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President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lunguat Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Edgar Lungu is today expected in Accra, Ghana to attend the inauguration ceremony of Nana Akufo Addo as President of Ghana.

President elect Akufo Addo, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Kuffour’s regime, will be sworn in as Ghana’s seventh Head of State at the Black Stars Stadium, formerly Independence Square, in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

According to local media reports, over 6,000 guests have been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony.

ZANIS reports that Zambia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Timothy Walamba, confirmed that President Lungu will be among several Heads of State and governments who will attend the inauguration ceremony.

Mr Walamba said President Lungu is expected to later hold bilateral talks with his newly-sworn in Ghanaian counterpart, Akufo Addo, in order to explore and enhance trade and investment ties between the two countries.

He pointed out that Ghana’s founding President, Kwame Nkhrumah, played a pivotal role in the liberation of African countries such as Zambia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.
Mr Walamba said the political history and connection between the two countries has transcended into religious affairs as both countries prayed for peaceful elections which were a success.

He described Ghana as the most peaceful country in West Africa with an admirable record of peaceful transition to power.

He urged African leaders to desist from changing goal posts after electoral defeats or expiration of their mandates and emulate outgoing President, John Mahama.

Mr Walamba said Zambia can learn a lot from Ghana’s advanced educational system in order to advance national development and attainment of the Vision 2030.

The High Commissioner said President Lungu will be expected to officiate at a dinner hosted for him by the High Commission and later engage Zambians resident in Ghana and surrounding areas.

President Addo will take over from incumbent President Maham whom he defeated in a closely contested election on December 6, 2016.

Mr Addo polled 54 per cent of the votes cast while the incumbent, Mr Mahama, polled 44 percent.

Mr Addo becomes the first opposition leader to unseat a sitting Ghanaian President through the ballot.

President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lunguat Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lunguat Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

42 COMMENTS

    • Where do they get these women that have to dance and see him off.

      Is that a Job ? Do they get paid ?

      That is primitive.

      Thanks

      BB2014

    • Edgar!!, I thought you listened to my advice yesterday when we were sharing one one for the road, I told you not to become a big human army worm,,, ala today you just confirmed you are actually a big human army worm!,,,damn,, have a nice drink in Ghana.

    • I cannot even speak right now my friend. He needed to be home to combat the Army worm scourge.

      Viva President Nawakwi.

    • HE ENJOYS IT – ITS A HOBBY ; Okay let’s see
      ===========================
      Year | No.of Months | No. of International trips| Benefits Accrued
      ———————————————————————————
      2016 3 20* 0
      2017 1 1 Entry Pending
      #########################################

    • a vagabond by nature will always be a vagabond even in the state house.
      No amount of shame will convict them (Ba PF kapala) to use common sense wisdom. They are in it for the money.

    • There is a contest going on among Africa’s leaders. You win a third term for attending the most presidential inaugurations. ECL is in the running. Watch the space.

    • Look at the kaponya Para with a gun strapped to his thigh as if he is going to war..surely do you not have close protection body guards!!

  1. There There he goes again..lungu had never been on a plane until 2011 when pf won. This is why he so excited about travelling. When your country is in crisis he is busy attending inauguration for countries who didn’t attend his cause they see him as an election thief.

    • Best Blogger 2016, Lungu is a visionless bandit without any plan! PF’s blind dagama is forcing himself on the Zambian people by illegally thinking of a 3rd term. Shame on PF bandits & their visionless Dagama.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

    • Another holiday? He is beyond incompetent! Chikopo Lungu please learn to prioritise your work. In view of the numerous problems at home this was a NON-ESSENTIAL trip! At a time when government should be frugal he is wasting money on flights to Ghana, accomodation in Ghana, transport in Ghana for himself, his wife, and 50 plus entourage! Lungu must learn to delegate to ambassadors! Lungu must keep his skinny chiken legs and beer belly at home and do some work.

  2. A wise leader would have declined the invitation considering the urgent problems at home. But him being who he is the thing uppermost in his mind is not even the inauguration of Ghana’s president but the opportunity to drink. At least for a few days Army worms, Kambwili, the rotten economy and other heartaches will be pushed in the background of his beer clogged brain.

    • Wantanshi,

      Don’t believe anything PF bandits says, visionless Lungu was not invited. Kalaba forced visionless Dagama on the list.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

  3. This would have been a great opportunity for president Lungu to gain milage with his populace and electorate. Had he said I shall let Harry Kalaba represent me, he would have easily won back Western and North Western province.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

  4. Army worms are devastating farmers, and our president is away to eat Jollof rice and drink Guinness dark beer ( delicious ) kikikiki.

    Viva president Nawakwi.

  5. At his own fake inauguration only 2 Heads States came to Zambia. President John Mahama of Ghana did not bother attending Lungu’s illegal inauguration so why is Lungu attending the inauguration of an Opposition Leader in Ghana. President Nana Akufo Addo has been in Opposition trenches for years. He has contested stolen Elections in Ghana Courts B4 but this time he won the elections convincingly. Lungu is a shameless hypocrite and dictator. Why is he attending an august inauguration of a Democrat? In Zimbabwe the main Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been invited to attend the inauguration we hope HH & GBM have been invited too. President Akufo Addo and his Officials should give a lukewarm reception to illegitimate Lungu and tell him he does not recognize him as a legitimate…

  6. Its painful to see my hard earned tax being abused like this… And clearly people are lazy in Zambia. All those people had nothing to do but waste time escorting that Lazy man… He should have been there with Mama Inonge and maybe Amos Chanda thats all. the rest its to work.

    • Imagine when KKIA is completed and an arriving incoming aircraft low on fuel is made to cycle the airport because empty tins are on the tarmac seeing off a lazy bum going on 3 day holiday to Zimbabwe…really laughable!!

  7. U mambala niwo ipa ka. Samva anamva nkhwangwa ili mu mutu. Talk of conversations with the deaf. This is one. Zambians are in for it with this kind of statecraft! Maybe it is “operation recover salary” since 50% reduction declaration was made. Circus!

  8. A Lungu as you leave for Ghana please note that we don’t have Zesco power in Kabangwe area of Lusaka from 6 in the morning to now after 18 hours, still without power. No word, no apology whatsoever from anybody

  9. Chi chakolwa has gone to drink GHANIAN WINE.He sucks wine like the army worm.vibanthu vinangu vilibe nzelu na nsoni.
    nichi opportunist chisiyeni his time to cry will come to his surprise.ine chinimvesa na chifundo mwe…

  10. Barely a week into the the new year, the man is already travelling! This man has never known delegation when it comes to international trips. Bo Inonge has surely not enjoyed being number 2 to this guy.

  11. Lungu and his delegation just wants to earn some travel allowances. There is nothing common between illegal dictator Lungu and Nana Akufo Addo the New President of Ghana. Addo is a Democrat who has not time for dictators and Election Fraudsters like Chakolwa Lungu. What bilateral relations and co-operation is there between Ghana and Zambia. Absolutely none. Lungu is trying to get recognition from the New President. Akufo Addo already knows that Lungu stole the 2016 Elections in Zambia and is clinging to power illegally. The best solution for Chakolwa Lungu is to allow the Petition to be heard and disposed off otherwise Lungu will stew in illegitimacy. President Addo should tell Lungu to sort out his illegitimacy without further delays.

  12. LT like commented earlier,there is too much Lungu coverage.I have counted 7 stories on him out of 15 headline items.I think you are contributing to building a personality cult.ZNBC,Daily mail,Times,Daily nation and other pro PF do cover him extensively.Please do some balanced coverage otherwise you are bound to be perceived as another PF vuvuzela.We want to hear other voices too.

  13. Can HH please galvanise some of his contacts in agriculture to solve this agriculture disastour. Zambian’s cannot wait for incompetent ministers and president to act. Siliya is only skilled at getting fat, sitting in her office, cutting ribbons etc. Feeble Lungu would not ba able to manage even 5 minutes in a maize field ploughing, applying pesticides etc. He also does not have the intellect to understand the science used in agriculture.

    • No my brother that’s unfair on Siliya. She has another skill you be left out. That of taking selfies with bygone era boxers

  14. President Uhuru Kenyatta is being represented by his Vice President Ruto. He is traveling today and he will fly back to Kenya immediately after the ceremony, just like other presidents who have a lot to do in their countries. But only one strange president went a day before the ceremony and he will travel back a day after the ceremony because there is nothing to rush for in his home country.

  15. I’m am Ghanaian and very amazed at Lungu’s public opinion. Not even one comment here was in his favour. I urge Zambia’s to be patient. All dictators on the continent will be wiped out in the next 10 years. It all depends on our youth who are used by irresponsible politicians to advance their course.

    Greetings from Ghana to the country of Kenneth David Kaunda. Our two countries shared a lot in common during the days for the struggle for independence.

  16. Other presidents never turned up for our inauguration because they knew its not recognised. Lungu is trying to forcefully get them to recognise him
    “Maine nili panoo, Nioneni! nine president imwe ma guys!”

  17. Other presidents never turned up for our inauguration because they knew its not recognised. Lungu is trying to forcefully get them to recognise him
    “Naine nili panoo, Nioneni! nine president imwe ma guys!”

  18. Lungu’s thinking is puzzling! What does Lungu hope to gain from attending an inauguration of Akufo Addo? What is Lungu’s real motive for attending this particular ceremony? If Lungu was attending the inauguration of MU7 or Mugabe that would be understandable. Lungu is facing an Election Dispute and a Petition against his re-election has been filed in Courts. So what is Lungu hoyping to achieve from attending the inauguration of a Democrat in Ghana leaving behind in Zambia a Disputed Election and Petition. Lungu stole the 2016 Election and has refused to handover power to the Rightful Winner, HH and instead Lungu is clinging on to power illegally and does not want the Petition heard and disposed off in Court. So what is Lungu hoping to achieve? In Gambia Disputed Elections between Yaya…

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