Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Chief Mpezeni tells off President Lungu’s critics

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Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni Speaking People has advised people in Eastern Province and the country as a whole not to listen to those criticizing President Edgar Lungu’s leadership and his objective to uplift the lives of Zambians out of poverty.

ZANIS reports that the Paramount Chief Mpezeni issued the advice yesterday when the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multiple-purpose Empowerment Cooperative (ECLMEC) team paid a courtesy call on him at his Emphendukeni palace in Chipata.

The traditional leader said the President Lungu has a heart for the people of Zambia and wants to ensure that people effectively benefit from his empowerment programs.

“President Edgar Lungu has shown good leadership qualities and his wonderful works can be seen in all the parts of the country. We can see the development that is taking place here in the province. He is a man of the people, it is important to appreciate someone for their good works,” he said.

The Paramount Chief also commended President Edgar Lungu for his empowerment programmes which he said are changing the lives many people in the country.

He mentioned that President Lungu is empowering people through cooperatives in Eastern Province and other parts of the country as a way of promoting productivity among the local citizenry.

“The President is also helping the traditional leadership in so many ways. People will always talk bad things even when someone is doing good things. People must learn to appreciate someone for doing good, President Lungu is helping all the people in the country and his good works are not one sided,” he said.

The traditional ruler appealed to President Lungu to continue with his empowerment programs that are adequately helping his subjects in Eastern Province, adding that that the President is not selfish.

“There are a lot of people that want to eat alone but he always remembers the people that put him in power, this is good leadership. I would like to advise him to continue with the good works that he is doing for the people of Zambia,” Paramount chief Mpezeni said.

And speaking earlier, ECLMEC team leader Fuli Msimuko told the Paramount Chief that the cooperative has a mandate to help youths, men and women that have formed cooperatives with various empowerment packages that can help them earn a living.

Mr Msimuko said the multipurpose cooperative empowers people with ploughs, seed, fertiliser, incubators, chickens and feed for poultry.

“When we empower these cooperatives, we make follow ups on the beneficiaries to know how they are coping with their businesses,” he said.

Mr Msimuko further disclosed that the multipurpose cooperative that was formed last year in August has already given out empowerment packages to the people in Luapula and Northern provinces.

35 COMMENTS

  1. “The traditional leader said the President Lungu has a heart for the people of Zambia and wants to ensure that people effectively benefit from his empowerment programs.”-LT

    Why PF Administration don’t get troubled by above articles. That’s not how to run a country.

    “The biggest givers in our latest report, based on 2018 data, were New York, which paid in US$22 billion more than it received; New Jersey, which paid $12 billion more; Massachusetts, which paid $9 billion more; and Connecticut, which paid $8 billion more than it received.”

    PF time out.

    We are run-down with the celebrity politics.

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  2. ECL is dishing out all this Money for his Re-election campaigns. This is Taxpayer’s Money. Electoral Laws of Zambia forbids the use of State Resources for personal Election Campaigns. These are seeds of a rigged and Disputed Election b4 the Campaign period even starts.

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  3. Mupezeni eats well with lungi…….

    He is my chief, but a PF cader, blind to the unemployment going on around him……

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  4. Does this blind Chief not see all the negative economic indicators,Fitch downgrades and the famous Eurobond default? Lungu is making Zambia far poorer.

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  5. Senior Chief Mukuni was said to have reported HRC. Is somebody reporting Chief Mpezeni to HRC? Is it only Tonga Chiefs that are reported?

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  6. LET HIM JUST SIT ON HIS THRONE AND KEEP QUIET >> WHILST HIS SUBJECTS ARE SUFFERING
    CHIEFS SHOULD REVERT TO A CEREMONIAL ROLE ONLY >>>>>>> AS THEY CONTRIBUTE ZERO TO THE ECONOMY

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  7. This Casanova of a Chief is a disgrace to his people …I wonder how many bottles of whiskey and underage girls Lungu has bribed this moron of a Chief with,

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  8. Who was in support of slavery? Chiefs? Who supported the colonial era? Chiefs who supported Chiluba’s third term? Chiefs

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  9. Even US President Biden is empowering citizens with $2000.00 each and other groups with social grants.

    Its Biden. NOT US President. In fact fact the former President, TRUMP, was even signing checks to people who lost jobs because of the pandemic.

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  10. Here is a chief openly campaigning for PF when the LAW prohibits him to do so. Other chiefs are more equal than others. Proper animal farm situation

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  11. President Lungu has earned our support and respect by working hard to uplift Zambians. This can never be erased due to the fake criticism of Hichilema and his supporters.

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  12. I wonder, how few dull people turned blind eye to see the criminal and mean character of Hichilema and refuse to see all the development by President Lungu’s government.

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  13. Let them criticize President Lungu with the fake allegation, they cannot hide the good deeds, development that we are witnessing across the country.

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  14. Historic achievements like passing the cybercrime bill, development of roads and infrastructure, flyovers, rural areas, etc. have only happened under President Lungu’s government.

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  15. I think chiefs must have boundaries because they have the potential to divide their subjects baseball political affilliations.
    Since when did the chief became our spokesperson,our eyes,ears,and our mouth?

  16. All the initiatives of President Lungu changing the lives of almost every Zambian. He deserves our support.

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  17. Farmers, youths, small-scale businesses, etc. everyone’s lives are uplifted under the leadership of President Lungu.

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  18. ALWAYS COMPARING ZAMBIA TO USA UK OR EUROPE
    THOSE ARE FIRST WORLD ECONOMIES AND NOT FORTH WORLD ??
    THERE'”S A HUGE DIFFERENCE LIKE HEAVEN AND HELL

  19. Paramount chiefs Mpezeni, Mukuni and the Mwalubemba one need to shut up. They are too political. All other cheifs are wise and quiet. Or appear quiet because they stay silent and negotiate for their people and not want to be seen and heard all the time. These three tire me.

  20. @Nzelu, you are right on, these chiefs disgracing themselves with temporary presidents who after a few years are relegated to dust bins. The tragedy is these chiefs beg to president Lungu with bowls as if they are not entitled to support by their own subjects. That’s how chiefdoms have been sustained all along. Today, Chief Mpezeni, Chief Chitimukulu, and other lesser chiefs parade themselves to a president for handouts. – What a disgraceful act by our traditional leaders. Tomorrow, they will parade themselves to another common man begging as an adult street beggar. Shameful.

  21. No KZ – I won’t tell anybody to NOT vote for anybody, even PF. I’m just asking them to vote for NO CORRUPTION. And is that possible with PF in power? Hm, I have my doubts. Let’s face it, even you can’t get anything done without being corrupt!

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  22. I WONDER WHY ZAMBIA STILL CALLS OUR HISTORICAL KINGS AS PARAMOUNT CHIEFS JUSTBECAUSE AN ENGLISH WHITE MAN FORBADE THEM TO OUR KINGS, KINGS. WE KNOW THAT WE HAD FOUR IF NOT FIVE KINGS IN ZAMBIA BEFORE AND AFTER COLONISATION. THE TITLE KING WAS ABOLISHED BY THE BRITISH FOR THE SAKE OF MAINTAINING THEIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE COLONISED. THEY TOLD OUR KINGS THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE KING OR QUEEN AND THAT KING OR QUEEN IS IN ENGLAND. HOWEVER, LATER ON WE LEARNT THAT THERE WERE MANY KINGS AND QUEENS IN EUROPE. SO THE BRITISH AS USUAL AND NOT SURPRISING LIED TO US.

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    I WONDER WHY ZAMBIA STILL CALLS OUR HISTORICAL KINGS AS PARAMOUNT CHIEFS JUSTBECAUSE AN ENGLISH WHITE MAN FORBADE THEM TO OUR KINGS, KINGS. WE KNOW THAT WE HAD FOUR IF NOT FIVE KINGS IN ZAMBIA BEFORE AND AFTER COLONISATION. THE TITLE KING WAS ABOLISHED BY THE BRITISH FOR THE SAKE OF MAINTAINING THEIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE COLONISED. THEY TOLD OUR KINGS THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE KING OR QUEEN AND THAT KING OR QUEEN IS IN ENGLAND. HOWEVER, LATER ON WE LEARNT THAT THERE WERE MANY KINGS AND QUEENS IN EUROPE. SO THE BRITISH AS USUAL AND NOT SURPRISING LIED TO US.

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    I WONDER WHY ZAMBIA STILL CALLS OUR HISTORICAL KINGS AS PARAMOUNT CHIEFS JUSTBECAUSE AN ENGLISH WHITE MAN FORBADE THEM TO OUR KINGS, KINGS. WE KNOW THAT WE HAD FOUR IF NOT FIVE KINGS IN ZAMBIA BEFORE AND AFTER COLONISATION. THE TITLE KING WAS ABOLISHED BY THE BRITISH FOR THE SAKE OF MAINTAINING THEIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE COLONISED. THEY TOLD OUR KINGS THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE KING OR QUEEN AND THAT KING OR QUEEN IS IN ENGLAND. HOWEVER, LATER ON WE LEARNT THAT THERE WERE MANY KINGS AND QUEENS IN EUROPE. SO THE BRITISH AS USUAL AND NOT SURPRISING LIIED TO US.

  25. I WONDER WHY ZAMBIA STILL CALLS OUR HISTORICAL KINGS AS PARAMOUNT CHIEFS JUSTBECAUSE AN ENGLISH WHITE MAN FORBADE THEM TO OUR KINGS, KINGS. WE KNOW THAT WE HAD FOUR IF NOT FIVE KINGS IN ZAMBIA BEFORE AND AFTER COLONISATION. THE TITLE KING WAS ABOLISHED BY THE BRITISH FOR THE SAKE OF MAINTAINING THEIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE COLONISED. THEY TOLD OUR KINGS THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE KING OR QUEEN AND THAT KING OR QUEEN IS IN ENGLAND. HOWEVER, LATER ON WE LEARNT THAT THERE WERE MANY KINGS AND QUEENS IN EUROPE. SO THE BRITISH AS USUAL AND NOT SURPRISING LIIED TO US.

  26. When did chiefs start contributing anything to the country’s economy kansi? Theirs is a ceremonial role for goodness sake.

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