President Edgar Lungu being interviewed by Journalists at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport s shortly before departure for Angola on Monday, 23rd April, 2018, Picture by Thomas Nsama
President Edgar Lungu being interviewed by Journalists at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport s shortly before departure for Angola on Monday, 23rd April, 2018, Picture by Thomas Nsama

President Edgar Lungu has arrived in Solwezi district, North-western Province for a two-day working visit.

The President arrived in Solwezi at about 16:30 hours to a thunderous welcome by thousands of Solwezi residents and Patriotic Front (PF) members who thronged Solwezi airport grounds.

The Head of State is in the province to inspect various development projects taking place in Solwezi.

While in North-western Province President Lungu is also expected to tour sentinel mine, which is Zambia’s largest mining firm operated by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in Kalumbila district.

The Head of State will also visit Ikelenge district to hand over a house built by government for a former land mine victim before officiating at a Patriotic Front fundraising dinner gala in Solwezi tomorrow.

Meanwhile North-western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu who led senior government officials in receiving the head of state to the copper-rich province commended President Lungu for visiting the province more than any other region in the country.

The Provincial Minister said President Lungu had demonstrated outstanding leadership in turning the fortunes of North-western Province around evidenced by various development projects taking place in the area.

And President Lungu who addressed the crowds for over 40 minutes said he will not be forced to discriminate against any region in the distribution of development projects based on people’s voting patterns.

The President said he was saddened that the United Party for National Development (UPND) had chosen to mock his commitment of taking development even to areas that did not vote for the ruling party.

President Lungu said he would not be swayed by individual’s discouraging his resolve to develop all parts of the country without any bias to selected regions.

Over 2500 defectors from the UPND were part of the crowd that received the head of state.

Solwezi residents lined up the streets and cheered President Lungu’s motorcade as the head of state left the airport grounds at 18:00 hours this evening.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. The working government, doing the best for the nation with the President who will go down as one of the best! Please remain focused! Do not listen to HaTribes trying to derail you! They have special codes! “Corruption” is the same as “Other people, not our people,” “Thief” is Bemba or Others working with them” (of course not GBM) because he is a pawn a decoy being used to desperately wanting to win the North, but I think the North is not as dull as those who vote with bloodline and not their heads and on principle! Please, do not listen to a tribal organization posing as a party!!

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    • The assertion that Lungu is a common criminal can never be so right! He’s a common criminal and a pest.

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    • I do not know what you have in your head with that vile language. Did you have parents? No human being can talk like you. You are just next to an animal.

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    • LUSAKA TIMES:
      The photo is wrong – President Lungu is on his way to Angola on the photo YET the story is about Lungu’s trip to Solwezi????

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  2. He has come to check what he can sell in solwezi now that he has finished selling everything in Lusaka.

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  3. HH is a criminal who will never rule Zambia! He must be proposed to, to become a chief in one of the bantustans especially Namwala.

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    • “HH is a criminal” who has never been convicted by any court of law whilst “anointed, vise, humble, visionary” and Endemically Corrupt Leader of Plunderers Federation has been CONVICTED on his own plea of GUILTY!!!

      Legally, which one is real CRIMINAL?

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  4. WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT IS HE AFTER IN NW. NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE WOULD HAVE BEEN A DEVELOPED PROVINCE WITHIN SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HAD IT BEEN THAT BANDA, SATA AND LUNGU WERE OF THE MERCY AT HEART. NW PROVINCE HAS THREE BIG MINES BUT ALL THESE THREE WERE AND ARE BUSY HEMMERING OUR WEALTHY INDIRECTLY. WE NW A MISERABLE PROVINCE COMPERED TO OTHER PROVINCES WHICH DO NOT HAVE NOT EVEN SINGLE MINERALS.
    AISA MUKWIBILA BA KALUMBILA NA BA KANSANSHI MINES KABOLALA MWISHINA LYA DEVELOPMENT MAMBALA- KAMWENDO MUNJILA

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  5. Keep it up Mr President!!indeed you are a hard working man!!do not be disturbed by tribal creatures camped in a tonga party UPND because their daily nonsense is due to bitterness after seeing ” Cuundu chaitwa chairman Kainde” lose a record 5 presidential elections since 2006!!!
    Late Levy Mwanawasa managed to win the souls of voters in N/Western and Western provinces.We are witnessing you Sir achieving that for PF in those areas soon.UPND is losing members in large numbers to PF every week!!Your visits in those areas are bearing fruits for PF!!BY 2021 HH WILL BE LEFT WITH TONGALAND ONLY-MARK MY WORDS!!
    Kainde must expect more councillors to resign from his Katemba during ECL’s visit to N/Western province!PF IS INDEED MIGHTY!!

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  6. Hopeless lazy man …I bet he will go and inspect Solwezi Munipal Council Offices being built by the Swazi firm that gave him a plot

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  7. Am asking you blind followers of Kainde to watch 22hrs news on ZNBC TV and see how Solwezi residents welcomed ECL there today in the afternoon.Numbers do not lie.PF has big brains.They know their votes in Luapula,Northern,Muchinga,Eastern,Copperbelt and Lusaka are intact,hence sending ECL in N/Western and Western every month!!!As Kainde and Kambwili continue doing Lusaka politics of jumping from one radio,tv station to another,having endless and useless press conferences,PF OFFICIALS WORK DAILY IN ALL CORNERS OF ZAMBIA!!!This is how elections are won as you cant go across Zambia 3 months before elections and hope to have your promises heard by majority Zambia-its impossible!!!KEEP IT ECL!!

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    • @Njimbu, I was in Solwezi yesterday and i did not see at the Airport/Roads.Maybe nakwatfye AMENSO yaku LEFT yekayeka.

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  8. it good for our president to check developments in solwezi but to be honest there is little to point at apart from the road which is overdue on the part of handing over the House, common country men this can be done by even a DC its not like they are handing over houses to 500 people but just one beneficially how is this a national issue?

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  9. Great News!!! It was great to watch h.h appear on ZNBC TV News today talking positively about dialogue led by the church. Not led by Patricia Scotland but the local church.
    We know that you don’t watch ZNBC TV and news, so you will remain behind in the past while h.h has done a complete metamorphosis. It was indeed refreshing to watch a different h.h this evening, absolute pleasure!!! Obviously the JJJJJJs will now criticise their own leader forappearing on ZNBC TV, but who is jjjjjj and who cares a hoot what he thinks?

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  10. Lungu Edgar Mutaware we need you to do a two day working visit to Kalingalinga ,Chibolya and Misisi to see the poverty you preside over.

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  11. North western has the poorest people. Which development has he taken there. All the money being realised from copper is going somewhere else and to the owners who bought the mines. What is it that can make people of NWP proud nothing. Do not hoodwink people of NWP you corrupt thieves zwaa. We dont want thieves here. What development projects when there are trenches and gullies in all the roads and nothing is happening to township roads because you have stolen all the money which you used to buy 300 trucks 100 houses go away you shameless thief.

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  12. “President Edgar Lungu has arrived in Solwezi district, North-western Province for a two-day working visit.”

    Can be justified for using the taxpayer money.

    “The Head of State will also visit Ikelenge district to hand over a house built by government for a former land mine victim before officiating at a Patriotic Front fundraising dinner gala in Solwezi tomorrow.“

    This sounds like Campaigning, using public funds.

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    • Are there Fish Ponds to be commissioned in Solwezi? How come the head of state is there when no news about commossioning of pole treatment, fish ponds or market toilets have been announced?

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  13. Solwezi residents please don’t be hoodwinked by a two day visit to vote for this master of corruption .

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  14. Why you have to narrate that he’s on a two day working visit? Are they some visits just for the sake of visit by your Jerabo president? Poor media in Zambia. All I see is people in rural and compounds are strong pf followers as these people have low form of education and very uninformed like the rednecks in the poor rurals in the USA.

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  15. These small and irresponsible political parties like PF and UPND should become extinct. They are too violent to serve the interests of Zambians. Do we have a registrar of societies in this country? If we had these two parties could have responsibly been deregistered in 2016.

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  16. Lungu came to kalumbila to steal copper not to inspect devlopmental in solwezi and kalumbila

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