President Edgar Lungu enjoying a light moment with Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland during the opening of the Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone
President Edgar Lungu enjoying a light moment with Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland during the opening of the Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone

President Edgar Lungu says the effects of climate change need urgent attention as they have distressing effects on food security.

President Lungu said Southern Province has been affected by the insufficient rainfall while Northern Province has received excessive rainfall in the 2018/2019 farming season.

The Head of State recalled that the devastating effects of the cyclone Idai on Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique should be a wakeup call to all countries, on the need to address climate change.

He said this today when Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland paid a courtesy call on him at State House.

President Lungu underscored that Counties in Africa and around the World should work together, and find the lasting solution to climate change effects, especially on food security.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland hailed President Lungu for giving an elaborate speech when he addressed the 21st Commonwealth Law Conference in Livingstone early this week.

Ms Scotland said the Commonwealth is open to join hands with countries in finding a permanent solution to the effects of climate change.

She explained that there is need for a climate fund that will complement the green climate fund that can greatly helped countries in need.

The Commonwealth Secretary General further commended government for the promotion of girl child education at all levels in the country.

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    • That picture was taken on Monday night, after his morning rally in Luanshya, and flew in his new fast jet!!
      It’s PF political change on Copperbelt and Luapula, which need agent attention.
      Bwana Edgar you lost so much money in this by-elections, so depressing.
      Call for PF dialogue, nabamikanda.

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    • Madam Patricia Scott welcome to Zambia, unfortunately the dialogue talks you highly recommended have not beared fruit yet.

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  1. Lungu you should’ve led by example before cholera killed many people.Why didn’t you see the need for urgent attention before cholera outbreak?

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    • @Wazamani,
      Don’t make up stories, there was no cholera in Zambia this year.
      Let’s talk politics, not false hoods.

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  2. This no violence order to PF thugs by lungu which resulted in the most violence free election ever seen with lungu was just window dressing to dupe Patricia Scotland……expect full frontal violent assault on opposition in next elections by when no one is watching…..

    The opposition can counter this by pointing to the CW past violence and these ended violence free elections because of their presence , they should insist of the need of permanent CW presence during elections.

    That is the only way lungu will order a PF cease fire…..

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