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Thursday, July 2, 2020

President Lungu Blames UPND MP for the Bad Road Network in Rufunsa District

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President Edgar Lungu says the road network in Rufunsa District has not been worked on because area Member of Parliament Sheal Mulyata has not presented the case to Government.

President Lungu said the UPND Law Maker has not approached the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development to request that the road network in the area be worked on.

The President has however said that it is important for opposition MPs to work closely with government in order to improve the welfare of the Zambian people.

Speaking when he visited St Luke’s College of Nursing and Midwifery in Rufunsa district, Lusaka Province where he interacted with village headmen and head women from Shikabeta, Bunda Bunda and Mphanshya Chiefdoms, the President directed Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Vincent Mwale to quickly find ways of improving the road network.

He urged the people of Rufunsa to work closely with the District Commissioner and present their cases with her in order for the government to respond on time in time.

And President Lungu is disappointed that the UPND Rufunsa MP Sheal Mulyata has not approached the government on the construction of communication towers.

She said it is disappointing that the MP has been silent on many challenges facing the area hoping to see the PF failing and losing elections next year.

President Lungu said the MP will be shocked because the PF is retaining power next year.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has met artisanal gold mining cooperatives in Rufunsa who recently received exploration and artisanal processing equipment. The 3 cooperatives- Kamandu, Pokela, and Chomwetu demonstrated how the equipment is used to recover gold from alluvial soil.

The President expressed disappointment at the levels of misinformation and lies circulating on the management and participation of local Zambians in the gold sector, especially among the educated.

He implored ZCCM-IH Board Chairperson Mr Eric Silwamba to continue sensitising the public on various initiatives and strategies that ZCCM-IH is implementing in carrying out its mandate of managing the programmes and activities in the gold sector.

The President was accompanied by Provincial Minister Hon. Bowman Lusambo and Provincial PS Mr. Elias Kamanga. The entourage was received by Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Hon. Richard Musukwa and his PS Mr Barnaby Mulenga, Minister of Commerce Hon. Christopher Yaluma, ZCCM-IH Board Chairperson Mr. Eric Silwamba, IDC CEO Mr. Mateyo Kaluba, and ZCCM-IH CEO Mr. Mabvuto Chipata.

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45 COMMENTS

  1. All members of parliament have an obligation and duty to represent the people diligently.
    Borrowed description goes theoretically, contemporary MPs are considered to have two duties, or three if they belong to a political party. Their primary responsibility is to act in the national interest. They must also act in the interests of their constituents where this does not override their primary responsibility. Finally, if they belong to a political party, they may act in the interests of that party, subordinate to the other two responsibilities.
    Upndead’s primary responsibility is to serve their “male goddess”.

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  2. That’s hh’s legacy, deprive people of their rights because he hates Edgar Lungu. He has poisoned his supporters’ minds into thinking everything PF is evil, only he is the answer. While GRZ is working, he has convinced his supporters that nothing has happened since 2015 and that PF is pure evil.

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  3. Wow! The reasoning behind this is baffling! And its even more baffling that their are those that see sense in this and are using it to blame hh.
    Do people understand the concept of a three arm government?
    Executive, Legislature and judiciary? Do you know what their function is? So why not blame the judiciary officials in the province as well?
    Now, bowman the thug has been bragging that he is the president of lusaka. Where has he been? What about the District Commissioner appointed by lungu?
    Come on guys, you can do better. Mr. President you went through UNZA. We expect better from you! You cant be displaying the same level of reasoning as your bloggers on lusaka times!

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  4. ALWAYS BLAMING SOMEONE ELSE FOR THEIR FAILURES!! NOW BUYING OFF RUFUNSA INHABITANTS BY GIVING THEM EXPLORATION EQUIPMENT……………………………. THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.

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  5. Edgar Lungu is a hard-boiled tribalist determined to ensure that the other half of the country disappears from Zambia. Lungu was raised to look down upon those who come from the former N-W Rhodesia.

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  6. The Ministry should have a carefully thought out Master Plan of which roads should be done when. It should not be left to a Minister to decide based on which MP is shouting the loudest and who is in good books with him. Is this really how this man thinks tax payers’ money should be disbursed? No wonder we are in a mess.

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  7. HOW THE FIRE TENDER MONEY WAS SHARED AMONG THIEVES

    Total contract cost was $42 Million (K500 Million)

    Three payments were made, K150 Million, K200 Million, and K150 Million.

    Ministry of Local Government transfered K150 Million to an off shore account in Seychelles, this money was then transferred to a company in Europe that supplied the fire trucks to Grandview International. (K150 Million was the true cost of the fire trucks because no further payments were made to the European company)

    Second payment K200 Million was paid to Grandview account in Zambia.

    THIS IS HOW THEY USED K200 MILLION :

    1: K17 Million was used to purchase Courtyard Hotel on Thabo Mbeki Road, owned by Bokani Soko, the owner of Grandview.

    2: K5.6 Million was transferred to Lusaka Dynamos…

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  8. Look at this hard core crooked fraud convict lieing without shame ??

    If lungu can have HH barred from appearing on radio stations , what makes you think his GRZ will listen to UPND area MPs ?????

    The man is indeed lost in his hatred and discrimination…..

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  9. John

    We know lungu recived $5 million from the fire truck deal. We have information.

    It could be more , but we know of that $5 million.

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  10. Spaka, you are an ass$hole. HH will never be president of Zambia with dull followers like you

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  11. BOSS,SOMETIMES YOU SHOULD NOT PRETEND.I PRESUME THERE HAS BEEN FOLLOW UPS BUT THE THING IS THE MP IS FROM OPPOSITION AND HE THINKS HE CAN GAIN POLITICAL MILEAGE BEYOND PF.BOSS,DON’T TOUCH THE FIRE. RUFUNSA PEOPLE GET THE EQUIPMENTS AND VOTE THEM OUT.AND MORE OVER IT IS TAX PAYERS MONEY USED TO BUY THE EQUIPMENTS.

  12. That is problem of electing dunderheads to govern the nation. Edgar Lungu is a chancer.

    Is he saying there are no national development plans (NDPs) in which these roads in that district fall under?

    What useless president and his lame excuses.

    PF must go!
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  13. IT DOESN’T COME OUT FROM HIS POCKET.KIKIKI.WHO,LIED TO U THAT PF IS WINNING NEXT YR?THROW RIGGING KA? IN,THIS TIME BOSS GOD IS WATCHING.U,WILL BE SO DISAPPOINTED TO THE POINT OF WANTING TO RUN AWAY OR COMMIT SUICIDE.

  14. Ba President awee it can’t be blamed on the mp’s bt you the driver, in simple interpretation you want those areas with the opposition to be PF then u can develop them, it should be that. It’s the people’s decision whom they want or party. You’re ruling this nation as a personal thing, it shouldn’t be. The finances u a controlling ain’t yours bt for the nation ad it must be distributed evenly.
    The UNIP govt ws a good example, they never did like whts happening now, UNIP wasn’t above the govt. Now PF is a govt, than the govt itself. PF hs built roads, schools, hospitals etc? Whr can PF got the monies to do those projects? Now bcos tht area is UPND it cant be developed, why? It’s in Zambia ad can be to any party the people want, it’s shouldn’t be unless it’s PF awee, let’s…

  15. Chongwe constituency nxt door has a PF MP Japhen Mwakalombe. Wht roads has Edgar Lungu done in Chongwe? Whichpeople from Chongwe has Lungu appointed to his govt apart from Mwakalombe himself? Even the DC for Chongwe has to be from Eastern province. Show me one DC from the former N-W Rhodesia serving in the former N-E Rhodesia appointed by Lungu. I can show u at least a dozen DCs from the former N-E Rhodesia serving in the former N-W Rhodesia. Does this look like one Zambia one nation? Lungu thinks the other half of the country is so stupid as not to notice this blatant discrimination l. Anyway, he’s just implementing PF policy.

  16. Ps, minister, DC, provincial minister should resign! HE is just doing “fufu vevevvava” he has no vision! his minions in IDC, ZCCM-IH are grossly incompetent to manage government investment or even advise him!

  17. What is the responsibility of RDA – “Our Strategic Mission – To provide sustainable road infrastructure for connectivity and accessibility to spur social-economic growth”.
    Lazy Lungu is not a Head of State, I think this guy must be reading Donald Trumps books or doctrine on political leadership…a Head of State is supposed to be a unifying factor not a chap who passes blame way ever he goes.

  18. AMBANWA – That’s all Lazy Lungu knows what else can he do apart from borrowing and corruption.

  19. Lets hold elections now so that we can stop finger pointing. This finger pointing was not there before.

  20. A lazy and bad Carpenter always blames his or her tools!
    Uwawa tabula akabepesho = Failures always have Excuses for their many failures! A good Lawyer knows the Job description of an MP! Central Government drives the development agenda of the country at the moment. This is the reason why we need to Decentralize this country and go Federal. What PF is asking MPs to do is that they become Governors for the Constituencies which is legally not enabled at the moment. A Federal System would imply running a Constituency like a small, semi-independent government with all required departments. Isn’t this what PF is advocating?

  21. Very Sad Mr President! You have a district commissioner there, You have district road engineers and other appointed civil servants. Honestly you blame the MP for a bad road? How about the Mwinilunga Jimbe road which one MP (Muchima) sings about in parliament every year, has it been done?

  22. Incompetent leadership will always its leadership role to blaming those not in power, example PF regime.
    The more reason Zambians say, PF KUYA BEBELE.

  23. Lungu is looking for an excuse for failing to repair roads and bring devt to Rufunsa. What is the PF’s devt Plan for Rufunsa? None. PF promised to put money in people’s pockets but nothing materialised. It is the responsibility of Lungu’s Govt to repair roads in Rufunsa but PF Govt has failed to bring devt to Rufunsa. ECL had no vision for Zambia and Rufunsa so his failures are not surprising. As they say without a Vision People perish and so Zambians have perished during Lungu’s misrule. People were killed, gassed, persecuted under Lungu’s Rule. In 2021 Lungu and PF will lose the vote and then resourt to Election Rigging. If Election Rigging in 2021 fails then Lungu will lose Power. Time will tell.

  24. Now Lazy Lungu is not even bothering with face masks as they have accrued all money from covid-19 donations …these people are shameless liars!!

  25. IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE WHO CAN TELL THE PRESIDENT THAT RETIREES SHOULD BE PAID THEIR LUMP SUM PENSION MONEY AT PUBLIC S PENSIONS FUND ()PSPF) ITS LONG OVER DUE PLEASE.

  26. What work does this morally corrupt and inept guy do? He is always campaigning using government resources. His government has been practicing systemic regionalism. Look at his entourage, does it represent Zambia demographically?

  27. There are so many roads in PF constituencies that still await to be done. But he chooses to blame a UPND MP for his own governments glaring inadequacies. Pathetic! You ‘chew’ the money, your own chosen contractors are not paid, you order projects to be suspended as there is no money to finish them and today you decide to try and deceive people that the opposition is to blame? What an ill-thought ‘strategy’.

  28. During campains the aspiring candidates always tell their supporters that they will lobby Government and take development to their constituences once elected .
    This can only happen If the elected MP engages gorvernment to report on matters needing GRZ attention .
    The onus is on the MP .

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  29. Patriotic zambian citizen – And the Provincial minister and RDA what are doing? Everyone knows Rufunsa road it doesn’t take an MP to tell youit needs working on.

  30. “The President was accompanied by Provincial Minister Hon. Bowman Lusambo and Provincial PS Mr. Elias Kamanga. The entourage was received by Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Hon. Richard Musukwa and his PS Mr Barnaby Mulenga, Minister of Commerce Hon. Christopher Yaluma, ZCCM-IH Board Chairperson Mr. Eric Silwamba, IDC CEO Mr. Mateyo Kaluba, and ZCCM-IH CEO Mr. Mabvuto Chipata”. I hope every reader here is my witness.gudnite.

  31. I pity UPND cadres, they are so brainwashed and blinded that all they know is Akainde will be bringing food in their homes, the economy will pick up the first week after elections. They have forgotten that zambia has had 5 presidents and their Grandfathers and their fathers are still poor due to poor mindset. No change of president will change your living standards. Go to America and Europe today with all the wealth they have there are street adults who sleep in corridors yet they live in the first world. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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  32. When one is vying for the position of MP, we normally of those fake promises; ” I will build you a bridge, I will buy you aeroplanes, I will construct roads in the air, I will make you rich people in my constituency, I will effectively present your problems to the government, and so on and so forth……..” After being elected, they lay the blame on the government but forgetting that people voted for him/her on the basis of those promises. MP ought to live according to those promises, hence this Mulyata must be seen to be an MP whose voice is to engage the government of the day to bring those basic needs to the local people in his/her constituency. Put first the interests of the people who elected you.

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