Lusambo donates his January salary to feed the poor

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Prof Luo and Mr Lusambo addressing the people during the donation
Prof Luo and Mr Lusambo addressing the people during the donation

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has announced that he used his January monthly salary to procure over 600 xK25 bags of mealie meal and over 1,000 bottles of cooking oil which he donated to the vulnerable people in Lusaka’s Munali constituency.

At a ceremony held at his Lusaka residence at which Munali Member of Parliament Professor Nkandu Luo officiated, Mr Lusambo said he was moved to share with the people of Munali because that is where he has been residing for many years.

Mr Lusambo who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament said his family decided to share with the vulnerable people in the area especially coming from a tough January month.

“I approached Ba Mama (Prof. Luo) who is the area M.P with the idea that i would like to share with the local people here, i have lived here for many many years, I had built this house and we have created a home here so my family came up with this idea because we realise that there are some amongst us who may not be as privileged,” Mr Lusambo said.

He added, “Fortunately, Ba Prof accepted our idea and we decided to go and buy these items so that we can share with you our people. Remember, we are still the same people and we are here to show you that we continue working for you.”

Mr Lusambo stated that he has on many occasions made similar donations to people in his constituency in Kabushi but decided to extend the gesture to the people of Munali where he still calls home.

He explained that the donation is purely a humanitarian gesture and has nothing to do with politics.

“If we made this donation during an election year, we would have been accused of looking for votes but there are no elections here and we are helping the people with no regard to party affiliation,” he said.

At the same function, Prof. Luo thanked Mr Lusambo for working with his office to help the poor.

She also announced that several people in Munali constituency have been helped to secure empowerment funds from various empowerment programmes.

Happy women after receiving their donations
Happy women after receiving their donations
Mr Lusambo and Prof Luo during the donation
Mr Lusambo and Prof Luo during the donation
One of the recipients heading home with a bag of mealie meal
One of the recipients heading home with a bag of mealie meal
Part of the crowd that came to receive the donations
Part of the crowd that came to receive the donations
Some of the mealie meal that was donated by the Lusambos
Some of the mealie meal that was donated by the Lusambos
Some of the recipients leaving Mr Lusambo's house
Some of the recipients leaving Mr Lusambo’s house
Some of the residents line up to receive their donations
Some of the residents line up to receive their donations
Some of the residents start heading out after receiving their donations
Some of the residents start heading out after receiving their donations
The residents listening to Mr Lusambo and Prof Luo before receiving their donations
The residents listening to Mr Lusambo and Prof Luo before receiving their donations
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101 COMMENTS

  1. You need to teach them how to fish, this handout thing is never going to work out. They will chew that stuff and be back to more poverty when the handout is finished. Mr Luo is there also to bribe those poor souls for votes, hope they wake and realize that they are just being used.

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    • Lusambo is not a businessman. The big question is, how he managed to sustain his family without his monthly wage? Has he got another source of income?

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    • @ Ichalo Lifupa…
      Other income or left-overs from the dividing of the proceeds of corruption?

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    • Look at those women, those thick bokosi and thick arms don’t need food handouts but knowledge and skills empowerment. This is nothing but a sangwapo show in preparation for the impending visit to the copperbelt of lusambos great leader.

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    • Failure of leadership. When they begin resorting to feeding the nation from their own pockets you know they are at their wits end. But then this ins’t surprising. lungu admitted he hasn’t the necessary brains to have a vision for the country. KK tried the same unworkable crackpot scheme of feeding the people by supplying them with mealie meal.

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    • This is what will happen in 2021, instead of mealie meal …it will be Chibuku and docile masses will go and vote.
      Education is important thats why these dull morons dont build libraries.

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    • I guess there are many ways one or people can contribute, not everyone can start learning, thanks Hon. Lusambo. It is important to encourage such and go ahead and propose the fishing methods or skills that can taught.

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    • Laughable indeed, with the left hand you have stolen 100 times more than what the right hand is giving!!!!! KIkikikikikiki. That is the problem with illiteracy, you think you can fool all the people all the time! Blessed are those who are receiving with remembrance that they are just receiving what is being stolen from them.

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    • President Lungu forfeited retirement house because he knew he would build more houses more expensive than retirement house, it was hoodwining Zambians. Lusambo buys roller meal for people from his so called salary and he brings cameras, are the people eating first and last? What happens after the bag of mealie meal finishes will he donate salary again? He is hoodwining people too because he has given his salary while sending trucks of Mukula to china selling at more expensive than his salary.

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  2. I’m PF but don’t support Edger Lungu way of governance. Welldone mr.Lusambo.I don’t support you most of times because of the way you support ba Lungu even when u know the man is failing the people but on this one u deserve to be called a man of people.Thank u ba Lusambo.Let us all help the poor people.God gives us opportunities to be leaders in order to save the less privileged people.Please continue doing this but be careful with Mr.humble man(lungu).He has destroyed this country.Farmers are still crying for fertilizer.Just in chongwe farmers have not received the fertilizer.Where are we going as a country?The president has failed the Zambian people and he should not be a candidate for PF in 2021 to save the image of party.We love PF but not this man ba Lungu bcoz he has let us down…

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    • Well done for giving you back money he is stealing from you…where is he getting all this money to even put billboards…you are the selfsame people who thank Drug dealers for making donations yet he is killing your children.

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    • This tells me there are two reasons for doing this.

      1. These Ministers are being paid such HUGE salaries that they do not even need to watch their expenses! Or

      2. These thieves have STOLEN so much of the the LOANS and ZAMBIAN TAXPAYERS MONEY that they do not even need their salaries!

      We should IMMEDIATELY reduce their pay AND ALOWANCES by 50% and use that money to START PAYING BACK all the KALOBA they have borrowed in our name!

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    especially we who voted for him.Ba lungu should not waste time talking about 2021 bcoz it annnoys many Zambians.He failed this country.He should also stop arresting opposition leaders.he is not popular now n should avoid arresting his fellow politicians.

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  4. Why not support school going children to empower them for life. Than this one off publicity donation, build a School, Clinic or public library.

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    • That is right…..cheap du.ll politics right there……sponsor 2 or 3 capable children to go to school instead of bribing people with handouts…

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    • Thats because this is cheap Lazy Lungu politics….only Ruling Party MPs can afford this; remember how Miles Sampa was offering thousands of dollars for info about ZWD editors a few years ago when he had EUROBOND in his pocket.

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    • Lusambo has donated. Why can’t you also do something similar or different than castigating a good gesture

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    • @ D!ck head !mbec!le

      How you know that the others are not donating more than FAKE “Docta”? Because they do not call for photographers?

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    • Instead of criticising, why not step forward and lead, anyone who has been hungry would not have time to shoot down such a noble cause. All of us can contribute in many ways and let us lead the way

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    • HH Oval head – you dumbbell i dont give such hand outs for consumption…if they came to me i would give them a hoe, vegatable seeds and a box day old layer chicks.
      Moreover do you know what the role of an MP is…he/she is employed by those people!!

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  5. When you steal too much of taxpayers money you dupe the poor by handing back their own money….where is this former stone thrower going to get the funds to survive…I am this is a man who had no business to speak of today he is handing back all his salary – he is no businessman like Dipak Patel.
    This is another example showing Zambians that MPs are excessively overpaid by this govt

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    • You’re the same 1diots who were telling us how much mps gets in allowances and you divert you tribal rants to corruption. I expected you to say that mps are over paid.

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    • It’s not only pf mps who are over paid. This shows you how the bantustans mps are greedy. Why are they not doing the same in their constituency.

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    • As I stated before that all MPs are excessively overpaid (even more when they are cabinet ministers) when Antonia Mwanza released that payslip statement last year.

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    • Bowman has a Diploma Certificate he has been less than two years in govt and he is already making enough to even do without a paycheck…something is very wrong with this picture.

      These are wasted years indeed!!

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  6. This donor dependence is why Zambia has never shaken off official aid aka “budget support” for our entire 53yrs .

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  7. It baffles me why Bowman (like most politicians) has to parade recipients of aid in front of the camera. How about doing this gesture behind closed doors without the media spotlight?

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    • What’s better to parade patients before cameras like what hh does or beneficiaries of good gesture. Whenever oval head visits hospital he parades patients for a photo session and you 1diots say nothing. Show love to people when they are still enjoying good heath than when they sick. Just encourage more of such donations even from bantustans mps.

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    • You have a lazy mindset thats why you dont see anything wrong with this…those people are Bowman’s employees if he wants to assist them let all MPs reduce their salaries and divert the change to CDF.

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  8. If lusambo told us he was sponsoring 2 or 3 capable primary school childeren and used the annoucment to launch a sponsor scheme and ask others to take on the challenge I would have applauded him……not this cheap kaponya hand out giveaway…….lusambo you and PF are too du.ll to think progressively , I don’t blame you.

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  9. These kinds of donations are very retrogressive. Why not invest in peoples capacity so that they can fend for themselves instead of creating an all new crop of beggars and dependents. This is very shameful that in 2018 people are still not able to feed themselves and yet you claim to be a working govt.

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    • He knows Zambians are docile people especially those ill-educated voters in the photo…do such stunts in developed countries voters would be talking of salary reviews for MPs and the fooool would recieve visits from the tax office and Anti Corruption Dept to see how he will pay his bills this month given that he had declared nothing when he filed his nomination papers.

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  10. “At the same function, Prof. Luo thanked Mr Lusambo for working with his office to help the poor.”

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  11. Its unfortunate that Chiluba back door hand outs politics is breathing fresh air in Lusambo and fellow croocks.

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  12. 1 bag of mealie meal appr. k65
    2.5L of oil appr. k40
    65×600+40×1000=79000
    So this bufon gets that much just for talking trash,slapping and chasing people like kambwili

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    • I was going through the comments just to see if anyone has done the quick maths. Thanks that I found one. I did my mental maths and was amazed at how much these guys are calling a Salary. Well done politicians for hefty salaries.

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    • These salaries are way too much and as can be seen, those being paid all this money don’t even need all of it. Why do we pay them so much?

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  13. PW11 if you calculate again you will find it is 79000 lots more than what you thought.. your taxes buying votes

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  14. This is exactly what’s wrong with our broken government systems. The servant becomes the master and makes his masters the subjects. For as much as we should appreciate the gesture from the minister, this proves that our government is made up of overpaid fat cats who are rinsing every ounce of resources which meant for the public use. This has become so bad that government departments have become innovative in creating projects which will make then rich quickly and ideas such as these to sustain the momentum. We need to take a hard look at ourselves and ask where did it all go wrong. We cannot heap all this on one man, we are also to blame for allowing the rote.

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  15. Somewhere I read: the reason the 99% are poor is that when each person was given a hen, 87% killed and ate the hen, 12% ate eggs everyday until the hen died, and 1% bought a cockerel and reproduced the chickens so that they could have eggs and chickens everyday for the rest of their lives. Then they sold chickens and eggs to the 99%. Go figure.

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    • The 1% that bought a cockerel sounds more like what a shrewd business person like HH would do. Makes business sense not the 99% kabwalala senses.

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  16. Ala Bane, Tuletasha apalingile. Ubu e Bwana Nina. Let us give Credit where it is due. After all he could have eaten his money alone. I also feel whole hearted for the “komboni” where i grew up. Even after moving into “Mu ma Yadi” my heart was always where I grew up. Of course there is a saying about teaching someone how to fish but some of you dont know just what it means to go for a day without a meal. Let others with the capacity follow suite.

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  17. At least we know now that when you’re a minister you can afford 600 x 25kg bags of mealie meal and 1000 bottles of saladi from your salary. I hope he’s not preparing to take over after the court deals with Nkandu. Politicians rarely do things for nothing.

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  18. We know that the just concluded $62 million contract to import ZAF uniforms is held by backers of lungus campains…..these corrupt thieves are holding the country at ransom…..why should Zambia be importing uniforms and work cloths worth millions of dollars when we grow cotton and have hundreds of thousands of unemployed School leavers ???

    When we form government we will not allow corrupt mafia thieves who bankroll campains to hold the country at ransom…..we would rather make those mafias invest in the local textile production rather than let them import..

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  19. This is man who takes pride in being a self – confessed bootlicker and his boss lets him keep his job!! Only in Zambia!! He can afford to donate from his January salary (so he says) because he earns more from his deals.

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  20. pliz stop this no sense of handouts and give pipo descent jobs en capital to wrk for themselves! why do i get the feeling this is campaign! i mean wat is the bag of mealie meal en a bottle of c/oil, then nga fyapwa, wat next, pipo shud not be subjected to this low life of handouts, am not surprised coz even the entire country believes in handouts!!!!

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  21. Well done Hon.Lusambo!!blessed is the hand that gives or shares with the poor!!
    This is something Kainde cannot do in life.Kainde has never shared stolen (privatization) money with any poor Zambian.instead he took that money into offshore accounts.that is a huge difference between PF leaders and HH!!
    Please give up and many more PF leaders must follow Lusambo’s steps.those are small things which attract votes to political parties and not wasting money on mineral water at useless and endless press conferences!!
    MAY GOD CONTINUE BLESSING OUR PF LEADERS AND ZAMBIANS!!

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    • Hh has built a school and a clinic in SP and sponsors no less than 100 school children…..he also provides employment to thousands through his personal capacity……not you pf koswe thieves giving free food ……next month the same people will be hungry again , then what ??

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    • @Njibu you dont know what you are trumping.
      Your PF leaders are stealing left, right, centre, every second, day,night, any you busy praising and defending them………..
      Ati ”sorry boss mwatwibila”

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  22. IF ONLY THE ZAMBIAN RICHEST MAN HH CAN MONTHLY DONATES ONLY 1% OF HIS INCOME TO THE PEOPLE OF SIANSOWA.. THE LIVES OLD AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE OF SIANSOWA CAN NEVER BE THE SAME… THE MAN Swims IN BILLIONS… Again I mind my own business… BUT AGAIN. HE CAN CHOOSE TO SHARE LIKE BOWMAN…

    WAITING FOR INSULTS FROM HIS CARDERS…. WHO WILL NEVER BENEFIT ANYTHING FROM HIM..

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    • Hh has built a school and a clinic in SP and sponsors no less than 100 school children…..he also provides employment to thousands through his personal capacity……not you pf koswe thieves giving free food ……next month the same people will be hungry again , then what ??

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    • He can’t be everywhere the poor are.
      It’s overcast poor ‘cos of poor GRZ policies and theft.

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  23. Is it not Luo just bribing voters indirectly as a way of avoiding the wrath of the courts? Chief bootlicker donating in Munali? Bufi

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  24. he is going against the president by encouraging people to just eat nshima and forget about the rethink nshima thing

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    • Nsima, nsima nonstop, thats why our footballers look like rats when playing against other teams, poor dietary behaviour.

      Njimbu mukulu onse with ituri rain forest pa chest nakukamwa, afuna donation? I can’t believe this.

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  25. Lusambo Chose Munali because there is a potential By Election there. Mr. Nkandu Luo lost her seat and just holding on to it due to a court appeal.

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  26. MR LUSAMBO YOU ARE LEAVING YOUR PEOPLE IN THE COPPERBELT WHO ARE VULNERABLE, YOU WENT ALL THE WAY FROM COPPERBELT TO LUSAKA AND BUY THINGS FOR THEM AND YET PEOPLE IN KITWE THEY HAVE NO FOOD, SHAME, WHAT A MINISTER

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  27. This is the guy who was speaking and boasting on the radio that we must have Zambian billionaires. Are these part of billions he has stolen and pretending to give it away to the so called poor people, who are the owners of this money in the first place. In Zambia ,the idea of creating billionaires is very simple, just steal from the government coffers.

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  28. THIS IS CAMPAIGN , ITS ALREADY KNOWN THAT A BY ELECTION IS COMING SOON FOR MUNALI AFTER MR LOU’S LOST THE PETITION IN CONCOURT, NOW PF IS TARGETING TO ADOPT ANTONY MWANZA THE FDD FUGITIVE AND SIDELINE MR LUO. THATS BETTER ANYWAY TO TRY YOUTHS BUT UPND WILL WIN THE SEAT THIS TIME

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  29. The Panama papers guy will be next! This will bring out the best of the Humpty Dumpty tribal empty party fits of rage! Lets hear! Oh, they already got their mouths running with dairiya.

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  30. @Jay Jay; thank you my friend for letting me know that this young man Lusambo was not a minister then;

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  31. Nkandu Luo is an abomination to creation, kambesi bwaasa kamapili kambe m’me ki Pombwe yabo Mutu yo Munsu!

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  32. I do understand perfectly well that people must be taught how to catch fish. However, to be taught they must also be full a little bit at first. I have been a critic of Lusambo. But on this one I am saying mwabombeni mune.

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  33. This is a case of robbing peter to pay Paul. His makes money from corrupt govt tenders and gets paid from tenders using tax payer money and feeds the poor from his salary.
    It is corruption at its best kambwili is always talking in PF.

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  34. Lusambo , you fail to feed and unblock the toilets in your constituency using your salary , you go to Lusaka just to donate . WE know you are corrupting people because of the coming up of the bye election . . whom can you hoodwink this time ? the Chinese companies Avic and others buy you mealie meal and cooking oil you start boosting of buying food stuffs to donate using your salary, my foot , Ba pf muleumfwako insoni , alainsoni ebuntu . tetimutubepe tuli bakulu . mwayamba ama campaign . bokoswe mumpoto

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  35. The matha fama has given everything, so how is he going to look after his family this month? thiefs giving back some of the stolen money back, indeed rat’s will steal things they have no use of. There goes Koswe muppto

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