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Saturday, June 6, 2020

President Lungu conducts an inspection of the flood situation in 20 villages of Luapula and Northern provinces.

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President Edgar Lungu has conducted an inspection of the flood situation in more than 20 villages of Luapula and Northern provinces.

The Head of State could, however, could not address the affected families because the helicopters could not land and in view of the restrictions on public gathering following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

President Lungu, however, told ZNBC News that the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will provide mealie meal and other essentials to the affected families.

The President said he conducted the inspection in order to appreciate the challenge faced by the people.

President Lungu also said he avoided coming with officials as well as addressing people because of the restrictions due to the coronavirus.

However, President Lungu took advantage of the few individuals that he came across to educate them on the dangers of the Covid-19.

He urged people in rural areas not to take chances but avoid crowded places and ensure that they wash their hands with soap, regularly.

And the Head of State said the government will provide relief food to the affected families, while working on a long-term solution.

President Lungu said his government cares for the poor and that they will be helped during this difficulty time.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. So he took a helicopter ride around the affected areas….all that water and load-shedding is still ongoing what a shame!

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  2. Recoup resources from your corrupt ministers – Chitotela, Chitalu Chilufya, Stardy Mwale, Lusambo, Kampyongo and Davis Mwila to alleviate the suffering of your voters in these flooded areas.

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  3. Sorry to disappoint you, Tarino, no relationship between the floods and load shedding.

    And thank you Mr President for that care. This is as it should be, always!

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  4. Luapula river water does not floor into Zambezi but into Congo . Please learn to know your geography not always criticising . it is the duty of the sitting on all such happenings. I think some people are or sick in thier heads. Shame

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  5. I think he was just touring the area and enjoying the air ride. Surely we have flood victims elsewhere and we never hear from him not even this disaster mitigation unit whatever it is called. This man is sick and trying to show us that he is well is like insulting us.

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  6. The hardworking president who puts his people first. Nomba tarino you wanted him to swim in the water or use your grandfathers canoe? You lack sense you little boy. Criticising everything. Men like you can never find love. No woman wants to spend time with a man who always complains as if he has mammary glands.

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  7. President Lungu said his government cares for the poor and that they will be helped during this difficulty time.”-LT

    With whom resources. Its like mocking the GRZ. The GRZ his hold hostage by this administration and cannot do nothing to execute It’s purpose it was intended for.

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  8. Mwata – Of course Luapula River does not flow in to Zambezi but is a section of one of the second longest rivers in Africa the Congo…if you understand my train of thought am talking about harnessing its power, some of us see opportunity where you see a problem and some of us think from first principles.

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  9. I like Ba Edgar, but he should humbly handover to HH.
    I don’t like HH, but he will be a good president.
    Fact is fact.

  10. Grown ups generally can look at things with perspective and balance. Some UPND supporters will never ever admit to the PF government doing anything right. What wrong has the President done here?

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  11. IllSayWhatIWant – Could you please ascertain how you conclude one being a UPND or Hakienda supporter?

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  12. The new MMD government of 1991 engaged the Israelis to do a feasibility study on how Zambia could harness water from the northern regions to our hydropower generation facilities in the Southern regions of the country! This was during the drought of that time when Zambians tasted yellow maize meal. A very simple recommendation was made from that report – a 60km pipeline or a channel connecting Luapula river through Mufulira to Kafue river! Your guess as to why this has not happened is as good as mine – village politics!
    If this was done, it would have killed two birds with one stone – mitigating flooding in these villages and enhanced water flow to our Hydro power facilities! So what are we going to do after this expensive Helicopter ride?

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  13. “What wrong has the President done here?”[email protected]

    Giving the wrong idea or impression.

    “And the Head of State said the government will provide relief food to the affected families, while working on a long-term solution.”-LT
    Promises that cannot be carried by the community itself.

    GRZ looking for someone to stand in the gap not PF or UPND.

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  14. Lies he never went anywhere, stop fooling us. Show us the photos of people he meet. We have seen this propaganda before especially when one is not fine. Try another lie

  15. Mwine Mushi – The Kafue River joins the Zambezi below Kariba Dam, So, the Power Stations that you are talking about benefitting from increased waterflow from a potential Luapula River water augmentation are the Kafue Gorge Power stations (Upper and the new Lower). These Power Stations have a reservoir in Itezhi-Tezhi Dam – I am not aware that there is a water problem with the Kafue Gorge Hydro Power Stations.

  16. Tarino Orange – In your response to Mwata, you say “Of course Luapula River does not flow in to Zambezi but is a section of one of the second longest rivers in Africa the Congo…if you understand my train of thought am talking about harnessing its power, some of us see opportunity where you see a problem and some of us think from first principles.” Will you please expand?

  17. The long term solution is ECL to abandon third term ambition & bill 10 and pf to field a proper leader for presidential.
    We don’t ‘ve leaders but just corrupt visionless i###ts.

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  18. @Abilima, Ask the. Chinese to help join Kafue to Zambezi upstream! It’s not an impossibility! We must begin to think outside the box!
    The Chinese are building land in the middle of Oceans. Why are we Failing to do simple things like changing the course of a simple river?
    We are just a Lazy nation!

  19. @ Kaizar

    “a man who always complains as if he has mammary glands” you wrote.
    Are you saying that people with “mammary glands” (that’s about half of the population!) are always complaining?

    I hope that some of our feminists will jump on you for this comment!

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