Vice President Inonge Wina says the appointment of Sinazongwe UPND MP Richwell Siamunene as Defence Minister is a clear sign that President Edgar Lungu is committed to sharing the national cake among all Zambians.
Ms. Wina said in Livingstone upon arrival on Monday that President
Lungu appreciated the approval by the people of Southern Province on the appointment of Mr Siamunene.
“This is how it should be because we are all Zambians and we have to share the same cake. We are people that God placed in this region. The
One Zambia One Nation slogan is not only a slogan but an expression of what it means of being practical about unity and peace in our country.
“God did not make a mistake and He knew that we need to co-exist and live together to promote development in the country,” he said.
And Southern Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu told the vice president that the province was peaceful as Government programmes were running smoothly.
Mr. Mubukwanu said the appointment of Mr Siamunene had elated the people of Southern Province.
He said the local people in the province appreciated President Lungu as an inclusive leader following the appointment of Mr. Siamunene.
“We appreciate the move by the President which clearly demonstrates his desire to be an inclusive leader who brings all regions together regardless of the outcome of the January 2015 presidential by-election.
“The President wants every region of the country to participate in the governance of the country at the highest level,” he said.