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For the first time, Zambia has more women positioned for the second highest position- VEEP.

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Vice President Inonge Wina has commended political parties who have settled for female running mates ahead of this year’s August 12 elections saying it is a momentous step towards the attainment of gender equality in the country.

The Vice President noted that for the first time, Zambia has this year recorded the highest number of women positioned for the second highest position in the governance of the country.

“It is for the first time that we have had more positioned for the Vice Presidency, and this is commended,” she explained.

Mrs Wina was speaking during a meeting with traditional leaders in Chipata, where she also presented Professor Nkandu Luo as President Edgar Lungu’s running mate.

Mrs Wina said although the country still has a long way to go before it attains gender equality, the step taken by most political parties is a step in the right direction.

“We might still have a hundred more years to go before we are where we are supposed to be as a country, but we are headed there”, she noted.

Other than the PF fielding Professor Nkandu Luo as President Edgar Lungu as running mate, the United National Development Party is likewise fielding Mutale Nalumango as its running mate to its candidate Hakainde Hichilema, a fit that has elated a number of women movements and political players.

And Vice President Wina has expressed concern over the high numbers of candidates who have opted to contest as independent candidates after being ‘ ditched ‘ ahead of the August 12th elections.

She said is saddened with the development where Eastern province is leading with over 40 candidates deciding to go independent as a result.

“Eastern province is topping with about 43 candidates resigning from their respective parties to contest as independent members. This has been quite an issue and we are trying to ascertain why”, she questioned.

Meanwhile, the Ngoni Royal Establishment called on political players to avoid politics of insults, but to instead safeguard the peace of the country.

The Establishment’s representative Chief Madzimawe said peace is synonymous to development meaning there is no guaranteed of development in the absence of peace.

“You can only talk of development when there is peace because peace comes first. As such, we expect all political players to always be conscious of this fact and ensure they conduct themselves in a peaceful manner”, he said.

He further called on politicians to take heed of the covid-19 situation as they carry out campaigns ahead of the elections.

And Chief Mbangombe who represented the Chewa Royal Establishment commended government for embarking on various development projects.

Stating that people can attest to the development that has been recorded in the country, Chief Mangombe further commended President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) party for the choice of a woman as the PF.

13 COMMENTS

  1. SIGN OF THE TIMES AROUND THE WORLD
    SO NOTHING UNIQUE TO ZAMBIA MADAM …
    NEXT IT WILL MOVE TO HOUSEHOLDS KIKIKIKI
    HOPEFULLY THE TR00*LL K-Z WILL GET THE BOOT

  2. Mrs Wina commended both ECL and HH for nominating women as their running mates [ Excellent politics]. Remember, I advised HH to support Kazungula bridge, he missed the opportunity. Here is another opportunity put a sticker on your forehead reading ‘avoid exposing yourselves to convid-19, on this one, I agree with the President.’

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  3. What’s she trying to say?? Arresting the 43 independent candidates in Eastern province? Asking Kanganja and Charity to investigate why there 43 independent candidates in one province?
    43 independent candidates in Eastern province means the running party is rotten. Who can vote for Nkandu Luo in Eastern province?

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  4. K – Z you talk sh ite and nothing else but SH ITE
    GO BACK TO YOUR SEWERAGE JOB AND PERHAPS WHILE YOU CLEANING
    GIVE SOME HARPIC TO GARLIC

  5. Man or woman..does it really matter? This is how we waste time on non~issues. I crave for a world Where somebody’s sex will NOT matter provided they can deliver. Who says women are under privileged? Nkandu Lou is more privileged than me

  6. UPND did not want to settle for a woman. Hichilema was forced to swallow his ego, dump Mutati and opt for Nalumango to quell voters drifting and rolling, towards Luo. They have never had strategy, but follow other parties’ programmes.

  7. PF legacy
    Watch “Zambian Copper is Stolen in Broad Daylight under PF Rule of Terror.” on YouTube

  8. ECL is not dying., he is solid. But will give room to Luo for 2026 presidency.
    As for the “useless old woman”, she (Wina) wouldn’t be insulted this much if she were UPND. She means well, but those she means it to, mean nothing.

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