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President Edgar Lungu has appointed former commerce minister in MMD administration Felix Mutati as Minister of Finance,

President Lungu has appointed Mr Mutati as Finance minister as part of his new cabinet which has also included the appointment of provincial ministers in the 10 provinces of the country.

Mr. Lungu has also nominated eight Members of Parliament (MPs) and subsequently appointed as Cabinet and Provincial Ministers.

Mr. Lungu appointed the MPs in pursuant to Article 116 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of Zambia, whilst the nominated MPs have been appointed pursuant to Article 69.

The Head of State announced this in a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka this evening by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda

Mr. Lungu said the appointments are with immediate effect and they would be sworn-in at state House on Thursday, September 15, 2015.

According to the Statement , the Republican President has re-appointed Margaret Mwanakatwe (MP) as the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry while Bahati re-elected MP Harry Kalaba has returned his substantive post as minister of Foreign Affairs.

PF Mansa Central (MP) Chitalu Chilufya is the new minister of Health while Steven Kampyongo has been moved to Minister of Home Affairs.

Former State House Special assistant to the President for project implementation, Lucky Mulusa (Nominated MP) is the new Minister of National Development Planning .

He takes over from Inonge Wina who is newly elected Republican Vice President.

New entrants in cabinet are PF secretary general Davis Chama Nominated MP) who is Minister of Defence taking over from former Siavonga MP Richwell Siamunene.

Renown Unionist Joyce Nonde-Simukoko (Nominated MP) has been appointed Minister of Labour and Social Security .

At Provincial level, Mr. Sydney Mushanga, (MP), who was education deputy minister goes to Central Province as Provincial Minister, while Nixon Chilangwa, (MP) is Luapula Province Minister.

Mr. Malozo Sichone, (MP) who was Eastern Province minister has been moved to Muchinga Province while Nathaniel Mubukwanu (Nominated MP) moves to Western Province.

Outspoken Bowman Lusambo, is Copperbelt province, Mporokoso Brian Mundubile, (MP), ( is the minister for Northern province; MP Makebi Zulu is eastern province minister, while former Zambia’s Ambassador to Mozambique and Chongwe MP Japhen Mwakalombe is the new Lusaka Province Minister;

In North-Western Province, the Head of State has appointed Richard Kapita (Nominated MP) while musician Edify Hamukale (Nominated MP) goes to Southern province.

The following are the appointments, which take immediate effect after the swearing-in ceremony at State House on Thursday, September 15, 2015 2016:

(1) Hon. Davis Chama, (MP):
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (Nominated);

(2) Hon. Felix Mutati, (MP):
MINISTER OF FINANCE (Nominated);

(3) Hon. Steven Kampyongo(MP):
MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS;

(4) Hon. Harry Kalaba (MP):
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS;

(5) Hon. Lucky Mulusa (MP):
MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTPLANNING (Nominated);

(6) Hon. Chitalu Chilufya, (MP)
MINISTER OF HEALTH;

(7) Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe (MP)
MINISTER OF COMMERCE, TRADAND INDUSTRY

(8) Hon. Joyce Nonde-Simukoko(MP):
MINISTER OF LABOUR & SOCIAL SECURITY (Nominated).

The elected MPs who have been appointed as Provincial Ministers under Article 117 (1) and Article 69 for those nominated are as follows:

(1) Hon. Sydney Mushanga,
(MP) – CENTRAL PROVINCE;

(2) Hon. Bowman Lusambo,
(MP)-COPPERBELT PROVINCE;

(3) Hon. Nixon Chilangwa,
(MP) – LUAPULA PROVINCE;

(4) Hon. Malozo Sichone,
(MP) – MUCHINGA PROVINCE;

(5) Hon. Brian Mundubile,
(MP) – NORTHERN PROVINCE;

(6) Hon. Makebi Zulu,
(MP) – EASTERN PROVINCE;

(7) Hon.Japhen Mwakalombe
(MP)- LUSAKA PROVINCE;

(8) Hon. Richard Kapita
(MP) – NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCE (Nominated);

(9) Hon. Edify Hamukale
(MP)- SOUTHERN PROVINCE (Nominated)

(10) Hon. Nathaniel Mubukwanu
(MP) – WESTERN PROVINCE (Nominated).

The swearing in ceremony of the Cabinet Ministers and Provincial Ministers will take place tomorrow (Thursday, 15th September, 2016) at State House at 09:00 hours. The Cabinet Ministers and Provincial Ministers are expected to be seated by 08:00 hours.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed former Home Affairs Minister Mr Davies Mwila as Secretary General of the Patriotic Front taking over from Mr Davies Chama who has been reassigned as Defence Minister.

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    • Now which is the real izula bayangana? When is GBV coming to Kama Pamukoshi my President? I’m give him few days to finish their flood of petitions before I sue him for insulting and threatening injury to my President.

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    • I’m pleased with my friend Mutati taking Finance. He has our brains and expertise at his discretion for 24/7 free advise. Bowman Lusambo like late Alexander Kamalondo and ba Joseph Mutale were to KK, he is a useful foot soldier to have for tough times. Smart pick.

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    • Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what you think of it and the tree is the real thing ~ Abraham Lincoln

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    • It is only a stupid cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir. ~African Proverb

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    • Ba Mutati how are you going to offer credible checks and balances when you’re part of the bandwagon? You’re just an opportunist. Ati alliance partner Atase

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    • MUTATI IS A NON PERFORMER BUT A GOOD TALKER. HIS PERFORMANCE WAS MEDIOCRE AS MINISTER OF COMMERCE. FORGET ABOUT ECONOMIC RECOVERY. THE APPOINTMENT OF KAMPYONGO MEANS ABUSE OF THE POLICE AGAINST THE OPPOSITION. MARGARET IS ALSO A NON PERFORMER. PEOPLE HAVE GOT WHAT THEY WANTED. DUNUNA REVERSE.

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    • THE JUSTICE OF GOD: ISAIAH 73.

      TO HH & GBM: “ALL YOU THAT HONOUR THE LORD AND OBEY THE WORDS OF HIS SERVANTS, THE PATH YOU WALK MAY BE DARK INDEED, BUT TRUST IN THE LORD, RELY ON YOUR GOD. ISAIAH 50:10.

      TO ECL AND HIS FELLOW FRAUDS: “ALL YOU OF YOU THAT PLOT TO DESTROY OTHERS WILL BE DESTROYED BY YOUR OWN PLOTS. THE LORD HIMSELF WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN; YOU WILL SUFFER A MISERABLE FATE. ISAIAH 50:11

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    • @Bang bang, WHY ARE SCARED OF THE SCRIPTURES? ARE YOU POSSESSED? CONFESS AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN. BRING BACK THE UPND VOTES! GIVE THEM JUSTICE!

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  1. Mutati is a very intelligent man, I hope he performs well at Finance. Nonde will be quarrelling with workers, that’s for sure. Margaret and Kalaba have personalised Commerce and Foreign Affairs.

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    • @MyZambia, I agree with you on Nonde. We may see a substition soon than later. The President has done it in good faith, but she is not equal to the task. She may have over sold her potential.

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    • Very intelligent to say that IMF is no longer the devil it used to and lets work with them…prepare yourselves for austerity.
      At least one thing everyone can agree on is – its pleasure to see the back of Fossil Chikwanda and his outdated theories ..the incompetent old **** can be put to pasture now.

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    • Public Service is not all about intelligence, there is the whole issue of INTEGRITY. Most of these politicians have redefined Public Service to Mean PERSONAL SERVICE USING THE PEOPLE! Mutati knows deep down his heart that he has challenges with issues of integrity and corruption.

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    • @P Kazhila, I agree with you. But remember the whole issue of Integrity starts with Lungu himself: There are many of us who believe he lost the elections and this matter should have been settled by hearing the petition. He knows that the petition against his election was not heard, may be because he knows he lost the election, but he has been sworn in as President and many people will be referring to him as his EXCELLENCE whatever the term EXCELLENCE means in African Politics! It is impossible for Africa to develop as long a PUBLIC SERVICE has been redefined to mean SELF-SERVICE USING THE PUBLIC! Look at what is happening in South Sudan! NO VALUES TO GUIDE PEOPLES’ CONDUCT! IT’S A BIG SHAME!

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    • Socrates, how do you believe? Do you have evidence of your belief? If so please share? I ask so because i literally fail to understand people who believe that. All stake holders were involved from grassroots to the top, all PVTs were in in accordance with the ECZ except for yours with HH’s and all international observers including your allies pronounced the elections as free and fair. Mean while PF monitors were chased from other regions but they did not cry foul. Dont you think you are believing an illusion? If you share what you have as evidence then i may give you a benefit of doubt. But as it stands, i feel you are one of those that have believed in a preconceived scheme of not accepting the results with propaganda as evidence.

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    • @ Tabo, I assume that you still have some integrity with you and you believe in fairness: In all fairness, the Concourt, if it was worth its salt it should have heard the petition in full. This was the only way that the evidence of the 300 000+ votes stolen from UPND could have been made available to the public and to you. In that way the matter could have been settled once and for all. Remember, life is like a big wheel – today you are up, the next day you are down. What PF has done to UPND will be done to PF or indeed another party someday. In life, its just good to learn to be fair. For your own information, there are many of us (1 900 000+) who hold the view that this matter is still outstanding, inauguration or not!

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    • @Mutinta, if you have sat down with Mutati and engaged him with depth or closely followed his works, you will appreciate what ECL has done. He is an exceptionally intelligent machine.

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    • Hon Mutati is a very intelligent person. I know him from accounting fraternity and his days at national hotel corporation and Zesco. He will steer the boat during the difficult times very well.

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    • @14, Socrates how did ECL loose elections when he won cleanly in six provinces while Kalusa HH just won in 3 provinces?Think with your head and not with your cow dung infested mouth.

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    • @Perpetual Looser, I’m sure you can still make whatever point you think you have without being vulgar. Try to grow up a bit and think with your head and your insults: It is good for you, your family and society! Are you aware that there are 300 000+ votes stolen from UPND?

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  2. Yaba Mutati finance hmmmmm…margie was my choice but alas the boss has spoken lets move, KALUSHA is missing on the lst as nominated sports minister HOW?????????????????///

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  3. It’s a Cabinet for one tribe to rule over a country of 73 dialects. He might as well continue the concetration of one tribe in the foreign missions. After all, Bemba has already been informally adopted as the language of use in most embassies.

    Good bye Zambian inclusiveness and unity. We shall truly miss you. Perhaps we shall meet again some day.

    Dununa Reverse!

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    • Most of the nominated MPs are not Bembas. Richard Kapita, Nonde, Lucky Mulusa, Mubukwanu and Hamukale are not bembas and so is not Hon. Zulu

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    • # One Zed – Your obsession with Bembas in unfortunate. We have a President trying his best form leadership of national unity and you decide to pick up a fight. Why look at a tribe and not at the integrity and suitability of the appointed. In case you did not know we have a president who is Ngoni and the Vice who is Lozi and my bemba friends are quite happy with that.

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  4. MMD part two with R.B calling the shots. Why was Mutati fighting Nervous Mumba? Then we have Lusambo the kaponya as copper belt minister

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    • Why must you be so narrow minded instead try to focus on the good that Ecl is trying to do, Zambia we should focus on bringing more development with people in key positions who have the capacity to work hard and are educated not promote division it won’t help us in the long run please have some vision not just negativity.

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    • The reason why we have a circus in the political arena is because People join politics for their stomachs not because of the parties ideologies. Once people realise this they will stop jumping like monkeys from one party to another

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  5. President Lungu is still smart, appointed a crazy dude like Davis Chama as the defense minister. This is like he put Chishimba Kambwili at communication to curtail his desire for presidency. Still the politician I see.

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    • Nzelu, whats your a problem, ist wrong to desire anything in this life. My friend antone is free to desire, its called dream, ambition. Don’t be so dull

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  6. Do you understand now why cabinet should be chosen outside parliament? It makes sense does it now. So far 7 people nominated have been given Ministerial positions. How many more remaining to be nominated? The speaker too is a nominated position. I propose he nominates Nawakwi as speaker. Why not? Matibini is a suspicious fellow. He appears very ambitious. He is not a fellow to have in an important institution like parliament.

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    • Matibini should retain his speaker position for conniving with Chakolwa and not handing power over to the Speaker during the transition period. Chakolwa likes rewarding such people, the way he rewarded Inonge Wina.

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  7. Your excellency, please take time to appoint pragmatic and versatile Ministers in Agriculture, Energy, Tourism and Local Government because these four Ministries are the cornerstone of the new economic order of Zambia.

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    • Let us make suggestions. Mine are as follows- Agriculture Dr Brian Chituwo , Energy Mr Mushanga/ Edith Nawakwi, Tourism Caristo Chitamfya, Local govt Professor Nkandu Luo

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  8. If the constitution of Zambia was a computer program controlling the launch of nuclear weapons, Zambia would be on fire. And I think its on fire, the program has crushed.

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    • So if you now ask yourself how does Mutati Run the MMD as President and be Finance Minister at the same time ….how will he campaign for his MPs ?? This is now literally the Burial of MMD. Goodbye Mukwai

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  9. It seems Zambian presidents are confused. Why continue giving such positions to outsiders?Mwanawasa started it and it destroyed MMD.Is PF any different?It seems RB is running the country.Awe ni dununa zoona.

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  10. Every kaponya on this fora has an opinion. Why dont u stand & c if u can even b elected. Just makig noises from behind the scene. Cowards!!

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    • @willz yes we have an opinion just as you are entitled to yours which you have just given,it isnt personal thats why the comment section is there for expression deal with it

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    • I see Mr Willz you are actually describing Mutati … made a lot of noise and he did not stand … only difference is that he got the position. hehehehe!

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  11. Zambian Politics….PF’s ascended to power by promising to do better than MMD. But it appears PF did not have what it takes to manage the economy hence going back to its vomit.

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  12. @One Zed:the only thing you tongas see in things done by others is TRIBALISM!!YOU ALL IN BANTUSTAN PROVINCES ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN VOTED FOR ONLY HH.YOU GAVE ECL AND PF ALMOST ZERO VOTES WHILE BEMBAS AND EASTERNERS MADE PF WIN.SO HOW CAN ECL INCLUDE YOU IN CABINET?HON.SIAMUNENE,MONDE,ETC WHO WERE IN PF CABINET LOST SIMPLY BECAUSE OF STANDING ON PF!!!!this is what you want.I PITY BEMBA F00LS LIKE GBM,NEVERS MUMBA,MUTALE NALUMANGO,ETC WHO ARE BEING USED BY UPND WHEN IN FACT UPND MEMBERS HATE ALL BEMBAS AND EASTERNERS CLOSER TO HH!!IN 2021 HH SHOULD GETTING ZERO VOTES IN EASTERN AND ALL BEMBA SPEAKING AREAS!!!CAMPAIGNS FOR 2021 MUST START NOW SO THAT COME 2021,HH IS COMPLETELY RETIRED FROM LOCAL POLITICS BECAUSE AS LONG AS HH REMAINS UPND CHAIRMAN,TRIBAL POLITICS WILL CONTINUE IN…

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    • Eddy. In English it is called eating the cake and expecting to still have it. After all UPND has warned its MPS not to accept ministerial appointments. You want Tongas to partake in the eating of the cake but at the same time you do not want to be in government. What contradictions!

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  13. Our president had to go to Mfuwe only to come up with these recycled politicians. How can the president of a party (MMD) be a minister in another party. So the support rendered to ECL by Mutati was for the belly.

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    • What do you expect from an utterly Lazy Visionless Bum…I wonder what the bum does in Mfuwe when he has no respect for nature or has any policies that promote sustainable tourism – State House enough bars for him to think.

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    • When mumba was appointed vice president by Mwanawasa he had his own party and MMD and PF they are in alliance lets support them

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    • Nervous Mumba’s party was in his bedroom, it cannot be compared to MMD that has solid structures in all provinces. Mutati and Banda have destroyed MMD because of selfishness

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    • Ba @Senior Engineer Rtd, “… a minister in another party..”? This is a first! So now political parties have ministerial positions?

      Mr Mutati is a minister in the GRZ and MMD is just a club…

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  14. @Eddy pipe down, mwana. You are displaying so much anger. No need to write in caps. Drink some cold water.

    What cannot be denied is that part of the rejection of PF in some regions was due to the lack of representation in many quarters of public office. It is not a debatable either that most appointments in Zambia have been dominated by people for only part of Zambia. It cannot be denied that there is a language bias in public institutions. This intensified in 2011 and was not corrected when ECL take office.

    The part of Zambia that has been sidelined is watching how this administration will respond to this plague. It was their hope that a fair balance would be achieved by a change of guard. Since the President is president of the whole of Zambia it is his responsibility to unite the…

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    • You have sidelined yourselves. Even when an olive branch was extended to you by appointing UPND MPs to ministerial positions you made sure they were not reelected because had you elected them they would have surely been retained as ministers. You reap what you sow.

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    • @One Zed
      Tribal discrimination is an African ‘political trait/virtue’

      Kikuyus rule Kenya . Luos are polically sidelined-Odinga. Moi, a Kalinjen, was luck cos he was Vice like Inonge may be luck one day.

      Xhosas were to rule longer in S.A had it not been for the tiff Mbeki had with Madiba that made the iconic Mandela support Zuma,a Zulu. Zulu were being punished for supporting Inkhata of Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
      Shonas are rule Zimbabwe for ‘ever’. Ndebeles have to accept to be subordinates to have peace.

      Igbos may never again rule Nigeria after Nnamdi Azikiwe & Ironsi . Off course this is due to the BIAFFRA WAR.

      Nyanjas & Bembas have never voted along 1968 Kapwepwe Vs Kamanga, EP voted KK 1991, Chris Tembo 2001, LPM 2006 cos of RBB, RBB 2008 & 2011.

      Surprisingly…

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    • Surprisingly North & East ganged up in marriage of convenience just to dispel Kabimba’s accusation of ‘Bemba tribal clique in PF’ & also to pretend to be different from the unfairly labelled tribal UPND by temporarily lending ECL power with a hope of grabbing back it in 2016. Unfortunately power is sweet & the ECL intends to stay on till 2026. Remember new constitution was changed to allow him to contset 3 times since he only ruled less than 3 years when he took over from Sata.

      The only ‘political crime’ Tongas committed was to support Mazoka & later HH who thrice threatened the “NorthEast Axis Of Power”. To the NorthEast they should have behaved like Mainza Chona & Elijah Mudenda who could be only be 2nd & 3rd in command UNIP Secretary General & Prime minister. Not the power…

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    • Not the power apex.
      So Tongas & allies should only take chance like Inonge in case of…else the wait may never materialize!

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  15. Nominated MPs should be subject to ratification by parliament. I am extremely worried to see the likes of Bowman getting a ministerial position as I know him personally as a man of low morals and ethics. Can’t be trusted at all!!

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  16. PF definitely need the calibre of Mutati to explain their policies at which they have failed lamentably and keep on chasing shadows of the opposition. They spend whole their time responding to opposition strategic smear campaigns instead of ignoring them & explaining their policies, targets, challenges, failures & achievements. At least, it is chance to rebuild a working team & retiring the team which was assembled with the influence of GBM, Scott, Charlotte, Kabimba, Mulenga Sata, Masebo, etc. Next recall all those Diplomats who ascended on similar lines & let quality leaders continue where they left off.

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    • I do not recall who used to preach on the merits of the Pf manifesto. Maybe it was the then PF vibrant Secretary General, Winter Kabimba, who used to move with the PF Manifesto like a bible preaching the merits of the manifesto. The policies of the PF are contained therein. Read them and tick where they have succeeded instead of generalizing of failed policies. PF has surely succeeded in infrastructure development. You can say people can not eat roads but PF did not say in its manifesto that it will provide mealie meal coupons. Political parties world over have manifestos not ten point plans and if you do not like its manifesto do not vote for it and not vote for it based on the tribe of its political leader and if it fails to live up to its manifesto do not vote for it in the next…

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  17. please when writing on media make no mistakes MR……check on the year it says 2015 sept instead of 2016

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  18. Paying back the Bembas by appointments for helping him to rig election. But why did you change the figures on GEN 12 forms for Lusaka province? You stinking thieves

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    • This is what you should have brought in to the Concourt. Thieves generally do not stink because they can afford houses with bathing facilities. It is the poor people who have to walk miles to get water and wondering where their next meal will come from. This is why politics has become such a lucrative business. Ask GBM who used to get all contracts as minister of defensive and was willing to go to jail to get a piece of the cake. Gone are the days when a good education meant good living. It does not matter who is in power. They all want to live off the sweat of the people. This why communism was a beautiful ideology but it became like animal farm.

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    • Why didn’t you bring that stupid evindence in the 14 days you were given?Instead you are openly bringing your fo0lishness on this forum. If PF wanted to still votes they could have done it in their strong holds and not Lusaka,Id1ot.

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    • PF couldn’t do that in their strongholds because they could not have achieved the number they wanted since registered voters in those areas is insignificant as compared to Southern Province or Lusaka

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  19. Felix Mutati is a non performer but a loud talker, what id he do at Commernce. His brother is the one that stole from ZCCM and plunder the mines. Bowman is a grade 12 failure with no work experince whats ever. Joyce Nonde failed to run the spliter trade union. What is there to be excited about these appointments but as usual PF cardes dont care about quality but just heap praise on useless things. Kalaba is a sobre man who doesnt insult not steven and davis who called the lozi, tonga and North Western Dogs.
    Now the cleaver President who signed the Consitution soesnt know that it says 30 minsiter of which 10 will be Provinvial Minsiter. Waiting for the corrupt judges to decide. Sister in Marriage Judge Anne Sitali, what can she say.

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    • You are absolutely spot on …the people emphasized on having a small cabinet when the constitution was being drafted and he is contemplating whether to have 40 ministers…doing what?When he has road map.. Even a classroom of pupils is more productive than this lot.

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    • @ba chile bembas are zambians too did anyone say otherwise?in my opinion bembas are more tribal than tongas because they also have superiority complex,stop this nonsense and tell us about your views on the topic at hand,as for me mutati is just like any other politician in zambia in it to eat people keep saying he is intelligent yet his actions are purely out of self interest.

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    • POINT. EVEN UPND realised this fact and so in brought in GBM, Mumba, Mwape, Mulenga Sata etc. Only a fool will ignore the influence of the largest group – the Bemba speaking. Right now a Bemba is not at the helm of the PF but it will sacrificial to ignore their influence in Zambian politics.

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  20. edgar should have put an easterner for defence.

    u cant put one tribe in both defence and home affairs.

    May God protect Inonge

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    • You pipo are so good at tribal nonsense I therefore wonder why you make these elementary mistakes.Chama is Lala Kampyongo is from Muchinga and a Bisa.On one hand you claim Bembas and easterners are tribalists then you go on to suggest Home Affairs and defence should have been given to bembas and easterners.

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  21. During MMD different tribes belonged to both the ruling party and opposition parties. Then in 2011 Sata decided that the Zambian cake belongs to bembas with breadcrumbs to easterners. He systematically removed and/or left out Lozis, tongs,luvales, Lundas and kaondes from governance. These 5 tribes reacted by voting against PF in 2015 and 2016. I can see ecl wants to continue where Sata left off and create a 2-tribe govt. And you wonder why we don’t vote for PF? Remember nothing lasts forever

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    • Iwe, why are you ignoring that the top two positions are held by people from the two opposing regions? Is it to suit your argument?

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    • People take it easy you don’t just appoint someone to suit the tribe that is wrong lets support the new government and move on forget about the tribes, a Northerner can represent a Southerner and Westerners can represent the Easterners whats wrong with that? thats one Zambia one nation

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  22. @ Matokwani. You just lost bwana…..how can three provinces make you win elections ? That would be dictatorship of the minority on the majority.

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    • “…Minister in a different party…” Bane cili shani kanshi? PF has no ministerial positions, just look at the party structure…

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  23. New constitution does not allow mps and other positions who failed to be appointed into govt. So nawakwi cant be appointed

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  24. @No 34 Tongas, you refused to join Sata in your province the same way you have done again and yet you wanted Sata to appoint you to positions! Tongas, it never works that way! No wonder those appointed by Sata became suppliers of information to The Post and Dog Watchers in Zambia! Gov. info!

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  25. This man has his cards misplaced. His support comes from elected MPs and not nominated ones. Nominated ones may not even have campaigned for him.
    Mr. President please reconsider some of your appointed ministers. Some of these guys did not work hard to have you in office. I have never seen this. You have a lot of elected MPs who supported you to scoop that office. Just come to think of it.

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    • He has his cards collect in most cases ministers you will not see them in parliament when they are voting for something so at provincial revel thats why you see lots of nominated MPs to leave the good number in parliament

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  26. We need Ministers that CAN DO THE JOB! Not cardres that are being rewarded for their support.

    As long as this mentality prevails in Zambia we will always have incompetent yes-men in Government that are clueless about what their duties are. Time for this madness to STOP!

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  27. *Well, generally I’m happy with Magarat’s reappointment- I hope she can push to reduce red tape and bureaucracy in her ministry and in the whole of govt – let’s make doing business easier in Zambia!
    *Davis Chama please handle your ministry carefully, don’t be confrontational as you were in Home Affairs- Soldiers are not police and must be handled delicately.
    *Nonde please exercise patience and try to be both on the side of the employers and employees where it matters. Don’t be one sided- there are always 2 sides of the story- However we need less Boers, Mwenye and Chinese stealling our jobs!
    *Mutati this is an opportunity to show that you are brilliant and not just someone that inherited Magande’s legacy but put aside your love for money and be selfless in your task!

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  28. Upnd carders amaze me! Current constitution state that Ministers come from Parliament, how do you hope to have many ministers in provinces without PF MPs? Edgar is trying his best to balance up, hence appointing 7 MPs out of 8 from the three provinces without PF MPs. Give credit where it is due.

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  29. It would be nice to read these comments 5 yrs from now. The whole idea is simple..things will never change in Zambia except for getting worse untill you get a revolutionary leader and leaders with him or her who will reform entire government and implement a plan that will seek to diversify and create a environment that attracts business with low taxes, build great infrastructure, good education,law and order with a lean Government. None of the presidential candidates addressed reform or presented a credible plan other than empty platitudes. I was there in 91 when i was 13 and hopeful with Chiluba but what did we get after 10 years? Not much. Our leaders are incompetent not well trained and not smart enough to be able to play the game of globalization. Enjoy your moment of false hopes see…

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  30. MUTATI is a good choice, he did well at Zesco he changed its accounts from negative to positive. As commerce minister he worked well also. I think Lungu’s cabinet looks good. Even choices of southern province minister and Western Province seem good… This term might be different. They might be hope

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  31. TALK,TALK,TALK,TALK,TALK ANDTALK BUT WHEN IS HH OUT!

    You are all talking but not telling me when we shall replace the HH. He is a thorn in my flesh! People with winning blood are on the bench waiting but the coach can not see them. UPND can’t wait to unseat PF in 2021. Wapya munzi. BB, Kalomo

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  32. STUPID UNDER FIV MEMBRS CANT APPRECIATE ANY GOODNESS. GO JUMP IN H SEA OF YOUR FAECES KF YOU DONT LIKE THE APPOINTMENTS. FOR US, ITS NOW BACK TO WORK FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. FOR UNDER FIVE AND HIS PIMP FAT ALBERT, ITS BACK TO THE COURTS. THIS TIME, ICC COURT TO EXPLAIN THE BEATINGS AND TORCHING OF PEOPLE’S HOMES IN NAMWALA. WHT A SHAMEFUL WAY FOR A POLITICIAN TO GO. HE WILL HAVE COMPANY WIT CHARLS TAYLOR AND THAT SERBIAN DESPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. i don’t believe in his presidency which he got by fraud. but i am at least happy that Chikwanda is no more

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    • @ 51 KK Airport, what do you mean by fraud? Grow up and be a man, ECL beat your under 5 HH pants down period.

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  34. TO DUNDMWEZI RIGER MWAANGA, FAKE ANALYT NEO SIMUTANYI, MUNA NDULO THE FAKE CONSTITIONAL LAYER, HANSUNGULE AND CARTEL LEADER MMEMBE, DID YOU EVER THINK THIS ELECTION WOULD GO YOUR WAY WITH UNDER FIVE AND HIS PIMP FAT ALBRT WINNING? Y0U ARE POOR STRATEGISTS!!!!!!!

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  35. I’m happy Felix Mutati is the new Finance Minister. But appointing Bowman Lusambo as Minister!!My foot! A typical cadre!! Let’s be serious guys.

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  36. I have serious doubts about Bowman Lusambo. Copperbelt is a critical province to be placed under such a cadre who cannot even articulate issues well because of poor command of English. Mr. President, we deserve better than this appointment… PLEASE!!!!!!

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  37. My greatest worry is why HALF CABINET? wE HAVE TOO MUCH WORK CAN YOU PLEASE WORK UP AND APPOINT THE REST WE WANT TO SEE HOW WE CNA MAKE ZAMBIA GREAT AGAIN…PLEASE ALLOW CK TO RECOVER COMPLETELY

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  38. You people dont waste your time talking about petitions, UPND lost because if they have evidence iam 100% sure that Fred M”embe and all his cohorst would have printed that evidence immediately, one thing i agree is that Pf won the elections clearly BUT there were a lot of iregularities from both Parties.
    Edgar has done well by appointing MUTATI economically far better than Chikwanda

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  39. This is confirmation that MMD is dead and buried. Mutati not president and Mumba not president – yaba. Ba Mumba still claims he is a president of a dead party and goes on hunger strike to support haha hihihi as a hectchman. And claims he will never eat until his boss’ petition is heard. Has he started eating now that the petition was withdrawn by the very person he is supporting. When you abandon God he abandons you as well. Hahahahaha. Comedy at its best for Mumba. Man of Gold.

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  40. Mr. Mumba Nevers, have you seen Hon. Felix Mutati, (MP): Am pretty sure God is trying to tell you something… Please pay attention.. My President may the God Lord keep guiding you and help your and your team deliver the necessary economic growth and development.. Leadership and anything good comes from the father of Lights .Psalms 127.. May God shine in your path as well as for those that are working with you… GOD BLESS ZAMBIA…

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  41. Congratulations to the members of the team that have been appointed to ministerial position.

    The President, in his inaugural speech, called for ‘Sonta epo wabomba’ within the government. He said this has become a work culture for everyone working with him.

    Monitoring and evaluation will utilize ‘Sonta epo wabomba’. If you cannot ‘Sonta epo wabomba’, then ‘sela tubombeko’.

    I hope all the appointees have taken heed of the warning sounded by the president.

    Otherwise, we wish all of them the best in their work.

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  42. In Zambia if your preferred person is not picked then the guy picked is a wrong, dull etc person. Give someone a chance to them to prove themselves.

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  43. Mr. Chama a big congratulation, even though am not so sure about you??????, But please dont disappoint your self and us the people of Zambia. Mr. President please help tame the tongues of those very obnoxiously outspoken people in the party. We dont need insults, character attacks and throwing of tantrums in this 5 year term. CIVILITY and PROGRESS AND HAND WORK, MINDING ONES BUSINESS in what we need. Take those MPS and MINISTERS WHO SUFFER FROM VERBAL DIARRHOEA for SPEAKING LESS THERAPY and let them be taught not how to take offence quickly.(KEEPING CALM UNDER PRESSURE)

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  44. Mutati is a miss for such an important Ministry. The guy has a record of cooking up figures when he worked at commerce…. You see how the economy will start doing well on paper and yet rotten to the core in reality!!

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  45. Zambie is doomed!! MUTATI loves appearing on TV making speeches. He’s not a man of action. Everyone who knows him well can attest.

    Anyway that’s how it is when things are stolen. You’ll buy useless things. Remember how RINGO PHIRI went & bought a PF victory is a stolen one. More blunders are coming.

    PFis about tu-poto (positions), rewarding themselves with Govt jobs & contracts, not service to the people. But how many of the 1.7m voters who voted for them will benefit?

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    • *Correcton ….Remember how RINGO PHIRI went & bought a sack full of sausages. PF victory is a stolen one. More blunders are coming.

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    • Why dint you present the evindence in Court naimwe ba Maloza!Just keep quiet you lost these elections cleanly, you accusations are just a face saver.

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  46. No surprises. The important thing is when being sworn in they understand their duty for the nation and honour their sworn vows to work diligently for the state. I hope his Excellency remembers his ‘home girls,’ Kapata, Luo and finds them some sweeties among the appointments. Without them, he is not complete!

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  47. OPEN YOUR EYES HERE BA OPPOSITION.
    WHEN PF MERGED WITH MMD. UPND SHOULD HAVE MERGED WITH FDD or RAINBOW.
    This time around you would have been in Govt doing some appointments.Nawakwi could have been appointed as FM.
    Now ba opposition through being selfish choose to go to the polls single handedly thinking they will oust Pf.It just didnt work.

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  48. The objective of a political party is to take over power through elections. what was Mr Mutati’s objective for taking over MMD? Personal gain.Get a job and he’s gotten it. Zambians and especially youths and the poor in the compounds wake up! Now that the campaigns are over,take time to read the 10-point plan UPND and HH wanted to impmliment and compare it to what the PF has for you. Wapya munzi!!!!!!!!

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  49. Kamanga was shacking thinking that kalusha would be appointed as sports minister, thank you god he has been offered a foreign assignment.

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  50. Thanks for the president for new cabinet ministry . He should appoint Profess Nkandu luo as a Local Government and housing.

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  51. Because of the heavy tribalism tag that the UPND has and the hostile behaviour they displayed towards PF members in the Southern Province during and just after the August 2016 elections, they have a very great task of correcting this situation. 2021 is not too far from now. Memories in the minds of other tribes that were mistreated by Tongas (beaten and displaced in Namwala), and the very biased voting pattern will still be very fresh. Other provinces such as Eastern, Muchinga, Luapula, Copperbelt, gave HH some thousand votes although ECL won in these provinces, showing that the voted based HH’s manifesto and not based on tribe. In the Southern Province ELC got abnormally few votes and lamentably lost. We are not saying he should have won in this province, but the loss should have…

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  52. I think appointing the current PF secretary general to the post of Defence Minister is potentially antagonistic. The dust has not settled & it appears PF cadres will still have it their way. Mark my words. No peace the cards. Good luck Zambia.

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  53. we are very happy in northern province for the good quality of leadership from our president Mr Edger lungu. To appoint Brian Mundubile as a provincial minister and Felix Mutati as a minister of finance.

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  54. Hon Joyce Nonde.Please Visit World Vision Zambia Offices.Staff have been asked to change roles and appy for differentb positions when they are not paid for the previous contracts.Is this in order?

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