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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Luapula Province is solidly behind the leadership of President Lungu-Katele Kalumba

Headlines Luapula Province is solidly behind the leadership of President Lungu-Katele Kalumba

FORMER Minister of Finance Katele Kalumba says the Patriotic Front (PF)’s landslide victory in the Bangweulu parliamentary by-elections is an indication that Luapula Province is solidly behind the leadership of President Lungu.

Dr Kalumba said the province is united and continues to support the ruling party because of the various development projects being undertaken by President Lungu and his administration.
He said in an interview yesterday that he is optimistic Zambians will remain united and consistent in supporting Mr Lungu before and after the 2016 general elections.

“The leadership of President Lungu is delivering not by words but by works and it is for this reason that people in Luapula Province are behind the PF,” he said.

Dr Kalumba urged Zambians in all parts of the country to unite and support President Lungu to enable him to deliver development.

He thanked the people of Bangweulu for being peaceful before, during and after the by-election.

Dr Kalumba is optimistic the newly-elected Bangweulu MP, Anthony Kasandwe, will add value to the ruling party as he is credible.

Mr Kasandwe won with a landslide 9,516 votes, beating Robby Mwansa of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) into second place with 1,882 votes.

United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate Blanco Muma was third with 1,122 votes, while independent candidate Prudence Chinama got 653.

John Kabila of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) managed 432 votes with National Restoration Party (NAREP) candidate Morgan Mwewa collecting 336.

Meanwhile, the PF has challenged the Rainbow Party to participate in the three forthcoming parliamentary by-elections instead of partying over victory in a ward election.

PF secretary general Davies Chama said the Rainbow Party and UPND’s wins in the Kapililonga and Bululu ward elections in Isoka and Kasama Central constituencies, respectively, were just some stroke of luck.

Mr Chama said the ruling party still enjoys popularity in the two constituencies and that its defeat could be as a result of failure to field strong candidates.

The PF secretary general said yesterday that the opposition’s victory is not a reflection of their growing popularity.

“I do not want to make excuses for our loss in the two wards as I am yet to get a post-mortem report from the relevant party organs but my immediate assumption is, we fielded candidates that were not strong enough.

“My advice to the UPND is, let them wait for the Kasama Central constituency by-election as that will be a different ball game and I will be in the campaign team,” he said.

Mr Chama also challenged the Rainbow Party to gauge its popularity by participating in the forthcoming parliamentary by-elections in Kasama Central, Lubansenshi and Solwezi West.

“The candidate that the Rainbow Party fielded in the Kapililonga ward election was in fact our immediate past councillor who was expelled. I am actually informed that he was claiming to be behind all the development in the ward, that he is the initiator.

“The entire Rainbow Party was in the ward campaigning. It is like killing a fly with an AK47 rifle. I challenge them to participate in the forthcoming by-elections so that they can truly test their popularity,” he said.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Who does this self proclaimed practitioner of wizardry think he is, and on which platform does he stand to make such very highly charged statements?
    If this was a serious nation, the praise given by such an unethical former fugitive and ex-prisoner would be de-campaigning to say the least.

    • Is that golem witch Kalumba still in politics or he is ensuring Luapula never develops, just the way he and Chiluba left the province.

  2. Just another praise singer trying to get attention from chagwa, and this little chama seems to have developed a lot of interest in guns.

  3. I do not think educated people like Kalumba should sign these praise songs in day light. I think he can buy his freedom by keeping his mouth shut. We have serious economic problems and as a former Minister of Finance should give advice to current leaders.
    Dr Katele, please the country sent you to school to add value. I smear a rat here. Please God help us because even people with eyes can no longer see!

  4. I do not think educated people like Kalumba should sing these praise songs in day light. I think he can buy his freedom by keeping his mouth shut. We have serious economic problems and as a former Minister of Finance should give advice to current leaders.
    Dr Katele, please the country sent you to school to add value. I smear a rat here. Please God help us because even people with eyes can no longer see!

  5. Katele belongs to the gutter! No one listens to you bwana Wizard and you look used up and irrelevant.

  6. Katete chama nawakwi mulongoti are politician with something to gain from their political comments negative or positive so why should they bother you and make you start posting emotional comments.just read and be moderated join them if you like their rubbish game which is corrupt and useless such that some of our brothers don’t even take part love your self and others around you politicians no matter how good they will have opposition the same no matter how bad they will have supporters so be moderate to live longer

  7. This pf thug and killer. We know what u did in mulobezi we have not yet forgoten. We shall follow this issue when you are out of power. Time will catch up with you vry soon. You must not take this mentality to Kasama of killing people….shame on you.

  8. Mr.Katele,People are experiencing problems accessing basic needs in your province 50 years after independence.You were promised jobs by revamping Mansa batteries Factory.What infrastructure development are you talking about?If you are broke and bankrupt please ask for an appointment from Lungu at least with dignity.How can a Phd holder stoop so low to beg for a post at the expense of the suffering people of Luapula.SHAME,SHAME!
    All you you who are singing the same boring song of infrastructure development,get this in your thick skulls,PEOPLE WILL NOT EAT INFRASTRUCTURE!WHAT THEY NEED ARE BASICS LIKE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER, AND AFFORDABLE FOOD.

  9. Yamunyokola. Aleti alandefi lelo mailo alandefi bakabwalala banana we ba Rupiah shone ishabunga balisenda kale. Limbi kaninefye ku chimuti nakabili ukachite ko ubuloshi

  10. Yamunyokola. Aleti alandefi lelo mailo alandefi bakabwalala banankwe ba Rupiah shonse ishabunga balisenda kale. Limbi kaninefye ku chimuti nakabili ukachite ko umuti wakulenga ba Lungu bakakumone

  11. Yamunyokola. Akuti akambako ivi lelo mailo akambako vina akawalala anzake a Rupiah zonse zaufa anatenga kale. Kapena akakwele chabe mutengo wina mong anakwelela last time a Lungu angamuone

  12. kalumba u re right and people dont want to know or hear the truth. Those insult u are the ones inyokwele insala bafi……la

  13. Dear Mr Kalumba sir
    You have every right as a senior citizen to observe that PF is delivering by works not words. But the reality here in Munali constituency in particular and Munali Secondary school and surrounding schools to be specific is grim. It’s a shame. You have the secondary school right in the center of the constituency which does not have a single passable road. All roads leading to teachers’ houses are like plowed trails. If in Luapula, the PF is doing great, fair enough. Here in Munali, Nkandu Luo or whoever is the MP if there is one, is either perpetually drunk or has been sleeping since that fateful year 2011.

  14. Ba Katele do you want job or you can not see what is happening in Zambia, were people are now destitute s. Come on people let us not lie to one another. God will hear our prayers.

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