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Inonge Wina Is Zambia’s First Female Vice-President

Peter Adamu |   in 
January 26, 2015

Republican President Edgar Lungu has appointed Zambia’s first female Vice-President Inonge Wina replacing Lusaka Central MP Guy Scott.

It’s the first highest position for an individual from Western Province. Wina was wife of deceased MMD chairman Arthur Wina. She also becomes the first female Vice-President in the history of Zambia.

“Inonge Wina is a solid person; stood up for the party when we faced possibility of disintegration and going into oblivion,” Lungu said.

President Lungu also cautioned appointees to State House saying they must ensure the president’s wish to be available to the people is fulfilled.

“Your job is not to isolate or insulate the President. My stay at State House is short and I won’t hesitate to fire you,” he warned.

President Lungu said the rest of the Cabinet will be announced when he returns from an African Union engagement.


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