Inonge Wina gratified with work done by the defence and security wing

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Vice President Inonge Wina
Vice President Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina has expressed happiness at the work done by the Defence and Security wings in support of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) in the office of the Vice President.

Mrs. Wina said this is following the mobilisation of the defence and security wings in December 2017 by President Edgar Lungu to join the multi-sectoral emergency response team to fight the cholera outbreak in Lusaka.

Mrs. Wina has observed that since 30th December 2017, the defence wings have provided medical personnel and services, clean-up of solid waste in public places and drainages.

She said in addition, the defence forces have also mounted water tanks and delivery of portable water to cholera prone areas, burying of contaminated shallow wells as a safety measure and maintenance of law and order in Lusaka city.

Mrs. Wina further stated that because of these efforts Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD) is now very clean and conducive for conducting legalised businesses as compared to the time before the emergency response.

She said the cholera outbreak is almost contained in most affected areas and many lives have been saved through the services offered by defence and security medical personnel.

Mrs. Wina said many residents in cholera affected areas now have access to clean and safe drinking water, a prerequisite for preventing epidemics such as cholera.

She said the city of Lusaka is once again gaining the status of a clean city as it was designed to be.

Mrs. Wina has since called on citizens to value the services offered by men and women in uniform and other stakeholders, noting that cholera and other water borne diseases will continue to draw away funds meant for developmental projects into fighting epidemics which can easily be prevented.

“I have observed that so far the general public is happy about the cleanliness and safety experienced in corridors of Cairo, Cha Cha Cha and Lumumba Roads as well as markets which were an eyesore not too long ago. I am appealing for calm in view of the public and private schools, marketeers, farmers and suppliers of tradable goods and services who may be inconvenienced by measures undertaken by government in search of a long-lasting solution,” said Mrs. Wina.

Mrs. Wina has also thanked all stakeholders for the generous support and goodwill expressed towards the emergency in view of the positive response from residents of Lusaka, cooperating partners, the business community, faith based and religious organisations.

She has called upon political leaders across parties as well as traditional, religious and community leaders to work closely with government in maintaining the clean and safe environment in Lusaka city and across the country.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Permanent Secretary for Administration in the Office of the Vice President Stephen Mwansa.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. We hope Lusaka can continue on the stated path otherwise politicians are the ones that make cities dirty for trying to get a vote and look good to wrong doers. We all remember the vendors desk at state house by Kafupi for Kafupi. No wonder our countries are rightly called sh!thole countries just because of sh!tole leaders like Kafupi. It all stated with Kafupi. He took Lusaka mayor at that time to task for removing street vendors from the streets.
    Disaster!

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    • IFIKO MU LUSAKA TEFYELELO. FILTHY IN LUSAKA STARTED IN THE KK TIMES. IN SHORT THAT’S WHEN CHOLERA STARTED. IN FACT THIS WAS DUE TO AMAENDELE MU ZAMBIA TO APPEASE VOTERS. WITH AMAENDELE CAME SHANT COMPOUNDS OR ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS AROUND ALL CITIES AND TOWNS IN ZAMBIA. CULMULATIVELY, FILTHY LONG REACHED A TURNING POINT. KK WAS WORSE IN TRYING TO APPEASE VOTERS. KK DID NOT NEED APPEASING ZAMBIANS BECAUSE FROGS AND PIGS (SYMBOLS ) STOOD AGAINST HIM DURING ELECTIONS. THE END RESULT OF KK’s MACHINATION IS WHAT WE HAVE TODAY- SHANTIES AND DISEASES RESULTING FROM FILTHY STATE OF AFFAIRS.

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  2. Very good job defence officers I pray that you extend your services to cadres. It’s time they stopped appearing in your uniforms . Am proud of you and let no politician discredit you. If only you can stay longer in town centre Lusaka will never experience the dirty we wake up to every day. Proud to be Zambian.

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  3. Humpty Dumpty empty toilet tribal party is fuming as usual! Losers – ALWAYS! If HH went to Panama he can win there! That is where his money is! He mush have several mansions there! Maybe Three!

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  4. Bravo , Your Honor, the Vice President, Madame Inonge Wina. This is the response which should come from a Leader of Nation.
    Reported minor cases of unconfirmed indiscipline, by the military should not have taken center stage and overshadowed the fantastic and commendable work the military have done in Lusaka.
    The men and women in uniform , just like their civilian counterparts, are working under a biting economy, amid reported rampant Corruption and plundering of the National Wealth, by a few.
    Military personnel whose primary duty is to Fight, Defend and Protect Mother Zambia, were called upon to clean up and maintain law and order, which they exceptionally accomplished.
    Morale in the Military in Zambia, is at its lowest ebb; Our Military are the most lowly paid in Africa and the…

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  5. To defend and protect the territorial integrity of a Country. Chorela is among the many elements that undermines the integrity of Zambia. Withioit the effort from our defence and security wings, Zambia could have been closed in and ouy by now.

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