Dr Mwanawasa addresses her supporters
Dr Mwanawasa addresses her supporters

Former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has today filled in her nomination papers to contest for position of Lusaka Executive Mayor on the UPND ticket.

Dr Mwanawasa was accompanied to the civic centre by a group of supporters that included Former Vice President Guy Scott, Former MPs Sylvia Masebo and Obvious Mwaliteta.

And addressing her supporters, Dr Mwanawasa pledged to transform the city of Lusaka if elected into office.

She said top of her agenda will be to tackle the perennial cholera outbreaks and water shortages are addressed.

“The last few years, the councils are like a pit where all the money from the treasury geos for salaries, our new approach among others will be creating a city council that will be able to engage into capital projects for the councils,” Dr Mwanawasa said.

She said she wants to see a Lusaka City Council in the next five years that will be able to contribute to the treasury in form of tax contribution.

“We want to have a council that will be financially viable and be able to pay its own salaries and have a good capital base to enable it borrow and invest in infrastructure development,” she said.

She added, “The role of the Mayor this time is executive and one has to be elected into office and for us as UPND, we want to make this office of Mayor to be about the people of Lusaka. We want to see change in the provision of water, the quality of roads and electricity provision and this will entail restructuring Lusaka and not displacing the people entirely as we have seen.

Others you filed in their nomination papers include Wilson Kalumba for PF and Reverand Alfred Sakala of UNIP while Fisho Mwale and Elias Mpondela filed in as Independent candidates.

Dr Mwanawasa files her papers for Lusaka Mayoral post
Dr Mwanawasa files her papers for Lusaka Mayoral post
Dr Mwanawasa after successfuly filing in her nomination papers
Dr Mwanawasa after successfully filing in her nomination papers
Dr Guy Scott flanked by Slyvia Masebo at Civics Centre
Dr Guy Scott flanked by Slyvia Masebo at Civics Centre
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79 COMMENTS

    • Ahhh! This is a good move. With umwaiche James Chona out of the way and Fisho Mwale (who was adopted by MMD) in a twist, this lady is taking it. And she’ll deliver. Not that one for PF (the man from CRA). I’m not UPND, MMD or even PF but iyi yena ni ziiiii!

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    • She knows that HH cannot win. He has lost the strategy and gotten caught up with the problem of choosing a running mate.

      GBM is a big liability even when he is pumping personal fortunes in the campaign.

      So better to go the Mayor job. Just in case she wins, she can continue serving as mayor in a PF Government.

      She tested trying to get adopted but her popularity was so poor.

      Maureen is all name. She has nothing to offer in politics. She cannot articulate things

      That’s just the truth.!!!

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    • Losers!! I just love how old Sikote is being tagged along like a stooge in this charade.

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    • I could care less who wins the Lusaka Mayoral seat. All we need is someone capable of cleaning up and organizing that DUMP of a city! For a capital city of a Country, Lusaka is surely an embarrassment. And it seems things continue to get worse from one Govt regime to the next. What is the freaking problem?

      The impunity and disregard for ORGANIZED SYSTEMS with which people go by doing their business in Lusaka is really disgraceful and frightening at the same time. Uphazard and shoddy constructions everywhere, street vending at nearly every corner in the city, nearly zero observance of traffic Laws, heaps of garbage everywhere, clogged drainages everywhere (big reason for cholera), unkept business fronts and surroundings, extra. And this is right under the noses of State and City…

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    • I agree with you Yambayamba. Dirt and lack of observance of bye-laws are the biggest problems in Zambia today.

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    • Amazing, am dribbled!!! I thought she would be the Running-Mate to HH? Bola yawama.
      Heeeheehehehe Ba PF better not even try feature Edgar Lungu, because all Lusaka votes have been taken by Maureen and Bana Scott.

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    • A LEAKAGE TO EMPLOYERS ON THE 11TH AUGUST, 2016.
       
      In any organization when considering applications for management positions, they look at their qualification, their experience and how their performance was in previous positions. They don’t look at the applicant’s experience in job seeking or what he/she had done for him/herself, no.
       
      On 11th August, 2016, Zambians will be the employers and have been presented with two major applicants, HH and ECL. These two have brought their CVs before Zambians for consideration.
       
      EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU
       
      – He is a lawyer
      – He was PF MP for chawama constituency
      – He was PF disciplinary commmitte chairperson
      – PF Secretary General
      – He was deputy minister
      – He was defence and justice minister
      – He was acting President
      – He is currently…

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    • A LEAKAGE TO EMPLOYERS ON THE 11TH AUGUST, 2016.
       
       
      EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU
       
      – He is a lawyer
      – He was PF MP for chawama constituency
      – He was PF disciplinary commmitte chairperson
      – PF Secretary General
      – He was deputy minister
      – He was defence and justice minister
      – He was acting President
      – He is currently the Republican President
       
      HAKAINDE HICHILEMA
       
      -He is an economist
      – He played a vital role in the privatisation of GRZ companies and mines.
      – He is four times UPND losing Presidential candidate.
       
      ~~~~~~VOTE WISELY~~~~~

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    • Just like Chagwa, John “Chin…” also aspires to have an abhorrent name – goes to show his level of thinking!!

      What you have left out on chagwa’s CV:

      1] HE was kicked out of Miltez for being a Drunk!!

      2] Chagwa has STOLEN from his clients & UP TO THIS DAY, inspite of his ILL-GOTTEN Riches, he has failed to PAY the POOR WIDOW he was found GUILTY of swindling!!

      3] Chagwa’s Idea of DEMOCRACY, is to hire Ngwangwazi at their “Kangaroo Convention” to beat & intimidate opponents & get elected by show of hands by intimidated delegates

      4] Chagwa’s govt has seen Zambia sink to it’s lowest depths in terms of INDEBTEDNESS

      5] Chagwa is NOW TRYING TO SELL OFF ZAMBIAN LAND TO ba BUNU, who will happily EXPLOIT ZAMBIANS & call them “KAFFIRS” again – this is NO JOKE!!!

      6]…

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    • 6] Chagwa has presided over a govt that has unleashed the WORST FORM of VIOLENCE on its own citizens like we have never seen before, since Independence in 1964!!

      7] He is MANIPULATING ECZ to Print Ballots via a dubious Dubai company despite all the reservations of US THE STAKEHOLDERS, all aiming to STEAL THIS ELECTION!!

      That’s ALOT OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT on 11/8/2016!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • @John Chinena 1.8 & 1.9. You forgot one small matter of intergrity. Edgar Chagwa Lungu stole a client’s money. The other issue is not what positions a person has held, but has he been able to deliver? Has this self-confessed “Visionless” person delivered in the jobs he has held?
      -Sonta epo waisangile dollar
      -Sonta load-shedding
      -Sonta umutengo wa ubunga
      -Sonta umutengo wa fertiliser
      -Sonta Eurobond
      Zambia is bigger that ECL! We need someone who can deliver!

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    • Sonta @ pa Chinena Lungu wabombapo :
      1. ECL raised debt by US$10 bn
      2. ECL increased unga to K120+
      3. ECL body size doubled in one year
      4. ECL refused people driven constitution and gave yagigamba
      5. ECL robs marketeers using violent ccadres charging K400/mth
      6. ECL has quadrupled corruption
      7. ECL increased inflation to 22%
      8. ECL big stick, ton of bricks dictator
      9. ECL panga violently won PF. Yesterday killed UPND member in chilenje
      10. ECL printing ballots at $4m instead of offered $2m cos of corruption
      14 ECL increased grocery, clothes, power, airtime, food prices by over 300%
      15. ECL printing and spending money getting country into HIPC

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  1. About time we elected someone with brains in Lusaka not handpicked numpties like Mulenga Sata or councillors who havent got a G9 certificate.

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    • Yes thsts why we have thrown Grade 9 Pupil MSata to UPND where other pupils like Mwaliteta, GBM have gathered

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  2. THIS IS GREAT! QUALITY LEADERSHIP WITH A VISION, THAT IS WHAT ZAMBIA NEEDS. LUSAKA RESIDENTS VOTE WISELY, VOTE FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR YOURSELVES. INVEST IN GOOD AND TESTED LEADERSHIP. YOU HAVE THAT IN THIS ONE. WELL DONE UPND. THIS A NICE GIFT TO THE PEOPLE OF LUSAKA IN PARTICULAR AND THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA IN GENERAL.
    TO THE INCOMING MAYOR: PLEASE MAINTAIN THE LEGACY LEFT BY YOUR LATE HUSBAND: “NATIONAL INETRESTS FIRST.”

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    • U r saying “invest in good and tested leadership” and also u r saying “vote wisely” implicitly u r suggesting that ECL is “good and tasted leadership”, HH yet to be tastsed at any political level save for the 5 times he has lamentably failed and/or declined/rejected by the Zambian people. Good and tasted are the right phrases my friend and those words suit non other than M. Walk The Talk.

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    • How has Maureen been tasted in politics? I beg to differ because she was wallowing in the shadows of her husband so its all about the name than tested experience….Fisho Mwale is tasted as he was Mayor before so this argument does not hold water…. I am not against the lady but objectively she is a novice in politics…but you may need a new broom sometimes in that case I can vouch for her not on the premise of experience…Nope!

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  3. PF really delivered the people driven constitution which the UPND didn’t support…Just wondering…

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    • UPND have already lost that mayoral race to PF or Fisho Mwale I can assure you because she’s not a politician just like the Supreme Leader HH of the UPND both lack chrisma. ..

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    • I was really “floored” reading that too!!

      This is the chap that has been “helping himself to poor little girls”, who thought they could have a future in Sport, whilst he was head in ZAAA!! This chap- a very “born-again” christian at UNZA, I think we all wisened up to what that whole “SMOKESCREEN” was all about!!! It was good to watch while it lasted – with “Momas & Chongololos” tripping all over themselves, going, “ba Eliaaas” i.e with a twang to cap it all!! etc etc!!

      Vote Wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! Vote UPND!! Abantu baya!!

      DON’T VOTE for “SMOKESCREENS!! – just “SEE THROUGH THEM don’t SEE THEM THROUGH!!!!”
      Lets try Maureen Mwanawasa for MAYOR of LUSAKA – we need to sweep all the dirt that PamaFi have left!!

      #chagwamustfall!!…

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    • …Lets try Maureen Mwanawasa for MAYOR of LUSAKA – we need to sweep all the dirt that PamaFi have left!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • DON’T EXPOSE YOUR SHALLOW MIND. IF YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO SAY JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH. IT WILL SERVE YOU BETTER.

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  4. So all this time this tribalistic woman has just been campaigning to get rid of Shiki polomya ? We havent forgotten how you filled Foreign Missions with your relatives. ZESCO and that truckload of illiterate Lenjes driven in the middle of the night to attend Officer Training at Kohima Barracks. What an embarassment. Form 1st Lady to Mayor !!! You will see how a smart Bemba (Kaseba Sata) will vie for Veep

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    • THIS IS THE ROTTEN REASONING OF THE BRAINLESS PF MEMBERS. FOR YOUR INFORMATION KASEBA IS NOT BEMBA BUT LALA FROM SERENJE. EVEN SATA WAS NOT BEMBA BUT BISA.

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    • The difference is the same imwe. Werent you complaining about Sata’s tribalism. Wasnt it generally Bemba favouratism you hated Sata for ?

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    • TYPICAL OF LOW THINKING DRUNKEN PF MINDS. THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR THEIR MOTHERS. NO MORALS. NO VALUES. NO PRINCIPLES. NO VISION AND NO DIRECTION. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM THEY ARE ALL THE SAME: ECL, CHAMA, MUMBI PHIRI, CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI, NAME THEM, THEIR COMMON LANGUAGE IS INSULTING.

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  5. The revolution to move Zambia into the present has began,
    Good words for the dirtiest city in southern Africa.

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  6. So now they r o coming out – that it was about JOBS. They never thot hh had a chance, they just calculated were it was less conjested. Now they r out looking FO salaries!

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  7. With real reasoning, the PF guy does not stand a chance against Maureen, Fisho.and Elias.. But since politics is about numbers he may win.

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  8. Our votes will go for a PF candidate so Maureen Mwanawasa can go to hell!!SURELY HOW CAN SHE DOWN GRADE HERSELF LIKE THIS?FROM FIRST LADY TO LUSAKA MAYOR?AMAZING!!”UMUNTU NI LUNGU IN LUSAKA!!SO PF CANDIDATE WILL WIN IT!!GO PF GO!!

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    • @ Eddie it seems you have more to loose than Lungu himself, this life of yours ” being a leach” must suck.

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    • First Lady is not really a constitutional position so not sure about the downgrade. A mayoral position in any country is supposed to be highly respectable especially of the capital its just that People in Zambia , probably like you, think MPs are the ones responsible for development…Da! They are legislatures …. Councillors and thus mayor are more grounded

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  9. Am for every Woman, they are more reliable than men who seem to have several agendas. Every reasonable woman should vote for her.
    Maureen Mwanawasa is above Mediocrity.Given its population, Lusaka City is well able to raise revenues for operations and capital projects. We just need a well focused leadership.
    I pray she wins and helps to transform our big City into a metropolitan.

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  10. Ba Maureen Kakubo, from secretary to trying mayoral position now? Show us what you did for Lusaka when your husband was president. Your time is long gone.
    Lekeni PF clean up the mess you created. Look at Scott, bitter man for who knows why? God’ time is the best and you can’t impose yourselves on people.
    It’s ECL all the way come 11 August…..

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  11. Maureen Mwnanawasa, Fisho Mwale, Reverand Alfred Sakala and Elias Mpondela are household names & have got strong brands & need no introduction in Lusaka but are making last minute decisions like Dr. Nervous Mumba. Wilson Kalumba is little known entity but has done a lot of ground work since this is the only slot he has been targeting for from the beginning. Coupled with the PF brand, it will be an interesting battle & no one can be written off until the returning officer finally pronounces the winner.

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  12. Ah a, so that narrows the field of running mate for mr hh to Kaseba and co. Is it true that underfive has finalky settled for Kaseba Sata? Hh niwokopa kopa, he has no original ideas and it dies not come from his heart but whatever will bring the most votes.

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  13. If there’s a UPND politician wrecking havoc on the political arena as far as PF chances are concerned it’s GBM. He is causing shiki in PF. Don’t mind them saying all sort of negative things about him. He has all it takes to ensure victory for UPND. He is as good as Sata with so much political clout. GBM is the best candidate for running mate for HH and this will cause shivers in PF. With any other, they are safe.

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  14. Go on Mama actually you are better than the all bunch of pfools leadership and members.

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  15. A quick question – does this mean she is no longer entitled to state benefits (50% of Late Mwanawasa’s benefits) or were those stopped when she first went into politics

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  16. Under 5 as usual, you fail to see the logic behind Maureen Mwanawasa’s move. She knows being a Running mate to Hap Hazard (HH) won’t get her in. She knows Kaponya (HH) can not win anything, ever. She knows UPND can’t win the elections. But in her usual calculating manner, she can use the UPND, ride on their name and win a seat for herself which doesn’t depend on Kaponya (HH) election outcome. This is a strong message from Maureen. She has just passed a vote of no confidence in UPND

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  17. Kaponya (HH) has actually been caught unawares by Maureen. Who doesn’t know he’s been courting her for the Running mate option? She has snubbed his offer knowing he can’t be Republican President in Zambia.

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  18. You can actually see why these politicians can’t live outside politics. Look at Sylvia Masebo’s dirty look within a few months of being outside Government, reduced to a cheap UPND cadre

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  19. Masebo looks as dirty as they come, these political prostitues with big, hungry political vagainas waiting to be filled with state power

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  20. We welcome you my friend the third wife to our late president we haven’t forgotten what you did with state funds despite the French Government picking up the bill nor how you bulldozed RB to allow concessions you were never entitled to…’alekeni ni amai alina chisoni’ the oldman insisted translated ‘ bear with her she is bereaved” nor have we forgotten the ‘kulibonesha ta empire you built from state house to ministries and the diplomatic service’ neither have we forgotten the Maureen Mwanawasa Foundation that received so many resources from goodwill and you blew the cash never mind the scholarships you gave your offspring and relatives….so go for it the Mayor post suits you…..be luck if you get one vote we don’t forget as poor people..your oil deals, mining concessions etc….

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  21. Let’s the Val begins now. I Am keen to hear how she will rape mulenga sata who is now in their camp. Am sure sata won’t take it easily to be told he did nothing.

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  22. Lusaka mayor seat has good candidates. The resident of lusaka especially the voters need to dig into history, research and evaluate the past moyars’ and governors’ performance. There is need for them to concentrate on those who performed well and bad. These sincere evaluation would eventually help to make the good and informed decision that shall take lusaka to its visioned outlook.
    Lusaka city requires a very sincere, radical and hard working yet down to earth leader. Lusaka electorates should never vote candidates with questionable characters with high affinity for cash.

    I ernestly ask all the voters not to look at parties but individual performance records both in public and private lives.

    I wish you well the lusaka voters.

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  23. Ni pwetetetepwetetete chabe. Good move though. I hope you will be given a chance.

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  24. you guys maureen would never have been courted for veep. it would have caused problems and the party would have appeared regional. upnd believes in all zambiwns.

    hh will choose miles sampa for veep. watch the space

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    • terrible – That is the problem that HH has. Scott is putting so much pressure on him to choose his blue-eyed boy Miles Sampa. Remember how he pressured ECL for the same – even inviting the Kenyan VP to help canvass for him. ECL listened to none of that crap. Imagine picking Miles (a president of another political party) at the expense of longstanding loyal members – the chap is in maningi trouble.

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  25. It’s not the Council which has failed it’s this culture of mushrooming dwellings that causes cholera.

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  26. The fact that the PF is likely to score more votes in Lusaka could put madam Mwanawasa down. Not to mention, a lot of Zambians like to embarrass “famous” people.

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  27. ifi fi mikamfwilwa filepapushafye indola.ubuule fye bweka bweka.ninani uufilyapo ififine kanshi. ati chalichita na abort.

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  28. Maurine Mwanawasa has made a good move. I think it is high time a woman was voted in to handle messy LCC. These are posts which we need people voted in not based on their political affiliation but on merit.

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  29. I have seen bloggers questioning the issue of tackling Cholera. This is a very easy thing to do when there is commitment. Improve water reticulation, drainage sewerage system in the city and cholera will be a thing of the past. I like ambitious people. I give them a chance to prove themselves. For Maureen, I say go for it and prove yourself.

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  30. THESE ARE ALL MISLEADING COMMENTS. ITS WORTHY JUST WAITING UNTIL THE DAY OF THE MATCH. ITS ONLY AFTER THE GAME RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN IN SHORT YOU ARE ALL FALSE PROPHETS OF DOOM. ALLOW PEOPLE TO DO AS THEY WISH IF YOU ARE NOT ON BOARD YOURSELF PLEASE KEEP TOTALLY QUIET. IF YOU TALK IT MEANS YOU FEAR MAUREEN THATS WHY YOU MAKE ALL THE EFFORT TO SAY WHAT YOU SAY. IF SHE WAS NOT A FACTOR TO YOU AM SURE YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN QUIET UNLESS U JUST HAVE NOTHING TO DOOOOO.

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  31. The problem is since councils are not self supporting mayor has to work government of the day. A mayor cannot remove street vendors for example, if the government does not want. The best mayor/governor ever was the late Sata.

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  32. lusaka central….mp…mrs scott,kabwat…mp..mulenga sata,lusaka mayor…maureen mwanawasa……….president..hh…….lusaka city is ours and what a teaaaaaaam!

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  33. lusaka central….mp…mrs scott,kabwat…mp..mulenga sata,lusaka mayor…maureen mwanawasa……….president..hh…….lusaka city is ours and what a teaaaaaaam!i love upnd.

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