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ZESCO MD moves quickly to praise President Lungu for the support to the Company

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) listens as ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende explains how Hydro Power is generated during the commissioning of 120MW Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power Station in Itezhi Tezhi Central Province on Friday,March 4, 2016. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2016.
FILE: President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) listens as ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende explains how Hydro Power is generated during the commissioning of 120MW Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power Station in Itezhi Tezhi Central Province on Friday,March 4, 2016. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2016.

ZESCO managing director Victor Mundende has praised President Edgar Lungu’s support to facilitate major transformations and investments in the energy sector that has resulted in the power utility company’s performance to significantly improve.

Mr Mundende said assertions that there is pressure coming from the President and government are unfounded because government has been supportive in every area to ensure that numerous projects to improve the performance of the sector are effective implemented.

Speaking today during the Hot FM breakfast program, Mr. Mundende praised the government for facilitating major changes and improvements in the energy sector compared to previous governments.

Mr. Mundende said there is a lot of professionalism at ZESCO and assertions of incompetence are not true and that the issue of Caderism does not exist.

“The president has been supportive because, without his support, we would never be having these projects we are talking about as it takes government will to do certain things,” he said.

Mr. Mundende also described as a huge milestone in the passing of the electricity act which he feels will contribute to major improvements in the sector for improved service delivery.

“What you can call pressure, I can all it support,” Mr Mundende said as he praised the professionalism of his team at the power utility company.

Meanwhile, the ZESCO MD has said that the firm will Lodge Official Complaint To The IBA Against Prime TV. During the same interview this morning, the ZESCO MD expressed deep displeasure at the conduct of Prime TV that had decided to cut various clips to produce a sensational but fake documentary.

Last week, Prime TV was at it again with a fake documentary that was doctored to pour ridicule on the Edgar Lungu led PF government. Prime TV documentary showed Mr. Mundende heaping blame on Government Ministry officials and disputing the effects of climate change.

Last year, the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) suspended independent TV station Prime TV for ‘exhibiting unprofessional elements in its broadcasting through unbalanced coverage, opinionated news, material likely to incite violence and use of derogatory language.

18 COMMENTS

  1. With what happened to Kasolo and that ZNBC woman director , the man is quaking in his boots. Lungu is in the firing mood this time around. I hope he has done enough to save his job. Political appointments really Suuccck!!!!

    • You would be mistaken for thinking Lungu and his family owns Zesco, this is why I would never work a govt owned company in Zambia. This is why this company will never record a profit can this MD say no when Lusambo wants a contract at an inflated value and doesn’t deliver.

    • He is weak!!!! Mundende, he is in prison just like the name. He is in too deep with Lungu.

    • Sounds to me like this h² private TV station, prime is on rampage acting like Mmembe’s Post Newspaper.
      Smear campaign and looking to dismantle and separate people from their positions just like the post.
      Defiance just like the post.
      Insulting just like the post.
      Politically hijacked just like the post.
      False narrative just like the post.
      Campaign against Government just like the post.
      Inciting the citizens just like the post.
      I stop pay attention to such media houses just like the post.
      .*. just like the post.
      Select * from (national hogwash) just like the post.

  2. I thought you said you were putting your job on the chopping board? What has happened? You are scared because will be fired forthwith? Cares aweshuwa. Be bold and stand your ground iwe.

    • He is weak!!!! Mundende, he is in prison just like the name. He is in too deep with Lungu.

  3. Zesco MD praises President Edgar Lungu. What is news here? Arent caders supposed to be praise singers for their President. This is a cader doing what he is supposed to be doing, give him full marks instead of condemning him

  4. Of course we are a working and listening government and will support you in your endeavors to ensure reliable supply of electricity to our people. We know there are some sections of our society in particular political circles that want to see confusion and are fuelling fake news to disrupt our agenda. How we will persevere. Pabwato. We shall sail on. Kz

  5. If prime TV really have evidence let them go and prove it,if these guys fabricated the news then it deserves to be closed or news editor has to be fired

  6. Its all about integrity ba mundende, wat u said was clear, u new wat u were saying thats why u even said u are putting yo job on the chopping board. What has changed now kkkkkkkkkkkkkk we know pleasing the master bwana lies have short legs and now since u said all that we have now known the truth about fake accusation of climate change. PF has completely failed to manage the Country i wish SATA was around mwelesa. God has already told me that Zambians should not worry he has head our cry and suffering under PF in the name of mass Corruption and so victory is ours come 2021 PF kuya and they will lose terribly such that they wont even believe wat will strike them just wait and see.

  7. This man was being honest, now he has to lie to his boss just like the Kaisers are doing. Lungu is being fed lies night and day and being misled. What happened to honesty and integrity someone needs to tell Lungu the truth otherwise the country is doomed. Just like the titanic, the PF government is headed for disaster by ignoring sound advice meant to save them. Now it’s load-shedding and hunger, next it will be something major that is going to throw them out of power.

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