Lungu in Isoka Rally
Lungu in Isoka Rally

President Edgar Lungu has stressed that he introduced the Presidential initiative empowerment fund in order to support men and woman in the informal sector.

ZANIS reports that the Head of State said the Presidential empowerment initiative has boosted the businesses of many small and medium enterprises in the country.
President Lungu said that the initiative will continue even after the elections once he is re-elected.

The President said this when he addressed a public rally in Isoka District in Muchinga Province to day to solicit for votes.
At the same rally, hundreds of UPND members led by former Mafinga Member of parliament Catherine Namugala defected to the ruling patriotic front.

And Former Football Association of Zambia President Kalusha Bwalya appealed to the people of Isoka to vote for President Lungu on August 11.

The 1988 African footballer of the year stated that President Lungu is supportive to the development of the game of football and that it was under the PF government that Zambia won her maiden Africa cup in 2012.

Meanwhile, -President Edgar Lungu says the creation of Muchinga Province has accelerated developmental projects in the health sector in the region.

President Lungu said the creation of Muchinga Province has led to the construction of district hospitals in the province such as Chama, Nakonde, Isoka and the Micheal Chilufya Sata hospital in Mpika.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu said this at the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of Chinsali General Hospital in Chinsali today.

The Head of State said Muchinga Province has also benefited 51 health posts under the 650 prefabricated ultra-modern health posts that are being constructed across the country.

President Lungu added that the training school at Chilonga school of nursing under Chilonga mission hospital in Mpika has been expanded following the construction of one by twenty hostel student block as well as a lecturer theatre.

The President also said the ministry of health has secured eighth consultant positions for Chilonga and Chinsali hospitals to enhance provision of specialised medical services.

President Lungu further said that Chinsali General Hospital will also have a training school which will allow people from the province an opportunity to pursue a career in nursing.

He said the Pf administration through the ministry of health is committed to ensuring that attainment of health related sustainable development goals and other national health priorities is achieved for the benefit of Zambians.

Isoka mothers line up to greets President Lungu when he arrived in Isoka
Isoka mothers line up to greets President Lungu when he arrived in Isoka
Catherine Namugala at Isoka Pf Rally
Catherine Namugala at Isoka Pf Rally
President Lungu with Malozo Sichone at Isoka Rally
President Lungu with Malozo Sichone at Isoka Rally
President Lungu with Malozo Sichone at Isoka Rally
President Lungu with Malozo Sichone at Isoka Rally
Catherine Namugala at Isoka Pf Rally
Catherine Namugala at Isoka Pf Rally
Catherine Namugala at Isoka PF Rally
Catherine Namugala at Isoka PF Rally
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43 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, I will continue giving people money which is theirs in the first place and hope that the fools will be too dull to realise this then vote for me as if the money came from my own pocket.

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    • People should gladly and quickly get this money but vote for what can be delivered going forward. Chakolwa is a trap. He had already promised 350% electricity tariffs if he wins. Blackouts will be massive after September, expect 18 hour blackouts when the money for paying the Turks in Mozambique and RB’s commissions on the imported electricity runs out.

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    • “In’fwiti ni Lungu!!”
      “Infuti ni lungu!!”

      No surprise then, that the only thing he knows is killing!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE UPND!!

      #chagwamustfall!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

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    • Picture Number 2: Kanshi Felix mutati mukali, efyo asha Namugala after their “famous Meeting”????

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    • Copy and paste the southern province voting pattern, we can’t have a situation where nega nega 18, 000 and Lungu 0 Hmmmmmmmmm olo ni tribalism nifi zooooooona, chachilamofe

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    • LUNGU IS A BIG LIAR! THE UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IS THE MOST UGLY DEMON WE HAVE IN ZAMBIA, AND CRIMINAL EDGAR LUNGU AND HIS PF MINIONS HAVE PERPETRATED THIS UNFAIR AND INHUMANE ACT ON MILLIONS OF THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. THIS IS A DEFINING MOMENT FOR ZAMBIA. LET US DO OURSELVES A BIG FAVOR. LET US VOTE FOR A TEAM THAT HAS THE ENTHUSIASM TO JERK OUR ECONOMY AND OUR STANDARDS OF LIVING UP. LET US VOTE FOR HH AND THE UPND TEAM BECAUSE THEY MEAN WELL FOR ZAMBIA. PF MINIONS ARE BUSY SPREADING PROPAGANDA, TRYING TO SCARE THE ZAMBIANS BY SAYING THEY WILL BE SEGREGATED AGAINST IF HH BY THE TONGAS IF HH WINS. THAT IS A VERY SERIOUS LIE, AND KAMBWILI WILL HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR SPREADING MALICIOUS…

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    • Catherine namugala defected to PF from MMD last year! How many times can one defect to PF kansi??,,,people are drink too much to remember maybe or something

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    • I feel sorry for Kalusha. Being broke is not good.
      I thought he had earned himself great reputation but now he is taking a dangerous path. The problem is that he is putting himself in the arms of politicians. He will lose when they lose.

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    • When we are drunk we always promise people, even bar owners, that I continue buying from this bar even when I get back to states.
      How can Lungu fund continue after 12th August

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  2. The second picture shows how catherine Namugala has grown old and when did she join UPND for to ditch it today.

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    • Ba catherine bakota ziona,am sure ni dimertia ,she forgot that beze mu mmd not upnd.
      Ba Lungu BOZA muleke where will that money continue to come from bcz apa u are tapping from govt coffers in trying to appease voters

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  3. Catherine Numugala will be pisssed. Ba LT are you trying to decampaign ECL or the editor smokes too much weed? May be we need ZWD back.

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  4. Opposition UPND president Kaponya (HH) also known as Kalusa has died after a shocking defeat by PF at the August 11 polls.

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    • The agony of being a PF kaponyas is….

      When you look at your wife you see HH when try to write what’s on your mind you write HH when you try to think you think of HH ………

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    • Kudos how many people are registered voters in Muchinga 300,000.so what?Muchinga is not Zambia.The real numbers are in LSK,CB, Southern and eastern.

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  5. So the areas that have not been included in this initiative before the elections should select who?

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  6. The reporter is not saying Catherine is former UPND, but that she only led the UPND defectors…simple english mwebantu..

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    • The Great One, reading culture in Zambia is terrible. Literally what the reporter was saying is, she led UPND supporters and that does not mean she is UPND. Lol

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  7. There is originality in PF camp unlike the UPND where everything is plagiarism! Zambia simply love President Lungu, period! He is the most popular and loved Presidents ever known by this great nation. Just follow the events and it wont take you much time to realise this aspect. When ECL dances, kachema dances, When ECL goes to Church you see the headless chicken Kachema pretending to be praying, when ECL wears a ballhut, Kachema tries but does suit him, when ECL takes a break from his busy shedule, Kachema does the same, when Mighty PF nails Kachema in coffin, Kachema copies, when ECL meets world leaders, Kachema calls “diplomats” at his residence, when ECL speaks with confidence that he is retaining power, Kachema goes in panic mode accusing everyone and everything under the sun of…

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    • Only those who eulogies theft LOVE Lungu. Birds of the same feathers……

      Take Lungu busholi (theft and corruption) to the West, NWest, South, Mid Central, Lambaland and you will get a predominantly anti theft Lungu culture. These regions and people respect private property and hard work.

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  8. cont’d
    When ECL speaks with confidence that he is retaining power, Kachema goes in panic mode accusing everyone and everything under the sun of rigging, when ECL says he is far ahead of the opposition, Kachema accuses ECZ, when ECL goes to PF strongholds, kachema goes to his tribesmate…Well, bolla yalikosa, HH and UPND will be shocked when they see Nawakwi of FDD coming out second to President Lungu, watch this space….

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    • Tell us about the inflation at 22 % which is causing starvation in households instead of dreaming that HH is copying lungu ????

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  9. LUSAKA TIMES , why do you always show PF rallies? What about the opposition? You have turned into a PF Cader and your reporting is so bias and generally very poor to say the least.

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  10. while ECL receives massive realistic support, up n down dweebs keep barking on social media- this time around Zambians will replicate the southern voting pattern and put to rest Kalusa for good- operation 100% ECL vote in PF strongholds!

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  11. Of course it will continue because you do not have a vision and no tangible policies to drive through via relevant ministries…you would rather throw unaudited taxpayers funds to an issue knowing too well that the funds will never come at same time dipping in to enrich yourself.

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  12. ATI “……to support men and woman in the informal sector.” Bwana just say this is ka ma small “Corruption Fund” . Is there any independent Financial Controlling over this Presidential initiative empowerment fund? Is this budgeted in the annual budget presented to National Assembly? What is the criteria used to identify the beneficiaries

    Please, don`t blindfold us. This fund could be the source of the USD 2.3Mil

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  13. “Presidential Voter Bribery Fund” should be the name bcoz it seems there’s no independent oversight body,proper evaluation of business viability ,regular monitoring or formal training and advisory service of these largely ill educated business people.

    Bottomless money pit with political dividends as the main aim with no clear road for ROI for the taxpayers.

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  14. Ok let me put on the hat of the consumate accountant and professor of business and finance. This ECL idea of presidential empowerment is a corrupt and totally retarded idea. We saw it in the Chiluba government. The substance of these slush fundings is a bribe down publicly. Empowering citizens is one of the most important assignments of a President and the appropriate method is through public policy not public bribery. The brother needs to be retired he knows not what he does. No ideas, no style, and no quality! What came out of the Chiluba public bribery? Scandals, court cases, adulteries, broken marriages. designer suits and eliganzas. There was no traceable development from the Presidential slush fund. That’s what we going to start again with Lungu? Zambia we can do better!!!

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  15. Why have kids displaced adults at these rallies we are being shown here?. Something is not cooking for sure.

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  16. Even if Lungu wins, Zambians are gonna lose:-
    1. IMF is coming back
    2. Kwacha is gonna “bleed” to its real value
    3. Paya-Farmer will bring untold hunger
    4. Fuel price will keep going up becoz of the corruption in crude oil importation procurement process
    5. Load shedding will be back as Govt has no money to pay Turkish ship (MV Karadeniz PowerShip) supplying expensive electricity to Zambia docked at in Mozambique
    6. Our youths will be unemployed due to No Vision policy
    7. Civil servants will still be paid on 60th day of the month
    8. Literacy levels will be worse
    9. Cadre violence culture will be firm in Zambian day to day life as witnessed during campaigns
    10. Roads will cost Zambian taxpayers $1M/km instead of $500k bcoz PF is pocketing the difference

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