Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi
Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi

Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi says President Edgar Lungu is passionate about uplifting the welfare of the poor in the country. Ms. Kabanshi says this is contrary to claims by some sections of society that the Head of State does not care about the plight of vulnerable people in society.

She says President Lungu has demonstrated unwavering support for programmes aimed at enhancing the standard of living of the marginalized in the nation. The Minister cites the increase in allocation for the Public Welfare Assistance Scheme in the Ministry of Community Development from 5 million Kwacha last year to about 16 million Kwacha this year.

She has directed staff in her Ministry to ensure the bulk of the funds under the social protection scheme goes towards the education of vulnerable children particularly in rural areas. The Minister was speaking in Kasama when she briefed Northern Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba on latest developments in the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services.

And Dr. Kalumba praised the Ministry for increasing the number of beneficiaries under the Social Cash Transfer scheme in Northern Province. He said majority of the beneficiaries have already shown positive trends in improving their livelihood owing to the government empowerment scheme.

Dr. Kalumba has urged vulnerable people in communities not to look down upon themselves but work hard and contribute meaningfully to national development.

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    • Jonathan does not believe that himself. People that care do listen to the concerns of the poor.

      How many times have we asked him to stop making foreign trips?

      How many times have we asked him to deal with corrupt practices by his govt?

      Why does he keep on borrowing money that suddenly disappears with no trace ? Example euro bond meant to transform zambia railways.

      Jonathan is not a serious person. He thinks he is important.

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    • How can he be passionate if he is always busy stealing our monies. He is ever busy travelling and drinking Jameson….lol

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  1. Bana Kabanshi mayo do really believe in what you are saying? Seriously look at how much confusion there is mucalo. Money being misused on a daily basis, corupption teyakulanda. Bakapokola batupoka impiya all the time pamusebo. And EL hasn’t said any word about it. The guy is always traveling
    Then you are telling us ati alasakamana? Ifintu filakalifya imitima.

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  2. Hon Kabanshi, I want to believe the media misquoted you. I am sure you meant that president Lungu is passionate about his pocket not Zambian people. For example he can travel to Angola to make allowances in the name of opposing what Zimbabwean people have decided. Does the man watch tv to hear what the people, the masters are saying about Mugabe? Does SADC dictate who should be elected? Waste of time and waste of resources, Zimbabweans have chosen to let Mugabe retire, who is president Lungu and his colleagues to change people’s decision from Angola? Wrong advisers to our president will always cause us regional embarrasssment. Anyway he is not busy hence travelling everyday because he has nothing to do in office.

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  3. @ Politics of the belly godfather; I agree with you; Lungu is passionate about his pockets; He can talk to his Angolan friend via phone or skype; a caring president would not waste money like this Lungu; We need to impeach him;

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  4. I once thought that this woman was wise, but now I can see, she is speaking nonsense to try and justify her existence and maintain her job. Which Lungu is passionate about uplifting the welfare of the poor in Zambia? Through reckless expenditures on wheel barrows? Ambulances? Lusaka Ndola road day light robbery? Etc? Shimama iwe mayo.

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  5. wow have yuou heard what zccm pius kasolo is saying about lungu’s son, Daliso???

    wow wow wow zccmminerhateskasolo.blogspot.co.za/2017/11/what-ceo-kasolo-really-thinks.html

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  6. Madam, just let him do it and we will see. Yap!Yap!Yap!….no action. When is he going to start?

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