First Chairperson for the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue-ZCID Dr Katele Kalumba
First Chairperson for the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue-ZCID Dr Katele Kalumba

President Edgar Lungu has appointed former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Katele Kalumba, as Alternate Head of SADC Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to the Parliamentary elections for the Republic of Madagascar.

Dr. Kalumba is expected to lead a team of observers that has been constituted from all SADC member countries, including Zambia.

The SADC electoral observer team is scheduled to arrive in Madagascar on Monday 20th May until the country goes to the polls on 27th May to elect its members of the National Assembly.

This is in accordance with the Constitution of Madagascar, following the Presidential Elections that were held in November and December 2018.President Edgar Lungu has appointed former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Katele Kalumba, as Alternate Head of SADC Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to the Parliamentary elections for the Republic of Madagascar.

Dr. Kalumba is expected to lead a team of observers that has been constituted from all SADC member countries, including Zambia.

The SADC electoral observer team is scheduled to arrive in Madagascar on Monday 20th May until the country goes to the polls on 27th May to elect its members of the National Assembly.

This is in accordance with the Constitution of Madagascar, following the Presidential Elections that were held in November and December 2018.

This is the second time Dr Kalumba was being appointed as Alternate Head of a SADC Observer Mission, having led the SEOM to the 2018 Presidential elections in Madagascar.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Kabinga Pande was also recently appointed as Alternate Head of the SADC Observer Mission to the 8th May general elections in the Republic of South Africa.

Recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji indicated that President Lungu made these appointments in his capacity as SADC Chairperson on Politics, Defence and Security.

He said the deployment of the SADC observer teams was in line with the revised SADC principles governing credible and democratic elections.

This is the second time Dr Kalumba was being appointed as Alternate Head of a SADC Observer Mission, having led the SEOM to the 2018 Presidential elections in Madagascar.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Kabinga Pande was also recently appointed as Alternate Head of the SADC Observer Mission to the 8th May general elections in the Republic of South Africa.

Recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji indicated that President Lungu made these appointments in his capacity as SADC Chairperson on Politics, Defence and Security.

He said the deployment of the SADC observer teams was in line with the revised SADC principles governing credible and democratic elections.

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    • Kalumba alwisha alwisha alila alila Imwe BaLungu pulizi yaninyokola
      Basuka bamumona. What a country! Exminister namadegree can’t find a job!
      That’s how you realize what corruption has done to the country. To get anything you have to be connected to the ruling party. Tefyo ba GBM?

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    • What a ludicrous appointment, has Zambia run out of people with integrity, why should Zambia always appoint people with tainted history of corruption, why are such people not vetted, just asking

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    • Awe aba ba LCE, no DNA problem, why is this man so attracted only to those with at least a dented past for his appointment? Is he allergic to persons with clean record? I now believe and accept the saying that birds of the same feathers flock together.

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  1. Birds of the same feather flock together or is it rats from the same village flock together?

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  2. Katele, another thief, economic saboteur, & plunderer, & Jona loves these. Bellyman Katele ended up with no money, flip flopping from MMD, to P.F, then UPND, & back to PF, while njala yenze ku mu nyokola!
    Did his quota of boot -(@rse)licking, & cheerleading to “Great Humble leader Chagwa” & because Chagwa enjoys these bootlicking sycophants, Chakolwa dips into the nations treasury, & gives this Wizard a paypacket. Next is Godfrey [email protected] [email protected]
    THAT LADIES & GENTLEMEN IS THE FACE OF AFRICAN CAVEMAN POLITICS!!

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  3. In Africa, the guy who stole a goat will always have fingers pointing at him, uyo kawalala, but those who allegedly stole millions of state funds are always respected. Africa for you

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  4. Aside from that, i like the style President Lungu is using in sending representatives in election observer missions. The other day he picked someone from southern province, today, its someone from Luapula. Good move your excellency

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  5. I admired Katele Kalumba when he was Finance Minister, unfortunately, the economy is biting so hard that men like Katele are forced to go back to Lungu with a begging bowl.

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    • But the person you admire the Former Zambian Finance Minister Katele Kalumba haa been convicted of corruption.A court in Lusaka jailed him for five years with hard labour in connection with irregular payments of $25m (£17m) to two American security firms in 2010. What’s wrong with you people…do you not have people to admire surely even Great Galu is there on a media harm offensive with the first lady Old Hen Ester…why do we glorify corruption????

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    • Well, well, well!!
      ANY WONDER WE ARE A FAILED SINKING, & STINKING BANANA REPUBLIC?
      Jay Jay, idolising crooks in Zambia starts from the very top, State House, where we have a Lawyer once barred from practicing, becuse he’s a corrupt Spiv.
      Jona in turn idolises Corrupt R.B, Katele, Liato, Chimese, Chitotela, Chimpyongo, & many more crooks who have [email protected] public coffers without an ounce of shame.
      Then you get citizens like “Patriotic Zambian” who idolise these crooks as if Zambia has a shortage of upstanding normal citizens. Kaya?
      In normal functioning states, any sniff of Corruption from a politician, you are history. A politician in Austria just resigned after being filmed soliciting bribes. The Queen, sacked her top Navy officer for misusing his official car on weekends.
      In…

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    • Cont;
      in Zambia, when you steal plunder, you are praised, promoted, or kept on like Chitotela.
      WE THEN WONDER WHY THE ECONOMY IS ROTTEN???
      As if all this is not enough, you have female Belly wig wearing Cadre Godfridah, asking folk to mobilise themselves quick, & pray for the Kwacha to stabilise from its freefall, whilst we have a Finance minister presiding over the economy reporting for duty DRUNK on a daily basis.
      P.F Offficicals behave like these Fake Pastors littering Africa, i.e, Lukau, T.B Joshua, & Drug peddling Amata. TWAFWA PA ZED!!!!

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    • And they are the first ones to charge at you like a Lioness defending its cubs when you point to the irrelevancy of their Christian nation clause…the selfsame Kalumba who the accused of practicing the dark arts of sorcery or wizardry.
      These people have memories of ants!!

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  6. Who next is this shameless leader LAZY LUNGU going to appoint? Great Galu as Director of ACC

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    • Would NEVER put that past Ba Chakolwa Jona, as the Guy lacks vision, & morality.
      Is Ba Jona not the same guy who freed a Child Fiddling Rapper “The General”, & made him G.B.V awareness Ambassador?

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  7. So looks like the Foreign Service is jam packed now it is Observer Missions. Kuli ncito ndipo!

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  8. Lungu should let these retired fossils to rest in their villages. For how will these old men be in the limelight? Politics is indeed not for the young and energetic!

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  9. Any appointments to help us fix the economy and stabliise the kwacha??? or any pronouncement from Bank of zambia to give guidance and direction on the status of our ecenomy? Think this is the appointment we desparately need at the moment to save us from poverty.

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    • You heard the BOZ Governor giving guidance two weeks ago yet you ask the selfsame foooooolish question.

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  10. If all the previous ministers had created jobs by having entrepreneurial thinking the country would be different.Very few have done it and the businesses are genuine.Dirty deals.Most of them can not last when they leave politics and they opt to go and kneel.We have to change our mentality, instead of thinking to be employed ,let’s think of employing

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    • How can a proxy construction firm with no machinery survive when its Managing Director only obtains GRZ contracts to resell to main contractors like AVIC?

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  11. As long as you are not a Tonga,then everything is bad about you.What has Kalusha done you people.

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  12. Hope he carries his traditional computer that helped him to hide in the bush and evade capture by the task force with him. It will help him again in his new quest of rigging.

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  13. No matter how the Prince maybe liked by the king, if the king has not shown his prince where the rat hides
    in his kingship that Prince shall grow uselessly even succeeding his father he can’t. For as long as us young & energetic Zambians are left out in National duties we shall grow empty headed. The only thing I currently in Zambia that are youths duties is to cadre themselves for both political parties & the ruling party. Am very much troubled when I think of Zambia will be after 20 years from now?????????, Awe bulanda bushala. If Northern Rhodesia had leaders like these we’ve today then it would have remained under the reigns of British people. Your excellence Mr.KK I salute you sir.

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  14. God help Zambia! Give us Wisdom! We are tired, but we know and trust that you alone can deliver us as a nation!

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  15. BIG WITCH KA!!!!HE Had erroded the police fo along time and found him with a black magic laptop. SUCH,ARE NOT NEEDED. WE NEED A NEW BLOOD OF PEOPLE

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