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The Republican President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has signed a statutory instrument effecting the declaration of Thursday, July 26 2018, as a public holiday.

This is according to a press statement released to ZANIS news by the Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Roland Msiska.

The President made the declaration in exercise of the powers contained in Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act.

The declaration is due to the Mayoral and Ward by-elections that will take place on the said date.

In view of the public holiday on July 26, government is urging all registered voters in the affected areas to exercise their constitutional right to vote by turning out in large numbers.

Government has further urged both public and private institutions that offer essential services to ensure that measures are put in place to avoid disruption in the operations as the country observes the public holiday.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. What will Lusambo do to civil servants who will report late to vote?
    Holiday to let civil servants vote for Miles Sampa.

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    • This is unnecessary…..extend voting hours so people can make it after work but do not declare a day off for the entire country, ninshi so kanshi?

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    • @Nostradamus you made my day…Lusambo is on a rampage dealing with late comers…reminds me of my primary school days

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    • His junior minister Bowman was up early reprimanding late Civil Servants…his Finance Minister is trying to balance the budget …what is our Lazy Lungu doing? busy declaring holiday

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    • @Nubian Princess be careful or else Lusambo will lock you out of your apartment.Just make sure you get home on time after work. No stopping by at Trader Joes

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  2. Check out what Larry Mweetwa is up to. If these guys join that Facebook Dr. where he now is, it will be a great feat for the people who are sane.

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  3. To Lazy Lungu everyday is a public holiday…declaring holidays when you can not even fund your budget, I mean the countries that suppliment your budget dont even have holidays like this…Lazy has never worked in his life.

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  4. Mr Fake Austerity will never understand the connection between commerce and finances. Why not declare a half day for Lusaka so that businesses can earn money to pay tax?

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  5. Just making ka miles sampa big headed.

    The boy thrives on the tide. He failed to make a grade in upend

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  6. Lazy Lungu indeed. Always in partying mood at the expense of productivity. More bye elections so more partying. Zambia is cursed under this regime. Poverty is a cancer and these beggars are shameless! I miss Levy.

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  7. this is abuse of power of the highest order! why not jst make it a halve day for people in lusaka only, i believe those are the most if not the only ones affected by this election!! i get the feeling that people are jst exited with power!!! companies have to pay double for those who will work on this day, court cases on halt!

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  8. This is not okay moreover we have candidates who are writing exams,i don’t know what who happen to the paper they who be writing on that day.

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  9. Even this declaration of a holiday is actually a bribe in disguise. Lungú is telling workers to vote for PF candidates in order to enjoy more such paid holidays.

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  10. God please locate Zambia……we need focused and serious leadership!! holiday for simple by-elections …how?/ why?? where?? power corrupts indeed. absolute power corrupts absolutely!! but a day of reckoning always comes………

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  11. Power is vested in wrong hands,gluttons have taken over. Why has’nt he declared the day for general Elections as a public holiday?failure to reason must be declared a crime

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