President Edgar Lungu addressing journalists at city airport shortly before his departure for North Western Province
President Edgar Lungu addressing journalists at city airport shortly before his departure for North Western Province
President Edgar Lungu has said that he is not going to relieve PF Secretary General Davies Mwila of his duties. President Lungu has said that he has no reason to drop the PF Secretary General.

He was responding to a question from journalists upon arrival at Lusaka City Airport from Solwezi on calls by some Chiefs in Luapula Province and party Central Committee Member Mwenya Musenge that Mr. Mwila has failed to mobilize the party.

The President said Mr. Mwila has only been in office for a short time adding that the party is being mobilized.

He has also questioned the interest of the Chiefs in the matter.

President Lungu whose plane touched down at City Airport at 15:20 hours was received by Minister of Justice Given Lubinda, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and Sports Minister Moses Mawere along with senior PF officials.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has warned of stern action against civil servants and PF officials who will be peddling falsehoods with a view to frustrate Government programmes.

The President said that he will not tolerate dissent because his Government is in a hurry to deliver the PF’s 2011, 2015 and 2016 election campaign promises.

President Lungu said that time for witch-hunting and politicking elapsed with the August 11, 2016 general election and that now is time for everyone to work together to develop the country.

The Head of State was speaking when he addressed civil servants and party of officials last evening in Solwezi.

President Lungu also called for co-existence between Patriotic Front (PF) officials and civil servants in North Western Province for the sake of development.

President Lungu said he is disturbed by reports of friction between the two parties which ideally should work in harmony for development to happen.

He said Government is determined to succeed but that it is only possible when civil servants accept to work with the party in power.

In a vote of thanks, Provincial Medical Officer Andrew Silumesi praised the President for the timely guidance.

And Patriotic Front Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya has said that the party needs to convince North Western Province residents that it is not diverting resources meant for the province to develop Muchinga Province where late President MICHAEL SATA came from.

Mr. Bwalya said that some people are being told that the province is under-developed because its resources are being spent to develop Muchinga.

Mr. Bwalya said that the party needs to immediately break such reports because they are not true.

Mr. Bwalya has told ZNBC News in Lusaka that President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated commitment to taking development to all parts of the country.

Mr. Bwalya said the President has on several occasions visited North Western Province to show that he has nothing against the people in the region.

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36 COMMENTS

  1. My President, they’ve probably not shown you the video of Chama ranting violently and advocating for violence in Kabwe. That should be reason enough to drop him, expel and pave way for arrest.
    Mumbi Phiri is even more mature than Mwila. Your Excellency we need to show the nation that we are proactive in dealing with thuggery. You are not inspiring confidence thus 2021 will be a challenge.

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    • It’s more likely for a dog to give birth to cat than for a pfool member to behave well. Example Kudo or Kudosg even chakolwa himself eating unwashed mangoes in the street.

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    • Frank bwalya it’s a known fact that, Northwesterners know were their wealth is been taken by the pf, it all going to non productive muchinga province, where did muchinga get the money to build mulakupikwa and robert makasa Universities in one province, when even the might lusaka and copperbelt only has one public University each. They have even neglected the solwezi road that is bringing in the much need revenue.

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    • The thuggery comes with the blessing of lungu himself. Do not fool your selves about being clean. Lungu knows exactly when and where his thugs issue orders for kaponyas to harrass citizens because he directs them.

      That is how he provides the 500,000 jobs he promised, by directing the thugs to steal plots and take over public places.
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    • The thuggery comes with the blessing of lungu himself. Do not cheat your selves about being clean. Lungu knows exactly when and where his thugs issue orders for kaponyas to harrass citizens because he directs them.

      That is how he provides the 500,000 jobs he promised, by directing the thugs to steal plots and take over public places.
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    • Divide and Rule: That’s not true. Civil servants in Solwezi are not serious. Go and find out where the money collected through rates and taxes from the mines go to. So much money is collected by the district administrators but nothing is being done to improve the environment in Solwezi. Do you wonder why the mines took it upon themselves to build a road to their new town?

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    • @Mr Kudos
      Point well made.
      Leadership should be about leading by example. Show that you believe in the things you are asking others to do. Not just go around issuing threats that are totally disconnected from your own actions and the actions of those you surround yourself with.
      Don’t follow the examples of Mugabe or M7, these are failed leaders and history will very cruel to these people.

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    • Little miya the mines took it upon themselves to build that road because, pf has done abracadabra on the euro bond, do you want us take it upon ourselves to fix the kariba dam walls as well after peeing and filling it up? Mushindo University obe.

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    • Ba visionless Lungu~Davis Mwila a few weeks ago enticed PF bandits to take over all public bus stations & markets so that the councils of govt are inept. This reason alone is enough to fire incompetent bandit Mwila.
      Having a visionless leadership, bandits in PF & Mwila don’t know any difference between a political party & govt. Bandits like Mwila can only be discharged by competent leadership which visionless PF & Lungu lacks!
      Ba visionless Lungu, how much is mealie meal today?
      By the way~leave independent media & women~Mrs Mmembe~ALONE! Lungu must not intoxicate himself with bandit RBs battles. Lungu talk about the economy, load shedding, employment or mealie meal.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • Really laughable …there he is taking questions on airport tarmac again and to think Lazy can act is mere wishful thinking given that everything Chama does has been okayed by Lazy. Lazy can not fight corruption as he is a tool for corruption…next time that silly Grandma Bo Inonge complains about illegal plots direct the senile woman to the crook in State House.

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    • He wants a brainless SG to manipulate, Davies is Lungu’s mouth piece. Davies is owned by Lungu, Lungu owns everything Davies says and does.

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  2. Iwe ka Fatherless Bwanya u tekanye saana ka! We all know the money from North Western mines are being spent in Muchinga leaving the Kaonde/Linda/Luvales very poor. I hear Sata was even distributing the money among animals of Nabwalya, or is it Nabwanya forest for them to chew on while North Western wallows in abject poverty and chimbwili kashimba is laughing at them still baNyamazai!

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  3. Comment: The SG is only in that position on president’s.pressure. The man was refused and lost to an independent candidate in a n area PF calls its stronghold. This is one reason why those true greens are calling for these senior positions to become elective. The president has not seen anything wrong with Mwila, all the negatives committed by Mwila are oils with very good cent only good for the president and not members of the party which now include some Chiefs from Luapula.

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  4. Lungu will not drop any of the chaps who funded him in 2015 so mwila is here to stay but this is poor leadership why support an ***** who has no idea how to run his household later on the country imwe ba zambia you are *****s take pointers from ECOWAS with what they did in Gambia advice SADC to do the same

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  5. A political party has no ranking in any government system.It is a seperat legal entity that should not work with government, its job is to manages its party structures. I am worried we may be getting back to the party and its government, where a party carder will have powers to fire civil servants by a simple word of mouth.

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  6. Is Pres. Lungu supposed to drop him or they are suppsed to go for elections. With the possible demise of MMD I doubt if we will ever have a party that has elected leaders. Kushele fye ama parties with appointed leaders. Democracy is difficult for Zambia too. All we have in these parties are Chiefs and not presidents.

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  7. Yes Mr Presindent you have cause to fire Mwila!
    1.He is a failure, 2. He doesn,t think on his own someone has to think for him, 3.He was rejected by his own family in a PF stronghold, 4.He is a coward, 5. He is going to make you loose in 2021 if you attempt to stand. We are PF supporters who vigorously defended you on this platform when you were being desparaged everyday by UPND morons during the campaigns but you have totally ignored our advice. Luapula, Northern and Muchinga change with time heed the chiefs advice otherwise you will have yourself to blame.

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  8. They are good friends. He can not be dropped. His excellence failed to allow Kaiser to step down nd face corruption charges. The only people who can be prosecuted under This regime are the opposition and perceived opponents like Fred Mmembe, Geoffrey Mwamba, Silvier Masebo etc. This is a failed administration.

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  9. The president is making a serious technical mistake by taking this stance. Unless he says he does not care whether pf remains in power in 2021, otherwise this Mwila guy will cost the part dearly. Your excellence, this is unnecessary excess language u shouldn’t carry along. I somehow regret my vote that assured pf into power

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  10. Your excellency I wonder were you would be if the late MCS had said he had no cause to drop Wynter and replace him with you despite all the intelligence he had received about him, sometimes learn to listen we know you are very powerful now but learn to listen a little bit….

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  11. In fact, this is one of the answers for the commission of inquiry on voting pattern & violence in the August elections. Chama called the people of southern province names & they called upon u as father of the nation to act by disciplining him but u opted to remain mute. Elections came, did someone expect these people who were being called all sorts of name to vote for pf? Now the same thing is happening, Mwila is inciting violence which your excellence detest so much & yet u say there is no reason to fire Mwila?

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  12. @1 Mr Kudos, agreed. We probably have different reasons for our opinion on Davies Mwila, but he does not inspire confidence in me either. I think he is basically a ruffian and uncouth. He is mediocre compared to Davies Chama who was 6 times better.

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    • Haha even the kaponya suppoters are preplexed.

      How do normal people blame the team doctor for continued poor performance of the team? Only PF where accountability is zero and stealing and thuggery is seen as part of the job.

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  13. Another sign that Zambia is in a full swing dictatorship. If you have noticed this rat lungu now keeps issuing threats and directives. It is his way or no other way. A listening president like hh in this situation would have listened to the concerns raised and carries out a thorough investigation in order to make an informed decision . Now this is the guy lungu we have making national decisions clearly based on his own interests. Very sad

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  14. Since you are both useless and irrelevant to Zambia politics, how can you remove him? President Lungu you will leave destruction than legacy in this country. Even our paramount chief mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people is now regretting for having supported this president. Paramount chief mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people is regretting that no wonder paramount chief Kalonga Gawa Undi of the chewa speaking people don’t embrace Lungu because of his irrelevance. Days are numbered for dog. Even if he gives me brown envelopes he is wasting his time I have resolved with all the Ngonis to support president Hakainde Hichilema, a wise and brilliant president, says paramount chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people.

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  15. Lungu stands for thuggery, tribalism and corruption. At no time in our history has Zambia been so divided with a sustained assault on press freedom.

    There are so many corruption allegations with a rotten and corrupt judiciary all compromised by lungu.
    This same lungu did nothing when the corrupt kambwili as broadcasting minister Went on air to Stoke tribal hatred.

    Lungu is the biggest hypocrite. Hiding behind prayers while he looks and stokes tribalism and thuggery. The man’s fraud conviction and blacklisting by LAZ is not a coincidence.

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  16. And Patriotic Front Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya has said that the party needs to convince North Western Province residents that it is not diverting resources meant for the province to develop Muchinga Province where late President MICHAEL SATA came from.!!!!!!!

    One thing Zambianscan be SURE OF!

    What comes out of Bwalyas mouth is a LIE!

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    • This is serious attestation from a senior pf official that this country is seriously divided, if we had one common purpose as country, would you need to start convincing northwesterners were their wealth is been taken, let him just explain to them why their inheritance from their forefathers is been diverted to muchinga province.

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  17. Edgar please drop this extra and unnecessary baggage called Davis Mwila. He’s adding no value to anything. He lost that election because even our chiefs don’t want him. Listen. Also if I were Davis I would resign on my own especially that even chiefs have expressed their displeasure.

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  18. Every normal person has seen clearly that Davies Mwila is incapable. So if Lungu has not seen that, then he is not normal.

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