President Lungu calls for restoration of discipline in PF

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President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials
President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials

President Edgar Lungu has called for the restoration of discipline within the ruling party as lack of it is having a negative effect on its image. President Lungu says the current levels of indiscipline in the ruling PF IS worrying adding that failure to restore order will make the party unpopular at the grassroots.

The president said this when he addressed party officials at Buchi hall in Kitwe drawn from Kitwe based constituencies, last evening. He said observing discipline is the only way the party will grow and attract more members so that the needed development is delivered to people who voted them into office.

The President Lungu urged party members to desist from using social media to insult senior party officials and fellow party members. He said the party will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against any erring members found wanting. He also advised members to be tolerant with each other and find ways of reconciling their differences. He said this was a time of increasing membership and not depleting the numbers.

President Lungu also urged independent members of parliament who want to work with the PF to embrace grassroots structures as it is impossible to love the top leadership while neglecting the ordinary members. Mr. Lungu has further advised the Independent candidates to work with the PF lower structures if development is to be achieved.

President Lungu also assured the party members the party will continue empowering lower structures of party with bicycles and other resources for mobilization.

Earlier Party Secretary General Davis Mwila said as Kitwe had more voters than any other town on the Copperbelt , the area is key to ensuring that the PF retains power 2021.

He said the ruling party will remain strong and resolute to allow the opposition an opportunity to claim presence in the country’s third city.

Mr Mwila informed the president that the party has since started distributing 120 bicycles per each constituency and other party materials as way of strengthening mobilization at ward level.

The meeting was attended by senior party officials who included Copperbelt based PF members of parliament except embattled Roan Constituency MP Chishimba Kambwili.

President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials
President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials
President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials
President Lungu addressing Copperbelt PF Officials

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu said that the ruling Patriotic Front party has managed to transform the country’s economy and silenced critics who thought it would fail to manage the affairs of Zambia.

President Lungu says because the party has continued to listen to the cries of the people and heeded to advice, the PF has managed to continue delivering on its electoral campaign promises to Zambians.

President Lungu said the ruling party will not let the people of Zambia down as it was in charge and has the responsibility of ensuring that it looks after the welfare of people. He said PF believes in collective wisdom, a principle which has made the party to grow and will not allow any detractors to make it loose focus.

The President was speaking in Kitwe last night during a fundraising dinner dance of the party towards construction of a provincial party headquarters complex held at Misty Gardens.

The President also cautioned the party against misusing whatever funds it will be raised but put it to good use. He said noble projects such as the one the party embarked on in the province had gone to ruins in the past because those entrusted with the resources always abuse the funds.

President Lungu warned that his leadership will not hesitate to take action against misuse of resources meant for the “ benefit of grassroots people who are the Zambians.”

And PF Provincial Party Chairperson Stephan Kainga said the purpose of the fundraising dinner dance was to raise funds which will enable the party construct a multipurpose complex to house a lodge, conference facilities, offices for the party president and provincial executive committee.

Mr. Kainga said the holding of the function is targeting to raise K10 million for the first phase of the project. He said the party will ensure it puts to good use the money raised for the sole purpose of the project.

Earlier Party Secretary General Davis Mwila reaffirmed the party’s resolution that it will continue rallying behind the leadership of President Lungu.

Mr. Mwila said PF was unshakable and remains a strong force as it is not only determined to win the 2021 elections but convincingly delivers the much needed development to Zambians.

Mr. Mwila said the party if today challenged to hold elections is ready to meet opponents and will not disappoint the people who have tasked them with the responsibility of running the affairs of the country.

The fundraising dinner dance was attended by senior party officials , members, business houses, Copperbelt based members of parliament and cabinet ministers.

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27 COMMENTS

    • After depleting the national coffers now he cannot afford foreign trip. But he still wants to make his allowances through local trips. Kak0swe aaka, Zambians wake up this ka Jonathan is up to no good.

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    • Everybody knows that this is a talking president indiscipline and mismanagement is everywhere. Corruption is the order of the day by the time PF rule is over Zambia will be in ruins. Selling anything to the Chinese can you imagine that this government is behaving like the crooks of Katondo street who sold a council toilet to a desparate foreign buyer!

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    • Does Edgar Lungu listen to himself when he talks? What discipline within PF is he talking about, when he is the paramount chief architect of indiscipline and smuggling?

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    • and the president also said ubomba mwibala, alila mwibala…literally encouraging public workers to loot government resources…video to this effect with the president in his own words is circulating…and PF zealots will defend this

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    • THIS IS SERIOUSLY KNOCKING THE OUT’A CK AND CLIQUES. HE WANTS AN UPRISING IN PF.
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      To prove that he(CK) is a factor let’s watch his next move. Will HK(Harry Kalaba) succumb to this directive? The duo claim that they are still PF with baseless accusals todate. HK seems to be a lost child. Lost in his own decision. Playing a destructive role is their strategy. Politicians fallen out’a Grace are a disgrace.
      Good call from ECL; it’s an in house matter though, what can we says? Good luck.

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  1. I agree with the President ECL, the PF party and its thugs should stop violence against all opposition parties and those with divergent views.

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    • Lungu is lying…..if he meant it, he can stop all violence with one phone call….but lungu directs this violence with kapoyongo…

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  2. Provide jobs iwe koswe lungu…..busy campaigning to cling on to power while people have no jobs ???

    PF have resolved to form internal cartels for selling second hand cars in Zambia….that is why they have cut off the individual importers by making it excessivliy expensive to bring a car into Zambia at the same time their cartels are allowed cheap imports to sell on in Zambia….

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  3. Zambia is the only country where the financiers , enablers and movers of aa illigal vice are not touched , instead their desperate poverty stricken clients who they intice are blamed….yes countrymen we are talking about the mukula looting by the chinese financiers, enablers and movers ….instead of arresting those encouraging the looting of our forests PF want to concentrate blame on poor charcole burners….PF know the Chinese who are buying illigal logs, they know who are exporting ,but do nothing to them because they know each other…..

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  4. Talk is cheap… I hope this man and his minions traveled to Kitwe on PF expenses and not on Zambias’ since he went there on PF business.

    A damning report on the Chinese corruption in Africa on CNN website, check it out… it sounds very familiar.

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    • Here t’s (remove underscores ‘_’ as required):

      h_t_t_p_s_:_//edition.cnn._c_o_m/2018/02/09/world/patrick-ho-corruption-china-africa/index.html

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  5. @1.6 kiki i listerned to the video. Let me help you badala. Its bemba adage and you you been tonga you cant get the meaning . Ecl was warning the participants against taking advantage of resources intrusted to them referring to that adage ubomba mwibala alya mwibala. Wait for the full video and you will be shocked that you’re deceived by zwd again.

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    • The President should avoid using some lingua that is not the official language in official public addresses. An interpreter should be at hand if the majority of the audience does not understand English. Not following standard protocol leads to lowering standards.

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  6. “President Lungu says because the party has continued to listen to the cries of the people and heeded to advice, the PF has managed to continue delivering on its electoral campaign promises to Zambians.”

    The administration should consider and not mocking some of us who are less informed.

    Elaborate on what we are crying about to show us that you are listening don’t leave us in limbo.

    “The party has continued to listen to the cries of the people”- President Lungu, we want the government to listen not PF party.

    “Those ideas of the equality of mankind; that governments are based on the consent of the governed; that it is the fundamental obligation of a government to serve the needs of the people it governs; and, indeed, that it is the right of the people to abolish a…

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  7. I saw pf cadres undressing a man wearing upnd t.shirt at heroes stadium layby last week. Another man was grabbed of mast news paper threatened with beating. Indiscipline at its best. So ugly.

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  8. In luvale there is a saying that goes, ” kungangamina ca mutete ca fuma ku kuku”. Meaning the sour taste of rosella ( lumanda, sitambi) is from the seed. Now you know where the indispline of PF members is coming from – the seed or the leader.

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  9. Late President Sata’s incongruent and divisive Leadership Style, left the PF Party irreconcilably fragmented.
    President Lungu took over the PF Party which was fragmented by internal Power struggle and Indiscipline.
    It is unfortunate that President Lungu’s efforts to rebuild and unite the PF Party are being frustrated by undisciplined Party Officials, especially Cadres.

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  10. I don’t know what listening lungu is talking about. He is also the enabler of the indiscipline, allowing cadres to get away with crimes and more. He allowed them to threaten Judges, Pilato and more, they have even killed people. He doesn’t stop or condemn then, now they are invincible now even chasing Mr Luo from party mobilization meeting.

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  11. Mr President you’re right and it’s going to save our beloved party but you must start from the state house then cabinet and lastly to these unruly cadres.

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