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President Michael Sata to go on a 14-day working holiday after AU Summit-State House

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President Sata with Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa and Ethiopain Minister of Science and Technoly MRs Demitu Hambisa at Bole international airport in Ethiopia for the  22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit being held at  AU Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
President Sata with Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa and Ethiopain Minister of Science and Technoly MRs Demitu Hambisa at Bole international airport in Ethiopia for the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit being held at AU Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

State House has announced that President Micheal Sata will will this Saturday leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a 14- day working holiday.

According to the statement released to the media today by the President’s praise aide George Chellah, Mr Sata will be accompanied by the first lady Dr Christine Kaseba. The president is currently in Ethiopia for the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit being held at AU Conference Centre in Addis Ababa.

The statement did not state the place the first family will be spending the vacation.

Below is the full statement

STATE HOUSE
LUSAKA
THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
Media Statement

For Immediate Release

PRESIDENT SATA GOES ON VACATION

LUSAKA, Thursday, January 30, 2014 – His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, will this Saturday leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a 14- day working holiday.

The Head of State, who is accompanied by First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba will depart from Ethiopia this weekend for a two weeks working holiday vacation after the official closing of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa.

Issued by:

GEORGE CHELLAH
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

105 COMMENTS

  1. Ok, this is an improvement and a step in the right direction in PR by PF. At least the president wont just disappear as in the past leaving the nation wondering and searching the internet as to where he is.

    Could you now improve further and tell us which country he will be vacationing in and where he will be doing his medicals, just like KK used to inform us. I think we pay not only for his holiday, but medicals too.

    Again, this is a step in the right direction and kudos to PF

    • The president thoroughly deserve this

      Why only 14 days bane

      Even the almighty rest ed when creating the world
      Tushenipo mukwai

    • Oh no! No swearing in ceremonies for 14 whole days! No drama for 14 days! Mr.President I think Zambia is in for a great 2weeks.

    • Ne ku la impela cilanaka you need to rest bwana president.So far so good we are happy for your hard work over this period you have been in power.Keep it up

    • He has every right to have made this a holiday without the work element. Love him or hate him this is not an issue unless you include the thoughts running through your mind if you want more details. Last time he went on vacation a war kicked off between senior members of his team. If anything you can expect a little more of the ‘while the cat’s away’ games which will keep us bloggers busy so win-win. Don’t worry about where he is. We have leaking pipes all over the world…

    • wow!!! this tongas are everywhere,,, we have a tonga MP in Poland, now we have a Mrs HAMBISA Ethopian minister of sience and technology married to HH`S cousin,

      And Sata seems to like her more than her more than Dr kaseba

    • Lekeni Sata atusheko bane.Ubwafya mwakwata imwe ba shetani mufwaya ukubika ama politics napa shilingile.Basop !

    • By the way, don’t compare him with KK…the man did all his medicals a UTH! and never ever stept a foot in an overseas hospital all the 27 years he ruled this country. This includes the entire generation of leaders with whom he ruled Zambia.

    • Comedy does not come from Sata alone, we have Guy Scott still in Zambia. So comedy continues. Do you think it was by fluke that Sata chose Scott as his deputy? Because the two understand each others sense of humor. Zambia is in for a big ride with these two clowns at the hem. As if these two are not enough, you have Kambwili, Shamenda and Kapeya in toll. Where do you run to?

    • It’s none of your business ci Zam cab and Julios , you have been told that he will be on vacation and if you know the place what will it benefit you? Let us talk about something constructive.

  2. Where is he going,does he really need a vacation,i think he should take a two year vacation or maybe call it medical leave.

    • Every time our president Sata goes for A MEETING OUTSIDE Zambia,he ends up at a hospital vacation either in India or UK.Where is he going this time?

    • What do you think of the picture in the post where the President is busy joking around holding the South African placard on Zuma’s head! Isn’t he on holiday already while others are serious at work.

    • Calling this a “working holiday” is a good joke! This M0R0N has not done any work since being elected!

      Creating new districts, renaming airports, illegally appointing an “acting” Chief Justice, causing by-elections and causing confusion DOES NOT QUALIFY AS WORK!

      He should give us our CONSTITUTION as he promised. That will qualify as work!

    • Who wouldn’t hide from the Zambian linch mob on the cyber space?
      My president go well, I send you thoughts of good health and a happy holiday, enjoy it and don’t even visit facebook.

  3. THIS MADALA IS SUPER SMART WITH HIS HEALTH – USES ANY AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REST HIS AGING FRAME.

    I WISH LEVY AND CHILUBA HAD FLOWED THIS SIMILAR VIRGIN ACTIVE PROGRAM TOO!

    • Shallow thinking; Sata’s predecessors where fitter than him and did actually work, indtead of the diet of “swearing in ceremonies” that Munshololwa sepcialises in.

    • For people that are too stupid to know what a “caps lock” button is, it is on your keyboard on the left hand side. It controls wether you are using upper case or lower case.

      Now it is important to understand and use this correctly. In the blogosphere the use of uppercase is SHOUTING!

      Using this function incorrectly only show you are extremely dull or very RUDE!

  4. This is a useless statement by Chellah, it leaves a lot unanswered. Where is the president going? Mwanawasa and RB used to spend their working holidays in Mfuwe everyone knew where they were.

    I’m sure Sata is going to the UK or India, i wonder if it is just a holiday…. could be medical leave.

  5. THIS IS SOME IMPROVEMENT FOR SURE. AT LEAST THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT JUST DISAPPEAR. BUT FOR SURE YOU CAN TELL US WHERE THE PRESIDENT WILL BE GOING FOR A HOLIDAY. AND I THINK IT IS NOT WRONG TO TELL THE NATION IF THE PRESIDENT WILL TAKE TIME TO ALSO GO FOR HIS CONTINUED MEDICAL CHECK-UPS, IF ANY. THIS IS IMPORTANT AND WILL NOT RAISE UNNECESSARY DEBATES ABOUT HIS HEALTH. WHENEVER HUGO CHAVES WENT FOR TREATMENT, THE WHOLE WORLD WAS TOLD. AT HIS AGE IT IS COMMON TO SUFFER FROM SUCH CONDITIONS AS HYPERTENSION, HEART FAILURE, RANAL FAILURE, ARTHRITIS, DIABETES, RETINOPATHIES, PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY EVEN CA ETC.
    I WISH THE PRESIDENT A PLEASANT HOLIDAY.

    • For people that are too stupid to know what a “caps lock” button is, it is on your keyboard on the left hand side. It controls wether you are using upper case or lower case.

      Now it is important to understand and use this correctly. In the blogosphere the use of uppercase is SHOUTING!

      Using this function incorrectly only show you are extremely dull or very RUDE!

    • @ben
      NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO READ MY COMMENTS IN CAPS. WHETHER I AM SHOUTING, SCREAMING OR RUDE. YOU ARE FREE TO AVOID READING MY COMMENTS SIR.

    • Wish all the best to this our VACATION President (MCS). “One wander” he and his wife are not just coming from Christmas holidays and now another holiday.( On Goverment expense) “I think I should start Politics, lie to the people and reap the benefits”
      Atleast his predecessor the TOURIST president (RB) just used to sleep on the Challenger and wakeup at his destination, now this our VACATION President is having Vacation upon Vacation

    • Chisenga, it is not content that is an issue. It is the presentation. Caps? Not polite. That is what Ben is telling you. It is either you are who he is saying you are or you are smart enough to learn and change. It’s that simple. Don’t be a CHUMBU!

  6. OH NO!! does this mean no more status updates for 2 weeks???? How in the world are we going to know in which direction the country will be heading in these two weeks???????

  7. I think crime pays. The hours are good, you travel a lot. And if caught, free room and board, meals plus healthcare.Truly,Sata’s a genius.

  8. Enjoy your vacation your excellency and first lady, wish you came here to Hawaii a great place for vacations, would have a chance to see you again.

  9. Awe bane leave my presido alone to REST.. dont you YOURSELF REST? Don’t you know that its stressful to swear in people at state house? responding to your Facebook queries, and signing press releases? How about browsing ZWD? Leave him alone let him rest ,WHETHER in INDIA,or London its fine Kaili Life at State house is boring!!!!

    • So you think the way he stays mu statehouse forever without going anywhere he is working? The man has been on holiday ever since he became president. I have never heard of a country where it makes no difference whether the president is in the country or not apart from this country elo it is actually better when he is not here.

  10. yayayayayaya, mr president you deserve a rest for a while. however, I for one do not expect you to spend your holiday outside the country in order to save forex, more still to hear that you spent your holiday in hospital some where out there it would be sad. go to mfuwe or kasaba bay. mind you, you have said a WORKING HOLIDAY

  11. I think if he feels he needs to re-energise he must take a break and people must respect this fact. As for the other comments, I just think that a state president must be respected regardless of what and how people judge his performance. The intelligence briefs and daily decision he has to make over and above being a husband and a father can wear down a person, more so if he is a senior (old). Let the old man take a break and reflect on the many things happening in the country.

    • Zambians can`t respect that because the first thing that comes to their minds are politics.Al they see everywhere are politics.Thats how dull Zambians are.

  12. I think if he feels he needs to re-energise he must take a break and people must respect this fact. As for the other comments, I just think that a state president must be respected regardless of what and how people judge his performance. The intelligence briefs and daily decision he has to make over and above being a husband and a father can wear down a person, more so if he is a senior (old). Let the old man take a break and reflect on the many things happening in the country.

  13. Nice arrival picture. The two ladies look good and healthy, but one of the two guys in front appears wasted and really need medical attention as soon as possible.

    • Someone must advise him to wear darker suits in public.

      Light suits are not good. The wet areas from a leaking URINE BAG are very easy to see.

    • Bembabimbo, you are truly disrespectful, an example of a poorly brought up human being. Where is that suit wet? This is how human beings curse themselves out of ignorance. Whenever you send hatred and bad words to another person, you will receive a double measure of the same. This is not superstitution, but that is the power of the subconcious mind!

    • Mundiam I never agree with most of your thoughts but what you have propounded is what’s callef Karma. Even if one is not aware of karma it rules. Whatever bad you do towards some one comes back to affect you. This you can never run away from.

  14. Yes the president deserves a holiday, please work hard madam Christine kaseba SATA is still hot and needs a kid, i gues the 14 days well timed with her biology to do the needfull, wish you well SIR. But the Ethiopian minister ni bullet, kaseba is hammered

  15. Why does he have to go overseas for a holiday and spend money there? There are beautiful National Parks right here in Zambia…… at least for now!

  16. Zambian Watchdog have already told us where he will be going after a mitting in Ethiopia. Holiday, holiday Yabandani!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Every hard working person needs a good Holiday! Now we shall see how the children will rampage the house with everyday and night house parting!

  18. Maybe he should retire on medical grounds? Addis is just a detour! Check your weight…………………………………………? What goes around comes around! Remember MAZOKA, MWANAWASA & GEORGE KUNDA? Thou shall not taunt the sick/afflicted, eh? Chaona m’nzako chapita mawa ciri paiwe! Lord ‘ave mercy!

  19. To: Mr. Current Republican President of Zambia
    All I ask my God in Jesus’ mighty name right now is for you to give your life to Christ Jesus because the road you are on appears real but is not . I ask God in Jesus’ mighty name to baptize you with water and fire so that your spirit, soul and body will be nourished by the Holy Spirit and not by other sources. Please go to SCOAN or any Real Men of God either privately or using whatever means that you may decide to use. Use your 14day vacation to visit Prophet T.B. Joshua for your deliverance and salvation. There is nothing like one is Catholic, SDA, Pentecostal, Baptist, UCZ, etc. Please do this Mr. Sata.
    From: Jesus’ Family.

  20. Mr presido very clever,he is not even go far,he going to zimbabwe to learn some
    more tactics from uncle Bob. As you know birds of the same feathers fly together.

  21. What holiday when the man has been on leave from 2011. The only time we see him is during the appointing time of people with correct names

    • Mumba, Mr. Sata may have a few policies that are not working, but laziness has never been part of him even now at his age. This man gets in the office by 07:00 hours everyday and leaves the office way past 20:00 hours daily. Speak to people who work in state house and you will learn something real about Mr. Sata rather than your wild accusations.

  22. Have a conscience and say things objectively.lf it is on medical checks that is okey.lt is supposed by all including u mental patients here.He too needs a rest. What is wrong with that?

  23. @CHESTER
    I THINK YOU ARE A MADE PERSON,DO YOU THINK WHAT PRESIDENT SATA IS DOING IS NORMAL? LOOK AT A STATEMENT FROM CHELLA ,PATHETIC. A PRESIDENT WHO GOES FOR A HOLIDAY TO UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS,YOU CALL THAT A NORMAL AND SANE PRESIDENT WHO LEAVES THE COUNTRY WITHOUT TELLING HIS PEOPLE WHERE HE IS GOING. ELO BA PF NAMUSEBANA.SATA IS SIMPLY SICK AND NEED TIME TO SEEK MEDICATION PERIOD.YOU THINK ZAMBIANS ARE ALL *****S,PATHETIC FOOLS

  24. This man must be brought before a Medical Board to determine his mental and physical state. We cannot tolerate this stupid nonsense any longer!

    The Nation needs to have a functioning Government that delivers the services that the Zambian taxpayers are paying for.

    Not a mentally deficient absentee president that is physically incapable of doing the job. There is work to be done, and this man has proved he is not capable of doing it.

    He must be impeached now. 2016 is too late.

  25. What working holiday at a mysterious destination? We all get ill and when we go for a medical review it is no secret. The president should lead by example in promoting Zambia’s tourism, a fitting working holiday for him should be at one of the nation’s parks. Anyway this we all know is a medical review in India or the UK.

    • GM, he doesn’t know anything, but because he is dishonest, he has convinced himself he knows it all! He is just a ZWD believers, who trusts the propaganda shuned out by the unseen journalists of ZWD.

  26. WHETHER OR NOT MY SISTER’S HUSBAND IS HIV+, WHO CARES?
    AS LONG AS HE BUSY BUILDING UNIVERSITIES FOR HIS CHILDREN,
    BUILDING NEW ROADS FOR HIS CHILDREN TO DRIVE ON ETC
    WHO REALLY CARES?

    LEVY WAS YOUNG BUT THEY CALLED HIM CABBAGE.
    HE WAS A GOOD STEWARD WHO LEFT US WITH LOTS OF MONEY SECURELY BOLTED IN THE BANK, UNUSED.
    WAS HE FOR THE MOSS TO DEVOUR!

  27. Am not one to speculate but in the main photo,am worried about the size of Mr Sata’s thigh as proportional to his upper body. He looks sick am afraid

    • I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fighting spirits of GM and MundiaM. They are faced with over a 100 bloggers saying sh!t about Ukwa but they have stood firm in prying aside these attacks valiantly, like those 300 chaps in that movie 300 (Sorry Luapula, till you come up with new material, i will not acknowledge you). With all that said, I have good news and bad news. The good news is Sata is still president and the bad news is, he is still and forever will be a clueless bufoon stumbling around state house, as dull as a door knob who thinks he is mister know-it-all. so no matter how much you defend and defend, the facts will not change. Sata may be president, but he is NOT presidential material and he is a ONE TERM CHAP!

    • @dudelove,
      Therein lies the problem; your pronouncements are as if you sit as a fly on his curtains hearing all he says and seeing all he does. That to me is what I find baffling. You fail to back up your arguments with facts but innuendos and rumor mongering. I think this is an insult to all right thinking bloggers. Let not our personal emotions cloud our our objectivity. Please, give us the facts!

    • GM, my friend, I live in Zambia and I don’t think you do. How do you tell a company is progressing well? The company makes profits and workers are happy. Does a general cleaner in this company have to go and sit in the MDs office and get facts on how he makes the company profitable before going out to tell his friends that their MD is effective? Same thing with your Sata. I do NOT need to go and sit mu state house and watch him doze! When i see that people are able to afford a basic living and stop their daily complaints of how expensive things are and how they are starving then I will know that sata is working. Right now people are bitter, starving and broke and you want to justify that sata is working? How? Coz of a few roads funded by crippling debt???

    • So in short, Mr. GM, what you are saying is all the people crying out for affordable mealie meal and fuel and other basics should troop to state house and watch sata make pronouncements and then they’ll go “Oh, he actually is working. This expensive mealie meal must be us spreading rumours!’ For petessake try and be objective! Instead of spending your time all dole-eyed in sata’s office, go out there where it really matters on the ground and see how people are living! For crying out loud!

  28. This is good for the President my only request is for the PF members to behave while the president is away. We don’t want his working holiday to be cut short because of some unruly PF supporters. PASOPOOOOO!

  29. Mudala a gwamo for almost 3 weeks who is the acting presdo? Nkani ya constitution yatu at mbwanji…….so mu zambian aibala kale malamulo yo lamulila ziko ni yo funikila mama……rest well mudala watu.

  30. is that ka bob sichinga i see in the background? what the fcuk is that ka chap doing there, has he sorted out the FISP crisis? elo this a-hole who is also going pa holiday (medical checkup and changing of diapers) inga constitution? a.s.sholes!

  31. #28 Saulos.
    Presidents or Prime ministers do not proceed on holidays as announced by Chela. That is akin to a fearful ruler who is trying to avoid a negative impression from the public after his previous unexplained disappearances after attending conferences.
    The man is sick and Chela is being economical with the whole information to the public. How does he disappear for 14 days when the nation is waiting for a press conference to be told what was deliberated at the AU.
    If Mr Sata is going for medical review after conference is understandable but to proceed on vocation leave is a luxury clouded with presidential incompetency.

  32. Only in Zambia does the title “working holiday vacation” exists. One wonders if this press release is necessary at all, and it’s pathetic to know that someone earns a living just by writing these few and stupid lines.
    Sometimes you have to feel ashamed of your lies. Who can understand and believe that this is a genuine holiday?You always have to wait for an opportunity in order to fulfill your hidden agendas; that’s how you came into government by the way. But days are numbered, the count down will soon begin.

  33. Oh yes! Sata attended Addis Ababa Summit as a conduit to melt into his world to genuinely seek serious medical attention. All that goes up will eventually get crash-landing in respect of Mother Nature’s Laws of Gravity. The turmoil he created with the Bemba Chiefs (Banshilubemba) is still awaiting for him as he emerges from his Devil’s Think Tank.

  34. YOU are the first lady here back home childern for sata are coming out due to shares a boy in hellen kunda and he is not around any one with with information

  35. Let Africans put efforts together and see a developed future than taking and rejoicing over the healthy of the president.

  36. Let Africans put efforts together and see a developed future than talking and rejoicing over the healthy of the president.

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