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Wina Urges Hunger Disaster Alarmists to Hold their Fire

Vice President Inonge Wina has advised stakeholders calling for the hunger situation to be declared a disaster to be mindful that there is a due process that if followed before the declaration.

Wina said government had taken steps to mitigate the hunger situation that had engulfed some parts of the country.

She said that the nation will be informed on the way forward soon.

“His Excellency the President, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has constantly assured the public that no one will die of hunger or starvation in the country because government and its partners are working round the clock to address the situation” she said.

The Vice President further said that government is fully aware that the current hunger situation experienced in some parts of the country arising from extreme drought and flash floods requires urgent and special attention.

Wina has since thanked the public for the patience and solidarity with government during this moment of need.

She has appealed to the members of the public to remain calm while government is providing both short- and medium-term solutions with the view of finding long term solutions.

This is according to a statement issued by Office of The Vice-President Permanent Secretary, Administration Mr. Stephen Mwansa.

29 Comments

  1. Sylvester Moomba

    This country is turning into a comedy, how does someone tell people to hold fire on hunger.

    • Bk

      Hikaluze Hageni Mu2021 has missed it out the Nation or Government does not Operate Like his Farm

  2. Hev rena

    You don’t have to wait till somebody dies of hunger.This is a natural occurrence if properly reported to powers that be would not tanish Zambia’s image.

  3. CONCERNED CITIZENS

    We are tired of being cheated every day, let other countries help us how can someone start politicise the situation.Some of Zambians are not employed for them to earn a living, because of those people who are holding some position for so long even if the retirement age is over, we will keep on waiting what the Govt said but for how long?

    • Gershom Ingwe chipata

      My dear this is not politics let’s be reason mind your language this is serious issue

  4. The Chosen One

    Some of us Zambians need to learn to be supportive and positive. This thing of thinking you know better than GRZ will take you nowhere. The same GRZ you condemn has ensured that we have enough food stock & energy even in face of drought. It has built most hospitals, roads, dams, airports, etc than any before. Be more constructive in your criticism & be thankful 1st before insulting. This is God country. Noone will die of hunger. God Bless Zambia

    • Citizen

      Ba Chosen One. Insoni ebuntu. The price of milli meal alone is evidence enough that there is hunger in Zambia.

      • Kaya

        Ba citizen,
        It is true that insoni e buntu.
        Do you know that the price of mealie meal in all the countries surrounding Zambia is higher than Zambia?
        Insoni ebuntu tata.

    • P m

      Who will be using those roads if people dies from hunger?

  5. Dude

    Again hakaivotela heka has been found napping with his under 5 politics. Let him know that there are procedures and process that need to be followed before a nation is declared to be in disaster.
    The perpetual loser has so much to learn.

  6. jamah luampa market

    madam u are saying so because non of yo family member knows mealimeal price not even yourself.Its yo time madam

  7. concerned citizen

    There so many rich zambians who can assist the situation….if together we can why are we putting all the responsibility on government
    SHAME ON YOU the rich so called rich Zambian

  8. puzzled

    useles how cn sumbody hold fire on hunger? this useles gvt here in southen ther gving us tuma 12.5 kg 2 share amoung 4 families wats that? we r starving here,ther claimin 2 hav enaf maize y gving us tupamela as relief food rubish

  9. Cowthern Province

    No wonder it is cowthern province in hunger.

  10. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    This is useless!!!!! How can someone hold fire when the hunger problem has stricken the whole country not some parts of the country. You are saying so because none of your family members are suffering like the most poor zambians do. Just declare Food Disaster in Zambia. We are watching you because during your compaigns you promised people of Zambia to alleviate hunger in Zambia. Look at the prices of mealie meal?? You and your family members are not affected by this hunger situation but alot of people in Zambia are affected. You are busy eating and drinking!!! Wait and see because you have taken the people of Zambia for granted. Thanks

  11. Chilankalipa

    This woman has never said anything sensible in her masquerade position, bushe muli mfwiti? You want to kill certain people in this country? Everyone is able to see the disaster except the visionless criminals.

  12. Jay

    Awe this is rubbish

  13. Bright munthali

    No need to alarm the situation ,my advise is let Zambian artists do it for us by holding a National concert to lobby local rich people to give those who need help countrywide because even Zambian workers are being strangled by loan sharks it may not be an National disaster but a great concern.

  14. puzzled

    iwe chi cowthern look at u!

  15. concerned citizen

    No declaration ,let government put strategic measures and not the heists (the so called donors) we don’t want what happened to Zimbabwe to happen to Zambia, Zambia is fertile

  16. Mr. K

    Meal meals in zambia is very cheap . there no way that. Government should b feediñg people like prisoners time has çome for us as to feed ourselves fools even go to the extent talefyala ati lungu akamfyalileko umwana pantu Nina president iwe inga taufyala fyobe ldiot I will like this issue of ubunga complaints to end iwe at a ulefwaya ilefwaya ifya free let us respect ourselves mwembwa MWe zambia to be decent we have to feed ourselves mind you it is only in. Zambia that citizens want to feed b. Government the world laughs at us

  17. HARINGA WIFTON

    GOD OF HEAVEN IS GREAT AND WATCHING AT US ALL.PEOPLE WE ARE LUCK IN ZAMBIA BECAUSE OUR LEADERS SPEAK POSITIVE WORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS,“NO ONE WILL DIE FROM HUNGER” IT IS TRUE NOBADY IS TO BE RECORDED DEAD OF STARVATION. MY FURTHER ADVICE AND CONCERN IS; THE GVT SHOULD SENSITISE STRONGLY ON GROWING CROPS WHICH AR DROUGHT RESISTENCE AND FURTHER RESEARCH TO KAM UP WITH EARLY MATURITY VARIETIES THAN EVER BEFORE.WINA’S WORDS ARE LOGICAL THANKS

  18. Dora Chiliya

    This idiot doesn’t even know the price of food, she and her fellow minions in Government receive free food, fuel and everything that’s why they are mocking us the hungry Zambians. Agalu aba-These Dog’s!!

  19. Joel

    This is useless for how long you have failed to governor thi

  20. Super power

    People don’t be to hard on the government mind you its because of them you are even posting… Let them do there job. Infarct who has died of the same hunger in Zambia just missing your tea in the morning you claim of hunger ain’t the same government giving food were it is needed. Even China has people who die without even having meals or nothing every year buh you want to make it a big deal awe tefyo ifyo

  21. One love

    No comment

  22. SEE MIND ( MWAMPO)

    NO HUNGER DISASTER MAYO WINA, FRA IS BUSY BUYING MAIZE NO ONE CAN DIE ON HUNGER !!!

  23. Himmler

    Government must be proactive. Do you want to wait until some people die? Aikona Mani. This is a matter of life and death.

  24. Kubeja Badaala

    Why didn’t she say this directly to the British High Commissioner who visited her in her office.

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