First Lady Esther Lungu receives a gift from the International Islamic relief Organisation Secretary General Ehssan Tayieb (R) during a meeting on Women Empowerment Programms and assistance to the vulnerable and many other charitable work. This was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, October 17,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu receives a gift from the International Islamic relief Organisation Secretary General Ehssan Tayieb (R) during a meeting on Women Empowerment Programms and assistance to the vulnerable and many other charitable work. This was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, October 17,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

First Lady Esther Lungu has attributed the overwhelming response of Saudi Arabian private and public partnerships in Zambia to the peace that the country has maintained over the years.

Mrs Lungu noted that the peace that exists in Zambia has opened up avenues to international investments in the country in various sectors.

The First Lady made the observation at a Gala Dinner held in her honour in Riyadh at the residence of Zambia’s Ambassador’s to Saudi Arabia where she interacted with the Zambians living in that country.

A donation of medical drugs and Hospital equipment worth between US$ 1 million and US$ 3 million dollars has been donated to Zambia from InterHealth Canada-Riyadh through the office of the First Lady.

Mrs Lungu urged Zambians to continue upholding the peace for the benefit of the nation.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba noted that Zambia should seize the opportunity to partner with Saudi Arabia in various fields.

Mr. Mumba stated that it is incumbent upon all Zambians living in Saudi Arabia to take up the responsibility and make follow ups on the partnerships the First Lady has created in order for the country to benefit from them.

He said Saudi Arabia has already demonstrated its interests to partner with Zambia in many areas of development as evidenced from the assistance that the country is already offering to Zambia.

The Ambassador pointed out that Saudi Arabia is among other things funding renovations at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) as well as rendering support in the supply of fertilizer.

First Lady Esther Lungu with Zambia's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba listens to InterHealth Canada-Riyadh Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors Dr Emad El Dukair during a meeting in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia where Dr Dukair announced a donation of medical drugs and Hospital Equipments worth between US$ 1 million and US$ 3 million dollars from InterHealth Canada-Riyadh to Zambia through the office of the First Lady on Sunday Evening, October 18,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with Zambia’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba listens to InterHealth Canada-Riyadh Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors Dr Emad El Dukair during a meeting in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia where Dr Dukair announced a donation of medical drugs and Hospital Equipments worth between US$ 1 million and US$ 3 million dollars from InterHealth Canada-Riyadh to Zambia through the office of the First Lady on Sunday Evening, October 18,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with Zambia's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba listens to InterHealth Canada-Riyadh Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors Dr Emad El Dukair during a meeting in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia where Dr Dukair announced a donation of medical drugs and Hospital Equipments worth between US$ 1 million and US$ 3 million dollars from InterHealth Canada-Riyadh to Zambia through the office of the First Lady on Sunday Evening, October 18,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with Zambia’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Mumba listens to InterHealth Canada-Riyadh Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors Dr Emad El Dukair during a meeting in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia where Dr Dukair announced a donation of medical drugs and Hospital Equipments worth between US$ 1 million and US$ 3 million dollars from InterHealth Canada-Riyadh to Zambia through the office of the First Lady on Sunday Evening, October 18,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
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55 COMMENTS

  1. While we were praying and making a covenant with God the First Lady was making a covenant (signing contracts or entering into agreements) with …people of another religion and god.When will Africans learn that nothing is free.There is no such thing as free money.No one loves Africans more than Africans.These donations come with strings attached.We really don’t need to increase Muslim influence in our Christian nation. Look at Nigeria, Kenya,Syria,Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakistan,Libya…..etc We are fighting poverty in Zambia must be invite other fights we can not handle?

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    • What has lungu and his ministers repented of? Whats the purpose of making 18th october a day of prayer and fasting? Its so amazing seeing people looking for a sign in heaven as to show that God answered their prayers when their problems are worsening. God cannot answer any prayer for lazy people. If you want God to help you in your problems you need to work also. How can God inspire a vacuum? Lungu should stop lazing around focusing towards the goal of winning voters instead he should work to shame his critics. These problems are a result of purely poor management.

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    • Look, let us not vote for HH because he is of dubious religious standing but in the meantime, let us invite in confirmed terrorists! The logic!

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    • Is she the health minister now? The minister in charge is the one supposed to be doing the begging for these drugs

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    • This group of people this country is entertaining will cost the very essences of being Zambian. How come the first lady is entering contracts on behalf of us Zambians, who voted for her?

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    • The question that still remains is: who pays for this woman and her entourage to travel around especially at a time when the poor country is broke?

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    • No let me also talk about bana chagwa’s dressing! In Zambia only widows dress like that,,,, and by the way I thought it was Miles Sampa’s Job to attract investors not bana chagwa

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    • @Maharaji who then are they going to do business with? are the Chinese Christians? osayopa…. fear just distracts progress…

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  2. Maharaji, phuck you and your fundamebtalism. We atheists think you are all full of shyte. The solution is political and economical management, not the delusion in the sky.

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  3. Fellow Bloggers,
    I have a question that has been bothering me since yesterday 18th October (Sunday) concerning the prayer and fasting that was televised live on TV.
    My question is; Why didn’t any of those close to 50; so called Pastors, Reverends and Bishops including the chiefs who were lined up by PF pray against CORRUPTION and BEER DRINKING? I recorded all prayers that were said yesterday but no one of those “Men or Women of God” ever directly prayed against corruption and beer drinking.
    Is it because they realized that their pay master (Mr Brown Envelop Expert (ELC)is gilt of these two vices.
    Surely we had prayer and fasting! What a mockery!!!
    BUT REMEMBER, GOD CAN NEVER BE MOCKED. CONSEQUENCES WILL FOLLOW THE SO CALLED MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD INCLUDING EDGAR LUNGU AND HIS BUNCH OF…

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  4. While poor Zambian women / wives were busy praying and fasting, Esther Lungu was busy making allowances in Arabic countries. After prayers some Zambian women had trouble to find food while Esther Lungu was busy eating and mis managing there hard earned money.
    Meanwhile, before 13 hours yesterday, Edgar Lungu ate food and drunk beer and came at 13:00 when the easily cheated Zambians were busy fasting, what a shame.

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  5. Make no mistake about it! Esther Lungu and her husband are Muslims. Yesterday’s prayer and fasting was just meant for gaining political millage.

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  6. Why Mrs Lungu could wear that Black cloth?? Why the ambassador is a moslem , Ibrahim Mumba? why seek donations, of used equipment? why Saudi Arabia? Why meeting was poorly attended? Why host a meeting at the zambian embassy? why the man in blue had no mineral water? Why only ambassador had a mobile phone? Why no women except first lady and her body guard and yet the theme is empowering women

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    • Good Question on the Muslim Ambassador, Do Muslim nations send Christian Ambassadors to countries that have a majority of Christians.

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  7. How do we afford luxury like mrs lunch flying all over with a govt.paid photographer like Thomas nsama.

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  8. in what capacity is she doing ll these deals?

    why not just mention how much she was given? between $1m and $3m.

    there is something fishy about her trip and dealings.

    we shall fish out all these issues. i have my link within her entourage.

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  9. Good Work for Zambia by our First Lady. Winners Do, Losers nay say.

    Wonderful and highly commendable.

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  10. I agree with Maharaji. This woman who is already a Muslim is being used and soon Zambians will detest the day this woman visited Saudi Arabia. I would rather have more Hindus in Zambia than these exporters of suicide bombers. So who is Ibrahim Mumba here? Why are the Saudis and their Islamic organisation not helping their fellow Muslims in Syria? I will now go into politics and bring in more Israelis in Zambia.

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  11. I agree with Maharaji. This woman who is already a Muslim is being used and soon Zambians will detest the day this woman visited Saudi Arabia. I would rather have more Hindus in Zambia than these exporters of suicide bombers. So who is Ibrahim Mumba here? Why are the Saudis and their Islamic organisation not helping their fellow Muslims in Syria? I will now go into politics and bring in more Israelis in Zambia.

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  12. wow, a positive comment, was wondering if people see any good in anything! to go to the extent of talking about mineral water!

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  13. Have you ever seen wives of Western leaders or women ministers from Western nations going to Saudi Arabia wearing what this Mrs Lungu is wearing?

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    • Those are the true colors of a chameleon. Those who were disputing the fact that lungu is a moslim there you have it now and the question is which God was Lungu praying to? Allah or Jehovah. Muslims dont believe in a God for Christians neither do christians believe in Allah.

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    • Those are the true colors of a chameleon. Those who were disputing the fact that lungu is a moslim there you have it now and the question is which God was Lungu praying to? Allah or Jehovah. Muslims dont believe in a God for Christians neither do christians believe in Allah. I guess she did not want to be in a christian church.

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    • Oh! These are the true colors of a chameleon. Those who were disputing the fact that lungu is a moslim there you have it now and the question is which God was Lungu praying to? Allah or Jehovah. Muslims dont believe in a God for Christians neither do christians believe in Allah. this is very interestin

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  14. ..what exactly did Easter go to Saudi Arabia for…??…was it a state visit..??…or was just a guest for Ibrahim Mumba….??…and someone has the guts to refer to ‘first lady’s office’…which office..??…Easter was an integral part of the so called national prayers….if HH or Nawakwi chose to fly out of the country on 18th….we could have heard mountain of unprintable resonating in our ears from all directions….from the likes of Mumbi Phiri ..Chama…Sunday Chanda and CK…

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  15. @Scrutinizer. You are one of the real deal. Future GRZ should investigate the dark activities of this woman from Chawama. One day Zambians will curse the day this woman stepped her foot in Saudi Arabia.

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  16. Foreign policy needs to be upped and seen in the Global Geopolitical sense and align Zambia in the Positive way Saudi Arabia and its Oil Sector is headed for bankruptcy just like the Russians and other Bricks

    You will need to Look at the GEOPOLITICAL economic issues in Politics and see what is it in for the KWACHA and ZAMBIA long-term

    These 3 RUSSIA CHINESE AND SAUDI Arabia are in a very volatile situation and with slump in commodities may be a liability for ZAMBIA

    There is nothing from RUSSIA and SAUDI in global economics and certainly China should be watched closely to ensure you align

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  17. What a bunch of retards commenting uselessly. One may wonder whether all these bloggers above me understands anything. Looks like all are commenting from what they ‘ve seen in pictures rather than the actual story. Esther was invited period. Whatever she went to do their has govt support because she was accompanied by the technocrats of various ministries who understands how govt operates. Yaaaks these school kids are so funny.

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  18. Its dangerous and one need to see further that the communication in the dress and the pictures Its aligning to certain policies and attracting capital in a way

    Russia China and Saudi Arabia are Geopolitically risk places and any direction towards that needs careful considerations Its not simply the pictures or contesy Its more than the pictures others will see in THAT

    Definitely Saudi is on the verge of bankruptcy if oil prices and the Iran resolutions makes the whole situation tricky

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  19. In the Geopolitical sense Saudi China and Russia are risky environments that do not offer long-term solutions to ZAMBIA its all about economics for those countries in ONE ROAD ONE BUILT STRATERGY at least there has to be some benefit to Zambia look at it critically and analyse it in the GEOPOLITICAL SENSE

    For instance this Sunday tides in IRAN changed with changes in oil trades and financial markets being made open as sanctioned before Though share prices rose in Saudi with price rise to 50 USD it will be interesting to see how the GEOPOLITICS affects currencies and ultimately Zambia’s Kwacha Positioning

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  20. How many days has First Lady spent in Lusaka compared to out of Lusaka? What message is she giving us?

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  21. To understand the picture further look at the Chinese ONE BUILT ONE ROAD STRATEGY and see the SAUDI AND the RUSSIANs in there and see the consequences of innocent actions portrayed in those pictures that ultimately translates in the actions of INVESTMENTS CURRENTLY HELD IN THE COUNTRY AND SEE THE EFFECT ON ZAMBIAS ECONOMICS

    Sincerely done but message wrongly seen by OTHERS who hold significant portfolio of investments in ZAMBIA as a direct hit hence the inflows and outflows desire Its like WIRED MAGAZINES yet sincerely done

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  22. But ba UPND mwaliba cheap zoona! Your comments leave one to believe that mulifipuba bad kind. No matter how much you try and insult, sulk, lie, your HH just put concrete on his own grave yesterday by not seeking God with other Zambians. You could have heard the comments against your HH by the worshippers. Remember, HH cannot undo this declaration of 18th October as a day of fasting and prayer to God which apparently brought the country to a standstill. We will observe this day year in year out just like the Americans observe the Thanks Giving Day.
    HH committed blasphemy to God and the consequences are already known.

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    • Its Edgar who committed blasphemy and you know that very well. Drinking jemason just after the prayer day!

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    • @ Ghetto power which country was at standstill? or are you referring your compound as a country? People were drinking beer in most of these compounds from morning on Sunday, while others went about their businesses. All those hypocrites who gathered at show grounds will be punished by God for mocking him. God knows that deep down in their hearts they were just trying to gain political mileage by deceiving the myopic poverty stricken Zambians who will soon wake up due to hunger pangs and realize that someone is taking them for granted. Just wait!

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  23. UNDER WHICH MINISTRY IS THE FIRST LADY OPERATING FROM? SINCE WHEN DID SHE START SOLICITING FOR INVESTORS? THAT IS ALL CAMPAIGN MONEY SHE HAS GONE COLLECTING FOR NEXT YEARS ELECTIONS. WAKE UP ZAMBIANS WE ARE ALLOWING ALOT OF WRONGS IN THIS COUNTRY.

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  24. This lady has been out of country now for over 10 days and each official is getting $750 x 40 govt employees that have accompanied her. Do they surely have the heart of Zambia, by the time she leaves state house the govt will be broke. These are the people that Chikwanda was talking about that they love traveling and finish all money in budget within one month. Since when did she become Minister of Health or Trade. Can someone tell me what her technical qualification or background is.

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  25. SINCERELY WRONG GEOPOLITICALLY AND SHOULD BE ADVISED WELL NEXT TIME TO CORRECT OUTLOOK

    A LESSER MINISTER OR DIPLOMAT SHOULD HANDLE THAT AND AVOID SENDING A WRONG SIGNAL

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  26. Saudi Arabia is a sponsor of international terrorism including isis, why on earth would you want to deal with these guys? You are wife of president and they make you dress like that? That’s an insult to our human rights please.

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  27. I am very wary about this visit. It makes me, like other bloggers, very uncomfortable and suspicious. Why Saudi indeed? Esther Lungu has become part of the government and we are just sitting there and watching typically Zambian style. Does she really have the understanding of foreign policy? Her wearing Muslim attire shows her ignorance! It is the first time I have seen a foreign visitor wear that garb by doing so it says a lot. We have to be careful who we align ourselves with. We will find that terrorists will be coming here. As it is suddenly there are so many Muslims here now. We don’t even know who is entering the country.

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  28. ITS MORE THAT THOSE ACTIONS YOU WILL NEED TO SEE THE THREE ” SAUDI RUSSIA THERE AND CHINA” AND SEE THE FOREIGN POLICY ENGRAVED IN ZAMBIAS ECONOMICS AND SEE THERE PERFORMANCE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
    COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA AND SAUDI ARE BROKING WITH IRAN COMMING INTO THE FALL IN CRUDE AND MARKETS
    YOU NEED TO SEE THE SIGNALS AS YOU ALIGN INVESTMENTS APPROPRIATELY FOR INSTANCE GLENCORE IS THIS SIDE SAYS QUANTITIES IN CHINA BUT BEACUSE OF POLICIES AND PRICE SLUMP IN ITS CHINAS 60% ZAMBIA COPPER SOLD DOING WHAT ITS DOING

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  29. I have heard a number of comments from friends about what Madam Lungu was wearing. Though I am suspicious of the motive of this visit and the donations she received from the Saudis, however, I should let you know that; in Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to expose their hair, arms and legs regardless of one’s religion, race & colour. In addition, in Saudi Arabia, women are not even allowed to drive vehicles. Most of the countries that practice Sharia law, adhere to these principles of women covering up.

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  30. its the message in her visit not the dress and the GEOPOLITICAL economic consequences on Zambia especially if you relate to other countries foreign policy

    Its the dress but the figure and importance of madam lungu speaking to that figure there YOU Its like changing policy and investments in capital flows aligning to particular policies that make others already invested think what is happening That is the issue people will consider as they think to invest in Zambia Its GEOPOLITICS

    That is why if you know you will sympathise with madam sincerely honest but signal wrong

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  31. Get into it to understand Foreign policies.Most comments on dress in Saudi Arabia have been done out of ignorance.

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  32. Making impact in ridiculous ways! Zambia the real Afrika. Suddenly the First Lady is a true envoy. Is it that the allocation has continued?

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  33. Bushe, finishi mufwya bane! everything ati iyo, prayers iyo, budget iyo, outfit ya first lady iyo, reconciliation iyo, youth day iyo, independence iyo, fyonse fye iyo! ninshi mwalikwata secret formula ya heaven on earth, mwetunesu? it seems you say no to everything, which means you have all the solutions!!! everything is iyo, donations iyo, pope envoy iyo, i think if you know it all, the electorate should give you the power mu 2016, bale mi fyenga mwe beshiba fyonse! im sure pa Zed pakaba ama streets of gold and the land will be flowing with milk and honey, awe, lets give them our votes, aya, ma starring, bapeni 2016, ma genius aya, all will be roses, lwenu ba zambia, ni stop fight mu 2016, dollar te k1 ba know it all baka solver fyonse? Ma starring aya, these know economics, no one can…

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  34. Well atleast she covered her head unlike the rest of the ignorant lot.

    1 Corinthians 11

    5-6 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven .

    6 For if the woman be not covered , let her also be shorn : but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven , let her be covered .

    10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

    13 Judge in yourselves : is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

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