Vice President Inonge Wina (r )receives former Rainbow party North-Western province vice secretary Jones Kikuma (c ) as Patriotic Front deputy spokesperson Fr Frank Bwalya ( second left) looks on at Solwezi airport on Friday. Picture by BETRAM KAOMA /ZANIS
Vice President Inonge Wina (r )receives former Rainbow party North-Western province vice secretary Jones Kikuma (c ) as Patriotic Front deputy spokesperson Fr Frank Bwalya ( second left) looks on at Solwezi airport on Friday. Picture by BETRAM KAOMA /ZANIS

VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina says the Patriotic Front (PF) will ensure gender balance in the selection of parliamentary candidates to contest seats on the ruling party ticket in this year’s general elections.

And Mrs Wina was yesterday treated to a rousing welcome by PF enthusiasts at the party secretariat in Lusaka, where she went to address them.

Mrs Wina told journalists shortly before addressing a horde of cadres that the PF will ensure gender balance when time for selecting parliamentary candidates comes.

“We want gender balance when we start looking for candidates to contest parliamentary seats as well as other portfolios,” Mrs Wina said.

The Vice-President said she went to the PF secretariat to encourage party officials to sensitise people on the need to vote.

“We want our officials to educate people on the importance of voting. People must understand that participating in an election is one way of strengthening democracy,” she said.

Mrs Wina, who is also PF vice-president, said the PF leadership wants the party to remain united and to continue recruiting new members.

“I am here to engage our party members and to encourage them to continue with mobilisation so as to consolidate the party structures because there have been a lot of movements into the party,” Mrs Wina said.

Meanwhile, PF enthusiasts gave Mrs Wina a thunderous welcome when she arrived at the party secretariat at 14:30 hours.

Her security detail was upped as scores of cadres cheered and sang songs of solidarity.
PF secretary-general Davies Chama and his deputy, Mumbi Phiri, welcomed Mrs Wina.

PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya was also present.

After greeting the senior party officials, Mrs Wina proceeded to greet women who were singing, much to their excitement.

Mrs Wina later held a closed-door meeting with the party officials.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Wina, which method are you going to use to guarantee gender balance? Give all equal chances and let the best man/ woman win. Reserving certain seats for them will be gender imbalance. Let qualifications and integrity work out for them.

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  2. I thought she IS Zambia’s ?? Vice President!!!

    But alas she is already campaigning for PF. Misplaced priorities. And here WE are the gullible ZAMBIANS watching these morons abusing our tax monies. Just one flight to Solwezi cost so much that this money could be channeled somewhere else e.g. Repairing the water sanitation system at Kitwe Central Hospital etc.

    The sad part is that PF won’t be removed using the ballot. Lungu and his minions will RIG this election.

    We should find other means of bringing ka Lungu and his group of bums down.

    My heart bleeds to see such intolerance. Flew home 2011 and voted RB out. And 01-2016 Lungu is talking of an alliance with MMD. What a joke. And this Nevers was running battles with RB. Quite confusing.

    Balilya umupola bafikala. Let’s…

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