President Edgar Lungu greets Vice President Inonge Wina shortly before departure to Botswana whilst Zambia Army Commander Paul Mihova (2nr) Deputy Zambia Air Force commander David Muma (r) at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
President Edgar Lungu greets Vice President Inonge Wina shortly before departure to Botswana whilst Zambia Army Commander Paul Mihova (2nr) Deputy Zambia Air Force commander David Muma (r) at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected in Lundazi District, Eastern Province, where he will commission the first ever commercial wheat harvest project by the Zambia National Service (ZNS).

Eastern Province permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says President Lungu will commission the harvest from a 240 acre irrigation farm at Ng’onga ZNS camp in Lumezi constituency.

ZANIS reports that Mr Kasolo said this in an interview at his office today that the irrigation farm is expected to record a total harvest of 240 metric tonnes of wheat.

The defense wing is the first to grow wheat on a commercial basis in the province.

The wheat will be grinded by the ZNS grinders that will be station in all the ten provinces to produce flour locally.

Mr Kasolo said the Head of State is scheduled to arrive at Mfuwe international airport before proceeding to Lumezi where he will inspect the wheat farm and eventually commission the harvest.

He stated that president Lungu will later meet traditional leaders at Tigone motel before meeting party officials.

On Wednesday, President Lungu will also visit Lundazi market and fly to Mambwe district where he will commission the newly constructed maternity annex at Kamoto Mission Hospital.

The Head of State is expected to return to Lusaka from Mfuwe international airport on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

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    • Is Lungu sober? Or sane? Or does he care so little for Zambians that he can burn public money like as if they were old newspapers?

      “President Lungu will commission the harvest from a 240 acre irrigation farm” !!!!!

      The whole value of that crop will not fetch enough money to pay for the chopper costs!

      This is really abuse of office.

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    • And there it is…up…it goes again that’s all it does. Pungwa…#Bring back our $42 million..
      Corrupt government.

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    • Balimulembele amafi yambwa mumakasa .Why not stay at state house tavern and sort out the mess you have created .This is the worst form of unimaginable proportion from an irresponsible leader .Do you need a president to open ichigayo sure ?

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    • So you mean the head of state cannot lead the nation in celebrating and encouraging the Zambian productivity? No applogetics th is a milestone by Zambians and it deserves Presidential recognition. I totally support this trip and celebration with ZNS.

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    • This issue of giving a president allowances should come to an end in countries like ours. I don’t know, if USA president or Australia prime minister is entitled to allowances for doing work assigned to him or her e.g traveling from state to state within the country. This is a job description for Mr Lungu as a president but why he should be paid an allowance for doing what the job description says then something is wrong.
      Removal of theses allowances will deter future presidents from doing unnecessary travel. Mr Lungu travels because of the allowance that go with every travel. Mr Rupiah Banda too benefited from travel allowance a big time. It is a way of stealing legally.

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  1. “The wheat will be grinded by the ZNS grinders that will be station in all the ten provinces to produce flour locally”

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    • That’s 10 Flour Mill and Pulverizer machines single sourced from China man probably overpriced as usual …another fat brown envelope exchanged hands somewhere.

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  2. Really laughable..already he has started itching for a plane ride; even a project that his minister or PS can do he will take the whole of State House with him.
    This is how Lazy starts kills three days in the week and after his return it will be a flight outside the country.

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  3. A right step towards increased agricultural production of other crops apart from maize by using irrigation and other technologies. A basis for enhancing local and international trade, food security and nutrition.

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    • That’s what he should have been as he is utterly clueless as a Head Of State…he thinks its about travelling an issuing silly statements to hungry Times Reporters on the airport tarmac.

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  4. What exactly do u want Lungu to do in his office daily….?
    Read and sign docs?
    Most of u UPND thugs are really childish.
    Tell HH to sit down and stopping moving around “thankin” his tribesmen for voting for him.

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    • You full, these are concerned citizens expressing their opinion. We are not tribal cadres like you. Jonathan is too mobile for a president.

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    • @ Beyond Reproach, that is exactly the problem! The Clueless clown has NO IDEA of what a President is supposed to do !!!

      His “vision” is to just travel around commissioning projects and visiting fellow dictators for their “inaugurations” ! He has NO IDEA of how to manage a National Economy besides STEALING as much public money as he can!

      Zambia is on AUTOPILOT. If the drunkard drops dead tomorrow all it will do for Zambia is SAVE US LOTS OF MONEY!

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  5. “The Head of State is expected to return to Lusaka from Mfuwe international airport on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.”
    When I say this Bum Edgar (or Jonathan) is very lazy you its a joke…surely does one need to spend 2 days visiting a farm, touring a clinic and bribing chiefs…so what is he going to be doing at night!!

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  6. So fi upnd tribal cadres,what do you expect president Edgar Lungu to be doing in office?DANCE LIKE A FROG THE WAY HH DOES AT TONGA CEREMONIES?
    where on earth does a president simply seat in his or her office for weeks or months minus taking working trips outside the office?
    YOUR JEALOUS FOR ECL WILL NOW MAKE YOU MAD!!!any work done by ECL is blamed by UPND.IS THAT NORMAL? Kaili # 1 Kainde is jumping from one tonga ceremony to another,is that how a president should be working?IF ITS ECL ATTENDING THOSE CEREMONIES,YOU COULD HAVE BLAMED HIM BADLY!!
    I THINK NOW FI UPND YOU CAN GO TO HELL!!!wait for 2021 when we shall defeat your kainde for a record 6th time!!
    PLEASE ECL,KEEP ON WORKING HARD!!

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    • Go to Tanzania …you will see a President working in office where he is delegating such minor tours to junior ministers without travelling for 6 months…it call prioritizing.. why do you think you have created those overpaid Provincial Ministers like Bowman. This is a President who tells people to bring evidence of corruption but sees nothing wrong with a mere firetruck costing $1 million each.
      Your HH can dance from dusk till dawn like a man with red ants in his underpants.. its his money and time…not so with Lazy Lungu the taxpayers pay for his laziness just like those useless morons in Parliament who shout hear, hear , hear.

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  7. The defense wing is the first to grow wheat on a commercial basis in the province.

    The wheat will be grinded by the ZNS grinders that will be station in all the ten provinces to produce flour locally.

    How can this administration allow this to take place? We need to decentralize and give some power to the provinces.
    Those who don’t want to eat food grown by government press +

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  8. “The defense wing is the first to grow wheat on a commercial basis in the province.

    The wheat will be grinded by the ZNS grinders that will be station in all the ten provinces to produce flour locally.”

    How can this administration allow this to take place? We need to decentralize and give some power to the provinces.
    Those who don’t want to eat food grown by government press +
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