reverend Godfridah Sumaili

 

“DAILY MAIL MISQUOTED NATIONAL GUIDANCE AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER,” CLARIFIES MINISTRY OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS.

 

“The Ministry places premium on the diverse culture that the country is endowed with and the civil and human rights it’s people enjoy.”

 

The Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs has announced that the story in the daily mail which has sparked controversy quoting the Minister of Religious Affairs, the Hon. Rev. Mrs Godfridah Sumaili MP as having said a dress code will be introduced in the nation is a total misrepresentation of the Minister as she has at no time ever made a suggestion to that effect.

In a statement to the Press, Ministry of Religious Affairs Public Relations Officer Mrs Chibesa M. Musukwa has claried as follows

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL GUIDANCE AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

PRESS STATEMENT

14th January, 2020

The Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs wishes to state that it is not currently considering introducing a National Dress Code as reported by the Zambia Daily Mail in its publication dated (13th January, 2020). The Ministry is aware of the diverse culture that the country is endowed with and the civil and human rights that its people enjoy.
It may be noted that the Honourable Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili’s statement was misrepresented as her comment was on the National Dress and NOT the Dress Code. Further, even as the Honourable Minister spoke about the National Dress, she was categorical and indicated that should there be need for one; the matter would require extensive consultations with various stakeholders. Such could only be decided by the citizenry and cannot be imposed on the people by the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs.
In view of the above, it is the Ministry’s considered view that the debate on the dress code is out of context and pre-mature to be a topic issue currently, and in the midst of other national challenges such as the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.

Issued by
Chibesa Mulala Musukwa (Mrs)
Public Relations Officer
Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs

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9 COMMENTS

  1. What has fashion or culture got to do with religion? She is way off her corner.how about Sumaili commenting on the PF cadres insulting each other s mothers. I would be ashamed to head cadres like these

  2. WHEN YOU WORRY YOURSELF ABOUT WHAT LUNGU AND HIS OUT GOING GROUP ARE DOING TO THE NATION, YOU WILL DIE OF BP, FOR NOW JUST SHARPEN YOUR VOTERS CARD AND PRAY THAT THE DAYS KEEP MOVING AT THIS IMPRESSIVE SPEED TOWARDS AUGUST.

  3. SUMAILI IS WORSTING HER ENERGY IN UNNECESSARY THINGS THAN NECESSARY. PF CADRES HAVE BEEN ARMED WITH GUNS BY PF OFFICIALS, SHE SHOULD ALSO DISCIPLINE ALL PF MINISTERS ABOUT STEALING, INSULTS, PLANNING TO KILL HICHILEMA, HATING SOME TRIBES AND PORNO-GRAPHING.

  4. Do us a favor Sumaili.
    Whatever dress code you are hallucinating about, let it be for Christians for Lungu! Stop wasting our time with these your unchristian distractions!
    People were killed in cold blood and not even a statement from you. And now you think your preoccupation with dressing will move us? If anything, this is when we should dress in a wild way so that you choke with your hypocrisy!

  5. I dont understand the story even when she says National Dress- which Nation did she meant to call where she is not leading? Ba Rev baba Lungu, please talk of many issues that your government has misrepresented like, corruption, killing of innocent people by police, mistreatment of your cadres etc.
    We need a stable and sound Zambia and not your dressings but food in the homes of many Zambians who are suffering under your very eyes.

  6. Stop lying!How can a government mouthpiece misquote you unless it was a private newspaper. You just back tracked from what you said because you saw the backlash it produced and started fearing that it will make your party even more unpopular if you implement it. The first ministry to be disbanded after August should be this one.

  7. She has changed her mind. She is much happier today. As promised, I just got my uncle to help her because she was a frustrated woman. And true, she badly needed the relief and she is just a normal woman today. She sees no need for her dress code. It is about women being raped anymore because everything is ok after all.

  8. Since independence, we have had no Minister of Religious Affairs and now that one, the economy is on its knees. The so called Minister of Religious Affairs should be ashamed of herself by accepting a fake job in a fake Ministry.

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