There is need for harmony between opposition and ruling party-First Lady

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First Lady Esther Lungu speaks with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni PICTURES by Thomas Nsama
First Lady Esther Lungu has called for harmony and coordination between the ruling party and opposition political party leaders.

Mrs. Lungu says there is need for co-existence between opposition political parties and the ruling party for the country to achieve its intended development.

The First Lady says politics should not be allowed to impede the country’s development process.

Mrs. Lungu was speaking to ZNBC News after attending the National Address by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda.

The First Lady said she was impressed to see how Ugandan President Museveni was interacting with opposition members.

And Mr. Museveni said he has developed a leadership style of working with opposition political party leaders for the benefit of his country.

He said he does not encourage leaders who are always bringing politics into economic affairs.

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      I cannot agree more with the First Lady. I hasten to nail it with precision, “it’s time as a country got back first love conspicuously missing today” unfortunately. Let’s open up to politics of national interest and humanity. An atmosphere of harmony is guaranteered where all political athreatees begin to value a tempo of love, civil politicking, mutual respect and value of institutions. As a matter of urgency, we must legislate campaign finance and strengthen the EIU with leverage to track illicit money flow fueling bad politics with a dangerous fragrance for anarchy due to external pressure mounted on parties during and post elections.

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      Thank you Ms. First Lady.

      Please let your Husband call for an emergency PF leaders meeting and he should allow you to address the meeting and advise them on the way forward.

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      Getting advise about how to “work” withe opposition from one of Africa’s longest serving dictators is like listening to a fish talk about how to fly in the air.

      It can’t never !!

      So give us a break and stop insulting us as you enjoy the allowances of flying around at Zambian tax payers expense.

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      I think Esther must keep away from politics Museveni has done to his rival what Edgar has done to HH.
      This statement is an insult to Ugandans period!

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    Tell That to Lungu and Kaiser Madam – BTW in what capacity are you attending M7’s national address.

    “And Mr. Museveni said he has developed a leadership style of working with opposition political party leaders for the benefit of his country.”
    This leadership style includes humiliating and spray painting Besigye with purple paint during campaigns and putting him under house arrest and charging him treason. No doubt about it, ECL has learnt from the best.

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      That Ester, instead of commenting on how wives of political leaders should interact.
      OK you flight straight to Mukobeko and take breakfast with Mutinta… Don’t just say things.

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      As long as Bembas and Wakos are working together to dominate and harass the other Zambians, there will be no working together. And tell your husband that if HH dies in jail, then Lungu himself will die a worse death than Gaddafi. Being quiet does make other Zambians stoopid.

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    IT IS NOT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT. YOU CAN BUILD A NICE MANSION, A BIG CASTLE BUT IF YOU CAN NOT HAVE PEACE OF MIND AND YOUR HURT IS TROUBLED, IT MAKES NO SENSE IN IT. TELL YOUR HUSBAND TO RELEASE HH UNCONDITIONALLY. THE WISE WOMAN COUNSEL S THE WICKED HUSBAND

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      Ecl never called hh hyena or visionless man. Ecl never insulted hh but the other way round. HH has always been forgiven by ecl because he understands that hh is an under5. Hh was given enough rope to do what pleased him and he is now hanging himself with it. Honestly can you blame ecl for this. Ecl gave him the best treatment a kid deserves. … thats why we dont allow kids to play with knives or near the highway. Who is suffering now….its wife because of wanting to be first lady forcing her hh to be in politics even when she knows he can’t make it.

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    IT IS NOT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT. YOU CAN BUILD A NICE MANSION, A BIG CASTLE BUT IF YOU CAN NOT HAVE PEACE OF MIND AND YOUR HURT IS TROUBLED, IT MAKES NO SENSE IN IT. TELL YOUR HUSBAND TO RELEASE HH UNCONDITIONALLY IF YOU ARE A CARING MOTHER. THE WISE WOMAN COUNSEL S THE WICKED HUSBAND

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    IT IS NOT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT. YOU CAN BUILD A NICE MANSION, A BIG CASTLE BUT IF YOU CAN NOT HAVE PEACE OF MIND AND YOUR HURT IS TROUBLED, IT MAKES NO SENSE IN IT. TELL YOUR HUSBAND TO RELEASE HH UNCONDITIONALLY IF YOU ARE A CARING MOTHER. THE WISE WOMAN COUNSEL S THE WICKED HUSBAND.

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    ESTHER. I APPEAL TO YOU TO SPEAK TO YOUR HUSBAND AND POINT OUT THE WRONGS OF LISTENING TO PEOPLE ILLADVICING HIM. THIS COUNTRY WILL ONE DAY BE DESTROYED AND MAYBE YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WILL FLEE BUT WHAT ABOUT US AND OUR CHILDREN? WE HAVE ONLY ONE ZAMBIA. THANK YOU. ONE DAY YOU MAY SHED THE TEARS THAT MUTINTA IS SHEDDING NOW GOD BLESS AND GUIDE YOU.

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    You have been mute this is when you are talking. Mama Esther women are true advisers to their husbands. Those surrounding your husband like the Mumbi’s and the rest are just interested in what they are benefiting from Lungu. When Lungu will be out of power it shall be you and your husband alone to become laughingstock. Esther you are a woman like Muntinta feel for your fellow woman what she going through. Today it can be Mutinta and tomorrow can be you. Nothing stays forever. Advise your hubby.

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    Ester Lungu is First Lady on Paper and has no influence on Policy Decisions by Lungu. This is part of the reasons why Lungu has a callous and barbaric mind. If u see how Mutinta Hichilema is being tormented by Lungu’s persecution of her husband Ester should have been the first Woman to console her. What is currently happening at State House shows the ineffectiveness of the First Lady. There is no love and empathy in Lungu and Ester is just an onlooker and absolutely has no input in how Lungu is governing Zambia. A strong and influential First Lady should have been giving her Husband a human feeling in Lungu’s decision making. Lungu hasn’t got a mind of his own and heavily depends on the thugs and criminals who surround him. Sadist Lungu doesn’t realise the back stops with him. Lungu…

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    And the Vice President Bo Inonge would rather just sit quietly …this woman has nothing to lose for her age yet she chooses to sit there!!
    Utter disgrace.

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      Silence means consent. She approves of the injustices under her watch otherwise if she is not happy, she should have resigned on moral grounds. Bo Inonge, very disappointing!

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    The Museveni family ‘Owns’47.9% of Uganda’s wealth!!! Wonder why Museveni can’t let go, and is Zambia heading the same way? How much is Lungu worth now and how gmdid he acquire the wealth he has now? Lungu, like Museveni will not let go and will use his big stick to safeguard the status quo until a time when people turn around and say enough. The docility of the majority is incomprehensible!!!

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    Very true. The woman is a very powerful person. Mutinta should talk to the First Lady on a woman to woman basis. Nothing wrong.

    Anyway, if Mutinta is as stubborn as her husband…….she’s too proud. I would do that for my dear husband. Just to get him out of prison. Crying for the camera and lying to the international community for sympathy will only delay her husbands release

    KK once said änd I quote “IN EVERY CONFLICT…..IN THE END PEOPLE MUST TALK

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    This is amazing! Museveni interacting with the opposition. Yes by putting them in prison and banning peaceful demostrations. We are fast learners indeed.

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