President Edgar Lungu at the Public rally in Lumezi Eastern Province on Saturday
President Edgar Lungu at the Public rally in Lumezi Eastern Province on Saturday

President Edgar Lungu has urged Cabinet Ministers, contractors and other project implementing agencies not to fear allegations of corruption but to rather work hard in ensuring that projects are completed on time.

President Lungu, who commended the contractor Tomorrow Investments for the good workmanship on the road, has meanwhile pledged government’s support towards the project.

The Head of State was speaking yesterday morning when he inspected the Chinansonge-Mulozi Muleya feeder road in the newly created district of Chipangali in Eastern Province.

President Lungu has urged Contractors and government’s project implementing agencies not to shy away from hard work for fear of being accused of corruption.

President Lungu has however warned that those who are involved in corruption will not be spared.

The President said that there was nothing to fear if people follow all the laid down procedures in implementing government projects.

The President said that it was sad that those opposed to government have continued raising corruption allegations against government institutions without providing evidence.

The head of state said that the tactic of accusing government of corruption has worked in one neighbouring state, but that it will not work in Zambia.

President Lungu said that he expected the Anti-Corruption Commission to move in and deal with corrupt people if there is evidence.

And Tomorrow Investments Project Manager, Trinity Dhanda, said the project which was supposed to be completed in three months’ time, will be handed over to government before the end of this year.

Mr. Dhanda said works on the road project has reached 65 percent.

He further stated that 65 people have been employed of which, 15 are women.

Meanwhile, Minister of Local Government, Vincent Mwale, said people in the area are happy with the road project.

Mr. Mwale, who is also Chipangali Member of Parliament, said the road has not been worked on since the first republic.

The Head of State was in Eastern Province to check on the newly created districts and drum up support for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidates that are vying for positions of Council Chairpersons in Lusangazi, Kasenegwa, Chasefu, Lumezi and Chipangali districts.

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28 COMMENTS

    • And that from the president leading the most corrupt cabinet in the history of Zambia. Edgar told us, Ubomba mwibala, alila mwibala!

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    • Even Cyril Ramaphosa pronounced last week that corruption has to be proven first. This morning on ENCA, an analyst refused to comment on reports that Escom has R30bn unexplained expenses linked to state capture and the Guptas saying until there is tangible evidence to prove it. In Zambia, the media and opposition has accused, convicted and labelled Edgar Lungu corrupt with wild and unproven speculations and fake stories that can’t even convince a constable to record them in an Occurance Book in a community police post!!

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    • “…..labelled Edgar Lungu corrupt with wild and unproven speculations and fake stories…”

      42/42…….mukula selling and moving at night, $500 million zesco loan lungu signed in a corner alone, inyatsi land gift……. .

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    • Continue singing obscenities. Lungu continues to win. The people know which side of their bread is buttered. 2021 will be the ultimate victory for PF and the collapse of UPND.

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  1. This whole speech doesn’t make sense…what is the correlation between “hard work” and “being accused of corruption”?
    So the agencies are protected as long as they complete the projects, in other words, completing the projects is more important than corruption.
    Honestly, can this come from someone who is fighting corruption? I doubt. I am stunned.

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    • President Lungu has however warned that those who are involved in corruption will not be spared.

      If you know how to read….refer to above statement about what ecl said.

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    • Lazy Lungu has no understanding of what hard work is…really laughable…please dont mind him!!

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    • @OVAL HEAD,
      Many people know how to read…including yourself. But very few people can distinguish what message is important and what is not. From your reference, the fact that it states that “President Lungu has, however….that word, HOWEVER…”. It shows how that sentence is less important compared to “…contractors and other project implementing agencies not to fear allegations of corruption but to rather work hard in ensuring that projects are completed on time.” The key message should have been zero tolerance for corruption while implementing projects, if you are not corrupt, then nothing to fear, but complete the projects on time and within budget.

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  2. The President is very right. Any road construction project is associated with corruption so the most important is to just deliver. At the end of the day the same people will appreciate that the government delivered on its promises.Corruption allegations have been and will always be there. They have not started in Edgar’s government

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    • So you have no worries that your children will be paying for all these overpriced, overbudget projects??

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  3. Some people are too fast to comment even before they read the whole article. He is actually warning those who may want to be corrupt.

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  4. What do we expect after all he has been the biggest beneficiary of the rot. This is what encourages people to develop and perpetuate the ukwalyamwibala syndrome. Leaders should lead by example and enforce probity as one of the ethos and esthetic of prudent management. To simply stand on a podium and fail to castigate but encourage corruption is the worst form of management. Dununa reverse reloaded indeed.

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  5. Lungu just deny that you are a corrupt theif…….everyday you are called a corrupt theif , let’s hear you deny or sue the people calling you a corrupt theif…..you atleast owe that to the youth of Zambia.

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    • You are the one calling him corrupt everyday on auto play breakfast lunch and super so that people can vote for your candidate in 2021

      Unfortunately you are not telling what your leader will do for Zambia

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  6. Fear can immobilise you – that is what the President is saying. Thee are some good people out there who for fear of being misunderstood , will avoid being zealous.
    It is common among Zambians to say : nga iwe ninshi wa koselapo, finshi ulechita benefit? ( why are you so enthusiastic – what benefit are you getting?)
    So just stop trying to outdo each other with witty comments.

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  7. THE UPND CADRES SINGING THE CORRUPTION STORY OR CHORUS HAVE FAILED TO TAKE THEIR ALLEGATIONS TO COURT OR ACC BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO IOTA OF EVIDENCE. THEY JUST PARROT WHATEVER HH INSTRUCTS THEM TO PARROT, 42/42, INYATSI, AMBULANCES ETC ALL WITHOUT EVIDENCE. WHSAT A PITY.

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    • It is a code, “We want HH our blood brother” not this guy! All others non-clans are “thieves!” GBM will become one soon! Watch this space!

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  8. FOUR WORDS that derail or cause us to fail are, like the president has put it in his own words, are,WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY? If you dwell too much on that one shall never experience their dreams. Corruption was there and shall forever be but we can only try in our small ways to reduce on it. Whats your intelligent response to what I’ve just said?

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    • Corruption has always been there but these are unpresidented levels of corruption we are seeing under lungu…

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  9. Only HH is corrupt and thief of Zambian money which he has placed in Safe Haven in Panama. He is tax crook! Gladly, he will NEVER be president in Zambia! NEVER! Wina Hazaluza Hagain!

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