Vice President Inonge Wina
Vice President Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina has assured the nation that it is government’s duty to ensure that citizens are protected in good and bad times.

Mrs Wina says President Edgar Lungu has constantly assured the public that no one will die of hunger or starvation in Zambia because government and its partners are working round the clock to address the situation.

She further said that government is fully aware that the current hunger situation experienced in some parts of the country arising from extreme droughts and flash floods require urgent and special attention.

Mrs. Wina reiterated that every decision made by government is and will always be in the best interest of the citizens and the nation at large and that the hunger situation is no exception.

She has reminded stakeholders calling for declaration of the hunger situation as a national disaster to be mindful that there are many considerations made before making such a declaration.

Mrs Wina further stated that concerns from various interest groups will be taken into account through the due process and established procedures, the result of which will be done in the national interest.

The Vice President stated that the nation will informed of the way forward at the earliest opportunity.

Mrs Wina has thanked the public for the patience and solidarity with government during this moment of need.

She further thanked stakeholders for the understanding that government is doing everything possible to address the hunger situation in the country.

Mrs Wina appealed to the members of the public to remain calm while government is providing both short and medium term solutions with the view of finding long term solutions.

This is according to a statement issued by Permanent Secretary for Administration in the Office of the Vice President Stephen Mwansa.

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  1. In southern province is govt is selling one bag 50kg @k110 per household monthly. This price subsidised.

    Let us politicise this situation. I heard a certain leader of named political party in his usual style making drama.

    His strategy is to see govt fail. And he’s always emotional charged and hes followers are cocked 24/7

    I won’t mention his name

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  2. How can Lungu say no one will die of hunger in Zambia? Do they monitor every household even in remote areas?

    This government needs to be responsible and show some urgency to avert countless loss of life due to hunger and the domino effect it is causing.

    How can old hen or Lungu know what hunger is?

    You get me?

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    • The Headline and content are discordant ….however the PF have a terrible history when it comes to reassurances e.g. the debt is manageable and is within 24% of GDP, we have enough grain to export without affecting our reserves, We shall rebuild City market very soon and catch the arsonists , the 1.2 billion dual carriageway is within costs etc. Ba PF bwafya bweka bweka oh! and the Classic …the economy is doing very well those that are stopping us from borrowing are detractors hehehehe!!!

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    • My heart goes to this old hen, because shes been used to say crap @ her age, the effects and result of dullness

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  3. Why cant some people ask this woman to rest. Its too much lets have a heart. It sounds funny when she says hunger is under control when you can see that she is also hungry herself. She looks malnurished. Sorry she just looks not that she is – dont misquote me!!!!
    Disaster!!!

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  4. Some people’s supreme leader has never been in government to know the procedures and consequences of declaring a national disaster. People who have never even been ward counselors have no experience in managing populations. PF government have representations in 65% of wards in the country to know what is happening at the grass root.Unfortunately Cattle heading is not the same as running government.

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  5. DOES THIS OLD LADY TAKE TIME TO TALK TO HER RELATIVES WHO ARE NOW SURVIVING ON WILD FRUITS IN WESTERN PROVINCE,LET HER ASK TASILA LUNGU WHO HAD GONE TO DONATE MEALIE MEAL .TO HER THINGS ARE ALRIGHT BECAUSE SHE IS BEING FEED BY THE TAX PAYERS.

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  6. HUNGER VS MALNUTRITION
    HUNGER IS A CONSEQUENCE OF HAVING NO FOOD…..MALNUTRITION RESULTS FROM HAVING INADEQUATE FOOD INTAKE.
    The PF should worry about MALNUTRITION before thinking about HUNGER.High food prices ,scarcity of affordable food and insufficient daily dietary requirements leads to malnutrition.
    The number of deaths from common diseases like Malaria and TB will increase dramatically due to high malnutrition levels Zambia

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  7. Now when I told you that me and my white blonde Swiss wife left Zambia because things have gone to the dogs people said I was a sell out. Why would I want to remain in a country being run by incompetent rats? Me and my white wife2have investments in Zambia and are just chewing and making love all day here in London while you suffer there

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  8. Keep your hands off the food production of the country just make policies so we can trade with each other Fairly.

    “Mrs Wina has thanked the public for the patience and solidarity with government during this moment of need”. What?

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  9. these guys feel shy to do what the most loved in coming president has said. one wonders if they look and listen to what is happening around the country. maize may be there but can not be accessed and not allowed to buy enough for the house hold. the patience the old woman is talking about is not there

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  10. Bwana Lungu and Inonge Wina are totally detached from the brutal realities facing Zambia today.Hunger ,high debts ,collapsing economy all at crisis levels.

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  11. Old hen bo Inonge is simply now a drumbeater for Lazy Lungu..you would think that the senile old hen would have nothing to lose because she is retiring but oh no she is doing it to keep immediate clan on GRZ payroll for life (that’s how they have suffered)and also keep Dr. Chilufya’s lethal injection away.

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  12. “….government is providing both short and medium term solutions with the view of finding long term solutions….”

    We all know that those short and medium term solutions are a chance for lungu and his gang to loot more…..

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  13. Says you who goes to bed with a belly full every night !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goto the rural drought stricken parts of Zambia and you will see hunger !!!

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  14. Every one knows which part of the country experienced the said drought, and you know some of this things people need to think.Go back to the roots,they turned against God and become idol worshipers.You have made one person to be your idol wake up and come back to God.For now no need to declare Zambia as a hunger stricken country like what the VEEP as mentioned there are things that are suppose to be put into consideration before a decoration is made.BRA bra bra bra bra iiiibiiiiii.

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  15. God blessed Zambia with abundant resources but someone seriously cursed its people. We chope down trees to sell to people who build houses from them and yet we still live in mud huts in villages. We import fish from china when our rivers and lakes are full of fish. We export maize to bump up our neighbour’s food reserves and yet our own reserves are not in order. We build houses without owners whilst an average person can’t even afford to travel back to their village to acquire customary land they can cultivate on and not forgetting that the protectors of customary land are silently turning it into leasehold. We declare hunger when our maize fails to make a case for the likes of Monsanto to feed us GMO. People spill blood for land and Zambians give it up for free. what a curse!

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  16. It is impossible for country like Zambia to be engulfed with Hunger. it is Government recklessness. Zambians are always eager for farming but government shun from distributing farming inputs.

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  17. POOR AND HUNGRY PEOPLE ARE A PRECIOUS TREASURE IN THE HANDS OF THE PF BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY TO BRIBE WITH ANY FOOD, ESPECIALLY CHIBUKU. THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE PF GOVT IS RELUCTANT TO DECLARE THE HUNGER AND POVERTY CURRENTLY PREVAILING IN ZAMBIA AS A NATIONAL DISASTER. IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE WHY ARE ZAMBIANS GIVEN BLACK MOUNTAINS ON THE COPPERBELT INSTEAD OF BEING ASSISTED WITH LOANS TO START NEW MINES? BECAUSE IT IS ALLEGEDLY EASY TO GRAB CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM CHINESE AND OTHER FOREIGNERS? THE REAL INTERESTS OF ZAMBIANS ARE NOT AT THE HEART OF THE PF GOVT!!!!!!

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  18. As always the rich never have time for politics because they mind their business on what is really important like running their businesses and donating to acts of goodwill. For politicians in Africa politics is one way of ensuring they get rich quicker and dubiously once in Government there is never that genuine desire to really serve and be a champion of development in the various areas they represent. Because of their selfish intentions politicians in Africa will do all they can to illegally or unfairly attain their goals. Sadly the people most affected by the doings of the corrupt few are the same people who are used as tools to get the politicians elected. Why are there no fights or bloodshed or violence in the USA or Britain it’s because people are civilised and can never be fooled.

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  19. Tell this old Bit-ch to stop lying. She knows people are suffering and she is busy lying to the nation. She is supposed to feel for those mothers who cannot find food for their kids. She is a woman. What’s wrong with you Africans? Thats why you go around with axes and machets killing each other. You have no feelings for each others suffering. She is just busy stealing she cannot even think of kids dying in UTH and those rural clinics with no medicine. STOP STEALING FIRST, THEN TELL US YOUR PLAN. Tasila is a multi millionaire now. Where did the money come from? She must know what happened to Sadam children, Ghaddafi children, Charles Taylor family is languishing. What happened to Mobutu family? There will be no mercy in Zambia soon. People are suffering because of a few.

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  20. This woman is a liar!
    The same way she is hiding her Gray hair with that wig is the same manner she is hiding the truth about hunger in Western Province! She has not even done a physical tour to see for herself!
    By declaring Hunger a national disaster, you attract international assistance which will prevent Malnutrition and deaths! We are not even sure how the rainfall 2019 to 2020 pattern will be. Stop this blind pride! It’s you PF who want to politicise everything! It’s like PF has never matured from opposition mentality! They don’t realize they are the party ruling and still acting like they are in opposition. Crazy fellows we have for leaders. No wonder our GDP is heading to Zero!

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