President Edgar Lungu speaking with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit during the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaking with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit during the courtesy call at State House

President Edgar Lungu fears that unresolved issues surrounding the December general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC- may spark chaos.

President Lungu says denying some opposition leaders to contest the presidency and challenges in the electoral process if not sorted out may spark chaos.

President Lungu was speaking when United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit paid a courtesy call on him at State House.

The Head of State said he doesn’t want a situation where Congolese nationals start running into the bush or seek refuge in other countries again.

President Lungu reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring peace prevails in DRC through engagements with other stakeholders at the Great Lakes Region Summit slated for October 8th in Uganda.

And Mr. Djinnit said Lusaka is the Capital City for Peace in Africa because of the many peace accords discussed in the city regarding countries in the region and beyond.

He said the Great Lakes considers Zambia as an important country because of the peace it has enjoyed since independence and the role it has played in promoting peace across the continent.

Mr. Djinnit noted that President Lungu will be playing a leading role in the fourth coming summit because of his role as Chairman of the Organ on Peace and security.

He also expressed concern that not all conditions for the electoral process have been met.

President Edgar Lungu speaking with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit during the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu speaking with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit during the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu welcomes Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and UN Resident Coordinator to Zambia Janent Rogan during the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu welcomes Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and UN Resident Coordinator to Zambia Janent Rogan during the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu (2nr) Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit (Third from right) UN Resident Coordinator to Zambia Janet Rogan (r) Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji (2nl) and Political Affairs Officer Benoit Pylyser taking the official photo shortly after the courtesy call at State House
President Edgar Lungu (2nr) Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit (Third from right) UN Resident Coordinator to Zambia Janet Rogan (r) Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji (2nl) and Political Affairs Officer Benoit Pylyser taking the official photo shortly after the courtesy call at State House
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4 COMMENTS

  1. President Kabila must be put in his rightful place. He has uncontitutionally overstayed in power and now afraid of his own shadow when he vacates presidency. Zambia must come to the party and tell Kabila in no uncertain terms, he risks plunging Congo DR into untold misery at the instigation of economic hit men/women who want to continue plundering its wealth. The western countries will be happy to see political instability and exploit it to their advantage.
    He should not play to the gallery but to do the right thing, and the right right is to allow all inclusive electoral system to the participation of everyone.

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  2. This should had been a big issue at United Nations and use the stage to drum up support and send a strong message to DRC.

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  3. Our President has also issues of standing in 2021 but he tries to talk about his friend in another country! He should have said that he has served two terms and he is not going for another term because he respects the constitution and he believes that Kabila can also do likewise by stepping aside and let the will of the people be respected. That’s how democratic government is all about than him complaining about his neighbour!

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