President Lungu Speaking to Journalist
President Lungu Speaking to Journalist

President Edgar Lungu says he is not happy with the slow pace at which the decentralisation process was being implemented.

President Lungu said there was too much bureaucracy in the implementation of the decentralisation process.

He said that he would table the issue of decentralisation to Cabinet for further discussion in order to explore avenues of how to speed up the process.

The Head of State pointed out that there is urgent need to take power to the people.

“Power does not belong to the top, it belongs to the people below, both in political and also in governance sense. We will not achieve much as long as we leave the people below. UNIP, MMD talked about decentralisation but nothing much was achieved. We are also moving slowly.” he said.

President Lungu said this at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport today before departure for Livingstone where he will officiate at the Local Government Annual Conference.

He further added that the decentralisation process would be talked about at the conference and also how councils can improve operations and work effectively.

Mr Lungu urged councils to devise means of raising money to fund operations because grants were not working.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Ba zambia finshi mulefwaya natwishiba fwe bene eeeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eeeh Lungu eo tulefwaya x2 via singing kansi ni malabishi yeka yeka useless President

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    • Its just 100 years from the time Chama made the announcement, already 3 months have gone and we are only remaining with 99 years and 9 months before your president can bring his cow dung stinking jackets to plot one. So just keep on being kachemas one day God will reward you for feeding the nation BWANA.

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    • So because there is a conference on Local government thats when you realise that decentralisation is lagging? We know you just waffling.

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    • Why is Edgar on the run from his bedroom, could be either Nkwazi house need further cleansing after so many misfortunes or
      Ba Muka Munandi Ba Ester tabalemukwatilako uluse…
      Edgar tushako.

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  2. “UNIP, MMD talked about decentralisation but nothing much was achieved. We are also moving slowly.” ECL said. So rest assured that nothing will come of this!

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  3. What kind of useless bum is this man. Everything he wants to control from opening a small shopping mail in Makeni to even a workshop. All for the sake of advertising himself. He is always on the move from Kenya, Nigeria, etc. What time does he have to work in his office? Its seems the only time is when there is a cabinet meeting that’s when he is at State House.
    He is a selfish President that only cares about him being reelected but not concerned about how much money it cost each time a President is traveling. Anyone I dont blame him, he said that he had no vision. And only fake quality was humble

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