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Friday, February 19, 2021

President Lungu to pledges pay for Chama Musonda’s cancer treatment

Health President Lungu to pledges pay for Chama Musonda's cancer treatment


President Lungu was deeply moved by pictures on social media of a brave Kabwe-based young lady, Ms Chama Musonda, who is currently putting up a courageous fight against lung cancer with grit, grace and hope.

A social media post highlighting Ms Chama Musonda’s plight recently circulated on social media. Chama was in her last year in school when she got sick. She is currently in Kabwe Hospice Hospital. She needs K60, 000 for her medication but had only managed to raise K1005.

An appeal was made to well wishers to help in raising money to cover the cost of the medication.

In a facebook post, President Lungu said this was not a fight that we should leave Ms Musonda to fight by herself. He said in the spirit of who we are as a people of faith, and guided by ethos of Ubuntu, he was pledging that he would meet all the medical requirements to cater for Ms Chama Musonda’s treatment – as we all pray for God’s healing mercies.

President Lungu called on Zambians to join him and his family in saying a prayer for Ms Chama Musonda and others in similar situations.He thanked everyone who shared Ms Chama’s story for using Social media to highlight a noble cause.

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  1. My heart goes out to Chama. However, she should not be used by people for personal gain. It is disingenuous for politically inclined individuals to pay for her which they should because it’s the people’s money and it rightfully belongs to Chama and all Zambians. Is it because politicians do not know the plight of healthcare facilities in Zambia? No, but they deem buying bicycles, vitenge and throwing kwachas to would be voters. This is shameful because all this money could be put to good use. May the Lord extend his healing hand and touch Chama. Improve vipatala, no brownie points for me here

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  2. MAY THE GOD ALMIGHTY HEAL THIS LADY.THANKS BRIAN BWEMBYA(B FLOW) FOR SHARING THE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS LADY.THATS WHAT WE WANT WE WANT PEOPLE WITH UBUNTU HEARTS KEEP IT UP BRO, TRULY AMAKA YABA MWISHIWI.
    PEOPLE LEARN TO HELP ONE ANOTHER HAVE UBUNTU SPIRIT.
    ALL THE BEST TO ECL TO COME ON BOARD .GREAT LEADERS ALWAYS STEP IN IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

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  3. Why did it have to take a musical artist in the name of B-Flow to seek help for the lady.
    After the PF accumulated $27 billion in debt , Chama and many other cancer patients are still not able to seek specialist treatment in Zambia.
    Where was the money borrowed spent if Chama just ended up suffering in a hospice.
    Then today , you want to act like a hero by pledging to pay for her treatment.
    You should be ashamed of yourself

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  4. The President should have been more concerned that the system could not help her without his direct intervention …what is the National Health Insurance for if people in her situation cannot access it ???? The Presido should be asking himself such questions in fact he should have let NHI take action to show it works for all Zambians

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  5. A president with a heart for his people. I cried last night when I read her predicament, I even cried further tears of joy when I learnt of our president’s selfless act. This is what we expect you to use social media for, not politicking daily like hh. When was the last time hh did a selfless act for anyone?

    Also thoughts and prayers for princess Latifah. We in Zambia are willing to offer her asylum. She can even come live at my house.

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  6. TIMELY PLEDGE…THE LADY NEEDS ALL THE SUPPORT SHE CAN GET FROM WELL WISHERS IN THE WORLD.THANKS MR.PRESIDENT BUT AS @MY POINT HAS PUT IT,WE NEED TO IMPROVE VIPATALA VATU!

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  7. As shameless has said, the National Health insurance should be able to solve this crisis, people who do not have the money for medical care ought to be provided help by the institution.
    Without taking away anything from the sad situation concerning Chama, how may other people out there need help? Will the President personally (whatever that means) help everyone who needs medical care?
    The fact that this is coming at an election time, and had to be announced publicly means it’s a campaign tactic.
    I tire with politics trying to capitalize on misfortunes and winning some emotional sympathy.

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  8. Nice one KZ, re Princes Latifah.
    It’s a good gesture by the president. But in the same vein, we do have a lot of our brothers and sisters from neighbouring countries who are misplaced by internal conflicts and are in need of our hospitality.

    KZ, last time I had read your posting, you stated that you had stopped talking ill of other people but today you may have continued with your bad habits just like before you became born-again as in Christianity. I am not pointing a finger at you but it was just an observation.

    Good bless Zambia.

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  9. Ichalo I am not a perfect soul. Sometimes I will relapse but that is not to say that I don’t worship and praise my lord. We are all sinners but the important thing is to learn to forgive. I forgave the upnd diapaorans but even up to today they continue attacking and insulting me. I think you should be more concerned with them than me. I am just one man battling lots of anti pf upnd diasporans on this website

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  10. The Presidents salary is well known as it is gazetted. However his donations seem to outweigh his salary. The gesture to assist is good, but accountability must also kick in

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  11. How many Chama Musondas are in Zambia right now who have no access to social media, who have no rich friends and relatives? This is a clear sign of failure of the SYSTEM when what should be systemically in place to cater for ALL people is lacking and we have to dig into our pockets to alleviate suffering. Anyone can find the money and pay for this woman’s treatment but when the man responsible for policies to deal with problems like this comes to her rescue, he should NOT be praised at all.

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  12. The same social media they abhor?
    the same people say very few zambians are on social media, the ground was just watching while social media has acted.
    @Kaizar uli nenede?

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  13. Where are her parents or relatives to let her situation detoriate to this extent. Why is she at the hospice which meant for terminally ill patients instead of being at her parents who could have brought her plight to the fore? This is very sad. Zambia has cancer disease hospital who have admitted her pending resolution of medical fees. Zambia has the facilities but may be there is some degree of negligence on the part of parents or relatives.She is a young beautiful girl but may not aware of the facilities available in Zambia. Why is she at the hospice anyway? Does it mean the hospice management are not aware of the existence of the facilities at UTH? Why didn’t bring her plight to the public earlier on ?

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  14. What! a president responding by appeal from individual Zambians in need of help. What of those he has never seen and cannot even contact him BU SERIOUSLY IN NEED OF HELP LIKE THAT OF Chama Musonda?. Come on, Mr President get real. Put in place emergency response for all Zambians citizens. In my region Chief Chitungulu of the Bisa people in Malambo, lost both legs to cancer and needs proper support and help. This is no ordinary Zambian citizen- he is a Chief discharging some of government duties on your behalf Mr president. Does he need to appeal to you? or you are duty bound to help whatever the case may be. Respond to his needs as a president of Zambia.

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  15. Lungu should have fixed the health care system, so that it is accessible to the many citizens that can not afford to pay themselves.

    The trouble is our politicians always get treated abroad.

    KK used to be treated in Zambia. Hospitals were good standard in those days. And it was totally free. As was education.

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  16. Meanwhile HH promises to trim down the number of bembas and easterners holding senior government positions once elected.
    In an apparent attempt to consolidate the wishes of his preferred region, Mr Hichilema said it was inappropriate for the two regions to hold senior Government positions at the expense of the his preferred regional block.
    He said this after declaring himself as UPND life President on Tuesday. BBC Africa news

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  17. I saw the social media request but I thought it was a scam. Now i now it is true and I thanks Mr President Lungu for coming out to help. May God bless you His excellency for you good gesture. May the good Lord also bless and hell Ms Musonda in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  18. The problem is that people wait until it’s too late. I hope the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. Wishing her good luck.

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  19. I feel for the young lady and many more around the country in a similar situation. She should have been at the cancer hospital receiving state of the art treatment. The question we should be asking is why this is not the case. It’s a reflection of the failure to manage most services in the country. We have spent money on structures without the corresponding plans or political will to equip them for the benefit of the people – this applies to educational institutions and other social welfare facilities as well. Meanwhile, the people responsible for policy and it’s execution wallow in wealth, luxury vehicles, sitting allowances etc. The lady will be helped, yes, but this is ECL jumping in with his usual shameless populist exposures. You need basic human service sustainable systems in…

  20. He should be ashamed for offering money instead of improving the medical facilities in the country for all Zambians. Why are you thanking him?!? He has failed in his job! Why does it not occur to Zambians that medical care is not a privilege?!? The 60,000 he is giving belongs to you Zambians! Aaaaargh!

  21. Awe sure i understand, very frustrating trying to tell zambians this. Sometimes i wish i could slap my own mother so that she wakes up to know what is rightfully hers……kikiki. They will be singing praises to this gesture for years to come.

  22. Let us not be political on every thing. If he has done a commendable job. There is every need to applaud him. Like in this case, he has responded very well to a desperate situation. Thank you Mr. President. Very Humane.

  23. Elections are a curse and blessing all in one. We need to think of ways which will make politicians fear the electorate thought the duration of their term. Zambians should be ruthless with politicians full of trickery or political dribblers as Chiluba once put it.

  24. May the Lord God Almighty touch you Chama Musonda. Be healed my sister for by the stripes of Jesus Christ we were healed.
    God loves you!

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