chagwa-swornPresident Edgar Lungu and Vice- President Inonge Wina have taken oath of office at a fully packed Lusaka’s National Heroes Stadium and have given their collective vision for the nation for the next five years.

In his 43 minutes inaugural speech this morning, President Lungu has assured the nation that he will leave the nation better than he found it.

The Head of State has also disclosed that he will appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate post-election violence experienced in certain parts of the country.

President Lungu has thanked the people of Zambia for exhibiting maturity after the elections by remaining peaceful even to extents of provocation.

He says even though there were some pockets of hostility in certain parts of the country after the elections, Zambians generally conducted themselves in a peaceful manner.

He has warned public workers not to engage in any corrupt activities saying they will face the wrath of the law without protection.

He has also assured that there is no time for him to settle scores saying he has a lot on his table in terms of development.

President Lungu has appealed to all Zambian citizens that he needs their full support during his five year term of office.

Speaking at the same event, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who represented visiting Presidents, says according to the election observers, Zambia’s elections were held in a free and fair environment.

Mr. Mugabe has also advised against using violence just to be in office saying Zambia has been known as a beacon of peace for many years.

He has also encouraged the nation to avoid tribalism but rather remain as one people.

The inauguration of President Lungu and Ms Wina was witnessed by some foreign heads of states which include Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Botswana’s Ian Khama.

Tanzania President John Magufuli was represented by his Vice President, Paul Dlamini, the Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland, Namibian Vice-President, Nicky Iyambo, Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima and Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto.

Others who have attended are African Union Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary-General Sindiso Ngwenya and African Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Chairman, Joseph Chilengi.

Dr. Stergomena Lawrence, who is Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary as well as Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Pacific and Consultative Conference and International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) representatives were also in attendance.

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    • Chapwa I don’t want to hear anything about ghosts, petitions ,courts of all kinds, fighting and any sort of rubbish… Nomba twikaleko kumatwi tondolo… Even the funural has its end.

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    • congratulations my president and your running mate, may the good Lord Richly Bless you. ALELLUIA mamamia…Aluta continua!!

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    • You mean sworn in Lusaka times, and not “swron”? Take it easy and time to edit. The beginning of dictatorship under PF forged leadership.

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    • Job well done Zambia!! We are free at last from the tenderpreneurs who were in the race for the contracts and tenders for their companies.

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    • Congratulations PF,now let us start working not stealing, five years is too short or next you will the ones watching on tv like HH today.

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    • Country is polarised, lawyers, professors, politicians and the elites are interpreting and re-interpreting and reinventing , reversing, re-reversing their understanding, interpretation based on where their personal interest lies.

      HH camp had ex-PF leaders who were close to late Mr. Sata but had their dream of ruling Zambia shattered when Lungu was elected president in 2015. They were benefiting from ruling Zambia and suddenly it was dark.

      HH and his financiers are bitter because they lost millions and there is no chance of them recovering a ngwee of those millions they Invested in Horse named HH. It was a derby they lost. Many will be broke for life and die poor. Chilala’s Kapiri Glass project is in shambles because he funded 2015 and 2016 elections. GBM put his stake on Horse HH,…

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    • …. GBM put his stake on Horse HH, and it seems it is end of his trucking business, and if he is not careful his milling business will be gone as well. As for HH, he is the cunniest out of all these betters. He did not put much out of his pockets. He can live on his cattle.

      All those supporting and helped Lungu to win (or declared winner-whichever way one see the election results) are not his friends or in their out of any ideological alignment but Political-Milking the Treasury Cow. They did not bet on Lungu but the big fat cow which they all want to milk day in day out till it is next general elections and new bull on the run.

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    • People of God who is the man that swore in the President and Vice President. Do we have a new Chief Justice. Thought our CJ is Irene Mambilima. I watch the ceremony on TV, did I miss something? Coz both Ba Irene and Ba Mervin Mwanamwamba were present. Why did the man do the swearing-in when those two were there?

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    • It is wonderful, that the confusion and delays that HH brought concluded.
      HH went to far in showing his lack of integrity and selfishness coupled with extreme arrogance.

      You cannon call judges thugs and criminals on account of not ruling in your favour.

      This is utterly uncalled for and unacceotable. You cannot insult the judges merely on account of falsehood and lies, when you even avoid discussing your own petition due to lack of evidence, and in fact due to lack of a case.

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    • Mr.Lungu, with his hypocrisy has added to a specimen of “Christians” who have repelled potential christians from coming to the Lord. How can an election thief–some body engaged in blatant electoral theft–raise a bible to justify something evil. God, God, do something. Why should mere man mock you, O, Lord.

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    • Hopefully am wrong, but i don’t see a succesful five year term. I hope Lungu is clean on this one but if not then God is not in it and he will be judged for using his name in vain.
      The declaration of Zambia as Christian Nation is deeper and more serious than it seems, Tell me why Kenneth Kaunda and Rhupia Banda are the only survivors out of the five previous leaders.
      Watch and see!

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    • Life Is A Serious Enterprise … What A Sweet Life!

      Congratulations Mr. President!!! Let get busy right away.

      God Speed and good luck … May God bless you and may He continue to bless the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise.

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    • For those of you jumping up and down in celebration, here are some cold facts you may want to consider. Since January 2015 when ECL took office, the Kwacha has been devalued by half, inflation shot from 7% in January 2015 to 20% today (2016) even as we speak. In January 2015, ECL declared that he had K10.9 million in assets, only to declare that he had K23.7million in assets 15 months later. He has never explained where the K13million in assets came from in 15 months. His ministers and deputies were recently ordered by the ConCourt to vacate the offices they were occupying illegally after the dissolution of parliament. They were also ordered to pay back the salaries and allowances they had illegally obtained. And remember they were doing all these illegal stuff with ECL’s full…

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    • (Continued)… knowledge. And also remember that this is YOUR money as a taxpayer that these ministers were illegally getting. Recently, Sweden and Finland asked to have their money back that was donated to ZNFU. K34million that was meant to help poor Zambian farmers, someone in Zambia pocketed it with impunity, forcing these two countries to intervene, and rightly so. Load shedding is back with no foreseeable solution in sight. Lastly, if you know how to google, google this: “Third hungriest country in the world.” Right now Zambia is holding that spot. So the future looks quiet bleak, with your illegally sworn in President. Also look up the video on YouTube titled: “Stealing Africa–Why Poverty?” and see what’s happening to Zambia. (While the video starts in Europe, it’s about…

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