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Traders told to protect the informal sector by masking up-Lungu

Headlines Traders told to protect the informal sector by masking up-Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has called for intensified compliance to COVID-19 safety measures to enable the country to open up normal operations in various sectors.

President Lungu was speaking to journalists this morning when he toured Mikomfwa, Main Mpatamato and Roan markets in Luanshya district with a call on traders to help in the fight against COVID -19.

President Lungu urged traders to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and secure the informal sector as it drives the economy of the country.

“We will do not want to close up markets so we are asking you as market leaders, as community leaders, to help us in the way you operate as the as government we want to do our best and secure the informal sector as much of the economy is comprised of the informal sector,” he said.

The President observed that the COVID-19 has ravaged the country, resulting in the closing down of schools, companies and many other activities.

“And from the look of things it’s not ending soon, therefore we are working through you market traders , the DMMU and the ministry of local government ensuring that we observe all the five golden rules such as washing hands, social distancing and so forth, ” he appealed.

And Mikomfwa Main Market Master Fredrick Mulenga appealed to President Lungu to consider upgrading the markets in order to allow more traders to sell from inside.

“ We want to thank you for visiting our district and you are excited by your humility and love you have shown us, however we would like to appeal to you to help us with rehabilitation and upgrading the markets as most of the traders are trading from outside due to inadequate space “ he said.

In his response, President Lungu promised to upgrade and expand the market to the standard befitting the community.

“The market really requires an upgrade of one way or another and that I can assure that using your local council and your leaders, we will do something and am sure your leaders have already seen this and are already working towards improving the market,” he promised

President Lungu further appealed to Zambians to make an informed decision and get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help fight the pandemic.

“ Of course Zambia has a basket full of a variety of vaccines and there is a lot of speculation surrounding the issue of vaccines but as a government we do not want to be seen to be imposing , let people make an informed decision as this is a voluntary decision,” The President said.

He also appealed to the people of Zambia to take advantage of the availability of vaccines that government had made available and get vaccinated.

President Lungu is in Luanshya in the Copperbelt province to check compliance of COVID-19 guidelines in markets.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Wake Zambians Wake Up
    Opposition,time to hit the Streets.Go Out and Campaign in Mass .
    Lungu & his PF Criminal Enterprise of a Government are doing just that .
    Where is the Level Playing Field here.
    Three weeks left,Mass Rallies Now
    Wake Up Zambians ,Wake Up

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  2. THE BIG MAN HAS SPOKEN FINALLY ON COVID
    A BIT LATE I WOULD SAY
    WHY DIDNT SOMEONE ADJUST HIS HELMUT ???

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  3. HELP ME OUT, THERE IS AN OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 AND LUNGU DECIDES TO BE ON AN OUTBREAK OF TOURS.
    WHAT MESSAGE IS HE SENDING TO THE ORDINARY CITIZEN,

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  4. This man has no shame at all even going to markets to campaign in the name of covid thereby attracting large crowds….meanwhile he is happy with opposition being on a tight leash. Its like going in a boxing ring with an opponent who has one arm tied behind his back.

  5. Right now I am in Choma and we have just recieved 400 people who have defected from upnd to pf. I Warned you that I am now on the ground.

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  6. Meanwhile opposition is busy forwarding these stories to ECZ about Lazy Lungu campaigning by the time they respond he would have finished his “working visits” and the ban will have been lifted with 3 days to go to Polling day. Opposition have to relies that this is not MMD govt of sober minded technocrats these are thugs who have handpicked their own stooges to run govt institutions and ministries…you have to bold and go out there in mass and campaign in these markets under the guise of covid-19 awareness. In this same period Lazy Lungu has brought in more new Judges who will throw out your petitions after the elections.

  7. 400 KIKIKI
    WHAT HAVE YOU LOST ON THE COPPERBELT AND CENTRAL
    WHY DONT YOU SPEAK OF THAT ???
    TOO ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED ???

  8. You should try your best not to take ANYTHING trolls say seriously. NO matter how POORLY they behave, remember these people spend countless UNPRODUCTIVE hours trying to make people mad. They’re not WORTH your time of day.

  9. Full blown disguise of Lungu reelection campaign while the opposition have their necks tethered to the slave ship.Perfect reason for a successful election petition.

  10. Right now I am in Kitwe and we have just recieved 5000 people who have defected from PF to UPND. I am on the ground.

  11. The most classic adage regarding trolling is, “DONT FEED TROLLS.” Trolls seek out emotional responses and find provocation amusing, so replying to them or attempting to debate them will only make them troll more. By ignoring a troll completely, they will likely become frustrated and go somewhere else on the internet.

    You should try your best not to take ANYTHING trolls say seriously. NO matter how POORLY they behave, remember these people spend countless UNPRODUCTIVE hours trying to make people mad. They’re not WORTH your time of day.

  12. THIS KZ CHAP HASNT A CLUE WHATS GOING ON HE IS JUST GETTING INFO FROM OTHER MEDIA CHANNELS
    SO DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ASKING HIM QUESTIONS
    HE IS PAID TO BLOG MANURE !!!
    AS SOMONE KEEPS SAYING
    DONT FEED THE TR000LL
    IN A FEW WEEKS TIME HE WILL DISSAPPEAR FOR GOOD

  13. Ala mwandi, the police arrested upnd militia and confiscated their weapons. Hh is funding terrorist groups in his former strongholds

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