President Lungu at the Combined Graduation Ceremony of the 22nd Command Staff Course and 45th University of Zambia Defense and Security Studies on Thursday 28 November, 2019. Pictures by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Lungu at the Combined Graduation Ceremony of the 22nd Command Staff Course and 45th University of Zambia Defense and Security Studies on Thursday 28 November, 2019. Pictures by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

President Edgar Lungu has donated a Higer bus to the Northern Division Police command in Northern Province.

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja handed over the bus to the Northern Division Command on behalf of President Lungu.

Mr. Kanganja commended government for empowering the Zambia Police Service with necessary equipment aimed at enhancing proficiency of the institution.

He observed that there has been unprecedented development among the security wings in the country citing the construction of over 12,000 housing units for police officers and other security wings as examples of development.

And Mr. Kanganja said the donation of the bus also shows the commitment the President attaches to uplifting the welfare of the Zambia Police Service.

He explained that the bus will assist in the movements of officers from Michael Mataka Police Camp in Kasama district to areas of operation.

The Police Chief has since thanked the President for the wonderful and timely gift.

He however cautioned the police officers against misusing the vehicle adding that he will not hesitate to discipline anyone found misusing it.

And Northern Province Police Commissioner Richard Mweene said the bus will help address the mobility challenges that officers under his command are facing.

Mr. Mweene said he will ensure that the vehicle serves its intended purpose of delivering services to the people.

Earlier, the Inspector General of Police paid a courtesy call on Northern Province Acting Permanent Secretary Davison Mulenga.

Captain Mulenga commended the Northern Division Command for its commitment towards promoting security in the region.

He has since pledged government’s support towards improving the welfare of the men and women in uniform.

President Lungu had promised to donate a bus to the command when he commissioned the Michael Mataka Police Camp in Kasama.

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    • Every government department/province should have basic needs budgeted for such as functioning transport, schools, hospitals etc. When you are in power you are supposed to provide a service to the nation. Only those who are not in government can donate e.g. Non governmental organisations. If you want to be donor please resign from your government position

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    • Every government department/province should have basic needs budgeted for such as functioning transport, schools, hospitals etc. When you are in power you are supposed to provide a service to the nation. Only those who are not in government can donate e.g. Non governmental organisations. If you want to be donor please resign from your government position

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    • And this is a man who had US$1275 in his savings account when he became President,,,,donating stolen tax payers money, bandit President Lungu is a Joke

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    • Bandits everywhere in government institutions. So that’s development for zambians. Have government works been paid? How much is fuel today? How much is meali meal? Has load shedding Finisised?

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    • WHY SHOULD DOESN’T THE TREASURY PROVIDE THE BUS IF POLICE SERVICE NEEDS ONE. DON’T COMPROMISE THEM, NEXT THIEVES WILL DONATE BEFORE THEY COMMIT CRIMES. IT SOUNDS LIKE CHILUBA’S SLASH FUND IS BACK.

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    • it never gets more ridiculous with Lungu and his PF govt. How can a Head of State who is on our payroll be donating to the police a bus. Surely where did all that defence budget that was increased go to? Do these imbeciles think through their actions, this is why they think an MP who was nothing 5 years ago donating truckloads of maize meal and cooking oil is hard work.

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    • With by elections around the corner expect more of these bribes, let bill10 go through and you will see looting of govt expenditure at a massive scale.

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    • Donating? From his own pocket? Where has he got the money from? Mwibala?
      Can his excellence come to Peter Singogo police camp in Ndola and see the shacks police officers live in? A donation from his deep pockets will be welcome

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    • Mavuto – Yeah he donated a Chinese crap bus called Higer, you will never find this bus anywhere but Africa because its doesn’t regulations of other countries.

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  1. A president cannot donate to a state institution. It’s immoral and obviously in this case, ill-intended. The police have a budget line which they can use to buy whatever they need. Why not donate his own money to say Cheshire homes or Matero old people’s home?

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    • PF are a dull people, they have got too consumed with power that they now think ZP is their personal security wing.

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    • @citizen yes its unethical. If the police survives on donations from the president can they ignore his instructions to wrongly arrest someone?
      Like for instance HH or Kambwili. And who would arrest the president if he steals? Do Zambians think about these things? This is a republic not Eswatini or Morocco

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    • The kwacha is the world’s fourth-worst performing currency this year. Daily power cuts last 18 hours after a drought drained hydroelectric dams, and there’s not enough money to import more energy.”

      PF GOVT is a disgrace !

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  2. It’s time we moved away from this kind of politics. The Police must be 100% provided by the State. They don’t deserve any donation from anybody, including Edgar. If Govt can’t provide for the Police so be it. We can’t run State Institutions on donations, and by their nature it’s demeaning. I was disappointed to see a painted Police Station with an advert bearing the logo and contacts of the donor. These things might sound simple but they’ve a bearing on the performance of these institutions. The Police doesn’t exist at the pleasure of any mortal

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  3. Is it a government bus or is it from the President’s pockets? Were the police houses also donated by the President?

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  4. So even the ministerial SUVs could be donations from the same source ka?
    But if the donations come from third party donors, then we are in trouble as those donors definitely want something in return.
    Please amend Bill No. 10 to make it mandatory for the president and other political leaders to disclose all their donations, otherwise we are selling our country to the highest bidders/donors!

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  5. We are witnessing a complete breakdown in governance,this PF mediocrity should be buried come 2021,Lungu donates?How has this person who failed to pay $3000 to a widow now become so rich overnight?

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  6. President Kaiser zulu we are tired of your silly decisions. Can you address pressing issues rather than donating things that private citizen can provide

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  7. He gets a salary just like you. He can do that because he can and feels like that. No law bars him. The police have got a bus they badly needed and are happy. If you are unable to or too selfish to do something good then better just shut up and let those who are able to and willing do the gesture.

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    • Frank. You are a moron. How much is he paid to make such donations. ? Don’t just protect your president without thinking.

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    • You also forget that he requested for his salary to be cut, where is the President getting a Chinese bus? Do you not understand that this is a security risk? Do you not understand that defense budget was increased? This is what happens when we have mediocre leaders their myopia is seen as an achievement. Today even the likes of Kaizer do not fear being questioned on TV or even Paul Moonga they can phone in on a live programme and tell lies.

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  8. The headline is misleading The President can not donate to himself Police is government department. The head should read something like. President Lungu hands over Bus to police

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  9. Yes, the question that needs an answer is: Where did he get the bus from? Did he buy it from his own money or its these usual handouts from China?

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  10. Imagine ba fikaaala aba. Lungu is a doooooog shiiting on Zambians with the Zambians mouths wide open yaba. What a chalo sure. You use Govt´s money to make a donation and you feel proud. Imbwa fye ishi tuntulu

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    • Lukanga are you not the blogger who used to insult bloggers for criticizing your beloved humble leader? Laughable look at you today firing your insults wildly everywhere like a drunk cowboy gunslinger.

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  11. So what were the defense wings doing when they were asked to budget for what they needed? Ushe na ma shilika ni ndwiii pa Zed ka? Idling cabe pa dziko bati. Awe shuwa tazingwa.

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  12. Nothing can save Chagwanyo Lungu from being the worst president ever. I mean, even Idi Amin and Bokassa at least had acts that indicated they had moments resembling acts of some grey matter in action in their skulls. I doubt even a head transplant can save this Chagwanic headless chicken from himself, it is wholly catastrophic for Zambia sure! This so called donation to the police, honestly, is this not what he is supposed to be doing through budgetary allocations to the Police? Awe sure, Chagwa ena chila bushiku na akasuba ni kunya kweka kweka!

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    • The dull IG Kanganja is busy running around wasting fuel from Lusaka to NP to show his juniors what gift his equally daft boss has given them for Christmas or is it a foooolish black Friday bargain!

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