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President Lungu directs Secretary to the Cabinet Speed up with Gender Equality Commission

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President Lungu with Vice-President Inonge Wina arrive during the PF Women Fundraising Breakfast at InterContinental Hotel in Lusaka on Saturday, February 2016 -Picture by EDDIE MWANALEZA
President Lungu with Vice-President Inonge Wina arrive during the PF Women Fundraising Breakfast at InterContinental Hotel in Lusaka on Saturday, February 2016 -Picture by EDDIE MWANALEZA

President Edgar Lungu has directed Secretary to the Cabinet and relevant government ministries to speed up the setting up of the Gender Equality Commission.

And the Head of State has maintained that he will no doubt adopt a female Running Mate ahead of the August 11th general Elections.

Speaking during the commemoration of International Women’s Day in Lusaka, President Lungu says the setting up of the Gender Equality Commission will help in addressing the inequalities that hinder women in national development.

President Lungu says in order to show the commitment that the PF government has for women; the PF will adopt 40 percent of women in the forthcoming elections.

The Head of State has since directed the PF structures at all levels to adhere to this principle in adopting the women.

President Lungu has since challenged other political parties to state clearly their agenda in supporting women.
Speaking at the same function, Gender Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says her ministry has put up many programs aimed at empowering women in the country in line with the amended constitution.

She says the challenge lies with women themselves to rise up and take part in national development.
Speaking earlier, UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan says Zambia’s new constitution already contains significant progression in respect of rights of women and goals.

And Non Governmental Coordinating Council (NGOOCC) Chairperson Sarah Longwe says political violence is causing women to stay away from politics and thus the need to curb this negative vice so that women can freely participate in politics.

This year’s International Women’s Day is commemorated under the theme ‘Planet 50 -50 by 2030; Step it up for gender equality’.

15 COMMENTS

    • SO YOU WANT HIM TO bully and DICTATE LIKE hh & gbm … a good leader like Lungu delegates and expect results…

    • But surely, no one listens to this guy anymore…not even his panga yielding cadres. They have continued to terrorise citizens with impunity. I sometimes it has not dawned on Edgar that he is republican president and not just PF president

    • @ In The
      A well run company does not need orders or directives as everyone knows their role…directing juniors to speed up in every project speaks volumes about how chaotic your organisation is run!!

    • So you do not know what a company director’s is. Its no to sit and watch but to direct the company ( the employees )… not to do the work themselves, or to just sit and watch.

    • What crap from chagwa, if he were serious with gender equality, why not adopt 50% women as candidates – simply, the “jamieson” talking!!

      #Chagwamustfall!!

      Vote UPND 11/8/2016

      I thank you!!

    • @In the
      If you have a clear laid road map and objectives…orders and directives are pointless when everyone is working in synergy…you can not see the point I am alluding at because mediocrity and myopic leadership has become the norm in our country.

    • President Lungu has since challenged other political parties to state clearly their agenda in supporting women.

      Mr President be informed that the other political parties are not obliged in any way to respond to your call. That approach is yours to fulfill as you have imposed on your party. Your scheme to get cheap votes from women won’t work. Just inform the nation what you are doing to address the economic hardships our mothers are facing, due to your poor economic policies of raising fund through borrowing at every opportunity.

  1. Some of these commissions are just a drain on our resources. The current scenario is just perfectly fine to me, no one is discriminated in Zambia based on gender.

    • except gbm’s wife.
      discriminated upon by her husband who happens to be the vice president of upnd, a party aspiring to lead this country.
      if the vp is a convicted wife batterer and is highly regarded by the party he is leading, then where does that live his president?
      birds of the same feather….

  2. Lungu thinks that by calling for women to take up leadership will win their hearts. He is only troubling himself. He has failed and so who can agree to give him another term of hell. Every one has felt the pinch of heat under his leadership. People are really suffering and feel pity for my country. Only an exchange of leadership will help us.

  3. WHATS THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL? HAS THE PF AND LUNGU TAKEN CARE OF LOAD SHADING? THE SPORADIC SHORTAGES OF FUEL STILL GOING ON.GBM ARRESTED FOR NO GOOD REASON EXCEPT BECAUSE HE IS IN OPPOSITION AND KAINGU TREATING UNZA AND CBU LIKE HIS OWN KANTEMBA. THIS IS CALL TO ACTION. ALL UNZA AND CBU STUDENTS THE TIME IS HERE AND THE TIME IS NOW. WE MUST USE THE BALLOT BOX AND GET RID OF LUNGU, PF AND KAINGU!!!!!

  4. 40% women you will see how fast you will crumble ask ADAM mu bible….how he ran away from his master due to women.

  5. This lazy gu, good for nothing. Just full of talk no action. Mealie Meal is now K100 and he flys to commission a small solar powered milling plant in Solwezi that is the size of a hammer mill in Garden compound that can only produce 20 bags a day. Next week you will hear him flying back to Solwezi to open a shopping mall. What a loss and the waste president to Zambia. Only crooks and theives like him will admire his leadership.
    3 months ago he directed that Presidents dont get houses from the Government. Has it ben done.

  6. Arm chair critics truly have no understanding of leadership. They are usually being supervised. What a shame!

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