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I have something to point at to show to the Zambian people , says President Lungu as he concludes his Luapula tour

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President Edgar Lungu concluded his Lupula Province working visit with a tour of Chembe mini-hospital in Chembe district in Luapula province. The President was led on a guided tour of the newly built health facility by Chembe District Health Director Cardson Kabwe, in the company of Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota. The head of state toured among other facilities at the hospital, the maternity wing.

During the tour, President Lungu expressed happiness that the people of Chembe no longer have to travel long distances to health facilities in Mansa to access quality health care.

“For me, I have something to point at to show to the Zambian people to say this is where we are coming from, this is where we are going. It takes a while for development to reach all corners but we have done it here for the people of Mansa and ultimately we will get to the places we haven’t been to,” the President assured.

Mr. Lungu also highlighted that the country will continue to improve its health facilities to ensure they align with modern trends in health care services.

“There is no finishing line with development, science, and technology are always evolving and getting better all the time so we will try to keep in tune with the latest trends and so on,” he said.

The President said, “This is what we mean when we say quality health delivery for all. Development is not a one-day event or a one-night wonder and I think where we haven’t been, we will be there”.

He concluded his tour of the facility by interacting with staff at the hospital whom he commended for their hard work.

President Lungu has since encouraged the workers to remain dedicated to providing quality health care to the surrounding communities.

“We recognize your sacrifice and dedication to duty. Safeguard what you have here and give your best all the time,” he said.

And President Lungu has concluded his third-day working visit in Luapula province with a brief interaction with Chembe residents and meeting a traditional leader as he drummed up support for the August 2021 general elections

President Edgar Lungu has toured Chembe Mini Hospital in Luapula province and described the health facility as a realization of the Patriotic Front's vision and desire to bring quality health services close to the people.
President Edgar Lungu has toured Chembe Mini Hospital in Luapula province and described the health facility as a realization of the Patriotic Front’s vision and desire to bring quality health services close to the people.

Earlier, President Edgar Lungu urged the church to interrogate aspiring candidates to ensure credible leaders are elected in the August 12 general elections. President Lungu noted that it is important that trustworthy leaders are elected if the country was to develop.

Speaking during a meeting with the Milenge Pastors’ Fellowship at Lwela Secondary School, the President said Zambians should choose leaders who will meet their aspirations.

“I am alive to the fact that you are non-partisan but the people you shepherd are affected by partisan politics and they do vote. Interrogate these aspiring leaders, ask them why they want to lead and read their manifestos to know their ideologies,” he said.

He further said the church should see to it that leaders who mean well for the nation are elected.

“Zambians should elect leaders who are brothers’ keepers. PF has shown that it is a party that can deliver development,” he said.

President Edgar Lungu has toured Chembe Mini Hospital in Luapula province and described the health facility as a realization of the Patriotic Front's vision and desire to bring quality health services close to the people.
President Edgar Lungu has toured Chembe Mini Hospital in Luapula province and described the health facility as a realization of the Patriotic Front’s vision and desire to bring quality health services close to the people.

Earlier, Milenge Catholic Parish Priest Kennedy Kashinga commended President Lungu’s government for spearheading development in the education and health sectors among others.

Father Kashinga has meanwhile called on the Head of State to complete the incomplete development projects in the area.

“Your Excellency, we implore you to improve the road infrastructure in Milenge so as to spur economic development in the area,” he said.

He further called for the resumption of the construction of Milenge trades school.

He said a trades school would equip youths in the area with skills that will he help them generate income.

And Fr. Kashinga has called on political players to conduct peaceful campaigns as the country heads towards the August polls.

“As Milenge Pastor’s Fellowship, our message to political players who want to incite violence is; send your children there. Do not expose other people’s children to harm. We have zero tolerance for violence as a church in Milenge,” he stated.

29 COMMENTS

  1. A PF vision of expired drugs and striking Doctors. Borrowing money and building a MINI hospital is not development to highlight. We’re a developing country. The government must build hospitals. Development is an economy growing at 7% like PF found it, not at -4% as it is now.

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  2. “Father Kashinga has meanwhile called on the Head of State to complete the incomplete development projects in the area.

    “Your Excellency, we implore you to improve the road infrastructure in Milenge so as to spur economic development in the area,” he said.“

    SO WHAT DEVELOPMENT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??

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  3. When were you last in Western, Southern, Northwestern or Central Province commissioning something? Zambia is not Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces Only!

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  4. While the Chinese and well-connected individuals were harvesting mukula unrestrained, the people of Luapula were being arrested even on mere suspicion. Those were the darkest moments in Luapula

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  5. So was ECL not campaigning while addressing these Meetings? ECL’s Legacy is very clear: Corruption, burning of Markets,Gassing,Mismanagement of the Economy, PF Cadre Violence and Lawlessness,shooting of Civilians, breaching the Constitution etc. Based on this record ECL can kiss goodbye to my vote on August 12. Welcome to HH and UPND Alliance for a more tolerant and Democratic Govt. HH aka Bally will fix it.

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  6. SORRY MR LUNGU TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
    WHY DONT YOU FIRST FINISH INCOMPLETE PROJECTS AROUND THE COUNTRY
    INSTEAD OF ONLY COMPLETING WHERE YOU A LACKING VOTES

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  7. Yes something to show but at the same time defaulting on loan repayments which does not augur well for a country whose political elites are busy dishing out resources in the name of empowerment programmes

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  8. @ William Banda, when you talk about the Economy you must bear in mind that it has the component of Manufacturing, How many manufacturing companies does Zambia have before and after privatization! What grows the economy! It’s what you export! Today people talk about China’s super economy because it’s products are almost in every nation worldwide henceforth their economy is great..This country Zambia we can’t even produce toothpicks and most of the goods and products are coming from outside therefore we are at the importers mercy. The pf government formed a corporation called IDC to restore the Manufacturing sector which was destroyed during MMD through privatization..

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  9. “..Earlier, President Edgar Lungu urged the church to interrogate aspiring candidates to ensure credible leaders are elected in the August 12 general elections. President Lungu noted that it is important that trustworthy leaders are elected if the country was to develop….”

    Good thing for you lungu you were not interrogated ………

    2/10 score on trustworthiness and credibility we would have seen……..

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  10. Your criminal cadres, lawlessness levels to high the weak can’t be protected to me there are many issues that PF government can’t manage to handle.

  11. Some more of your achievements,Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu please don’t forget to also point at the $20 Billion dollar debt mountain you’ve built.
    The Lusaka Ndola $1.3billion road ,the 48 Mystery houses in Lusaka
    The 48 $1 million dollar fire tenders
    Your $130 million Jet
    The Social Cash scum
    The list goes on

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  12. @Jet-spot on, bro!! These upnd donkeys don’t seem to get it. They think by simply bringing in hh, the economy will automatically pick up. Even the Mwanawasa economic growth was purely based on growth in the copper mining industry. PF have set a very good foundation based on the recent acquisitions in the mines and the revival of ZCCM-IH, the Zambia Gold Company and IDC. They have built a power plant and Batoka/Zimbabwe is next. Countries sometimes sacrifice to gain a better future, debt is part of development.

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  13. “For me, I have something to point at to show to the Zambian people to say this is where we are coming from, this is where we are going. It takes a while for development to reach all corners but we have done it here for the people of Mansa and ultimately we will get to the places we haven’t been to,” the President assured.

    Really laughable .and you call this a State Visit where he is even saying “I” as if he has even repaid any of the debt accrued from this development

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  14. Zambian Citizen

    Look at this rat above ……

    ati ” lungu has set a very good foundation…”

    What foundation?

    A foundation of unsustainable debt ????

    What these rats don’t understand is that ….given borrowed money…any jelita and mulenga can do what lungu done…..

    Any jelita and mulenga can even do better ….by not defaulting on the debts or atleast crating a vibrant economy

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  15. My president you have a million things to point at. Well done and great tour. You are a true leader unlike that baby push pig HH who only knows how to clown around on social media with young women

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  16. Still allowed to tour and busy campaigning while banning the opposition citing covid. Then they will say these elections were fair.

  17. Enjoy the last days of your presidency, Lying Lungu, because it will soon be OVER! Plan your escape, fuel up the plane, and RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

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  18. Yes Mr President you have something to point at to show to the Zambian people, that you saddled the Zambian a colossal debt which even a child who will be born in 2050 will pay towards this reckless borrowing. You have shown the Zambians that corruption is normal under PF

  19. You and your friends and cadres ask us to ask HH to point at what he has done for the community. They say alikwata akaso(he is stinge). Big bonanza tells us that hh has not done anything in his village from his wealth. Since you lead by example please tell us what you did to the community and what generous activities did you perform before 2015? Same goes to malanji. He says he hails from N/Western as a matter of fact he is chokwe like me but what has he done in his village.

  20. Beans president you are the party in the party in govt so naturally the country’s development was in your hands. But why can l not afford three decent meals per day when you have brought massive development to the country? Why am l not a beneficiary under FISP yet people without lad are beneficiaries?

  21. Foesek wena! Just how a low life like Lungu can rise to the presidency of any country just shows how gullible tribal bigotry can destroy a country. Like this, Zambia will soon elect a mad man like Muliokela or an ugly tribal bigot like that Neanderthal Luonyokolola in Plot 1.

  22. ECL has plenty to showcase (sonta): PF burning of Markets, Gassing Citizens, Corruption, Violence and thuggery, mismanagement of the Economy, shooting dead Citizens etc. ECL and his “Ubomba Mwibala Alya ifya Mwibala Alya ” Team must be sent “ku wire ” on August 12. Welcome to State House HH and UPND Alliance and the Zambia we want Team. HH aka Bally will fix it.

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