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GBM urges President Lungu to discuss development issues with Northern chiefs

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GBM and HH

The UPND has called on the Republican President Edgar Lungu to take advantage of the meetings he will have with traditional leaders from the Northern Province to discuss development issues in the Province.

UPND Vice President Administration Geoffrey Mwamba said having visited the region in the recent past the President has seen the desperate situation in the region.

He said among other issues that the President must touch on is the high poverty levels prevailing in the areas.

“Their Royal Highnesses he has invited are custodians of our culture and also responsible of the welfare of the people within their chiefdoms. It is against this background that we hope President Edgar Lungu will be truthful, faithful and objective as he engages the traditional leaders.

The President has in the recent past made numerous visits to the Northern Province and he has seen for himself the desperate situation there. Poverty levels in the province are unprecedented. The agriculture sector in the provinces has been grossly mismanaged. The cost of living is too high for most people to afford,” he said.

He added “It is unfortunate that President Lungu earlier announced that people in Kasama are buying mealie meal at K 45 when in actual fact there is a shortage of mealie meal and when its there the 25kg bag sells for more than K100. Unemployment among our youth is very high and yet the province has potential to be the agriculture and tourism hub of the country.

We sincerely hope the meeting at State House between President Lungu and their Royal Highnesses will focus on how to improve the livelihood of the people on Northern Province and the country in general. Hopefully the president will extend his invitation to Chiefs from other regions as well. The Chiefs are parents and we all benefit from their wise counsel and more so as the country prepares for a general election.”

Mr Mwamba said this in a statement issued to the media.

20 COMMENTS

  1. YELL THEM
    He is missing PF. Where his heart has always been.!!!!! Development is Progressive. It does not come overnight.!!!!!!
    • Politiko
      @Yell em. Development is "Progressive" and not "Retrogressive". What we have witnessed under PF is Proper RETROGRESSION and it is wrong. PF was supposed to add on the quality and standard of living from where MMD left. Instead things got worse. Now they are busy promising to "improve" on what they destroyed.
    • Obatala Lungu Shedding Jameson Whiskey
      GBM knows that jobs is what will change Northern province and not bribes to Chiefs. We have everything in northern province, good rains , fertile land, water and tourists attractions....
    • Ba Sebenza
      LT, are you sure GBM uttered those words..........they sound so mature. Awe, chachine thís guy is missing PF.
  2. MATONDOLO
    In which province is this person an MP? If there is no development in the province he is equally to blame
  3. MAGAIZI
    Ba GBM don't give H.E the agenda for the chiefs, he is Head of state and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces in Zambia. You are too small to for him no matter how big your body may be, stay out please
  4. Isaac
    Correct Magaizi, GBM and president Lungu are not in the same class regardless of his wealth. ECL is far much away or should me say far much a head of him and his boss Akainde.Stop the rot GBM.
  5. Alibaba bubbles
    Comment:mwaba ba advisor lelo. mwalikwete chance mu parliament so dont trouble us. what did you do about poverty your self.
  6. Eddy
    GBM is a f00l!!he thinks he can control all of us from the north-NEVER!!WE ARE NOT LIKE TONGAS WHO FOLLOW HH BLINDLY!!GBM CAN CAMP IN NORTHERN FROM TODAY TILL 11/08/2016,BUT STILL PF WILL COME OUT NUMBER 1 IN BEMBALAND!!SINCE WHEN DID GBM BECOME OUR SPOKESPERSON?KIKIKIKIKI KEEP ON CHEATING HH,BUT RESULTS FROM THE NORTH WILL SHOCK YOU!!PF IS VERY VERY POPULAR IN BEMBA SPEAKING AREAS AND NOTHING SHALL CHANGE ANYTIME SOON!!GO PF GO!!
  7. yobo
    GBM is a fool h thinks he can control al of us from the northern -NEVER ! WE ARE NOT LIKE SOME OF THE KAONDE AND TONGA'S BALISHALILA NGAMATAKO SO IT WILL TAKE TIME TO WOKE UP EBALYA KUSUKULU TWALETA AT BAMUMBWA MUMBWA
  8. topsoil
    President Lungu has done what Napoleon failed to do in the short period of time for Muchinga and Northern province. Tata kalebalika. He should ignore the prophets of doom who only see, speak and hear evil! Kolopa alimwi alimwi come August 2016. We shall consign UPND to eternal rest.
  9. Manix
    @Chils what have pipo of northern province been eating all this while for you to say those stupid things? Have you ever heard of pipo from the north asking for relief food from govt? That your Fat Albert(GBM) was just trying to get attention from the chiefs, he thought they would pay a courtecy call on him and HH Kikikikikikiki!
  10. pink toe
    Already I can see that UPND is gonna bring about problems if we allow them to start instructing the State president to be running things their way. They think the election results are in their favor even before we vote. If ECZ had suggested otherwise, the same characters would have said NOT THERE, we want it done in china because it shall be cheaper and so on. Simply said, these people are unpredictable.

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