Inonge Wina 'It's Time We Hand Over To The Younger Generation'
Vice President Inonge Wina has announced that she has no intentions of seeking election to the office of the presidency in Zaqmbia. Featuring on recorded BBC Focus on Africa recorded television program in London this morning, Mrs. Wina confirmed that she has no presidential ambitions.
Vice President Wina categorically told the TV presenter Sophie Ikenye that seeking the presidency was not her priority - instead she argued that the time had come to pass on the mantle to a younger generation.
“I think time has come for me to pass on the baton to the younger generation. We have done our part,” Mrs. Wina stated.
She explained that she is content with the Vice Presidency position and will continue focusing on her duties. However, as part of her duties going forward she would like to be more involved in mentoring younger women.
“It is important for us to groom other women, especially the young ones. And mentoring is one of the strategies we are using in Zambia ensure that we bring up new women who will be leaders our country. So count me in the mentoring sector not aspiring to be president,” she said.
Mrs. Wina further advised women in the country to be proactive and strive to achieve attain gender equity in society.
She observed that the fact that she is no presidential ambitions should not discourage other women from seeking public office.