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President Edgar Lungu assures traders in Lusaka that he will not close the markets

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President Edgar Lungu has assured traders in Lusaka that he will not close the markets in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic as doing so will disrupt people’s livelihoods.

The Head of State said he has received calls by some sections of society to close trading places but has declined as he understands the negative impact that such a decision would have on the citizens.

The President said this when he took time to interact with traders at Mtendere and Bauleni Markets in Lusaka today where he distributed face masks to the traders.

“It is very important that we all wear masks at all times especially that you come into contact with many people every day. We appeal to you to join hands with government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to make sure the virus is contained”, he said.

President Edgar Lungu has since called on all traders to ensure they observe the Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus.

The Head of State also directed the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to ensure the distribution of face masks and hand sanitisers to the traders.

And speaking when he toured Mtendere Clinic and Bauleni Clinic, the Head of State commended the health service personnel for the tireless work devoted towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Lungu further urged the health personnel to exercise patience and understanding when dealing with patients affected by the COVID-19.

15 COMMENTS

  1. The useless corrupt moron fraud convict lawyer president should be letting his so called development that the PF rats are singing about do the campaigns for him………

    but no , he is so insecure and wiling to put lives at covid risk.

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  2. YES USELESS DECISION
    NO CAMPAIGNING SO WHAT IS HE DOING ??
    CLOSING NIGHT CLUBS ETC WITH RELATIVELY FEW CLIENTS AND LEAVING MARKETS OPEN WITH 1000’s WALKING AROUND FREELY
    DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO ME
    CONVICT LAWYER DID HE STEAL CLIENTS MONEY AS I WAS AROUND AT THAT TIME SOMEONE PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME
    THANK YOU

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  3. He has no choice. There is no money to give the people and there is an election in a couple of months, so he is saying to Zambians, ‘Take care of yourselves because my party and its government cannot take care of you.’ Museveni in Uganda has no election to fear and so he has locked down the country for 42 days! Kagame in Rwanda is busy engaging the west to transfer technology to Africa so that they can make their own vaccines. Hate them or love them, these ruthless Presidents show leadership.

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  4. Police reiterated today no campaigning to take place. And what is Edgar China Lungu doing? Indeed campaigning! Take this man to JAIL! But of course, not a police officer in sight! Is that CORRUPTION or not???

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  5. “The Head of State said he has received calls by some sections of society to close trading places ….”
    The past three weeks there have been calls for him to show himself up for more important issues but this lazy man was nowhere to be seen…now he is out and about with PF officials in the market if that is not campaigning what is it? We can not have 5 more years of this mediocrity

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  6. There he is campaigning and yet he is stopping the opposition from doing the same.

    And you wonder why covid is rampant in Zambia. The chief spreader himself is the president.

    Vote wisely.

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  7. (BBC)-“Rwanda has begun deploying 1,000 troops to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, where a militant insurgency has left thousands dead and millions displaced.The troops consists of officers from the defence force and national police.They will reinforce operations by the Mozambique forces and those from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).”

    Meanwhile in Zambia the foooolish President is touring markets

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  8. Bwana Lungu is just doing this for August votes bcoz Zambian lives are very cheap to him.People dying from Covid is just ok.

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  9. Where is ECZ and ZPS while ECL is flouting the Rallies and Road Shows bans? ECZ should lift the ban on Rallies and Road Shows for all Parties. It seems ECL has given up on holding free,fair,credible and peaceful Elections. He is going to rig this Election at all costs. Protection of the Vote is now a “do or die” affair for HH and UPND Alliance. People will put their lives on the line to protect the vote. The writing is on the wall.

  10. @Buck teeth lungu
    YOU ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ELSEWHERE
    YOU ARE NEEDED HERE
    YOUR MESSAGE HAS TO BE SPREAD WIDELY

  11. Aren’t bars restaurant’s nightclubs trading places too . Don’t people get employed from these places? don’t they need to survive too? What a joke different laws for different sections of society ….

  12. Such tours are Covid-19 Superspreaders so why is ECZ and ZPS allowing such PF gatherings? ECZ and ZPS cannot enforce a ban for Rallies and Road Shows for Opposition Parties alone. ECL and PF are being allowed by ECZ and ZPS to Campaign thru such Tours. What kind of free,fair and credible Elections are these where Opposition Parties are banned while PF is allowed to Campaign freely? These are Double Standards. ECZ must lift the ban for all Political Parties forthwith.

  13. Police and ECZ should be tasked to explain why Lungu s road show was not a super spreader of covid 19.

    Did it surely need the whole president to over see the distribution of masks when MOH has staff on the ground to go door to door?

    Bakapoli nabatumpa sana.

    These are actions of a desperate party which knows people are tired of its lies.

    PF must go.

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