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I’ll not waste time with people that want to shun the dialogue process- President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu has said that he will not waste time with individuals or organisations that want to shun the dialogue process. President Lungu said he has opened his doors for dialogue and he will not waste time in trying to force people to the table.

He observed that a good leader is one who listens to others noting that no one has monopoly of wisdom.

“If you think you know it all, uli Chiwelwele…,” President Lungu said adding that sometimes, even those who make utter nonsense, he sieves their nonsense to pick out minute possible good contributions.

President Lungu said this when he arrived in Ndola as he proceeded to commission the most sophisticated soya bean crushing plant in Africa with a daily production of 1000 MT.

And President Edgar Lungu has commended the Patriotic Front (PF) on the Copperbelt Province for maintaining peace ahead of the Kansuswa and Kalulushi ward by elections, respectively, emphasizing on the need for PF members to remain calm and level headed no matter the extent of provocation.

President Lungu said Copperbelt Province is and remained the stronghold of the PF. He said he was also happy that the party in the province had strongly embraced the tenancy of democracy as Zambia was a democratic nation.

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He added that as party President he would encourage all members to embrace democracy because when his tenure of office ends as the PF leader, he will not endorse anyone but rather let the party choose who to succeed him.

The President who is in the province for a two-day working programme is accompanied by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila.

The President was received at the airport by several ministers among them Labour Minister Joyce Nonde, Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and their Copperbelt province counterpart Japhen Mwakalombe.

And speaking earlier Mr. Mwakalombe thanked the President for awarding ten percent of the Black mountain to Copperbelt youths popularly known as Jerabos.

The Minister said the gesture was a job creation venture for youths who were unemployed.

And Copperbelt province PF Chairman Steven Kainga informed the president that the party was intact in the province.

He said the strength and popularity of the party would be seen in the fourth coming by election when they manage to scoop all the seats.

Mr. Kainga further added that the party in the province had embraced the announcement of party elections as it was an indication that PF was a democratic party.

President Edgar Lungu receive flowers from five years old Eliana Siwale shortly after his arrival at Ndola Airport
President Edgar Lungu receive flowers from five years old Eliana Siwale shortly after his arrival at Ndola Airport
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival at Ndola International Airport for a two day working visit

71 COMMENTS

  1. Where is Vodka LUNGU? why sending an old lady (INONGE) who can’t even remember what is being talked about. By the time she fly back she will forget all what was discussed, even her PA’s or delegation would not record the exact conversations as they would have been been eating nice food and watching London.
    Vodka LUNGU is drinking Jameson with Dora and Rupiah instead of being at such an important occasion.
    READ AFRICA CONFIDENTIAL DEBTS MOUNTING ON ZAMBIA THATS WHY HE CAN’T ATTEND BECAUSE HE IS EMBARRASSED

    • hahaha Bwana, we need to know your history.

      How you came to be born in Ndola Central when no other black Zambian has come forward that they were born there in 1956.
      How you happen to have two mothers
      how you happen to have been born in Ndola and Kitwe.
      How no one knows you between birth and Mukuba secondary

      You are simply a fraud who needs to be arrested

    • Man of vision ECL. Please mothers do not let your little girls present flowers to grown men. What are you teaching that young girl exactly?

    • Are you insinuating that our kapenta here, chibwabwa, kanunka, kalembula, impwa and many Zambian dishes are not nice food?

    • You have unflinching support of our patriotism. Please press on with what matters to mama Zambia. Nakateka, ala lekeni chibanyonge bamumbimunda. Leave them chocking in envy, bitterness, malice and lifeless ego. No more babysitting its time for realclear politics in best national interest. Even in denocracy freedom is not the absence of laws and respondibilities.

    • Today some people no mention of MBA,MSc,BSc, MA,FCCA,CIMA,and now PhD only Bb2014 ifyakale! Now you are becoming like Jonathan

    • Does this lazy Bum know what the word dialogue means…how I miss the mature leaders of yesteryear not these cowards and chancers…

    • This Lazy thing is happy to answer all questions on the airport tarmac but will not answer questions raised by Mulongoti…he would rather his bootlickers answer them!!

    • Start by condemning PF violence in Sinda, then we’ll take you seriously.

      Silence on PF cadre violence by Lungu or Jonathan Mutaware or whatever his real name is actual encouragement. 1 word from Lungu is enough to put a halt on this violence & give police powers.

      No true Zambian can thrive on brutal violence & take the country backwards in terms of tribalism.

    • As you pass through Broadway, please stop by Ndola Central Hospital and collect your birth certificate. The next few days can mark your painful downfall, don’t ignore this Nationality issue.

      We need to verify that you are not a MALAWIAN FRAUDSTER. No real Zambian can retire experienced civil servants “in national interest” just because they belong to a certain tribe. We Zambians had moved ahead in terms of tribalism. My sisters are married to tribes on the other side.

      Now we are being told by a MALAWIAN DRUNKARD that we need to split our families.

      (Ndola Central Hospital was not in existence in 1956, wink, wink). It was a whites-only hospital until 1964.

    • Mr Lungu, maybe its you avoiding dialogue. You are also working to remove tribe from NRC just because Mike Mulongoti has raised issues of your parentage as you have failed to tell us your real names and where you were born. Little Amons Chanda born after you is pontificating to know better than you yourself. We need our NRC intact and we need to be known by our names and where we were born. We Zambians have spoken full stop.

    • “The President who is in the province for a two-day working programme is accompanied by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila.”
      Really laughable…honestly who goes for a working visit with his Party SG on Friday to Ndola…what a lazy bum will have for President

  2. Mr. president you are doing exactly what you are speaking against….put zambia first and hear why others think they have better ideas….shame them if they dont show it in the meetings……..

    • Can this dialogue nonsense stop.Obviously it is beyond PF,it has been one year now and if the way our president has handled it is a reflection of how he is ruling then we have more problems than we can imagine.This was an opportunity for the president to show leadership and he has failed the test in my view.This is not an opportunity for him to be choosy.The agony is that he wants to continue in 2021.The question is to do what?Can you imagine if we had an emergency like an earthquake how can this person who clearly fails elementary things handle it?

  3. This lazy man has no leadership skills whatsoever..he wants to dictate who mediates the dialogue process he has shun going to Commonwealth meeting because he is scared of the Scotland lady but he has time to fly to Ndola for working visit when its Friday today…really laughable.

    • Ka Jay Jay
      Have you nothing better to do than continuously insult our President.
      YOU WILL DIE OF YOUR OWN MALICIOUS VOMIT AND ECL WILL CONTINUE WORKING HARD FOR ZAMBIANS.

  4. You mean all those people welcoming lungu have no jobs ???? Hehehehe I am speechless ,

    no wounder lungu needs the Chinese to work , half of the Zambians who are supposed to be working are at airports dancing for him….

  5. “…He observed that a good leader is one who listens to others noting that no one has monopoly of wisdom…”

    You have failed to unite the country, you are a corrupt thug.

    “…He said he was also happy that the party in the province had strongly embraced the tenancy of democracy as Zambia was a democratic nation….”

    Aweee, lungu deserves the noble peace price for making such a remarkable observation. Lungu you are a genius…

    • Mulongoti and Siwale have said Ndola Central Hospital did not exist in 1956. When it was built, it was a whites-only facility until 1964. How was one ECL born there in 1956? Mulongoti and Siwale want an answer to these questions. No muwelewele can ask such question.

  6. Mr President sir, the opposition do want to dialogue but you are putting conditions as to who must be there, so that is where the problem lies.

    • Edgar hasn’t the problem, it’s HH who’s got a problem. He doesn’t know what he wants. …no agenda, petition, impeachment, accusing the Commonwealth, the UN and calling on South Africa to remove a president of a sovereign state.

  7. Impeachment motion WHAT IS PF STRATEGY to retain ECL and what is the strategy is for UPND to unseat PF. ECL Is here to rule zambia upto 2026 , he shall be the longest democratically elected president

  8. We need more details on this soybean crushing plant on the Copperbelt. Am a farmer with 25 ha, who needs market for my Soybean when harvested. Otherwise its a welcome investment for hardworking farmers.

    • Daily Mail – Global Group commissions soya mill plant
      July 4, 2017
      NKWETO MFULA, NKOLE MULAMBIA, Trade Fair, Ndola
      GLOBAL Group of Companies has commissioned a US$60 million edible oil soya bean crushing processing plant in Ndola to enable its soya meal product to penetrate the export market.
      The company is in cultivation of soya beans, sunflower and canola at its farm in Lufwanyama and also supports small-scale farmers by incorporating them in soya beans out-grower schemes.
      Company chief executive officer Malolan Sampath said the company has trained Zambians who are managing the high technology modern plant.

  9. Skirmishes are between PF and UPND.These are the only parties that are at loggerheads.These are parties that have fractured the peace of the nation.If these parties will not put their houses in order,we are standing on a fragile ground in as far as the peace of this nation is concerned.Other parties,like that of Mulongoti,just exist as rubber stamps for these parties.In other words,we can do minus these small parties.PF and UPND must be in the forefront to cultivate a fertile ground for peace and harmony in this nation.This cannot happen owing to arrogance and pride these parties are exhibiting. The time,these parties will realise that Zambia is bigger than them, the better.Otherwise,we are standing on a slippery ground in terms of peace for the nation.

  10. The Problem of the impasse in Zambia is due to both Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema’s lack of a relationship strategy. If cadres one day saw Edgar Lungu and HH having tea together, even if each one came with their own cup of tea from their homes. The cadres would be ashamed to fight. But the two presidents of PF and UPND are very quarrelsome and lack the much needed relationship strategy.

    • ECL is the president and the onus is on him to ensure that there’s peace and quiet in Zambia. ECL sent policemen to break into HH’s home needlessly. If the police wanted HH, and they normally do, they could have summoned him and he would have obeyed the call-out as he always does. Why did the humble one allow the police to break his home? Does this help in promoting good cross-party relations? Zambia’s number one Christian Godfridah Sumaili saw nothing wrong with this.

  11. Jay Jay, I cannot understand you but today its worse. Please explain your understanding of laziness. Working into a weekend is laziness? I do that very often and many many Zambians do. In fact lots of our citizens attend to their shambas at the weekend. Same in Botswana, Namibia and other places. In South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has returned from London and I saw him on TV driving into Mafikeng for meetings to solve the crisis there into the weekend, now its friday in RSA isnt it? Or do they have a different calendar there? Presidents are busy people ba Jay Jay, so they have do some work like visiting their people into the weekend nothing strange. Ba Jay Jay you are a shame but probably a tribalist from h.h’s clan, that would be the only explanation apart from perhaps living in a sewage…

    • Never mind Jay Jay he is just on of those bitter cretins paid to blog all day,one wonders whether this same idyat works!

  12. Forget about the children Mr. President! It is not about dialogue! The math is Hagainst them so they will keep changing goal posts on issues! It is not about “dialogue” it is about “tribes!”

  13. “Mummy, HaGay has peed in his underwear and HaSp is not sharing with me the toy,” Childish reporting to the Commonweath.

    • Sharon: Nations have divided, sometimes violently, for views such as yours. I do not want the Barotse to leave Zambia but I sometimes understand why some want to leave.

  14. @14.1 Jay Jay read this “Speaking earlier, Global Industries Limited Chief Executive Officer, Malolan Sampath, said the 120 million dollars crushing plant is the most sophisticated in the whole of Africa.

    Mr. Sampath said the crushing plant has increased production of soya cake from 500 metric tons per day to 1,000”. Anything you amoeba brain cant understand? Let me me make it simple for you, You have never heard of expansion or refurbishment of manufacturing plant? Think of it like increasing the number of cattle, simple huh?

  15. ECL you are Zambian. Chiluba was Zambian. KK is Zambian. Mulogoti and now Chief Mukuni. A Mukuni sure?? Sahalande ifingi.

    • Ndola Central Hospital did not exist in 1956 we have been told. And it was a whites-only facility until 1964. How then was ECL born there in 1956? Love Mulungoti or loathe him, this question is relevant to the issue. If you ask me, I do not know. Perhaps the Nsenga chiefs and you LH would help.

  16. We are startegising to coin a slogan for 2021, some people will remain cry babies beyond 2021. ECL sontapo nakabili… Nakabili Development is what we need. Detractors will develop Zambia only their bellies.

  17. What dialogue naimwe ba Lungu? What’s there to discuss. …oh yes HH I will allow you to win the 2021 election? All elections are never free and fair for losers.

    • Mulongoti has asked some questions that would need answers. Ndola Central Hospital did not exist in 1956 and it was a whites-only facility until 1964. How was one ECL born there in 1956? Is this a maliciuos question?

    • 28.1 just keep quiet. I am older than Edgar but I was born in a hospital. So who tells you there was no hospital in Ndola in 1956 when Lungu was born? Ndola was established in the 1920s so how could there be no hospital in 1956. Please research instead acting on cheap propaganda by disgruntled people like Mulongoti.

  18. I was born in 1964 at Chipata General Hospital but it was not called that then. And most of us born at that time have either misplaced birth records or were not collected. But when you go back there these birth registers are equally difficult to find. I am very sure most of these young leaders born in the 60s hh inclusive can produce these documents. What more people like Mulongoti and those born in the 50s? May be these born in 70s. Let’s be realistic. What we have are NRCs. And all those born in the 20s, 30s ,40s and 50s, obtained NRCs at independence. So this whole issue of where,when or who is Zambian between Mulongoti,Lungu, Rb or so and so does not hold water.

  19. Ama H yabili is running away from dialogue because he has nothing serious to offer. I saw written on his shirt these words: “HH save Zambia”. Yes, he can only save Zambia from embarrassment by visiting a psychiatrist for treatment. South Africa has a High Commission in Zambia. I envisage a telephone conversation between Cyril and his High Commissioner taking this form:
    Cyril: Commissioner, what is it with this HH and his rantings? This is news to me. It’s not like Zambia. What is the situation there?
    Commissioner: Obviously he has a nut loose in his head. The situation here is as peaceful as ever, the way it has always been. You know Zambians. There is rule of law here. It’s nothing like the rantings of this HH. It seems to be hallucination coming from frustration and bitterness…

  20. There is rule of law here. It’s nothing like the rantings of this HH. It seems to be hallucination coming from frustration and bitterness.
    Cyril: Most unfortunate. He is paying too much attention to Malema. What a loss! Ok then, I will call my brother Edgar and apologise for the embarrassment this loony is causing Zambians.

  21. Ka Mulongoti has has been sponsored and hired by HH and I wonder why HH has launched this propaganda when he knows that he’s opened a Pandora ‘s box to ask him who his Father is the same question the Late President Sata used to ask before he could engage the bitter and sadist HH

  22. Sata was accused by his own Mpika-originated Patrick Katyoka of being a Tanzanian. Sata did not stay quiet as ECL is doing . He sued and Katyoka lost. No chief spoke for Sata, he handled it himself and brought old records from Chilonga Mission Catholic Church showing evidence of his birth there. Even Sata’s then 92-yr-old father the now late Langford Sata came to testify. That is how it ended.

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