Vice President of Malawi Saulos Chilima has arrived in the country ahead of tomorrow’s swearing in ceremony of President Elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
President elect Edgar Lungu will be sworn as republican president along with his running mate Inonge Wina as Vice President.
Speaking shortly after arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Mr. Chilima said the presence of Malawi at tomorrow’s inauguration is due to the warm relationship the two neighbouring countries enjoy.
Mr. Chilima further said Malawi’s attendance of President Lungu’s the inauguration ceremony will strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
And Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has also arrived in the country to attend the inauguration ceremony.
Her Excellence the Vice President of Tanzania was welcomed by Sports Permanent Secretary Agnes Musunga.
More delegates are expected to arrive in the country to witness tomorrow’s historical event.
Zambia will for the first time in her history swear in a President and Vice President arising from the running mate system.
President Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina won the August 11 presidential elections after polling over 1.8 million votes against 1.7 million plus votes for closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND).