President Edgar Lungu has officially opened the Eastern province Patriotic Front -PF- conference with a call for Zambians to rise above tribalism.

President Lungu says he is saddened that some politicians have continued riding on tribal politics despite calls for Zambians to desist from the vice.

The Head of State has further vowed to continue promoting oneness by working with everyone in all party structures.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has strongly condemned political players who have continued speaking ill about the country’s economy in other countries.

The President also noted with sadness the use of social media to peddle lies about the country.

President Lungu arrived in Chipata at 10:43 hours.

He was received by PF Secretary General Davis Mwila, Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu, and other senior government and PF officials.

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  1. Tribalism is just a ploy to deviate us from a bigger picture. The economy is in doldrums owing to poor management of resources. This is due to corruption which you have failed to eradicate. We need not to hide under the canopy of tribal talk. We are like proverbial ostrich sinking his head in sand. Mr President, people are tired of smearing them in butter when you know the issues at hand. Corruption and poverty is driving the nation in an abyss of oblivion. Do not pretend. You need to face these scourges head on. Otherwise, yours is a failed government which needs no mandate next time. People are not interested in tribal talks. Credible candidates have been marginalized because of tribal nonsense.Wake up and clean up your house Mr president.It has a lot of spider and cob webs.

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    • Unbelievable!!! USA 13:0 to Thailand, France 2019 ~ Women’s World Cup Soccer.

      It’s history … ECL, make some history, man!! I know a guy who will lose his 5th election while you score your 3rd.

      Stay focused as you lead these smart people of the Zambian Enterprise … I am in your corner.

      Our time is now … tweende webo.

      Let’s roll!!!

      BRM

      USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA …

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    • There’s a serious issue of FIC report. But we are being treated to an FIC truth on the one hand and a ZRA and DEC truth on the other. Who’s going to stop this? We want only the truth but sadly there’s no govt to provide it.

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    • BR Mumba, the history you should be encouraging this imbecilic president to make is to grow the economy and not that stup!d!ty of winning elections. He wins then what next for the country since he is a clueless bum?

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  2. The most useless President in the history of Presidents! What a missed opportunity, we had an economy that was doing fine till this clueless clown ran everything to the ground!

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    • He is at home at such places if Presidency was about PF campaigning and dancing only he would be on cloud nine….the man is an utterly useless lazy bum!!

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    • I am not a Lungu fan but its wrong to say the economy stopped doing fine when Lungu became president. The economy stopped doing fine when MMD was kicked out. Its not a Lungu problem but a PF problem

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  3. This is the only thing he is good at flying around and attending to trival party issues ….when it comes to national issues he cowers look at how he messed up o the FIC issue…tell him to host a press conference and he runs to the airport tarmac.
    WASTED LAZY LUNGU YEARS INDEED!!

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  4. University of Zambia, Copperbelt University, Mulungushi University, ZNBC, ACC, DEC, Electoral commission of Zambia chairperson etc are all headed by people from same region, is it a mere coincidence? Zambians are not tribal per-say. it is you politicians that are continuously using this to your advantage. Look at how we interact when watching football, at schools, funerals, at work, and many other social activities. Make it criminal so that we close this chapter, that way, politicians will campaign on real issues

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  5. Don’t worry, he is preparing the burial place for another ruling party! Maybe this is what the doctorate is all about!
    It looks like Presidents from Eastern Province are not good at managing an economy!
    KK inherited a vibrant economy from colonialists and managed to run it into the ground! RB inherited a vibrant economy from Levy and Magande and managed to run it into the ground with his corruption and cronyism and wako ni wako madness!
    Now the worst of them all, Mutaware Chagwa has done the worst – stealing from widows and creating more widows by driving the economy into the ground – depleting our reserves, compromising all institutions of government via appointment of cadres, aiding and abating corruption!
    We need to try other provinces! Easterners don’t make wise presidents! This…

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    • Ba Chibesakunda be factual – did RB run the economy down? Will you please justify your statement with figures.

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    • What Chibesakunda has said is true. RB inherited when the dollar was at K3 and a bag of mealie meal at K25 with more national reserves. By the time his tenure was ending things were messed up with dollar at K7 mealie meal K45 and few national reserves. He is on point!

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  6. Uyo, the master of corruption. That is not the face of a leader. Kanshi this chap was head of legal department ku Barclays when Aunt Dizzy was MD so she used to be his boss.

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  7. I actually feel sorry for PF supporters here. They know this guy is useless. Secretly they insult him coz they have seen his incompetence and extreme mediocrity. Look at him travelling all the way uko just to talk about tribalism which he practices with glee as evidenced by people heading major institutions. This man is not wise, not even a bit. He has no leadership clout and I challenge any PF supporter to list down his leadership traits, I bet you they will fail. Go to the PF page on FB, not even one prop PF comment on most of the propaganda posted there. Lungu has killed the PF and for this I thank him. Just look at that face. Blank chap. Wonder if he will have the energy to dance at his rallies since he has zero message.

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    • The man is an utter shambles possessing mediocre abilities he is pushing above his weight in that office…if we said no travelling for 6 months delegate everything from State House via video link to Provincial Ministers this bum would go sick. He is busy in Chipata raising his little fist instead of appointing a Press Officer…he is taking long to appoint one as you need someone morally bankrupt to work with such a close knit group of thieves at State House.

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  8. Comment: Every time this doctor opens his mouth its about blaming others for the very bad habits he’s good at, why? Hypocrisy? Why does he underrate us so much that he thinks we’ll believe anything he says his cadres do in PF? Zambians are intelligent, articulate and able to see through issues their own way. They know who practices serious tribalism and if people tell the truth to the outside world, they want help. If you don’t have mealiemeal in the house, why should you lie to your neighbors who may come to your rescue? Tell it as it is, otherwise the world is a global village as the saying goes, lest they find out on their own and loath you.

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    • When I tell bloggers here on LT that Edgar Lungu has zero leadership qualities they think its a joke…KBF would have undressed this man and humiliated him but was saved by his bootlickers.

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  9. GBM is on top talking about tribalism but not even a single day he has asked GBM to stop talking about tribalism,then today you want to pretend as if you don’t tolerate tribalism.why promotions are only done from those people from northern and easterner.Blue liar talk .

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  10. Tribalism is perpetuated by the PF and ECL himself. How many Tongas and Lozis are in his Cabinet? How many has he nominated to Parliament to address the tribal imbalance arising from the 2016 election results ? A good leader should have used this provision to provide a more inclusive Government.How does he even talk of tribalism when he and his PF have stigmatised certain tribes: people from these tribes are even scared of mentioning their names for fear of losing their jobs or businesses ? He and his PF have survived by dividing and polarising this country.No leader has caused more inter tribal hatred in this country than ECL. As with corruption he means the very opposite of what he is saying.He hates social media because it has exposed his evil political schemes and corruption.

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  11. The man is just dull, that’s the problem.. No wonder everything is a mess, this guy is the worst president in the world. Good for nothing but drinking and stealing… Bu pompwe too much

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    • @13 Wise, YES, that is when he will become a real humble person! RB was humbled, and its a question of time!!

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    • LUNGU is an extremely lazy man he can not face up to issues like commend FIC the lazy foooool would rather be on his Gulf Stream Jet in the sky drinking whiskey!!

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  12. Since elections it is campaigning ,appointments and deployments.Whenever the country is facing a crisis it is a defensive mood. The cabinet is full of educated but incompetent people to drive the economy. They think about their jobs and families. We have no other alternative party. Most opposition parties are supported by criminals who will be even the worst when given the mandate to rule.. Thieves and crooks know that the easiest way to become rich is to join politics.The saying that politics is about numbers and you have no permanent enemies has eroded moral behaviour. If only politicians were different …

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  13. Talk about tribalism ?

    Never mind GBM going rouge with tribal attacks , this crook lungu watched and cheered on as ck , a senior minister in his grz went on air and tv to attack Tonga’s with lies and tribally loaded opinions, this was live on air , while this crook cheered on…..

    At no time in our history, maybe a bit with FJT but this is the worst time of tribalism , corruption, debt , and stealing in GRZ

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  14. You are right tribalism is shameful.it worsened after 2016 elections.clearest sign… retirements in national/public interests etc

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