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President Lungu donates bicycles to village headmen in Monze District

Headlines President Lungu donates bicycles to village headmen in Monze District

President Edgar Lungu has donated bicycles to village headmen in Monze District of Southern Province. Patriotic Front Member of the Central Committee Kebby Mbewe, who handed over the bicycles on behalf of the head of state said the gesture is aimed at helping the headmen execute their duties effectively.

Mr. Mbewe said President Lungu has no segregation in his leadership, hence the need to empower all headmen countrywide.

He added that President Lungu loves the people of Monze and needs their votes for him to continue developing the country.

And the village headmen requested Mr. Mbewe to set up an appointment with President Lungu for them to thank him personally for not forgetting the traditional leaders in Southern Province.

Meanwhile, Over 100 UPND supporters in the district have defected to the PF.

And Mr. Mbewe advised the new members not to be intimidated by the opposition for switching camp because they have every right to do so.

And speaking on behalf of the defectors Leah Mudala said the people of Monze have witnessed President Lungu’s leadership, which is why they now want to work with the PF.

She said being in opposition has not helped them in any way and it is time to contribute to the country’s development.

44 COMMENTS

  1. ECL still believes giving gifts will earn him votes. ECL is donating Bicyscles instead of buying medicines for citizens,reducing prices and making People happy. People will just take the gifts and vote 4 HH .Buying Votes will not work. All right thinking Zambians want a change of Govt in 2021. That change and Hope is HH and UPND Alliance. Vote 4 HH aka will fix it.

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    • Imagine, no shame in PF. Can’t someone sue or file an injunction restraining PF form using government resources for a political party. The headmen are not ”PF”, but headmen of a village community with a diverse political inclination. This abuse of power is too much.

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  2. Not even a single toilet built by that tribal clown who proclaims to be a self made billionaire and yet he stole from privatisation. We hope our brothers in southern wake up and realise that tribal voting has not helped them in anyway.

    Thoughts and good wishes to harry and Meghan. If racism can be shown to their mixed race child based on darkness of his skin, what more these Sudan black upnd diasporans. You guys must be suffering there abroad. Why suffer like that. Just return home. Oh I forgot you gave up your zambian passports. Chimbwi

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  3. ANYONE WITH A BRAIN SHOULD OPEN UP A BICYCLE MANUFACTURING PLANT HERE IN ZAMBIA
    HOW DESPARATE IS DESPARATE ???

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  4. SORRY I RETRACT THE ABOVE .. A PLANT WONT GO DOWN WELL HERE
    AS THESE ARE PRESUMABLY FROM CHINESE WELL WISHERS FOR FUTURE FAVOURS MAYBE REPEAT MAYBE
    BESIDES WHO IN ZAMBIA CAN AFFORD SUCH DONATIONS IN THIS TROUBLED ECONOMY

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  5. Koswe at work.

    Are Zambians this easy to get bribed in exchange for votes?

    Will people eat bicycles now?

    Vote wisely.

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  6. If you’re serious about development and if you love your people give them electricity.

    Since PF took the helm load shedding, stock market stagnant.

    PF time out.

    “A whistleblower sounded the alarm. Experts described the potential peril to the span. The state’s investigation was lackluster.”-timesunion.com

    We need a government That will create whistleblowers.

    Whistleblower is part of democracy.

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  7. President Lungu is a disgrace to go round the country distributing bicycles as if recipients were consulted for demand-led help. Cheap Chinese throw away bicycles as gifts to Zambians when what they need is medicines, clean water, roads, clinics, youth employment, farming implements etc. Surely, with all cash being flashed all over by PF cadre operatives, youths, students can be helped for business start-ups.

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  8. Some things some people do to woo voters! Now every day counts as the trip back to Chawama nears

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  9. The President of Zambia is a lawyer. He has studied Case Law as well as the Electoral Act and the Konsishushoni. He knows very well that anywhere else in the world this is voter buying and electoral malpractice, except in Zambia where every case that has been brought before the courts with this evidence has been dismissed. He could have done this in the last 3 months but this time he will not have ministers to do it, so, he is doing it now. He is in a hurry to develop the vote.

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  10. Museveni once said that you will always win if you play on people’s greed. these tu nchinga will win the men whose heads have been exchanged.

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  11. This amounts to outright voter bribery in an election year.Source of funds needs to be investigated and laws banning voter bribery introduced.

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  12. What’s source of these voter bribery funds? Hopefully its not taxpayers money used for PF branded bicycles.

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  13. All these containers of bicycles, Chitenges, caps, hoodies and all different gifts came through containers under police escort from through nakonde without any duty or any form of clearance. They are now being released in bits as we inch towards elections then more and more quantities will be released as we go towards August. I urge the electorate to collect everything as it is bought with your hard earned money so is rightfully yours but when it comes to voting then vote with your stomachs.

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  14. Still tribal ties hount Lungu. He take bicycles to Northern province Name of ditributor is Northern, Eastern province name of Distributor well known- Luapula the same names today is Southern distributor- Mbewe.
    WE SAY THANK YOU INFACT WHEN YOU BRING THEM TO NW, PLEASE BRING MORE. WE HAVE 120 CHIEFS AND EACH CHIEF HAS AT LEAST 12 BAKABILO THEN EACH OF THE KABILO HAS MORE THAN 120 HEADMEN.

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  15. So ECL believes that if he donated a Bicycle to each Headman in Zambia all subjects of these Headmen will vote 4 him in 2021. This is flawed thinking. In 2011 RB splashed Money,MMD Regalia and other gifts to buy votes but he still lost to Sata. It seems ECL and PF don’t learn from the past. History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes. We shall see!

  16. Of course it is tax payers’ money. Get the bicycles and vote wisely… they were even donating mealie meal ku Chalala uko.
    Desperation iyo!

  17. Kaizer Zulu, just shut up you were a nobody and stole using your position at state house. Don’t take Zambians for fools. What education do you have that you can even show or what business did you do to show for the money that you stole. Were you not just drinking from Chelston market. No matter the gifts ECL is buying using Tax payers money people have decided who to vote. Just prepare your passports to run away because you shall answer for the money that you are showing off. Eggs are costing K69 a tray from the time of Late Sata of K32. Cooking Oil K260 from K75 for 5 litres. This is what you should address the high cost of living , not focusing on HH , leave the man alone.

  18. Don’t we have Lawyers in the Opposition that can take this buying gifts using Tax payers money to the court. Wake up Opposition parties you are playing with crooks that will do anything to win elections. Demand for the source of this money, also any fool can see this is vote buying. Zambians wake up.

  19. We sold the Saharawi Republic to Morocco. This is the source of the cash. Edgar Chagwa Lungu is demeaning our traditional leaders by making them beggars. Can you imagine Boris Johnson digging into his pockets to help the Queen of England with transport? Where is government? Mr Lungu is harming our country. He could have even bought a village in Petauke going by this behaviour. This is totally unprecedented in the history of Zambia. Why not get the Ministry of Traditional Affairs to source the funds? No matter how one looks at this, it is not kosher.

  20. With all due respect to fellow bloggers and our Leaders to be, don’t take PF for granted. Mind you, they know RB used the same tactics and was humiliated by Zambians. So, they aren’t banking on those donations at all to win. Their boss brags to say,” 2015 and 2016 you never voted for us but we worn. Even in 2021 we know you won’t vote for us but we are on firm ground that victory is ours”. This essentially entails that he is hoodwinking us on these donations yet his big weapon is on manipulations of votes in the system. So, our leaders to be,sharpen your IT acumen or out source IT gurus to embarrass this shrewed man or else….

  21. Reminds me of MMD when the officials had thousands of bicycles at their houses to bribe…at this point a wise Politician would have created a IDC bicycle manufacturing plant by now instead of making China Man rich!!

  22. ECL HAS GIVEN BICYCLES TO MONZE FOR HYPOCRITICAL PURPOSE . ALL VILLAGE HEADMEN IN THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE GIVEN BICYCLES AFTER ALL IT TAAX PAYER MONEY AT WORK

  23. Bribe me with Kachasu and a bike please Lungu and i will still vote for MMD bcoz my principles are not for sale.

  24. What a country. No civil society pressure, no legal challenges, no calls to account for the source of such resources, no guidance on such actions in relation to the up-coming elections. The biggest tragedy of all is not that such things are taking place, and in broad daylight as it were, but that they are being allowed to take place.

  25. “Donchi Kubeba” Enjoy the looted/ Chinese/ PF cash and bicycles but vote PF out, just the way we voted MMD out. But most of these PF chaps will be locked up after Life Style Audits

  26. The majority of our people have sunk to engineered poverty levels of dependency on what should be their right. It is small wonder that these things are happening now. It is seasonal for our politicians. Trust me when I say this tourniquet being applied to aid collective amnesia of the last few years will garner votes for the PF. That is how our society works. I would love to be surprised for once and have them do another “donchi kubeba”… kaya mwandi.

  27. Its unfortunate HE ECL is not being right intel on the selection on ears donations are being made. At this time of the year, people who are receiving bicycles a few whereas if the same amount was donated in form of medicines in rural health centers many would benefit and appreciate the effort. As at now its chipantepante, donating in all directions like a father xmas who throws goodies without discrimination. My I advise to the powers be to soberup otherwise the same bicycles they are donating will be used by the same people to decampaign them.

  28. And it is suggested these ‘free’ bicycles have come in without duty paid! Hopefully all vying are keeping records as to hand PF the bill for Zambia needs the money!

  29. OKAY, let me be observant and point out here. Most of the commentators on this blog by looking at their flags (that is if flags indicate where you live, approximately) live overseas. That plays into the laps of the ruling party. There are very few Zambian flaggers here. That’s why they say the opposition parties only wins on social media. Kosoniko bane.

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  30. ECL is full of contradictions. He retires Tongas from Public Service jobs in the National Interest but now he is donating bicycles to buy a Tonga vote. People of Monze District should accept the bicycle gifts but on August 12, 2021 Vote wisely. After all these Bicycles were bought using Taxpayer’s Money; our money.Vote for HH aka Bally on August 12,2021. Bally will fix it.

  31. ECZ, has the official campaign period started????? The ruling party has been busy campaigning and publicly giving donations in all forms and you are quite. If the opposition organizes just a simple meeting the POA is applied effectively. Is the playing field levelled really?

  32. This is not how you use public funds. You cannot just be dishing out money and giving out unsolicited gifts. PF fools are not even thinking about buying vaccines. Anyway, you will get free toxic vaccines from Russia, China or India.

  33. This is not how you use public funds. You cannot just be dishing out money and giving out unsolicited gifts. P-F fools are not even thinking about buying vaccines. Anyway, you will get free toxic vaccines from Russia, China or India.

  34. This is not how you use public funds. You cannot just be dishing out money and giving out unsolicited gifts. P-F f-o-o-l-s are not even thinking about buying vaccines. Anyway, you will get free toxic vaccines from Russia, China or India.

  35. Ichitenge balasa na mayo, headman ba musova ichigayo, imfumu bailasa na vaka. Ala wikalaba efyo waikala, wikalaba efyo wachula aaa – Donchi kubeba.

  36. Ndipo alemela a malume; ango pasa-pasa njinga ku muntu ali yense. We should queue up behind our headmen and request our bikes. You will not see any bikes again until ca ku ma 2026…

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