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 cautioned politicians against politicising the Barotseland Agreement in their pursuit of power.

Mrs. Wina says the Barotseland Agreement requires discussion among stakeholders.

The Vice President pointed out that President Edgar Lungu has guided that the issue of the Barotseland is not dead and will be discussed at the right time.

She said this in response to a question raised by the Lukulu West Member of Parliament Misheck Mutelo who sought the way forward on the Barotseland Agreement.

And Monze Central MP, Jack Mwiimbu also wanted to find out why the government has failed to honour the promise on the Barotseland Agreement.

Mrs. Wina however said the issue will be discussed by government and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, Mrs Wina says it is unfortunate that some people are bent on undermining the operations of the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ.

Mrs. Wina says the ECZ is a highly respected institution that should be allowed to freely carry out its mandate.

And the Vice President has reiterated that the commission has not yet chosen the company to print ballot papers for the 2016 general election.

Mrs. Wina was responding to Kabompo West Member of parliament Ambrose Lufuma who wanted to find out why the commission has insisted on printing ballot papers in Dubai despite the cost and opposition from most stakeholders.

Mr Lufuma also wanted to find out why government wants to take the printing of ballot papers to Dubai instead of using the printing company that has been used before in South Africa.

The Vice President however, added that the ECZ is an independent institution that should be trusted to handle the elections.

Meanwhile, Mpongwe MP Gabriel Namalumbe also wanted to find out why the commission is opting to use the printing company in Dubai which is going at a high cost yet the commission has not yet paid the people that were engaged in the voter registration exerc

The vice president however said there was no connection between the non-payment of the people that were engaged by ECZ in the voter registration exercise and the selection of the printing company.

Mrs Wina urged people to desist from politicking over the printing of the ballot papers saying the commission will carry out a transparent process in choosing the printing company.

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22 COMMENTS

    • Havoc in PF, now Inonge tells off boss Lungu who just told us that its Lungu & Litinga to resolve the thing agreement.

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  1. The Barotseland Issue should not be a briefcase affair, revisited only during election times. Why not resolve it once and for all?

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  2. She cautioned Politicians against politicising a political document that she herself was politicising in order to gain political mileage?

    Sometimes I ask myself whether they themselves actually believe themselves when they say stuff.

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  3. Zambians and Lozis in particular make me wonder!Kaunda is alive enjoying his birthday and at no pressure to sort out this agreement.He was there and is in a better position to guide the nation.I would advise president Lungu to drag his feet over this issue.Wait for KK either die or be too old to deal with it and tell the people to go and sort it out with KK.Mugabe was told off by the new generation in the UK that they were not party to any deal with him. It was the old people who had a deal with him!No wonder the guy got so up set and grabbed farms.For the Lozis,and especially those activists,go to KK before he dies.We shall do a mugabe on you!

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    • @4 Ichishinka
      Are you sure? Sir Mwanawina III died in 1968. The very following year, 1969 Kenneth Kaunda reneged on the agreement they both had signed. Does that tell you something? Kenneth Kaunda signed the Agreement in bad faith. He never meant to keep his side of the deal. To this day, he is an unrepentant culprit – a crook, if you will.

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    • THESE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED IN BAD FAITH BY ALL SIDES WHO SIGNED. CECIL RHODES WANTED MINERAL RIGHTS THAT SPANNED AREAS INCLUDING BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, DR CONGO, ETC BESIDES CENTRAL, CB AND NW PROVINCES. THE BRITISH WHILE SUPPORTING THEIR KIND WHO HAD A CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO RAIL LINE AMBITION ALSO SAW IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO STRENGTH AND INCREASE THEIR IMPERIALISTIC INFLUENCE. WHILE THE LOZI WHO WERE PROMISED SECURITY BY THE BRITISH THROUGH CECIL RHODES DID NOT CONSULT OTHER TRIBES WITHIN AND ACROSS THE BORDERS OF ZAMBIA WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MISLEADING CECIL RHODES WHO THOUGHT POINTING AND “FALE”, MEANT AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO. I STRONGLY, SUSPECT THAT MAYBE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT DOES NOT EVEN EXIST AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE AT ALL. OR WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT WASN’T WHAT WAS…

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    • I STRONGLY, SUSPECT THAT MAYBE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT DOES NOT EVEN EXIST AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE AT ALL. OR WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT WASN’T WHAT WAS PRESENTED TO THE LITUNGA AND OTHER PARTIES. SO, TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT ALL HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN MUTE ON THE ISSUE. THEREFORE, MAYBE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT WILL BE FISHED OUT WHEN ALL SIGNATORIES ARE DEAD TO SAY: OKAY, HERE IS THE ORIGINAL PIECE OF PAPER- SORT IT OUT YOURSELVES.

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    • @ Peter

      Document EXISTS and is available to any researcher in Parliamentary Archive and NOT in Buckingham Palace.
      By the way, what the f*ck Cecil Rhodes has to do with Barotseland Agreement?
      Please, keep your ignorance within confinement of your inbreed 1mbecility

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  4. Inonge Wina is just continuing where her late husband, Arthur, and mulamu, Sikota, left off. The Winas are traitors of Barotseland. At least that enemy, Sata, decriminalised the ownership of the BA64 document. Inonge Wina with Lungu will bury this document again. How much more time do these PFools want? Wasn’t 5 years long enough?
    #ChagwaMustFall

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  5. Dirty UPND agenda if they win the elections. Hard-core tribalists are the majority of people behind the UPND party. The tribalism tag cannot be wished way because they the Tonga have created a tribal tag for themselves whether it’s in work places or the communities where they live. Take Mr Magande for example he is the man that sourced funding to persecute bembas and easterners between 2001 and 2008. That agenda has not died; given a chance they will still persecute the two major tribes. Someone needs to apologise.

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    • VERY TRUE 100%We Hard-core tribalists are the majority of people behind the UPND party. The tribalism tag cannot be wished way because they the Tonga have created a tribal tag for themselves whether it’s in work places or the communities where they live. Take Mr Magande for example he is the man that sourced funding to persecute bembas and easterners between 2001 and 2008. That agenda has not died; given a chance they will still persecute the two major tribes. Someone needs to apologise.

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  6. @Malambo,i 100% agree with you!!northerners and easterners must never dare to vote for hh in 2016 because we may suffer badly under his leadership(God forbid)!!!ALL VOTERS IN OUR VILLAGES IN THE NORTH AND EAST MUST BE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DANGER OF VOTING FOR HH!!LOOK HERE,WHAT WILL UPND ACHIEVE BY DIVIDING UNITED ZAMBIA?ONLY A F00LISH POLITICIAN CAN SUPPORT BATOTSELAND AGREEMENT!!!then over the printing of ballot papers,ECZ must be left alone and print ballot papers from Dubai or anywhere they want!!VERY POPULAR MICHAEL SATA REMOVED MMD FROM POWER IN 2011 AND FTJ CHILUBA REMOVED UNIP FROM POWER IN 1991 MINUS WORRYING ABOUT WHERE ECZ PRINTED BALLOT PAPERS!!UPND IS TOO SCARED ABOUT WHERE ECZ WILL PRINT BALLOT PAPERS BECAUSE THEY 100% KNOW THAT THEIR HH IS NOT AS POPULAR AS FTJ CHILUBA…

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    • @6 Eddy
      This, 50 plus years after independence and under the slogan: ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION!

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  7. This is the only message these empty tins are programmed to say…useless indeed…Bo Inonge you are a disgrace!!

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  8. @Eddy and @UPND for Tongas only.

    1. Magande was the Minister of Finance and not the President. 2. Are you saying investigating cases of corruption should not have taken place because some easterners and northerners were suspected?
    If your campaign is based on that then you are corrupt indeed and your minds are deprived.
    Is this the reason you are so scared of UPND? Fear that corrupt people will be punished?
    Perhaps HH should meet President Magufuli of Tanzania and pick up some tips. All thieves and criminals deserve to be in prison. Zambians please vote HH. Lungu would not agree with you too. To me he looks decent but is being used by crooks. Cartel stuff operating here.

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  9. eddy, should we by mistake bring tongas on corridors of power ala twanya. they prosecuted all of us. in fact i lost my job for 21 years because of bantu botatwe group, from then on, i cannot dare to vote for anyone near the corridors of power. i know some will say take the matter to court, but courts are very expensive in Zambia, so I forgot and sought for employment in south Africa where I was even promoted to full professor

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  10. Lozi’s are better than Tongas when it come to decisions, Tongas yababaaaa. whether educated or not, they are terrible

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  11. Madame, according to you, your boss and the rest of “Honorable” (LOL) “leadership” (LOL) statements, this are the issues which cannot be “politicized”:
    1. Barotseland Agreement;
    2. IMF bailout;
    3. Corruption;
    4. Incompetence;
    5. Political and medical tourism (by the way, have you reached platinum level with sky-awards?);
    6. Use of tax-payers money for “charitable” and “empowerment” campaign by Mrs. and Ms. Lungu;
    7. State organised and implemented maize smuggling operations;
    8. Barbaric performance of Zambian Police;
    9. Political servitude by top appointees of Judiciary;
    10. Hunger and destitution of majority of Zambians;
    11. Secretive purchase of helicopters and construction of Airbase to be used as transit point for ballots;
    12. Extreme poverty to richness beyond…

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    • 12. Extreme poverty to richness beyond imagination by members of Plunderers Federation;
      13. Uncounted Trillions of Kwacha from the Bonds issue;
      14. Lack of education;
      15. Destruction of economy………..

      Anything else we the People should not politicize?

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  12. Don’t politicize? Wait a minute, isn’t the Barotseland Agreement a political agreement? So if we cannot talk about it from a political perspective, how else shall we talk about it?

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