L-R: Energy minister Dora Siliya , Commerce minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, PF deputy secretary General Mumbi Phiri, First Lady Esther Lungu and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu during Mass at St Joseph Catholic Church in Paris on Sunday, February 7,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
L-R: Energy minister Dora Siliya , Commerce minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, PF deputy secretary General Mumbi Phiri, First Lady Esther Lungu and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu during Mass at St Joseph Catholic Church in Paris on Sunday, February 7,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu today attended a mass at the Catholic’s Joseph Parish in Paris, France ahead of the official visit to the European nation.

Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda says President Lungu attended the mass together with First Lady Esther ahead of the official visit at the invitation of the French President Francois Hollande.

According to a statement obtained by ZANIS today, President Lungu will later this afternoon address Zambians based in Paris at a Luncheon hosted by Zambia Ambassador to France Humphrey Chibanda.

Tomorrow, Monday , February 9, 2016 President Lungu will address an influential group of French investors across various sectors such as energy , Agriculture, Tourism, Mining, Construction and Communication.

Mr. Chanda said the Republican President will advise the potential investors that Zambia is a stable private sector driven free market economy where property rights are constitutionally protected.

The President will later hold bilateral talks with his host before witnessing the signing of various economic cooperation agreements in Mining ,Tourism, Television, Telecoms and Energy.

Later President Lungu will hold a Press Briefing at Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French President.

On Tuesday , President Lungu will appear on a Franc24 and Radio France International for a television and radio interview, respectively.

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  1. I thought Mumbi Phiri was a PF party cadre and not a Government official. On whose account is she in France? Government or PF? Just asking

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    • “On Tuesday , President Lungu will appear on a Franc24 and Radio France International for a television and radio interview, respectively.”

      I hope he does not do a “BBC” this time around by running away at the last minute.

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    • MMD Bootlicker you are right.
      Visionless Lungu has been 20 international journeys in 1 years of assuming power. Hope Lungu has “reformed” after seeing the Pope in Italy.

      As for Mumbi Phiri, what is she doing, a PF cadre with govt? Total waste of tax payers b’coz Mumbi Phiri is NOT in govt. Lungu UNZA & CBU students are waiting for their allowances instead of excess luggage in tribalist Ms Phiri per Mango.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~
      Vote wisely 2 month left!

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    • Our praying President ECL……..he led us in prayers and we’ve not felt the effects of El nino……it’s raining cats and dogs here on the Copperbelt……..uluse for provinces that boycotted the National Day of prayers.

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    • Ambassador to Italy, Easterner Woman and now France, a Chibanda-Northerner. Is this fair to other 70 tribes? Please educate me, am I being paranoid over this matter? Who says Sata (MHSRIP) was a great Leader when he couldn’t see beyond tribe when it came to jobs distribution in govt, folks, Iam yet to be convinced as many PF bootlickers claim he was!!

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    • He had to go & pray in France rather than the Vatican – the Chap DIDN’T REPENT, hence the POPE sent him on his way!!

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    • Bootlicker you are even asking – Mumbi Phiri is the “spare “wheelo” when “Dola tangaalala” is not available!!

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    • What the fffufufuk, he will still be in France on Tuesday and Wedneday? Does Edgar even the cost of keeping all those women with in France?

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    • @ Zeze’mb’a, what site can one find a listing of Zambian diplomats? I mean heads at our embassies abroad?

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    • Mumbi is the actual PF SG. Chama is practically out!

      When did Lungu become a catholic? I sense Mugabe ‘s influence here.

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  2. @MMD Chief Bootlicker; Mumbi Phiri herself dont have the necessary conscious to refuse when invited on such an errand. She represents the kind of leaders whose conscious would not allow them to resign no matter how badly their ministries have performed such Kaingus, Lubindas etc. No conscious and no morals

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    • It is ok with those women, including Mumbi Phiri, they can pretend to understand French. They are better than a bunch of thugs like Kambwili and Kalingu.

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  3. all the blessings our president, a father who is busy looking for a gud future for his children Zambians, we know that you are. a gud father

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    • thats the problem with going to church and you dont understand the language. the priest said lets all stand and sing the hym and the zambian delegation with no clue in french are still seated

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  4. We were told by Harry kalaba that he was the only official to travel with lungu?? It turns out this was a large entourage, thanks lungu for not paying students meal allawances while you take a hudge gang of hopeless officials on shopping sprees.

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  5. I saw HH attending Sabbath Service at Chelston Green SDA Church in today’s Post. And now it’s Lungu doing Mass in Paris.

    The two leaders do well to attend Church albeit Catholic and Prostestant representing SDA.

    HH is a church elder and that serves him well as seen by his life of abstinence (no alcohol or womanising).

    However since alcohol is allowed for the Catholic faithful, Lungu should not be condemned by Protestants especially Born Agains.

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  6. God is great things are folding out nicely to a point where those opposing this govt will just insult becoz they dont have anything meaningful to talk about. The best we can di is to give lungu good MPs and a running mate with a heart of this great nation

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  7. Good roads, Farmers paid and we are having state farms, good schools and hospitals, markteers empowered, civil servants loans will be soon renegotiated. Thankyou lord for PF govt. May all those with evil plans leave this gove and replace them with hard working Zambians

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    • ati good roads—the most expensive in the world=$10 billion dept, where are the investors we were promised
      ati good schools—some primary schools sit under trees
      ati good hospitals—have you seen the state oh UTH ?
      and you forgot to mention higher institutions of learning…..

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  8. Lungu takes excessive Jameson tolerated by Catholics-mass or church attendance means nothing-What is important is to live by the Holy, Almighty Gods standards

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  9. Why are the Zambians sitting down when everyone is upstanding? After seeing HH on al jazzra, he hs finally grow some muscles to face international cameras, what has changed PFool cadres were saying they don’t need international channels, deadNBC is enough for them, has your chagwa started the” ME TOO ” again? they won’t bite you sir, anyway France24 you can handle it ain’t venomous, like al jaz, bbc, cnn. Kanshi ni entourage, and the austerity measures announced some 3 months ago has been thrown through the window.

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  10. @MMD Chief Bootlicker I’m impressed with your new strategic way of looking at things: More pragmatic! Keep the faith- very soon you will stop bootlicking!

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  11. Ba lusaka times that’s why you are full of lies you can not even correct your own mess by the way what is the date today & is it true Monday will be (9th) please check your calender.

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  12. So Zambians have been forced to purchase ticket and give allowances to Mumbi Phiri? This is the wastefulness we are concerned about.

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  13. It is indeed strange that lately (for those of you who have noticed) Mumbi Phiri has been on Lungu’s tours while the SG himself, has been sidelined. And yes, she is a party cadre, what is her role on this tour?

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  14. Does Lungu know that it is not easy to become a Catholic ? You do not just wake up and say you are one there is a process you have to go through he should stop fooling himself I would advise him to join the born again churches for crooks like him. Stop using the church please it will back fire.

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  15. What are this batch of pretenders doing in church? I guess it was for the cameras. The man went with all those ladies including Dora and Mumbi?

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    • What is this batch of pretenders doing in church? I guess it was for the cameras. The man went with all those ladies including Dora and Mumbi?

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  16. agony is attending mass in paris when sin is written all over your faces!!God will deal with you hipocrites one by one..don’t worry mumbi phiri,you’ll be first.

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    • Those who honour God will be honoured and those lightly esteem Him, He God will dishonor. Zambia is a blessed nation to have a God fearing leader. God bless Zambia. 1 Samuel 2:30

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    • dull ni webo!

      Muma chusu na mu nsansa Ni Edgar Lungu Chabe!!

      Every economy has its challenges!

      VOTE Chagwa Lungu for presido!!!

      August 11

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