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President Lungu is not hiding behind Rupiah Banda -Wina

Headlines President Lungu is not hiding behind Rupiah Banda -Wina

Edgar Lungu and Rupiah Banda clench hands as a sign of unity after the former president announced his support for the PF candidate in the January 20, 2015 elections.
Edgar Lungu and Rupiah Banda clench hands as a sign of unity after the former president announced his support for the PF candidate in the January 20, 2015 elections.

Vice -President Inonge Wina told parliament this morning that president Edgar Lungu is not hiding behind fourth republican president Rupiah Banda.

Ms Wina was responding to opposition members of parliament who wanted to find out why Mr Rupiah Banda was accompanying Mr Lungu to Namibia for the inauguration of President-elect Dr Hage Geingob.

Ms Wina said the trio of fourth republican president Rupiah Banda, first republican president Kenneth Kaunda and veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga were invited for the inauguration because of the contribution they rendered to the political emancipation of Southern Africa.

“Zambia paid dearly for the political freedom of Africa and people might wish to know that the new president of Namibia was once a political refuge in Zambia,” she said.

Ms Wina added that some politicians are unsettled by the association of the Patriotic Front (PF) and Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) hence accusing president Lungu of being controlled by Mr Banda.

Mr.Rupiah Banda was officially invited to attend the inauguration ceremony by Namibia’s outgoing President, Hifikepunye Pohamba.In his invitation letter, Mr.Pohamba said that the
inauguration ceremony which will be held on 21 March, 2015, will also mark the 25th anniversary of that country’s independence.

“I have the honour and pleasure to invite Your Excellency to grace the inauguration ceremony and the silver jubilee with your presence,” wrote President Pohamba.
He stressed that President Banda’s presence at Dr Geingob’s inauguration ceremony will symbolise the excellent bilateral relations and strong bonds of solidarity and friendship that exist between Zambia and Namibia.

As Zambia’s Ambassador to the United Nations in the 1970s, President Banda once served as President of the United Nations Council for Namibia, a body that was responsible for superintending the country’s affairs before the attainment of political independence in 1990.

43 COMMENTS

  1. Rainbow Party getting well organized in the North East of USA, we will welcome GMB with open hands and the Party symbol, Strength and Experience, Leadership for the People. 2016 here we with VISION for the Taxpayers.

    • Edgar Lungu’s appointments so far have been very tribal. I think he has failed to use his discretion in nominating MPs to balance up….Mwanakatwe Eastern, Mvunga Eastern, Mulenga Sata Muchinga. And other nominated MPs are Chikwanda Muchinga and John Phiri Eastern……This country is bigger than the two provinces…and I am from the Northen province , just in case you wanted to know…

    • @Obatala, who is interested to know where you from, maybe the PF? Just stop that shhhit of balancing, and tribal, you fi PF. Even your 2 balls and those of PF leaders never get balanced, one is over the other, why you want to play with them all the time to “balance” them?

    • Hiding is fine, but RB is facing serious allegation by the court of laws, that is the problem, and this what Lungu will sit down next year at Christmas dinner AFTER he has lost the presidential election and ruled, that the highest job in the country is not for drunkards who have no spine to make the right decisions

      Were he to discard RB he will many a persons but regrettably the rainbow and UPND will use this as a yardstick to make up numbers on the PF
      Remember Pf has no following in southern province, Western and now Northern Province with the ridding of, of Honourable GBM

      This is how the end starts, belive me I am the seeker of justice and the truth and I can see this.

      A black man cant.

      PF like MMD are heading for extinction.

      Thanks
      BB2014

    • But try someone else other than Kabimba as Kabimba is well known what he can do if put in power again. There hasn’t been that level of arrogance in Zambian politics than that seen in Kabimba’s days in PF government. He could have easily declared himself a God if he wasn’t stopped by the violence he was instrumental in bringing up in PF.

    • RB sure………………………………………………………………………………………..

    • Oh, WTF. Please stop telling lies. We know who pulls the strings in PF. Learn to tell the truth even once in a while, for fcuksakes!

    • @Nastradumus….Is it so hard to have a nominated MP from the 8 provinces?
      President- East
      Chief Justice -East
      Secretary to Cabinet -East
      Chief Adviser to President (RB)-East
      Don’t you see a pattern here? The presidency, Judiciary and the civil service are all headed by people from one region…how can this be One Zambia, One Nation

    • Only president who cared about Zambians are guy scott and Patrick mwanawasa . During KK I was not born so I don’t know much . FTJ was a bandit , RB was and steal a bandit , sata was a bandit and cared about Zambians , lungu is a bandit . Why is lungu hang out with katibum , Henry Banda and RB . Those are the full bandits in Africa , lungu gets diamonds from Robert Mugabe and takes them Angola as a middle man .

  2. It’s very worrying in the way the VP answers questions in parliament. As head of govt one would expect that she would seriously pay attention to questions but alas, she behaves as though she is a propaganda queen. It is not right to think that the VP must always give a good picture of the party in power even when it is clear that there are serious shortcomings. The role of the VP in the house is not to issue propaganda statements to save face of the PF but to be as candid as possible so as to protect the interests of the people. It is funny to listen to this VP answer questions in parliament. She takes everything as a joke; she denies any blemish on the PF even where it is evident that the PF has been brutalising people in markets and bus stations. Facts are there and everybody knows.

    • on the contrary, our VP Inonge Wina has done very well in fully answering questions as posed by partisan MPs especially those in opposition disappointed and bitter their man lost again. It’s understandable when you are in perpetual opposition but please, compare the waffling and evasive answers they got from GS, Inonge is miles ahead

  3. It seems these opposition leaders have no better questions to ask…Lungu is an amateur and needs some one to mentor him.Unfortunately he picked RB. I guess its also the issue of pay back time since he massively supported him.

  4. BULLSH%^T, Lungu’s appointment have been the most inclusive in modern Zambia. He said it himself that he will appoint people on merit and not that crap you are suggesting. VIVA ECL!!!

    • its shameful the way we are conducting ourselves. Instead of moving the nation forward busy exchanging insults.

  5. PF is prosecuting RB for the crimes he committed while in power and now the same PF has gone to bed with RB. How will the end be its obvious to all that Banda and his children will be set free.

    Not because there are innocent but because of corruption in PF Now. I agree with Kawimba that Sata should be turning in his grave for what Edger Lungu is doing.

    Mr Lungu swall to uphold the constitution, the law will follow him when he leaves the office.

    The people who are corrupt and their parliamentary seats have been nulifield he is embracing then to stand again is there any morals with PF. No and No.

  6. Well said your Honor Madam Veep Wina. Tell these ignorant opposition MPs that whether they like it or not RB is a great statesman, in fact by serving as President of UN council for Namibia he was effectively President of Namibia for that period. HE Edgar Chagwa Lungu is doing a good job of bringing Zambia together. He is even travelling together with VJ who supported under five in the just ended presidential elections!!!!

  7. THE TRIO’S GOING TO NAMIBIA IS A SYMBOL OF UNITY IN OUR COUNTRY.IF YOU HAVE GOT NATURAL HATRED FOR RB,ITS UP TO YOU,EDGAR SHOWS THAT HE CAN WORK WITH EVERY ZAMBIAN.

    MWANGA CAMPAINED FOR UPND BUT SEE HE WILL BE DINNING WITH EDGA THATS WHAT WE Call POLITICAL MATURITY.

  8. Where will this tribalism end in Zed kanshi… there more than 73 tribal groupings in Zambia if one include the Bazungus, mwenyes, coloureds and now Chinese, most of which are not pure. It would mean that we have more than 73 cabinet ministers, which would be unwise.

    I say those who want to promote or voice the inclusion of their tribes in cabinet are the ones who are tribal not the appointing authority

    • I wouldn’t include a person representing a group that did not vote for me in Cabinet even if I am Jesus. They end up sending all the secrets to HH.

      90% of UPND are Tongas and 99% of Tongas are UPND

    • Is it so hard to have a nominated MP from the 8 provinces?
      President- East
      Chief Justice -East
      Secretary to Cabinet -East
      Chief Adviser to President (RB)-East
      Don’t you see a pattern here? The presidency, Judiciary and the civil service are all headed by people from one region…how can this be One Zambia, One Naction

  9. …Very soon, RB is taking over PF at the rate things are going.

    Ask Mulusa. Even Kalaba and Kambwili know. That’s why Miles is very quiet. He is asking his permanent secretary to read speeches on his behalf.

    Wait and see how all these brains in PF will join UPND not Rainbow because the had hound Kabimba out of the party.

  10. Joining upnd? How do you join a party headed by an architect who in all aspects is The Axis of Tribalism? What a joke!Nabafididi bawamapo!

  11. Madam no need to explain: KK and RB are former presidents and they will always be invited to events. The one who asked such a childish question has nothing to offer . Let him go back to his constituency to find out what his people want most. If FTJ and LPM were alive they too would have been invited

  12. Please invite them to also come to Zambia with a big delegation so that they can contribute to our dwindling foreign earnings. You might also ask them to consider giving a few scholarships in honour of sacrifices that were made by Zambia in the past. Its good they gave the old man a house, but it would be better to have a symbolic gesture to the Zambian people.

  13. I did not know until, how powerful RB is in Zambian politics. UPND are calling ) all sort of names yet it is them who fought hard against the removal of his immunity. HH was always at court escorting Banda. He used to say that the old man was innocent, today as a collective they have changed.

    HH used to say that the Cartel and Mutembo were crooks. Today these same guys are good guys.

    Zambian politics has no morals that’s simply the bottom line.

  14. Zambia has 6 presidents and so far three have died. So as a result only the present former and current presidents are invited.

  15. There is nothing wrong with getting advice from Rupiah Banda- Which other fully functioning former President is there in Zambia?

  16. Of course he is. He’s right under RB and Henry’s petticoats what a spineless drunkard. I bet theymake him agree to every command when he’s blind drunk. What a joke Zambia has become!!

  17. where is HH the Kadansa AKA kandanji as kabimba calls him in all this,his mps are below par of let…!!!!

  18. Controlled Multi Party democracy is what we need in Zambia.

    There are ‘Political Parties and Party Presidents,’ that live only to use their parties as a cover to gain power. Parties are funded secretly, and funders sponsor parties for their agenda. It’s rarely about Parliament for the People by the People. This explains why as you read down the comments in response to the article, most people respond in support of their party rather than give an accurate gov’t based performance analysis. It’s all about their party getting into power.

    The problem His Excellency President Lungu has is Rupia Banda’s inelegant power manoeuvres. He is NOT a silent worker. He is definitely seeing his connection to PF as a door opener for his own gain. Is this wrong? YES.

    • It’s wrong because he most, very definitely wants to escape his court cases by ‘hiding behind’ his connections to His Excellency. Even Banda himself complained about the length of time it is taking the Judiciary to restore his immunity.

      His Excellency has done more for Zambia’s advancement in the first few weeks than a Sata did in the last year of his ailment. After stalling internationally for the last 3 years, we are full speed ahead.

      His Exvellency is NOT hiding behind Banda. He is a shrewd people handler, he knows how to manoeuvre past people corners to deliver what is most definitely his vision. Careful not to lose sight of President Sata’s earlier direction, he has with all due respect to that; ‘cut a new path’ in the forest. Unfortunately people are ‘sticky.’

    • He was always going to have difficulties with Banda. Banda has an image problem and he is trying to hid behind the President. The problem really is that the Judiciary should now ‘step on it’ and either convict Banda or give him back those lives out of his Nine Lives, they are holding in Judiciary jail. How slow can a legal process take? It is imperative now that they (without allowing political interference/power), bring to conclusion court cases surrounding gov’t officials. The promise that Hon. Mambililma made on taking office is a good purpose. The Judiciary must aid good government in Zambia by dealing with Political individuals brought up on corruption charges; decisively and perfunctorily.

  19. Ur excellency u kno am 1 one of ur most loyal servants,and u kno I really support u on evrythin,bt thez jus sumthin abt ur association wit RB that I jus dont lyk,and I advice u sir to try and reduce on tha association,rb may be up2 to no good

  20. Mama Wina
    Zambians respect you but don’t be used by people who don’t value respect. Edgar stated it very plainly that he had no vision and that he would use the vision of Sata, if he could not read there were people who would read for him – the former presidents, RB happens to be a former president- he definitely calls the shots!

  21. BUSHE WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY KANSHI SO THAT YOU KNOW THAT RB IS THE PRESIDENT RULING ZAMBIA ,
    RB IS PF PRESIDENT YOU CANT SEE.
    AM HAPI THAT THE BEMBA CLAN HAVE SEEN HOW LUNGU HAS AUCTIONED THE PARTY BATATA BA SHI CHILUFYA BATUSHILILE .
    ITS ONLY A FOOL WHO CANT SEE THAT THIS IS WHATS GOING ON

  22. OUR ORGANIZATION CALLS THE PRESIDENT LUNGU AND PF PARTY THAT THE ALLEGATIONS PIT FORWARD BY THE OPPOSITION THAT THE FORMER PRESIDO NR RB BANDA IS RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND THAT PF IS BEING TAKEN OVER BY THE SAME FORMER PRESIDENT AND ALSO THE ARGUEMENT THAT APPONTMENTS DONE TO NON PF MEMBERS ARE ACTS THAT DO NOT SHOW CARE AND ARE FATEFULTO THE OWNERS AND FOUNDERS OF THE PF ARE GENUINE AND SHOULD BE REFLECTED SERIOUSLY. THE APPOINTMENTS OD THE OPPOSITION MPS TO FULL CABINET LEAVING TJE OWNERS MUST REALLY BE VERY PAINFUL TO PF MPS. AN INCLUSIVE GOVT SHOULD NOT SACRIFICE ITS MEMBERS

  23. All those talking ill of RB are simply admitting that their hopes of being in power in 2016 are extinguished. RB is a big factor and infact is king marker. Without RB, UPND would have won. So the anal gassing we are seeing is just demonic envy and jealousy. If in 2015 EL, who you say is corrupt, made PF win power, what will stop EL win in 2016. Be sincere. HH lost an opportunity that will never come again. They will be no Scott, no GBM, no Masebo, no Munkombwe. Farmers will be paid at ZMK90/50Kg. All promised roads, schools, clinics, hospitals and police posts will be done. EL will have gained confidence of being President while others will continue trying. Resources available. RB, SikotaWina, Akashambatwa, Mwanawasa’s etc will be in EL’s camp. Tell me what will you do. HALUSA HAGAIN

  24. All those talking ill of RB are simply admitting that their hopes of being in power in 2016 are extinguished. RB is a big factor and infact is king marker. Without RB, UPND would have won. So the anal gassing we are seeing is just demonic envy and jealousy. If in 2015 RB, who you say is corrupt, made PF win power, what will stop EL win in 2016. Be sincere. HH lost an opportunity that will never come again. They will be no Scott, no GBM, no Masebo, no Munkombwe. Farmers will be paid at ZMK90/50Kg. All promised roads, schools, clinics, hospitals and police posts will be done. EL will have gained confidence of being President while others will continue trying. Resources available. RB, SikotaWina, Akashambatwa, Mwanawasa’s etc will be in EL’s camp. Tell me what will you do. HALUSA HAGAIN

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