Zambians are highly expectant, President Lungu tells new appointees

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President Lungu at State House during the swearing in ceremony
President Lungu at State House during the swearing in ceremony

President Edgar Lungu has reminded those recently appointed to senior government positions that Zambia’s are highly expectant of their positive contributions to Zambia’s development.

President Lungu was speaking at State House yesterday when he swore in newly appointed senior government officials.

He reminded those appointed that he I hopeful that they will not disappoint him and the Zambian people.

Those sworn in are Richard Musukwa as Minister of Mines and Minerals development, Dr. Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu as Permanent Secretary-Budget and Economic affairs at Ministry of Finance.

Others are Andre Nkunika as Permanent Secretary-Legislative Drafting at Ministry of Justice and Mr Elias Chushi as Commissioner of Police for Luapula Province.

“To all of you, as you take up your new appointments, I wish to remind you that the nation is highly expectant of your positive contributions to our country’s much needed development. It is my sincere hope that you will not disappoint me and the people of Zambia,” President Lungu said.

To Hon. Musukwa; I have followed the trends in the Zambian mining industry, understood and appreciated your passion and contribution towards the development of the mining sector in our country.

“The twelve years you served with Konkola Copper Mines in Chingola and your long service as a trade unionist with the National Union of Miners and Allied Workers, gave you an insight into the many challenges faced by the mining industry,” President Lungu said.

“With this appointment, I am confident that you will make significant contributions in addressing the challenges that confront the mining industry, as well as improving the welfare of our hard working miners,” he said.

He added, “I am sure you are aware that our miners are expectant of Government resolving their numerous concerns. It is my sincere hope therefore, that, as you take up your new appointment you will perform not only to my expectations, but equally to that of the Zambian people in general and the miners in particular.”

“To Dr. Pamu; I have gone through your Curriculum Vitae and I am happy with your credentials. Your understanding of the global economy and your rich experience at Bank of Zambia gives me the confidence that you will manage your new portfolio at the Ministry of Finance well. Your role as Permanent Secretary in charge of budget and economic affairs is very critical to our development as a nation,” Mr Lungu said.

“To Mr Nkunika; It has taken me some time to appoint someone in this position and the search has been quite wide in my quest to find a suitable person. Your qualifications and vast experience of 15 years in legal matters, especially legislative drafting, gives me the confidence that your appointment is well deserved.”

“To Mr Chushi; You have risen through the ranks, from constable to a Commissioner of Police within your 33 years of service. Your appointment is a clear testimony of your commitment to diligently serve the nation through maintaining law and order. I therefore, expect you to draw on your vast experience and professional skills to help my Government raise the confidence of the Zambian people in the Zambia Police Service,” President Lungu stated.

President Lungu swears in Richard Musukwa as Minister of Mines and Minerals development
President Lungu swears in Richard Musukwa as Minister of Mines and Minerals development
President Lungu swears in Dr Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu as Permanent Secretary - Budget and Economic affairs at Ministry of Finance
President Lungu swears in Dr Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu as Permanent Secretary – Budget and Economic affairs at Ministry of Finance
President Lungu swears in Mr Elias Chushi as Commissioner of Police for Luapula Province.
President Lungu swears in Mr Elias Chushi as Commissioner of Police for Luapula Province.
Mr Andre Nkunika as Permanent Secretary - Legislative Drafting at Ministry of Justice
Mr Andre Nkunika as Permanent Secretary – Legislative Drafting at Ministry of Justice
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  1. Bwana Lungu we’re even more highly expectant of you but you set a very low bar. Do you recall your own phrase “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala” ????

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    • Ba k0swe mumpoto time is ticking you will be out soon way before 20121. Too much corruption in Jonathan’s government. Great lessons from South Africa. The same Malema and Maimane PF called “useless” and “non-entities” when they were supporting HH are the ones who forced “the great” Zuma out of office.

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    • Zambians are lazy unprogressive people whose solution to every problem is to compose a song about it and then dance like monkeys. Once exhausted from dancing they sit down and blame government.

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    • Lungu you are busy telling your Ministers to continue stealing…ubomba mwibala alya mwibala
      Lungu you have proven to the whole country that you are the one encouraging theft.If you go to any govt institution right now thats the phrase that everyone is using….ati we are following orders from the President..”ubomba mwibala alya mwibala ” I was at Ministry of Lands last week…ma ma ma ma now they’re asking for bribes in full view of everyone.

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    • It is true, we Zambians are highly expectant unfortunately not in you, Edgar Lungu. You are a disappointment, you are commander in chief and yet you have failed the simple task of ending political violence. Your cadres yield all kinds of weapons at Police stations and no arrests are made. How can we expect you to solve more complex problems of the country’s economy, job creation, agric, etc?

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    • Well Zambians have been expectant for a long time but you have been stealing, crying for recognition after stealing an election, detaining HH, making meaningless trips abroad and around the country, making uubomba mwibala stup!d statements and the list is endless and now you are telling your field troops in the banana plantation what we’ve already known about Zambian’s expectations! Mugabe is gone Zuma is gone and the net is closing in.

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    • If only zambians paid attention to your CV like you are doing for your appointees, trust me you would not be president Mr Lungu

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  2. Kuwayawaya fye, nothing tangible shall come out of these fake appointments apart from ”uubomba mwibala, alya mwibala” which is the famous PF slogan and work culture being promoted and spearheaded by Edgar Lungu himself. Which Mines is he talking about and what special contribution is Hon. Richard Musukwa going to make in the Mines ? Edgar has destroyed the Mines because of ”Ncekelako” and currently all the Miners especially at KCM are more like orphans whose genuine future is very unknown. Whatever he is doing is more like an insult to the very Miners who are passing through severe challenges which have been caused by the Edgar Lungu government.

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  3. @ Nubian perfect! Its the PF that composed a song and now the are in government not wanting to work but steal and steal. With the Great Humbly Dumbly at the forefront ….

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    • You and Nubia might be talking about some isolated areas of Zambia.The Zambia and areas of it I often go to Zambians work very hard and are only frustrated by these PF cadres and people like President Edgar Lungu does not condone and encourage theft by public servant and all the incoherent behaviors that come with the chipante pante government. In spite of all these they are still forging ahead. Nubia and Shameless go away!

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  4. We are not expectant but have given up on you. Actually appalled at how much you underestimate us. You have really taken Zambians for granted. A simple watertank on wheels for $1million? A “jojo” on a bala shuwa?

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  5. I think this is a UPND forum. One cannot expect much constructive analysis or criticism. We know that you were mobilised internationally in 2016 and failed. You are confined to social media. Bitter, hurt and disappointed that you are not in power. Constructively wait for 2021. I will be the first to say that the PF government has too many ba KOSWE and its disappointing. But then it seems bu Koswe is in Zambian DNA even our children stink of corruption. We need to change. One Zambia, …..

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    • “…..even our children stink of corruption..”

      Yes they see lungus picture Every day at schools , the man who does not deny that he is a corrupt thief…monkey see monkey do…

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  6. Some 1mbeciles have made blogging their preoccupation and no wonder they are still sounding daft. Gone are the days when we used to have fruitful debates . 1

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    • How can you have fruitful debates when all we see is borrowing , 42/42 and 10,000 kaponya talk time jobs being created with millions of our people drinking dirty contaminated water with no sanitation right in the capital city Lusaka while they shift mukula logs illigally in the dead of night while the people sleep ???

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    • Oval Head, you of any blogger here, wouldn’t know what “a fruitful debate is” even if it hit you full in the face, you non analytical Belly Cadre!

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  7. It is very easy to say this one has not done this or that. Lets for a moment think of what we can do to make a difference for ourselves and mother Zambia. The people are Highly expectant and highly charged too, they know who blame for their woes. The Kankungwe effect looks at what you can do as an individual and what we can do collectively to develop mother Zambia. Whirl winds are known to develop in the tropics, when they hit the ocean, they gather strength resulting in mighty typhoons. We have strength as individuals, but these individual strengths need to be mobilized into collective strengths of even up to 15m Zambians. If such a strength is directed at poverty and under development of mother Zambia, something can be achieved.

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  8. The appointment of Dr. Pamu is perfect here. Even if the integrity of the new Minister of Finance is questionable, having professionals with that caliber of Dr. Pamu will bring in the needed checks and balances at such a key ministry. To Dr. Pamu , please put the right traps for the ”rats” in all corners at MoF.

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  9. Mr Lungu a poorly grown tree does not produce oranges and a Premier League team with bad coach never wins the EPL title.

    Low returns & poor performance = a true reflection of Lungu’s stewardship.

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  10. Congratulations Andrew Nkunika.It pays to be commited,hard working, loyal and knowing what is expected of you.I think you are one of the youngest PS in this country,if the youngest.Don’t forget your Dad and mum for their parentsl guidance they always gave you.Hats off to Mr. and Mrs.Nkunika.

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  11. Lungu seems to be mobilising and waking up now when the damage is done……it might be too late for you lungu, only state sponsored violence on the opposition can save you…..

    To the NDC and UPND get your media teams ready to internationalise the police and PF brutality lungu will unleash on you…..you need total engagement with international media with images of the brutality and oppression , use your phone’s to record everything and post on all social media….

    The new guy in South Africa wants to distance himself from corrupt violent thugs and I don’t think lungu will find it easy this time..

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    • We have footage of the namwala fiasco were hh directed hus supporters to brutally beat and demolish houses of non tonga soeaking people in southern. That evidence is already with the international community and it is capable of diluting any false allegations you have.

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    • Oval Head, you are a shameless liar, a typical example of why Zambia will never develop…does it not concern you that Mukula trees are been cut down and cheaply sold, exaggerated costs for fire tenders and ambulances and other contracts, when you have over 50% of children under 5 stunted, high illiteracy…and rugs to riches PF politicians.

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    • Oval head

      Yes that will be good ….as they say , the more the merrier ……when you bring your evidence also that will only make the international community take more interest and focus more on Zambia…..it is a win win situation for the opposition…..

      Illigalities always have a way of comming back to bite your ar.se

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    • Oval head

      “…That evidence is already with the international community and it is capable of diluting any false allegations you have…”

      There has never been any instance of false allegations about PF brutality that I have passed on social media…..all instances are verifiable with bloody images of the victims of pf……

      To the opposition…..when HH was jailed I told you that only internationalising the issue will force lungu to release hh and it was the international community that warned lungu…..again this is where we are …..only internationalising the coming PF brutality will save the opposition..

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  12. Why are you complaining? Zambia is now a bunch of complainants. Even when you see your own shadow you want to complain. The government should reintroduce compulsory ZNS Military training for all grade 12 school leavers, this way we are going to have a disciplined society and a nation at large.

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  13. How many bills (a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion.) President has signed into law since being in office and invite the people that it affects to witness.

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  14. ECL my advice, first the reshuffles were long over due. Like Madam Dora we all saw that she was in very big shoes. For me even Vincent Mwale also needed to move. The man is below par. Second, now you have waken up. You have started visiting places in Zambia and things have started moving. Unlike touring the whole world. Third, you must start slapping non- performers, corrupt officers they must feel you weight e.t.c. Everyone lost confidence in you, because mayors, councillors and council employees were just after plots. Last if you countiue with the same spirit, at least we will see change in zed

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  15. Look at the way Musukwa-Laho is bowing down in total submission to Mundunyu mwa Pizana, can you ever expect constructive advise from a minister like this one to Jonathan!

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