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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

I will open up Government Offices to all, pledges Newly appointed Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo

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Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo in his office on Friday
Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo in his office on Friday

Newly appointed Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has pledged to implement an open door policy as he begins his tenure as provincial minister.

Mr Lusambo said all the residents of the Copperbelt should be free to access his office to discuss developmental programmes aimed at fostering development in the province.

He said time for politicking is now gone adding that time has now come to work for the people.

Mr Lusambo was speaking Friday afternoon when he addressed Ndola residents and Patriotic Front supporters who welcomed him at the Provincial Administration Headquarters in Ndola.

Mr Lusambo was on Thursday sworn in by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as the new Minister for Copperbelt province at a ceremony held at State House.

He said now that he has been appointed Copperbelt Minister, his mandate extends beyond serving PF members only but the rest of the province including those that may have supported the opposition in the August 11th polls.

“Time for politics is now gone. We are here for work and I can assure you that we will work together to change the face of the Copperbelt. Please feel free to approach us with all our ideas to move the province forward,” Mr Lusambo told a cheering crowd.
Mr Lusambo who paid glowing tribute to President Lungu for appointing him as Copperbelt Minister said he is committed to transforming service delivery in the province.

“We have to work together and deliver to the people. All those election promises we made during the campaigns have to be delivered,” he said.

Mr Lusambo who was elected as Kabushi Member of Parliament on the PF ticket also met Provincial Permanent Secretary Reverand Howard Sikwela and Provincial Heads of Departments and exchanged notes on state of development in the province.

Mr Lusambo who hails from Chief Lesa’s area in Mpongwe district said he is ready to work with the traditional leadership in the province to foster development in line with President Lungu’s directive.

He however emphasized that Copperbelt is a Cosmopolitan province hence the need to promote the One Zambia One Nation motto.

“We are all Zambians here and we should therefore work together. I am Lamba from Chief Lesa’s area in Mpongwe but I know that this province encompasses all tribes so we should work hand in hand and develop our lovely province,” he said.

Mr Lusambo said he was humbled by the warm reception he has received from the Provincial Administration, the Members of Parliament in Ndola, Councillors at Ndola City Council and the ordinary people in Ndola.

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo greets his supporters who converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo greets his supporters who converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo gestures to his supporters after he was introduced to a group of cheering supporters who gathered to welcome him to Ndola
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo gestures to his supporters after he was introduced to a group of cheering supporters who gathered to welcome him to Ndola

Copperbelt Province Rev. Howard Sikwela (in glasses) introduces Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo and some Ndola based MPs at the Provincial Headquarters on Friday
Copperbelt Province Rev. Howard Sikwela (in glasses) introduces Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo and some Ndola based MPs at the Provincial Headquarters on Friday

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo addresses an impromtu crowd of his supporters that converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo addresses an impromtu crowd of his supporters that converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo addresses an impromtu crowd of his supporters that converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo addresses an impromtu crowd of his supporters that converged outside the Provicial Administration Buildings to welcome him after he reported for duty

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo meets Provincial Permanent Secretary Rev. Howard Sikwela after he reporting for duty on Friday
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo meets Provincial Permanent Secretary Rev. Howard Sikwela after he reporting for duty on Friday

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29 COMMENTS

  1. And the jokes continue. Thugs wearing suits and occupying offices. Zambians will regret not having fought for justice following the stolen election. Can some one please give us a breakdown of this ministers past achievement and personal biography? I am waiting pf minions

    • intellectuals should not complain when riff raffs enter into public office because the former allow the latter to do so. When this guy was busy campaigning (e.g. hosting football tournaments, donating to orphanages, etc) , the intellectuals were busy going on with their lives, acting as arm chair critics and busy blogging on internet instead of challenging him in the field. Now that he is there, the complaints have begun. He had a long term strategy and so far it appears it has worked.

    • This bowman is a useless dull pillock whose only achievement is his birth certificate. Nez mwana wesu when are you flying to London. I hope you are enjoying your holiday. You did a lot of work on the ground and deserve your holiday. Right now I am working on a powerful report to submit to African studies department at Oxford uni detailing the failed Zambia election

    • Kindly start by doing so for hh under5 before we go to lusambo. At least he is Honourable and minister, unlike kalusa who has never achieved even council level kikikiki kiikikiku

    • NEZ.
      Acquiring academic status doesn’t make someone educated, sometimes you can be ignorant and ignorance is an illiteracy. Most bloggers are educated illiterates. They think they know but they don’t know neither and if one tries to tell them what they don’t know or are not aware of, they piss off easily and start ranting abusive words towards the person. This is called an illiterate. It doesn’t mean you don’t have academic status but bad attitude shows illiteracy.

  2. I can’t believe he was elected and later appointed minister. Elected by komboni people in Kabushi, but the appointment was/is a real shocker.

    • what don’t you believe? he is there just work hard like him bwana not ukulayumfwa notuma degrees twa googling and plagiarizing

    • Akashambatwa, I don’t even have any degree. I don’t know what you mean by “work hard like him”, but I can’t work hard like Lusambo, I am not a cadre.

  3. 100% in agreement with @Red Hot. We call ourselves intellectuals to such an extent that we get divorced from the realities on the ground. We hide behind our wall fences, we don’t mingle with the people we want to represent and yet we expect these same people to vote for us. I remember a day when the late Alexander Kamalondo (MHSRIP) came to UNZA and told us off in the Sports Hall “You will die with your Degrees but will not lead this nation with your attitudes”

  4. @Larry Mweetwa and NEZ:your fellow tonga hh will die with ideas.majority zambian voters,vote for people like Bowman Lusambo,Michael Sata,Kambwili,Edgar Lungu,etc who mix with them and not your hh who thinks that he is the only learned and rich man in zambia!!!no matter how you call Lusambo names,he will remain kabushi mp and minister till 2021.and looking at how loved he is in kabushi,expect him to retain his seat in 2021 till 2026!!!THIS IS ZAMBIAN POLITICS FOR YOU NEZ AND MWEETWA!!!IF YOU HAVE NO PROPER SUPPORT FROM BEMBA AND NYANJA SPEAKERS PEOPE, WHO ARE THE MAJORITY IN ZAMBIA,YOU MUST AS WELL FORGET ABOUT ENTERING STATE HOUSE!!!

    • Lost buffoon. What you mean is that if you do not carry out stringent checks to prevent ruling crooks like pf from winning, then you can’t rule. This is the reality. You know deep down that there were many irregularities. You cannot afford to have such issues in a tightly contested election and then cleverly find ways to avoid justice been done. You must be a coward just like that dull so called humble guy you call your president. Pathetic

    • Upnd stopped being a political party in 2006 when tribalism was introduced in the party. For as long as ka chi_kala ka hh remains leader upnd should as well forget about winning presidency. I blame 1diots like Larry who have no clue about politics. These 1mbeciles think that tribalism is same politics.

  5. Iwe ka nweetwa (frustrated Tonga) just mind your tined feed in British army awaiting for the next war where you will be pawned with British ego madness. No one store from kalusa, you mangolians will never be allowed next to plot 1 fences, just create a kingdom in dundumwezi and craw to hell. Zambia is not UK where you morons are tolerated, here we don’t and strictly for that matter, enjoy your terrible like crazy useless and priceless example of life of a cow dung. Mambala wakantu

  6. Nez, tell us what you know about running a government before you bore us with those long English? People are not the same as cows where you think just because you manages to look after cows you think even people. Bampuya imwe. Always making noise on Fb without coming down to vote for your cow hh. Whose votes did lungu steal when you mamparas never voted?

  7. If minister BL knew the real meaning of politics, he’d have said, this is not the end but the beginning of real politics, now that he goes to work and endeavor to know what the word “developmental projects”, means on the battle field and not on words of ama campaign messages..

  8. Kikikiki looks like we have rattled the cages of the pf chimpanzees. The truth hurts bane look how much anger there is in you. Thought you won an election so why aren’t you happy. Oh I forgot you are also feeling the poverty Kikikiki

    • NEZ is one of the people together with his Watchdog who have made UPND unattractive to some of us and our families coz all they do is insult and demean others whose opinions differ from them. Thats why we express our dissatisfaction through the ballot. They need to get lead of these characters like vulgar Chilyata, bitter Black teeth, lazy bum Jay Jay, Mad Ndobo otherwise even 2021 nipobo

  9. Well done ba Bowman. Never thought you could ascend to such heights. I for one never aspire for political office so I will be in my wall fence alone and detached from people’s needs. But I will never insult you because even komboni people are human beings with emotions and needs. They know what they want and they know that you can provide it to them. No upnd cadre will say that you stole votes from a upnd candidate so you are legitimately in office. All the best

  10. Another express image of the late Alexander Kamalondo has been appointed as Copper-belt Minister. Is there lack of Capable MPs who would be appointed apart from Hon Bowman Lusambo to develop the province? I do not think many people with great ideas would sit down with Bowman to discuss ideas because of his character. Who doesn’t know Bowman? This is another obstacle to the development of our economy in provinces.

  11. Congratulations Mr. Minister and please do not forget to deal with a guy who stole money from Zambians! I am glad Zambians cannot give him another opportunity, this time to steal using the State House as his base! God bless you and the President of Zambia!

  12. @No 1, don’t you have a suit? I can buy you five. The real jokers are those who lost the election and their supporters. They are still in denial! They displaced people in Namwala! They are thugs and Satanists!

  13. This fellow has opened his office to anyone with development ideas.I like his approach but I think he is not in tune with his job description or I am just not knowledgeable about government structures.This ministries are really confusing me.Can someone explain to me what is the key function of a provincial minister?My friend ML is really feeling the sit, hope will be able to back up his developmental ideas in Parliament with tangible well researched data or he will sit his days through parliament until 2021.I am enjoying this drama not because it is fun but because most of the suits in this positions do not have a global understanding of the current economic trends and what knowledge they need to attract investment.I hope his office will not be a charity organization.How is he going to…

  14. Mwandi congratulations Ba Lusambo,indeed if you adopted an open door policy as you espouse the sky won’t be the limit. Top on your list must be to sort out these investors exploiting workers with impunity like Dangote,Neelkanth, Marybegg and so many others.
    CAUTION: Be careful who you work with and confide in because most of them are highly compromised.

  15. Lusambo can beat HH at an election hands down.He has won a Parliamentary seat, what election has H H won. He can’t even be elected as a Captain at a Golf Club.
    Viva mwisho!!

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