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President Edgar Lungu saddened by stalled Construction Projects

Headlines President Edgar Lungu saddened by stalled Construction Projects

President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Chundaponde and Chief Mpumba of Lavushimana District in Mpika
President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Chundaponde and Chief Mpumba of Lavushimana District in Mpika

President Edgar Lungu says he will get rid of individuals who are contributing to the delay in completion of development projects.

President Lungu says it is saddening that there has been no improvement on the construction of the provincial administration block in Muchinga province ten months after he visited the area.

He says the works that have remained on most projects in Muchinga cannot take more than ten months to be completed wondering what those who are charged with the responsibility to are doing.

The head of state said this when he addressed scores of people in Mulilansolo village.

President Lungu refused to use the helicopter saying he wanted to see the state of the road that the people of Mulilansolo use.

The President was not happy that nothing much has been done on the road.

He told the people that the contractor was sleeping and that he will ask him to speed up the works.

President Lungu said he will personally visit projects this year warning to kick out all those frustrating government

President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Chundaponde and Chief Mpumba of Lavushimana District in Mpika
President Edgar Lungu talks to Chief Chundaponde and Chief Mpumba of Lavushimana District in Mpika

President Edgar Lungu on arrival in Lavushimana District in Mpika
President Edgar Lungu on arrival in Lavushimana District in Mpika

59 COMMENTS

  1. Three possibilities to explain the non completion, either lack of funding, or contractor Kambwili and has chewed the money, or projects deliberately slowed down by upndee civil servants, most likely the latter. Probe the last two urgently.

    • Or, most likely than not, Endemically Corrupt Leader of Plunderers federation has forgotten from whom it has received bribe?

  2. mr president with due respect.the reason for those project to stalle is simply like of funding from ministry of finance.just tell mutati to start reasing funds or fire him.he is grown big headed.

  3. Mr President with due respect government projects have made us lose houses to the banks as the government takes long to pay and the banks are no longer interested in funding government projects which is a shame.
    Please help the local contractors.

    • @ bemba man
      Let the local contractors invest and in their machinery and improve on work culture and ethics. Guys, this is a competitive world and if foreigner companies can do quality work on time, scope and cost, why wouldn’t they be awarded the contracts?
      Lets be serious here if as local contractor, when you are paid the first thing you do is shun the project site and spend all the monies on women and cars, who do you blame? Infact, most of you are very luck that you can be paid and dont deliver, its only here in Zambia such things are tolerated otherwise you are expected to pay back and go to jail for the wasted time.
      So my advise to local contractors and companies in Zambia is this, start investing in your companies, skills and learn new and modern way of working and when you get…

  4. Those are the works which makes one to win the presidency and not jumping from one radio to another in Lusaka!!if you have noticed,ECL has continued to work especially in PF strongholds since 2016.he is now known by voters at each village and town in 6.5 provinces!!believe you me,if the Concourt allows ECL to stand in 2021 elections,PF will surely win!!the opposition are still sleeping in Lusaka.they think Zambia is only Lusaka and copperbelt.records at ECZ show that more than 70% voters live in rural Zambia.in 2006 Levy Mwanawasa won because of rural votes as Mr. Michael Sata got majority votes in urban Zambia but lost.Mr Sata won in 2011 after winning in rural Zambia too!!!
    All we hear is Kainde wants to have a rally in Kanyama or he is on Hot FM or having a press conference at his…

  5. Says Lungu the man who took PF leadership in 2014 thru an incomplete process.The hypocrisy is real ,so maybe the contractors are just copying Lungu.

  6. Continue…
    at his Chalala palace.do villagers hear anything about that?No.
    WATCH ON ZNBC A HUGE CROWD ECL ADDRESSED AT A VILLAGE IN CHINSALI TODAY!!!that is what matters in politics and not ranting online,radio,TV,etc!!ECL IS UNSTOPPABLE IN 2021!!

  7. #5 Njimbu be serious, what are you talking about? If Edgar is not allowed to stand in 2021 Zambia will shut down. Too ghastly to contemplate.

    • Kalaba was much more efficient at organizing such trips, now that he left, no more such travels. At least a positive thing

  8. When there are problems in Zambia, you don’t look far, just check for upndee linkages. Why? The disaster started with demise of Anderson Kambela Mazoka and the process of his replacement…the rest is history if you are not too lazy to read and reason.

  9. He knows that he has to deliver. There is no excuse for arrested development when so much funds have been allocated to infrastructure.

    Next, we want to see heads rolling and maybe some people in charge will begin to take their responsibility more seriously. All shoddy contractors and sleeping ministers should be afraid of the president… be very, very afraid.

    • @Enka, sometimes a strong fist is necessary to make things work. Have seen how Putin deals with corrupted managers? Watch:#Top businessmen not immune to Putins wrath

      You will wish we had this kind of leadership in Zambia to make people more duty conscious.

    • Nine Chale is clueless and uninformed.Vladimir Putin is a ruthless murderous and corrupt dictator he’s worth $100bn .He killed Boris Nmetsov,Denis Vorornenkov,Alexander Litvinenko ,Anna Politkovskaya and more

  10. Seriously who is this Bum trying to dupe? I am sure the National Planning Minister and Finance Minister have relayed this to you? Moreover you do not have money to pay anybody or balance the budget…which individuals are you going to talk to? Have you not read the AG’s report?

  11. Political Power is in Numbers, in both Rural and Urban areas.
    However, it is better to “correct the situation” , than “firing” those who are behind the delay in finishing the projects on time.

  12. apa pena ba president is politikng .he knows that ministry of finince is not reasing finds.does he want the contractor to use water in the machine to impress him. mr president stop fooling people just release the finds for the project

  13. “President Lungu said he will personally visit projects this year warning to kick out all those frustrating government”

    Please someone tell me why this Bum Edgar wanted to be Head of State? You could have opted to be a Minister instead…how can you kick out someone you have not paid? That would be very costly ..

  14. Don’t just get angry – fund the constructor and he will do his job. This makes me wonder the calibre of leaders we have. The root cause is not the contractor not completing his job – no its about you as government not funding these projects. Awe – this is disastrous. Just to be seen taking people to task and at the same time keeping cash to themselves for their own selfish needs. Takwaba!
    Disastrous!

  15. “President Lungu refused to use the helicopter saying he wanted to see the state of the road that the people of Mulilansolo use.”

    I don’t know understand premises.

  16. MULUSA WAS IN CHARGE OF PROJECT IMPLIMENTATION! ATASE….I could monitor and supervise all projects via weekly phone calls……send me photo via phonr of this and that project, chapwa.
    What was he doing?

  17. When there is a problem in Zambia any problem you can think of, 99.999% chances upndees are involved in some way. That is almost 100%.

  18. “President Lungu refused to use the helicopter saying he wanted to see the state of the road that the people of Mulilansolo use.”

    I don’t understand premises.

    • Whether he refused to use the helicopter it makes no difference as the motorcade follows in the advance party and for security reasons the helicopter will follow him as well if he goes by road.

  19. Njimbu though you might denie it, I sense that deep inside you are a UPND sympathiser. I notice how you insightly analyse their failings and compare them with PFs gains as though you were advising UPND and encouraging them to take the route of the winning team in this case PF according to you. It is not wrong or right I am just trying to understand your post.

  20. Zambia would have been a middle income nation by now if the leadership of upndees did not change in 2006. Maybe even Mazoka would have become President by now if he had not died prematurely. Nomba aba shala, how can you become President with gbm as running mate? As if the tribal tag was not enough curse.

    • So you are in agreement that the PF project has been a waiste of money ….$17 billions thus far …perpertuated by theives lead by lungu……

  21. Spaka, have you drunk some gankata or smoked something? My post is very clear even for a grade 2 to understand.

  22. Where was the president to wake up today and pretend not to know he has not been doing anything on what he president Sata started constructing? Anyway he has been travelling around the globe he cannot what is happening at home.

  23. PF have built roads and Buildings in Muchinga so as develop Sata’s village. It does not make any economy sense. These are white elephants projects because there is hardly no traffic on these roads and they lead to nowhere. Very few people live in this god forsaken place.

  24. Why this ECL always express shock like he does not know what’s on the ground. Last time he was shocked about the filthy conditions we live and trade in the markets. Now he is shocked about the lack of progress on the ground?

    Really, should it take a actual visit for him to know what is on around the country. A real leader uses delegation because he cannot be everywhere at the same time. So either his channels of oversight are broken or he does not read their reports. He could even have wrong people around him.

    Dununa Liveshi

  25. Humpty Dumpty party members are not Zambians! Never ever think that they have any interest for Zambia! You can see how vile they are towards anything positive! Tribal party!

    • Thanks to God they are no masters of corruption and thuggery like convicted embezzler or imbec!lity like you?

  26. “Saddened” haha Joker you should be livid, angry! Don’t be tough just for the cameras, follow up on it and find the cause and PLEASE for the love of God, don’t pray for the problem to fix itself like you do in so many disasters #leadership

  27. Let the local contractors invest in their machinery and improve on work culture and ethics. This is a competitive world and if foreign companies can do quality work on time, scope and cost, why wouldn’t they be awarded the contracts?
    Lets be serious here, as local contractor, when you are paid the first thing you do is shun the project site and spend all the monies on women and cars, who do you blame? Infact, most of you are very luck that you can be paid and dont deliver, its only here in Zambia such things are tolerated otherwise you are expected to pay back and go to jail for the wasted time.
    So my advise to local contractors and companies in Zambia is this, start investing in your companies, skills and learn new and modern way of working and when you get the contracts please execute…

  28. This is a reflection of Lungu’s leadership qualities and exposes the incompetencies of his team that the King Rat has installed. Why should it take the whole president to visit the projects to know there is no progress on the project??? The man has an official in his office whose duty it is to monitor and evaluate projects. What is this man doing? Lungu’s ministers are a pack of incompetent slobs without a clue of what their functions are. What has Chitotela and the supervising team been doing if it will take the president to assume the role of a Foreman to know there has been no progress on the projects a year later?? And still will not fire anyone?? This one should fired from the presidency for the good of mother Zambia!

    • I agree..Office of project implementation and monitoring exists and is based at state house.So what’s this about not knowing ……….Just gallivanting around with fleets of vehicles , inspecting projects? Can be done quietly , efficiently and without no fuss.

  29. Any president leading a nation would never say ‘am saddened by stalled construction projects’ in your districts.
    Who is supposed to finish these stalled projects?, himself Lungu. This is how cheap politicking and reducing Zambians to children is all about. Hypocrisy, plundering nation resources and corruption is what makes a guilty president make such shameful apologetic phrases to poor Zambians. Eee muntu uyu, Mwasumina.

  30. He doesn’t know what’s going on until he arrives there? Doesn’t he ask for reports? What are all those appointments in the districts doing? Provincial ministers, perm. secs. district commissioners etc. Does anyone in this government know what they are supposed to be doing at any given time? Or is this just another gimmick by Lungu to accumulate travel allowances? Why would a President have to be everywhere (apart from his office) all the time? What a waste of resources!

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