Edgar Lungu Addressing Chongwe crowd
Edgar Lungu Addressing Chongwe crowd

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu has said that it is inevitable that he will reduce the pump price of fuel and improve service delivery for all Zambians, under his presidency.

He also said United Party for National Development (UPND) risks going into oblivion for embracing some PF members who were recently suspended for causing confusion in the PF.

Mr Lungu, who is contesting the January 20 presidential election, said this yesterday at a campaign rallies in Kafue, Chongwe and Rufunsa.

In Kafue, the last leg of this three-district campaign trail, he said he will implement plans to cut off middlemen in the procurement process of fuel because they are responsible for making the commodity expensive.

Mr Lungu said the reduction in the pump price of fuel is expected to reduce the cost of living.

“Getting fuel from the source goes through many hands. By the time a supplier will be selling it, a number of people would have been involved. Each one has a mark-up. This is what causes fuel prices to go up,” he said.

Mr Lungu also assured the people that during his tenure, he will ensure the price of mealie-meal is reduced.

He said milling plants will be established in regions where maize is grown to help reduce the price of the staple food.

He pledged economic emancipation for citizens if elected into office.

In Rufunsa, Mr Lungu said it is sad and disappointing that the UPND has embraced some suspended officials who failed to make meaningful contribution to the growth of the PF.

He said this at a mammoth rally at Chimusanya Primary School. The rally was attended by Chieftainess Shikabeta of the Soli people

“There are some people who used to cause confusion in our party and they have now gone to UPND. Very soon these people will start causing confusion in that party because they think that they know it all.

“They have just gone to UPND to destroy that party and not to go and make any contribution to that party,” Mr Lungu said.

He also advised the people of Rufunsa to ignore statements by the opposition that he is allegedly sick and that he will die soon.

“It is sad that people are telling lies that I am sick. Let me tell you now that I am still enjoying my good health and I will not die and I will enter State House come January 20, this month.

“I will rule this nation because God is powerful than those wishing me death. I have asked them so that we can go together to the hospital to do some medical tests so that we can see who is sick but they have failed to respond to me,” he said.

Mr Lungu also promised to improve the living standards of people in the newly created district by addressing the challenges affecting them if elected President.

He said he will work hard to ensure that Rufunsa has enough health centres, schools and a proper road network to help foster meaningful development.

PF Rufunsa district chairperson Thom Munyambe called on the electorate to vote for Mr Lungu to ensure continuity in the implementation of development projects in the area.

Mr Munyambe said people should vote for Mr Lungu so that he can complete late President Sata’s five year mandate.

He said this year’s presidential election is not about changing the government but merely replacing Mr Sata.

In Chongwe Mr Lungu said he will continue with late President Sata’s vision of developing the nation through the construction of roads, hospitals and schools.

The PF leader said at Chongwe Basic School grounds that Mr Sata entrusted him with the instruments of power when he was evacuated for medical attention in the United Kingdom (UK) because he believed that he would carry on with his vision of developing to all the parts of the country regardless of political, social, ethnic or religion.

“We will continue to develop all the parts of the country because this is what our late President wanted.

“We will never neglect any part of the country because I know that if I am elected President, I will be President of the country and not only the PF. Vote for me to ensure continuity in the implementation of development projects,” Mr Lungu said.

He also condemned the violence being perpetuated by some suspected PF and UPND cadres.

Mr Lungu said violence should not be tolerated by well-meaning Zambians.
“The police should arrest anyone whether from the PF or UPND who is engaging in violence because we want this presidential election to be peaceful,” he said.

Among those attended the rally includes, Minister of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapata, Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo, Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta and former Zambia Ambassador to Mozambique, George Chulumanda.

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    • I think Edgar Lungu chipuba fye, that is what exactly HH was saying the other in Western Province. He keeps repeating HH’s story. Tomorrow we will “Zambia- Forward, One Zambia – One People”
      Please PF find some speech writers, not those Hapunda toys.

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    • The only good part with these PF guys is that they already have processes running that will eventually lead to reduced fuel prices for a long time. Guy Scot mentioned one measure already in place in Solwezi that will soon start running… I am not PF but atleast I try to be realistic in my criticisms..

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    • Those are realistic promises unlike the lies HH is always telling..THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT EDGAR C. LUNGU HAS SPOKEN…HH’S FRIENDS WHO ARE THE MIDDLEMEN THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HIGH FUEL PRICES, YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED IMWE BA SWINE…

      January 21, it will be announced…Edgar Lungu is leading in the elections

      January 23/24 it will be announced…Edgar Lungu has won the elections

      By the first week of February it will be announced…HH has resigned as UPND president

      ****VIVA EDGAR LUNGU 2015 AND 2016****

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    • @senior citizen

      You are now a complete f00l. Because Ka Lungu has copied HH ‘s message now HH ‘s promises have become realistic. Wee nkonko wee!

      Can you also just start packing your bags together with your fellow PF liars.

      People have decided, its HH they want this time around.

      Hate him or not HH is winning.

      Vote HH.

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    • YOU ARE FAILING TO DO THIS NOW WHAT CAN YOU CHANGE TOMOROW
      IT HAS ALREADY BEEN SAID THAT PF MEANS CONTINUITY – CONTINUTED HIGH PRICES.
      THE ONLY REASON THESE PROMISES ARE BEING MADE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ELECTIONS
      I REMEMBER THE PF MPs BECAME VERY POMPUS BEFORE SATA DIED, SO WHAT HUMILITY IS THERE NOW

      OUT WITH PF

      VIVA HH 2015

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    • Fuel prices around the world have gone down , so why is ka lungu talking shit ? Only in Zambia is still high . $50 a barrel of fuel don’t you have decod and watch BBC or CNN ? Zambian government or African govenment depend on donor money . So were is lungu going to get the money from ? If people of Zambia vote for PF again then you like poverty and dictatorship And very dull

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    • This Lungu is a foo.lgle guy. This is exactly word for word what HH has been consistent in promising the electorate since he started and before the campaigns. Unlike HH this foo.lgle Lungu is a flip-flopper, keep sailing on soft soils saying he will follow Sata’s legacy? What legacy? Stopping Rupiah Banda’s corruption, admitting Emmanuel Mwamba who was fired, Hapuda etc. Does that sound like Sata’s legacy? Utterly not just one of the many useless ministers Sata kept talking about. A let down for Sata in all aspects. Time for a substitution is now before you plunge our dear Zambia in debt and abject poverty-stricken citizenry. God Help Mother Zambia.

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    • @Senior Citizen,
      You just say things without thinking, really, what is realistic about this empty promise from a clueless chap and what is the PF vision?

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    • Edgar Lungu, the copy cat, now promising exactly what he heard HH promise a few days ago. He doesn’t have the capacity to be original. It’s Sata’s vision, Sata’s plans, Sata’s ideas and not his own. Any wonder Zambians everywhere are having second thoughts about this guy. He can’t function as a president of a country, not even as chairman of a drinking club.

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    • ****The Axis of Evil****

      1. Gen
      2. Robin
      3. Nubian Princess
      4. 2020 Vision
      5.. Big L
      6. Mo Taim

      The Redeemed (No longer on the list)

      1. Mushota
      2. Saulosi
      3. Senior Citizen

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    • The only reason Senior Citizen, Mushota and Saulosi made the *Redeemed list is because of their sober blogging. They may be supporters of PF but that is their democratic right. Our mission is to effectively blog and enlighten them on why they should encourage their families to vote for UPND. The PF government has an imbalanced cabinet which comprises mainly of the Bemba speaking people. All appointments in the foreign missions had also been following a similar pattern. Zambia is bigger than just one tribe. The late President Sata has not left a legacy for himself due to the point outlined above. We need a president who will unite Zambians going forward. A president who will go beyond ‘tribal’ lines. The word tribe is also seen as a derogative as it implies backwardness and disunity.

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  1. This is expected and you should go a step further by reducing the operational costs of ERB and also remove a lot of middle men in the procurement process. As for Millers, what they have been doing is blackmailing government and I for one support the idea of having some milling companies and if possible through ZNS and Prisons. Meanwhile First to Comment, dancing to PK Chishala’s kalindula music

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  2. It’s very clear lungu can’t control his cadres. Why is PF talking like they are in opposition? If you knew all too well why the price of fuel was high why didnt you inform Mr. SATA. You are giving the impression that PF knows the country’s problems and solutions but they are too incompetent to act. Poor people’s party chabe.

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  3. So the opposition is providing leadership; whatever major pronouncements the opposition makes the ruling party follows suit. Is this what sata’s vision was all about? I think the vision now is blurred and faded away and incomes RB’s vision.

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  4. Mere rhetoric and nonsense as usual.don’t lie to the nation lungu sata used to leave different people acting so don’t put it as if u were the only one he was leaving every time he went out it just so happened that at that time he left u n it doesn’t make u special ka chakolwa iwe.u come to chongwe u tell us rubbish n you think we will vote for u after killing our brothers ubepele fye

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  5. I would be happy to see that the meali meal price reduced like today since pf is already in gvt. it does nt loòk good to promise as if they ar in opposition. most of these issues have been mentioned by hh already and pf is just copying. this is unfortunate..vv hh2015.

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  6. Tell them my president!whether tribal party followers like it or not,you’ll be our president by 23/01/2015 bcoz majority voters will vote for you to continue Sata’s legacy!KEEP ON TELLING PEOPLE WHAT PF SHALL DO FOR SURE THAN HH WHO IS PROMISING HEAVEN ON EARTH DESPITY ZAMBIA BEING POOR!GO PF GO!IFINTU NI LUNGU!

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    • @ eddy

      Who has raised prices of meali meal and fuel prices to this ridiculous levels?
      HH? Nope!!!
      Responsibility lies Your “president” and his Party of Failures!!!
      PF is still Government, lower prices now!!!

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  7. When HH was making these promise the PF including lungu himself called him unrealistic and that he is promising too much .What has changed now for Lungu to be promising the same ?I see a that he has no game plan at all here ,i doubt he even fully understands what he is talking about .Like HH said he is too much of a ‘Me too type of leader ‘ and for me he is not fit to govern period!!!

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  8. Why can’t PFools make these changes immediately? What’s special about 21 January instead of today? Vodka Chakolwa Lungu has not even resigned his Ministerial position. Cabinet can meet today and give us cheaper fuel and mealie meal immediately but no they will not do that because they don’t intend to keep these promises.

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  9. Is Lungu also in opposition? The vision or reality of Sata is that he removed fuel subsidy- will that be carrying out ones vision when you will be doing the reverse of ones vision? I pity for PF because its difficult to think clearly in this party. How I wish Lungu himself never took ‘kabotolo’, so that it becomes difficult to be a confused thinker!

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  10. There goes EL again plagiarising from HH ‘s promises and words.
    Does this chap has a Vision.

    I swear, it’s a Win Win situation for HH Kaleza.

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  11. LOL…… Edgar Copy-and-paste Lungu. If anybody ever wondered how a person with such a low IQ ever got thus far in life without killing himself out of sheer dullness, just look at his middle name. As the saying goes “Habits die hard”.

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  12. Really laughable how is he going to do that when they have lamentably failed to do that when the price of crude is at the moment 50% lower. ..this man is really clueless like old man Sata.

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  13. HH PROMISED TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL IN 14 DAYS IF ELECTED PRESIDENT.
    ECL PROMISED TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL WILL EVENTUALLY COME DOWN DUE TO A SUBSTANTIAL DROP IN THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL.
    FUEL PRICES AT THE PUMPS ARE ALSO LIKELY TO DROP DUE TO A SUBSTANTIAL DROP IN THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL.
    CAN HH REDUCE THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL IN 14 DAYS? I SAY IMPOSSIBLE. THE REASON BEING MILLERS ALREADY BOUGHT THE MAIZE STOCKS, THEY ARE CURRENTLY MILLING AT A HIGH PRICE, REDUCING THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL RIGHT NOW, WILL MEAN MILLERS MAKING LOSSES.
    THE PRICE OF MEALIE MEAL AND FUEL WILL EVENTUALLY COME DOWN NOT BECAUSE OF HH BUT BECUASE OF THE RULES OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY.
    FOR ME ITS ECL ALL THE WAY
    2015 VOTE ECL
    2016 ECL NAFUTI.

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  14. Prophesy,

    Edgar Chagwa Lungu…

    I repeat, as his names means, edgar will fall.

    the fall will be huge for him, it will be bad

    His name is his own curse, and it shall be so.

    Mark my words

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  15. Lungu says he will reduce the prices of mealie meal and fuel if he is elected. Clearly his interest is about being elected not service to the people. As a leader, elected or not he should strive to be selfless and serve the people. In any case he is one of the useless ministers referred to by the one who appointed him. The pictures taken recently from his neglected Chawama constituency bear testimony of his uselessness.

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  16. Lungu, whatever HH promises, you also repeat, to me it seems, HH is the only one thinking for you.shame on you

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  17. Lungu needs to make a statement regarding why his party continues to treat our farmers like dirt. His government is not committed to achieving self reliance and food security. Instead they are busy spreading misery and worthless political rhetoric. SAVE OUR FARMERS VOTE HH!!!!

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