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President Lungu thanks Vice President Inonge Wina for the services she rendered to Zambia

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President Edgar Lungu has thanked Vice President Inonge Wina for the services she rendered to the country since he appointed her to the position in 2015.

This morning, Mrs. Wina announced that she should not be considered for President Lungu’s running mate for the August 2021 general election.

President Lungu expressed gratitude to Mrs. Wina for her wisdom and guidance since she was appointed six years ago.

“I would like to thank Her Honour the Vice-President, Mrs. Inonge Mutukwa Wina, for her wisdom and guidance since I appointed her as Vice-President of our Republic in 2015,” said President Lungu.

The President said Mrs. Wina’s counsel to the Patriotic Front (PF) as a party and to the government in her capacity as Vice-President, has been immense.

“She has been a bedrock to rely on, and as she leaves office in August after the elections, what remains for me is to thank her for her services to this country since we started our journey together,” he said in a statement released to the media last evening by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Isaac Chipampe.

President Lungu further stated that Mrs. Wina is a pride of all womenfolk and girls in Zambia because of being the first female Vice-President of the country.

“We shall continue seeking her advice and counsel even after she has left office. Thank you so much Madam Vice-President,” President Lungu concluded his brief message of appreciation to Mrs. Wina.

Earlier yesterday, Mrs. Wina announced at the press briefing in Lusaka that she should not be considered for the position of running mate to President Lungu for this year’s general elections.

“I wish to inform the nation that I have communicated to the President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu on the decision that I have taken not to be considered as a running mate in the August 2021 general elections,” Mrs. Wina stated.

Mrs. Wina, who is 80 years old now, commended President Lungu for the historical move of appointing her as the first female vice president for Zambia.

The Vice President noted that the decision was a clear indication of how President Lungu recognises women as partners in leadership at the highest level of government.

“I have reached a stage in my political journey where I need to take a different role that will see a new generation of leaders take charge of the affairs of the country especially now that stability has been restored in our party by His Excellency the President,” she said.

Vice President Inonge Wina read to announce that she won't stand as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Vice President Inonge Wina ready to announce that she won’t stand as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

Vice President Inonge Wina flanked by her Brother Dr. Kasoka Mutukwa announcing that she won't participate as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Vice President Inonge Wina flanked by her Brother Dr. Kasoka Mutukwa announcing that she won’t participate as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

Vice President Inonge Wina flanked by her Brother Dr. Kasoka Mutukwa announcing that she won't participate as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Vice President Inonge Wina flanked by her Brother Dr. Kasoka Mutukwa announcing that she won’t participate as a Vice President in the coming 12th August, 2021. yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

24 COMMENTS

  1. She’s tired of being a member of a mediocre team that’s plunged Zambia into debts,high inflation,devalued Kwacha etc.

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  2. It was long overdue.She should have done it earlier.lets give chance to others.If we all retire at
    80 then when will others take over.?

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  3. Just look at the photo of the old hen Bo Inonge she has staff to help her turn the papers …can you imagine how many civil servants are wasted on her? She should have retired 20 years ago. No shame at 80 years old and perpetual liar in Parliament.
    You are the reason we have this lazy bum in State House…only when you return to your village and be booed will you realise!!

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  4. Lesson learnt from madam wina ; it’s never late to pass the baton. Others more senior to madam wina should emulate her on this. Please let’s retire it’s noble. Let’s protect our legacy before it’s too late.

  5. Excellent move before you can completely lose the little respect which is remaining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good……………….

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  6. Its a wise decision and it was either way expected The Political Party that is long-term must Transition a 3rd of Its members to continue for the fore sable future A forward thinking political party will read the demographic distribution needs of the country as reflected on the voters roll 2021 and align its candidates towards that The other political parties unfortunately have failed to read and position themselves beyond 2026 That coupled with non growth in members those political parties that don’t attract new members will eventually die.The reasoning here is positive to PF both for these elections in 2021 and beyond 2026 in leadership succession and if…

  7. If there is someone who has enjoyed tax payers money, it is this one. From 1964 when her husband was cabinet minister in UNIP, during MMD when the husband was cabinet minister, herself as NGOCC Chair/Director enjoying salary from donor funds, as MP and Vice President. We thank her for the service she provided to the nation, the fight for women equality and demonstrating to other women that it can be done. Her only weakness is that she was not able to speak for the brutalized cadres especially women and youths during her tenure as Vice-President. The violent cadres would have ended a long time ago if she took a strong stance to condemn it. Go well mama. We will miss your level-headedness

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  8. PF third term Does not make sense even to the Vice President.

    PF third term you are making us seem less honest and shaming GRZ.

    PF you will go down History of Zambia first female vise President, and taxation without representation.

    “The money you pay in taxes goes to many places. In addition to paying the salaries of government workers, your tax dollars also help to support common resources, such as police and firefighters. Tax money helps to ensure the roads you travel on are safe and well maintained.”

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  9. Madam Wina, you have fought the good fight. Some of us have been spectators but you were rigght in front of the battle field. You have done your part and have left space for others. It is a good example to our young men and women to learn from this example. Often we only think that people cling to positions in Govt. little do we look with the same lenses in the opposition.

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  10. Its a wise decision It was also expected anything to the contrary was going to be something else for the party that wants to win and lead the transition beyond 2026 The other political party has failed to transition and position its leadership beyond 2021 The President will retire in 2026 There is therefore need for new young leadership to carry the party beyond 2026 At 80 as she has lightly acknowledged It was going to be difficult to carryover beyond 2026

    Its therefore expected that PF is the party with hope and forward looking and if they perform the economy beyond 2021 as articulated in their manifesto having implemented infrastructural projects to accelerated…

  11. Nothing against her, served to nthe best she could and knew to stay in her lane. Proper conduct for Veep. Rest well mum, much appreciated.

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  12. Its a wise decision not to stand and allow the party to transition towards 2026 and if they perform the economy this 2021 to 2026 They will be in a better Position to compete with other opposing parties that have failed to restructure and position themselves far beyond 2021 The Choice of Nkandu luo is also a wise replacement that will complement the Presidential Candidate of the Party and certainly has added more numbers and votes Any political party that doesnot navigate environments and position to attract value and new members will suddenly be short lived and may emerge even weaker towards 2026

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  13. Her appointment in the first place was just as a reward for making lungu the presidential candidate at the sham of a convention at mulungushi Rock. The debt has now been paid and lungu is not obligated to her anymore and she knows it hence the announcement.

  14. So we can’t call the corrupt PF government a sinking ship? That’s quite laughable LT!

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