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VICE PRESIDENT INONGE WINA’S GENEROSITY IS NOT A CRIME – PATRIOTIC FRONT

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA

THERE is nothing wrong with Vice President Inonge Wina showing generosity through gifts to ordinary citizens, the Patriotic Front (PF) has said.

The ruling party defended Ms Wina, who distributed money to a gathering that went to welcome her in North-Western Province at the weekend.

Some sections of society have condemned the act with UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa challenging the Vice President to disclose the source of the money she distributed.

But PF Media Director, Sunday Chanda, said there was nothing wrong with showing generosity to the citizens stating that the practice was common among politicians from both the ruling and opposition political parties.

Mr Chanda challenged the opposition party to graduate from being so simplistic and start discussing real issues affecting the nation.

“We see nothing wrong with showing generosity and gratitude because it is not a crime. The only thing the Vice-President did was to show gratitude to the people for the warm welcome they gave her.

“We understand that the people who are busy condemning the act are coming from parties that are described and defined by stinginess,” he said.

Mr Chanda said the Vice President only distributed a small amount of money which did not deserve condemnation.

He added that Mr Mweetwa ought to be ashamed of himself for expecting the Vice President who had a monthly salary to explain the source of the small amount of money she distributed to the citizens.

“The PF is a pro-poor party and giving has always been part of who we are and people should avoid blowing this matter out of proportion,” Mr Chanda said.

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