President Edgah Lungu with Vice President Mrs Inonge Wina at Statehouse Swearing in ceremony on wednesday 28-01-20-25.Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza.
President Edgah Lungu with Vice President Mrs Inonge Wina at Statehouse Swearing in ceremony on wednesday 28-01-20-25.Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza.

President Edgar Lungu has appointed new Ministers for the newly created Ministries. In a Statement released to the media by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, the President has elevated UPND MP Greyford Monde to full Cabinet Minister to head a newly created Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and the appointment takes effect immediately..

Below is the full statement

PRESIDENT LUNGU NAMES NEW MINISTERS

LUSAKA (Tuesday, September 6, 2015)- His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has appointed Hon. Steven Kampyongo and Hon. Greyford Monde as Cabinet Ministers and Chawama MP, Hon. Lawrence Sichalwe as Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice-President.

President Lungu also assigned Her Honour the Vice-President, Mrs Inonge Wina as Minister for National Planning in addition to her current portfolio.

Mr. Kampyongo is the new Minister of Local Government and Housing taking over from Dr. John Phiri who moves to the Ministry of General Education. Hon. Monde is the new Minister for Fisheries and Livestock.

The Head of State has assigned Hon. Christopher Yaluma as Minister of Mines and Minerals Development. The ministers for Energy and Water Development and for Communications and Transport will be named in due course. Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga remains as Minister for Works and Supply. Hon. Michael Kaingu has been assigned the new Ministry of Higher Education.

The new appointees: Hon. Kampyongo, Hon. Monde and Hon. Sichalwe will be sworn-in on Thursday, October 8 2015.

The changes are with immediate effect.

Issued by:
Amos Chanda
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

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  1. Are these the utmost priorities for the country right now? I mean appointing more ministers – they comes a high cost with these appointments in terms of salary and fringe benefits.

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    • Edgar Lungu is an insane president worse than Mulyokela. Instead of tackling the falling kwacha, the stupit man increases ministries. Foolish Father.

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    • Edgar Lung has no vision. If anybody wanted proof, there is no more than this act. This is a betrayal to the Zambian people of the highest order. In Brazil, they are reducing Cabinet and here a clueless leader is increasing when he has no ability to payt. civil servants. Zambians we are doomed. Let us come together and end this mediocrity.

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    • On right side there is a story of Brazilian President cutting 8 ministerial posts, while Edgar is doubling ministers.
      And worse Monde and Kapyongo are simply an insult to MPs.

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    • We are in October, these PFs they can’t even count months? Kwacha is down-down-down, and the PF also follows with mental reterdation, Why so many errors, even their president just mumble around when reading speeches.

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    • Do people believe now see how dull this president and know vision . k20 $1 load shedding , rather the reducing the cabinet . Ba PF worst government

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    • One was already thinking Sata’s cabinet was too big – not Lungu, instead he adds more ‘useless’ ministers. What a joker!!

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    • Appointments were to assist the kwacha gain ground against the dollar, the kwacha could have being done just fine. PF has made record appointments for a five years term in power since Zambia reintroduced multiparty democracy in 1991.

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    • Empty heads?? instead of reducing ministerial spending / costs? he is creating another expense? The man is lost with No priorities? Reduce the government posts bwana.. your Kwacha is gone on Free Fall like a leaf….

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  2. Since PF believe in global reasons, Brazil president has just reduced her cabinet by cutting out 8 ministries and also reduced salaries to copy up with their budgetary strain,so why cant Mr global visionless Lungu do the same here at home. You can see how responsible Government respond to similar crisis to cushion their expenditure not here PF dimwits doing the opposite and then blame everything on global. CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY. These potfolios will add no value whats ever to this country.

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    • Very true @Lucy, infact Brazil has even cut the projected budget for the 2016 Olympics by 30%. If they had not committed so much and had no obligations, they would have withdrawn altogether! Not us, this is when we even sign $500m for roads with the Chinese, roads that pass through some places where the only vehicles people will see are the ones actually making the same roads.

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  3. I suppose it’s too much to hope that LT simply cooked up a completely false tale just to get my blood boiling again. I wish that were the case. It would be better than the alternative, which is that ka Lungu and all his minions are really out of their f*cking minds.

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  4. This is PF for you.Monde has only 11 months.Hope he will make it in 2016 when he’s adopted by PF but getting Itezhi during general elections is a tall order. Congrats Kapyongo but tone down on your arrogance abd know it all attitudes

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  5. I GIVE UP!!!
    Brazillian President, “someone with vision” trims ministries, & cuts down her wage, to save money during tough times.
    Visionless Chagwa increases ministries/ Ministers, – jobs for Cadres, & is busy hiring private costly charter airlines to go & address empty halls @ the U.N, a move which will not alleviate the grinding poverty, & hunger being faced by Zambians today. I GIVE UP!!

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    • I bet these P.F thieves will NEVER EVER reduce thier salaries, as right from the Top, to the bottom cheerleader, they are all Greedy crooks, who are in Government to eat & steal.
      They dont care that Zambia is Rotting as we speak.

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  6. To president Lungu, that is the best he can do to alleviate the problems of the country. What a dull President we have!

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  7. When we feel that people are hindering us, they”re not, but are only play the part that we, by our concept of self, wrote for them in our subconscious mind, and because of this, they will always play that part automatically.
    So, unless you yourself are that which you want your world to be, you will never ever see it in your world, meaning there is no one else to change but your own self. Its a hard pill to swallow, but that is the way life.

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  8. This is serious. President Lungu needs to see a physchatric before he undresses in public. Where on earth can a President increase ministries amidits the worst currency in the world. People are becoming poor and poor every day because of the worsening kwacha. But the illiterate president chooses to increase the ministries.
    Edar Lungu has a serious mental problem.

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  9. LUNGU HAS TOTALLY NO CLUE. WHEN IN HOLE ATLEAST STOP DIGGING! THERE YOU GO THATS RIGHT IN YOUR FACE. YOU PF ZEALOTS. SUPPORT YOUR MAN LUNGU NOW. EVEN THE MOST ARDENT OF SUPPORTERS HAVE NOW BEEN MADE TO SHHHHH. THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE PF SUPPORTERS THAT WERE HOPING LUNGU WOULD GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO MAYBE USE IN SUPPORT BUT TO THEIR DISMAY LUNGU HAS PULLED OUT EVEN MORE OF HIS FAILING POLICIES. KEKEKEKEKE BA PF SUPPORT YOUR MAN NOW. IF YOU HAVE ANY BRAINS LEFT SAY SOMETHING! THATS LUNGU FOR YOU!

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  10. Zambians are living in denial .lungu said he had no vision but zambians that it was a joke.more appointments on the way.zambians ar docile.dance to the tune of the song.

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  11. A lazy bum indeed this Edgar is, reshuffling the selfsame old cards on the deck …what a sad sight indeed..when others are cutting back and lying off workers ..us the rich ones are doing opposite. To add salt to injury the utterly lazy bum creates pointless ministries and fills them with people who are not competent to do the job. Since when has the old lady Wina tabled economy issues, how do you put a pensioner to National Planning? Edgar is truly a thoughtless moron who is destroying our country piece by piece…this bum is taking us nowhere.

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    • @Jay Jay
      You never know! She cud be brains behind any positives Lungu has achieved if at all there are any!
      She cud have been ‘intuitively tutored’ by her late husband who was the first Finance & National Planning Minister 1964-7 Arthur Wina. Many wives have emulated & succeeded their faters/husbands in leadership roles, namely: Father2Daughter Indira Gandhi(J Nehru’s Daughter)-India, Benazir Bhutto (Ali Bhutto’s Daughter)-Pakistan, Mrs Bandaranaike-Sri Lanka, Corazon Acquino-phillipine, Khaled Zia-Bangladesh &Christina Kirchner- Current President Argentina. Now Hillary Clinton has a chance next year. Off course education & wisdom are key. Inonge may be old but you must know she is American educated – degree gotten as mature entrant. Wisdom is like wine it matures with age. I…

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    • Inonge may be old but you must know she is American educated – degree gotten as mature entrant. Wisdom is like wine it matures with age. I therefore presume Lungu has benefitted from her wise counsel to which you & I are not privy. Nelson Mandela & Abdulla Wade were Presidents in advanced age & were loved & left only voluntarily or due2 term limit.

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  12. Kwena aba ba Presido li loss!!!!!! More Ministries when the govt is broke? Where are his priorities this chap?

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  13. Zambia keeps going down with this guy in the driving seat. Can someone tell this chap to wake up from his stupor? You are sinking us and you behave like nothing is going wrong iwe mambala.

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  14. I am very disappointed with Mr. Lungu! Surely, instead of dealing with real issues, he’z busy wasting the little resources in this run down economy. Blotted cabinet with fat salaries allowances tefykulandako! Zambians, open ur eyes n open them widely! EL should know that these pipo who he doesn’t want to listen to today have powers thru the ballot! Let him ask) in case he thinks it’s an easy thing!

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  15. Kuwayawaya fye… And then later he’ll say no its the dollar that is causing our economy to be weak… And then when we can’t pay all of these ministers’ heavy salaries and benefits we borrow some more money. Zambia has become a joke. A blind man driving a bus.

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  16. While other countries came back with investment and trade pledges from the just ended UN lungu came back with a selfee of him with the Obamas costing us more than $300k. And comes tight back to bloat the GRZ even further. Maybe lungu knows of a stash of money that we do not know about. He doesn’t seem concerned about Zambia being broke.

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  17. A country is as good as the choice of leaders governing it and thats what we’ve got! Is it not time we stood up and claimed we have forged ahead with years and there are a lot of educated Zambians! Lets demand what we aspire for as a nation than continue with below average leadership!

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  18. To those who think that HH is an option, please give us a break. If you have a viable option to Lungu and HH please raise your hand.

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    • How can you compare two?
      One is convicted embezzler (twice), other has not been convicted of any crime.
      One is baying his own clothes, other relies on the tax-payers money to be presentable.
      One is using his own financial resources, other is presiding over most corrupt Government.
      One has his own ideas, other one is repeating “me to”.

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    • Frustrated bemba carders also, yaba! Leave HH alone, the only reason you hate him is bacoz of his tribe!! No wonder Lungu is leaving your tribesmen from his cabinet! Look who is bitter now!! Keep suffering

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  19. In future our cabinet and our leaders needs to be constrained by a new constitution in order to avoid this politically driven need to bloat our cabinet.

    In Kenya their new constitution states 22 ministries is the max (and no assistant ministers either)

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  20. EVEN IF CABINET WAS TRIMMED TO ONE MINISTER, THAT WILL NOT STOP LOAD-SHEDDING NOR BRING DOWN THE PRICE OF MILIE MEAL. HOWEVER, A PRUDENT MANAGER SHOULD KNOW THAT EVERY NGWEE SAVED IS IMPORTANT IN THE INTEREST OF COST-SAVING.

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    • Bembas will always support wrongdoing such as corruption and theft of public resources. In life, attitudes towards small things reflect attitudes towards big things. Progress can only happen when Improvements are implemented everywhere.

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    • @Chisenge we chisosowe how can you talk of prudent management when you are encouraging expanding Cabinet which will result in more expenditure. What does the word prudent mean to you? maybe you are a pre school drop out or its tribalism shutting your eyes form seeing reality.

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  21. @Enka: Infact in Kenya they are 19 and no deputies. They are not politicians but qualified ladies/ gentlemen thoroughly vetted of corruption and tax compliance. Previously they were 42 and each with 2 deputies (all politicians) but we passed a new constitution limiting them to 22 but Uhuru merged ministries to 19. Currently 5 are still suspended for corruption allegations and are expected in court soon. Lungu should place the country first not political interest. There is currently an economic quagmire worldwide.

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  22. If true, then we are witnessing the pinnacle of politics of appeasement, selfishness and greed, among the politicians. It is now clear the crumbs are thrown to the hungry carder masses, to protect and prolong a system which will ultimately eliminate them as the poor.

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  23. i told you long time ago that we only have a kk airport cabinet. soon they’ll all join to see Lungu off & back at KK airport. this Changwa is visionless for sure. Brazil president reduces cabinet, him he increases. #Enka, I agree with you. We need a limit of ministers in the constitution. No need for depute ministers too.

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  24. Honestly at this time when the country is in crisis,the presendent would have cut short on some ministries,not increasing more.This is un acceptable Mr Presendent.Tax payers money is going to be wasted here while many people in the rural areas are dying with hunger and extreme poverty,people loosing jobs.Why cant this money be used in implementations of developmental activities that can create jobs for the jobless? God help us.

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  25. Knowledge is power, it seems most of dear bloggers do not understand the world economy and how governments operate. Please be careful how you think, your life is shaped by your thoughts. Never say anything that is not true. Have nothing to do with lies and misleading words. In Congo DR 500 experts in the mine has lost their jobs and more than 4000 locals, this is the world economic malaise like the 1938.

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    • JKL, this is a feeble attempt from a PF cadre to defend the !diocy of this lunatic called Lungu.

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    • Pio the P.F Cadre has spoken. Be very afraid!!
      This is the type of individual that Zambian’s will allow to run the nation. The results will be untold misery for the masses, & more money in his own pockets.

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  26. Congrats Edgar for thinking within the box by ashaming the loudy speaker pf voters, crooks who voted without reasoning, shame with this plotted cabinet,where is Dora?next time vote wisely based on propoer policy directions not your blinded slogan”more money in yo pockets”which resulted into this mess we’re going through

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  27. Congratulations Kacasuman. At least you cannot think beyond appointments.
    Where have you put Father Bwalya and Tayali in these appointments?

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  28. Congratulations Kacasuman. At least you cannot think beyond appointments.
    Where have you put Father Bwalya and Tayali in these appointments?….

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  29. ANOTHER WINNER APPOINTMENTS WITH GAME PARK MINISTERS WHO CANNOT PERFORM WHERE IS THE REST OF GOOD PACK IN PF IN THERE

    THESE WINNER ANOTHER APPOINTMENTS SHOULD BE VERTED WITH FRA MAIZE SCANDAL IN THE ROOM

    CHIEF HAMUZONDE

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  30. So opposition MPS are taking over from pf cadres.Maybe Katondo boys is Greyford Monde otherwise i cant see how he will defend appointments of these “bitter, unchristian” guys from UPND. kikikikikiki.

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  31. What is the real exchange rate. The 12kwacha to a dollar is a massage. But what is the real rate without the massage. And remember the massage is not supported by any economic fundamentals. Its like there is just a hand holding the dollar at 12kwacha ,but remember the hand will get tired. But again the worst fear would be assuming the PF wins the elections in 2016 and have nothing to fear thereafter and finally remove the hand massaging the dollar. The dollar will then go to unprecedented levels, remember for now the massage is focussing on 2016 and how to remain in power. After that happens, it will be each one for himself

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  32. WHAT EXTRAVAGANCE! THIS BOY LUNGU DOES NOT LOVE ZAMBIA. SO HE IS CONFIRM OUR SUSPICION THAT LUNGU IS A FOREIGNER FROM MALAWI. HE IS THERE SIMPLY TO MILK OUR COUNTRY AND LEAVE US DEAD BECAUSE HE HAS AN ALTERNATIVE HOME WHICH IS MALAWI. LUNGU YOU ARE A CURSE TO ZAMBIA. YOU ARE A BAD BOY! ABASH LUNGU AND HIS EXTRAVAGANCE! ABASH LUNGU AND HIS LOOTING!

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  33. @ JKL the point is Zambia is not an island and what ever economic problems we are facing are world problems. The currency world over as gone down against the US dollar, check the EURO, the Randy, Pullar, Malawi Kwacha. This trend will take a while and the negative effects of climate change, thus load shedding will continue. A real man or Leader will be honest no matter how painful the truth is, but a coward hides behind lies and deceit. Job losses in the mining industry will continue if we have to save the mines.

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    • @Pio. There is no doubt that the problems we are facing are ‘global’, such as the fall in copper prices. You mention load shedding as a result of climate change. I think you imply that that’s why we have ‘low water levels’. That is not the point. The point is HOW the govt has reacted to these calamities. Firstly, the BOZ Governor has said Govt needs to reduce expediture. Govt’s reaction has been the following: Increase number of ministries, increase districts, New DC’s, chartered Jets to USA (with musicians & other hangers on).
      Mines have laid off workers. Govt’s reaction has been: Threaten mining firms (Chishimba Kambwili, Sunday Interview); Offer False promises & assurances to miners. In all this, the President has been conspicuos by his absence.

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    • @Pio. ECL has been absent. The people giving “economic” lessons and arguments on behalf of Govt are C Kambwili; Amos Chanda; Mumbi Phiri and forays by Davies Chama. ECL has failed to “own’ the problem and provide leadership. Has he addressed the nation and proposed a way out of this quagmire? I know he has proposed “prayer & fasting”, but this ought to be in tandem with well thought out policies and practical steps. The Solar Milling Plants were supposed to “sort out” the price of mealie meal?
      PF is looking like it is completly lost economically. Maybe that is why ECL is terrified to look the Zambians in the eye and tell us how he is going to solve this issue. You will see why I have my doubts about ECL’s capabilities? We need to try someone else.

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    • @Pio. When you say “…a coward will hide behind lies and deceit. Job losses …. will continue….”. Was Chishimba Kambwili telling the Luanshya miners the truth when he assured them of their jobs? And the Mopani miners?

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  34. A LUNGU ANABWERA KUCHOKA KU CHAWAMA BUT KU MALAWI. WHAT EXTRAVAGANCE! THIS BOY LUNGU DOES NOT LOVE ZAMBIA. SO HE IS CONFIRM OUR SUSPICION THAT LUNGU IS A FOREIGNER FROM MALAWI. HE IS THERE SIMPLY TO MILK OUR COUNTRY AND LEAVE US DEAD BECAUSE HE HAS AN ALTERNATIVE HOME WHICH IS MALAWI. LUNGU YOU ARE A CURSE TO ZAMBIA. YOU ARE A BAD BOY! ABASH LUNGU AND HIS EXTRAVAGANCE! ABASH LUNGU AND HIS LOOTING! THERE IS NO GOVERNANCE IN ZAMBIA AT ALL, NOT EVEN A BAD ONE. LUNGU IS A VERY SERIOUS LIABILITY TO OUR COUNTRY, HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN OUR PRESIDENT FOR EVEN 3 MORE MONTHS! THIS BOY HAS DESTROYED US. HE HAS KILLED OUR COUNTRY. WHY LUNGU, WHY?

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  35. Deputy ministers are very irrelevant , permanent secretaries are better placed to assist full cabinet ministers since they execute government duties on the ground, Better give one ministry two or three PS to handle departments in similar categories like education,high education ,technical education etc. may be provincial deputy ministers but all in all we need to look at the economic situation and put up austerity measures including cutting irrelevant ministries

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  36. So disappointing to waste public funds on ministries which have made the kwacha weak, prices of commodities high, failed to increase access to education and health etc. We expect more problems with these extra unnecessary ministries being manned by people without proven track records. Can the appointing authorities also give us the CVs of these ministers?

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  37. imagine if it was on the football pitch increasing 5 players to each team of 11 players. Then each team will have 16players and there will be 32 players on the pitch.will the referee going to handle the game properly?

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  38. The fact that President Lungu has responded poorly to the many economic challenges that have engulfed the country since his ascension to the Presidency is not because he does not care; it is simply because the man does not know what to do!!!!!!Simple…..He’ll continue to blunder just like this since there are people who are in support of his uneconomic decisions… like Davies Chama and Chishimba Kambwili.

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  39. There are only about sixteen (16) departments, which are equivalent to ministries, in the United States of America. Secretaries head them. The good think Zambians can do is to gazette the ministries, and not trust the president to his right judgement. Zambia can do with seventeen full ministries. Work in each ministry is supposed to be done by permanent secretaries, who should be technocrats

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  40. This must be some kind of a joke, right? The sad thing is this Edgar guy will again voted back into office in a landslide by the Zambian people, come elections next year. It’s painful as an individual when you are powerless to stop this madness. I can’t believe we are matching backwards in everything.

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  41. These appointments are the height of arrogance! This action is from a humble servant of the people! The Brazilian leader is doing the opposite. Even though the Brazilians wanted to impeach her at least she has a clue about economics!

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  42. These UPND bloggers are full of hate and jealousy no wonder they will never see state house.God does not allow such jealousy and evil people to rule.

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  43. Instead of just telling us the names and ministries to which people are appointed why not also tell us their levels of education, experience and achievements?

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  44. Ati dual citizenship to be hurried. Just to give Tasila who is not Zambian enough time to get a Zambian citizenship so that she can stand as an MP next year.

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  45. its you Bembas who where saying IFINTU NI LUNGU. Look at what he is doing.
    its MMD former Ministers back in Government. when THE WATCHDOG REPORTS YOU SAY that they a bitter Like HH no that’s advise. Dora Siliya to take over from Kambwili the owners of PF shame. And Kambwili was almost fired Look out next Reshuffles he is out completely. Pilato sung to say they just change colours today they are Blue meaning MMD and the other day they are green which is PF. when are theses Tribes going to call a spade a spade not a spade an axe. TWACHULA PLEASE.

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  46. guys why is nobody commenting on any of the ministers.its always edgar and we have heard enough.
    need to know on all the people how they are managing their portfolios

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  47. if any one has been president before… and has worked with 23 ministries to cater for more than 15 million people who think you are a fool for being one man to govern a whole nation .. and still have courage in the morning to face currency, economic, water and sanitation issues.. be the first to throw a stone at (by fact) our head of state…. stop being immature and advise him how to do his job better…
    cowards .

    pissed off.

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