President Edgar Lungu is being seen off by vice-President,Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.
File:President Edgar Lungu is being seen off by vice-President,Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departing for Angola.

President Edgar Lungu is today expected in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates on a two-day working visit, to discuss a host of issues of mutual interest.

Speaking in an interview in Abu Dhabi, Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji said this is the first high level interaction at Head of State level between Zambia and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Malanji said Zambia stands to benefit immensely from the UAE since it is a fast-moving economy.

He said during the visit, President Lungu will meet investors from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and UAE Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Malanji notes that the Head of State will also meet investors in renewable energy as the country looks for a permanent solution to the energy deficit and its over reliance on hydro power generation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister also said President Lungu will also meet investors who have expressed interest in investing in key sectors of Zambia’s economy.

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  1. No bwino bwino!
    Ukuseya kwachilamo!
    IMF can’t give us an IMF bailout package as long as our expenditure side remains unchanged!
    How much do these presidential trips cost the Zambian taxpayers? If these trips were relevant to our economy, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in!
    You chaps who voted for these chaps, it’s your duty to correct this mess you put us in!

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    • He is going to discuss what? His country is in the red in debt he is going to tour, why does he run away when there is a funeral?

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    • You PF MPs and useless ministers when will you believe us? You die and Edgar don’t give a damn about you. He always takes off on funeral day.
      The worse was how he left at Victoria Kalima … Went to Mombasa with those Findlay to make quick cash for campaign.
      Here he goes again to a dubious country, leaving Rosarina Fundanga in Fr. Chilinda’s church.
      And that’s your boss, ba PF muli finangwa ..

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    • Get this joke of a president out of my face! Ati “to discuss issues of mutual interest” They cant even define what exactly he is going to do, a whole president going to chamber of commerce.

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    • I am glad he will die of HATE and he will NEVER be like our hard-working president! Livingstone MUSEUM will do well to put him in the cage now.

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    • People, this is no longer funny but scary. Uyu and Sampa banabaloza. They need either mental help or taken kunganga. Kulibe yaso

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    • Ever travelling world explorer, diem allowance hungry, wasteful, visionless, lazy imposter is now in a shopping and begging trip to the UAE.

      Crony capitalists need to be kicked out. Vote for Dr. Fred M’membe for equitable distribution of wealth among Zambians.

      Our professionals deserve better as does our mothers sisters and daughters , miners, peasant farmers, street vendors , teachers, office workers and marketeers.

      Abash brainwashed cronies, Abash sellouts.

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    • What is he going to negotiate there? Procurement of young Zambians into slavery? Just wasting our meager resources. These fooo1s are not even ashamed to say, “the UAE… is a fast-moving economy.” Well, what about your economy? These bandits have run the economy into the ground. Who in their right mind would want to come and invest in Zambia, with such an outrageous load shedding? If PF was a principled patriotic party, they would’ve asked corrupt clueless Lungu to resign, like ANC did with Zuma. But obviously their interest is to benefit off of lazy Lungu’s mediocre corrupt presidency. Vote these clowns out in 2021.

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    • My thoughts as well. Dont understand this guy. Is he really having 5 common senses like all human beings? I doubt very much.

      “to discuss a host of issues of mutual interest”??? in this modern world sure. Was he invited????

      Why cant he make a telephone call, Skype video or whatsapp video

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    • @Lukanga Kafusha Justice, Lungu inept. The majority of the Zambians are to blame. The guy should not be in such a high office. He shouldn’t be in any public office at all. The guy should be running his own law firm, then use his own monies to travel, which he would not! How is he even allowed to this by the Zambians when there are immediate problems like load-shading? Beggar’s belief!

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    • Who would want to invest in energy when ZESCO is broke and power suppliers like Maamba Collieries Limited can not operate at full capacity because they are not paid.

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    • Topcat,the absence of adequate power in Zambia is a business opportunity to venture into filling the gap.Remember the simple definition of what business means.It simply is the making of money out of somebody’s problem.When Topcat has a funeral,the coffin maker makes money.That is as simple as it gets.
      My only appeal to the President is that let him concentrate on investors who will add value to our products.No need getting investors who will mine minerals and have them exported.

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  2. The only country with good citizens and a wrong lead. What do you expect from a lead whose advised by ba kampyompyo like KZ. Brandish your pistol let me also brandish my jet.

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  3. @Lukanga Kafusha Justice… If you were in need for something at your house would you wait for your neighbour to bring it or go ask for some?

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    • @The Turf, if you had a problem of meal-meal in your home and the last few pennies in you pocket, would you travel to Livingstone, spending the last few pennies of your money or would think of investing the last few pennies into some productive venture (a small business, selling tomatoes or say, even bonds (Kaloba-lending), then call the people in Livingstone to discuss your options? You would also save the travel time to work out, your another strategy. Why do I even bother?

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  4. It was going to make sense if he could make a WhatsApp call, Skype video or phone call than spending $50m going for negative out come.no one can come to invest in a country has no electricity for 18hrs how will they work with computers and machines with a candle? Very slow in thinking .

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  5. The chap just doesn’t give a f*ck about the people, it is all about him and his druggy friends, this 1doit needs to leave like yesterday. The ka worst president in the world is always up to Sh1t… no good has ever come out of the ka small brain with no thinking capacity, the guy is basically just an 1doit in high chair

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  6. MORE SCAMMING BY THE [email protected] CHAKOKS, & HIS USELESS WASTEFUL PARTY.
    Is this the equivalent of Cheap Saudi oil, whilst [email protected]!zar & V.al.d.e.n are Inn tow? They are just going to ensure their offshore accounts are sound for when they menya Zwenga after 2021, coz they now see the picture on the ground, after failing the nation, & failing to secure “campaign funds” via I.M.F.
    BASS0P, WHEN THESE VIOLENT VISIONLESS BRUTES RETURN FROM DUBAI, THE STREETS WILL BE AWASH WITH WHITE POWDER!

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  7. Ba Lulu,yaba but the man is anaza.Not only is he messing up 17 million lives but he has exposed himself to ridicule he is slowly turning himself into a laughing stoke though for us citizen the circus is not funny,we are feeling it in the pits of our stomachs and our pockets.PF should just help impeach this man,they should not forget they are in this together,with the many crimes they have committed surely they are being stupid in sitting back and watching him drive them off the cliff straight to jail…

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  8. The award goes to….. The most traveled head of state for beating the record holder of the same country, goes to…..

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  9. OPPOSITION All People’s Congress Party president Nason Msoni says President Edgar Lungu is “damaged goods” and that it is laughable to insinuate that the opposition could be afraid of such a product.

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  10. Yaba not again i thought these guys should be moaning the late Mrs Fundanga who does that? Why can’t you wait all better use other medias to communicate to your fellow counter parts

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  11. Just say he has gone on a shopping spree for his new mansion. He has not even been invited on a government to government basis but just wants to go and meet chamber of commerce and some investors using this disguise for shopping using taxpayers funds.

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  12. Embarrassingly, who ever reported on this trip can’t even define or explain what the motive for this trip is. Happy holidays !! The Zambian head of state is going Christmas shopping while the rest are languishing in darkness and no food!!
    Zambians need to learn a lesson once and for all, as the saying goes; once bitten twice shy. Lets vote for those with favorable manifestos and not for faces.

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  13. Presidents in Zambia must be given a number of maximum trips they can make outside in a year. TWO! If you think about it, when does Lungu ever work for the people of Zambia? Honestly Zambians, are we that dolt to be used by this guy in this way? How do we really let this guy abuse the country and its patience like this? How many countries has he traveled to? What has come out of those trips? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Shame on all Zambians, not on Lungu. It’s us. We have failed the coming generations.

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    • @ Pungwa…President Magufuli is the least traveled president in Africa. But look how much development he’s spearheading in Tanzania. And yet this impostor president, lazy Lungu, always on the road and accomplishing nothing. How in hell did we end with such a visionless, clueless, lazy 1diot in the first place? This is a tragedy. Zambia should never make this mistake ever again. Hope UAE keep him for good.

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  14. Delegate and tackle critical issues in the country. It is not about rules or responsibilities but being ethical and moral.The money spent travelling can be used for development.A leader is a servant to serve stakeholders and the community.Advisor around some leaders tell them what they want to hear and this is where people go wrong.When you lose election, these people will join other political parties and will be coated and
    declared innocent.They will be baptized in ignorance and become members.You will be blamed for sinking the boat.

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  15. Ba BONZOMAN:This issue of load-shedding is being caused by Climate Change, and government has put up a long time strategic plan which will end this problem of electricity power deficity in the country, therefore it should not be over politicised for solution is yet to be sorted out. Fellow Zambians let us put it in mind that the country is still developing and that our government is working day and night improve and setting up other sources of electricity generation and considering that we have more industries, mines which are the major consumer of power and also domestic use..

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    • Easy to blame everything on climate change! If the government only listened. We have sun and wind in Zambia. Why not incentivise citizens to invest in these solutions and to sell the excess to ZESCO – grid – as is the case in developed countries such the USA, UK, Germany etc. Germany’s electricity is 70% renewable, wind and solar. The problem is also that you chaps won’t hold leadership to account.

      I do recall entering Stanbic to find gensets on display. I asked the Manager what was going on and he said they were offering loans for them. Why not solar inverter solution. He went blank.

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    • Yes even Koswe mu potos around the world in 80 days trips are being caused by climate change

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  16. This issue of load-shedding is being caused by Climate Change, and government has put up a long time strategic plan which will end this problem of electricity power deficity in the country, therefore it should not be over politicised for solution is yet to be unvailed. Fellow Zambians let us put it in mind that the country is still developing and that our government is working day and night improve and setting up other sources of electricity generation and considering that we have more industries, mines which are the major consumer of power and also domestic use..

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  17. We as Zambians have given this guy who is supposed to be a servant of the people too much space. He is answerable to the Zambian people and not the opposite. The idiooot is employed by Zambians and there he goes shiiiting on every Zambian with his useless trips. Koswe mu poto nachilamo fye to an extent where even original members of his own party are against the idiooot. When I heard him speak at UN summit I was thinking how in the hell can a useless person like him be elected President. The idioot has chosen to remain silent on serious scandals

    1. Purchase of the Presidential Jet worth millions of dollars without following the procedures and in the name of Zambia Air Force while Zambians are suffering and dying due to lack of food. Lack of medicin in the health sector. When the…

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  18. Cont…

    1. Purchase of the Presidential Jet worth millions of dollars without following the procedures and in the name of Zambia Air Force while Zambians are suffering and dying due to lack of food. Lack of medicin in the health sector. When the idiooot and his ba koswe mu poto fall ill it is South Africa, India name it. Fack them

    2. The 47 expensive mansions in Lusaka, who owns those??? The idiooot is silent (The guilty are afraid, by James Hadley Chase)

    3. The mukulu trees sales scandal

    4. Mambilama and Kapata Jean degazitting of land in a forest reserve and allocating the same land to themselves (again the idiooot at plot one(Animal Farm is silent cause for him it is okay)

    Now mining in the lower Zambezi by force. Takwaba. I wish that plane of his runs out of fuel…

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  19. Now mining in the lower Zambezi by force. Takwaba. I wish that plane of his runs out of fuel during his stupiiiid trips FY

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    • Dr ECLunga must be a deluded man.He expects Arabs to talk the rubbish about alternative energy when their main business is to produce oil.*****

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  20. It seems there r smart Zambians but the problem is u smart ones can’t convince Zambians to vote otherwise and influence ur good ideas instead kaponyas r ruling u.

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  21. There is a BEMBA saying that says, “UKUPESHA LUNGU KWENDAMO.” To know how arid or useless the land is you should walk through it ,Zambians have seen the hardships that were brought by PF and are now going to vote with their eyes focused and remove this PF Government from power as they have seen its failures and hunger it has inflicted on its citizens. No wander soldiers are feeding on snakes instead of Beef or Pork products.Ati initiative, Lelo kulya insato. Ba president is away to the Arabs to beg for money. Shame

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  22. The stupidity and kleptomania that characterize this Koswe Mumpoto stinks to the very highest of heavens. No wonder some people here are wishing this imbecile for dead, it will surely be in the nation’s best interest!

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  23. Sometimes I wonder though why Zambian presidents, starting with Chiluba, with Levy as an exception, have taken to aimless aero globetrotting costing us millions for zero benefit! Look at Bwezani Kamwendo Munjila and Air Tourism Patient Sata, they cost us millions of dollars. Now it’s this fool’s turn to plunder! And all three are foreigners!

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