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President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials
President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu returned in the early hours of Friday from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he attended the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government on 17th January, 2019 to discuss the post election situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, the President was welcomed by Her Honour the Vice-President Mrs Inonge Wina and Defence Chiefs.

Meanwhile, The High level Consultative Meeting of Heads of States and Government that was held in Addis Ababa on Thursday to discuss the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has constituted a Special Committee to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo to help resolve the post-electoral crisis.

The Committee that will be headed by the African Union Chairperson Paul Kagame and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat will visit the DRC and interact with President Joseph Kabila and other stakeholders with a view of reaching a consensus on a way out of the post electoral crisis in that country.

Speaking after attending the meeting, President Edgar Lungu who is also Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Defence, Peace and Security said the meeting also recognized that the Congo DR was a sovereign state that had its constitution, the rule of law and its own legal framework.

President Lungu said the meeting that lasted for over 7 hours, gave a chance for leaders from SADC, AU, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGR) to brainstorm on how best the people of Congo could be assisted.

He said regardless of the decision other stakeholders had taken in the past to pursue the post electoral crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it was imperative that the option of dialogue was not ignored.

And President Lungu said the proposed National dialogue in Zambia should not be dependent on one person, and that there should be no winners or losers in the dialogue.

He expressed concern at reports that there was impasse that remained unresolved between the church and ZCID.

President Lungu emphasized the need for the dialogue process to involve all concerned parties without leaving any behind.

This is according to a statement issued to the media by Inutu Mwanza, the First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials
President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials
President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials
President Lungu being welcomed by Government Officials

36 COMMENTS

    • WELCOME BACK SIR. You are a true son of Africa with responsibilty to resolve our neighbours challenges.
      Here at home all is well. Peace and tranquillity is all we know. Please find some sleep and be not be distracted by the so called DIALOGUE NOISES.

    • Kikiki, He’s the President of Makumbi (clouds). He’s just come to take a shower & change clothes. Next week a trip will be manufactured

    • Edgar is dodging dialogue at home and pretending to be helping out in the Congo. Mr.Lungu please do the needful ( ans since you are a humble man, could you please stop you 80yr elderly Vice president from meeting you at the the airport each time you travel. It is ridiculous to have all those govt functionaries lining up at great cost just to shake your hand)

    • @Nostradamus
      Our friend Edgar is back alone in his bedroom, ba mulamu is partying there in USA, please tell her to quickly fly back to come and cook,, am trying to make this marriage work even if Edgar does not listen

    • The Lazy man is back to visit Zambia….how I feel for old hen Bo Inonge her job is simply to waking up in the morning to welcome this tin.

    • Flught 9J-ONE took off at 10:16 PM from Addis Abba according Flightradar24 so these fooooools must have been waiting for this lazy bum at around midnight on the tarmac…really sad …why he can not just hop on a helicopter alone to state house.This man has clearly not worked for a proper business corporation he is so ignorant to waste; look at his colleague in Tanzania.

    • @Ndobo, that marriage ceased in April 2018, it’s irreversible. Look it has been 20 days of public knowledge of where both where, 20 nights, it’s serious.

  1. This is a clear indication that PF does not trust God and does not believe in God whose Jesus is the Lord. PF from today onward should never call upon the church to any function until its exit in power because its is a blasphemer. We all look to God in time of problems and difficulty such as this. Why pray without action? Is God a God of falsehood? A leaders whose heart is away from God falls away from the grace of God and his or her downfall is a misery.
    God will never disappoint Zambians but will ever be with the many Zambians and not for the leadership of the evil one.

    • People, need to understand that it was not given to everyone to be a preacher. Keep your beliefs to yourself. Lord this, Lord that. Meanwhile, people are afflicted by hunger, disease, ignorance and poverty.

      See, when we want to consort with God, we know where he lives; we would go there. This is LT! Not a church house. Spare us the sermons.

    • Vanduu,i think God is too busy with more serious problems eg Syria. These our problems are self inflicted and the solution ordinarily is supposed to be simple through the ballot

    • Jay Jay
      Just to add: as he buys expensive jets,wants a new State House and gives himself a salary increase whilst on the other hand he increases taxes(money which he cant account for when collected),brutalises opposition and avoids the citizenry Zambia we can do better…

  2. JUST silly comments about H.E. President Lungu on this blog one can TELL how divided the country is . Even NATIONAL DIALOGUE can’t attain its purpose because of quintessential politics. HATRED,JEALOUSY and BITTERNESS at its peak.

  3. Politics!! I can’t imagine Hon. Mrs. Inonge Wina waking up at that old hour of the night just to shake hands with President Lungu at the airport.

  4. ECL is fit, loved and voted for by 6.5 provinces of Zambia.

    The elements that claim to be fit are sick in the brains, hence they will never be trusted and voted for in Zambia.

  5. VERY HARDWORKING PRESIDENT INDEED NO TIME TO REST AH PLEASE REST IS IMPORTANT SIR CONSIDER TAKING KA SMALL LEAVE EVEN TWO DAYS NO PIPO SHOUD COME SEE U SAY TILL 22ND JANUARY. REMEMBER ARE IN OFFICE ALREADY NO NEED TO CONVINCE US U NEED A VOTE WE SHALL CAMPAIGN HEAVILY IN 2021 FOR UR CONTINUED STAY WELLDONE ON DRC UR INITIAL STATEMENT AND IN AU WERE CONSISTENT THUS MY PRESIDENT

  6. Ba UPND, we know all of you chaps who post these s1lly and hate filled comments about our life President Lungu. For your information, your jealous will kill you if hasnt dont so already and the more you insult the President and PF, the more we even roll up our sleeves to ensure your ka small idol you worship HH is completely unaccepted by the 8 Provinces now. You keep insulting and we will keep on working extre hard for the majority Zambians through well coordinated and approved developmental projects.

  7. Just what is the point of so many defense and government officials lining up to welcome the president every single time he returns from one of his many foreign trips. Have they not got better things to do ? It’s just so wasteful. As suggested by another subscriber, why doesn’t the president simply fly by helicopter to State House and avoid all this wasteful nonsense.

  8. If all of us were thinking like Nchimunya, then all of us were going to be friendly. Thank Nchimunya and God bless you.

  9. This is the second time I have noted, lately, of ECL arriving in the early hours of the morning and still having people waiting to greet him. For goodness sake, surely there is leeway for arriving at a more sociable time? Or at least let all those who come to ‘greet you’ sleep and just make your way to State House.

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