President Lungu appoints two MMD MP’s, Given Lubinda bounces back as his cabinet takes shape

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with Vice-President Inonge Wina during the Annual greetings ceremony for members of the Diplomatic Corps at State House on February 11,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with Vice-President Inonge Wina during the Annual greetings ceremony for members of the Diplomatic Corps at State House on February 11,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Edgar Lungu this morning announced part of his cabinet which has seen several Ministers retaining their positions with fewer new faces.

Major surprises were the inclusion into cabinet of MMD Chipangali MP Vincent Mwale as the new Minister of Youth and Sports taking over from Chishimba Kamwbili who has been transferred to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the same capacity.

The other MMD MP in the President Lungu’s cabinet is Mwandi MP Michael Kaingu who has been given the post of Minister of Education, Science and Technology.

Kabwata MP retains to cabinet in a new role as Minister of Agriculture and livestock.

Christopher Yaluma also retains his post as Minister of Mines and Minerals Development.

Zambezi West MP Christable Njimbu is the new Minister of Lands.

Fackson Shamenda retains his post as Minister of Labour while Emerine Kabanshi goes to the Ministry of Community Development to pave way fort Dr John Phiri who has taken over as Minister of Local Government and Housing.

Professor Nkandu Luo who was not present during the swearing ceremony has been given the post of Minister of Gender although President Lungu was quick to point out that he will not have a problem appointing other people to the post if Prof Luo is not happy with the appointment.

President Lungu announced that he will hold on to the post of Defence Minister until further notice.
He said he will come and complete the appointing of his entire cabinet when he returns from his trip to Angola for a state visit.

President Lungu said he will leave for Angola tomorrow and announced that Vice President Inonge Wina will act in his absence.

President Lungu said he will demand excellence and loyalty from all his cabinet colleagues and warned that he will not hesitate to discipline those that will under perform.

President Lungu’s cabinet so far

  1. President- Edgar Lungu
  2. Minister of Defence – Edgar Lungu
  3. Vice President – Inonge Wina
  4. Justice – Ngosa Simbyakula
  5. Finance – Alexander Chikwanda
  6. Home Affairs –Davies Mwila
  7. Foreign Affairs- Harry Kalaba
  8. Health- Dr. Joseph Kasonde
  9. Agriculture –Given Lubinda
  10. Youth & Sport- Vincent Mwale
  11. Tourism & Arts –Jean Kapata
  12. Commerce- Margaret Duduzi Mwanakatwe
  13. Mines, Energy – Christopher Bwalya Yaluma
  14. Information and Broadcasting Services-Chishimba Kambwili
  15. Lands and Natural Resources- Christabel Njimbu
  16. Local Government-John Phiri
  17. Labour –Fackson Shamenda
  18. Community Develooment-Emerine Kabanshi
  19. Chiefs& Traditional Affairs- Dr. Joseph Katema
  20. Transport and Commuinications- Yamfwa Mukanga
  21. Gender – Nkandu Luo
  22. Education- Dr. Michael Kaingu
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185 COMMENTS

  1. @wanzelu, Put your tonga slogan aside.

    Your contributions are rubbish and detrimental to this country.

    You are full of hatred for bembas. Your tribe-tonga is the one heading most government departments starting from lusaka to copperbelt and busy hurting innocent individuals from northen, muchinga, luapula, central and eastern provinces working under them.

    This is the worst thing pending to be corrected by ECL-PF.

    Just wait and see

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    • @1.2 Mei Matungu, what major strides have you seen here? There’s nothing worth giving praise for here.

      I guarantee you the performance of the government will still be the same irregardless who Kaminamisa puts in these offices. Most of thes characters were there in the previous cabinet and yet your relatives are still unemployed wandering the streets, medical facilities are run down – go to UTH in case you don’t know, most amenities including decent food is unaffordable to the average Zambian, need I talk about the % of Zambians living in poverty?

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    • This is a very representative cabinet. Big Congratulations to you all the winning team. Get to work and let’s Kolopa the 2016 election through successful policy implementation resulting in measured development.

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    • Other opportunists like Mike Mulongoti, Dora Siliya and yes Nevers Mumba must be getting desperate now. Maybe they will be appointed deputy ministers but for what purpose or being rewarded for what? There is no contribution they made apart from making noise for Edgar to end up being president.

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    • Please serve the President and the country with distinction and honor. God bless President Lungu and mother Zambia. You have our unwavering support in realizing a better Zambia for all.

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    • The Skeleton Key is again being vindicated.
      Yesterday I said to Chils & Ndobo that “their tears will dry off tomorrow” meaning today, correctly saying Lubinda & Kambwili will be on visionless Lungus cabinet.
      The defense job kept by Lungu will be the place to embezzle Zambia’s tax payers money. Remember RBs dealings with Nigerian Muslims over oil. Sata & Kabimba chewed up the monies in pretext of Trafigura. Now Lungu joins this looting with RB,Moise Katu, Henule Banda the “prodigal son” as well as the dog keeper, Jelita Sata.
      Zambians time to wake up early from slumber is now, if not, dwell with your poverty whilst criminal elements are destroying the country.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • @ 1.2, with more borrowing & hence meagre resources, the deputy minister posts are irrelevant, the PSs do most of the work already. Anyway it’s about spending more, not serving…

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    • TOTALLY RUBBISH SO US PF MPS WHO CAMPAIGNED HARD FOR YOU LUNGU ,YOU PREFER TO GIVE KAINGU WHO WAS WALLOPED BADLY IN MWANDI CONSTITUENCY AND THIS VINCENT AT OUR EXPENSE .
      GOODLUCK SIR .
      WE SHALL SEE YOUR STUPIDITY NOW WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU
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      CONTINUE WITH RB SAGA .
      NEVERS MUMBA ALSO EXPEL THESE TWO MPS

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    • The president has got powers to appoint any one including the father to any role in government . Just wait the president is not yet through and appointments are plenty. Father Bwalya was once Chairman of the Board who knows what is next in his way.

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    • President- Edgar Lungu
      Minister of Defence – Edgar Lungu
      Vice President – Inonge Wina
      Justice – Ngosa Simbyakula – Bemba
      Finance – Alexander Chikwanda – Bemba
      Home Affairs -Davies Mwila – Bemba
      Foreign Affairs- Harry Kalaba- Bemba
      Health- Dr. Joseph Kasonde – Bemba
      Agriculture -Given Lubinda
      Youth & Sport- Vincent Mwale
      Tourism & Arts -Jean Kapata- Bemba
      Commerce- Margaret Duduzi Mwanakatwe
      Mines, Energy – Christopher Bwalya Yaluma- Bemba
      Information and Broadcasting -Chishimba Kambwili – Bemba
      Lands and Natural Resources- Christabel Njimbu
      Local Government-John Phiri
      Labour -Fackson Shamenda
      Community -Emerine Kabanshi – Bemba
      Chiefs& Traditional Affairs- Dr. Joseph Katema – Bemba
      Transport – Yamfwa Mukanga – Bemba

      Gender – Luo – Bemba
      Education- Dr…

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    • KAINGU AND KAMBWILI WRONG PIPO TO RUN THESE MIISTRIES WRONG WRONG .
      WHAT WILL KAINGU TELL THE STUDENTS TO BEHAVE WHEN HIS DAUGHTER IRIS A SPOILT KID .
      KAINGU WHO CANT EVEN DISCPLINE HIS OWN DOTA ,WHAT ROLE WILL HE PLAY TO STUDENTS ACROSS .
      PLEASE DR JOHN PHIRI SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST THERE.

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    • PLEASE, ALSO GO AND TALK ABOUT CRUDE CRUDE/REFINED OIL DEAL WITH THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT. BOTH SAUDI ARABIA AND ANGOLA OIL DEALS MUST BE SECURED.

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    • So the sins of Kaingu’s daughter have not visited him as her father. I am told there is a passage in the bible about the sins of the children visiting their parents. I first heard of this when the late Michael Sata’s father was stripped of being a village headman by KK because of his son’s sins. However Sata magnanimously restored KK’s dignity which was badly shattered by one FTC when he became President.

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    • Ooh! Where is my friend Miles Sampa? Smell a rat! Where is Guy Sicoti? Deputy ministers?lol. Watch the space. Kabwili’s appointment, is a falacy and misplaced. This ministry will be more of ministry of misinformation and bullying.

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    • Labour -Fackson Shamenda. There he has lost it

      And I note Kambwili may have a thing to settle with the ZNBC seeing he presides over them and how they reported.

      I give him credit because of Lubinda and Kambwili, a blow to Rainbow me thinks

      Thanks
      Bb2014

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    • Its business as usual for PF and Lungu.

      He has retained the same cabinet which Sata called useless and expect good results.

      Anyway, if people expected something different from this wimp Lungu they are hugely mistaken. He tried to change it on Tuesday but Kalaba warned him against that and so he yielded.

      Why has he left Defence to himself? Is it because he is afraid some one might use it in his favour just like he did?

      I dont expect anything good out of Lungu and his PF. RB has used him big time to get Nchito off his case.

      Come 2016, RB has his own serious agenda with his MMD faction. Nevous Mumba is broke, and all what RB needs to do to rop in is to promise him vice presidency and stuff his mouth with a few thousand dollars. Then Mumba will be for RB as president in 2016.

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    • Lord of fimo fimo, whether you like it or not, RB through EL is breaking the spine of the Muchinga cartel. Also if those guys are not Bemba, then HH is not Tonga too as he is Ila actually. The job of information minister is always given top people you want to hung or those who are about to commit suicide or simply said those with nothing to lose. This is the reason Kambwili has been given this position. It is a very tricky one and from there it is very difficult to be liked by the nation.

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    • Wanzelu. ECL can only appoint the MPs he nominates and elected MPs to cabinet positions and usually from his own party to avoid potential bye elections. With this scenario ba Wanzelu which MPs did you want ECL to appoint to cabinet knowing that most of the PF MPs are from North Eastern “Rhodesia” from which he can appoint? The term proportional representation (PR) is an electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body. If 2% of the electorate support a particular political party, then roughly 2 % of seats will be won by that party which translates to 3 MPs in a 150 seat parliament. The advantage of this system is that you can choose anybody to represent the party. Julius Malema of the EFF in RSA chose some MPs from the poor as MPs.

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    • I hope Edgar Lungu will not appoint this man. He is the type who can bite the hand that feeds him. He is too much an opportunist and an ungrateful person.

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    • @2.8 jeko
      As bantustans, give lungu enough votes from the enclave and he will give cabinet positions to as many bantustans as possible. Your tagging of names for cabinet ministers as bembas shows the inferiority complex bantustans have. Bantustans overrate themselves for nothing.

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  2. Interesting cabinet, I think Kambwili as a street thug and action oriented man should have gone to Local Government where the likes of him and the issues are well suited for his character.

    I pitty him because with his lack of verbal discipline, and being already public enemy, this position will just cement his legacy as public enemy number 1.

    Only two people who have help this position have come out with their reputation intact and these are Dr Katema and Given Lubinda.

    Am afraid Kambwili will join the list of the hated people like Alex Shapi, Kamalondo, Shikapwashya, Mike Mulongoti, Tentamashimba,Kennedy Sakeni, etc. The Government spokesperson position is brutal when it come to damaging politicians’s perception with the public. Good luck Kambwili

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    • Good observation. However, local government is very complex. Kambwili has been given that role because he appears not to care about his own reputation. Also, Kambwili in effect, will not be providing critical information as this role is vested in Amos Chanda at State House.

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    • For the first time in a long time MMD CBL has said it rightly. Kambwili will only alienate the already weak PF from the masses as information minister due to his diarrhoea of the mouth. Local government would have been more ideal to intimidate councils around the country. It is good news for us who believe that PF cant deliver.

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    • NO SINGLE TONGA IN LUNGU’S CABINENT,AND IT IS A WELL BALANCED CABINET INDEED. AFTER ALL TONGAS DID NOT GIVE LUNGU A VOTE SO THEY DONT DESERVE ANY CABINET POSITION,NOT EVEN A NOMINATED TONGA MP.

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    • @MMD Chief bootlicker,it is good luck to PF government too because he may end up embarrassing them! May Lungu looked at the way he packaged campaign messages at the rally and thought that he was better suited for propaganda but that may not work well for him as he does not seem to have the tact to handle press issues in critical times!

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    • Kambwili is not a public enemy. For yo infor people love him, people see him as an action oriented man and he was one of the preferred candidant for the presidency. Why do yo hate Bembas you sick person. You need psychological help

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    • Kambwili has been set up to fail and rightly so. Guys like that need to be removed from cabinet. Rather than EL doing it, he’ll let that man fall on his own sword.

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    • Kambwili is not the right person to head Ministry of Information. He tries to intimidate people and very soon he will try his tactics with journalists, try to squash freedom of the press and speech. President Lungu please caution this man so that he only bullies his family.

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  3. The appointment of two opposition MPs into full ministerial capacity is a first. That said, it is clear that the battleground for 2016 will be the MMD MPs that will stand on different tickets. One thing that has to change before 2016- Alexander Chikwanda will have to leave the ministry of Finance (he is better in Defense if you still want him). A finance minister must have the gut to tell you to stop spending.

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    • No Chikwanda will influence power using the defence forces to his fellow kolwestans. He should be retired- enough is enough. Edgar is mindful of that. however he has done it well this time by appointing more of the same kolwestans who were in Sata’s government as he still owes gratitude to Sata and his people. Come 2016, RB’s team will set in once he has his own mandate if he wins.

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    • @RDA Corruption Continues- DO not comment on my posts if you intend to insult other tribes. How shallow can you be? Why do we pretend to be tribalist online when we know that we have very close friends who we hang out with who are a different tribe? Keep me out of your nonsense. When I refer to Chikwanda leaving Finance, I base that on the fact that he is not professionally suitable for the role, nothing else.

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    • JEKO CHECK THE TRIBE
      MWILA IS LUAPULA NOT BEMBA OK
      KAMBWILI ,YALUMA,KATEMA ARE THE ONLY BEMBAZ THERE
      THE REST ARE FROM LUAPULA AND SERENJE
      1 KALUVALE,L 3 LOZIS,LUAPULA DOMINATES

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    • @Voldemort
      I don’t think E.L had a choice when it comes to Chikwanda’s appointment. Its out of loyalty I guess because as we all know, despite him (Chikwanda) not being very vocal during the divisions in the party, he is the one who called the shots from behind the scenes.
      However, I feel that maybe, just maybe Chikwanda should have been given defence and for the Finance post, some ‘outsiders’ who handled MoF well (in my view) in the past like Ng’andu Magande or Situmbeko Musokotwane could have been considered.

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    • Why MMD Chief Boot Liker is speaking positively is because Lungu is his fellow Easterner. In other words, Bootliker is a tribalist who supports his tribesmates. That’s why he has toned down and has become like a PF

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    • @moma your last paragraph is well done, replace chikwanda with some one else, & not happy with kaingo we should have gotten silliya we are sure she will win if she stands in her area..

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    • @Beautiful Moma- I guess that makes sense. That said, his performance needs to be evaluated in line with the economic indicators such as GDP, inflation etc.

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    • For the sake of the country’s economy which is the doldrums, President Lungu should have appointed a person who has a proven track record in Ministry of Finance for example Magande. I think we need someone like him. Chikwanda will take the country into further debt no doubt. It will be a pity!

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    • This Magande you wish had been given the opportunity had good chemistry with LPM (MHSRIP), seems they listened to each other and moreover LPM was careful on expenditure. Remember he questioned the alcohol bill for his pantry? “Who drank all this alcohol? I only drink water!”

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    • Why do you hate Bembas, All the time you must refer to Bembas. What have they done to you. Plz just discuss the issue at hand don’t be tribal. In any case they deserve the appointments.

      Do you remember yo History, they started the chachacha– the Independence struggle, they are not docile like u who hides behind sudo names.

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  4. So far so good. I have no issues with this team lineup. Anyone with an objective eye seeing from a different angle?

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    • @Luba Kaonde,vote first and be included in cabinet after! Ngimbu(Luvale) is in cabinet because he is PF MP. Which Kaonde or Tonga constituency did PF (Edgar ) win in last elections or where does PF have an MP in Southern Province? The times for tribal balancing for the sake of it ended with one party participatory democracy. Now it is multi-party. You work in your party,it wins and you have a chance to be appointed and vice-versa when you loose!

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  5. A wrong choice for Chishimba Kambwili and Micheal Kaingu; misplaced ministerial positions.

    Chishimba Kambwili will make sure that all media start respecting and worshiping PF and Edgar Lungu.

    Chishimba Kambwili is a dictator all radio station opposed to PF will be closed down including the Post Newspaper.

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    • Lol Jane, you cannot appoint an opposition MP to a role of propaganda. That said, I agree that Kambwili is of the wrong temperament to handle media issues but let us look at history- he is no different from Tetamashimba and many others who have held the position.

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    • JANE MULENGA CHISHIMBA SHOULD HAVE JUST BN TRASHED ,FROM INFORMATION SOON WILL BE FIRED .HAS A VERBAL STINKING DIARRHOEA .
      IFYABUKAYA MAN WHERE IS HE MWANSA KAPEYA
      THIS IS TOTALLY RUBBISH .
      MILES SAMPA STILL WILL BE DEPUTY
      YA SO PF MPS WHERE ARE YOU BAMISHA AFTER CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM

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    • Good point, Jane, on the appointment of Kambwili. Could it be pay back time for the post? Remember Kambwili and Lungu have a bone to chew with one Mmembe!

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  6. Why hasnt he announced defence? is he waiting for further instructions?? something is wrong here, kambwili ku information? he is the least well spoken person, its like using a vuvuzela for a violin session,,,,excellent choice on lubinda….as for the post of defence, i’m suspicious, and for the MMD appointments, i see RB is at work..

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    • ray ray
      Please learn to read and understand. Edgar Lungu is still the defense minister okay.
      Don’t just rush to comment from without, speed swats as the adage goes.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • If at all these MMD appointments are due to RB, then I must admit, RB is wise. Look, Mumba sat with the President and these appointments were discussed. Why do you think the MMD MPs who have been appointed are not on the list of those expelled by Mumba?

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    • Imwe, this is a government of national unity. We need to unite and stop the insults. Defence will be done very shortly, just hang on.

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    • Defence awaits Panji Kaunda or Miles Sampa as soon as he withdraws the court case. Otherwise Austin Chewe will be nominated and take the portfolio.

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  7. A culture of performance demands that clear performance targets are set and agreed. Then regular but rigorous performance evaluation is conducted with clear consequences for good or bad performance. Such a culture enhances performance and merit. Otherwise it is business as usual, talk as usual!

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  8. Why should president Lungu say he is ready to replace? Let him not think that he is too clever than others, He is in that position purely by personal appointment by former late president Sata. And those PF MPs who stood on that and ensured he won the election.

    ECL had no clue, no vision he stood and relied on Sata’s work legacy etc. And his promise to continue with Sata’ vision made him carry the day. So we want to see him continue with the PF Manifesto

    What wrong did Prof Luo commit for her to go to Gender, an educated woman, a profferssor in medicine. And she even fought hard for him during the election

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    • It is unfair to state that Pres. Edgar Lungu had no vision before. Many political visions are built through campaigns. Look, even yourself, perhaps you have no dream of becoming a president, but if it happens that you fall in line to become one, there are probably things you want for Zambia that you never thought you would influence. Every constructive human being has a dream. As for Prof. Luo, she is not the most effective technocrat. She is moving from the position of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to Gender? These are both social roles and I have not seen any ranking of the importance of one ministry over the other. Are you saying Gender issues are less important than tradional affairs? Exactly, it is a matter of opinion.

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    • Jo Upnd chap just shut up and do not bring confusion in PF. Madam Luo has done nothing wrong just like the president has done nothing wrong too, she can be taken to any ministry where the president feels she requires her services. Was the chiefs and tradition affairs ministry a health ministry? But she was a minister there and in several ministries. Grow up and do not bore us with your immature comments

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    • CONCUR WITH YOU .
      LUNGU IS JUST LUCK COZ SATA APPOINTED HIM TO RUN 2 MINISTRIES .
      APPOINTING MWANDI MP KAINGU WHO AT ONE TIME RIPPED SATAs SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT THAT ITS RUBBISH .
      ON THE OTHER HAND I BLAME YOU PF PIPO HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU AT ALL YOU WERE BUSY CAMPAIGNING FOR LUNGU NOT KNOWING THAT RB CONTROLLING U

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    • Nkandu Luo lumpenised with Jean Kapata by attacking ZNBC. That is not behaviour expected of a professor. Before this, she mislead HE MCS to be at war with Mune Lubemba Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II of the Bemba speaking people. This was very painful to most Bemba people. As rightfully put by HE ECL, government has no business interfering in tradition succession plans. Therefore Nkandu Luo may be a professor but she behaves like a cadre, pure and proper.
      She either takes Gender as assigned by the President or remain in the back benche and all the women & youth of Munali will teach her a lesson in the next elections. All ministries are important for eleviating the suffering of the masses.

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    • @ Jo it’s the President’s choice to place ministers, & your nkhandu is even lucky she was about to be left out completely due to her mischievous behavior of conducting small meetings to question the earlier appointments by the President… Put on your seat belts…

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    • All minsters are paid the same. Whether in Gender or Defence or Health same pay. Prof Luo why worry just go there and work you will be given Minister of Defence soon. Tell your aunt that it is okay you will work with Edgar Lungu after all he is your Mbuya

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  9. Father Frank Bwalya should now hang himself.

    Let Edgar Lungu apponit him as Lusaka Mayor.

    Uselees and useless plus useless priest.

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    • Lol- Jane, Fr. Bwalya did not beg for any appointment. Do celebrate too early; appointments have not finished and they never do. Edgar Lungu has not exhausted his ministerial nominations and he has not appointed deputy ministers. Watch this space, Fr. Bwalya will be given an appointment.

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    • He is also splitting ministries so there are at least two extra ministers to be appointed. Anyway only that he has to make the deputy minister appointments otherwise for the next 18 he could have made a saving leaving it at only cabinet ministers.

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    • Wilbur Simuusa is a perpetual non performer. Even at Nchanga Open Pits Mines he was the same. Bunda bwama degrees, uku performa caalyafya..!!!

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    • They too wanted both the party and national presidency! Bashi Nono is also quiet! Guess I can now begin juggling as to how many may be headed to the Kabimba’s Party!

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    • Just imagin it, he is not thinking about the people who supported, campaigned for him. He must be careful with what he says coz he will go to the same people for a vote and support shortly

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  10. Team Miles Kiometre apart Sampa

    Wilbur Simuusa Chingola is waiting

    Bashi Nono reloaded

    Munkombwe The Belly and crawling

    Guy Scot Muzungu Opusa

    Kindly note that the above named fellows are joining the Rainbow Party with Miles being promised the position of Veep

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    • WILL ASWELL MY QUESTION IS WHAT WILL MWANDI MP KAINGU BRING TO STUDENTS ACROSS WHEN HE HAS COMPLETELY FAILED TO TAME HIS WILD DAUGHTER AND HE RIPPED SATAZ SPEECH NOW IS IN PF .
      VINCENT MWALE JUST KA WOMANISER AT THE EXPENSE OF BENA KAMPYONGO AND KOSAMU .

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    • Well if that is true, we say Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, and Amen to that.

      Let them take their ‘nasty’ to that party. PF must be ego free and united to prep for 2016.

      His Excellency would not turn his back on some of those without some hatchet finding its way there.

      Enough of strife.

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    • Let Miles alone you people. Time will come for those not appointed. Here one has to be careful who bring closer. You ate forgetting so quickly that it too two months to dismantle the cartel.

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    • The earlier they go the better, we will meet them in 2016…we actually don’t need these double tongued greedy fellows in the party..

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    • Apart from Miles Sampa, the rest can join even a frog party. Sampa, if only he can become humble, he is still our man in PF and maybe might be considered.

      HH and Kabimba combined, H.E. ECL will beat them very clean. We understand politics bwana.

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  11. So it pays to intimidate! Kambwili has earned himself a post in the ministry of information. wither Mulwila!

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    • @4 shokoloko do you even have time to respect your mother or friends. Be serious man. Respect even your stupid wife. You will just die hating EL. Just wait for your HH”time.

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  12. Lungu knows very well what the minister of defence can do remember he was there, i hear he used that ministry to intimidate Guy Scot so he is very careful who he appoints there so don’t be surprise if he keep that position upto 2016 no one trusts anyone in PF.

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  13. Notable individuals missing from appointment- Miles Sampa, Wilbur Simuusa, Emmanuel Chenda, Guy Scott. Miles Sampa might be appointed as Minister of Defense.

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  14. SHOKOLOKO MBANGOSHE, So your frantic campaigns was aimed at landing a ministerial position? Shame on you. We praise the almighty God for giving EL the wisdom to overlook you. May you remain were you are for good.

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    • YES I CAMPAIGNED AS AN MP AM A PF FROM THE TIME SATA LAUNCHED THIS AND THIS IS WHAT I GET .
      WHY SHOULD KAINGU BE GIVEN A MINISTERAIL WHEN THE VOTERS THERE VOTED AGAINST LUNGU WHEN US IN PF GAVE HIM MASSIVE VOTES ,WE NEED TO BE APPRECIATED .
      POLITICS WE ARE THERE TO MAKE OUR POCKETS FULL .
      ANY MINISTER ,PS ,DEPUTY MINISTER EVEN LUNGU IS THERE FOR DEALS .
      VINCENT MWALE WHAT HAS HE DONE IN PF ,KAPWAYA WHEN US WE VE BEEN THERE .

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  15. chi luo,that is the end,very frustrated indeed you are,we told you deal with interlectuals like HH,iwe ati iyoo HH liboloo.just envy while kapata will be eating cream at touarism whilst you will be dealing with bana fimbusa and battered women

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  16. Truly laughable indeed what type of thinking is this how do you appoint BUFFOON Kambwili in information. ..even the oldman Sata would ever do that…this is why I said all that nonsense about Znbc slogan about promoting unity is mere window dressing. I feel for the ZNBC board who stood up to this cantankerous BUFFOON during the Presidential campaigns.

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  17. Information is good for Kambwili, it has killed the ambitions and dreams of many a presidential hopeful. Lungu is wise in this case. If Kambwili attacks ZNBC people will hate him and thus no plot one ever.

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  18. May i congratulate Lungu for appointing Ngimbu Christabel in Cabinet position as North Western is represented for the first time in PF government.
    The promises which were made during bye election is Zambezi west were the construction of a bridge across Zambezi river over mize palace,the upgrading of roads in Zambezi west and the thorn issue of township roads in North western,continued use of thermal stations and Solwezi Chingola road as the province is not benefitting.If these tasks are done,then all is well.
    Thank you for disbanding the Muchinga cartel.For get about Mwasa Kapeya,Nkandu Luo,Mile Sampa,Guy Scott even Kabwili drop him on the way these are people who have made PF unpopular.Traitors like father Bwalya must be ignored.Bravo
    Its one Zambia,One Nation.

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    • @Sudan, I agree with you.NW province needs some special attention in terms of development and PF seems to be doing something already though they need to do more and explain more to the people. It was reported in Newspapers that there is US$163 million project to connect all districts in NW to the national grid,the design of the Solwezi-Chingola road dual carriage way has been completed awaiting funding for construction.There could be more being done and more yet to be done but that needs to be communicated to the electorate.The underdevelopment of NW is not PF’s making but some parties have been using it to decampaign PF.Even MMD who had more time to develop the province have been using it.But also note that Masumba and some two others were PF government albeit as Deputies. ECL unite us!

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  19. Hatred for Tongas continues. Is Lungu saying there are no tongas and lundas competent to be ministers. Rubbish! Clear discrimination. Go to hell.

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  20. Dictoctorship in the offing! How can one be Minister of defence and also remain commander in Chief. What iis he scared of? This how weak people operate. He keeps galavanting around, and cant even perform a simple task of putting a cabinet together. RBs legase of accumulatiing allowances on foreign trips. I am sure he knows he is just finishing Sata’s term. How do you expect the slogan to change the divisions in the nation? During the KK days when this slogan was prominent, was the nation united. If you choose a helpless and directionless person to lead you this is the case. Full of threats, and no inspiration.

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  21. Lungu is too obsessed with holding on to many portfolios. Why clinging on to Defence? Is it personal to holder? He should realise that as president he has more than enough to do.

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  22. I for one am happy with ECL’s appointments so far! I just hope Kambwili will not take his bullish approach when executing his duties, let him just tame his tongue for once. Ba Kambwili please be level headed this time around. Vincent Mwale?…excellent choice! Bo Given Lubinda, thumbs up!Viva PF Viva ECL!

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  23. Those against the appointments can go to hell. These people are from among us so if they are useless we all useless! Unless you want your grand mother to be appointed just go form your own cabinet.! Also talking about number of bembas in cabinet is evil! What have we done to you people! So we can’t any office?

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  24. was it not chishimba kambwili who stormed and threatened UNZA radio with closure after some negative government news?

    was it not kambwili who went to threaten ZNBC management and the board chairman with his colleague Masebo?

    was it not Kambwili who said he had no presidential ambitions?

    was it not Kambwili who stormed MUVI TV studios and disturbed a live programme?

    was it not Kambwili who stormed pitch and insulted/confornted a referee during Nkana/Etoile Du Sahel match?

    was it not Kambwili who gave Times of Zambia 14days ultimatum to pay workers despite not being labour minister?

    was it not Kambwili who was arrested and sentenced to 15days in jail for conduct likely to disturb the peace?

    etc, etc

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    • Those are the qualities we needed to install discipline where media freedoms are abused. Mwapia baisa..

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  25. @ Jeko
    who told you that Jean Kapata is Bemba? In fact what you have listed as Bemba to certain individuals is not true. Harry Kalaba, for instance is not Bemba. Emeryn Kabanshi is equally not Bemba. There is a mixture of bisa, Bemba, aushi, lala etc. Lungu has done extremely well to include all those who helped him win the just ended Presidential By Election.

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    • You are the same people who call all people from southern province as Tonga. As far as I am concerned , Bemba starts in Kabwe up to Mpulungu, Mbala etc.

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    • This is splitting hairs now. I’m sure you also don’t know all the different tribes forming the Tonga group or the Ngoni group because it is not important for this purpose. All those people have a common denominator language-wise.

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  26. If Kambwili wants to be popular with the Zambian media, he should highlight and solve the plight of journalist who are paid peanuts of peanuts if they are lucky otherwise most of them do not get any pay at all.

    The working conditions for Zambian journalist is pathetic to say the least and journalist and other media personnel have been reduced to professional beggars.

    I know what am talking about because am a Zambian journalist.

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  27. Whatever went wrong with Wilbur Simuusa i dont understand. I know for sure that Sichinga is just rhetorical and not pragmatic, but Simuusa should have been offered as mines minister due to his experience there.

    There is definitely some intelligence concerning him that we may not be privy to.

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    • Whatever went wrong with Simuusa is that:

      1, Simuusa is from the forbidden tribe – Tonga
      2. Simuusa stood against EL in Kabwe, just as the MMD MPs who supported HH have been expelled, Wylbur cannot be forgiven for standing against EL.

      That’s all, nothing else. Tongas are in BIG trouble in this democracy

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    • Simussa was double tongued. He supported Scott did while also appreciating EL. He was trying to mediate between Muzungu wopusa and EL.In the process got bruised and dumped. Is vision to be foolishly careless. How do you align with Scott who will take you nowhere. Simussa ought to have seen this. But unfortunately, being nega-nega product, what do you expect

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    • this samusa of a wheelbar is pathetic am the happiest he is left out, when the whole zambia is benefiting from the roads projects he for 8 years has been telling us that the contractor has moved on sight yet not a road is done. chingola has lost its intergrity just like ministry of agriculture under his leadership did. zwaa!

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  28. buffon kambwili is so excited he had high blood pressure as he thot he was not going to be appointed after showing off that he is rich beyond his wildest dreams. he has now assured his family that he will steal as much money as he can in the ministry of information so that he can position himself to overtake HEECL.

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  29. am impressed. at least the inclusion of Given Lubinda in cabinet was long overdue…these are some of the people one ought to give gratitude to.way to go Mr. lungu.I love this one.

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    • You must be ba Kopala….very funny. On a serious note, that would be like going for your name….going for the jugular

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  30. So far so good,but i feel some have been misplaced ie. kambwili,Luo and Chikwanda.Edgar must take Given as his running mate in 2016.

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  31. WHY DOES EDGER HATE TONGAS. SO TONGAS ARE NOT NEEDED IN CABINET. SO HOW DOES HE INTEND TO UNITE THE COUNTRY?

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  32. So this is merit, obviously PF uses a different dictionary from all of us. Actually fact is the base from which to pick i.e PF parliamentarians is such low calibre, so here we have it. How can it meritorious to appoint that joker Kaingu to Minister of education, science and technology. And as for Christabel Ngimbu going to a key ministry like lands, my foot what a joke of a country!! As for Lubinda let us see him sort out agriculture, that NRDC technician who talks too much and thinks he is smart, we shall see!!

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    • Which of the female MP’s on being elected on the way to Lusaka ran into the bush abandoning the husband?

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  33. Mama Nkandu Luo. Accept the Gender position. We know the genesis of your situation regarding your previous ministry. To do with ill-treatment of MCS by a traditional authority. You are the ‘FALL GUY’ as it were! Circumstances are never permanent, Mama!

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    • We cry racism when a white person calls a black person a monkey and yet we are want to call our own as monkeys. How f.oolish!

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    • @kay,where did you see monkeys in a cabinet of human beings? Grow up and get the exposure you surely lack!! For your information,when racists what to insult black people they call them monkeys so if you are black and calling others monkeys then you are as good as useless! If cabinet is dominated by people from certain areas it is because that is where PF(Lungu) has a support base! He can’t go start appointing people who never believed him and called him names and even if he did,the opposition would be complaining,expelling their members and causing by-elections.This is multi-party democracy,you choose your side and win or loose with it! It is not one-party democracy where you are part of it you like it or not and people get appointed on basis of tribe rather than contribution!

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    • Kay is a humanbeing unfortunately with a donkey’s brain! Hateful speech is not only debasing to the people it is being directed at but also to the originator as others observing and reading realise that the hate speech is an inferiority complex. Debasing others also includes debasing yourself in other people’s minds.
      Zambia has humanbeings of different tribes involved in politics and none of these people deserve the hateful speech from you Kay. May Jehovah God creator of heaven & earth forgive you & grant you peace.

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    • The most educated person in PF is Prof. Luo but it looks like she is not a politician…..through out she has been ignored. What could be the problem. I tend to think now that Education is not equal to Leadership.

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  34. Ok, So far so good. Inclusion of two opposition MPs is in the right direction in the spirit of togetherness. But Kaingu should have been given a different potfolio other than education minister. John Phiri excelled in that department. This is my critical observation.

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  35. Hhmmmmm lets see what next. Lungu has seen that he CANT DO AWAY with the loquacious Kambwili, otherwise he would ve embarrassed him there and then.

    Viva UPND & the One Zambia One Nation slogan is USELESS will BATTLE IT out till our wishes and cravings are satisfied.

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    • Aha that’s where UPND will always loose… One Zambia One Nation is what makes us Zambia, not being Tonga or Lozi… Come 2016, next year, it will be 5 straight times that HH and UPND will lose. Unless you quickly learn the Slogan One Zambia One Nation… not Haleisa Haleisa, because Hakalusa Alimwi

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    • Splitting hairs! In nomenclature in descending order the upper group aggregates smaller ones below it so it all depends at what level you want to look at.

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  36. My advice to Hon Kambwili is that the mouth is the easiest opening to shut- You can use your lips or your teeth to lockout useless utterances.

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    • Very wise counsel for Hon. Kambwili. He needs to act and speak soberly and avoid inflaming others with unsuitable utterances. Let’s build harmony of ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION!

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  37. It is very evident that some people, if not all, are there not to serve the Zambian people but their bellies – Prof Luo stayed away, why? She wanted VP portfolio.

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  38. the rest are ok, except for Kaingu.how would appoint the enemy of your predecessor?? the enemy the party’s founding father?? indeed vwonders shall never end,have we forgotten how he tore president Sata’s Speech in at Parliament in 2012 , Kaingu disrespected Micheal’s speech and called it useless, and today he is in cabinet of the man he insulted?? Mr. President please revisit that appointment please .thumbs up for Lubinda and Given;s appointment.

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    • Tearing someone’s speech doesn’t in any way signify hatred for that person. You are simply opposed to what that person has written or you don’t like his ideas and you show you disagreement by tearing his ka speech to pieces. That is where we ve got it wrong in Zambia. If I have a different opinion from you, you label me your enemy. That’s wrong. Kaingu demonstrated his courage and i think thats what has earned him the position.

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  39. Damp squib. Why would he need a whole month to appoint the same cabinet as Sata? Should have taken him 5 minutes to do.

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  40. I will say it again! FOR AS LONG AS UPND CONTINUES MENTIONING TRIBE in their political antiques, they should as well forget 2016. That’s a fact! If they brings out real issues people will listen and by that they will demonstrate maturity but immediately they mention tribe the other people will also go tribal and if that becomes the case they will not win, they are in the MINORITY. U might not like it but that’s a FACT!

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  41. I have my advise to make. Energy Minister, do your homework. How can ZESCO be owed so much money (million of Dollars) by the mines and at the same time it keeps borrowing at commercial and high rates? Something is definitely wrong in ZESCO. Minister of Works and Supply, ensure the Link 8000, L2000 and L400 projects are expeditiously carried out and let RDA supervise these contactors on very serious note. Minister of Agriculture, please take farming to another level and stop giving us the same excuses every year. Minister of Local Government, can you ensure councils start work for the community for once?
    Minister of Finance, stabilize the Kwacha and stop bootlicking the President. Health, woke up sir let both public and private health institutions start delivering.

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    • Spot on. This government needs to hit the ground because days are closer than they appear on the calender.Within a matter of months this country will be goings to the polls again.
      How people will vote will depend on the positive strides the government will have made by next year.One critical area is Agriculture.Protracted delays in paying farmers should be looked at critically.

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    • Why of all the people? You are the shameless people who misled the former first lady to make her believe she could be Republican President until she was humiliated in Kabwe.

      Be real, you cant just take people for granted in this complicated world. Maureen, Mutati, Masebo , GBM Dipak and the Under Five thought they would cheat Zambians, where are they today? People can read between the lines and make their judgement.

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  42. There is nothing like giving jobs to those who campaigned for EL, the president has chosen to work with the selected team. So pipo who are saying EL is not following sata’s vision are not only naive but stupid because EL shud avoid some mistakes that Sata made and build on sata’s successes. It’s not long ago wen these same nincompoops were calling Sata all sorts of names. Let us give credit were it’s due. EL has scored many goals in one game. Chills and his Bird brained friends shud watch out for more heart attacks in 2016. Viva EL Viva PF

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  43. The president should consider Dr Kaseba just like Preident Banda appreciated Dr Chiluba. Miles Sampa is another person to consider

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  44. BRAVO YOUR EXCELLENCY- NOW ITS TIME TO LOOK INTO THE MISSIONS ABROAD- FILLED WITH 90% PF CADRES/ LATE MCS RELATIONS AND CHRISTINE KASEBA’S RELATIONS- BRING THEM BACK SIR ITS NOW ON MERIT TIME.

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  45. learn to appreciate hard workers like Kambwili. no one is perfect including u. what kambwili has achieved in his political career is far much greater than most of the PF MP including lubinda and E.L. Go to roan constituency and see for yourself and compare it with chawama and kabwata. look at the ministry of sports today, its much better than it was.i dont know what you want, eloquent speakers or action oriented pipo. zambia needs action not talkers. even in this new position He will perform very well no dought about that. the problem with some of you is jealous, hatred and ignorance. u speak with yo feeling ignoring what u have seen.

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    • Wise Man, Kindly avoid using dought for ‘doubt’! The two works are very different. Secondly, while criticising emotional people, you also come out very emotional. Kambwili was extremely popular when he just became cabinet minister, but recently he has been shooting himself in the foot with his mouth. The advise should be taken as such advise. He needs to tone down especially now as government spokes person. He is nonetheless a very good leader.

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  46. Okay. One question why is he minister of defence while he holds the position of presidency?? Doe the constitution even allow it for him to appoint himself? After he dissolved cabinet

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  47. Well I personally do not follow these Guys that much but all I wish for is that they can be people that will deliver in their positions. Personal agenda aside and Zambians plight must be a priority. Development. Prosperity. Someone commented that non of my tribes men has been picked on but I can assure you that EL will appoint me soon.

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  48. Thank you for leaving out Simusa. Let him come back to Chingola and work on the dilapidated roads. Very useless and stupid MP. And do not even dream of standing as Nchanga Const MP coz you will be humiliated badly. I.D.IOT.

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  49. simusa and katema dont deserve ministerial positions, they have set very bad example in Nchanga and chingola constituencies. the constituency is dilapidated i wonder on what grounds was Katema appointed. shame on you Dr.katema/ simusa.

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  50. Keep up the pressure, UPND, the Zambia Unite campaign is bearing friut:

    Balancing of Regions and brains – ‘me too’!

    But, the whole Nation must not be at the mercy of one man in Lusaka. The whole population has got combined brains – let them lead and manage their affairs at all levels!

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  51. True, true! Dr John Phiri was the most appropriate, the most suited for the Ministry of Education. A wrong decision Mr President!

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  52. True, true! Dr John Phiri was the most appropriate, the most suited for the Ministry of Education. A wrong decision, Mr President!

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  53. It is this time around we have to be carefull with our analysis. I read one comment saying no Tonga in current cabinate. For me this is fine, if the target is to isolate this tribe, but it does send wrong signals to the outside world. Mwanawasa tried this between 2001 and 2006, but it proved to be very retrogressive. There is a deliberate move to seperate the tribal causins i.e. Tongas and Lozis, this one is clear and it is also not being wise. That was the approach by the colonialists, divide and rule. Old style strategy, but for Zambia it still works. Siamunene, is left in the cold, we dont know about Namwala MP. These are some of the agry faces of Zambian politics. But the fact of the matter is that, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU SUPPRESS TONGAS, THEY EXEL MORE IN THEIR SOCIAL LIFE, very resil

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  54. KAMBWILI HAS BEEN SET UP.ITS ONE WAY OF DROPPING HIM.SINCE HE’S GOT DIARRHEA OF THE MOUTH,HE’LL MESS UP MANJE MANJE AND EL WILL HAVE A REASON TO GET RID OF HIM.KIKIKIKI

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  55. @Jeko, thank you for your stoolpidity. Now, line up Janza and his soccer team and don’t be afraid to put Tonga, Lozi to each name! After you do so make a point -fu and we will listen to you.

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  56. Can Mr. Shamenda get to work and repeal the 65 years retirement time back to 55 years? This was ECL campaign promises and does not need weeks to consider. Also look into the work conditions of mine workers who have been very supportive of the PF party.
    Generally workers need to be paid well by companies that demonstrate their capability to pay?

    Ba Lubinda, one of the hot issues people told us during the campaigns was that the price of mealie meal needs to get to down, so honorable, get to work sir. Also, ensure the Farmers Support Inputs (FSI) and all of the must reach the farmer on time and PAID in August each year ninshi mwabomba.

    Local Government minister, please can you ensure Lusaka is and other major cities are clean instead of just putting posters that “Keep Lusaka clean”.

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  57. after 8 months their will be a bye-election, then Inonge wina will compete against her mbuya kumusanza, then bembaz will have no option but to vote for a Lozi or T

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  58. @Analyst, Edgar doesn’t hate Tongas, Tongas hate Edgar. Please ask HH to appoint them to positions and stop asking foolish questions you already know answers to.

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  59. Am glad this is the best cabinet ever. Far better that even the one our great heroe late Sata made. I think Lungu must have learnt from the mistakes made then.

    Edgar has just restored my cobfidence. 2016 nafuti. Vote EL always.

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  60. @JJ2, you have hit the nail on the head, and on Ulibe Nzelu. These people heading departments do “wako ni wako” and they want to do the same to the nation. Just look at his contribution!

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  61. @Mo taim if this is one hell of a strong team, then I wonder how a weak one looks like. These are the same failures who have been there before. The few additions range from average to junk. I think this country will never move from its sluggish way of doing things. This is purely job sharing. There is nothing meritorious about this team. It will be useless and nothing tangible will come out of this. Unfortunately Zambians are blessed with a lot of inertia and blind loyalty. Come 2016, the same vomit will be retained and the story goes on and on. To tell you the truth is to insult you. This is Zambia. Anyway Christians are designed to accept trash as the highest standards of anything. Afterall “it is the will of God to have mediocrity”. This is nonsense. Zambia a christian nation? to…

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  62. INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT! MMD SPOKESPERSON SAID ON RADIO PHOENIX TODAY THE EDGAR LUNGU CONSULTED ENVERS MUMBA BEFORE APPOINTING KAINGU AND MWALE.

    THEN WHEN KAINGU WAS CALLED BY LUNGU ABOUT THE APPOINTMENT, LUNGU TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD ALREADY CONSULTED NEVERS. KAINGU THEN CALLED NEVERS AND THANKED HIM FOR THE SUPPORT.

    WITH MWALE, HE ACTUALLYN DROVE TO MUMBA HOUSE TO ASK HIM PERSONALLY IF IT WAS TRUE THAT HE HAD GIVEN HIS BLESSINGS AND MUMBA CONFIRMED.

    IF THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED, THEN IT KILLS BITTERNESS. MWANAWASA UNILATERALLY AND BRUTALLY DEMOLISHED THE ENTIRE HERITAGE PARTY BY ADOPTING ALL 4 HP MPs AND MIYANDA HAS NEVER RECOVERED. LUNGU IS SETTING A GOOD PRECEDENCE. DID HE CONSULT HH ON ON THE SOLWEZI MP? LET HIM NOT APPLY DOUBLE STANDARDS. BUT MOVE IN RIGHT DIRECTION.

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  63. these tribal sentiments make sad reading what has be fallen my beloved country Zambia the time i have being away beloved fellow Zambians these tribal sentiment can be an ingredient for anarchy . my humble appeal to everyone back home please let us avoid these tribal sentiments.

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