar cos no miner has been resettled. They are all with us. Take TV camera where they are resettled for us to believe. 4000 miners resettled in 30 days? That’s a miracle!
      She also lied NWP will be connected to Nat.grid this year when the road works are dragging for decades!

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  2. Where have these miners been resettled? What facilities are available and how much land has each miner been allocated.

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  3. All respect for this woman has been lost. As old as she is, lying? I know she’s not perfect but damnn, she really puts in effort to come up with lies.

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  4. What is the truth on maize imports? Lubinda seems to be looking at different numbers from his bosses.
    Typical PF fashion of confusion

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  5. Listening to these guys one would get the impression everything is all rosey in the country and therein lies the problem, lack of honesty. We have the VP saying there will be maize imports, agric minister conflicting this statement..who do we believe? And I can assure you had land for 4000 miners been allocated they would have made sure we knew about it through Deadnbc, times ect.

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  6. Show us the pictures of re-settled miners. or have they just been given a piece of bushland each and you call it resettlement? Also give us the names and phone numbers of these resettled miners. Some of us would love buy off land from them, cheaply of course. Shimaini cant do any agriculture. He is used to quick money

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    Arthur Wina must be turning in his grave!
    He would never have allowed his wife to be PF! nor would he have allowed her to be a typical lier & political manipulator!
    Don’t argue! How did Lungu find himself PF President? Who chaired those caucus meetings with selected members at government complex & Mulugushi Pangas conference. It was Inonge. That’s how she was repaid with Veep post only for 16 months.

    She is a hardcore liar cos no miner has been resettled. They are all with us. Take TV camera where they are resettled for us to believe. 4000 miners resettled in 30 days? That’s a miracle!
    She also lied NWP will be connected to Nat.grid this year when the road works are dragging for decades!

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  8. So 4000 miners have turned into a subsistence farmers overnight? PF please stop using this old lady by misinformation. ..what schemes had they put in place to train these miners…does this government have a cooperative scheme Bo Inonge you are a disgrace. ..do not tarnish your husband’s name by prostituting yourself to these lazy people!!

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  9. It is sad news to hear that the country’s reserves will not last until 2017. To me it simply means that all the country’s reserves will be gobbled up in the general elections!!! MY FELLOW ZAMBIANS PREPARE TO TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS AFTER ELECTIONS. YOU HAVENT SEEN SUFFERING YET!!

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