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President Edgar Lungu expected to attend COMESA meeting in Madagascar

Headlines President Edgar Lungu expected to attend COMESA meeting in Madagascar

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba
President Edgar Lungu is this Tuesday expected to attend the Common Market for East and Southern Africa -COMESA- Heads of State & Government Summit in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba says President Lungu will join his counterparts from the COMESA region to discuss ways of regional integration and enhanced industrialization among other issues.

And Mr. Kalaba who is in Madagascar attending the 36th Meeting of the Council of Ministers ahead of the 19th COMESA Summit of Heads of State & Government says the COMESA Council of Ministers has approved the Medium Term Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020 for t

He says the Plan is expected to contribute to structural transformation of the economies of the COMESA member States to foster overall economic development of the member States through trade, investment and regional infrastructure.

Mr. Kalaba also disclosed that the Chinese Yuan and the Indian Rupee will be included in the Regional Payment and Settlement System operated by the COMESA Clearing House as a mode of payments to enhance trade.

He said this in a statement made available to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

And COMES Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya said the regional body has among other things established trade information desks dotted around major conflict areas to provide the necessary support to traders mostly women and youths.

Mr. Ngwenya said COMESA has also established an electronic early warning system that provides information about the various conflicts in the region to make the business community aware of safe areas as well as areas prone to conflict.

38 COMMENTS

  1. Too bad for attendees. Why disputed, unrecognized president s attend these stuff when they know they be booed if given chance to speak? Just taking bad atmosphere everywhere, he just made soccer boys loose at home to Nigeria. Some people?? Just go to Other.

    • The whole world knows that HH is a time waster who is not sure of his political career hereforth.

      The EU, USA, China, Africa, Russia, South America, Canada, Australia, Israel, the Arab world, and everyone in Zambia, apart from Dundumwezians know the president of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

      HH is an illusionist who is have very nice dreams that give him a high feeling but which vanishes on waking up.

      Mr President, all the best as you travel to and fro, and as you deliberate in Madagascar.

      Weove you.

    • Let us not pedal falsehood, ba UPND.

      This will delay or make it completely impossible for HH to go to statehouse because no one will ever go to statehouse with falsehood.

      HH tried to file a petition using fabricated evidence. He failed to present the evidence in half a month, just running away from the matter.

      He realised that in court when you site evidence you have to prove and explain the evidence. You would also need witnesses who would need to speak truth and prove it.

      Now, you are talking about Lungu getting more than the registered voters, which single constituency did you have that scenario?

      Don’t fallow whatever HH tells you as being gospel truth.

      That is why you said Maureen found HH votes in a bin amounting to 14,000. But Maureen refused to give witness to…

    • @ Nostradamus,
      Boi! More dance and free drinks on presidential bill, are coming to Madagascar??? Meanwhile 10 serious drinking ministers are in China dancing!!!

    • That is why you said Maureen found HH votes in a bin amounting to 14,000. But Maureen refused to give witness to that fabrication, and they had to revise the petition.

      They kept revising the petition to clean it of the failed falsehood to a point where they could have removed all issues on it.

      So blind following has never benefited anyone except for cases of coincidence.

    • Let’s hear what they have in the petition, why use 14 day technicalities to avoid hearing it ? Let the pipo see what fake evidence they have, why the fear?

    • Let’s hear what they have in the petition, why use 14 day technicalities to avoid hearing it ? Let the pipo see what fake evidence they have, why the fear ? Even if it takes 39 days let’s see the evidence , if lungu won there is nothing to fear.

    • Tayali with his MEDE can now move into State House rather than wait for ECL to lend him Presidency for six months because it’s not gonna had.

    • Uko reliable sources have disclosed that Lungu is sick and his illness is getting worse. How is going to travel attend the COMESA meeting.

      He led to many innocent Zambians deaths so his time is fast approaching. Pastors and witchdoctors have been engaged to help the situation hence the day of prayers on Tuesday when Saturday and Sundays are reserved for that.

      Those close to Lungu should tell him to repent and apologise for the atrocities committed during elections and hist time in power.

      I said it not long ago that Lungu has few months to live.

    • The wages of sin is death. So lungu will pay very soon. His sickness has been confirmed by insiders who spend most of the time at state house.

      Remember what I have said has come to pass.

      By Wanzelu.

    • The alcoholic fool does not even know what COMESA is. let him send the real president Banda and Mugabe. Lungu is a waste.

  2. Why do Zambian politicians like to wear those big rings like the one Kalaba is wearing. I have noticed this among many of them. And mostly the ring has a black stone…just wondering.

    • Stop accusing PF ministers of witchcraft. Most of us those rings are medals, I have 2, . 1 is for sure suspicious I don’t trust the organization who gave me after speaking at their gathering. I don’t use them because I end up looking like a drug dealer or pimp in my always Latino shirts.
      @ngolwa, you maybe right, those politicians need investigated, can they be a cult?

  3. Please Madagascar give asylum to our drunken master we don’t need him here,he is clueless,visionless,useless,brainless,spineless,ruthless,needless,heartless,directionless and sheer waste of space or we can exchange with ifiseku fye sabi.

  4. Kalaba is there warming seats so what is this drunk pr!ck lungu going to do there. Words fail me. Why wasting tax payers money like this

  5. HH will never rule Zambia, find other candidate mayb can do better. we are tired of your hate speech. Economy will improve in the next two years

    • No matter which candidate comes lungu has taisted stealing of votes and will do it again. He must be stopped at all costs.

  6. We want to hear the UPND petition. It does not matter if HH never becomes president what matters is the purge of the raping of our young democracy and setting a president of disputed elections is forever banished.

    All avenues to prove the vote was not stolen must be exusted for future elections.

    We don’t care about HH becoming president it is stealing of votes and the abuse of elections that matter for future generations…..

  7. He has not yet tried the beer from Madagascar, or the dancing. These are the most important things in running a country surely

  8. The Zambian economy is in free fall and this Lazy id*ot Edgar is still accumulating air miles…he can not spend his veep as we all know she is too old and a mere token.

  9. Bad decision.

    Tuesday is the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

    The President should have been present at the event.

    • Kalaba is lying Lungu is too sick to attend National day of prayer he has been flown to SA.They want to use Comesa to decoy our investigation of his were about.The eyes of the eagle are seeing him were ever he is.Fyakwiba filaletelela.

    • National Day Prayer when you can not even balance your own budget without begging…and at the end of year excessive misappropriation and unvouched expenditure is the norm. Yes lets kneel down, close our eyes and pray to white Jesus.

  10. I hope you will all not be going to line up and see Changwa off and back at the airport, wasting money for nothing

  11. Other programmes have been appearing in the yellow book year in, year out without being funded and implemented but for Presidential trips abroad it is a must,to be a funded and implemented. And these trips actually cost much more than they bring in.

  12. This is not being serious,the day of repentance ,fasting and reconciliation was declared by Lungu and he must find this day to be very impotant and therefore he must be present here in this country when prayers are held.Let that monister who is already there respresent him,he must be here to repent and reconcil with the zambian people whom he has injured.He must be here fasting no eating and dancing be hear mr president dont just declare thing which you yourself are not ready for.

  13. This is not being serious,the day of repentance ,fasting and reconciliation was declared by Lungu and he must find this day to be very impotant and therefore he must be present here in this country when prayers are held.Let that monister who is already there respresent him,he must be here to repent and reconcil with the zambian people whom he has injured.He must be here fasting no eating and dancing be hear mr president dont just declare things which you yourself are not ready for. Now that elections are over you want to start absconding from prayers no mr president be there for prayers and show those you called satanists that you are still commited christian.Christians for lungu please tell your saint that prayers are very important here and that he must not miss.

  14. Why are bloggers talking about HH and UPND 2 months after inauguration!
    If the Minister is already there for the meeting, why should HE also go. We have problems here that need to be solved. There not outside this country. Let HE stay and deal with the economy. 2 months and already on his 2nd trip.

  15. The wages of sin is death,stealing election and swindling from widows that’s what our president used do when he was a lawyer and he has not repented.

  16. THIS IS ALL VERY STRANGE ! THE COMESA MEETING WAS A 2 DAY MEETING WHICH STARTED ON THE 14TH OF OCTOBER WHICH MEANS THE MEETING ENDED ON THE 16TH ??? HOW CAN PRESIDENT LUNGU BE ATTENDING THE MEETING TODAY WHEN THE MEETING IS FINISHED ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • THAT COMMENT IS WRONG THE OFFICIALS ARRIVED YESTERDAT AND THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE MEETING IS TODAY. I DO APOLOGISE. WERE THERE MANY PEOPLE AT THE AIRPORT YESTERDAY TO WISH THE PRESIDENT WELL ON HIS TRIP ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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