President Edgar Lungu off to Luanda for inauguration ceremony of new Angolan President

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President Edgar Lungu is being seen off by vice-President,Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.
President Edgar Lungu is being seen off by vice-President,Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.

President Edgar Lungu has left for Angola where he has travelled to attend the inauguration ceremony of that country’s President-elect João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, 63, of the ruling Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA).

The inauguration of the President-elect is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 26th September, 2017. He suceeds José Eduardo Dos Santos who has been in power for 38 years. Angola held its elections on August 23, with the ruling Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) securing the majority of the votes.

In Pictures President Edgar Lungu at Kenneth Kaunda International airport in Lusaka shortly before departure for Luanda, Angola. Pictures By Eddie Mwanaleza/State house 25-09-2017

President Edgar Lungu greeting Service Chiefs at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.
President Edgar Lungu greeting Service Chiefs at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.
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      When you look at the African president’s clothing , you wont think they are people in his country who go to bed without eating. I am sure you can easily afford those expensive shoes.

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      I think Kamwendo munjila should look behind and ask himself one question, ” who came to attend my inauguration? which neighboring president came to attend my inauguration and if they sent representatives only, then why cant I send the vice president so that solve national Issues. Lungu will soon be instead of solving National issues will be solving national Tissues.

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      Is there another president in the history of the world who traveled like this chap? Didn’t he say he was going to be “bold and decisive” in managing the fiscus? Why do Zambians always remain passive and mute when this guy is abusing resources so wantonly?

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      The sad thing about Lazy Lungu’s trips is that no one can remember him doing anything worth mentioning all those trips in the last fives weeks…useless man he is utterly lazy useless man!!

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      Angela Merkel has just been re-elected as Chancellor for German. No European leaders will attend her inauguration. It it because Europeans are foolish? Our African presidents are always attending such events.

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      These airport pictures really annoy me.
      Why can’t he just fly off quietly?
      All these layzabouts dancing is just so yuk!

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      What wasted years!This man does not get any work done. Shocking! What is the budget for his traveling expenses, anyone? This needs to be cut immediately.

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      AFRICA has 54 countries. If all have elections in 5 years, it means Jona, the Kamwendo Munjila will travel 54 times. Add other state visits, he travel 200 times.

      Awe some of these events can be delegated to ambassadors. Very very VISIONLESS

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      @1.6 The Saint. Yes I agree with you. I just dont understand why Zambian Presidents like so much publicity and all those who see him off use government resources which is a drain on our resources. Like the renown Pro PLO Lumumba of Kenya said when Africans descend to power, they then see a blank Cheque for them to be rich over night. Africa, the richest continent but its people wallow in abject poverty. Now I understand why it is called the black continent.

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      President Edgar Lungu does not seem to have learnt anything from the mistakes of former President Rupiah Banda and the attempt by late President Michael Sata to cut down on costs by reducing on foreign travel. Any presidential travel gobbles a lot of money on account of huge delegations, travel allowances and jet fuel. As we speak civil servants are affected as they have not started getting their September salaries. President Lungu is such a disappointment on foreign trips.

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      lungu has forgotten why we voted RB out of office. He’s committing the same blunders

      1. Excessive traveling (Kamwendo munjila)
      2. Stealing through Govt. tenders using sons, relatives & friends
      3. Tribal politics
      4. Emptying the treasury ($3 BILLION) which Mwanawasa left.

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      All you UPND cult followers are really naïve …would you expect any sitting SADC President to snub the inauguration, what message would it send to neighbours. Even HH would be first on the plane to create good relations. Protocol demands that when a president is invited he must show respect and attend…if he send a representative it will always be viewed as a sub, especially at regional level

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      I have been away from Lusaka Times for nearly 2 years, its good to be back. Now about our hopeless President, the worrying part about all this murking about by PF and Jonathan is that there still people who still believe this dude. Just look at those shameless women dancing for another woman’s husband like he’s chief. Its a mess. Bye im gone again, can’t take this nonsense.

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      And that red carpet is now a doormat. Look even lowest people like Amos Chanda are using it to wipe their shoes.

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    Wooah, this President will go done in Guinness book of records for being a frequent flier, this is amazing !!! the rest is history

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    So the ruling party won once more in Angola?wow,the opposition parties in Africa really waste their time and money!!
    Am pretty sure that even in 2021 PF shall win again and let the opposition parties continue hoping for a victory in 2026!!!
    To you all who do not know how a president works,take note that the office of the president is a busy one.it involves a lot of trips within and abroad.E.G.THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WAS IN NEW YORK FOR UN SUMMIT AND STRAIGHT FROM AMERICA SHE WENT TO ITALY FOR A EUROPEAN UNION MEETING MINUS EVEN PASSING THROUGH UK,SEE?.SO LEAVE THE HARD WORKING ECL ALONE!!
    just focus on your HH who jumps from one tonga tradition ceremony to another.on Saturday Kainde was at mukuni ceremony and this saturday he will be in Monze at Gonde ceremony because HH’s upnd is…

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      Do you know how long the British PM stayed in NY it was less than 24 hrs…everywhere she went to there was something tangible she had done..not merely going to Mfuwe to drink eat game meat or Swaziland just to drink and watch young naked girls.

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      Ubufi ba guy imwe. Just crawl back into the rocks. With your reasoning, a worm in more intelligent than you!

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      Agreed with JayJay. Lungu was still in New York and he has left the wife shopping. British PM has no time to attend inaugurations! Njimbu is just a worm.

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      I am tired of these lazy morons who think collecting air-miles and reading speeches is hard work…it pains me watching those idiotss crowding the tarmac at KKIA just to see off this utterly lazy tin as if he is going to war or mission.

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      I am tired of these lazy cretins who think collecting air-miles and reading speeches is hard work…it pains me watching those idiotss crowding the tarmac at KKIA just to see off this utterly lazy tin as if he is going to war or mission.

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      I am tired of these lazy morons who think collecting air-miles and reading speeches is hard work…it pains me watching those idio.ts crowding the tarmac at KKIA just to see off this utterly lazy tin as if he is going to war or mission.

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    All those people to see off this Lazy Bum who is merely flying across the border and he sees nothing wrong with that..how can a country develop with such mindsets and ethics unless he thinks he is a King.

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    @Jeko;I wonder why your so called rich man HH cant dress as smart as ECL!!
    Is HH really rich?i greatly doubt it as the man’s dressing leaves much to be desired!!HE IS EVER IN “SALAULA JACKETS,SUITS AND SHOES!!”KIKIKIKIKI.
    The way ECL dresses attract a lot of votes to PF especially from the women folk!!i heard a lot of women in 2016 saying “we shall just put our votes on nicely dressed ECL!!” I know many of you in opposition cannot take this seriously but dressing in today’s politics means a lot!!CONGRATS TO THE MAN WHO DRESSES PRESIDENT ECL AS THE PRESIDENT LOOKS VERY NICE!!

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      Look at this corrupt rat showing off lungu cloths while Zambians die for luck of medicines and can’t afford school fees !

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      Ubufontini………….what dressing are you talking about? That is why we need leaders who have been exposed to good and decent life to lead us. We are now talking about suits, jackets etc as some symbol of good leadership??? Please spare us this crap and discuss real issues. NJIMBU YOU ARE REALLY A JOKE

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      Forgive njimbu he is Congolese, he only know how to eat, sh*t and put on nice clothes amidst gun fire and poverty.

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      I have been laughing from the first comment up untill now.I thought pipo like Jay Jay and others would pick up the ridicule with which the commentators above are saying.They are on your side compare them with comments from the likes of Sharon and the like Pf 1diots.And i can assure you till now the pipo who are now being paid to punish free speech cant even pick it.I pity Edgar and i cant blame him,i blame the pipo who encouraged him to take up the mantle, his selfish friends who only thought of their wallets when the nation needed a leader.Zambianwatchdog the man was elected and he has failed the job blame the voters not the man.The job is too big for the man

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      @ njibu

      Check the official photo of your humble embezzler taken after inauguration in 2016. He did not had money to buy decent shirt and tie. And now, humble is swimming in stolen tax-payer and borrowed money.

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    Then man has beaten RB’s record in terms of movement.Learn from Magufuli he hardly goes out of Tanzania.

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      He’ll soon be on a Kenya trip when they inaugurate their president sometime later this November.

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    African president’s are busy bodies but zoona, even when a fly dies in another country they will travel to mourn. I dont see trump attending some of these useless events. To top it up every time he hops out service chiefs and senior members of government should draw allowances for this ceremonial gesture of sending and receiving him ( mini traditional ceremony). Am not bitter but if the president wasn’t movious then its okay but our president is clocking serious air miles like his training to be a flight captain.

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    These expensive and completely useless trips are such an unnecessary drain on state coffers. Did Santos ever show up for this bum’s illegal installation, no! Now tucawa to kitwang? Sooner or later that plane will crash to teach Lungu a lesson.

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    Ironic bwana Lungu ,why won’t your ministers & govt officials be non performers when they spend 1/2 the time at KKIA for endless foreign trips?

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    One thing you should all know is lungu travels like this to justify his emense wealth from corruption……he is travelling even when there is no need so when the time comes for him to account for his wealth from corruption, he can point to his travel allowances…….we will still flash you out lungu…you can not cover your stealing.

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    Kikikikiki….actually, deep down their hearts the U.PNDonkeys are grateful that President Lungu gives them something to talk about. What ekse would they talk about when the so called petition is dead. Their under5 was released from correction, to them that was such a big achievement that they have even forgotten what their original fight was. They even called a ceremony at Mukuni to celebrate by riding an elephant and a limousine. You want me to interpret that for you? Here we go….

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    HE IS A FREQUENT FLYER! In order to earn tier status within a oneworld airline’s programme, president lungu must travel a minimum number of flights by that airline outside the country he does not care for hr is not accountable to anyone zambian s will forget so quickly

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      What pains me most …in that first photo is that utterly useless Hen Bo Inonge as old as she is surely has nothing to lose as she is an elected Veep…I mean she is not going to stand again. She can simply pull Lazy Lungu aside and say to him this is absurd we can not be escorting you to the airport like a toddler let the duty manager at KKIA do that, we have a nation to build and I want to leave a legacy here but all no just like the Lozi King in Mongu …they are happy to enjoy with no care what is happening around them.
      I tell you what my grandma wouldn’t put up with such rubbish!!

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    …..under5 and chief Mukuni have something in common which binds them together: ego and envy. Here is the interpretation.
    1. Riding limousine: imitating President Lungu when he rides in Eagle 1…kikikikikiki.
    2. Riding the elephant: imitating President Lungu when he is escorted by mounted police (horses) during the ceremonial opening of parliament….kikikikikikikikiki.

    Feeling like laughing…well go ahead and enjoy yourself but the funniest thing is that it’s the truth: ego and envy!!

    You thin

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      Terrible
      Even you are mocking the great leader am sure the empty tins like Luswambo must be your amdirers for this comment.Tauleyafwa kateka boyi.If you have stopped thinking just continue waxing in the fat.Some of us support him and we expect better from **** like you.

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    Not only imitating but also making it larger to show President Lungu that they are rich and more important. But it doesn’t make them the President does it? Tell me!!!!!

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    I have on several occasions advised “spaka like lilo” never to insult me but reason with me in a civilised manner.but he never listens.
    SO “SPAKA LIKE LILO-A RAT IS YOUR DADDY AND INONKO ICINIO WE MWANA WAMBWA WE!!!

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      You are a son of a bitch njimbu, where have a insulted you ? You have just been caught out showing off lungu cloths like the du.ll kaponya rat you are

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      You are a son of a b.itch njimbu, where have a insulted you ? You have just been caught out showing off lungu cloths like the du.ll kaponya rat you are

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      Hehehehe

      njimbu

      How much is that shoe lungu is wearing ? Do you think it can pay for those grass toilets in a school shown the other day ???

      Being a PF kaponya is complicated, we start now showing off a leaders cloths !

      This reminds me of the ridicule FJT suffered when he appeared at the UN begging for aid while wrapped in gold…..

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    mmmm..??..this is too much…when does he attend to his in basket..??…that’s why he ends up signing thing without thoroughly reading thru…always in a hurry to fly out…he ends up getting surprised when people query about the 42 fire tenders verses $42m….’but sir, you gave a go ahead, you signed the papers when you were about to fly off to Israel..’…

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      The only in- basket/tray in his office is one for putting empty beer and whiskey bottles….I said back in 2015 that you can take a donkey to a stream to drink but you can not force it to drink water. Lazy Lungu has no work ethic he never had so its impossible for him to have it now, it does not work like that …he has achieved his goal in life.

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    He is a smart President, Lungu is. He works smart. UP.NDonkeys will never he able to imagine how or when he works to bring prosperity to Zambia. Their concept of working is whipping cows every day 24/7.
    2021 is coming the Donkeys will not know what hit them when the people in 6.5 provinces and even half of those in the 3.5 provinces give THE President another mandate while under5 goes back to court with yet another dead petition.

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      Hehehehe

      Mu chembele Mr terrible….

      Can you try to justify the trips by lungu instead of trying desperately to deflect attention badala……ehhhh mu chembele, the topic is about lungu going to Angola not about HH..

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      You really are not mentally ‘there’ are you? Coz I have noticed even if a story is talking about say Maize exports or fish bans, you talk about HH. Are you OK?

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      Hehehehe

      Badala mu chembele, we are talking about lungu travelling, so you think when you mention hh we will forget about how much air miles lungu is collecting?

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    Yayayayaya!!! Everyday flying? Why not deligate the vice president mwaikalako mu office? I think that is the easiest job one can ever do. Just changing suits and go nothing to do in office lishamo sana!!

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    My advice to the President is to reduce on the number of trips- the nation can save money that can be used on improving prisons, providing poor kids with learning materials and supporting local businesses to grow. Generally air travel can be risky both when one is in the air as well as those we leave behind might be busy misbehaving and plotting in the President’s absence.

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    Lungu is clever.. ….he is forced to fly so that when the time comes and he is asked to account for his dubious wealth he will point to travel allowances.. ….

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    I have questions for LT; Why did you delete my post yesterday? Mushota writes bad and divisive stuff but you never delete her postings; Why? What was wrong that I wrote which is not true? I said Lungu had stolen and now is filthy rich; is it not true that Lungu was not rich but has become filthy rich? Did you understand what filthy rich mean? Yes he is president but him and his minions have become filthy rich; ask Kambwili about this; I said Lusaka was dirty and Kigali was clean and showed everyone through the videos; so what was wrong with my positing? Tell me LT; Now is it right to see all those people at the airport seeing Lungu off and seeing him back? How much money has been wasted? People are becoming poorer while Lungu and his fellow corrupt people are becoming richer. Whose…

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    Believe me. When there is little work to do. Travel will always be at play. These guys don’t have tough key performance indicators as a result they will just wonder about

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    Lungu is off flying again while he leaves a storm of critiscisims of the corrupt firetender without even giving proper guidance or explanations..

    kaponyas like mr terrible have given an explanation about why those trucks are so expensive.. ..his explanation was that instead of the $380,000 cost the trucks cost 1 million each because they have bigger tires to allow higher Clarence.. ..

    For those who did not see the real price , copy and paste …..

    google.co.uk/amp/s/www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk/new-state-of-the-art-fire-engine-for-crawley/amp/

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      JJ , and he calls himself a President ??

      People are justified in insulting this so called President.. .he never addresses any of the corruption issues.

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    Nindalama za anyokoo? There is a lot of potential in terms resources in Angola such as oil that Zambia an gain from. Also bilateral projects between the two countries need to continue in rail, oil pipeline and road infrastructure, that’s why he had to travel and not delegate. The benefits of this trip outweigh anything else. Besides its cyber world. He works even when outside Zambia. Physical presence doesn’t matter. I live in SA but run businesses in Zambia.

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      It is not your mother’s or father’s money lungu is using to go Every where, it belongs to Zambians…….so tell us what was gained from lungus 4 day trip looking at semi naked girls in swaziland ?? And what was gained from his 1 week in NY apart from his feeble attempts to deny corruption ?

      BTW is this trip to Angola the same in benefits as the one to Saudi Arabia were we were told lungu was signing deals and fuel will be kwa 5 ?

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    Nindalama za anyokoo? There is a lot of potential in terms resources in Angola such as oil that Zambia an gain from. Also bilateral projects between the two countries need to continue in rail, oil pipeline and road infrastructure, that’s why he had to travel and not delegate. The benefits of this trip outweigh anything else. Besides its cyber world. He works even when outside Zambia. Physical presence doesn’t matter. I live in SA but run businesses in Zambia. PHD the UPNDokeys, chalamikanta chi konko

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      Absolutely Zambians especially UPND cadres are petty and Jelously bakazikwela chabe vikochikali vao since they have cows.

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      @GOLGBERG & Kumawa, You are one and the same chap with your typical and indelible Chipata mentality.

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    I often wonder when I see crowds of women at the airport whenever a Zambian president departs/arrives. Are those women married, if so, are their husbands happy and proud to have their wives abused? Do they make a living out of this primitive practice?
    By the way we are in the 21st century!

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      They are tax payers money in brown envelopes to dance to lungu….so are the bused unemployed caders you see there.

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    This man has taken us for fools. He doesn’t care about what anybody says. We need to show him. Its about time

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