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President Edgar Lungu leaves for Mfuwe on 7 day working holiday

Headlines President Edgar Lungu leaves for Mfuwe on 7 day working holiday

President Edgar Lungu greets PF supporters shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu greets PF supporters shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu has left for Mfuwe in Eastern Province for a seven-day retreat that will see him complete constituting his full cabinet.

The Presidential challenger carrying President Lungu left Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 12:00 hours and he is accompanied by First Lady Esther Lungu, Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama, Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula and his Special Aid for Press and Public relation Amos Chanda.

Vice President Inonge Wina, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila, State House Deputy Minister Mulenga Sata and Senior Government and party officials were at hand to see off the head of state.

Speaking to journalists before departure, President Lungu clarified that he has not gone for a holiday but a retreat so that he can sit down with his officials to plan for the future.

He said during his retreat he will also consider completing appointing his cabinet and make structural changes to his government.

Mr Lungu said he was not going on honeymoon but will still be working while on retreat in Mfuwe as agitated for by some sections of society.

The Head of State has also disclosed that he will in few days while on his retreat travel to Zimbabwe to meet the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson Robert Mugabe and later go to Angola to discuss ways to enhancing trade between the two countries.

Mr Lungu noted that trade between Angola and Zambia could be enhanced if the railway line connecting the two countries is improved.

He said he will travel to that country to among other things look at how transportation of goods via the roads and rail could be improved in order to increase trade between the two countries.

He said his trips to other countries like the recent one he took to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia are in the interest of the people of Zambia and not for his personal gain.

He said Zambia’s international profile in the last three years has gone down hence the need to look at ways of attracting investors and exchange ideas with leaders of others countries in order to up the country’s profile.

He said his visits will see other foreign heads of state visit Zambia to share ideas and cement international relations.

President Edgar Lungu with Home affairs minister Davies Mwila  and State House deputy President Mulenga Sata   shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu greets  State House deputy President Mulenga Sata shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu with  his Assistant for Political Affairs  Kaiza Zulu, State House permanent secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama  and State House deputy minister Mulenga Sata  at Kenneth Kaunda International Airpoort shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu with his Assistant for Political Affairs Kaiza Zulu, State House permanent secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama and State House deputy minister Mulenga Sata at Kenneth Kaunda International Airpoort shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu with Home affairs minister Davies Mwila, Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda (l) and State House deputy President Mulenga Sata   shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu with Home affairs minister Davies Mwila, Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda (l) and State House deputy President Mulenga Sata shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu talks to the Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu talks to the Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu share a light moment with PF  members of the Central Committee  shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu share a light moment with PF members of the Central Committee shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu with  his Assistant for Political Affairs  Kaiza Zulu, State House permanent secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama  and State House deputy minister Mulenga Sata  at Kenneth Kaunda International Airpoort shortly before  he left  for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu with his Assistant for Political Affairs Kaiza Zulu, State House permanent secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama and State House deputy minister Mulenga Sata at Kenneth Kaunda International Airpoort shortly before he left for a working holiday in Mfuwe on January 4,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu  upon departure at Kenneth Kaunda international airport
President Edgar Lungu upon departure at Kenneth Kaunda international airport

123 COMMENTS

    • Ok thats nice now. president doing holidays inside zambia, africa. As a panafricanist i strongly approve this.
      But what are you going to do in zimbabwe mdala?

    • Was he not supposed to have one of those shadow cabinet thingies even when campaigning? As for the Angola and Zimbabwe trip, could be a gateway to Israel or UK for ‘you-know-what’

    • The kidneys and liver, slowly diminishing Gods temple due to the evils of the world. Water is the best blessings and drink for the body.
      Another presidential elections in September or October will be highly expensive for the poor economy of Zambia.
      Well, I understand that, the zed people like elections, so they vote for the ill ones, as things unfold.

    • Mr president please clean up Hospitals and ZRA
      There, people were appointing friends into positions. and they wanted to turn into a regional dominated company.

      Boss, clean up the mess there, starting with………………

    • The Skeleton Key~206~Bones is going to back to Canada after having great moments with the Aussies.
      Unlike the visionless, I’m not settling for medication after being offered my new job in Ontario.
      Ontario Canada, here I come again, missed you and hoping to meet PF cadres!
      Thanks Australia for everything, great moments, lifestyle and nation.
      Till we meet again Oz oz oz, Oi Oi Oi!
      Lungu, recuperate well Mr President and hoping that you will come back in one piece with a vision. 14 million people can’t ride with a visionless leader, otherwise get to work soon.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

    • This is the worst case scenario in zambian history; how can a president go on holiday without appointing the atorney general? Going with drunkards and living madam Wina to manage it all who cant even defend herself if pushed by the forces. Thats why africa is like it is today; full of war because leaders lack foresight. What can stop this government from being overthrown even by a constable police officer.

    • “Vice President Inonge Wina, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila, State House Deputy Minister Mulenga Sata and Senior Government and party officials were at hand to see off the head of state.”

      Can’t we sure change from this outdated practice, the entire country escorting the president every-time he goes to the bathroom.

    • BUT PA ZAMBIA MULACOMPLAINER EISH!!! FYONSE KULILA NINSHI BU CUSHI? YOU MEAN THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING GOOD WHATSOEVER IN THE PRESIDENT GOING FOR A 7 DAY WORKING HOLIDAY? BE BALANCED GENTLEMEN! MWACILAMO GUYS

    • Lungu Going for Medical Treatment.

      He is going to Malaysia via Zimbabwe to get details for the hospital which fixes Mugabe. It will be at this same hospital where Lungu will be poisoned

      When I said Lungu is proxy for Mugabe via RB, you disagree with me. Wait until some disgruntled PF cadres start shouting Lungu out because he is going to bring the Zimbabwean situation here in Zambia.

      I told Lungu to stay clear of Mugabe’s CIOs, they are dangerous guys. Who knows may be the plan is to lure him and finally force him to appoint Kaseba as vice president before they can then poison him and send him to Embassy park early to pave way for Kaseba to be president.

      Inonge is just there to f00l Westerners so that they should withdraw their demand for independence.

      What I say comes…

    • I am surprised he is going to plan for the future with a few people who won’t be making cabinet decisions–his wife, Mr. Chama, press aide and justice minister. He was campaigning without a plan for the country. This is what we get. EL told us he had no vision; here you go! The explanation is very disjointed and lacks presidential stamina.

    • Lungu is copying RB ‘s kamwendo munjila style of governing though his over the top.

      Seriously its a first the whole world for a president or indeed any worker to go on holiday just two weeks after being elected Zambian President or appointed.

      If this was the era for captain solo, he would take over easily and send Lungu in exile.

      What if general Muma decides to take take over, what can Lungu do because the guy commands the air force which can use air power to subdue any resistance?

      Zambia is now a laughing stock. My Zimbabwean friends are saying Mugabe in charge of two countries Zambia and Zimbabwe.

      How long is the holiday any way? To see Mugabe and consult him on what?

      Well if the plan is to delay appointment of the cabinet so he can save enough money to pay back…

    • “He said Zambia’s international profile in the last three years has gone down hence the need to look at ways of attracting investors and exchange ideas with leaders of others countries in order to up the country’s profile” Said Lungu.

      So Lungu acknowledges that Zambia under PF and Sata was sidelined by many countries.

      Now its gona get worse because his association with Mugabe the most evil dictator still in power in Africa today.

      Lungu ‘s presidency is clearly a failed project. The man was not prepared to be president in the first place. He was just put there by crooks who wanted to hold on to their jobs. Unfortunately, he is purging them slowly.

    • The president has gone for a holiday.Meanwhile his former constituency Chawama is under water.People will continue voting.They are sleeping hungry and are cold.
      If you continue doing what you er doing ,you will get what you are getting.

    • We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

      There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

      This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

      God bless you your Excellency.

    • I’m praying for this man to succeed because there is no way he could have made it to the top without God’s hand on him. But it looks like he is moving on thin ice and taking chances. I pray he wakes up soon before the lions start roaring.

    • I see RB’s finger prints all over this presidency. RB is again on the scene of another crime. I wonder why the Zambian courts of law are not prosecuting when the evidence is so overwhelming. The DPP has gone numb and the paper that digs deeper, the post does not want to know. Mmembe is aware that RB through EL will just show him where ZRA is so he is not prepared to take the risk. Funny how 90 days can change so much in the lives of people. One thing that has not changed is the circus in PF. We will be seeing more drama unfolding in the coming days. The wolves are watching and waiting before they can flip the lid off the bottle. The signs are there for all to see; Emmanuel Mwamba is unsettled, Kambwili is anxious and angry, bashi Nono is unhappy. I love Zambia.

    • Kubuta party.Lungu is gone for holiday.If it was HH he could be working 18hours to fead this nation and reduce poverty.He could be in wshington lobbying for for money for building Hospitals and Schools.Cry my be loved country,power has gone to dogs.

  1. You are president do as you wish. Just don’t give us the whole ” undisclosed location” nonsense. This is how presidential protocol and imagery is handled. Have fun and watch out for the Lions. Lol Please give us a minister of agriculture asap. We need to onow who we are working with and what direction you intend to take in addressing the plight of our farmers.

  2. This is abuse of the term holiday,how can a new president go on holiday a few days after getting the job? This is total madness!!!

  3. This is taking us for granted,going out on holiday without full cabinet? Anyway TATULAPILA if we do ,we would have done it on RB

  4. I think the Presidency was wrong to call this a holiday, hence the fracas so many people are causing by seeing it in wrong for him to take a break so soon after getting into office. From the people he is traveling with and the itinerary provided which include travel to other countries within the same seven days it becomes clear that he will still be working, maybe not a full capacity and not focusing on routine presidential duties but most likely finalizing the cabinet with input from his advisors, hence the entourage

    • Do all these people really have to the President off esp as he is going on holiday? Do us Zambian think about fuel costs, time management and the cost to the country’s development?
      Tax payer’s money misused! That Challeger should go! Too costly!

  5. I know that Mr Lungu is trying to balance power and to impress the nation with his appointments. Some appointments are pretty ok. However, some are questionable.

    No matter how much he tries to embrace everyone, I doubt that I will ever be impressed with him because of how he attained power as PF candidate and also as republican president. I wish him well. Somehow I strongly feel he is a wrong person to lead Zambia. Time will tell.

    Its fairly easy to make those appointments but its not as easy to put Zambia back on the map. I deeply feel sorry for my country. Its indeed “Cry the beloved Country”. The poverty levels of most Zambians saddens my heart. Mr Lungu doesn’t have what it takes to heal the nation. This is the honest truth. Who goes on holiday when the the country is…

    • contd….
      Its indeed “Cry the beloved Country”. The poverty levels of most Zambians saddens my heart. Mr Lungu doesn’t have what it takes to heal the nation. This is the honest truth. Who goes on holiday when the the country is turmoil?

      This is lack of respect for the major of the people suffering. Where is the investment? Anyway, even commenting here is vanity. Nothing will change in Zambia. I feel sorry for people who are still staying in Zambia. Im not even trying to put anyone down but just stating the facts.

      When I see a clip of some parts of Zambia on CNN, BBC, and other international media; its not a pretty site. All these leaders will pay for what they are doing to the people.

    • Mr Intelligent what are you rumbling about.
      The President says it is working holiday and he has not carried the whole cabinet to Mfuwe unlike previously when the whole cabinet and doctors went with the President to New York or Israel on a working holiday now that is an example to be ashamed about and you all kept quiet

  6. Lungu…this guy is very slow….i think he wasn’t prepared to be President. Failing to get his cabinet together and going for a holiday…Mr Lungu sure !!
    That’s why we need someone to challenge this guy in 2016..HH must step aside.
    Cornelius Mweetwa for UPND President

    • Look at his body language mdala.It will show you that what you are writing here is true.He is uneasy about being president.kwati nabakwata insoni,ukuikumbata as if we are supposed to feel sorry for him or sympathize. hands clasped together like a slave would to show his master that he is obedient. And people say, awe this man is humble.Yes humble is good, but please you are the leader of a country,dont act like a sissy, man up!inspire confidence in your citizens not just by talking but by the way you carry yourself!! The handlers are doing a bad job.His head is stooping, which shows ati he is scared!!!Kanshi kuma skulu, zambians, musambilila inshi? surely you cant read the mans body language?it tells you something.No wonder balibapoka bu acting president.he’s a sitting duck president

    • of course he wasnt prepared because the president just died, he became a president in two months who would be ready by that time, but that doesnt mean he is not capable, your arguments are misguided dont let your personal hatred obscure your judgment. you just sound bitter

  7. Nonsense , we are yet to see the worst governance in this country , with this honey moon , We know he wants to go and drink Kachasu . he has missed it . it will be pwetete

  8. Well Legend has it that Mfuwe is where Kaunda used to go and see his trusted “witch doctor”. My guess would be after visiting super Ken yesterday guess what? He will probably eat some charms and bathe in some secret concoction.kikiki African politicians. Lol Time to visit the “N’GANGA”

  9. Edit the article ba lusaka Times. President Edgar lungu greeting State House deputy president mulenga Sata. how?

  10. Zambia’s international profile had göne down in the last 3years.Thanx Mr.Presido for admitting that SATA ran down this country in 3years. Take your time and come up a team that will help you to rebuild our great country. Consider education SIR,at least a first degree for cabinet ministers.No one should lie,education is crucial in national leadership.We saw the disaster due to lack of it in the last 3years.

  11. “…He said Zambia’s international profile in the last three years has gone down hence the need to look at ways of attracting investors and exchange ideas with leaders of others countries in order to up the country’s profile…”

    1. To enhance Zambia standing with investors there is need to see Mugabe?
    2. What about Sata (MHSRIP) legacy?

    • In as much as uncle Bob might be a thorn in your flesh or might have done wrong things, that does not stop H.E Lungu from seeing him because 1. Mugabe is SADC chairman and AU chairman at the same time, in conclusion its all right ilifye, nimbama nino vundu ba guy chaiwa zoona

  12. This can only happen in docile Zambia. ..accepting such a laid back work ethic…just look at the people he is taking on working holiday. ..when the Rwandan President was going on working holiday he took his economic advisers and also invited Ms. Dambiso Moyo…this is the laziness that we talk about and this is how it starts.

  13. Mr president please clean up Hospitals and ZRA
    There, people were appointing friends into positions. and they wanted to turn into a regional dominated company.

    Boss, clean up the mess there, starting with………………

  14. #Bwana Ndobo, I agree with you. The same people were seeing Lungu off to Ethiopia and welcoming him. Now, they are lining up to see him off to Mfuwe. Next week, they will be lining up again to welcome him. No wonder Zambia is not developed. Zambia needs to be liberated from these kind of leaders

  15. This culture of wasting tax payers money and time by having all Ministers, Defence Chiefs and hundreds of party officals just seeing off a President is a waste of money in terms of fuel and working hours.
    This doesnt happen in Botswana, South Africa and several other countries.
    We create small Gods of our Leaders. This was a humble man but now you are slowing showing him power is great.
    Please BA President stop and be like other educated Presidents.

    • Don’t lie when Obama goes out the other Ministers are there the fact the cameras only show him boarding the plane does not mean they don’t go there.

      Which educated presidents are you referring to?. If we were to take economic management, then the Chinese Presidents are the best performers and not any of the leaders in Europe for example. So what good is education if you lead your country to economic crash?

      Who is a better economic manager/leader?

  16. @Zambian watchdog, please just shut your mouth if you have nothing constructive to say. HH has matured and ready to be the president of Zambia. People have come to love him and have realized that he is a true visionary. No one at this moment will be able to challenge PF and come close to what HH has achieved. Talking about another leader is like taking a fall from the summit. As long as the UNDP constitution allows him to be the president, let him stay. Besides, he is still young. What you should talk about is strategizing for the coming elections in 2016. HH is the better man for Zambia.
    Unless Edgar Lungu gets a kidney transplant, the man will not go beyond 2016. He might be walking exactly in the footsteps of his predecessor.

    • @ Voice of reason
      Exactly what haters always do! Your Unproductive Party Now Dead (UPND) always wishes people death so that you use short cuts to Plot 1! It never works that way you retard! Ati Voice of Reason amalabishi yeka yeka! Your own constitution is very undemocratic and dictatorial! ati forwatd that is why mupitilila na forward yanu ilibe direction!

  17. Mugabe is not the right person to visit when you want to woo investors in the country. Ba president is making a mistake to get closer to Mugabe.

    • Mugabe is the best person when it comes to managing the economy. The west squeezed his government, blocked his accounts, travel bans, name them. Instead, Mugabe out smarted them, introduced the USD, brought in Chinese investment, diversified fuel sources and the economy started growing 3.2% in 2013. ****
      Don’t just condemn. Some of you based abroad you have no tough with reality on the ground but just yapping based on CNN/BBC skewed reports.

  18. Mayo ineeeee i’m hearing that in 2016 it’s Nega nega formula.What’s nega nega formula.It seems luapula,northern,lusaka,cb,central,eastern will adopt nega nega formula votting pattern .UPND muli mucibe guys na nega nega…..twende mayo tubasepe

    • I can understand why some areas did not vote for the PF. It was understandable in areas with a lot of farmers who were frustrated with the late payment for their agriculture produce and with few developmental projects to have voted for the opposition. For example in Chadiza, EASTERN PROVINCE, the PF polled 2,927 votes compared to the UPND’s 2,391. I am not aware of any developmental projects in Chadiza. But in Itezhitezhi, SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PROVINCE, where a power station is under construction, the 110 km Itezhitezhi access road is being tarred, a number of projects are in progress as shown by Zanis, the area MP was serving in the PF government and the area has few farmers, the PF only got 788 votes compared to UPND’s 7,069. Obviously here the Negamega formula is at play.

  19. Having NO vision is really disabling and difficult to hide no matter how you try to wing it.
    You don’t know who to appoint into your team because you don’t have a measure to use to determine capacity to look for. So you are dead on arrival.
    You contradict yourself in your speeches by denouncing what you swore to up hold, e.g. Sata’s legacy.
    Two weeks on to a job, and you already want to go and hide because you have NOTHING to offer. No clue. Just buying time at the expense of vulnerable citizens. Shameful.

  20. He said Zambia’s international profile in the last three years has gone down hence the need to look at ways of attracting investors and exchange ideas with leaders of others countries in order to up the country’s profile.

    He said his visits will see other foreign heads of state visit Zambia to share ideas and cement international relations

  21. Lusaka Times edit date of departure in the pictures…. you say ECL left for Mfuwe on January 4.. He was campaigning that time. This is February. Wake UP!!!!

    Enjoy your retreat ECL, you deserve it.

  22. Does one sense a contradiction here??
    “ZAMBIA’S INTERNATIONAL PROFILE HAS GONE DOWN IN THE LAST 3 YEARS” If I’m Not mistaken, that happened as soon as Sata & his People took over.
    If this man told us hes “following Sata’s vision” then he wouldn’t bother wooing our neighbours, mending our profile that Sata tore to shreds.
    However I have a feeling Lungu is intelligent, & he knew Sata was destroying Zambia, but could do nothing, as our Democracy is “A flawed Democracy”
    Good luck fixing our pariah status, where only one Head of state visited us, during Sata’s tenure.

  23. Presidnt Lungu; please don’t forget to include Nkandu Luo in your cabinet. She campaigned for you and supported your candidacy openly, while some members of the previous cabinet, led by the cartel leader Scott, were at best reticent and at worst ambivalent, only deciding to support you, rather reluctantly, upon realising that you had massive support across the country.

  24. With i diots like Lungu and his predecessor Sata in charge, Zambia will continue to be a banana republic. For Lungu the visionless it’s business as usual. Politics of patronage, corruption and mediocrity will continue to be the norm. Look at how many sycompants of people turn up at the airport everytime the f ool travels. Zambia is doomed. I hate to be associated with this good for nothing country.

    • Stay where you are cretin we don’t need id!ots like you here! Keep mopping floors in homes of the aged for sustinenance and survival!

  25. @ chitutuma,

    You are very correct on Luo as many cartel members were not in support of Lungu and only appeared upon realising that lungu had massive support across the country.
    She openly supported Lungu up to the time the game was over.

    She is a real and die hard PF lady.

    • @Mimmy,
      It is one thing to support a candidate within the framework of the law and it is another to behave like a thug by deliberately breaking the law in support of a candidate.

      Luo, despite her high academic qualification and an experienced lawmaker (MP) she was reported to have intimidated and threatened Justice Mambilima to alter procedures in favour of the PF during the counting of votes. This was a criminal act and she got away with it because she a ‘Die hard PF Lady’ as you put it. Any way, for a long time we have seen lawbreakers get rewarded for their crimes. That is why even ordinary party cadres are out of control and a law unto themselves.

  26. Mr president please clean up Hospitals and ZRA
    There, people were appointing friends into positions. and they wanted to turn into a regional dominated company.

    Boss, clean up the mess there, starting with………………

  27. I am ok with this. EL has a big problem at his hands that needs a retreat and a clear mind to think through. Here is the problem; “how do you appoint ministers on merit without destroying the party by dissapointing loyal cadres?” People like Guy Scott – anti EL but should he not be given a serious position? How about Kambwili, Nkandu Luo, Willie Nsanda, Zayelo (Given Lubinda) etc? Bane this is not an easy problem to deal with.

    Whatever Lungu does now in creating his government should guarantee his win in 2016. That means embracing enemies from the cartel – Chenda, Guy, Miles Sampa, GBM, Membe etc.

    Difficult decisions to make

  28. We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government, Parastatals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

    There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

    This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

    God bless you your Excellency.

  29. Our stupid pipo will think this is normal. Hooops looks like there is a replica of Alaaabeee in state house.

  30. We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

    There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

    This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

    God bless you your Excellency.

  31. Senior Engineer, its not just about projects, one has to combine other factors as well. You cant run a country on projects alone. You need to look into a lot of other areas like good governance, education, availability of medicines in clinics etc. You can buy your wife clothes and a car, but if you don’t respect her, you come home in the wee hours drunk, then all your efforts will count for nothing. HH was the best among the candidates in the last election and voters simply went for him. How about Itezhi-Tezhi being dragged into central province against people’s wishes, don’t you think that is an issue? No wonder you are a retired engineer, everything has retired.

    • The Neganega formula has blinded your argument and is devoid of logic. If you are lucky to retire does it mean your brain will also be retired? Zambia will never develop because of how it treats its retired professionals. The MD of a certain parastatal retired more than 70 professionals with 20 years service under what was called early retirement with an average age of 47 years old and were therefore at the peak of their professions. A professional matures with age and should be looked upon as a source of wisdom. there is no retirement for politicians. The paradox: a country without enough professionals can retire its professionals at an early age but developed countries maximise the use of their professionals. A new MD like a president retires all his directors!

  32. Working Holiday, do those words not compute in some of those heads?

    P.S President Lungu should never let that Davies Chama guy speak on behalf of technocrats again. Had he not said vacation, none of this noise would be playing out. Then again I do not trust that Chama looking fellow, my Bo Inonge Wina lady president I adore. She is a vibrant freedom fighter, angel mother and acting president.

  33. There is nothing wrong with the president planning our nations future aspirations on a working holiday. Charles Hemingway the author stated he had some of his best works envisioned and finalized to perfection on a secluded get away.

  34. Let us get to work Zambians and stop the bickering. A lot of Bembas are on here disguised as Tongas shouting Lungu down. It is not our fault as Zambians Nervous Mumba run for elections when all Zambians have become aware of true political consciousness. Tongas and Bembas calm down, Zambia is for us all. We even have a Lozi president while A Lungu a panga ma plan in Mfuwe eating Buffalo meat.

  35. What nonsense is this? Working holiday my foot! He has been in office less than two weeks and he is already going on holiday. Is it to do with the fact that he has no vision? Don’t even disguise it; he has gone to rest and not to work

    • So I was correct, most of you Bembas feel cheated, as if the elections and power was robbed from you. You too shall have a Zambian president one day, in 100 years. Let the smaller tribes that have not been represented also shine and develop Zambia for one. I as an Easterner am very delighted, Joyous and happy that my mother from the western province in Barotse land mama Iron lady Inonge Wina is President as we type. Calm down and appreciate great change. Never in Zambia’s near past history have we a Nsenga president highly qualified, Lozi Vice, freedom fighter very educated beautiful, warrior, intelligent beyond measure Inonge Wina, and Justice minister from the North West or Southern, also studious. Amen to One Zambia one nation.

  36. “He said his trips to other countries like the recent one he took to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia are in the interest of the people of Zambia and not for his personal gain.

    He said Zambia’s international profile in the last three years has gone down hence the need to look at ways of attracting investors and exchange ideas with leaders of others countries in order to up the country’s profile.”

    Lungu is beginning to show his true nature of leading. Stepping away from Sata’s isolationist tactics. It is a breath of fresh air. He should advocate for the oil pipeline from Angola to Zambia. If he scores that one, he is all but assured presidency for 12 years.

    • DO not be blinded, there are a lot of Bembas upset right now. They thought Democracy meant family trees. Little did they know that Lungu was on an Wise East meets the Wise West path. Viva democracy, Viva mama Wina freedom fighter intelligent Vice president.

    • Leave my Tongas alone. They are my mother’s tribe. Great people, a lot like the natives of America. Just want to be recognized as well.

    • Working vacation in Zambia’s camp David. Americans do not bicker when Obama is in camp David because they know he is working. They bicker when Michelle goes to China though hahahaha.

  37. Ati Zambia’s profile has gone down in the last three years say Chagwa Lungu
    but Pf illiterates used argue with their lungs out

  38. Still bitter and refusing to accept defeat. We told you UPND chaps to change your strategy, but all we got were insults from Wanzelu, ndobo, Nostradamus, Jessie, Pretty et al. Do us a favour and stop whinging! It must be really painful to be beaten by someone who has never contested for the Presidency before ka? Ati FlightHH 2015! I hope you recover the Flight Data Recorder and figure out exactly what caused to to crash maybe you might learn something about how not to campaign. Hehehehehehehe

    • Spot on Stella! If there are any persons to have ”dirted” this website, it’s the dung beetles you have mentioned in your post!

  39. To maintain some well performing ministers will be fairly helpful to deliver 2016 but also changing most will be also be a fresher to ensure renewed commitment with people making it easier for re election in 2016 given the short period to next elections

  40. We entirely support this working holiday your Excellency. Clean up the mess both in Government hospitals, Government Agents and institutions that will make your Government deliver serious development now and beyond 2016 to the expectations of your people. Zambia is not just Lusaka and am sure you are more than informed that a lot of people did not support your effort when it mattered most and these should not pretend to be good to you toady simply because you are now in State House.

    There are many young men and women who were with you through hard times whilst most big bwanas in higher offices had their legs in two camps and supporting your enemies.

    This is time to reflect and put your devoted and loyal team to work.

    God bless you your Excellency.

  41. we zambian are not serious ,people are complaining and we are
    .busy insulting.Lungu is a president for all of us.What is wrong is wrong.

  42. Bembas are bitter, feel cheated and probably deserve it.
    Presidency is revolving to all other regions since PF does not count intelligency and competency of head of state. The Chiti mukulu is recognised by Lungu the wise man from the east. Welcome Mama Inonge Wina, next will be a Kaonde/Luvale, Tabwa, Illa, Henga, Swahili, Mbuda, Tumbuka or Kahale as head of state.
    Lets see what 2016 elections will bring.

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