President Egar Lungu with Geneeral Lors richards durig the centenary commemoration of the end first wolrd war 1 in Mbala
President Egar Lungu with Geneeral Lors richards durig the centenary commemoration of the end first wolrd war 1 in Mbala

Mbala November 25, 2018, ZANIS —– President Edgar Lungu says peace plays a pivotal role in sustainable social and economic development of the country.

President Lungu says when peace is threatened , women and children suffer the most because they are displaced.

The Head of State emphasized that peace should therefore be guarded jealously through the promotion of dialogue.

He said this during the centenary commemoration of the end of first World War in Mbala district Northern Province, today.

The Republican President underscored that the commemoration of the first World War has concretized the peace that the country enjoys.

“ It is unfortunate that over 2000 Zambian men and women died during the four year war of 1914 – 1918 that ended in Mbala district, “ he said.

He has urged the global community to harness the rich tourism potential that Mbala district is endowed with.

President Lungu directed the Ministries of General Education and High Education to include the rich history of Mbala district in the school curriculum.

The Republican President has since flown back to Lusaka aboard his Presidential Jet which took off at the Samora Marshal Airforce Base at exactly 15: 30 hours, today.

He was seen off by Provincial minister Brian Mundubile, Service Chiefs , government and PF officials.

Meanwhile, The centenary celebrations have received international recognition from European Countries such as Britain.

General Lord Richard who represented the British government , said his country holds the celebration with great importance.

Gen. Richard who is former Chief of British forces said his country remains resolute in saluting the role of an African Soldier in the first World War.

And Mr. Mundubile said the Provincial administration is endowed with tourism sites adding that the region has a friendly business environment.

Earlier, President Lungu witnessed the demonstration by the Zambia Army Soldiers on how weapons were retrieved from lake Chila after the end of first World War and laid wreaths at the Cenotaph to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of World War one.

After witnessing eight commandos use their skills and conducted a 40-minute underwater operation where several arms which were dumped by retreating German soldiers at the end of the First World War in 1918 were retrieved, President Lungu consequently promoted the commandos from the Zambia Army.

President Lungu praised the troops and said they deserve to be promoted.

The President also toured the Mbala old Prison and Motomo Museum as part of the centenary celebrations.

The end of first World War centenary celebrations was held under the theme: “unlocking the investment potential of the Northern Province 100 years after the end of first World War. “

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28 COMMENTS

    • When HH “threatened” peace in Mongu over using same road Ba Edgar was travelling on, he was smeared of treason. Yes a woman and child of HH were tear gassed near death.
      Women and Children in Luapula didn’t suffer from that.
      Which other women and Children suffered?

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    • When POLITICIANS still money form the Government Account, the CHILDREN who are the FUTURE leaders SUFFER very very very much. The INNONCENT children.

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    • When a tribal thief wants to lead and steals money and sends it outside the country women and children suffer.

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    • Good job Mr. President. HAZALUZA HAGAIN because he is a leader of a TRIBAL GROUPING in Zambia and is UNELECTABLE.

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  1. You mr president are more of a threat than anyone can imagine, not only do women and children suffer but generations to come, you are such a waste of time

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  2. All said and done, useless commeration , no one cares about the first world war on Zambian soil……could have used that money better then spending remembering a war even the owners are not bothered by.

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    • Good job Mr. President. Let’s continue to develop this nation as you are doing and anger the TRIBAL UNION the more! They are foaming at the mouth like a MAD COW.

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  3. With men and women being equal, not in human value, but in roles also, we should be saying that “children, old people and the disabled and the sick suffer”.

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    • Not all disabled suffer! HAKAINDE MENTALLY DISABLED stole some money and put it in PANAMA. Even though he suffers from MAD COW DISEASE he uses the money and does not suffer like you Larry Mweetwa.

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  4. When clueless incompetents and corrupt demagogues in Lungu’s inner circle run the country into poverty and indebtedness in peacetime lots more women and children still suffer.

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  5. No matter how we can raise our emotions and tempers against our able president Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu it won’t help us because he is still the current Head of State until 2021. The first world war is indeed a big history to us because most importantly it was fought and finished in the Zambian soul in Mbala district of our own Mother Zambia, let’s just unite and work together as One Zambia One Nation because we are One People.

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  6. With all these loans you have contracted, you are right you and your parliament of baboons will surely live the children suffering for years to come.

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    • Is that the big baboon Professor from SOUTH AFRICA speaking or it is just a cult god visiting South Africa? If Prof. HANSONI can write what you are saying on his UNIVERSITY LETTERHEAD to the UN, Zambia would be debt free and UNDER FIVE would become President HAGAIN!

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  7. Stop being a liar!! Did Zambia participate in world war. No African country fired even a single gun shot during WW1. Get your facts right before saying things. The WW1 allies included Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States. These countries fought against the Central Powers which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Archduke Ferdinand, of Austria-Hungary, was assassinated by a Serb on June 28, 1914
    Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.

    My foot!

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    • HATRIBES masquerading as HaaMWAPE has just heard about this story of Zambians engaged in WORLD WAR! He has no idea Northern Rhodesia was involved and the BRITISH GOVERNMENT confiscated cattle and other foods from the Zambians to feed the troops! Maybe they never went to Ing’ombe Ilede, that is why you never heard about it HaaMWAPE. When Germany lost the war (It was ruling TANGANYIKA, then) the UN confiscated TANGANYIKA and gave it to Britain. I am glad it is UNELECTABLE because of its HANEGATIVES to its people and its country.

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  8. Comment:I didn’t know my Zambia participated in ww1 , I guess what the president told the ministers to include the history of the mbala ww1 troops is ok instead of learning about the history of Shaka ,Luba Linda and other history that Don’t concern our country.

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