President Edgar Lungu greets African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Zambia chapter chairperson Cornelius Mweetwa during the Commemoration of the 2017 international Anti- Corruption day in Lusaka

President Edgar Lungu has welcomed the proposal by two Members of Parliament from the opposition to work with Government to address the food deficit in some parts of the country.

President Lungu says Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa and Mbabala Member of Parliament Ephraim Belemu deserve commendation for their willingness to engage Government over the food deficit.

The President has since advised that the two MPs to engage the Office of the Vice-President on the matter.

President Lungu reiterates that he is willing to work with any Zambian so that Government broadens its pool of solutions to challenges facing the nation.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC News by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.

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    • Do we really hv professional media houses in Zambia? Where are stories from famine-hit areas? Govt-controlled media will go there only if ECL and Inonge Wina go there. If they don’t go there, there’s nothing newsworthy.

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    • I wish all MPs from the Union could be independent thinkers like these! Well done Mr. President. Let’s roll! The Tribal Union leader is UNELECTABLE. He must be saying ” “Namwala in South Africa’ never Happened!”

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    • Mweetwa has always been receiving brown envelopes from state house…never trust a politician….you will be very disappointed

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  1. THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH APPROACHING GOVERNMENT FOR RELIEF FOOD,BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THESE TWO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT HAVE JOINED PF.THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE IS SOMEWHAT BIASED THE WAY HE HAS TWISTED THE STORY~MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ARE GOVERNMENT WORKERS PAID BY TAX PAYERS HENCE WHEN THEY LOBBY GOVERNMENT IT IS WITHIN THEIR RIGHT.THERE NOT LOBBYING DEVELOPMENT FROM AN INDIVIDUAL BUT FROM THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS/TREASURY.

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    • They are mature enough to know what they are doing within their party’s policy and I tend to agree with @ Sonta Donation Yobe. It’s sad that even the media have to twist reporting according to how the reporter is politically aligned thus earning the “Fake news” tag. HH would definitely consult with the MP’s before taking an uninformed action! The acrimony between political party leaders is what is causing parliament to be dysfunctional! If only the party leaders could talk to each other openly than divisively such as clandestinely engaging opposition party MP’s in discussions without courtesy of informing the mother party! Some may argue that the ruling party doesn’t need to do such thing or the president but simple ubuntu courtesy demands it and it is not a written law.

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  2. The true picture is coming out.
    Nothing remains hidden forever.
    What he was denying is coming
    Out.Just look at his smile.Its
    Giving more details as he is in a
    Jovial mood.

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  3. “President Edgar Lungu has welcomed the proposal by two Members of Parliament from the opposition to work with Government to address the food deficit in some parts of the country.“

    Do this administration appreciate strict scrutiny? I don’t think so, if they did they will not be giving this kind of statements.

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  4. HH has been advising on food security for a while now – including measures to deal with the drought that was foreseen. He even offered donations that were slammed as politically motivated. In what context is ECL now ‘praising’ two UPND MPs for talking about the food deficit? Divide and rule? Political opportunism? Desperate Lungu, more like.

    Through his SG, ECL has apparently proclaimed that mealie meal prices will reduce by December. End of. Could he explain, advisably, through an address to the nation, what will be taking place between now and then, for this to happen.

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  5. HH has been vehemently calling for a declaration of hunger as a national disaster in bad faith. His fears are that if the relief food comes from the pf government, they may use it as a campaign issue come 2021 and people may buy into it.He’s better off receiving aid from international donors with no political strings attached.
    The 2 MPs can as well kiss goodbye to their sits.

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  6. There’s no news here because what they’ve is what they are paid to do. They receive salaries and other allowances to do exactly that. The only problem is that they have been misled to believe that opposition means being uncooperative. The people they represent deserve to benefit from Govt resources. They will not wait until the Freemason gets into Govt, if at all that will happen. Douglas Syakalima is also under pressure from the people of Chirundu. He shouldn’t think that people will again vote for him just because he’s a Tonga, he will kiss dust. The same applies to Jack Mwiimbu, Garry Nkombo and Mutinta Mazoka. People in these areas are fatigued with senseless UPND politics

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  7. Where else can they get relief food apart from government. Does ECL still think it’s HH’s duty to do so? It’s not a favour for government to provide relief food to citizens. Stupid story.

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