Govt stance on PF SG Davies Chama’s tribal remarks on Tongas


Vice President Inonge Wina says President Edgar Lungu has always emphasised on the need to uphold peace and unity among all Zambians and that anything that undermined this would not be entertained as it was not the policy of the Patriotic Front (PF) government.

Meanwhile, Mrs Wina, who is also Acting President, says government will soon issue a comprehensive statement on the alleged tribal remarks recently attributed to Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama.

Mrs Wina said upon arrival in Livingstone this afternoon that the statement will be issued as soon as possible to allay fears and divisions that might arise as a result of the remarks made by Mr Chama.


Mr Chama is alleged to issued tribal remarks against Tonga’s saying that they should use their polygamous lives to have more children so that they can produce a President in the next 100 years.

The Acting President is in Livingstone to grace the 10th International Conference of the Consortium for International Management, Policy Administration and Development (CIMPAD) which opens tomorrow at Chrisma Hotel.

Meanwhile, Mrs Wina has assured the nation that the PF government will not only concentrate on developing Livingstone which is a tourist capital but other tourism destinations as well.


She said government will work on all developmental projects that have stalled in the Southern province and also develop the Northern circuit to make it conducive for tourism.

Meanwhile, Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu who received the Acting President at the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International airport, commended government for initiating and completing various developmental projects in the province.

Mr Mubukwanu disclosed that the Southern province has received K5.2 million for the construction of the provincial administration block and housing units.


He said 62 housing units will be constructed in Choma to accommodate provincial officers while Mulala bridge which is currently under construction will be completed in the next three months.

The Acting President is this afternoon expected to visit Maramba Old People’s Home and Lubasi Home within Livingstone.