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First Lady Mutinta won’t form her own NGO, will work with existing Organisations to promote women empowerment

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First Lady Mutinta Hichilema has announced that she will not form her own Non-Governmental Organization but will support already existing organizations.

Mrs. Mutinta said her main focus will be the empowerment of women at all levels of society.

She also indicated that she will seek to bring attention to issues of youth empowerment and early childhood development.

“However we will not be limited to these three but accommodate other areas of need. My aim is to work with existing NGOs, community schools, and various cooperatives countrywide to support the tremendous work they are already doing,” she stated.

Mrs. Hichilema said this on Wednesday when she hosted the first meeting of the Ministerial Spouses Chapter at State House

“Empowering our women will lead to improved socio-economic gains for families in the vulnerable communities of our country,” she said.

During the meeting, Mrs. Hichilema urged the minister’s spouses to take an active role in rebuilding the lives of our people, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Our country has many challenges and the work of rebuilding the nation cannot be left to the official organs of government alone. We must all play a part as citizens and indeed as spouses to servants of the people,” she said.

She added, “I invite you all to join me in playing our part in rebuilding the lives of our people, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. There is indeed much to be done but I have chosen to focus on a number of areas which are close to my heart.”

“With regards to early childhood development, we aim to educate and develop our children to become confident citizens that will contribute positively to society. I believe this will also contribute to a drop in the rates of early pregnancy and various social ills. My fellow mothers, sisters, and friends, let us identify the vulnerable groups in our areas and offer appropriate support.”

The Minister's spouses met at State House in Lusaka.
The Minister’s spouses met at State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(r) to the Principal media officer , Marise Haefner when the Minister's spouses met the first Lady at State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(r) to the Principal media officer , Marise Haefner when the Minister’s spouses met the first Lady at State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(r) confers with Mate Musokotwane when the Minister's spouses met her at State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(r) confers with Mate Musokotwane when the Minister’s spouses met her at State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(left) is welcomed by Annie Kasuswe when the Minister's spouses met her at the State House in Lusaka.
THE First Lady Mutinta Hichilema(left) is welcomed by Annie Kasuswe when the Minister’s spouses met her at the State House in Lusaka.

31 COMMENTS

  1. OF COURSE VULTURES WILL BE THERE BUT CERTAINLY IN LESSER NUMBERS AND WILL SOON BE WEEDED OUT UNLIKE PREVIOUSLY
    ITS CUSTOMARY FOR THE FIRST LADY TO PLAY AQ SMALL ROLE IN HER FAVOURITE BELIEF

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  2. Vultures will find a way to the high office through making huge donations, cha opena this may not be necessary through the First lady but Minister’s spouses, maka maka ……………………………….Each time there is an active they only mention women and the youth as being vulnerable but not men. If you check around our towns and cities most of the people who have turned to streets as homes are men who were once bread winners now because of circumstances have become homeless. Please as you implement various social interventions include men as well. We are in dicey situations in most cases when things become hard on the part of a man there is no where to turn but women easily find their ways to stay with children and sisters or grand children whilst makes are consigned to the…

  3. This makes huge sense than establishing unsustainable structures. The worst was the Maureen Manawasa initiative……

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  4. Queen Elizabeth of Zambia. Ukko wapya baisa. Tweende kunchito. The HH administration is infusing a first world working culture but only in Africa. I don’t know if many understand what this is, for me ,I ll put it in simple words “ A hardworking man is destined to riches, but sustainable wealthy is attained when a man & woman pull stray strings together into one direction”.

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  5. “…..My aim is to work with existing NGOs, community schools, and various cooperatives countrywide to support the tremendous work they are already doing,” she stated……”

    That statement shows you the level of this presidency………..

    Way above many……..

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  6. Very wise move. Where is Vera Chiluba’s hope foundation? Maureen Mwanawasa’s community initiative? Christine Kaseba’s ubutala bwabumi? Esther Lungu’s foundation? First Lady is a ceremonial position

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  7. That is a good channel of siphoning government money into personal pockets , this is the common phenomenal to all Zambian first ladies but some dull Zambians it is a heavenly sent ministry.
    Who doesn’t know that everything that existed 50years are still continuing .

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  8. I am so happy for Mrs HH, do you remember when she was alone going to see the husband at Mukobeko Maximum Priosn.

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  9. We call this class. Kulibe vodoba vima fire truck vosila ati chani-chani foundation has received donations. Vaupuwa visililatu anzanga! Way to go Festi Lede watu!

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  10. By the way, another useful practice that some First Ladies have exercised is to simply continue practicing some of their professions. Dr Jill Biden is still a professor at her college (mukuti university bati?), and one former First Lady of Namibia continued practicing her nursing at a nearby clinic. It simplifies things bane.

  11. She is too flashy. We know that she is well off from her husbands theft of our mines but least she can do is humble her appearance in a poor country. I was shocked to see that she was wearing balenciaga sun glasses in one of the pictures

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  12. @Sebastian Kondowe, this is what dullness means. Comment without reading. Whats the problem with you Africans? Its said clearly in the stroy ……”Mrs. Hichilema said this on Wednesday when she hosted the first meeting of the Ministerial Spouses Chapter at State House..”

    MINISTERIAL SPOUSES – MEANING SHE WAS REFERRING MINISTERS WIVES! – SO IF THERE IS A MALE MINISTER IN GRZ, WE WE ARE THEN TALKING ABOUT WIVES TO THESE MALE Ministers? IYEE MWATI COMON SENSE ILABOMBA MUZAMBIA NAMO?

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  13. Mr Jex @ 16, Sebastian Kondowe is right in his question; In case you didn’t know, Spouse means a marriage partner; a husband or wife

  14. @Jex: did u even pass your grade 7 English or social studies exam? Spouse means Wife? Awe sure , but if u tell me you are PF I ll forgive you. As PF is the only party in the whole history of Zambia with the highest number of school drop-outs as senior government officials.

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  15. KK inherited Zambia for the abasungu as Rhodesia with 100 Africa graduates only-100, so he employed ma Grade 4/7 as ministers, But not even his government was this inferior as is the PF.

  16. Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee) Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    This is really refreshing from First Lady Mutinta. I 100% agree with her on this… the previous first ladies have abused this role but forming unconstitutional charities used to siphon and launder national resources. There are so many existing charities that a first lady can throw their political weight and support to. I’m happy with this move… way to go!

  17. Some of you will support anything as long as it involves someone who comes from the same tribe as you. You lack any integrity

  18. #We voted him out – Anayenda

    You are the on who is an EDUCATED MO.RON ………………..What does SPOUSE mean?? You are blinded by your political inclination and you think anyone who is not UPND is dull. I pity you ….

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  19. For once an improvement in captioning what is captured by each of the pictures as opposed to the cut and paste repetitive captioning that we have been exposed to as the norm! Well done LT. The first lady has chosen the better route to be engaged in supporting the works by already existing NGO’s and CBO’s for they all need an encouraging mother figure! Can’t criticize funding to her office instituted by PF At least she will share it around with all these bodies!

  20. Ladies, when you meet the First Lady in private ask about that man who follows her husband wherever he goes. Does he also follow him to the bedroom? I’m curious, ladies aren’t you?

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  21. Wow, the level of education. No. 24, I love Zambia. Double check before you start talking out of your azz. Meaning of spouse; a husband OR wife, considered in relation to their partner. So yes,
    Your hostility is fully matched by your ignorance.

  22. @ number 17! You are beautifully ignorant, you even go to the extend of copying the sentence containing the word spouse and further explain that spouse means wife!
    Wow, just wow! And you got likes too?
    But kwena.
    Alas, where are the husbands to the three or so women ministers? Did they simply refuse to show up?

  23. Unfortunately I dont see a man among the spouses …just tells you how few Female ministers are there in Ballys cabinet

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