President Lungu speaking to Ministers Harry Kalaba, Stephen Kapyongo, Margaret Mwanakatwe and Lucky Mulusa who welcomed him at Palace Hotel In New York where he is attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly
President Lungu speaking to Ministers Harry Kalaba, Stephen Kapyongo, Margaret Mwanakatwe and Lucky Mulusa who welcomed him at Palace Hotel In New York where he is attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly

President Edgar Lungu has arrived in New York, United States of America to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

The President arrived in New York at 02:00 hours local time from South America where he had attended the SADC Troika meeting on Lesotho.

President Lungu was received at Teterboro International airport by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lazarous Kapambwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba, Minister of Commence Margaret Mwanakatwe and Minister of National Planning and Development Lucky Mulusa.

The high level meeting will officially open tomorrow Tuesday September 19, 2017 with a key note address by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

While in New York, President Lungu will deliver his statement to the General Assembly and after hold a high level meeting on ending early child marriages, in partnership with UNICEF, UN Women and Canada.

And the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lazarous Kapambwe has told ZANIS in an interview that other engagements that await the Head of State include bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister Stephan Lofven from the Kingdom of Sweden.

“The President is also expected to hold a high level meeting with the world Health organisation officials and another meeting on eradicating modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking,” said Ambassador Kapambwe.

Ambassador Kapambwe added that on Wednesday, the President is scheduled to meet with the Mauritian Prime Minister and the African Union for bilateral talks prior to holding bilateral talks with Ugandan President Museveni Yoweri, to discuss quickening the pace of action to end HIV/ AIDS on the continent.

President Lungu will also meet the Zambian community living in the United States before attending a SADC Troika meeting, which will focus on the situation in the Democratic Republic Congo.

The theme for the 72nd General Assembly is “focusing in people striving for peace and decent life for all on a sustainable Plant”

Hon. Kalaba talking to Joe Chilaizya as they await the arrival of the president
Hon. Kalaba talking to Joe Chilaizya as they await the arrival of the president
 First Lady Esther Lungu arrives at palace hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu arrives at palace hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu receives a bouquet of flowers from Miss. Kalimina, Daughter of Mrs. Christine Kalimina the Deputy representative to the un on  arrival at Palace Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu receives a bouquet of flowers from Miss. Kalimina, Daughter of Mrs. Christine Kalimina the Deputy representative to the un on  arrival at Palace Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu receives a bouquet of flowers from Miss. Kalimina, Daughter of Mrs. Christine Kalimina the Deputy representative to the un on  arrival at Palace Hotel
First Lady Esther Lungu receives a bouquet of flowers from Miss. Kalimina, Daughter of Mrs. Christine Kalimina the Deputy representative to the un on  arrival at Palace Hotel
President Lungu speaking to mr. Joe Chilaizya,New York, September 18, 2017, ZANIS--- out-going head of mission in Washington DC
President Lungu speaking to mr. Joe Chilaizya, out-going head of mission in Washington DC

President Lungu greets newly appointed first secretary -press at the Zambian Mission In New York Mr, Wallen Simwaka
President Lungu greets newly appointed first secretary -press at the Zambian Mission In New York Mr, Wallen Simwaka
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43 COMMENTS

    • The questions we should all be asking are:
      If cabinet had nothing to do with $42m fire tenders who did?
      When the president learnt that we have been overcharged on the ndola / lusaka road and fire tenders what has he done about it.
      He mentioned that there were some corrupt ministers but only Kambwili is being investigated. He said he was going to expel some people on the copperbelt again only kambwili was and musenge as collateral.
      Its either lungu is the weakest president or the most corrupt.
      He said he had no vision of his own we believe him he cant see all this stealing?
      Kaunda was bad in some things but not these things!

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    • Govt. workers earning free allowances. The delegation sleep rough just so they can afford the new gadgets here and other material things to show off back home! Yaba!

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    • But i dont understand why people are crying so much about the $42 million when we havent seen the specs of these trucks. you can only cry foul if we are shown the specs of the trucks and say $1 million is too much. Again,fire trucks are expensive. they can even reach $1.6 million dollars per truck depending on the equipment it has.the firetrucks used at airports and HazMat trucks are expensive.so unless you can show me the specs of the trucks bought, i will wait before i cry out corruption.Before you condemn things,do a bit of research and see if its possible that a truck can cost as much as 1.6 million.custom pumpers can run roughly $650K each.ladders with platforms on them can run about $1.2 million.the price depends on what u equip ur truck with

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    • when is edgar going to talk about modern slavery when you have not paid attention to stolen africans right there in new york. why wont you address or table the demands as black peoples. they want reparations and you as african leaders should address it because some of our own people in africa helped in the slavery of these african americans,brazilians etc.It doesnt make sense at all. pure hypocrisy.

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    • There is some sanity at the mission again with Ba Lazarus back. However, Kapyongo need answer our questions, because we can take him to shop some cheap shirts at Walmart, with his cash.

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    • Dweny Mwanba do not cheat yourselves like you do in Church. He is not going to pay back anything… show me a Zambian politician who has paid back a cent even those Ministers who were getting allowance during the elections have not paid back a cent.

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    • Zambia is enduring wasted years. So sad that the presidency got into the control of the most incompetent clueless Zambian. Very sad.

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    • Only Foreign Affairs Minister should be there. What is Lucky and Margaret doing? AND the First Lady?? This is how they waste public funds. Austerity measures and a working government will minimize travels. Corruption and theft is the main thing for PF leadership

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  1. Mr globetrotter Lungu and a huge delegation incurring huge expenses with no meaningful UN debate contribution.Even Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un always stay away from this empty talkshop.

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    • He should tell UN why Zambian roads cost:
      – $3million per kilometer.
      – A 20ft fire-engine at $1million.
      – why Zambia paid Turkey company for electricity to be supplied on a ship, up to now Turkey is trying to invent such a ship.
      There will be drama at the mission, wait guys!!

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  2. That child should have been in bed; why keep her waiting for scumbags trotting around while stealing from their own people.

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  3. “Lazy Lungu is also expected to hold a high level meeting with the WHO officials and another meeting on eradicating modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking,” said Ambassador Kapambwe.
    Since when has this Lazy Bum been concerned with such matters…any excuse to sit in an aircraft this lazy thing wouldnt let it pass. This is man who just came from Swaziland stayed there watching girls being paraded in front of him for four days.
    When is he going to have high level talks with the Zambian people about the rampant corruption in his government?

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    • Lazy Lungu will never go to jail …you can not pin him down for even abuse of office…only when you start arresting those Civil Servants at the procurement office will you see changes.

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  4. Kikikikiki fi upnd camibaba!!!ECL for life baadala!!come 2021 ni PF nafuti nafuti.
    I thought by now the icc have heard 2016 election petition and declared HH as winner so that he can be attending the UN summit in New York-alas all we see is HH & GBM appearing in court in Luanshya today while Real Presidents world over as seating at UN-kikikikiki!!
    REPRESENT US WELL AT UN MR PRESIDENT!!WE LOVE YOU!!

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  5. Waste of money. The Palace Hotel costs about $1,500/night for the suite. The money can be used to improve Zambia’s hospitals.

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    • I went to their website and tried to book- will set you back USD 3,476.00 a night! Comes with all the services you dont get at home!
      Premier Skyline View with Two Double Beds
      Panoramic views of the city and the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral from higher floors. Guestrooms feature light neutral tones with elegant furnishings and two double beds. Amenities include a 42-inch plasma TV, On Demand movies, Molton Brown bath toiletries, robe and slippers, overnight shoe shine and complimentary access to our Fitness Center.

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    • It actually costs $10,000 during the General Assembly. So you want your own President to be staying in a lodge ? The US Secret Service wont allow it in the first place.
      Boyi it shouldnt mean that when you are UPND then all reasoning should stop. Grow a brain iwe shetani wamupamba !

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    • Techno: “So you want your own President to be staying in a lodge?”

      I prefer he stays in Lusaka instead of wasting tax payer money going on a shopping trip in Manhattan.

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  6. We have sponsored Lungu to go there to the Americas to go and speak on behalf of the Zambian people, not to just waste our money again. We are sick and tired of extravagance and wastage.

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  7. @concerned citizen #6, Even Judas Iscariot was “concerned” about the money when Mary had poured expensive perfume and wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair! We understand “your concern!” Please make a comment about your concern of the guy who was in privatization and did a lot of inside trading and received a lot of kickbacks and that is why he is very rich today! He took our money, right? You want his name? He is HH and he will NEVER be president! Just declare him Paramount Chief of the Namwala peoples!

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    • Ba Sharon, please provide proof that the person accused actually engaged in inside trading and received kick backs. Otherwise, you are just talking like another marketeer

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    • Sharon is sick, justifying the un justifiable.
      I hope she gets a share of the loot by “Kapala Jonathan”
      Jonathan is a liability to Zambia and he’s definitely not welcome here. This is no place for thugs and crooks.

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  8. Paramount CHief of the murderous Namwala peoples will never go to New York in the capacity you see the man above! Tell him to run as a ward charmain, or section leader or as a councilor, then as an MP and acquire some experience, otherwise he is so inexperienced that he disgraces us each time he opens his mouth just like HaJayJay and all your tribesmen do! It is either the guys are illiterate, or just ignorant!

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    • The man above is just another statistical attendee. No relevance at all. No one would miss him even if he were not in attendance

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    • The nyele for hh is back with a vengeance I see.

      I bet subconsciously you are wanting HH to be in NY so you stalk him……

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  9. “The President arrived in New York at 02:00 hours local time from South America where he had attended the SADC Troika meeting on Lesotho”

    “President Lungu will also meet the Zambian community living in the United States before attending a SADC Troika meeting, which will focus on the situation in the Democratic Republic Congo”

    Ba LT please invest in an editor ALA

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  10. “Kapala Jonathan” is a liability to Zambia and he’s definitely not welcome here. This is no place for thugs and crooks.

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    • That’s the reason he went to RSA with the challenger …to meet his whole entourage Kaizer & tins to jump on a chartered aircraft to NY.

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  11. @techno. your brains are stunted. ati ‘US SS can’t allow it’. They allowed Muammar Gaddafi to sleep in his tent outside Donald Trump’s Mansion. It seems you have difficulties in drawing similarities between a lodge and an hotel.

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  12. HOW I MISS MWANAWASA, HIS DISCIPLINE, VISION, & NO NONSENSE ANTI CORRUPTION STANCE.
    Ba “Jona” on the other hand is only proactive when it comes to embezzling, touring, going to ogle underage girls @ the Reed Dance, & getting inebriated, whilst ignoring rampant Corruption / abuse of office @ home, evident by Jona bolting to address U.N problems, when there’s issues @ home needing urgent attention like the Road Scandal, & Fire tender daylight robbery scam

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  13. Almost all the leaders of other countries are there attending this summit. So why can’t our President attend also? All the former Zambian Presidents have been attending this summit also. Let him share development ideas with his counterparts from around the world. There’s one or two things to learn

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  14. Reading most of the above comments, its evident that most sensible and honest zambians have real concerns about the mismanagement of public funds by our leaders. It’s obviously ok for Lungu to attend this summit because he is your president but I struggle with the number of Zambian delegates having a free meal ticket at the expense of ttax payers.
    The only ones who seem to not bother about real Zambian issues are the likes of the woman above with an obsession or even hatred for HH and tongas . So bitter and evil that if this person is a health care professional, God forbid , I would report her to her professional body. HH is not an evil spirit , Sharon you sound like you are the evil one and you sound like a sociopath. Comment intelligently !!!

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