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President Edgar Lungu is a trendsetter who has continued to support women-Prof Luo

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Patriotic Front (PF) running mate Nkandu Luo has described President Edgar Lungu as a trendsetter who has continued to support women.

Professor Luo said that President Lungu is a self-made man who supports women and that her role will be to support his vision.

Professor Luo said that Zambians need to give credit to the Head of State as the country never had a woman Vice President or running mate for many years prior to the appointment of the first female Vice President, adding that many other countries have started emulating Zambia by appointing women Vice Presidents.

Professor Luo has called on all women in the country to rally behind President Lungu in the forthcoming elections as there are greater opportunities that will come their way and that she intends to get into the shoes of Vice President Inonge Wina even though they are big but has expressed confidence that they will fit.

Professor Luo said this when a delegation from NGOCC called on her at her home in Lusaka where they presented a gift to her in recognition of her contribution to the women movement.

She called on NGOCC to work in collaboration with Government in achieving the common goal of having women representation in positions of influence.

And NGOCC Board Chairperson Mary Mulenga said Professor Luo’s appointment is a plus to the women movement as she has always been part of their programmes.

Mrs. Mulenga said NGOCC is confident that Professor LUO will bring out issues affecting women as she has done in the past once she assumes office.

Prof Nkandu Luo  during filing of nomination papers at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on Monday, May 17, 2021. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2021
Prof Nkandu Luo during filing of nomination papers at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on Monday, May 17, 2021. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2021

Meanwhile, The Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BGOCA) has praised President Edgar Lungu for appointing Professor Nkandu Luo as his running mate.

BGOCA Deputy Secretary General Lazarous Shumba said the church is happy with the choice of the President.

Bishop Shumba pointed out that the women’s department of Bible Gospel Church in Africa is appreciative of the decision.

In a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday, Bishop Shumba underscored that President Lungu is making women involved in the governing process.

“Pastor Hildar Ndhlovu of Bible Gospel Church in Africa Women of Destiny International, a women’s department of Bible Gospel Church in Africa would like to appreciate President Edgar Lungu for choosing Prof Luo ahead of August 12th General Elections,” the clergyman said in the statement.

He pointed out that BGOCA will support strides that are being made to empower women in society.

Recently, Inter-Africa Governance Network ( AFRINET) also commended President Edgar Lungu for his exceptional and consistent courage on the nomination of Professor Nkandu Luo as his running mate in the forthcoming election on the 12th August, 2021.

AFRINET Executive Director Maurice Malambo says the nomination comes as President Lungu’s second endorsement of female’s abilities, a mark of his confidence in relation to the Office of Vice-president, the first having been the nomination of Inonge Wina to the same office.

Yesterday May 17th, during his filling of nomination papers, President Edgar Lungu availed Nkandu Luo as his running mate ahead of August 12th General Elections.

25 COMMENTS

  1. That support should be for deserving women, not just who ever. Your adoption has subtracted some votes. Humble yourself and face the people that you antagonized and reconcile. You have an opportunity to do that now

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  2. It is fantastic to have Women in top leadership positions, allowing them the opportunity to shape the Nation.
    The concern we have with the appointment of Nkandu Luo is her reputation.Her arrogance and sinisterness is widely known in Zambia .What she to be doing today is relaying and appealing to the nation is that we are going to see a different side of her.We need to see a kinder,caring and not just her intellectual side.How she will refrain from picking fights & antagonising fellow citizens.
    Demonstrate how you will help pull this country out of Dire Economic Situation.
    $20 billion in Debt & increasing daily.

    As they say in America,”It’s all about the Economy Stupid “

    How are you going to clean up this mess you’ve put as into????????

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  3. “Professor Luo said that President Lungu is a self-made man who supports women and that her role will be to support his vision.”

    Really laughable…self made where? He was handpicked by Sata as a caretaker because he wasn’t ambitious as for vision that’s a far stretch as he is a visionless lazy bum. Maybe she means trendsetter in bribing people at the 12th hour with empowerment funds.
    Can you imagine this arrogant thing Luo responding to questions in Parliament if PF wins …it will be skincringeing

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  4. Look at Tarino, son of a beach. My boss is not a trendsetter in corruption. He made his own riches and made his followers rich on their own. Giving opportunities to those who support you isn’t corruption or bribery. It’s ni wako ni wako… how do you expect them to reward UPND tribal donkeys.
    Stay with your tribal groupies and remain poor your entire life, or join the winning ticket of Lungu-Luo who controls national treasury and become rich today. Continue calling us corrupt or bribery, while enjoy our riches.

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  5. Kaizer Zulu your wealth came from Corruption straight out of Ministry of Finance.You are at the Top of State Sponsored Violence Gang .You are Lungu’s Machete & Pistol Boy ,Mr “Presidential Advisor”.Wind your Neck in.
    The Only Trend Lungu has set is creating a Criminal Enterprise of a Government. $20 billion in Debt & growing. The IMF Knows what’s happening,that’s why they’re just playing games with Zambia.
    If you’re such a Big Man tell us how we going to get out this toxic economic mess .
    Bwalya Ng’andu can’t tell us

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  6. “Professor Luo said that President Lungu is a self-made man who supports women and that her role will be to support his vision.”-LT

    Dec. 24, 2019
    “But analysts said that the main reason for his departure was that he had repeatedly declared that ministry officials had misappropriated millions.
    In an unusually combative public statement for a member of the diplomatic corps, Mr. Foote had said that the Zambian government “wants foreign diplomats to be compliant, with open pocketbooks and closed mouths .” The New York Times.

    PF time out. Third term is Soft coup. We know there’s no lucrative jobs in the Republic.

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  7. Third term and choosing running mate after nomination Feels like soft coup.

    Taxation without representation. GRZ what’s going on?

    PF time out.

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  8. The stup!d troll from the UK still doesn’t have the message, that ordinary Zambians are FED UP with the PF lies and that the rampant corruption as ongoing under Lungu will be his downfall. Why would honest citizens vote for thieving, dishonesty and cronyism?

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  9. THE USELESS TR00LL talking NONSENSE AGAIN
    ISN’T corruption now endemic in every government department ?
    Shouldn’t the best get the jobs regardless of their political affiliation ??
    PFF should just prepare for their exit and nothing they do now can change that
    ITS SET IN STONE

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  10. WHILST ON THE *TR0LL He mentioned he had feelings too ???
    If so how does he justify ridiculing Peoples wives and children and calling people BaB00ns .
    Imagine if someone called the president a Bab00n there would be hell* to play
    Are we not all equal ??? or is this as in animal farm where some are more equal then others ???????
    Fortunately for him his identity is hidden, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some IT revealed all

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  11. You are all f00Iish if you think the above comment is from me Haha. That is tarino cloning my account and talking to himself. Here is a tip tarino, try not to over do it. If you want to sound like me then show some class and cleverness in how you structure your points. You have a lot of learning to do my biggest fan hahahahaha

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  12. Which kind of dressing be this now….too much nyaka nyaka from head to toe…plus that Wig….yak…..is this all we can come up with as a country…..???????

  13. Again I ask what was the premise of Bill 10…the powers by the president to appoint anyone are there already….

  14. Even pa blog there is confusing…..no wonder we have issues as a country….cant tell lies from corrupt speeches or truth from electorates ….eish

  15. Zambia’s critical condition is the economy not micro-biology; That former Barclays Bank Director would have made a good female pick for Lungu. We need to start encouraging entrepreneurship and a free market economy so the solution should have been an economist Mwanakatwe not Luo. Job bane.

  16. CLONING THE DEVIL WOULD BE MORE ADVANTAGOUS THAN THIS K-Z
    WATCH WHEN THE NEW GOVERNMENT MOVES IN AND WE SHALL WITNESS A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE FROM PF TO WHOEVER WINS
    MY LIVE WOULD BE LESS COMPLICATED IF THERE WAS A “PRISONERS DEMOCRATIC PARTY” FORMED
    ANYTHING WOULD BE BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE NOW … JUST THE WAY I FEEL :))

  17. Tikki you seem left out. I am sure even you would clone me if your pea brain knew how to use different flags here

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  18. The clone above masquerading as me. The one above talking about cloning is my clone. You can tell how polite the clone. I don’t give a damn in blasting the tribal donkeys and their tribal god. I speak honestly and truthfully.

  19. If you are going to support his vision when he already confessed that he had no vision, then it will be like the blind following the blind.

  20. Indeed Lungu leads and UPND follows. Lungu is criticised left and right but he still leads. When some people are criticised they quickly turn to insults.

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