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Former Republican President Lungu wants to concentrate on the charity works of the Edgar Lungu Foundation

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Former Republican President Edgar Lungu has announced retirement from active politics as he wants to concentrate on the charity works of the Edgar Lungu Foundation.

The former Head of State noted that Zambians should understand that he is no longer interested in politics and will not participate in any political activities in the country as he will now concentrate in playing a critical role in improving the welfare of the people.

Mr Lungu said that after being a politician, he has unfortunately leant that every time one does something, that activity is always associated with politics hence his deliberate decision to be low key.

“So, people have to accept that I have moved on and I have done away with politics,” Mr Lungu said

The former Head of State cited that he wants to be a servant of the people in this lowly but highly pleasant position of being a messenger of hope to the people that are vulnerable.

“I am willing to learn and partner with people who have similar attitude and thoughts like me, so that we support what is common as what is common is good for all of us and what is good for all of us is common,” Mr Lungu noted

Mr Lungu added that he wants people to see the purity and nature of this concept so that those he has asked to come on board and work with him are clear on how he wants to proceed henceforth.

“We are confident that we are not politicking at all, and I think that there’s a common place where politics, religion, goodwill of the civil society and others meet, and that’s where I want to meet my colleagues so that we all agree that the Edgar Lungu Foundation means well,” he stated

Mr Lungu mentioned that Politicians, the church and other organizations should not fear as no one is going to lose their influence or a space at all, as there is enough space for everyone to thrive.

“Yes, count on us and we will listen to your guidance as we do not want to fail like others have failed in the past because of being misunderstood,” Mr Lungu cited

The former Head of State highlighted that the establishment of the Foundation is in place, as they will be dynamic enough whilst focusing on their main objective.

The Edgar Lungu Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established to help uplift and transform the lives of the vulnerable children and the needy in society.

The Foundation will prioritize support programmes aimed at empowering girls and women in Chibombo, Kasenengwa and Samfya to acquire skills in tailoring, aquaculture and other key fields as many rural parents are struggling to provide sufficient food in their homes, and young girls in villages are being married off at an early age.

And to ensure the success of these projects, the Edgar Lungu Foundation has partnered with the people of Chieftainess Mungule’s Chiefdom through the Ubuntu Royal Home for Orphans and Disadvantaged in transforming lives through the provision of quality education, sustainable climate resilient Agriculture empowerment, enlightenment and Educate Social Behavioural Change Communication among people.

The Foundation has committed itself to restocking the Ubuntu Poultry project with village chickens and feed aimed at enhancing the sustainability programme in schools and the restocking of fish ponds.

The Edgar Lungu Foundation with its cooperating partners the Ubuntu Royal Homes for Orphans and Disadvantaged have programmes which are primarily focusing on their work in Chibombo District of Central Province with a planned expansion to Kasenengwa District of Eastern Province and Samfya District of Luapula Province respectively.

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    • Only two presidents have me touched in Life, KK and ECL. These two people remain dear to my heart. So real and patriotic. So honorable and straightforward. May the good Lord add more days to your life. I could have personally served in your Foundation but obviously there will be a way for me to reach out in another useful way.
      Be careful traversing some regions in your noble works for folks in those areas still hate you and blame you for their unproductive lives. Politics will still follow you wherever you go. I find it difficult to believe that politics will leave you alone. Maybe when this vindictive government passes.

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  1. Never in the history of zambia has a former president being treated as harshly as the upnd have treated our father ECL. The evil upnd will get what is coming to them. Evil begets evil.

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    • Edgar threw HH in prison 15 times, and planned to imprison him again if he was able to steal the elections. This Edgar Chagwa-Chakolwa Lungu aka Johnathan Mutawire needs and deserves to be in a locked prison cell, whose key is permanently lost, on purpose. I hate this thing with a passion, and if it died I would be happy. Imagine taking a country that is virtually debt free (thanks to Magande and Mwanawassa) and putting it in a US $30 billion debt trap it can never repay. If you hear HH making deals with the devil, always view that against the background of the fact that the IMF/World Bank/EU have us by the balls. Because we owe this money, we have to dance to their tune. And we owe all this money because of that ugly thing with the teeth of rabbit, which calls itself Lungu

    • Umodzi kumawa kwa anyoko bako wena Kainyokolile Zulu. Akamuchila ka mbeba is still sticking out of the side of his mouth but the thief is still refusing “ni sakalanyongo wa bakoswe” and wena you are here supporting him. Kaili mwalelila pamo, this is bu Kumawa Kumodzi we do not want in Zambia, we shall deport you to Lilongwe to join Chakwera Mugwelele pamodzi ba mambala imwe.

  2. Never in Zambia’s history have we had a president who mismanaged
    the country so badly !
    Charity work ? for votes ??

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  3. It is written that do not repay evil with evil rather repay evil with good, ECL was republican president and even the incumbent at one time will be former president and you reap what you sow, remember FTJ and learn something from him. If you are claiming to be Christian then practice what the bible teaches, crimes should be punished but settling political scores in disguise is not good. I hope by now we should mature in our politics.

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  4. Mr. ECL, if you really mean what you said to stay away from politics, then you have my thumbs up and well-done !
    Please be aware, this means NOT inviting the PF deplorables (Nakachinda, Lvsambo, Lvbinda, Mundubile, +others) to visiting you on the so called “SOLIDARITY” match.
    At the same time, this does NOT exclude or exempt you and your family from any investigations, should that come up in the near future.
    BA PF, with LUNGU gone, your 1.8 is now 800k. Those 1Mil WOULD RATHER go to UPND or go for the Socialist Party, which you have invited in your death bed, than vote for Nakachinda, Lvsambo, Lvbinda, Mundubile or CK.

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  5. So my translation of this, his conscience is catching up with him and the guilt has overwhelmed him. He is “giving back” as they call it.

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  6. WELL SOMETIMES ITS GOOD TO GIVE BACK WHAT YOU STOLE ZACHEUSLY AND SEEK GOOD MORAL STANDING NICODEMUSLY TOO.

  7. Mr. Lungu, if you could apologize to the nation for having heavily mismanaged the economy by heavy borrowing and embezzling the same resources with your crony millionaire tender-preneurs. May the Lord Jesus forgive you.

  8. This is good for you as it will help with your healing. It’s devastating to suffer an electoral defeat as an incumbent, there’s nothing that can be politically painful and humiliating as a defeat. Things are worsened when your successor views every move you make as an effort for a political come back and threatens you with arrest. As a former President it’s not good to be confined to your house, things get even worse when your TVs are stolen. Life as a former President can sometimes be hard

    • He brought it upon himself….kikiki. Hiding in Nkwazi house for the whole 7 years. Only turning up hangover to functions and collapsing.

  9. So we take it that the first act of charity was the handing over of two TV sets to two vulnerable youths. Release them!

  10. Let Kaizar Zulu become President to PF. I am sure PF under his presidency will start
    beating innocent women to later report women victims to the Police.

  11. Only a foooool can trust this clown Lazy Lungu….I will believe he has retired when PF elect a President , this man has nothing to do ,,,the man is so hopeless he can not even be a peace broker on the continent.

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    • Listen to this piece of ragged trash. You will die with hate nigga. May you be wasted naturally so we can go on to waste your resultant chemical elements in your decomposition because even them may not be useful for plants and any other form of life.
      Have you been smoking lye puff on me, monk.
      Leave ECL alone nigga. I am warning you dumb!

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  12. Politics will still follow you wherever you go. I find it difficult to believe that politics will leave you alone. Maybe when this vindictive government passes.
    Work in the background. Remember we still love you. Once a politician, always a politician. Whatever you say in public will always be measured in a political limelightography. These people are mean. They hate you with passion.
    I need you on the down low like in “when they they go high, we get on the down low”. Long live ECL.
    I thank you my leader.

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  13. Never before had Zambia such an incompetent, corrupt, thieving and violent President, good riddance to bad rubbish. Lazy Lungu destroyed every facet of our lives, how did we end up with this clown whose corruption extended to the Church especially the Pentecostal fringe. Those fools who are saying “violence begets violence” why didn’t you preach that to your Lungu, where were you when he brutalised, maimed collapsed the Economy and killed us, don’t sound “holier than thou” here. I hope this is the last we hear from the worst President Zambia will ever have in a hundred years.

  14. Better leave the scene than continue fighting when beaten convincingly and attend to the aches and swellings of the beating! Many with personal run-ins with Lungu and his administration have long forgiven him but foolish pride still makes him adamant to apologizing and thanking Zambians for booting him out! However the law shouldn’t forgive him as it has no emotions!

  15. Retirement is not a death sentence but a courageous move to open up a fresh page of what is left of one’s life to validate one’s relevance to society. Remember that whatever is not used dies. The quickest way to earn a ticket death is to remain mentally inactive.

  16. Its now over 1 year and I expected HH by now to justify even with just one documented proof that ECL indeed stole from Zambians because money has trails. Was he stealing through trips? Please publish the authorized allowance against the overdrawn allowances. If its through projects publish the true values against the inflated values and how the difference got into ECL bank accounts. If HH proved this I will certainly join in calling ECL a thief but without any proof its not right for UPND to continue calling someone a thief especially that accounts reconciliation should be a very simple task for UPND government coupled with having the author of the FIC report now at DEC with access to prosecutory powers. One year is too long to fail to do this unless they are all involved like a thief…

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  17. …shouting kawalala at his fellow thief to remove attention from him. Or was it just politicking for entering plot one?

  18. @15 are you that naive??? Every day ACC & DEC are confiscating properties & dollar bank accounts with hefty deposits & you still looking for proof. If minions are being found with such colossal amount of corrupt attained assets what ECL? They say a fish begin to rot from its head. Wake up & smell the coffee. ECL has alot of questions to answer!!

  19. Yes bosale now we see who they will be talking about now. you will always be our dear former zambian Republican President , concentrate on the charity works of the Edgar Lungu Foundation but i know its going to be a big problem for same to see you do charity works not because you are helping out the need but because you are ECL and ZAMBIAN they would rather see foundations like bill gates, bill clinton leading helping hand . it doesn’t hate to wish you failew Mr. president. JAH GAIDE SIR.

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  20. Yes bosale now we see who they will be talking about now. you will always be our dear former zambian Republican President , concentrate on the charity works of the Edgar Lungu Foundation but i know its going to be a big problem for same to see you do charity works not because you are helping out the need but because you are ECL and ZAMBIAN they would rather see foundations like bill gates, bill clinton leading helping hand . it doesn’t hate to wish you farewell Mr. president. JAH GAIDE SIR.

  21. This is the epitome of cynical hypocrisy, how can this low life thieving alcoholic now claim to be dedicated to playing a critical role in improving the welfare of the people, the same welfare he so deliberately and with malicious evil intent destroyed? I honestly think sometimes there is wisdom in shutting up, elsewhere if such vile verbature left the rotten mouth of a crocodile like this one the consequences will be murder.

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  22. KUDOS TO ECL, DAD YOU HAVE RUN YOUR RACE AND NOW YOU HAVE DECIDED TO START A NEW PHASE IN LIFE MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU AND BLESS YOUR FOUNDATION MAY THE FOUNDATION PROSPER AND GROW TO HIGHTS NO BARRIES TO THIS FOUNDATION WILL PROSPER BUT ONLY THE WILL OF GOD WILL PREVAIL. MANY ARE YOUR CRITICS BUT THEY WILL FAIL BECAUSE GOD IS IN CONTROL,GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN TO YOU GOOD MEASURE PRESSED DOWN SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNING OVER, SO LET BE SO AMEN AND AMEN

  23. Argentinian Vice-President, a former president, could be facing up to 12 years in prison as she fights corruption accusations related to public works. 
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is accused of defrauding the state due to her alleged involvement in a scheme to divert public funds during her two terms as president between 2007 and 2015.
    The investigation seeks to establish whether she and other officials in her administration favoured firms owned by businessman Lazaro Baez in the bidding processes for dozens of public works in the southern region of Patagonia, many of which were overpriced or were not completed.
    Many experts suspect the allegedly diverted capital would have returned to the hands of the Kirchner family through their companies. 
    Another 12 people are also accused of…

  24. Please do, you’ll do well to move on. Zambians were not pleased with your attempted third term bid. It couldn’t work with FTJ.

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