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President Lungu justifies distribution of relief food during by elections

Headlines President Lungu justifies distribution of relief food during by elections

President Lungu at a Rally in Kafue
President Lungu at a Rally in Kafue

President Edgar Lungu says government has the responsibility to deliver relief food to hunger stricken areas with or without by-elections being held.

Speaking when he addressed a rally at Mugurameno primary school in Chiawa to drum up support for PF candidate in the Kafue Council Chairperson by election Brigadier General Moono Simakoloyi, President Lungu says government has the responsibility to ensure that no Zambian dies of hunger.

He says government will provide relief food to people in need anywhere in the country.

President Lungu says government will not listen to cries of the opposition accusing the party of buying votes using relief food.

He says people will be given relief food, stating that no Zambian deserves to die of hunger.

And President Lungu has promised the people of Chiawa Which falls under Kafue district that government will immediately after the by-election sink boreholes in the area.

He has also promised to improve infrastructure at Mugurameno primary school and the roads in the area.

President Lungu says government does not want to leave anyone behind in terms of development.

He has since urged the people of Chiawa to vote for General Simakoloyi who he says will have easy access to State house.

President Lungu says General Simakoloyi is hardworking that working with him will change things in Kafue district.

Earlier President Lungu met with Chieftainess Chiawa and Chief Chipepo whom He assured that relief food has been dispatched to the area.

And Chief Chipepo says government has responsibility to provide food to people who do not have food.

He says election or no election people need food.


  1. I guess upnd is crying foe. Instead of crying that upnd is distributing food why don’t you do the same? The problem is that mwalikwata akaso ba upnd.

    • Such thinking is only excusable for stu.pid moments such as this ….GRZ is distributing our contribution as tax payers which even the UPND members pay what kind of warped thinking is this from so called @Kateule

    • Lungu has mental problems and the sooner a shrink moves into State House to do his job the better for the country Lungu is leading while he’s sleep-walking. Lungu go away!

    • South Africa today revealed that Morocco has bought many countries in Africa. We all know how Zambia made a u turn on Western Sahara. We are an embarrassment
      Mantashe slams Morocco over parallel Western Sahara conference
      ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe has slammed Morocco for holding a parallel conference on the issue of Western Sahara’s independence, on the same day that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) solidarity conference kicked off.
      Mantashe told journalists on Monday, following the opening of the conference at the Department of International Relations headquarters, that Morocco had paid for representatives to attend its conference.
      “I would have expected that from Morocco because they have resources,” he said.
      “They are exploiting even the Western Sahara…

    • because they have resources,” he said.
      “They are exploiting even the Western Sahara resources. They are using them to buy support and they are succeeding on the continent.”
      Western Sahara is rich in phosphates and other minerals.
      Mantashe claimed that Morocco also “bought” support to be admitted to the African Union in January 2017 from the majority of African states.
      Only 10 countries, “mainly liberation movements and SADC”, opposed Morocco’s admission. Morocco left the AU in 1984 when Western Sahara (officially the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) was admitted as an AU member.
      Mantashe also expressed concern about other countries having an influence on the African continent.
      “It’s going to be more complex if you see the invasion of the continent by Israel as well. It’s…

    • .
      “It’s going to be more complex if you see the invasion of the continent by Israel as well. It’s making the continent a playing ground for occupying forces and we have a responsibility to continue talking to raise the awareness,” he said.
      South Africa is in the process of scaling down relations with Israel because of what the South African government says is its occupation of Palestine. But it has recently agreed to allow Morocco to send an ambassador to Pretoria.
      Mantashe said South Africa would continue to campaign in the AU and explain to the ambassador that Morocco should move out of Western Sahara and give the people self-determination

  2. Kateule, you want them to be disqualified. Right now only Lungu and his party are allowed to bribe citizens. You heard him say he will sink a borehole after elections, I don’t know why he had to wait until election time to distribute relief and then abandon them after getting the votes. Zambians need to stop selling their souls for a bag of food or money, they’re allowing themselves to be used and discarded by greedy politicians who don’t care much about them. That access to state house has not made any mp or councilor better other than Tasila.

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