President Edgar Lungu has arrived in Luanda, Angola to attend an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of States of the Great Lakes Region (GLR) summit which opens here tomorrow.

The President arrived aboard the Challenger Jet at 4th February International airport in Luanda at 15. 50 local time.

The President was received by Angolan External Relations Minister Georges Pinto Chikoti, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Zambia’s Ambassador to Angola Barbra Chilangwa, Senior Zambian and Angolan government officials.

President Lungu is accompanied by North Western Province Minister Dawson Kafwaya, Special Assistant for Press Amos Chanda and for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu.

President Lungu will tomorrow attend the Extraordinary Summit at the Hotel Talatona and Conference Centre in Luanda along with 11 other Leaders of the Great Lakes Region whose main agenda is to discuss the turbulence in the region with the disturbances in Burundi being top on the Summit Agenda.

He was given a Salute Parade by the Angola Army Brigade while Zambians resident in Luanda welcomed him with songs and dance.

The President was the second Head of State to arrive after his counterpart from Congo Brazzaville Denise Sa Sasunguesso while South African President who has been invited to attend the Summit is expected to arrive later this evening.

President Lungu is expected to return home on Tuesday soon after the Summit.

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi Parish
Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi Parish

Earlier today, president Edgar Lungu called for peace and reconciliation in the country.

President Lungu said that it is important that Zambia as a Christian nation should lead Christ like lives.

The Head of State said this in Solwezi this morning when he attended mass at St. Daniel Cathedral Parish.

President Lungu said he will address the plight of the people of North Western Province.

He said he will endeavour to work for the Province and improve on the road network, health and education.

In his Homily Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Solwezi Charles Kasonde called the congregants to promote the virtues of love by taking care of one another.

Bishop Kasonde said it is important to also be obedient and live by the commandments of God. He however called on President Lungu to consider the struggles and poverty levels of the people in the country.

The Bishop said the Road network in the district makes sad reading and the people of Solwezi deserve better.

He said it is his prayer that the Lord opens up the mind of the President to help the masses not only in North Western Province but in the entire country..

The bishop noted that the area is also in need of quality health services and a secondary school to cater for the ever increasing population.

The president was accompanied by six Deputy Ministers, namely : for Lands Davis Mwango, State House, Sata Mulenga, Labour Alfridah Kansembe, Foreign Affairs Rayford Mbulu, Finance, Christopher Mvunga and Dawson Kafwaya for North Western Province.

The President was also accompanied by his private secretaries and Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Front.

The President’s four day visit to the Province ended today.

President Edgar Lungu during the Church Service at St Daniels in Solwezi
President Edgar Lungu during the Church Service at St Daniels in Solwezi
Bishop Charles Kasonde - Solwezi
Bishop Charles Kasonde – Solwezi
President Edgar Lungu In Church at St Daniels Parish in Solwezi
President Edgar Lungu In Church at St Daniels Parish in Solwezi
President Edgar Lungu with Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi Parish
President Edgar Lungu with Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi Parish
President Lungu in Chirch at St Daniels in Solwezi
President Lungu in Church at St Daniels in Solwezi
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    • Presidents Lungu, Jakaya Kikwete and Uhuru Kenyatha leaders of burgeoning democracies should engage Burundi’s Nkurunziza to immediately put up an exit plan in place and spare his people from endless turmoil. Alterations of constitutions common in EA should be discouraged. Kagame is already machinating a change to the term limit while Museveni has already made himself a life President. If not careful, these leaders will some day alter the living Bible to suit their misdeeds.

      Change brings in idea generation and dynamism in any transformational society. Lets consciously help bring about change.

      Since end of the civil war Burundi has been benefiting from integration within the EAC spurring investment in its tourism, wholesale and retail, financial, and telecommunications sectors.

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    • I salute Edgar for attending church, he has to praise the lord for his continuous good healthy and unshaken marriage. DESPITE.
      Can you imagine 4 solid days in rural N.Western province without collapsing, no acanetia, no malaria. He sold his stuff to the rich. And still cross border into Angola, WHO CAN’T PRAISE THE LORD!?????

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    • @Nostradamus
      am also suppised like you…. lungu a muslim praying with christians today,,, awe shuwa, i thank God,,, miracles happen!

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    • Do Black Africans sincerely believe a white god will deliver them from evil?

      White people, in their collective, have brought so much suffering upon black people in recorded history. No other race has caused so much pain on humanity than white, and you expect them to give you a god? Black people, especially, you are a threat to the very survival o the white race, which include the white god himself. Why would he help you?

      Wake up, black people?

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  1. I wish the message read ” Lungu arrives in Petauke to commssion more puplic toilets in order to prevent pigs from tailgating”.

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  2. In Zambia, we should introduce a law that bides flying presidents like the Kachasu Man.

    We should also consider cutting the legs of movious presidents like Edgar Lungu to prevent them from gallivanting.

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    • Hildah!you are a senseless woman with no basic to reason.You must be a single woman.

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  3. Is it true that Vatican: Priests Have Been Raping Nuns to Avoid prostitutes with HIV.
    It has been revealed that priests from at least 23 countries have been sexually abusing nuns.

    Most of the abuse occurred in Africa, where priests vowed to celibacy, who previously sought out prostitutes, have preyed on nuns to avoid contracting the Aids virus… and that, Catholic clergy have been exploiting their financial and spiritual authority to gain sexual favours from nuns, particularly those from the Third World who are more likely to be culturally conditioned to be subservient to men.
    The reports said that such priests had demanded sex in exchange for favours, such as certification to work in a given diocese.

    In extreme instances, the priests had made nuns pregnant and then encouraged…

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  4. Look at him in church with the salute of white Jesus in the the background, this is brainwashing of the highest degree…I remember this as kid and how much it plays in the hands of white supremacy.

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  5. I see hypocrisy in our so called Zambian leaders. here at home, HH is being persecuted day in and day out by Chagwa’s police force for visiting shops and people and yet he is going to discuss peace for the GLR. Our so called leaders don’t learn lessons from what has happened to past leaders. They behave as though they’ll be in office forever.

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