President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud inspects Guard of Honour at Royal Court Alsalam Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud inspects Guard of Honour at Royal Court Alsalam Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE

President Edgar Lungu has held bilateral talks with King Salman Abdul Aziz Al Saud in the Saudi Arabian resort city of Jeddah.

President Lungu, who was accorded the Kingdom’s highest royal protocols, arrived at the Royal Court Palace at 12:30 Zambian time and was met by the King before the Saudi Arabian armed forces sung the two countries’ national anthem.

The President was later taken to a hall where a state banquet was held in his honour.

President Lungu later held closed door bilateral talks with King Abdul Aziz which lasted over 30 minutes.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has told journalists that the two heads of states discussed issues of mutual interest such as fuel, security, diplomacy and agriculture.

Mr. Chanda said during the meeting, the Saudi King directed the Saudi Fund for Development and the Saudi Investment Agency to expedite the construction of the multi million kwacha hospital to be specialised in women and children.

He revealed that the two leaders agreed that the hospital be constructed this year in Lusaka and it will be named after King Abdul Aziz.

Mr. Chanda said the Saudi King also offered to help train and equip Zambia’s security forces with latest technology.

Meanwhile, Zambia and Saudi Arabia have signed documents to operationalise the importation of cheaper fuel to Zambia.

Energy Minister Dora Siliya says the deal will soon materialise as technocrats from both Saudi Arabia and Zambia are now working on final touches before the first shipment of fuel leaves for Zambia.

The minister says the offer by the Saudi Fund for Development to supply cheaper oil for five years, is beneficial because it is a government to government deal which makes it cost effective and reliable.

Ms. Siliya has told Zambian journalists in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah that the offer by Saudi Arabia will help reduce fuel shortages which the country experienced a few months ago.

President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during  officials talks  at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during officials talks at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during officials talks  at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during officials talks at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during officials talks  at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud during officials talks at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud after officials talks  at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud after officials talks at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud after officials talks  at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
President Edgar Lungu with the King Sulman Abdullaziz Al Saud after officials talks at Royal Court Alsalam the Palace on Tuesday- PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE
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  1. Our President whom we elected and won clean now walks on red carpets in the Middle East. And yet Kaponya (HH) wants the same prestige without offering service to Zambians. Kaponya (HH) has never been a ward councillor or MP. He’s never even served in the army or ZAF. Not even Zambia National Service. He’s never been a public or civil servant. What can he bring to the table apart from privatization theft? Let’s beat him again. Good work Mr. President.

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    • UPND this year you have to show what you’ve done for the people. What did you do with your CDF? Where are the projects? Sonta! (Point)

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    • The people are behind ECL because he is a leader. You can see by the way he walks. Listen to him speak. See the way he courts the foreign investors. See the way he cleans filth from the people’s elected PF government. All the corrupt rotten scoundrels smoked out like rats only to end up in UPND. Now Mmembe trying desperately to cause confusion with his editorial column. Little does he know that Zambia is bigger than Kabimba, GBM, Scott, Miles, Mulenga and Kaponya (HH). All thugs and prostitutes feel free to join (HH) in his delusion, hallucinations and insanity at his new party venue Chainama Mental Hospital.

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    • Dont worry Sir, Hunger Hyena will never get to plot 1. He thinks muzungu wopusa will help him. sic.
      ECL was coucollor. HH zero
      ECL was MP. HH zero
      ECL was Deputy Minister VIP office, HH Zero
      ECL is LT Officer. HH zero
      ECL was Home affairs Minister, HH zero
      ECL was Justice Minister, HH zero
      ECL had acted several times as President of Zambia, HH zero
      ECL has practiced and is a serving republican President, HH zero
      This CV cannot be sidelined to get a negaega negro thief with wopusa and company
      Hear hear hear

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    • How much did it cost him to travel?? And is crude oil already cheap on international markets??? This is why I say the president is incompetent. Does not understand that the issues that are causing crude oil to be expensive in Zambia is the procurement process of which you have every PF carder infected in the process and enriching themselves. Even if you find cheaper supplier, we will end up with high fuel costs because of the high levels of corruption in your government. The other thing is having one oil refinery. I would have supported the idea of you trying to find investors to partner with government in building mini refineries while other refineries are been built because the cost of refining the crude oil is costly in Zambia which adds to cost of fuel. All this does not require you…

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    • Mr Kudos, 2020 vision, Mwanawakwitu, Eddy….
      This is Katondo boys saying hi

      Been working overtime and I can assure you the job is done already…August 11…no sweat

      HH over-promising
      HH false hope
      HH pathetic liar

      August 11 vote PF ( Edgar )

      I thank you

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    • God smite the wicked lies of Satan. You enslaving wicked proud Jericho Wall of cozenage, mystification, mesmerism, inveiglement, chicanery, cleverness, deceitfulness, conjuration, repression, trickery, false representation, manipulation, shenanigan, slander, shiftiness, conjuration, beguilement, craftiness, enchantment, façade, tribal sentiment whipping, calculated deception, dishonesty, fakery, contrivance, perfidy, dupery, underhandedness, racketeering, deviousness, confusion, violence, machination, confidence trick (conman), sanctimoniousness, corruption, beguilement, , hypocrisy, intrigue, mendacity, snake tongue; by the fire of God, blood and name of Jesus, I command you to fall down and disappear.

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    • It appears he did not travel their for reduction in oil prices because just a few days ago. ERB wanted to maintain the current prices. He is their to check on the Dubai issue and while pushing ECZ. Another thing that he should have looked into ERB. This board costs a lot to run for very little output they provide to the governance of energy. There is serious need to assess the efficiency and salaries of this organization. Even the luxurious building they built themselves is not necessary. My main point is there is a lack of priority and management on the incompetence Lungu. These are the first things he should have looked into upon assuming office. As long as you have corruption and organizations like ERB in the process. Crude prices in Zambia are likely to remain high.

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    • Kudos and the like. Politics aside, you really have to start considering the future of your country and Lungu is no way to go. Even Mutati is a way better option given your unfounded hatred for HH. Lungu has shown that he cannot manage. We all know he had 15 months but instead of maintaining stability and making some changes like: reduction of deputy ministers, ministers, overall government expenditure which include his unnecessary travels, begin a corruption crusade and attempt to bring sanity, stop his carders from political violence among other things. Things have gone from worse to worst under him. This is bad for our country.

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    • Zambia a Christian nation begging for cheap oil, where is the scripture that says, I was young and now I am old but i have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his children begging for bread. That is why at times i question our Christianity as Africans. Middle east is the most corrupt and most evil part of the world and our president goes there and you think he will come out clean, think again.

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    • @The Game

      @The Game

      Tragedy After Edgar – Donchi Kubeba reloaded
      K10/$ BEFORE K5
      Inflation 22%. BEFORE 7%
      Debt $7 billion BEFORE less than $3.5 bn.
      Local borrowing limit K160 billion BEFORE K30 bn
      The cost of living has skyrocketed BEFORE manageable.
      Interest rates over 40% BEFORE less than 10%.
      Fuel K10/litre BEFORE K5/ltr.
      Unga over K100/bag BEFORE less than K40/bag.
      Fertilizer costs over K400 BEFORE less than K230
      Load shedded everyday over 8hrs and more a day BEFORE 3 hours a week.
      Chief warlord Lungu has institutionalized panga violence everywhere especially at markets and bus stops with PF cadres levying us daily BEFORE Police had control and violence was punished.
      Unprecedented corruption BEFORE RB and sons and corrupt were arrested. But now RB is leading PF…

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    • ECL working for Zambia and delivering for all Zambians even those that are blinded by hate!

      @Comrade Kudos, keep pumping wisdom into the demon possessed minds of these blood thirsty cretins! You are a 5 star general!

      @The REAL Katondo Boys- WELCOME BACK!!!! Without you its never official!

      @Comrade Eddy..you remain the most dangerous shootist that all UPND/ ZWD cretins fear!

      @ the rest of Team ECL!!! Guys let’s do this the campaigns are now on!!! Its official ONWARD TO VICTORY

      2016 ECL nafuti ni kolopa.com nafuti !!!!!!!

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    • Katondo Boys welcome back commrade, 2020Vision we are in the camp. @Katondo Boys, while you were away overtime on diplomatic duty there was an impostor in your name claiming to be from Canada . Eddy, HH Techilema, Peter, Gen, Luapula Premier and Asigai continue to educate these shallow minded privatization Masons. They’ve clearly been brainwashed by Zambian Witch Doctor. We have a duty to preserve the peace our country has enjoyed for more than 50 years. Save Zambia from havoc, mayhem and Armageddon by Honourable Hyena, Scott, Mmembe and cronies Inc.

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    • @Bantu Botatwe 1.12

      Sir your logic is so warped that I shudder to think that you are part of the BBs. You expect Zambia to get fuel from the Zambezi river because the bible says so? There is no begging in this negotiated deal, just good business thinking, something that will benefit even you. If you are not happy, well give away your car and explain to your wife why you done it.

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    • Abdulaziz know she he’s messed up with his allies and wants to get a grip on Africa. Chagwa be careful and question the Kings interest otherwise Zed will be another Ethopia.

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    • Making his final trips abroad!!
      Has he also gone to ask for a retirement village like where Idi Amin dada spent his last days????
      Uko, ifintu fya bipa!! Ifintu ni lungula!!

      Chagwa wants us to believe, this new hospital will be better than what we have!! He wants us to believe we will have a new Airport!! Well when??????? his answer: eeehhhhh, after “erections!!”
      Where has he been all this time?? eehh, well improving all Lusaka based Shebeens’s!!

      Chagwa, who do you think believes your boza??? Those you are buying tickets for at football matches??? This is the time to give Chagwa some of PamaFi’s bitter medicine – Do a Donchi Kubeba when he buys you aticket , chibuku, Jamieson, ……….etc etc!! Kuyabebele!!

      Abantu baya!! Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! vote Zambia Forward!! Vote…

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      Abantu baya!! Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! vote Zambia Forward!! Vote UPND!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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  2. Now that is my president! May the almighty God Jehovah continue going before you sir!!

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  3. These are good bilateral agreements we are seeing coming to fruit. 600 MW power phase II underway. No more blackouts. Very soon fuel will be at K5 while Kaponya (HH) keeps promising Utopia for the Zambians. But PF is focussed. At this rate there will never be a need to change government in Zambia. PF is the party of progress for decades to come. (HH) I’m sure, he regrets being too proud to work with President Sata in the pact. Missed opportunity. UPND have been in opposition for 15 years, no results. Real party of failures. PF was only in opposition for 7 years we know we won the 2008 elections. UPND 15 years in opposition with 10 years of (HH) Kaponya dictatorship. (HH) keeps doing the same thing expecting different results. Madness! No wonder he’s now having meetings at Chainama…

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    • How much do you think crude oil is at moment? If crude is cheap as chips at moment why hasn’t the govt reduced the price of petrol at the pump? What are you giving in return for all these handouts…its no wonder you sale your own daughters into slavery without relies it. Dont think with your stomachs use your brain its between your ears and behind your eyes for a reason.
      This Arab king builds you a hospital and puts his name, statue..you see nothing wrong…wake up from your mental slavery.

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    • @Jay Jay, just join the winning team. These are not handouts Jay Jay. Join the inner circle and see for yourself how government works from the inside. If I start explaining it here, many shallow minded UPNDs will fail to comprehend. Ask yourself. Would you rather go for practical campaigns or Utopian promises from the less experienced opposition? Stop being a lazy bum and contribute to the development of your country. You are busy critiquing from the diaspora and yet you can’t even vote. Come back to Zambia young boy

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    • Jay Jay, Mama and others know whats right for our country and our purpose goes beyond politics. We love our country and want the best for it. This elections is not about winning and that probably why your incompetent president allowed PF agents to register foreigners to vote for him and he is going to visit Dubai to find other ways of manipulating the electoral process. Its about saving the country from further collapse. A pending IMF bailout is not a good signal. Zambia deserves better and all well meaning Zambia will do the right thing: VOTE LUNGU OUT. LUNGU MUST GO, AND LUNGU WILL GO. CALLING HH ALL KINDS OF NAMES OR INSULTING HIM WILL NOT HELP OR MAKE LUNGU LOOK BETTER. THE FACT IS HE HAS FAILED TO RUN THE COUNTRY.

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  4. Afrikan leaders and their thirst for hand outs…they never learn from history. Here is this lazy Bum Edgar with no begging bowl with no shame whatsoever!!

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  5. “our” president looks very scared in those pictures, wow!! What is with this thing, just to say, “when i was president, i shook hands with the King of Saudi Arabia! Anyway, make memories before 12 Aug 2016!!

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  6. How much did it cost him to travel?? And is crude oil already cheap on international markets??? This is why I say the president is incompetent. Does not understand that the issues that are causing crude oil to be expensive in Zambia is the procurement process of which you have every PF carder infected in the process and enriching themselves. Even if you find cheaper supplier, we will end up with high fuel costs because of the high levels of corruption in your government. The other thing is having one oil refinery. I would have supported the idea of you trying to find investors to partner with government in building mini refineries while other refineries are been built because the cost of refining the crude oil is costly in Zambia which adds to cost of fuel. All this does not require you…

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  7. Father God, any evil thing, word and thought programmed into the sun, the moon and the stars against HH, dismantle and obliterate, in the name of Jesus. I shake off every mendacity, lying, calculated deception, gang and cyber warfare, incantation, oppression, wickedness, abuse and violence, in the name of Jesus. I terminate forever, every evil agreement, plan and cabal amongst HH’s opponents and the heavenlies, in the name of Jesus. I retrench and frustrate forever every satanic priest ministering enchantment into the sun, the moon, and the star against HH, in Jesus’ name. Lord, bless HH, and cause Your face to shine upon him and let HH be known and favoured in each household. Father favour HH with triumph over his opponents. In Your favor, Lord, make his mountain stand strong and cause…

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    • In Your favor, Lord, make his mountain stand strong and cause his horn to be exalted. Lord, this is HH’s set time for favor. I effect and enforce God’s original plans and purposes over HH and against the plans and purposes of Satan. I decree and declare that in this election battle no intrinsic (internal) or extrinsic (external) weapon, be it emotional, financial, social, physical, psychological, interpersonal, spiritual, or organizational, formed against HH shall prosper. I place upon HH the armor of light and of the Lord. Truth to cover my loins. The breastplate of righteousness to cover my heart and chest cavity. The gospel of peace to cover HH’s feet. The shield of faith to defensively and offensively cover HH’s body. The helmet of salvation to cover HH’s head. The sword of the…

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    • Any demonic incantations militating against the Word of God, receive the curse of God and die in dishonor and penury in the name of Jesus. I forbid and disallow further opposing activities of any satanic personalities with diabolical assignments concerning HH, and I wage a war against them. Lord, I am your battle axe, teach my hands to war and my fingers to fight. I disapprove and prohibit any demonic interception and interference or resistance . I resist satanic contentions, intentions, provocations, and negotiations concerning HH and superimpose prophetic purpose and divine destiny over and against all activities and opposing forces that are contrary to the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning HH.

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  8. “Requestdockingcoordinates”

    “Recalldockinginstructions ”

    AUGUST 11

    VOTE PF ( EDGAR )

    I THANK YOU

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  9. It appears he did not travel their for reduction in oil prices because just a few days ago. ERB wanted to maintain the current prices. He is their to check on the Dubai issue and while pushing ECZ. Another thing that he should have looked into ERB. This board costs a lot to run for very little output they provide to the governance of energy. There is serious need to assess the efficiency and salaries of this organization. Even the luxurious building they built themselves is not necessary. My main point is there is a lack of priority and management on the incompetence Lungu. These are the first things he should have looked into upon assuming office. As long as you have corruption and organizations like ERB in the process. Crude prices in Zambia are likely to remain high. This will its…

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  10. My dear UPND supporters please be advised that elections are won at the ballot box and not on the internet..real voters are down there in Vubwi…shangombo…Lundazi…Solwezi..Sinda…Kitwe…Choma..Kalindawalo….Munali…..and please stop giving yourself false hope…Come August 11 team PF is winning…

    HH over-promising
    HH false hope
    HH pathetic liar

    August 11

    VOTE PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

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    • Lol……I don’t know about others, but as for me as my household we were today verifying our voters details right here in Lusaka, Zambia.

      If PF is not scared and are so popular, why do they still maintain a terror militia at Soweto, and all bus stops? Why has PF flooded the corridors of Cairo, Cha Cha Cha and Freedom Way with their supporters literally selling and blocking shop owners? PF cadres brag that they are landlords outside the shops! Lawlessness, violence, corruption – a failed government.

      Today I tried to buy a UPND hat in Cairo Road but the kaponya told me that whilst he was a UPND cadre, he couldn’t sell on as the PF militia is on the look out to maim and Police wont protect. Do your research.

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  11. At times we should praise when someone does good. The visit to Soudi should make us support this govt because we have all complained about high transport cost. Let’s accept that this govt has done this country proud in many areas.

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    • How much did it cost him to travel?? And is crude oil already cheap on international markets??? This is why I say the president is incompetent. Does not understand that the issues that are causing crude oil to be expensive in Zambia is the procurement process of which you have every PF carder infected in the process and enriching themselves. Even if you find cheaper supplier, we will end up with high fuel costs because of the high levels of corruption in your government. The other thing is having one oil refinery. I would have supported the idea of you trying to find investors to partner with government in building mini refineries while other refineries are been built because the cost of refining the crude oil is costly in Zambia which adds to cost of fuel.

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  12. Just how much land did we give away to feed the Saudi’s for 80Barrells of oil? The mountain has gone to Mohammed aND THE PRICE TAG is pretty high.

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    • You are absolutely spot on.. This is exactly what these empty tins don’t see who are busy debating on whether to support this utterly lazy man **** or the so called HH….their daughters are being auctioned of to Arab Princes as sex slaves and their land to feed the Arabs. Meanwhile they are busy squabbling about how many crates of mosi and chibuku they take home.

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  13. Thats my presido ECL!!MAY GOD EVER BLESS YOU SIR!!!MY VOTE,MY WIFE,DAD,MUM AND ALL MY BROTHERS INCLUDING A LOT OF FRIENDS AND CHURCH MATES WILL VOTE FOR YOU ON 11/08/2016!!MY PROVINCE-LUAPULA WILL GIVE YOU 95% VOTES!!!all our PF MPs in Luapula are behind you and will all retain their seats!!LET THE OPPOSITION “SONTA APOBABOMBA!!” IF THEY CANT THEN “SELENI PF IBOMBEKO!!”i cant wait to see fuel reduced!!hey we will be driving with full tanks,wow God bless humble Edgar Lungu forever!!”IFINTU NI LUNGU-2016!!GO PF GO!!

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    • @Eddy

      Luapula gave UPND less than 2,000 (two thousand) votes in 2011. So anything that is more than one percent will be fantastic….!!!!

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  14. How did ordinal me too miss this? If HH had heard about this he was quickly going to talk about it and make Zambia believe that it was his plan. We aare a blessed nation to have this man as our president. Surely who can vote against Lungu?

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    • Blessed to be begging and concessioning your land????

      Look at these Pathetic Failures, apploding some one who is begging for them, they know not that they are a rich nation.

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  15. @Wise commentator
    It’s not too late for you my dear friend to join the winning team PF

    August 11
    VOTE PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

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    • He doesn’t know what GDP is. He’s never heard of borrowing threshold. He’s now earned himself the name Dull Commentator.

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    • Never will I ever join PF. I stand by the Zambian people. My allegiance is to my people not EL not HH. If HH assumed office and started doing what incompetent EL is doing. I will be the first turn against him. I will not stop fighting until I see my people’s lives improve so that people like you hiding in the US and not affected by the problems can be given a good job and well taken of so you can contribute to the national development instead of been a paid blogger advocating for the destruction of our country through your Lungu. I don’t like how foreigners have completely dominated our resources even your useless EK is proud to be selling the mine to foreigners instead running it since is a millionaire. Those minerals are worth more 6 or 7 times more than that ka $10 million. We really…

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    • Kudos no wonder you have an empty skull. Lack of brains and talk too much nonsense. How much is Frank Bwalya paying you chaps?? Get better things to do in life than trying to make an incompetent person look good. Lungu must go. Save Zambia from doom. Can you answer why seek an IMF bailout when the borrowing threshold is within limits? We are failing to meet interest payments let alone principle payments. The more you guys blog the more you expose how dumb you are and shows why you follow an incompetent person

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    • GDP for Kudos & Chagwa & ba PamaFi, seems to mean: “Gwai, Dobo & PamaFi”
      When they mix them, they get a certain high, believing Zambian’s are so st-u.p.id. to vote for them!!

      Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia forward!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!!PamaFikuyabebale!!

      I thank you!!

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  16. Better a country remains in poverty than getting handouts from house of saudi. Next mosques willbe uncountable in the country.
    Housenof saudi supports rebels in syria who are killing christians. And a so called christians nation goes there for hand outs. Edgar wants election money juat like his cousin Rupiah did by going to china to dund road program, hearse, mobile hospitals just before elections.

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    • You are already brainwashed with Christianity to the point where you are out of your minds…religion is there to put down as Black Afrikans whether Islam or Christianity…remember that whoever controls your concept of God controls your thinking; simply observe our brothers and sisters in African countries especially Zambia!!

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  17. PF remains factory of violence and Lungu is chief warlord.

    United Nations, USA and Commonwealth, help.us and protect us from intimidation, lynchings and beatings from PF militia akin to.Mugabe ZANU:PF and Mu7 NRM.

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  18. Not everything that glitters is gold.Mr.President beware of colonisers. Nothing is for free.

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  19. I fear to what will be come of Zambia should ECL win the election. For it is evident that he has sold our great country to the Saudi monarch.

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  20. Lungu visits Saudi Arabia and some people quake with excitement. The Saudi regime in all its corruptness and rituals of human rights abuses has received other heads of state before – especially those that turn a blind eye to its brutal rule (in exchange for 30 pieces of silver) This has included the likes of the British Prime Minister – for lucrative defence machinery contracts. Ours is a paltry US$ 20 million for oil. Isn’t Saudi Arabia the country Idi Amin fled to and eventually met his demise? Why are so many Zambians easily excitable and gullible?

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  21. Lungu has gone to concession our arable land and major game parks to the saudis for a period of 5 yrs. PF are skint and need money to fight the elections.
    Lungu is in a catch 22. If he does not concession our land for money to win the elections he will find his broke monkey a.ss camping out side the courts of law for corruption charges.

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  22. This is what PF have reduced zambians to with promises of free money in your pockets.
    Some one has gone to beg and concession off their land and they are apploding.
    They know not that God made their country one of the richest in the world. But because they have been lead to know only begging and borrowing, they remain some of the poorest people in the world.

    May the IMF or UPND come and rescue what is left.

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  23. He went to get Kaloba , don’t be cheated, these bilateral meetings and asking for cash, how are they going to pay back, and you are even promising the hospital to be named under the king, next is to build mosque , and the boka haram, will be on this soil. Don’t rejoice yet, these projects takes long, what is doing was left by Mwanawasa and Rupia , so HH is going to finish them.

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  24. Somewhat, as being the upnd intelligence wing we wil just make sure that this cretin of a dull imbecile in the name of the zambian president not be allowed to fool ur to this extent. We wil not allow him to rig this one, as his trip was meant nothing but to finalise on how he is to rig our elections with the dubai saga this august, but to his huge surprise we are indeed ahead of all these loose endings in the name of sourcing the cheap fuel import in zambian. Mr lungu as being intelligent zambians we say no no to all the demonic schemes at yo damn discourse ok you devil in the name of the president! Zambians l urge you to vote wisely infavour of the person who can posibly take this beautiful nation really forward & not these cretin of vampires, blood sackaz, mother fakaz who have kept on…

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  25. The oil-rich nation was holding $116.8 billion in U.S. Treasuries as of March 2016,amongst the list of top 4 holders

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    • …..and is about to get their sand ass.es sued for every cent for sponsoring 9/11

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  26. I have been misled all this time around, without realising that in a globalized economy leadership and I mean a visionary and good leader is inseparable to economic and social progress.

    Furthermore I wish to state that Zambia is not a Kingdom and therefore ascendancy to the highest office of the land is on merit based on what one is able to demonstrate and show for what they have achieved in their lives.

    For this reason I unreservedly support MR FIX IT and MORE BEEF ON YOUR TABLE, his honour HH for the Presidency.

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  27. The building of a hospital & importation of cheaper oil is good move for Zambians. However, I can’t see any good bilateral agreements here. Just like scoring of abundant goes went with the Late Godfrey Ucar Chitalu, Late Kelvin Mutale & Kalusha Bwalya, good bilateral agreements too went with KK. KK even used to negotiate for casual workers to go to Iraq to erect electricity poles at bilateral level. Are there no business deals which Zambians can undertake with Saudis but only them supplying us. How about our copper, livestock, cotton, skilled labour, precious stones, cement, etc. are they not appealing to the Saudis? All bilateral agreements we sign are one sided and of little benefit to ordinary citizens, eg we recognise driving licenses & qualifications of some foreigners whilst they…

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    • All bilateral agreements we sign are one sided and of little benefit to ordinary citizens, eg we recognise driving licenses & qualifications of some foreigners whilst they don’t recognise ours & when one goes their has to start afresh & we don’t see any need for reciprocity in favour of Zambia & our citizens? Are we shy or our pens blunt or its fear or what? Its time Zambians stopped chanting names of leaders whether in govt or opposition & looked at issues realistically affecting them which leaders have ignored for decades. Even visiting South Africa you need yellow fever vaccination when them they don’t need anything?

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  28. Organising some place of exile, if he happens to loose election, I have no doubt the will uncover massive fraud by this administration, signs are everywhere!

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  29. Please lets face the truth, if its loving our nation genuinely, ecl has failed. Compare the cost of doing a one kilometer tarmac here with that of our neibouring countie with almost similar conditions. Check the GDP, inflation rate, debt, exchange rate, level of violence etc. If you love your country and you care for the un-connected poor countrymen and women, then vote for change, vote HH. If he messes up after 5 years, vote him out.

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    • @33 TRUE ZAMBIAN (Impositor)
      Every one knows that construction of roads & other infrastructure depends on the landscape of a country. Zambia & DRC in particular have many big rivers, swamps which need long bridges, mountains, etc & can’t be compared to that of countries with desert landscape like Botswana, Namibia, RSA which may not require bridges. TRUE ZAMBIAN is none partisan & contributes on issue based.

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  30. The Treasury Department released a breakdown of Saudi Arabia’s holdings of U.S. debt, after keeping the figures secret for more than four decades.
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    Saudi Arabia’s Strains
    The stockpile of the world’s biggest oil exporter stood at $116.8 billion as of March, down almost 6 percent from a record in January, according to data the Treasury disclosed Monday in response to a Freedom-of-Information Act request submitted by Bloomberg News. The tally ranks Saudi Arabia among the top dozen foreign nations in terms of holdings of U.S. debt, and compares with China’s $1.3 trillion trove, and $1.1 trillion for Japan.

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  31. so they sell has oil and we get a hospital ? wouldnt it be cheaper to build our own hospital and import oil from the free market as these guys are desperate we need to have better bilateral deals ….. i dont see the saudis building a hospital in the uk after completing talks

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