President Lungu at IDC Lusaka South Solar Project
President Lungu at IDC Lusaka South Solar Project

President Edgar Lungu on Saturday commissioned construction works for the $1.2 billion solar power plants in Lusaka.

The two 100 MW are expected to be ready before end of the year and are located in the Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone.

This is the country’s first solar photo-voltaic project and is part of the World Bank’s Scaling Solar Program which makes Zambia the first African country to implement the project.

It is funded by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and the US Government through the Obama Power Africa Initiative and will be implemented by the Industrial Development Corporation.

The project aims to accelerate the use of alternative and renewable energy sources.
In his speech, President Lungu said the PF government is committed to diversifying the country’s energy sources.

“Thanks to IFC of the World Bank Group and the US Government through the Obama Power Africa Initiative for complementing our efforts in diversifying our energy mix. This event is illustrating efforts my government is making in addressing severe energy deficit which has arisen mainly on account of low water levels in our generation stations,” President Lungu said.

He assured that government remains committed to achieving long term developments in the energy sector.

“Energy is a lifeline of any modern development, our country’s future economic prospects are closely tied to the development of this sector,” he said.

President Lungu regretted that the power deficit has affected job creation levels and government revenue.

“I am pleased that we are here today as testimony of PF government’s efforts to move Zambia forward decisively by adopting alternative approaches aimed at increasing renewable generation and access.”

He added, “With 365 days of sunshine days a year Zambia has great potential to raise investments in solar energy which will not only enable Zambia become a net exporter but will also reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power.”

In July 2015, President Lungu directed IDC to drive the urgent development and installation of at least 600 mega watts of solar power, in order to redress the current power deficit in Zambia and resultant national crisis.

NRP President Dr. Cozmo Mumba with the PF Choir at the  ground breaking ceremony of the first ever solar energy plant at the MFEZ  in Lusaka South.
NRP President Dr. Cozmo Mumba with the PF Choir at the ground breaking ceremony of the first ever solar energy plant at the MFEZ in Lusaka South.

President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Mwanakatwe Minister Of Commerce and Trade at the IDC ,( Industrial development corporation ) driven initiative Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant. This is first solar power plant project in Zambia in partnership with Scaling Solar at the Multi facility economic Zone in Lusaka South.- Picture by EDDIE MWANALEZA /STATEHOUSE 07-05-2016.
President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Mwanakatwe Minister Of Commerce and Trade at the IDC ,( Industrial development corporation ) driven initiative Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant.
This is first solar power plant project in Zambia in partnership with Scaling Solar at the Multi facility economic Zone in Lusaka South.- Picture by EDDIE MWANALEZA /STATEHOUSE 07-05-2016.
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative - Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative – Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
President Lungu with Traditional dancers
President Lungu with Traditional dancers
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative - Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative – Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative - Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
President Lungu with Ms Ina Marlene Ruthenberg World Bank country Representative – Picture By Eddie Mwanaleza-Statehouse.
DC Executive Director Andrew Chipwende at the launch of  the solar plant
DC Executive Director Andrew Chipwende at the launch of the solar plant
President Lungu address at the ground breaking ceremony of   the first ever solar energy plant at the Lusaka South MFEZ in Lusaka   South.
President Lungu address at the ground breaking ceremony of the first ever solar energy plant at the Lusaka South MFEZ in Lusaka South.
This is a power supply station which will transmit power   to the economic facility zone and onwards transmission to the city of   Lusaka.
This is a power supply station which will transmit power to the economic facility zone and onwards transmission to the city of Lusaka.
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  1. Ninshi job of commissioning things ,is it in president job description. I don’t see Obama doing it. Olo baja beve banachita kudala commission vonse kudala muma eighteen chakuti?

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    • Please stop hurting HH. He thrives on Zambia’s suffering, he is anti progress. Hakaivotela Humwine nafuti. Ifintu ni Lungu!

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    • @willington, please bear with our drunkard lazy corrupt president. He is now in panic mode and has to amplify each and every government project in order for him to remain relevant and appear as though he’s working. Next he’ll be commissioning pit latrines.

      Too little too late, kuya bebele

      Meanwhile Aleisa HH

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    • The people’s servant and drive for a better Zambia. By end of his full 5 year tenure, we will have a fat much Zambia United and immeasurable real development. He is fired up for development for all.

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    • I thought project was complete.
      Another commission, the PF campaign too.
      When is the Synagogue of all Nations completing? It was commissioned last year, with PF choir.

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    • Even something that has been built with donor aid money is celebrated with party cadres as if it were from the government itself. And the self praise is astounding given the fact this project would likely have been commissioned regardless of which party was at helm of governance. The lady whose organization produced the money doesn’t seem impressed at all. We need to stop this aid dependence. And why are projects in Zambia always so expensive? $1 billion for 100 MW solar system plant, wow!

      And I hope they have batteries to store energy for night time usage and rainy season. Anyone knows the technical aspects of this?

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    • World’s first night and day solar power plant: h t t p://cleantechnica.c o m/2011/07/04/worlds-first-solar-power-plant-that-works-at-night-constructed/

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    • If this was money that was generated from the Zambian economy through better economic management and we paid for it. Then I would applaud Lungu. This is donor money and not from our hard work. We should not be celebrating things we don’t work hard for but appreciate the help. This is not a PF project so don’t claim it. We really have to get serious with getting Zambian economically independent. Please mr.president commissioning is not your job there is more important things to deal with

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    • But i thot by now u pnd wud wide up. Go to uth and see who commissioned it. Go to unza, soweto market, intercity, findeco building, govt complex, kafue gorge, ndola central hospital, lumwana or kansanshi mine and so qnd so forth then come bqck and right about the jobs of President ELin case u r too dull to go to all these places then just go to arcades oor levy and see who commisioned them

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    • This is the best example of INCOMPETENCE & LACK OF STRATEGIC THINKING/PLANNING!!

      1] MFEZ – is the MULTI-FACILITY ECONOMIC ZONE – meant to accomodate/Attract Investment of an Industrial/Economic Precinct. MILLIONS IF NOT BILLIONS OF BORROWED MONEY WERE POURED IN PROVIDING PREREQUISITE DEVELOPMENT FOR SUCH A ZONE – hence PAVED ROADS, PAVED DRAINAGE & POWER LINES HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED IN THE ZONE – WHICH WILL ALL GO TO WASTE, As a SOLAR FARM DOESN’T NEED PAVED ROADS AT SUCH HUGE EXPENSE!!

      2] STRATEGICALLY, A SOLAR FARM is located to where MOST POWER IS REQUIRED, a] TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION LOSSES across huge distances!! b] LOCATING IT CLOSEST TO THE MAIN ECONOMIC DRIVER, in our case the MINES!!(Not LUSAKA, a mere consumer!) c] STRATEGY CALLS for locating it, NOT ON PRIME LAND, BUT…

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    • ….NOT ON PRIME LAND, BUT Secondary or tertiary VALUED LAND (Unlike MFEZ)

      3] STRATEGY in managing our POWER RESOURCE, would mandate for location, at almost the opposite end of our CURRENT HYDROELECTRIC GENERATION SITES, simply BECOZ, YOU CAN’T MOVE THESE SITES TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION LOSS DISTANCES!! Thus Copperbelt or Northwestern Province(New Mines) WOULD HAVE MADE PERFECT SENSE & FORWARD THINKING BY SMART PLANNERS (Am afraid to say, Which PamaFi DON’T HAVE!!) LUSAKA WOULD NOT HAVE LOSS OUT, as it is ALREADY CLOSE to Kariba & Kafue, IT WOULD HAVE STILL BENEFITED, as THEN YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO TRANSMIT AS MUCH POWER TO CB & NWP, this would have been Lusaka”s GAIN!!! The Current Pama Fi Strategy RESULTS IN TRANSMISSION LOSSES FOR both Kariba & Kafue, & ALSO FOR THE MEGA SOLAR FARM…

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    • …& ALSO FOR THE MEGA SOLAR FARM to transmit to CB & NWP!!!!

      PamaFI have ONLY BEEN LOOKING AT PLEASING LUSAKA RESIDENT’s SO THAT THEY CAN WIN VOTES, & BASICALLY MAKING LITTLE OR NO GAIN IN INCREASING TRUE PRODUCTIVITY IN THIS COUNTRY!!

      4] This is WHY IDC, like INDECO BEFORE IT WILL FAIL, IDC in this case is probably aCONDUIT TO STEAL, rather than invest for the country, as the PEOPLE HEADING IT ARE AS VISIONLESS, LACK FORE THOUGHT & LACK STRATEGY JUST LIKE CHAKOLWA CHAGWA!!
      NOW let’s hear from the PamaFI Sycophants who will be SITTING ON THEIR IFI PATO SHOUTING “Ifintu ni “Nye nye nye”, so that they can Nya MORE!!”

      This is why PamaFI Kuyabebele!! #chagwamustfall!!

      Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! VOTE ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE UPND!! Abantu baya!!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Obama commissions same sex marriages, wars and propaganda. Lungu commissions developmental projects. HH commissions jealousy, envy and hatred. UPND they talk PF we work. Ifintu ni Lungu.

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    • Why did he not take his empty tin Vuvuzela Father Frank Bawlya to show him what the US govt is doing with their tax dollars. Its sad seeing that old man in a green shirt behind lazy Lungu is our Finance minister.

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    • Agree with Jay jay. This is US tax payer money not Zambian. We should not be getting too excited. If the US had Donald as president this would never have happened

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    • Remember how people used to leave graffiti on toilet walls, These are just “CHANGWA WAS HERE STUNTS” old habits never die.

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  2. No doubt the Podium is very dirty for sure. Was it brought in from Kalima Tower as a legacy Podium?

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    • All what the podium needs is sanding and vanishing. Small things like this indicate how useless we’re at running things as a people.

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    • @Nono: your lack of attention to small things shows why you are not fit to manage big things. Your filaisova attitude is why Zambia is where it is now – the land of mediocrity.

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  3. The whole week commissioning this and that, what time do we do actual work? Even a ka small shopping mall in Kitwe the president has to commission. Please please lets be serious. I am not saying those things are not necessary but its only in poor underdeveloped countries that you see a president spending all his time travelling the country launching to ma small projects the whole month. A ceo spends most of his time thinking not touring.

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  4. Uko aseselaa lilya kawa. This man is good @ commissioning projects but fails to complete. Ba Edgar na Mulenga Sata alibamwenamo…

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  5. Bitter upnd cadres keep on ranting while PF works!!!I REALLY LIKE THE RATE AT WHICH PF IS DEVELOPING MOTHER ZAMBIA!!IF MMD MOVED AT THIS RATE DURING THEIR 20 YRS RULE,ZAMBIA COULD HAVE REACHED AT THE LEVEL OF BOTSWANA OR EVEN SOUTH AFRICA!!look, before 2011 we complained about how mmd leaders were wasting Govnt resources minus doing any serious developmental projects!!BUT FROM 2011 PF HAS HEARD OUR CRIES AND TURNED ZAMBIA INTO A CONSTRUCTION SITE!!PF is doing different projects in each and every district of Zambia-BRAVO PF!!!SO YES EDGAR LUNGU IS COMMISSION PROJECTS ALMOST EVERY WEEK TO SHOW YOU IN UPND THAT PF MEANS BUSINESS!!KEEP IT UP PF!! WE ARE BEHIND.”IFINTU NI LUNGU-2016!!”GO PF GO!!

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    • In this particular case the project is for Zambia and not for PF. The world bank and other parties simply invited the sitting president, fat or thin, tall or short to commission the project. Observe the context in which this is happening please. It had nothing to do with PF. HH will come and officially switch on the station for Zambia and not for UPND!

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    • Ufortunately though, PF cadres were there headless and believing Lungu had achieved the project. Sic!

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    • @Chils: What is wrong with using borrowed money to develop a Country? Some of you people are really very shallow; the entire world economy is greased by BORROWING (CREDIT) and yet. Was begging for financial aid better for you? Don’t you think it is this kind of borrowing to build the economy which will one day liberate our country economically so that your nephews, nieces, children, cousins, extra, who will be graduating from all these Universities/colleges the PF Govt is building will be able to easily find employment.

      Like the President has rightly stated, no modern economy can survive or grow without sufficient supply of power/electricity. And if we, as a country, can borrow now and build up power infrastructure so that next time we have a crisis such as another drought, we don’t…

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    • continue…@Chils

      …run into similar difficulties like the ones the country is experiencing at the moment—SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS KIND OF STRATEGY OR THINKING BY THE GOVT/PF?

      In fact, if Zambia keeps up with this strategy in the POWER SECTOR, at some point our country/economy will have surplus power/electricity which we can then export to our neighbors at a profety. So if you guys in UPND are really serious thinkers and strategists, you would be applauding the PF/Govt for borrowing to invest in these long term capital projects which are conduits to the diversification of our country’s economy. Same thing with investments in ROADS, AIRPORTS, CANALS, RAIL, extra.

      In fact, ELECTRICITY generation on its own can be a powerful source of FOREX—just look around our…

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    • continue…@Chils

      …neighborhood and see how many of our neighbors are lacking adequate capacity to generate enough electricity for their needs—and there lies an opportunity for Zambia to make money in the long run by investing in power generation NOW!

      If you think DIVERSIFICATION OF THE ECONOMY only means “bu Kachema” and growing corn, then you have a very limited imagination and economic creativity to deserve a chance at governing our country. We have had enough of TALKING when the MMD ruled, now we anger for DOING/RESULTS with the Kaloba money we contracting. We don’t want a reincarnation of the MMD in the form of UPND!

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    • continue…@Chils:

      Besides, at least now we can see some of the projects the borrowed money is accomplishing than it disappearing into “black hole” Swiss-accounts as was usually the case during the MMD years!

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  6. Guy on this forum are full of negativity.Give praise when something positive is happening to our one and only country,Zambia.There’s no need to waste negative negative on progressive developments.This is not about PF or UPND guys It’s about Zambia!!!!!

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    • What is positive about this?

      What I can see is this clown pretending to do something about the load shedding that was caused by Sata and his PF cancelling the Kafue Lower gorge as soon as hr was elected in 2011!

      If these iddiots had not wasted FOUR YEARS with their nonsense we would not have had load shedding today!

      Gross incompetence and stupidity! They have destroyed Zambias economy because they were too busy looting and plundering borrowed money to notice until it was TOO LATE!

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  7. “I meant to say ” SO YES EDGAR LUNGU IS COMMISSIONING PROJECTS ALMOST EVERY WEEK TO SHOW YOU IN UPND THAT PF MEANS BUSINESS!!!”

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  8. Guys on this forum are full of negativity.Give praise when something positive is happening to our one and only country,Zambia.There’s no need to waste negative energy on progressive developments.This is not about PF or UPND guys It’s about Zambia!!!!!

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  9. I am just scratching head on the figures here; how the World Bank and the US Govt is investing $1.2 billion for 200MW why so expensive when one of the largest solar plants in the world; Topaz Solar Farm, USA which produces a whooping 560MW costs wrongly the same OR Rancho Cielo Solar Farm in Belen, New Mexico USA costs $850m and produces 600MW.
    I know this is a US govt funded meaning US suppliers, contractors, engineers etc will be used but $1.2 billion for 200MW is steep.

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    • @Jay Jay , the total project of 600MW is estimated to cost US$1.2m implemented by IDC with IFC as transaction advisors.
      1. Pre-qualification for project started in October 2015
      2. Round 1 launced today is 2 X50MW. 48 bidders submitted pre-qualification applications in Nov 2015. 11 bidders pre-qualified to submit bids in DEC 2015. These shall be installed, as you already by now, LS-MFEZ. LS-MFEZ Limited is a subsidiary of IDC of which President Edgar Lungu is the chairperson.
      3. IDC issues RFP for round 1 (100MW) of Zambia Scaling Solar Program and Launch of Round 2 (the next 200MW) in FEB 2016.
      4. Public Consultative Scoping Meetings for round 1 in March 2016
      5. The launch of round 1.
      Politics aside, True there are economic, social and political challenges, however there are many…

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    • Unfortunately PF only thought of solar power when it was too late…i remember when Branson was in Zambia; issues raised were airline he also alluded to solar buy no one cared to listen.
      $1.2 million is too small an amount for 600 Megawatts solarpower plant.

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    • I figure a Normal PV Solar Plant 100MW could cost US$245million…. we could do more reach about the subject and even of course scale linearly basing on available costs for know successful projects.
      I propose the eia.gov as our starting point.
      Admittedly this project has come late, motivated by a crisis, but it remains a very important decision ever made by the PF

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    • @Jay Jay: here is your answer. Just like the need for roads, PF see the power deficit and availability of funds as an opportunity to steal. That’s why these projects cost Zambia at least 3 times more than anywhere else. Lungu must have his cut while his minions are also eating on the sidelines.

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  10. Unfortunately, this president commissioning one thing after another is very acceptable in Zambia. The president has no accountability and has changed his job description to commissioner, what a shame. and for those women dancing, I wonder how many have decent housing and can afford 3 good meals a day. May be a new position of commissioner should be created and a separate one for PRESIDENT so te president can actually WORK and not MALINGER.

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  11. @Dr.Dread:note that UPND CADRES DO NOT WANT TO SEE OR HEAR ANY POSITIVE DELOPMENT ABOUT MOTHER ZAMBIA DONE BY PF!!because they all believe that if voters see sense in what PF is doing then they will not vote for their “chuundu chaitwa” chairman hh-AMAZING!!!ALL IN UPND PRAY TO THEIR DEVIL EVERYDAY SO THAT US VOTERS CAN BE GOING THROUGH HARDSHIPS!!UPND WISHES ZAMBIA TO BE LIKE SOMALIA BEFORE 11/08/2016,SO THAT VOTERS CAN HATE PF AND VOTE FOR HH(GOD FORBID!!)they forget about other opposition parties.they believe in UTOPIA that if one wont vote for PF,then that person shall 100% vote for hh-VERY SHALLOW THINKING INDEED!!!PLEASE PF LEADERS KEEP ON WORKING HARD TO SHAME THE DEVIL AND WE SHALL REWARD YOU BY VOTING FOR PF IN LARGE NUMBERS!!GO PF GO!!

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    • The president is just a clueless,visionless,useless,heartless,ruthless,brainless,hopeless and a drunkard. He got no priorities.

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  12. @jay Jay thank you I am currently working one with some partners still initial stage but this is damn expensive Typical of World bank refer #Food first can Africa feed itself #IMF /World Bank funding too expensive for us
    Thumbs [email protected] Jay

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    • China will give you quality if you specifically ask for it but if you go to them with a vague brief for knock offs they will also supply.

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  13. @5, typical UPND cadre mentality, everything has to be done the way you think is right, and you have never been right. The last time UPND cadres and even their president condemned Edgar for dancing. According to them a serious president is not supposed to dance. The very next day President Obama was captured dancing caliptso with a Cuban lady while he was visiting Cuba, and the UPND cadres and their president went quiet, I almost celebrated that they had died of choking.

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    • Politics aside …World bank are not ***** or a charity when this is completed …they will rip their rewards and you will have to pay cost reflective domestic tarriffs and they will make sure the next govt does it.

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  14. Ba upnd negativity and demagoguery mind set is really amazing! You always want to put up farcical charade and demean every government effort, really nauseating! Unless its your demi god! Unfortunately after August your KALUSA is headed for the ranch to attend to his animals and commission village chibwantu ceremonies!

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  15. These guys are working very hard! God bless you Mr. President and team. The guys are panicking! 6th loss pending!

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    • Working very hard at stealing as much as they can before they are kicked out in August!

      Embezzler Lungu at the front of the queue!

      Why do you think he has increased his salary FOUR TIMES ALREADY in his short term in office!

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  16. Point of correction, we are not saying the President should not commission, but the question is if the man is on a commissioning spree, what time does he work. Like these supermarkets, he is commissioning, is that not for district commissioners or minister of commerce. By the way, we are PF members who would like our president to sort out real issues

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  17. PF, done well on infrastructure well done, but planning nil. Today this one is a district, tiyeni nazo, let’s start construction boooooo, just start like that. Pa last ndalama zasila, borrowing full full. Guys, you will leave us in nkongole when you go in August.

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    • You have not been following news in the past 10 years..this has nothing to do with PF …its part of the US strategy to invest in Africa not to be left out in the loot…you will be astonished at how much they are investing in natural gas in East Africa.

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  18. Mpombo’s Son Shoots dead his Girlfriend and later beheads her. Now JOINED UPND TO BRING CHANGE. WHO HAS BROUGHT SUFFERING TO ZAMBIANS LUNGU AND HIS MASSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS OR MPOMBO AND HH?

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  19. Wow you I.diots are negative. You can tell they’ve organized themselves. Probably only 5 people with multiple VPN s are commenting. LT let people comment using their Facebook.

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  20. Super Lungu! Look how busy he is finding solutions some Ad hoc and some Longterm. Meanwhile, in some dark corners plotters plan to steal his thunder! He is looking healthy, good skin! Whose his Facialist??!

    Infintu chabe bane is LUNGU!

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    • Oh and a mighty thanks to Ms Ruthenberg and the World Bank. We are full of gratitude….never mind the moody dark faced Opposition, …..just licking their wounds!!

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  21. This is not a donation but a loan funded by International Finance Corp. of World Bank & the US Govt through the Obama Power Africa Initiative & will be implemented by the Industrial Development Corporation. Why should these 2 x 100 MW solar power plants cost $1.2 billion? The realistic price should be $250 Million each totaling to $500 Million. These loans are choking the nation & its all citizens villagers inclusive re-pay through high ZNBC TV, fuel, carbon, Insurance Premium Levies, PAYE, corporate tax, import duties, road tax, Toll & various fees for govt services. Why look to the west instead of cheaper east?

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    • You are absolutely spot on ..this is what people do not understand busy debating about petty partisan politics not looking at the bigger picture; its likened to Shoprite giving credit for any items in their store but you pay at four times the price…someone is going to pay for this…2X100MW for $1.2 Billion US..is truly daylight robbery…”WB is not your friend” when are we going to wake up!!

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  22. Such a project would have been called real development if it was done in Shangombo or emusa village which hasn’t had no electricity for god how long.

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    • Umuswema – You know that the whole nation is connected to the national grid, right?

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  23. the hatred being exhibited here on lungu is too much…no wonder he will win the august elections. the hatred these people have on lungu goes beyond him being incompetent. and it has nothing to do with him being incompetent…what buffles is that i ve never ever heard any upnd cader give credit where its due. this is also typical of their leader. this hatred is what will drive me to vote for edgar lungu…

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  24. And people are asking what kind of people are these upnd cadres whose preoccupatipn is to criticise everything around them. I bet they even criticise their mothers for bearing them, or their wives for bearing children whom they cannot feed when its them who boast of neing ***** bulls when it suits them.

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  25. Shut up, you have never been in power even as a councillor, so what do you know about how and when President Lungu should work? Of you dont know something ask, dont show us your ignorance, we are busy developing Zambia while you have the luxury of criticising everything because you have nothing to do.

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  26. @28 andrew, that is what has driven all of us to vote for Lungu in 2015 and in 2016.
    These guys are so negative that everybody gets scared of what they could do if given power.

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  27. By nature, UPND is sweating because it is their final chance. What will happens after they lose?

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  28. All Edgar lungu’s sympathisers be wise we don’t criticise without facts. Lungu has got no money to implement any thing. He commissioned chingola-solwezi & every one was optimistic about it,today the project has been abandoned because no money was allocated to that project,it was rather lip service. Do u expect us to support him based on tribe & then gain what. Our lives are in danger. We are starting every thing afresh with HH.

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    • UPND Tonga embecile, where is your dreaming president going to get money to implement the project lungu will not implement. Bitter f000lweee…….!

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  29. Kangwa m what is afresh with recycled politicians like george mpombo and grade 12 less certifcates like mulenga sata. Surely if with a team like that u expect to start afresh then God should have mercy on Zambia

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  30. Instead of debating the WB loot u r busy talking politics.1.2bln is too much.I feel sorry for my great grand child.

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    • @KC, Read what @Kopala Enginia (12.1) has explained to you !d!ots.

      Quote: “the total project of 600 MW is estimated to cost US$1.2M (he probably meant to say 1.2 Billion instead of 1.2 Million) implemented by IDC with IFC as transaction advisors.”

      I have no first hand facts about this project, but @Kopala Enginia’s explanation makes more sense than the stuff you are dreaming up as facts. To me this sounds like the first phase of a multi-phase project which is going to span several years and multiple Provinces. I bet part of the project will be located in Southern Province, Livingstone, to be specific. So this canine appetite you UPND sycophants have to criticise everything the PF Govt does is really very disturbing!!

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  31. The cost of installing solar plant is currently at USD 2300 per kilowatt inclusive of all other related costs. Therefore a 100MW will cost USD 230 MILLION and two 100MW stations will cost US 460 MILLION. I am seeing USD1.2 BILLION!!!!!! THAT IS ALMOST 3 TIMES THE COST. ZAMBIANS PLEASE WAKE UP AND STOP THIS PLUNDERING OF OUR MEAFRE RESOURCES.

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    • PF right now will accept any price or any terms of payment for anything that shows they are working.
      Even if the country is charged 1000% for any project they will accept just to show they are busy.

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  32. Ba Lungu what you launched is just a mega debt power plant that only produces just 200 MW of power.A 1000 MW plant is more of a mega power plant.

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