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President Lungu leaves South Africa for New York

General News President Lungu leaves South Africa for New York

FILE: President Lungu Leaving for South Africa this Afternoon

President Edgar Lungu has left South Africa for New York to attePresident Edgar Lungu has left South Africa for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Africa has been pushing for a seat at the UN Security Council and it is expected that this issue will be tabled to the UN organ in New York. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says President Lungu is also expected to hold side meetings with various stakeholders while in New York. He says Zambia has been receiving refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is hoped that this humanitarian crisis will also be tabled at the summit. Mr. Chanda says the number of refugees has reached about 5-thousand, hence the need to solve the humanitarian challenge to avoid numbers rising. And on Saturday, President Lungu met with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma and held a closed-door meeting at State House in Pretoria. Mr. Chanda says many issues were discussed surrounding bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries. The President left South Africa at 09hrs.nd the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Africa has been pushing for a seat at the UN Security Council and it is expected that this issue will be tabled to the UN organ in New York.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says President Lungu is also expected to hold side meetings with various stakeholders while in New York.

He says Zambia has been receiving refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is hoped that this humanitarian crisis will also be tabled at the summit.

Mr. Chanda says the number of refugees has reached about 5-thousand, hence the need to solve the humanitarian challenge to avoid numbers rising.

And on Saturday, President Lungu met with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma and held a closed-door meeting at State House in Pretoria.

Mr. Chanda says many issues were discussed surrounding bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The President left South APresident Edgar Lungu has left South Africa for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Africa has been pushing for a seat at the UN Security Council and it is expected that this issue will be tabled to the UN organ in New York.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says President Lungu is also expected to hold side meetings with various stakeholders while in New York.

He says Zambia has been receiving refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is hoped that this humanitarian crisis will also be tabled at the summit.

Mr. Chanda says the number of refugees has reached about 5-thousand, hence the need to solve the humanitarian challenge to avoid numbers rising.

And on Saturday, President Lungu met with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma and held a closed-door meeting at State House in Pretoria.

Mr. Chanda says many issues were discussed surrounding bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The President left South Africa at 09hrs.frica at 09hrs.

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    • year after year you visit new york and yet none of these african leaders has ever made it a must to speak to the black peoples of america,stolen from africa as slaves.we have written these people off as a bad cheque.whats wrong with us kanshi?yesterday i saw black americans protesting on behalf of zimbabwes fight for the restoration of the land to the natives.they stood with africa and more recently SA against the aparthied era.these blacks always try to make noise on behalf of africans especially on the continent.yet we,the ones who inhabit that land mass africa never ever raise our voice to cry out for them.the prison system in the US is imprisoning them at a rate disproportional to the population quarter.they are shot by cops and we their fathers and mother say nothing?whats wrong with…

    • ….us.bronx and harlem are right there.Go see your people.Or atleast bring up their cry for reparations in the UN as well as african union.we must do right by these daughters and sons of africa.we must make an apology for the participation of some traitors in their enslavement.come up with policies on how they will benefit from their own motherland.establish ties and do business with the african american population.they have a buying power worth billions if not trillions of dollars.if only we can engage them and establish ties for them to directly invest in africa,their motherland.this is what needs to be done.you cant continue begging the white man for rights and seats in organisations he created.make your own.the money is there.negotiate with the african americans.viva pan africanism.

    • @Zagaze,
      That is the big picture thinking which is lacking among our leaders, yet they are only focused on the conspiration theories concerning capitalist imperialist – Brenthurst Foundation, to justify their hanging on to power.
      Chanda is saying “….it is hoped that this humanitarian crisis will also be tabled at the summit.”, why HOPE, instead of pushing their agenda? Africa cant even resolve the immigration to Europe issue, therefore, Europe will be tabling their issue, and Zambian issue is basically of no importance.

  1. Yes, President Edgar Lungu cannot avoid travelling for international meetings to represent the country. But what worries me are the big delegations he carries with him and how he has to use the Challenger every time he has to travel. My humble President could do well to emulate late Presidents Sata and Mwanawasa who used to travel by British Airways of Emirates Airlines. What is the problem with President Lungu not flying with Emirates or British Airways. Could it be because they want to take alcohol away from the sight of other passengers on the Presidential Challenger? President Lungu should remember the wise saying of one English political thinker, Thomas Hobbes, who once said “as a king, you are only as rich as your people”.

  2. President Lungu should remember the majority of Zambians are poor and he should live like them. He should be modest with the way and manner he travels for international meetings. How many times did President Lungu travel by plane even to South Africa or Botswana or within Zambia before he became President? Let President Lungu remember he is better paid than the majority of Zambians and it is only a matter of luck that he is the country’s President from so many other deserving Zambians. He should remember that even when he ceases to be President of Zambia, he will not by his own means be able to afford the kind of travel he engages in. Let him sit down and reflect on how Presidents Sata and Mwanawasa used the country’s resources on their travel abroad.

  3. What is most annoying about President Edgar Lungu’s travel abroad with the Presidential Challenger is that the Zambian Media no longer seems to have courageous journalists who can do some investigative journalistic story on the cost of President Lungu’s travel with the Challenger so Zambians could be informed about how much of state monies are gobbled up by such trips. It is clear President Lungu is not as modest as Presidents Sata and Mwanawasa in the manner he uses state resources to travel on Presidential duty. That kind of money that is being used on the Presidential Challenger plane and bloated delegations can be pumped into the purchase of maize from farmers at a reasonable price like K 90 or K 100 per bag to benefit many small-scale farmers.

  4. I voted for Edgar Lungu. But I seem to be realizing every day I wake up and hear the President is again on an international trip with the Presidential Challenger that ECL is thousands of miles apart from the real world in which the majority of Zambians live. President Lungu has simply lost touch with the majority of us. One would think somebody coming from Chawama would have his feet more on the ground. Alas, the man is aloof, out of touch with the reality of most Zambians. It this that will cost President Lungu to be given another opportunity again to preside over the affairs of Zambians. President Lungu needs to change if people are to continue supporting him.

    • That is the problem when you vote for a poor person, he is covering up for what he never had in his career.

      ECL knows very well how to trick Zambians, when he comes back, the next day he will be commissioning or visiting some “infrastructure project” and Zambians will have big smiles on their faces and will stop or forget to talk about his travels

  5. HE NEEDS TO GO ROUND THE GLOBE TO CORRECT THE WRONG IMPRESSION THAT HH AND UPND CREATED OUTSIDE ZAMBIA. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT TALKING ILL OF YOUR COUNTRY CAN BE COSTLY. I WISH HE COULD EVEN USE TWO CHALLENGER PLANES TO BEEF UP THE ENTOURAG FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT TASK
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  6. Kapala! Lungu is not a “factor” here in New York.
    He’s shallow speeches if any will have no audience and coverage, except for the znbc dummies

  7. He’s making too many aeroplane journeys, lets hope he is in very good health !! He risks developing deep vein thrombosis with all these flights. The man is too restless for my liking. Does he not have others in government to delegate some of these jobs to or does he think that he is the only one smart enough to negotiate on behalf of Zambians?

  8. Maybe next time he should carry the paramount chief of the Namwala with him. The chief would highly appreciate that! He does not know what to tell those who “wasted” money by putting it pa ka Red! No returns he promised to those who funded the five time losing party!

  9. The chief of the Namwala people must run as a section chairman, then a branch chairman, them as an MP. He has no experience and does not know politics! He has done NOTHING!

    • Grow up full and not be tribal, leave the Southerners out of your immature comments. No one has been characterizing Jonathan by his tribe. Talk about the individual and don’t involve his tribe.

  10. These trips for allowances by Edgar and his scum bags of driving the nation down . Send Inonge and Kaiza o represent you so that you can find solutions to the problems Zambia is facing.

  11. Dear editor(s) please proof read your articles. I have kept on wondering if really,scripts would ave to drafted in this manner.were are ethos of basic English gammas in our journalism? disappointing..#

  12. Maybe look at it the other way. How much does business class costs? How many people on presidential Jet? ?
    Compare to the costs of Jet1 fuel and then come to a logic conclussion on why our Republican President prefers to use Presidential Challenger Jet

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