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Zambia First Lady preaches love, unity as she leaves New York

General News Zambia First Lady preaches love, unity as she leaves New York

First Lady Mrs. Esther Lungu
First Lady Mrs. Esther Lungu

First Lady Mrs. Esther Lungu has urged Zambian diplomats to unite, love one another and serve the country well.

According to a statement released to the media by Zambia’s First Secretary for Press and Public Relations, Chibaula D. Silwamba, Mrs. Lungu left New York on Friday after the conclusion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), where she addressed several High-Level panel discussions, with messages emphasizing empowerment and protection of the wellbeing of women and girls across the globe.

Talking to Zambian diplomats accredited to the United Nations, who saw her off at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Columbus Circle, Mrs. Lungu urged the diplomats to continue promoting the ethos of “One Zambia One Nation”.

“Thank you very much for the hospitality. You looked after us very well. We are now going back home. May God continue blessing you!” said Mrs. Lungu, on Good Friday. “Let’s remain united and continue loving one another. One Zambia One Nation!”

Mrs. Lungu was a high-level speaker at several panel discussions during the CSW, an annual meeting on the UN calendar that is exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The priority theme for CSW60 focused on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.

Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Her Excellency Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, led the diplomatic staff in seeing off the First Lady and her delegation.

First Lady Mrs. Esther Lungu
First Lady Mrs. Esther Lungu


  1. what hogwash, charity begins at home and Mrs Lungu, you fall way short. how do you face your morality wen you clearly know and are a witness to injustices among zambian women orchestrated by your husband?? I hope that Zambian women and men ave their eyes and ears open, so that they are not fooled into the mantra of ‘loving one another’ while they continue to take advantage of the masses

  2. Mrs Lungu, liar, liar, pants on fire. Charity begins at home. who do you think you are fooling??
    Women have become targets of your husbands regime and you talk about ‘loving one other’ you can fool some people once but not all the time. by the way, might be good to reach out to the young woman who was stripped naked by your husbands supporters and may be i might begin to think you are serious

  3. Well done Bana Lungu,
    You are proving to be the BEST First Lady ever.
    I endorse you for another 5 years maám

    • Doing what in New York? This trip is if no economic gain to ZAMBIA. Misplacement of priorities. Typical wastage of resources from a poor impoverished country

    • Mama, don’t let those smiles fool you. People smiled at Betty, Vera, Maureen, Thandiwe and Kaseba. Immediately you are no longer at Plot 1, ninshi chapwa. They will not even send you airtime.

  4. How can the first lady go and preach love and unity in America when she has failed to preach it here and correct the president on violence from his cadres and made no comment on the young lady stripped naked on youth day by her husband s cadres? Enough of this falsehood and her galavanting across the globe at the expence of we the tax payers.

  5. enjoying tax payers money…this has no benefit whatsoever to zambia
    No wonder the country is grinding slowly to halt!

  6. This woman has been in NY for almost 2 weeks…meanwhile her Lazy husband is taking advantage by touring everywhere to escape the secruity of state house so he can drink and womanise!!

  7. She is not a Government Civil servant, so who is paying her HOTEL BILLS? Lungu, on his salary of US$3000 per month?

    A hotel there costs US$ 5000 per night! So for two weeks for her only (not including all the other people with her) $350,000 just in hotel costs!

    Where is that money coming from?????

  8. The common man in zambia needs to understand the wastage that goes on in Zambia, then and only then will they begin to vote wisely. Spouses of presidents of significantly wealthy countries DO NOT galavant the way, Esther Lungu does. This is te african mentality of wasting resources. If these people were using money out of their coffers they will not be doing so, where are the previous first ladies – no more frivolous travels

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