Amos Chanda

Former President President Lungu’s spokesperson Amos Chanda has hinted on the possibility of entering the political life after he tendered in his resignation yesterday.

In the the resignation statement, Mr Chanda said that he had perused the draft constitution and that he did not want to be caught up should he aspire for Political Office.

“I have perused the draft constitution, particularly the clause requiring civil servants to vacate office at least two years ahead of elections, and I would not want to be caught up with this should I aspire for political office,” read his prepared statement

Mr Chanda said that despite considering pursuing roles in the private sector and a possible political career, his support for President Lungu is unwavering and he will continue to do so despite him vacating State House.

Speaking at State House yesterday when he resigned, Mr Chanda said that he wanted President Lungu to succeed and that all Ministers must want the president to succeed as well.

“I want the President to succeed. All ministers must want the President to succeed in fact they must do more to ensure the President succeeds.
We support him as he presides over the utilization of our very limited resources. So anyone who worries about the President must do anything that reduces his chances to succeed,” Amos said.

“I must stress that in supporting the President, The clarion call I make to everyone who supports him, worries about him, supports his vision is that whenever you think or feel your stay, even just one percent will endanger the political success of the President you must listen to your inner voice and do the right thing so that you support the President,” Amos urged.

He then went on to caution public servants to look above self and remember the greater good which is that of the 17 million Zambians.

“They are 17 million Zambians and Amos Chanda is one person, Minister X is just another. So whenever anyone of us feels your stay will impede successful running of government, cohesive running of government, you must be able to look at the bigger picture and project the greater good for the greatest majority,” he said.

“So when certain questions are raised about you, sometimes the inner voice must tell you, that is whether you are guilty or not guilty to ensure that you do not undermine, not for a moment the chances of the President to succeed.”

Below is the full resignation statement

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51 COMMENTS

  1. What is your inner self Mr Chanda telling him. Can Chitotela, Kanpyongo and Chilufya listen to their inner self? If this happen no one will remain in PF including ECL.

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    • Stop this useless damage control, I think this guy is the first press assistant to resign and be fired by a sitting president in Zambia, he is not going to stand where believe me. Chella and that other RB boy have not stood anywhere.
      Let Amos call kambwili and papata, so that he can be welcomed in the unemployment sector

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    • Too much of a show for this Toad.

      Why give him credence to start with and press conferences at that ?

      For a poor country and useless indigenous Zambia – just may be maybe I shouldn’t surprised.

      I am a PhD holder

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • @Ndobo, am confused apa kaa. Amos resigned yesterday, but why is he still using State House stationery to write his suicide notes?
      I mean, even a resignation letter shouldn’t be stamped with official seal. Just write on a piece of toilet-paper and move-on….

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    • He doesnt want to be caught up in the civil servant clause …yet the greedy ba$tard supports it, he has no time to wait 2 years yet he assumes you the average joes have got time, this is how selfish these morons are and people are watching quietly then they will complain after these laws are rubber-stamped by PF in Parliament.

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    • YELLOW CARD AGAINST CORRUPTION AND BAD GOVERNANCE

      Good morning Zambia,
      As concerned citizens, we will not sit and watch while the country is being plunged deep into unprecedented depths of Corruption and abuse of authority of office by a few greedy people.
      This June 21st, we are calling on all concerned citizens to join us in the Yellow Card peaceful gathering to be held along the Great East Rd from 14:00hrs to 23:00hrs.
      Carry a Yellow Card or put on anything Yellow as a public warning to anyone involved in the looting of public resources.
      Zambia is for all of us!
      Maiko Zulu

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    • This little self inflated egoistic man should just go quietly, he thinks people are fools and don’t know that he has amassed huge wealth not commiserate to his salary as a civil servant at the tax payers expense.

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    • It is a measure of how far we have fallen that men like this can aspire to political office…sad indeed.

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    • mwabupo – This the silly boy who was peppering BUFFOON CK with all insults under the sun but gullible Zambians will vote for him because we are a Christian nation whatever that means!!

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    • And HH listened to his inner voice, he would have handed himself over to the police and anti corruption commission so that he is taken to court where he would plead guilty to stealing from the Zambian people during the privatisation of various state enterprises.
      All the MPs in the UPND would jump ship and stop trying to revive a dead organisation. UPND died with Anderson Kambela Mazoka

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    • Drivelling just to save his neck!
      Apparently he is short-circuited by livewires & vulnerable outside the corrupt system.
      So to continue to be safe he has to sing praise in order to keep his loot.

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  2. Amos Chanda boy, you actually had two months June & July to resign and still make it in August 2021. So people can still speculate your sudden departure. But its better to resign than be fired, that you look more heroish than your appointer. But thank you for listening to your inner self anyway, one can’t spend his life spinning lies on behalf of others, it can have a telling effect on your health.

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    • All lies, this ido!t was fired by his fellow id!ot and drunk, cracks are starting to show in this band of thieves and morons, thank god we are now saved from all those articles that this Satan was writing from time to time. Any good and commit suicide you son of a wh***re…. maybe you can do something that makes you moronic id!ot of a former boss leave his job so that our country is saved

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  3. One down many still remain, lets see who else ECL will fire.
    The damage is done and zambia is on her knees, to little to late

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  4. So by Amos Chanda undermining the President’s KCM liquidation plans to favour Vedanta which was always stealing from the poor Zambians by cheating that it was not making any profits, was Amos Chanda supporting the President?

    What about the kickbacks/bribes that Amos Chanda got from Vedanta to try and confuse President Lungu to change from liquidation to receivership of KCM, how different is Amos Chanda’s case from Chishimba Kambwili’s abuse of office case where he got a lot of dollars from the Chinese?

    In all fairness, the ACC and DEC, if they are fair, must arrest Amos Chanda immediately for “chitotelalizing” his lofty position.

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    • This is why press conferences are very important …if that dumb lazy moron held one two weeks ago to justify why he appointed State House officials as Liquidation delegates for KCM much of these rumour mongering would have been avoided.

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  5. Good you have gone.What was your role in retiring in national and public interest of several civil servants and police officers?

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  6. GOOD LUCK!

    CIVIL SERVANTS RESIGN 2 YRS PRIOR…

    CHANDA IS COMING BACK AS MINISTER OF INFORMATION AFTER ELECTIONS

    GOOD MOVE….

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  7. Anyway,please tell Lusaka water to provide water in Matero constinuency(Lilanda Estate & Mater) .These Pipo voted for PF but there is no water for the past 3 weeks.There is no notifications so you expect pipo to be happy with govt.Nonsense fire the MP ,conciliors and Lusaka Water boss.We want Miles Sampa here.He performed to this usle—less mp here.Ba President start makig things right for 2021.It’s like you’re working alone.Your people are letting you down.Zesco can’t be condemned for water bcoz it’s only 4hrs.Lusaka water is uselesssssssss

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  8. First time I am seeing a civil servant resign and hold a press briefing. Amos, if you want ECL to succeed, why resign? Are you saying you were his barrier to success? There is more to this resignation, let us wait and see

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    • The moron even uses State House letter-headed paper has if it was the President resigning or resigning from his company …just shows how this govt lacks protocol and leadership. I mean if one is resigning from a company you dont go and print out your resignation letter on company headed paper do you?

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  9. What if you are a civil servant and you don’t resign now for 2021 elections? What is the repercussion according this ‘daft’ constitution? This what you get by letting a bunch of bellends to write a constitution.

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  10. mpombo wibilima – This goes to everyone holding public office, be good to others and always remember that you hold that office for them. this guy just over did it

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  11. SAD BA AMOS. BUT THE TRUTH IS U WERE FIRED NOT THAT YOU RESIGNED.IT IS A BIG BLACK LIE.AND YOU WILL NEVER EVER SEE ECL IN CLOSE RANGE WITH YOU.THE EVIL YOU HAVE HAD BEEN COMMITTING IT HAS CAUGHT UP WITH U KIKIKI BOSS.NDIYEKUSILA UNKU BOSS. NO ONE WILL EVER COME CLOSER BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING.EVEN BENE SUNDAY CHANDA AND KAIZER ETC THEY NEED TO GO. IT IS TOUGH TO BE ON THE GROUND BOSS. NO FLYING AND IT HAS TO COME FROM YOUR POCKET KA

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  12. AND THOSE HULES YOU USED TO ABUSE IN THE NAME OF BEING A DON. U WILL GO TO KATETE IN CHAWAMA BOSS AND ENJOY

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  13. SOON,U WILL C THAT THE WORLD IS A BAD PLACE TO BE. IF I WERE U I WOULD AMEND AND APOLOGIZE TO THE ZAMBIANS AND CONFESS ALL YOUR STEALINGS OR DEALS

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  14. “So when certain questions are raised about you, sometimes the inner voice must tell you, that is whether you are guilty ….”

    Chanda has been caught up in the released FIC web of looting …..it is too much of a coincidence.

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    • My take is that he is taking the bullet for lungu…….they have worked out that this course of action is the best way of protecting lungu and his gang.

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  15. THE FIC REPORT COMES OUT AND HE RESIGNS ??????????????????? DOES HE THINK BY RESIGNING HE WILL BE LET OF THE HOOK FOR STOLEN FUNDS ???????????????

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    • Your President Lazy wants to change the law so Financial Trends Reports are never released to public even though they only contain behavioral Financial trends: Security wings & himself get the actual report with names in it…keep giving him PF MPs and he will change everything to suit himself and his corrupt thugs.
      Anything to do with corruption he will seek ways to avoid doing anything.
      Amos Chanda will be rewarded by this lazy Bum with no morals.

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  16. We all know what really transpired AMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the President asked you politely to resign on moral grounds because he didn’t want to fire you and dent your image in public. The truth will soon come out

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  17. Bwana Amos welcome to real world. You will now see your true friends. Firstly you will appreciate to answer your cellphone coz yalaba quite nomba. No more ati muli busy. Even patrons will run away from your waya waya joint. Kwena ,you were rubbing shoulders with real business people and all you thot of was opening a bar. Mwalatusanga pa street.

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  18. The True Greens’ are in high gear to grab back the PF from MMD.KBF is essentially telling ECL to hand over before it’s too late in exchange for a guarantee on his(ECL) immunity.But ECL knows capitulation will cause GBM,Kalaba and especially CK to return to prominence in the PF.He also knows his supporters in PF are very weak.Mr Amos Chanda just wants to be on the right side when the cookie finally crumbles

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  19. In Africa people do not just resign where there’s ‘honey’ unless the ‘bees’ force them out.

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  20. Amos Chanda most times looked and sounded smart but everything about him as Press Secretary for ECL, including his resignation, is all wrong and fake.There was no need for a political statement in his resignation note.All that was necessary was thanking the President for the opportunity to serve ,thanking those he routinely interacted and worked with and off course the general public.Amos Chanda has greatly overvalued himself, for which he soon will pay dearly.

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  21. Other online reports are saying the resignation was a compromise? He was meant to be fired for trying to strike a deal with Vedanta? (turning the liquidation to receivership in exchange for a large sum of money)

    Anyway, the background to all this will hopefully be unravelled.

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  22. Well, the mystery dissolves before our very eyes!

    He did not like/want the instability of leaving office two years before elections as proposed in the NDF resolutions. So he left two years before elections (and the constitutional changes passed) ….anyway!

    Obviously, he has the right to listen to his inner self and be brave enough to do as his conscious dictates. We wish him Godspeed, travel well to your next adventure. Nothing worse than a jobsworth person hanging around unhappy causing trouble. Dignity his middle name.

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  23. Amos Chanda is vying for the position of running mate in 2021 general elections. That is the truth of the matter…

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  24. Who is this Amos Chanda?
    Zambians be serious! After he has amassed wealth through fake deals!
    Atase!!!! Let him finish like the others who thought they would rule Zambia!Amos Chanda? Na Kambwili abwamako!Atase!! Even addressing the press! Kubuta pa zed tuleke!

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