Markets and Bus stations are for local authorities to manage, President Lungu will have a word with PF SG Davies Mwila

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu interacts with Eastern Province Medical Officer, Abel Kabalo, when he inspected Lundazi District hospital in Lundazi on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu interacts with Eastern Province Medical Officer, Abel Kabalo, when he inspected Lundazi District hospital in Lundazi on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

PRESIDENT Lungu says markets and bus stations remain the preserve of the local authorities to manage.

He said the facilities were only supposed to be operated by the Ministry of Local Government through the councils countrywide.

His special assistant for press and public relations, Amos Chanda, told journalists at City Airport on arrival from Eastern Province yesterday that the President’s position was that only government institutions are mandated to run public facilities.

Mr Chanda said President Lungu was scheduled to have a meeting with Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davies Mwila over his alleged directive to the ruling party’s members to take over operations of markets and bus stations.

“The President makes it clear that all public utilities remain the preserve of the Ministry of Local Government.

“The President will be meeting with Mr Mwila to discuss a broad range of issues, including the statement he is alleged to have made while in Central Province,” he said.

Speaking in a separate interview, PF Lusaka Province youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba urged youths to leave markets and bus-stops to be run by local authorities.

Mr Kamba said any youth found engaging in any form of illegality would not be protected by the party leadership.

“This also applies when it comes to land acquisition. The right procedure must always be followed,” he said.

The private media has been quoting Mr Mwila as having directed PF cadres to wrest control of markets and bus stations from United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres when he addressed party members in Kabwe recently.

He is also accused of having told the PF to share land but he has denied the allegations.

And Mr Chanda says the President’s three-day trip to Eastern Province was successful because he met a broad range of interest groups to discuss ways to fast-track development projects.

He said President Lungu was happy that the army worms which invaded fields in some parts of the country had been contained.

“The President emphasised that he was in a hurry to see more development delivered and less politicking now that the political season has passed with last year’s election,” Mr Chanda said.
He said the President is happy that he interacted with people from different sectors to help him entrench development dialogue.

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  1. covering and protecting criminals in the name of you will have a word with the SG. mr lungu you should know that what Davis mwila said deserves your whip then let the police deal with him for his criminality.

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    • Visionless Lungu said for himself that he has “no vision” & being visionless, blind Lungu lifted a panga & axe to “anoint” bandit Mwila as secretary general of PF bandits.
      This Mwila bandit of PF knows zero~zero difference between a political party & govt, zero. Very visionless like blind Lungu.What do you expect from the two visionless men fighting?
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • Iwe chief thug ECL, why can’t you just fire your fellow thug instead of iwaiting to have a word with him? for what ? You’re so predictable you thug ECL, very incompetent and weak !!! Mean time still searching for a partry to vote for next time coz of the selfishness of these thugs, Up & Down yena techiii,,,, better naocha my voters card

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  2. SG Mwila is a monkey let loose in a corn field. I mean literally, and he looks like one. Thanks to the private media for exposing the ‘scramble for national resources’ policy he has drawn up for PF. Ubupuba!

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  3. Comment:
    what a shame indeed! The SG seems to have power over his president or he is simply not afraid of him at all! What Mwila is doing is no different from Kambwili’s purported crimes. Let the whip fall!
    One Zambia One nation.

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  4. Forgive Davis Mwila, he’s not recovered from the loss he suffered at the hands of a person he had fired from employment.

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  5. Guys, it is just a smoke screen to say the President will have a chat with Davis Mwila over his comments bordering on criminality. Literally demeaning the power of the local authorities. The guy said those things and the clips are there. Even saying if you have 500 plots keep 200 to yourselves as PF cadres. This case will end up like Davies Chama’s previous cases. There will be no action, I promise

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  6. HH started the scramble during the privatisation and now pretends to be the richest nigga in the yard

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    • Just imagine even Katumbi from broken down DRC has won Africa Man of the year twice but our man has left me guessing whether he’s rich or rotten.

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  7. Mwanawasa would have fired the baboon the very day he uttered those words, but ba Visionless and illegitimate kuwayawaya fye.

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  8. Mwila must be caged. He has caused a lot of confusion whereby even in Palabana – Chongwe area He has instructed the Counselor to demarcate land to cadres which was previously occupied by peasant farmers. The whole of Luapula, Northern and Muchinga province is now scrumbling while previous occupants look on in fear and dismay.
    Is this the lawlessness that Mwila wants to bring to this nation? Ba Lungu please do something about this man and protect the poor citizens.

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  9. The whole of Luapula, Northern and Muchinga province is now scrumbling for land in this area while previous occupants look on in fear and dismay.
    Is this the lawlessness that Mwila wants to bring to this nation? Ba Lungu please do something about this man and protect the poor citizens.
    The painful thing is that these people are not looking for land for farming but rather for selling and where does that leave the poor families whose livelihood depended on this land? Where is the minister of lands?

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