President Lungu with for Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe before departure to Namibia
President Lungu with for Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe before departure to Namibia

President Edgar Lungu has signed an executive order for Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe to act as President while he attends the SADC summit in Namibia.

Special Assistant to President Lungu for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda disclosed this to journalists at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka before departure for Namibia where he has accompanied the Head of State for the SADC Summit.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Chanda said President Lungu had signed a statutory instrument to allow Mrs. Mwanakatwe to act as President.

The Press Aide said this has been necessitated by the fact that Vice President Inonge Wina is in Turkey attending an international conference.

Mr. Chanda aid President Lungu is expected back home upon conclusion of the SDAC summit.

President Lungu with for Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe before departure to Namibia
President Lungu with for Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe before departure to Namibia

Meanwhile, Vice President Inonge Wina says Zambia looks forward to enhanced bilateral relations with Turkey in various areas of development.

Speaking shortly after arrival in Ankara, Turkey, Mrs. Wina also thanked the Turkish Government for the invitation extended to Zambia in an effort to strengthen ties between the two countries.

The Vice President who was accompanied by Director Planning and Information Victor Mbumwae in the office of the Vice President and was received at Esenboga International Airport by Turkish Vice Governor Ahmet Cirakoglu, Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata, Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey Joseph Chilengi, Embassy staff, Government officials and other Senior Patriotic Front (PF) party officials.

Mrs. Wina is in Ankara Turkey, for a three day State visit.

According to a programme made available to ZANIS by the Zambian Embassy, the Vice President is later this afternoon expected to visit Anikabir the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the founder of the sovereign Republic of Turkey.

She is tomorrow Friday, August 17, expected to hold a bilateral meeting with the Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay.

Mrs. Wina is also expected to pay a courtesy call on the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Binali Yildrim.

She is also expected to attend a breakfast meeting with members of the Diplomatic Corps comprising African Ambassadors resident in Ankara, Turkey on Friday.

She is later scheduled to meet the vice president of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) an international cooperation development arm of the Turkish government to discuss various areas of development and possible investment opportunities in Zambia.

Mrs. Wina is on Saturday August 18, expected to be among 52 Heads of State scheduled to attend the 6thOrdinary Congress of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) of Turkey.

The Vice President is also expected to interact with the Zambian community resident in Turkey.

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58 COMMENTS

  1. Yaba,!!, how does trib.al head of directionless upnd, h.h, feel about this? Maggie is President for a few days and h.h has never tasted even a ministerial stint even for one minute?
    Alafwa kucikonko umwaice uyo mwiikateni!!

    Lazy Jay j, tell us is this fair to your triba.l god?

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    • The country will rejoyce for at least 2 days. Maggie is happy mama.
      Apoint Sinkamba as acting Finance minister, up to weekend.
      Lesa wamaka.

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    • Air miles Lungu.

      Plunderer general of the republic of Zambia.

      Travel well Sir, and regards to Mswati.

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    • upnd cadre – why do you post comment preempting other bloggers comments…it shows you have clearly nothing,zero to comment on here hence the off topic comments about irrelevant issues. Anyway we will see less of you dingbats when the phone tarriffs kick as your bundles will be 0.30n more expensive plus hidden Network charges. You are no different to that young childish lad masquerading as a woman.

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    • You oloso,

      What “iron lady”?

      It is more like “beer lady”.

      She is attractive though even I can admit.

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    • Look at JUNIOR showering his relative Maggie with the usual doltish praise …the Zambian economy is in free-fall and he has the audacity to shoot praises in comfort from the US…what a shameless toothy smiling numskull!!

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    • Moneni Ba Gay Gay hallucinating … ignorance is bliss.

      Assumption Is The Lowest Level Of Knowledge ~ Ed Louis Cole

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    • He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad man himself. ~ African proverb

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  2. I can tell you, lungu is looking for a way out. He has stolen enough and finds things are beyond him….

    Only now left is to find someone to takeover to cover his back which will be almost impossible with the stealing he has done.

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    • Satanyyoko stop these of Lungu stealing. The guy get stolen from and simply watches bakoswe eating from his pot.
      Maggie is good cat, those Ba Koswe must be shaking, they can’t stand her for 2 days, they are in hiding.
      Come Sunday Ba Koswe will be at airport shaking hands to humble landlord, uyo badelela.

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    • Nose Demon! Are you talking about the Privatization Thief and Money launderer and land grabbing crook?

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    • Animo Farm appears to have the same dull father! It is amazing how illiterate and low Hatribes think!

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  3. This is how Ba Sata left Instruments of Power.
    Not wishing anything bad upon Ba Edgar, but life is crazy, he may fall and broke his right wrist and fail to sign new executive powers. God may just give us BoMa Inonge as president and Hotty Maggie as Vice.
    Apatebeta Lesa tafukachushi.

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  4. Great news Bo Inonge! please market Zambia at highest level. Attempt great things and expect great harvest!

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    • Do you even know the latest from Turkey? The Turkish lira has nosedived downwards and their is a currency crisis after Trump increased tarriffs on Turkish aluminum and steel …really laughable …then you send grandma Inonge with a begging bowl and to woo Turkish investors. The only people celebrating here are British holiday makers with a 63% increase in holiday bookings as the Turkish lira has become cheaper to buy with the pound.

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  5. Instead h.h is now facing contempt charges according to the acting Chief Justice. That Hon Justice Marvin Mwanamwambwa, I am impressed how fast he responded to the complainant. He seems to be no nonsense, you don’t a case before this Justice!!
    So maybe Chilombo should now raise a demand to compel the three ConCourt judges who were insulted to commence action against mr h.h. based on the letter by Justice Mwanamwambwa. Legally it can be done, or else the judges must explain why they allowed h.h to demean Zambia in that manner. Hire me if you need free legal representation.

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    • Hatribes don’t reason! You hardly can make any see sense! Think TTONNGA (or Something in their Group) before they think rationally!

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  6. This lazy man Edgar he has sent Old Hen Inonge to Ankara and now he is flying off to Nambia living the instruments of power to Whiskey connoisseur Maggie, as if the woman has not got enough in her in-tray already. It just goes to show that these empty tins lack priorities …lack of clear forward diary planning.
    Wasted Years Indeed!!!!!!!

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal hooligan bully and son of a tribalist polygamist panting with rage! He knows it will NEVER have this oppotrunity! Soon will send it into retirement, come 2021.

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  7. Lazy Jay j, there is no lazy route to state house by your triba.l brother h.h.
    Her Excellency Hon Maggie, please ignore this Lazy for nothing Jay j, he just rants and spews anything whenever he realises that triba.l h.h is at the receiving end. Its not you who condemned him that fateful day in 2006 to take from Andy Mazoka trib.ally.

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  8. Her Excellence DU MAA The economy will pick Happiness is better than anything but please preside on this contagion Turkish thing Her excellence and have a firm policy on Turkish Investments in Zambian Its not like the Senegalese USD 500 Million Turkish Investments There greater and more greater risks to it Avoid Turkish There is nothing in Turkey

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  9. The damage done to this country cannot be glossed over by a woman acting as president. The country is truly on autopilot, not because President Lungu is a mere figurehead of government but because the entire cabinet has no clue what it is doing.

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    • If you have a minister summoning corrupt Traffic officers got stealing at a road block to his office you surely have serious problems…the Police Chief/ PIG is no where to be seen!!

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  10. Can someone please tell me what Edgar Lungu does? Why did he become President? They lazy chap is out of his depth…last week the US threatened to suspend donor funding and he couldn’t show his silly face to reassure the country and the international community. How many times has he been going to SADC summit? We still have a 10/90 trade imbalance with RSA.
    You talk of implementing austerity measures such as reduction of travel yet officials are out of the country I mean what is Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata and PF officials doing in Turkey receiving the Old Hen Bo Inonge….this is why people object to what this govt implements as they do one thing then do the opposite in practice.

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  11. How I wish V/Her Excellence can visit the waste management plant in Istanbul. And see how they use waste/garbage to generate energy and ash for soil improvement.

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  12. THERE ARE NO LESSONS THAT TURKEY CAN OFFER ZAMBIA FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY AND OR LET ALONE ON MANAGING EMERGING AND FRONTIER-MARKET CURRENCY OR VOLATILITY NO EVEN IN WASTE MANAGEMENT THE MEANS OF DISPOSAL RECYCLING LANDFILL OR BURNING TRY SOUTH KOREA OR JAPAN MAYBE

    THE COUNTRY IS HAPPY ON THIS DU ACTING APPOINTMENT IN LUSAKA CAIRO ROAD I AM SURPRISED WHY…..

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  13. Imagine this. If Lungu or Inonge for some reason did not return from their trips, the country would be ruled by a drunkard (again).

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    • Whether Lazy is in or the senile Old Hen Bo Inonge is absent it makes no difference as they do nothing…

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  14. Lungu needs to be strategic with all this traveling so people can see the fruits of your galavanting. While you’re are so consumed with traveling the Chinese are busy taking over, corruption is skyrocketing, poverty is on the rise. Sit down for once and try to deal with internal issues SADC is going no where

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  15. REAL questions are being asked by some bloggers and those who support PF are turning a blind eye or parrying the questions with useless responses. How unprincipled and silly. Lungu was in Ankara last Month. Mama Inonge is there now – on each trip we have been fed with bilateral relations, trade, investment bla, bla, bla. Was it necessary for both to undertake these vague trips? Then there is an advance party of PF cadres that travelled to Ankara to re-greet mama Inonge. Lungu has another large delegation in Namibia. They are all away at the same time and for undefined roles for most. These are resources being spent at a time of so-called austerity. Can we have the total figures expended on these sojourns? To get to the extent where the Finance minister is acting President, tells you…

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  16. Seen this movie before… Leaving random individuals to act as President is what brought us to where we are today..

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  17. Some comments or really irrelevant. Please we have young ones that follow up on current affairs, what kind of examples would they get by reading non educative comments from upnd cadre and Sharon wanabe. Your place seems to be at devils street because even the bus stations will not have people carelessly talking about whatever pops into their head. Stop the tribal talk and behave yourselves. One Zambia one nation.

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  18. This column is for insults cheap talk and all the nonsense. I Wonder if you vampires making such comments and rubbish talk are ever in your right minds.The country is on its knees and all you do is praise the unworthy.

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