Home Lifestyle Photo Gallery President Rupiah Banda’s house handover in PicturesLifestylePhoto GalleryPresident Rupiah Banda’s house handover in Pictures November 22, 201827,688 views101Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin Email Print President Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu officially handover the retirement House keys to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu cuts the ribbon to officially handover the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at BonaventureSide view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventureSide view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventureSide view of the retirement House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu and the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu being blessed by First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda whilst the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu greets the First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu greets Freedom Fighter Sikota Wina during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventureFirst Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda having a light moment with Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and Special Assistant to the President for Project, monitoring and Implementation Andrew Challah during the handover ceremony of the House to the 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda at BonaventurePresident Edgar Lungu being welcomed 4th Republican President Rupiah Banda before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at Bonaventure4th Republican President Rupiah Banda confers with President Edgar Lungu who is flanked by Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela during the inspecting the House before official handover during the handover ceremony at BonaventurePictures by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS[Read 17,649 times, 3 reads today]Related Posts:Former President Rupiah Banda Comments on his Immunity RestorationBlack Mountain handover to Jerabos has nothing to do with Politics-MwakalombePF youths happy with ‘black mountain’ handover processRupiah Banda not coming to take over MMD- MbulakulimaNevers Mumba More Than Ready to Meet Rupiah Banda Loading... 101 COMMENTSReally sad children are learning in thatched houses, sitting on bricks and you give a mansion to a President who was already given K5 million. Can we all show solidarity with PF member, their President has just built a mansion for a former MMD president and just today also nominated at MMD MP. It must be really painful for true PF members because they continue to be ignored.6210But RB was given K5 Million to build himself a retirement house. So how come you build him another house bena Lungu455Don’t worry, they all chewing with both hands. No different to some of the Bonehead bloggers, Mushota & Kudos included!!!183@Titus Musankwa, Zambians are so brainwashed to believe we don’t deserve better. Even living in a thatched house is like a privilege. Look at our villages. We think villages should remain just the way they are.212Very sad indeed….no shame at all214This is what modern day thieves look like.332Truly ANIMAL FARM…. Even dragging in the big Man KK to justify this worst of money.221Very sad indeed.81The constitutional clause of building houses & paying ex-presidents same salary as the incumbent was meant to curb corruption & theft by presidents. This has however not stopped RB & Lungu from grand theft to highest levels never seen before. Jailing Lungu will be the best warning to future presidents.363Is RB allowed to sell that House? or is it a government property like KK’s residency? KK’s house will always be a presidential house. But this RB’s 4 start-HOTEL will always be a business center, cartel’s den.261Let’s roll …222Exactly what I was thinking. Great minds think alike. I like president Lungu, but they could have used A third of the money they used for building president Banda’s house to fix and build schools for kids. Nursery to twelve grade and colleges. This is a miss on the part of the PF government. Seeing the freedom fighters was good, not freedom Sikazwe.52I repeat…..NEVER TRUST A POLITICIAN….HH,LUNGU,RUPIAH,NAKACHINDA,NEVERS,GBM etc….they’re all the same and they know how to enrich themselves….we waste our time even commenting and supporting them….no shame and HH is busy sneaking into the State House late at night….when everyone else is fast asleep…..”Donchi Kubeba mwila lila lila shiii ” via singing134We all know that this person stole money from the national purse and we go on to reward him for stealing from us? What kind of people are we? Sata even prosecuted this man151If indeed RB was given money to construct a house and again benefits by being built a house then this is theft. Let he be investigated and brought to book. Day time robbery it is. This calls for sad reading. And to make matters worse, he is passed over all the other presidents and gets one. what about the other three families? too many questions and less answers. Cry my beloved country. As a tax payer, I feel like stoping work and relocate to a more decent country to seek asylum. My reasons will be based on the same. May God visit these heartless humans. I declare fire on whoever is misusing money from my hard earned resources. Fire on them. People please bring out the evidence.110And besides RUPIAH BANDA was just a caretaker President……70Beautiful. Wina camuba HAGAIN!35Old men building themselves mansions. Where Is Tandiwe?31Birds of the same feathers, Eswatini…..200BaPF Bana tugonga big time, no party will ever surpass them.71Let him repay the K5 million back, retires, students and patients need it.70So HH nacimubaba. Na BP naima. ECL has bn blessed, does it mean he is also be the next president of Zambia. I hope HH will not hold a press conference to discuss this house that has been handed over to RB. HH na GBM mashilu.843But HH belt his own house not be given at the expense of majority zambian people suffering. ….are we the same zambian or others are more special223Mulibapuba tata, batini?111Iwe, which planet are your from? What is your citizenship? Are you sure you can support such ruthless action by these people? You are the type of persons whom we would say are a wasted sperm. Cant you see what is happening? You support the unsupportable. Silly iwe.51HH built using his money not tax payers money. Don’t expose yourself this much brainwashed cadre70What’s his life’s span? I bet the Govt will still be paying on the debt for the money used for contraction.180bwafya. greedy people. nosense nosense nosense nosense111Why not start with ba Chiluba, ba Mwanawasa, ba Rupiya and ba Sata in that order they ruled? Or is it saving the living first or who matters most? i am just thinking. order in human is very paramount.181Hello!You mean The govt. must build for the deceased presidents? Can you copy from Botswana? A house reverts to the govt. once the former president dies. Do we have so much money for us to build houses every ten years?150Clearly wako ni wako being displayed. they have just showed us that tribalism is at play here. Probably pay back too after the elections. These old people. Young ones, let us support our fellow generation politicians. these old ones seem not to have a heart for us and this country.31What criteria was used to jump the line of Mwanawasa, I beg to be corrected, initially we were told that RB opted for cash and not the house, he was given cash just before the 2016 General elections. Where is this gesture coming from? The timing is interesting, ECL is worried of the RB – Mutati alliance.122@7 Super Delegate, Levy Mwanawasa DIED IN POWER, he was NOT former President, though I feel HIM, LEVY, KK naba SATA deserved houses NOT aba Ba RB!!!!61Hmmmm, RB is classy!! Hakainde’s new kasama office block challenged107Classy with IBR roofing sheets?221This is day light robbery, they rob us whilst in office and at the expense of the poor tax payers government rewards them with mansions.111ECL selflessly discontinued the practice to save Zambia’s resources. These are the leaders we need in our generation!611Whats the use of that when he is worth a purported $60 million and still counting of unaccounted for wealth ??Should have instead cut the enomulations in half…..32At least Rupiah Banda had the economy running very healthy unlke the chakolwas now in charge of impoverishing Zambians.65HAZALUZA HAGAIN! He is UNELECTABLE!32The constitution needs to be amended to stop the practice of providing for past presidents. They would have accumulated enough wealth during their time as president to fend for themselves after retirement.100It is really a fuss.They same people tell us that politics is just a service to the nation.It is no longer a service.It is employment that goes with benefits.If it is a service,politicians would have been sacrificing for the well being of the nationals. One wonders,as to why professionals like doctors,lecturers and lawyers opt to join politics at the expense of their professions.The answer is simple.There is free money in politics which attract no tax at all.They are able to send their children to better school and have access to better health services. No politicians should hoodwink the citizenry that politics is a service.It is employment like any other employment.There is no service in African politics.111Does this mean RB will have to pay back the K5 million he was given in lieu of the house or what?60Very very sad indeed….Just 8 miles away in kanyama, chawama and other compounds people are using pit latrines and drinking dirty water with street kids surviving on one meal a day unable to go to school they cant aford……Very very sad , the unashamed opulence these people live in while the majority are stuck in abject poverty…161VerY SAD that it is UNELECTABLE?21I was saddened last night to find women queuing for their children’s grade one places as early as 22:00 hours at Lotus Primary school in Kamwala area. I noticed these women on Tuesday but did not ask what they were doing or why they were at Lotus during that time of the night.50This is the situation brother….people sue for 2 days at clinics only to be given a prescription to buy panadol…With 40 % unemployment , Lungu and PF are unashamedly flaunting this wealth, when the time comes they ask you to pray and dance dunnuna….70So this is how lungu squander taxpayer funds in broad daylight as we watch and be taxed to death. Shame shame We are very aware and seeing everything this govt of thieves is doing don’t expect another term this is your time to steal but the last this party will see in a long time… All these teams will leave lungu all alone when time for reckoning comes, he has sawn seeds of corruption that is what he will reap in the end … Shame shame too bad for him.51The law that provides for building houses for former presidents must be amended ASAP.50The money spent to build that mansion should have been used to pay the retirees who are suffering and dying before they get their money.Really this is unfair!!!!!60If only you had the numbers in parliament, maybe then you can change the law on building former heads of state houses. But as long as you continue losing even in your so-called strongholds, you’ll just be yapping and trolling to no effect!24You should be ashamed of yourself supporting such expenditure of GRZ money in the midst of 40 % unemployment and highest taxes ever….81The Law is the Law, good or bad or whether I’m supporting it or not! You want to change it, Vote.21SO what happens to this house when RB dies? Title passes on to Thandiwe? After she dies? I hope the holder of title and transfer thereof is properly documented somewhere and will not be subject to mis-interpretation and abuse in future. Common sense would dictate that ownership of the house should not be transferable and that at some point soon after the ex-president and spouse die, the property should revert to the state. It has been built by tax-payers money!110I don’t get this. That could house 5 poor families in flats.70Not 5 but at least 20 families50…and what about the rest?01We are a Christian Nation we should follow the bible: “To him who has, more will be given and to him who doesnt even the little will be taken away from him” Lungu reads the bible regularly and he follows it to the letter as reqiured by the Christian Zambian Constitution., Kapwepwe told us that “Lesa wa basungu chipuba.”25Free houses for people who got money, what about us the poor people with no clean water n sanitation who are condemnd to komboni life70your job is to pray when lungu calls for prayers and dance to dunnuna reverse when he says so, then vote for him……that is your role, the poor of zambia….71PF cadres come out of the boat, where is Michael Chilufya Sata’s house? Oh! is late kwena, Edgar Chagwa Lungu has really dribbled these suffering expendables.40A lot of Citizens moaning about these greedy wasteful, shameless, & crooked leaders. Zambian’s DONCHI Moan, you reap what you sow. You vote for these bandits, & sunsha musana to Dununa reverse when these selfish plunderers win with your vote. To you Zambians, I have one special message; WEEP NOT CHILD!!30So mu zambia everything is politics ka ,this is constitutional if anything ecl refused to build him24RB was president for 3 years only What did he do for Zambia for him to get a fre house, he was paid for being president plus he stole a lot of money with his sons, when the next president who genuinely hates corruption comes , RB should be investigated These people are thieves , we haven’t forgotten the “ mpundu Trust “110Ba sakala nyongo imwe, stop abusing tax payers money. Mwaba shani ba mambala imwe kanshi ? You can’t even clean Lusaka but want clean houses for yourselves. As for you Edgar Lungu , your retirement house is the one you building in Eswati.30What a waste of tax payers money. May God be their judge.00Tayali it’s not a waste. It’s a Theft. There’s a big difference00This will be a painful thing for the Haters to swallow. Congrats RB, now Presidents won’t feel the need to steal and flee if the Nation still honors them after.25Shameful indeed. He got his retirement package from which he should have built his own house. What a waste of resources for a country failing to provide basic school infrastructures in rural areas – a country with areas of abject poverty and where people have been ignored. Why, in all honesty, would RB deserve an enormous expensive structure such as that? The whole bunch of them at this so-called ceremony have no shame in standing in front of such a monstrosity and flaunting decadent wealth shared by a few.40Imagine this is Mr. Mpundu Trust we are talking about who obtained a $1million dollar loan whilst in office for favours from the Nigerians!!31Bitter hearts, evil hearts.11This is wealth which we shall not take to our graves. I would rather suffer and be close to God than become wealthy, to be with 66610It’s the law, change the constitution if you don’t want the law!!!!32Upnd cadre the man was given money to build his own, now this double stealing others like you can be persecuted for. Besides if we follow the law, then that house should be Kaunda’s and not RB. Lungu will have to give proper explanation for this when he is out of power as this constitutes wasteful expenditure depriving the next man resources to help the country20Look at lungu showing off at what he can do ? ,meanwhile the 500,000 jobs he promised are nowhere to be seen only of note is the giving unemployed youth a slag dump called black mountain to scavenge a living off of in dangerous holes while the people of chawama where he was MP , just 8 miles away are still using pit latrines and have no running water …………..50The only president who deserves a house from the state is KK because he is the founding father. The rest can be building their own homes after all they are all very corrupt from Chiluba up to Lungu. I’ll include even HH who will soon become president31HH president? Of what? Not a country32Freedom Sikazwe always spoils the show with his plastic smile … Kikikiki10Zambia can save lots of money by simply affording subsidised mortgages to retired leaders.Imagine each house costs K35m to build!Can Zambia afford this much money on one individual every 5 years? How may house 100yrs?10By the way is the house furnished? What a waste of money?00I repeat this is not waste but theft. Waste is devoid of the immorality of the act. Rupiah Banda is a thief00Zambia us a Sh*thole country!10Unbelievable! The level of recklessness by this pretend government is astonishing. That mansion like a palace for a dude who ruined the country for a mere 3years and he left with a loot. Meanwhile some kids somewhere else are learning under a tree and with the rain season approaching, they will have nowhere to learn.Did these guys really realize that they were merely supposed to be custodians of public resources and not looters?So what happens to this Castle when this old man dies? Does it revert to the State or his family inherits it? This is painful to see, really painful!20Envy is the root of all evil. That is his retirement package and it applies to all presidents who completes a full term of office as stipulated in our constitution. If you don’t like it, fight to change the constitution rather than name calling or providing alternative facts. All those calling on Rupiah’s corruption, where is your evidence? Even if Rupiah stole, he left us in good shape economically and businesses thrived. It’s the PF government, the same government which attempted to prosecute him that went on a rampage abusing the surplus left by Rupiah’s good policies with impunity. We are in this mess because of bad PF promises not Rupiah’s loot. How do you leave a surplus when you have been looting?12Thanks for nothing to all the clowns who support this incompetent leadership.20Aa Banda…pay back the money00Can you all stop blaming ECL Enjoy suffering You sufferers you chose him yourselves in 2016 Were You not told not to vote for him as he is not a good person and he does not have a heart for Poor zambian but what did you , you went ahead gave him your vote, in fact all of those that voted him in are responsible for what he is doing, STOP BLAMING LUNGU00Do you want hh00Looking 100 time better than state house????????????????????????????????????????????????01Have you been in side of the state house you will be ashamed to urinate in the toilets because of their class in case you soil them01You would hope so, state house was previously known as the governor’s house built to the taste of the colonial masters. Rupiah wanted to change it and we all know how that was received.01Very small house , this one – no golf course, no tu ma impalas. Just an ordinary house in the middle of komboni called Bonaventure.I can’t see how he’ll be able to host warring factions from Congo as an elderly statesman in that bare space with all the city hullaballoo surrounding it. For all I know the environ around the mansion needs to present a sobering façade to soothe the war mongers before they are sat down to talk peace, and this so called mansion lacks that requisite pacifying ambiance.Ba mu gonga mudala with an ordinary nyumba.61I live in the most useless country, are there brains here, I am non partisan but you cant be building a house for former presidents because they can afford to build their own houses. Thinking in this country is still a very scarce resource. These guys had been working like everybody else and should be building their own houses like everybody else and not using tax payers money. NO NO NO!11If the retirement package says former presidents should be given retirement homes then why are people asking questions?Love him or loathe him, Rupiah will go down as the only president to leave the Zambian economy in surplus with the lowest debt in our history. This is a good gesture to encourage presidents to leave office in a timely manner. He deserves every bit of it. May the jealous people suffocate in anger.22FutureZed, shut up and sit down… just because the s!lly, Stnpid constitution says so doesn’t make it morally right. This is a very poor country with people not having access to basic needs like water, shelter, education and medicare. Why would you built a mansion for a thief of a president who ruled for 3 years and vanished with millions in stolen funds that he stashed under family trust fund. RB was going to be convicted until his Kumawa fellow Kawalala Lungu showed up. At ‘surplus‘ my @s$… again STFU and sit down. It was Mwanawasa who left the economy intact and in his 3 years Rupiah almost destroyed everything Mwanawasa put together by his looting.In case all of your arguments doesn’t justify this kind of s!lly spending for a country that relies on donors. The…20I’ll say it again, Envy is the root of all evil. Just who the hell do you think you are to come up here and pretend to preach morals when you lack even the basic of values? Would you even know what morality looks like if it were presented to you on a silver plate? My friend first wash that mouth out with bleach or Jikki before anyone can take you seriously. You make accusations without an ounce of evidence. Why don’t you report RB to the police with your evidence if you are that aggrieved with what he stole? Surely how can building a house prevent an entire country like Zambia from drinking clean water or prevent people from going to school? Do you know what a budget is? stop scaremongering on things you don’t understand.Mambala iwe10@ Alternative nonsense, RB is no longer the president of Zambia, even though I never agreed with some of the things he did, people have moved on. You sound like an angry miserable worm but emotions aside, why should an entire country like Zambia stop functioning because we can’t afford to build a house for a former president?Get your facts right, RB left a very stable economy which the PF managed to destroy within a year. You would rather focus on distorting the facts but I don’t blame you, you are misled by greedy people who are running out of time and would do anything including brainwashing the like of you on the true state of the Zambia’s economy. You will be consumed with your Jealously.10Nothing to say.00This is immoral!Shame on the government!01Total share of tax payer’s money, like come on. we are not there yet to start doing such things, how many times are you going to pensionate RB. Work on the country’s economy or Make sure our little income remain ours and not being decided in half because of tax.00Sincerely speaking, we Zambians are fools and stupid people, i wonder how and why we shall continue with this nonsense!! These people make money during their tenure in office, but again a weaker constitution provides for such silly gestures..01Comments are closed.