Tuesday, June 18, 2024

My Focus is not on the Next Elections, but on ways to Make Zambia a more Prosperous

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President Edgar Lungu says his focus is not on the next elections, but on ways to make Zambia a more prosperous country amidst various unforeseen challenges. The President notes that there is need for Zambians to remain assertive as a nation of faith and hope to succeed.

Speaking when he officiated at the Patriotic Front Lusaka provincial conference,the head of state called on all Zambians to unite against destructive forces such as tribalism in order for the country to continue on its developmental path.

And President Lungu has assured that he will not be destructed from working to develop Zambia and deliver the developmental promises even in the midst of unforeseen challenges such as Covid-19 but called for collective efforts to defeat it to create a prosperous nation.

He said the PF remains committed, strong and united to transform the nation despite various challenges which the party has overcome even amidst temptation to break up.

He said the PF has faced challenges before but succeeded and has continued to be popular and making Zambia a better place through unprecedented development which is incomparable to any other political party in the country’s history.

“People are privately appreciating what we are doing. When you ask them, they will say the PF is working but dont tell them” President Lungu said and added that “those that hate you, will not proclaim your goodness”.

“PF cares for you and as President, I care for you” the head of state assured and promised to continue working to fulfil what has not yet been achieved.
Meanwhile, President Lungu called for sobriety, love, and respect among party members and the need for the greater good of the party to override personal ambitions and interests.

He called for the elections to be as democratic as possible and encouraged for continued intraparty democracy to thrive and be an example for other political parties to learn from.

“The winners should embrace the vanquished” the head of state emphasized.

And PF Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila thanked the head of state for his sound leadership which has made the party popular and attractive as evidenced by the overwhelming response from members to contest in various elective positions.

44 COMMENTS

  1. 2016 same promises, 7 years later saying the same thing recycled promises, God help us.
    We will remember President Magufuli (a selfless leader who cared for country and its people)for many years to come, Tanzania we mourn with you. Take heart God is on your case.

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  2. And that is reason why you will be reelected sir. Humble and man of the people. Anyone who disagrees is am angry tribal upnd cadre

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  3. What a load of hypocrisy and bull5hit. Was he drunk when he delivered this speech.

    COVID only came beginning of 2020. Prior to that the country was already in free fall. Corruption and stealing had become the number one objective of this convict. Stealing is in his DNA.

    He should stop taking people for granted. The masses who are clever/ smart and educated or having common sense will realise this lungu being a crook/ thief and taking people for granted.

    In terms of improving the basic needs of a country/ economy such as jobs, healthcare, education and accountability of tax payers money he has lamentably failed.

    All he knows is stealing, intimidation and violence. Wants to hold on to power. Can he kindly explain how they are going to pay the debt off and improve people’s…

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  4. …..Care to explain how he intends to improve people’s lives, creating jobs, tackle the high exchange rate, pay off debt.

    Doesn’t have the gall to explain due to being a failure

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  5. Slight misquote. “PF cares for you, and I as president love you” should read: “PFake robs you, and I as president will rob you even more”. “Humble and man of the people” says that corrupt KZ who is even stealing people’s black belts!

  6. It is like ECL sees no stiff competition, he is calm and 100% sure of victory come 12th August,2021. The opposition political parties are you also calm and sure of victory? I feel the game plan for opposition needs some improvement, otherwise it will be like the game : Nkana vs Raja Casablanca . Raja Casablanca didn`t have any fear for Nkana despite being an away match.

  7. Thank you Mr. President, but please allow KBF to challenge you on that position so that we know you mean what you’re saying about Democracy.

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  8. What prosperity, bankruptcy?… . I always thought he was dull, so he is also stup1d… ka worst president on earth… Teeth teeth..

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  9. “Calculus is the mathematical study of change. Economists use calculus in order to study economic change whether it involves the world or human behavior. In economics, calculus is used to study and record complex information – commonly on graphs and curves.”

    PF can say whatever they want too, but we’re going to hold accountable every decision making body who’s going to help this political party; PF.

    We don’t have camouflage clothing.

    But we stand on Shoulders of universities and professors.

    PF time out.

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  10. If you are not focusing on the next elections why are you distributing bicycles to headmen every where in an election year

  11. ZAMBIA CANNOT PROSPER under HIM THE NATIONAL DEBT IS TOO HIGH PLUS IF HE$ IS NOT CONCENTRATING ON THE NEXT ELECTION
    WHY THE BICYCLES AND BLOWING MONEY LIKE WATER
    THESE ARE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT BECOME THE TOPI(C OF A NATIONAL DEBATE
    PLEASE BLOGGERS SPREAD THE WORD NATIONAL DEBATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OPPOSISITION IS WAITING

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  12. ECL is a joke. By Printing Money and dishing it out to buy votes he thinks he is making Zambians more prosperous. Inflation has increased by more than 20%, Exchange Rate is now 1:22, Consumer prices have skyrocketed and People are finding life unbearable. Is this prosperity? This man must be voted out on August 12,2021. Another 5 years for this corrupt and incompetent President will be a disaster for Zambia. We seriously need a change of Govt in Zambia on August 12, 2021. HH aka Bally will fix it.

  13. This thief has spent all the time stealing and stashing the money out of Zambia while helping ma chocholis loot Zambia’s minerals and he wants to come here and yap nonsense? @Kaizar Zulu, he won’t be re-elected. You clowns will steal the election with the clowns he planted at ECZ but the people of Zambia won’t go quite. They will fight back and take back their country from you thieves. Just wait and see. Not even the crap you bought for Kanganja will protect you clowns. Zambia is a porous national and we are also stacking up. Take that for whatever it’s worth, but you clowns will not be killing us and our innocent people and expect to have peace in your worthless lives. No.

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  14. Museveni is lying to Lungu. We are no Uganda, we are Zambia. It’s on and just like our freedom fighters fought for independence, we are ready to take a bullet for mother Zambia. If I served in the US Army, fought side by side with my brothers in different colors in Iraq, then fighting for Zambia will be a peace of cake. So watch your shoulders, watch your back because you will be feeling my breath soon.

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  15. “….making Zambia a better place through unprecedented development which is incomparable to any other political party in the country’s history…….”

    Lungu has a very very low comprehention of what unpresidented development means ………..

    Lungu does not understand that any tom Dick or mulenga can put up those buildings with borrowed money ,which lungu has even unashemedly failed to payback

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  16. Ati ‘intraparty democracy!’ You could laugh if this was not a serious dislocation of the words from the deeds. PF is just like a snake. It sheds its skin but keeps the same head. UNIP was like this. They even called it ‘One Party Participatory democracy.’ You could participate as long as you did not challenge Kenneth David Kaunda. Now, we have the same unip version 2. You can participate as long as you do not challenge the President General. He has paid headmen and Chiefs to do the most unthinkable thing in the history of Zambia- to endorse a candidate!

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  17. ECL has been in Power for more than 6 years so what Prosperity has he delivered to Zambia? Inflation is more than 20% p.a,Exchange Rate has spiked from 1:5 in 2011 to 1:22 in 2021, Prices are fourfold, people are Angry and Hungry as standards of living for Citizens plummet. It seems ECL’s Prosperity is measured by how much one loots Public Finance. People are crying out for a change of Govt in 2021. They are Fed up with ECL and PF. HH aka Bally will fix it.

  18. WHY NOT FOCUS ON ELECTIONS? HOW WILL YOU GET THE MANDATE TO DIRECT THE AFFAIRS OF THE NATION IF NOT THROUGH ELECTIONS? JUST FOCUS ON ELECTIONS AND LOSE WITH HONOR!!!!!!!

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  19. Kwacha in freefall,high inflation ,steep debt ,Eurobond default and GDP growth on a slow steady fall since 2012.Seems like Lungu means the opposite to make Zambia destitute.

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  20. This leadership hsnt got anything to offer the nation bt themselves, insults, blame culture on opposition especially UPND shows you hv really failed, the only solution don’t fight to stand, you hv failed those who trusted u to rule this nation whn they hd hope in u. Time to listen frm u is over, u hv nothing. Listen to yourself after, thn u’ll noticed tht no Zambian will believe u ba president.

  21. I can’t believe u now, u’ll never do anything for this nation, ad don’t think Zambia is for only ba PF Awee, in football they change goal posts, why?

  22. Bwana President, so why didn’t you PRINT MONEY for the civil servants, pensioners, students and disabled who need it most but choose to do it now for PF cadres before electons?
    These are common sense questions.

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  23. TIME IS THE MOTHER OF EVERYTHING! IT’S LIKE AN EMPLOYEE WHO REALISES HIS ABOUT TO BE FIRED AND HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY REFERING TO THE WRONG JOB DESCRIPTION FOR HIS CONVINCE.

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  24. Without a Vision how does ECL know how to make Zambia more Prosperous? ECL has been President for the last 6 years and Zambia is poorer than he found it. In 2015 when ECL became President inflation was 5% and now it is 20% p.a, External Debt was $3 b and now it is $30 b, prices have skyrocketed and life is unbearable. ECL has failed to make Zambia more Prosperous for the last 6 years so he must retire from Politics instead of scheming an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term. Zambians stopped Chiluba from pursuing a Third Term and ECL must also be stopped. Zambians cannot imagine another 5 years ECL and PF Rule. The Economy will collapse and Zambians will suffer like never before. On August 12, 2021 Zambians must vote wisely and vote for a change of Govt. The writing is on the wall.

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  25. THINGS ARE HOTTING UP NOW AND ZK STRATAGY IS NOT WORKING AND NOW WE CALLED MUDERFAKAZS
    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN SOME NOT SO NICELY NEVERTHELESS IT REFLECTS THE MOOD OF THE NATION

  26. 3 KENYA MP’S IN HOSPITAL WITH COVID WITH ONE SERIOUS
    NOW OUR PRESIDENT NOT WEARING A MASK !!!!!~! JUST BECAUSE HE AND HIS INNER CIRCLE HAVE RECEIVED THE VACCINE
    SHOULDN’T HE STILL SET AN EXAMPLE ???????????????????????

  27. Instead of COVID vaccine they should be injected with the aids virus. The whole lot of them starting with lungu the thief followed by his minions and not to forget KZ

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  28. Whenever you have no vision, everything is unforeseen. You can only foresee things when you have a vision. That’s the true meaning of having a vision. It is too foresee. Lungu said he had no vision. Did he develop one now?

  29. THE PF PLUNGED A PROSPEROUS ZAMBIA INTO BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT AND NOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT MAKING ZAMBIA MORE PROSPEROUS – ZAMBIANS ARE NOW SUFFERING BECAUSE OF PF’S ECONOMIC DECISIONS. “PEOPLE ARE PRIVATELY APPRECIATING WHAT WE ARE DOING” KIKIKIKIKI

  30. President ECL, God gave you a great opportunity to rule his people. You have abused that honour and privilege and you are about to lose your job. However, thank you for the following: high youth unemployment and hopelessness, Chinese domination, rocket high Corruption, worst economy ever, mad national debt, gassing, fake medicine, state capture and worst FIC Reports

  31. ECL thinks Zambia in its current State is Prosperous and he would like to make it more Prosperous.The Man doesn’t know how Prosperous Countries look like and what are the indicators of Prosperous Economies. ECL thinks looting by a few PF Officials is Prosperity. Unemployment is 80%, inflation is 22%, Exchange Rate is 1:22, Consumer prices of goods and services have skyrocketed and are unaffordable etc. These are not signs of a Prosperous Economy Mr President. These are signs of decay and failure. On August 12,2021 Zambians must vote u out. If u rig these Elections this time around Angry and Hungry Zambians will rise up and show u the Exit Door. The writing is on the wall.

  32. Your excellency you are telling lies, your focus has always been the next election. Even after winning the 2016 elections, your focus was the next election.

  33. ONLY PEOPLE AS THICK AS A PLANK CANT UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS ZAMBIA IS FACING
    AND WHO CONTINUE RIPPING OFF THE POOR AND THINK THAT BICYCLES AND T SHIRT MAKE UP THE THE MILLIONS +++ LOOTED

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