Vice President Inonge Wina delivering her key note speech during the Official opening of Mukukutu Health Post in Nalolo District, Western Province
Vice President Inonge Wina
VICE President Inonge Wina has said poverty can be fought through hard work by every individual.

Ms Wina said if people continue to put efforts together nothing was always impossible in the fight against poverty at all levels.

The Vice President said in a speech read on her behalf by Eastern Province acting Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa during Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) Women’s World celebration held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata yesterday.

“Let us always remember that poverty can be fought through hard work by every individual and in this case we are talking about you the womenfolk to continue to encourage each other and working together and promote unity through the implementation of activities that have an economic impact on the lives of the people,” she said. She said the Government’s concerted fight against poverty was an on-going process.

Ms Wina commended DMI and its collaborators for creating hope for the people of Eastern Province more especially among women. She said the Government and the Church shall continue working in partnership for the betterment of the humanity.

The Vice President said the activities of the Catholic Church have always embarked on of organising women through DMI which demonstrates how much they care about humanity in the Country.

“May I also state that as Government we take joy and always appreciate the good relationship that has continued under the leadership of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the Catholic Church in Zambia,” she said.

Ms Wina said it was good that DMI have come up with a number of development programmes for women such as formation of self-help groups and federation, women leadership, capacity building, community health, economic empowerment, micro credit programme for women, adult literacy and alternative livelihood programme.

She said it was also good that DMI has gone further by growing up with development programmes for children such as value education for school education, children parliament, rural study centre, educational assistance for poor children and sponsorship and scholarships for children’s education.

Ms Wina said it was gratifying that the women were able to sustain themselves economically.

She said the Government had always encouraged women in Zambia to venture more into the small and medium enterprises as one way of alleviating poverty and contributing to economic development of the Country.

She said women have a key role to play in reducing poverty in the Country and setting up enterprises was the first step towards prosperity as opposed to depending on handouts.

Speaking earlier DMI Eastern Province Programme Coordinator Sister Fatima Jacintha Rani said through micro credit, poverty levels have reduced hence women were able to send their children to school and eat three balanced diet foods per day.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Shut up you old goat. Work hard when there are no opportunities in a country lead by visionless leaders and geriatics like you???? You are a dinosaur for sure and this country will remain poor and the people will remain impoverished.

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  2. The illegitimate Lungu govt is not creating an enabling environment for the economy to grow and create jobs and other opportunities. With no vision and knowledge to run a modern functioning economy the Zambian economy is going no where with Lungu in power.

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  3. This ancient zinjathropous looking woman is boring and doesn’t motivate any one. A vice president should give practical solutions and not telling people obvious text book theories like she is a teacher from isoka. Zambia has gone to dogs. Some of my foreign friends who lived in Zambia before pf are visiting and are shocked at how things have become bad. They would rather visit Ghana or Namibia

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  4. This ancient zinjathropous looking woman is boring and doesn’t motivate any one. A vice president should give practical solutions and not telling people obvious text book theories like she is a teacher from isoka. Zambia yasila . Some of my foreign friends who lived in Zambia before pf are visiting and are shocked at how things have become bad. They would rather visit other African nations

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  5. This ancient ape looking woman is boring and doesn’t motivate any one. A vice president should give practical solutions and not telling people obvious text book theories like she is a teacher from village. Zambia yasila . Some of my foreign friends who lived in Zambia before pf are visiting and are shocked at how things have become bad. They would rather visit other African nations

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  6. Leaders (if one can call them that) should think of statements they make before they make them.

    Just how hard does she want our womenfolk to work? I will have you know madam vice president that our poor mothers work up before 4am to go for vegetable orders(yes the same vegetables your team went to view in Israel). They then are ripped off by big people in their GX’s who bargain to buy these vegetables for nothing not because they cannot afford what the mothers are asking but because they are greedy. What these mothers need are good policies by your gov’t to help them get decent lives from their hard work. With a woman and a mother as 2nd most powerful person in the land this should have been a given but YOU madam have failed the women and mothers of the nation.

    The situation is…

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  7. Cont’d:

    The situation is not any different for those women who are known to be hardworking and to who the girl child should look up for inspiration. When they are not being physically assaulted and almost raped in their own radio stations by the police then they are being physically assaulted at their own homes with young children watching and subsequently thrown into police cells without any charge, or a horde of panga carrying youths are sent to their places of work to try and harm them for simply doing the work their association elected them to do.

    Sadly in all this YOU Madam vice President remained loudly MUTE. Not a single word.

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  8. Kaunda had subsidies, coupons and other incentives he gave to the people and not just cadres including MMD, then you came to power and scrapped subsidies that we meant to help the people and now poverty has increased. You thought MMD and UNIP were foolish to have such in place, now you see what is happening. The people are not reaping any benefits, the initiatives you mentioned only benefit a few select people and not the whole general population.

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  9. The WOMAN in the second highest position jn the Nation is not even in Zambia on Womens’ day. The speech is read by a MAN. Well done Zambia

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  10. THIS OLD GOGO SHOULD NOT TALK OF HARD WORK TO ERADICATE POVERTY. WHAT IS SHE DOING TO LEND A HAND TO HER FELLOW WOMEN TO ENABLE THEM DO SOMETHING? HER ROADSIDE MARKETS HAVE DISAPPEARED AS SOON AS SHE GAVE WOMEN MONEY DURING CAMPAIGNS. SHE THIS INONGE WATCHED A WOMEN STRIPPED IN FRONT OF HER AND MADE NO COMMENT, ANOTHER WAS SHOT BY HER PARTY CADRES AND SHE SAID NOTHING NEITHER DID THE FIRST LADY. WHAT CRAP ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. IN FACT ANYTIME YOU EMPTY VESSELS IN GOVERNMENT OPEN YOUR MOUTHS TO VOICE YOUR IGNORANCE THE MORE WE DISLIKE YOU. BUNCH OF HOPELESS PEOPLE.

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  11. This is old woman is not supposed to hold public office . What ever she says don’t make sense. She is just wasting taxpayers money. Days are numbered for these people!

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  12. God has created opontunities by giving us free land and five senses but we dont just want to use them instead we depend on government for everything.

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