Lusaka Mayor tours the US as the capital city floods

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Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba (with a scarf) and his delegation upon arrival in the USA last week
Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba (with a scarf) and his delegation upon arrival in the USA last week

Lusaka Mayor His Worship Wilson Kalumba is among a group of officials touring the American state of New Mexico under the Sister Cities Foundation.

The trip to the US has come at a time when Lusaka has been grappling with flash floods that have seen most parts of the city flooded.

Most Lusaka residents have been questioning the Mayor’s silence as the City Council has failed to even issue a statement on how the plan to deal with the floods.

Mr Kalumba who is accompanied by Zambia Police Service Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for consultations and future partnerships between Zambia and New Mexico under the Sister Cities Foundation.

New Mexico is a state located in the south-western region of the United States of America.

Mr Kalumba and Mr Kanganja are leading a delegation that includes council officials and Zambia police.

The Zambian delegation is being hosted by Sister City Foundation New Mexico Chaired by Patrick Mapalo, a Zambian who lives in Albuquerque.

I.G Kanganja is expected to hold talks with the Albuquerque Chief of Police Gorden Eden at which the two are expected to discuss the planned training program for the Zambia Police Air wing that will see the first batch of 20 officers train with the Albuquerque Police Department.

The first call of business for the delegation will be a courtesy call on Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry at the Civic Plaza.

Lusaka City Council is expected to receive two fire tenders and two ambulances valued at $3.5 million.

The delegation that includes, Zambia Police Service Director Training Dr. Charles Musonda Mbita and Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Mulunda Habeenzu is expected to among other things hold talks with New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez.

In 2014 Lusaka city twinned with Albuquerque city.

The Zambian delegation last night met with the delegation from Lanzhou City in China under the auspices of the Sister Cities Foundation.

Lusaka is expected to Twin with Lanzhou City.

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    Bad timing…Come back and sort out Lusakadrainage! Bad attitude from our leaders…we cant develop!

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      Nothing good will ever happen from this trip in fattening the stomachs of PF bandits pretending that be the normal police when they are actually PFolice.
      These PF bandits are running away from pathetic floods~PF~ in Zambia & a gesture of appreciation from visionless Lungu for beating up the opposition political parties.
      How much is mealie meal?
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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      Jealous at play you guys. When did you see the mayor in the City cleaning.
      Those are accountabilities of the Town Clerk.

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      @ Ken

      We have seen Head of State, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania cleaning rubbish. Are you saying that civic duties are not responsibility of civic leader?

      Can you enlighten us what are the duties and responsibilities of the mayor of Lusaka City?

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      Which ones are excluded from the duties of the civic leaders? You tell me first if the work of civic leaders is only cleaning your carelessly dumped gabbage. Mulentntonkanya pakulanda.

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      I am sure Skeleton you’re just a Updown thug hired by Heating Hyna HH to comment on every news thread on LT, you’re a chief UpDown party thug of all times, Mwandini ba Mayor enjoy yourself in the states as Zambia continues to be drained in resources

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      New Mexico is not OLD enough to put on those jackets, what the hell are they wearing those TOPS for?

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      The all lot of a national police boss going to meet someone equivalent to a sub inspector in Zambian terms.

      ivi vibantu vima ninyanisa!

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      Now we have correctly established who is responsible for cleaning up the city rubbish and fixing the infrastrcture: relevant ministries and councils. NOT members of parliament, please. MPs are law makers, they represent the people in the law making process. Picking up garbage is the responsibility of tje executive not the legislature. Concils fall under the executive not the legislature. So, you Zambian MPs who can’t draft a bill don’t go about picking up garbage, sinking boreholes, running hammer mills pretending that you are working….

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    sister cities foundation…more like city and garbage pile foundation because lusaka is a garbage pile so they must stop wasting our money doing chimpwena in the states. nothing will come out of that trip

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    Next time they should use google maps if they want to get ideas on how to restructure instead of wasting tax payers money. There’s too much chimpwena in this govt. starting from the top

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    First it was Kamwendo Jameson Rungu,followed by Dora Siliti, now its the lusaka mayor.PF ya bakawalala beka beka…

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    Jealous at play you guys. When did you see the mayor in the City cleaning.
    Those are accountabilities of the Town Clerk.

    What if they were invited expenses paid for?
    You think the Major could have declined saying “Lusaka is flooded” we cant come. Nonsense you cows!

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    “Lusaka City Council is expected to receive two fire tenders and two ambulances valued at $3.5 million.”

    What type of machines are these costing this much?

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    As usual all the comments from above are on negative side no one can even contribute positively all is pf even when one has been invited by the sister its pf.Let us change the atitute this in 2017 not 2016 if you are still behind move forward in minds as well.

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      Unfinished business with PETITIONS!

      When Justice has been done AND SEEN TO BE DONE we can move forward.

      Until these are properly HEARD Zambia and its people will be stuck in 2016. PF needs to fix this problem FIRST.

      Then Zambia can move forward.

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    I can see the anxieties from brother Ken obviously he is the one to be driving these Oshkosh 24 gear fire tenders. We have a saying that a happy beetle is the one that live by the elephant’s ass becoz it has easy access to the dung. Currently no common man is happy with illegal government of the Pi efu due to the high cost of living. How much is mealie meal? We put all this blem to M7 who harked our ECZ server and rigid the elections

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      Kikiki, kikiki kapandula you have made my day, auti shani a happy beatle is one whose home is next to the elephant’s pupu hole, pf caders are just highly intoxicated Beatles residing next to the putrid elephant’s dung hole.

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    What’s wrong with the mayor visiting the US, Dora SIliya was out in the States with someone’s husband when army worms were devouring our maize and inputs had not been delivered to farmers. She came back and the president did nothing about it and she’s out again to Europe

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    What happened to the second hand fire tenders that Sylvia maroads bought did they not do the job? Remember the ones the late Teta Mashimba made so much issue about?

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