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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Time for Politics is gone, Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo tells civil servants

Headlines Time for Politics is gone, Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo tells civil servants

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has cautioned civil servants in the province to stop engaging in partisan politics especially now that elections are over.
Mr. Lusambo who is also Kabushi PF Member of Parliament said civil servants should realise that their allegiance is to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the government of the day.

He said President Lungu is in a hurry to develop the country and that civil servants found frustrating developmental efforts will be disciplined.

Mr. Lusambo was speaking on Saturday when he officiated at the 2016 Lesa Nkushe traditional ceremony of Chieftainess Lesa’s people of Mpongwe district.
“We are aware that some of you supported different political parties in the just ended elections and now this is the time to work. Avoid engaging in partisan politics and focus and delivering to the expectations of government,” Mr. Lusambo said.

He said the PF government remains committed to fostering unity and peace across the country.

Mr. Lusambo said Zambians should not allow politics to divide the nation.

“As government, we remain resolute to fostering unity and peace across the country. We are one people and thus politics should not in any way divide us. The One Zambia One nation motto will most certainly remain our national heritage and we must cherish it,” he said.

He added, “Zambia is a Christian nation which is governed by Christian values. This can be observed from the peace and tranquility experienced during the just ended 2016 general elections. I am glad to boast that the peace loving Zambians have once again embraced the spirit of unity and love for one another despite different political affiliations.”

Mr. Lusambo also stated that government will always rely on the knowledge and wisdom from traditional leaders in governing the country in a bid to sustain the peace and tranquility that the country has enjoyed since independence.

The Lesa Nkushe traditional ceremony of the Bulima people of Chieftainess Lesa of Mpongwe district is held annually to depict the people’s experience during their migration from the Luba-Lunda Kingdom of Kola in Angola and transit through conga to present day Zambia.

And speaking on behalf of all the Lamba Chiefs, Senior Chief Chiwala disclosed that the traditional leadership in the province has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Lusambo has Provincial Minister.

Senior Chief Chiwala commended President Lungu for appointing Mr. Lusambo as Provincial Minister whom the Chiefs consider to be their own son since he hails from Lamba land.

The traditional leader said the royal highnesses in the province are looking forward to a cordial working relationship with Mr. Lusambo.

Senior Chief Chiwala said the traditional leaders are confident that Mr. Lusambo will deliver to the expectations of the royal highnesses and the people of the Copperbelt.

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo arrives for a the Lamba traditional ceremony
Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo arrives for a the Lamba traditional ceremony

Government delegation greeting Chieftainess Lesa
Government delegation greeting Chieftainess Lesa

Some of the Lamba Chiefs during a closed door meeting
Some of the Lamba Chiefs during a closed door meeting

Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo with Lusaka PS Sturdy Mwale at the traditional ceremony
Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo with Lusaka PS Sturdy Mwale at the traditional ceremony

Some traditional dancers entertaining the audience at the ceremony.
Some traditional dancers entertaining the audience at the ceremony.

Chieftainess Lesa entering the main arena
Chieftainess Lesa entering the main arena

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13 COMMENTS

    • What stoopidity! Politics is how society gets things done. Politics is not about once every 5 years at elections. Civil servants should just do their day-to-day jobs. They do not have to be sycophants of PF and Lungu.

    • Zambia will develop when individuals paid from public funds begin to swear to ptect and defend the constitution in place of loyalty to a President. You would think loyalty to the president would be implied when one takes oath to protect and defend the constitution.

      Pledging allegiance to president means the president will always be right. This is one area where GBM and Mpombo stand out among Zambia’s current crop of politico players. They both gave up a prestigious portfolio on principle.

  1. As long as District Commissioners draw civil service salaries you have no moral high ground to tell civil servants what to do.

  2. This man is the dumbest preek in Zambia because he says that civil servants should not be partisan and yet says that the allegiance of them is to lungu. You son of a beech do you know that supporting lungu is a political decision. Civil servants are to be allegiant to the people of Zambia and the constitution not the president. Chikopo ichi kwati lungu

  3. For you who are ever bitter, living with denial for many years to come before 2021 August 11,you are going to heal yourselves with time. Your mouth piece media zambian watchdog has healed with time, your newly found friend post was the first to heal with time. Your bitterness doesn’t benefits not only you not even your family o friends. Its time you swallowed the most bitter pill and move on until August 11,2021.

  4. For you who are ever bitter, living with denial for many years to come before 2021 August 11,you are going to heal yourselves with time. Your mouth piece media zambian watchdog has healed with time, your newly found friend post was the first to heal with time. Your bitterness doesn’t benefits not only you not even your family o friends. Its time you swallowed the most bitter pill in life and move on until August 11,2021.

  5. Just to help Bowman, civil servants may belong to a party of their choice, but should not abuse their position to undermine government programs. One example is where an agriculture officer called Chaangwe has been selling farming in puts to private shops therefore frustrating government efforts to supply Cheap fertilizer to poor peasants. This where Bowman should aim his arrow

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