Edgar Lungu

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Edgar Lungu said : "I am warning those behind the gassing of innocent citizens in selected parts of the country that their days are numbered. Whatever your motivation, we are closing in on you. We will find you and you will pay for your criminal activities," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, February 14, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In addition, the fiscal deficit is expected to reduce to 5.5% and domestic revenue mobilization is projected to increase to at least 22% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiscal consolidation will continue to be a priority to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth,” “Furthermore, I wish to announce that this year, the Zambian Government will continue to anchor our efforts on the five development strategic areas of the Seventh National Development Plan. These are economic diversification and job creation; poverty and vulnerability reduction; enhanced human development improvement; development inequalities reduction, and creating a conducive governance environment for a diversified economy. I therefore appeal to all of you, for your continued unwavering support,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “However, like many other countries in the Southern African Region and beyond, the Zambian economy during the rest of 2019 was negatively affected by various issues notably, adverse climate conditions caused by poor rainfall during the 2018/2019 farming season,” “This, in turn, negatively affected agricultural production, and electricity generation which led to spill-over effects in other sectors. Economic growth was also affected by a decline in copper output, coupled with lower copper prices caused by a reduction in global demand,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I wish to congratulate you on your appointment as Auditor General for the Republic of Zambia. This appointment is in line with the provisions of the Constitution of Zambia, hence the requirement for ratification by Parliament,” “Your ratification is, therefore, a confirmation of the confidence that the people of Zambia have in you to take charge of the office of the Auditor General. Your curriculum vitae is very impressive. I am pleased to also note that your loyalty to the government is admirable, and should be emulated by other public servants who aspire to rise to high positions in government, such as the one you have been appointed to. You are a seasoned public servant, having dedicated over 20 years of your career in accounting, finance and auditing of public sector institutions. You have worked in various positions in the government rising through the ranks to the position of accountant general, a position which you held until this appointment” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Your experience dates back to the time you worked for Barclays Bank, and thereafter, you moved to Meridien Biao Bank where you rose from being a clerk to the level of manager, banking operations. After leaving Meridien Bank, you served in several other institutions until you joined the Office of the Auditor General in 2005, the institution you have served to date. During the 15 years with the Auditor General’s office, you have served diligently, having risen from the position of senior auditor, forensic and investigation to the position of director, planning and information until your new appointment as Deputy Auditor General, Corporate Services,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Permanent Secretaries ) : "So as we provide relief, I think that we should put our heads together. My Permanent Secretaries are here so we can work together to find a lasting solution," External link

globalissues Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Africa has woken up to the reality that it can only advance if it looks to itself internally for realizing the potential that lies within the African continent. The most important thing is that we have woken up as Africans and let’s not allow manipulation by the East, West or any other outside forces. Democracy has many variations and each one country in the West who boast of democracy have got their own versions. Some have had their leaders lead from 1952 and they are still around and they are Presidents, they are Queens, they are called whatever titles. But for Africa, we have had this era which is slowly phasing where some of our friends, especially from the West, dictate to us how we are going to govern our people, what structures of governance, what institutions we are going to take and I think this is unacceptable,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “To produce the cassava, the company will require more than 200,000 local farmers to be linked to the company and over 600 direct jobs will be created for Zambians. This will change the economic lives of the people and bring industrialisation to rural areas,” External link

zambiareports Monday, January 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let’s make use of what’s obtaining , am told there is a lot of excitement from tourists who come here to witness what is unprecedented, learn about rock formations, and what happens with this situation ” External link

zimeye Friday, January 3, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have decided to cut salaries of highly paid public workers to cushion impact on the vulnerable due to recent tariff hikes. The cuts start with me as President and my Cabinet Ministers with immediate effect. I have also directed the Secretary to Cabinet to cascade the directive to all non-unionised public officers including parastatal executives. The slashing of salaries for highly paid public officers in both Government and the parastatal sector is aimed at cushioning the impact on citizens arising from the increase in fuel prices and electricity tarrifs announced by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) yesterday,” External link

zambiareports Friday, December 27, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Public officers in the highest salary brackets will have their salaries cut by 20% whereas those in the middle will have theirs reduced by 15%, and those in the lower rung will be down by 10%. Much as the increase in the pricing of the two essential commodities was inevitable, the Zambian people needed a cushion, hence my directive. The money realized from this decision will go towards ameliorating the impact that the increase would have brought on the masses. I have shown the way and those willing to work with me should be ready to sacrifice. God bless Zambia,” External link

zambiareports Friday, December 27, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "We know that there could be people who are homosexual in Zambia but we don't want to promote it. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

startribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You are the first to show me that you listen to what I say, this is the first ever provincial secretariat owned by the party. I want to encourage everyone to learn from you but also they must learn how to account for party resources, when people give money in the name of the party they want to see what can be done, you have shown that you can be accountable, you have shown that it is possible to be transparent, the goodness of being transparent is that you attract more supporters to work with you,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "We don't want such people in our midst. We want him gone," External link

garoweonline Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "For a long time now, access to reliable sources of energy particularly electricity by the Zambia people especially the county's rural areas has remained very low," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 23, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Province ) : “In a few days time, we will be in 2020 so we have to up our game. We expect you people in North Western Province to give us votes we need to form government in 2021. I know it is possible because I believe in the leadership of the provincial PF committee. On my part I will wait on you people in North Western Province to come and prove that you are with us in 2021. If you don’t we will wait for 2026 kaili ninebo. I will still be around,” External link

zambiareports Monday, December 23, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu asked : “I know but this will be overcome shortly. I know there is a shortage of electricity and we know the reason why there is this shortage but we are working on it and soon, you will have enough electricity. Those who think these problems will still be there up to 2021 are cheating themselves. And if you love the Zambian people, why should you pray that things should get worse so that people suffer more so that they can elect you as president?” External link

zambiareports Monday, December 23, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Your appointment is also a clear demonstration that when the youth are motivated, empowered and focused, can positively contribute to the development agenda being implemented by government. Your appointment to this very senior position in the government should, therefore, aspire other young Zambians to work hard in order to achieve their goals. Steer clear of unpleasant situations which will compromise your duties as a presidential advisor. Use your position to promote good politics in the country,” “Remember, with your portfolio you will be required to analyse local politics which in most cases is full of acrimony. You, therefore, need to rise above petty partisan politics because you will be advising me as Republican president, and not just as party leader” External link

zambiareports Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “And it requires you to be up to speed in understanding and analysing not only the country’s political climate, but also international politics. In your new appointment, you will also be expected to give timely advice and solutions to the head of state on political matters pertaining to the country and the world. This should be done in the nation’s best interest, and the people of Zambia, and in accordance with Democratic principles,” “As you execute your duties, it would also be ideal for you to keep abreast with geopolitics for us to be in tune with the globe. While the responsibilities of your office are enormous, I am confident that with your vast experience in political science, democratic governance and public policy, you are equal to the task ahead of you. Your rich curriculum vitae attests to this” External link

zambiareports Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “This conference comes at a time when the demands for justice and speedy justice for that matter are on the increase while the institutional capabilities continue to be overstretched. It is therefore suitable that a conference such as this one interrogates how best to enhance institutional capacities to improve access to justice, and facilitate speedy delivery of justice. Undoubtedly, the backlog of pending cases and judgments is a cause for concern and one that is haunting many judiciaries across the globe. however, it is a fundamental right that accused persons and litigants must have their day in court and know their fate or outcome of their cases,” “It is, therefore, imperative that cases are heard and determined within a reasonable time and matters are concluded with well-reasoned judgments. It is said ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ Due to this delay in justice, our people some of whom are erroneously behind bars, have continued to be denied justice. This is unacceptable, and a lasting solution to this problem must be sought. However, I will be quick to note that the judiciary is already taking measures to reduce the backlog of cases and expedite the delivery of judgments in keeping with its constitutional mandate” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Article 122 clause 1 of the constitution clearly enjoins the courts to remain impartial and independent of all external pressure or improper influence. This means that there is no authority or person who should influence your ladyships or lordships in the discharge of your judicial functions. However, judicial independence should not be used to suppress judicial accountability. Article 178 indicates that the authority of the judiciary is derived from the people. It is further communicated that as the judiciary, you are accountable to the people. While independence entails free from external influence in your decision making, accountability requires that at least judgments must be delivered in a timely manner,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “For example, what would be the justification for not delivering judgment three years after the conclusion of trial? The people of Zambia need a vibrant judiciary that is equal to the task. An impartial and accountable judiciary creates public confidence. We owe the Zambian people a justice system that is accessible and impartial to all litigants irrespective of their standing in society, a system that is efficient and delivers results within a reasonable time, a system that is user friendly and ensures that its users understand it, and more importantly, a justice system that responds to the needs of its litigants and is efficient and effective,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Yesterday, I witnessed first hand the devastating effects that climate change is having on one of the seven wonders of the world, our Mosi-o-Tunya, the Victoria Falls. Statistically speaking, it is also the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water. Indeed, climate change effects do not discriminate. Climate change is negatively affecting our lives, livelihoods and nature. Therefore, the fight against climate change is, and should be, everyone’s fight,” “I wish to reiterate my call to you all fellow citizens, co-operating partners and other stakeholders, to join my Government as we implement broad climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let’s make use of what’s obtaining , am told there is a lot of excitement from tourists who come here to witness what is unprecedented, learn about rock formations, and what happens with this situation ” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

independent-UG Monday, December 16, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

time Monday, December 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I am confident, Your Excellency, that under your continued leadership, Zambia and the United Kingdom will continue to explore new avenues of cooperation for the the mutual benefits of our people,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "If you want to be tying your aid to homosexuality... If that is how you will bring your aid then I am afraid the West can leave us alone in our poverty," External link

trust Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "If you want to be tying your aid to homosexuality... If that is how you will bring your aid then I am afraid the West can leave us alone in our poverty," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu referiu : "Estamos a dizer que não à homossexualidade. Porque é que deveríamos dizer que vamos ser civilizados se estamos a permiti-lo... estão a dizer que somos primitivos porque estamos a fazer má cara à homossexualidade?" External link

portalangop Monday, December 2, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Province ) : “The four projects include: 1. Rehabilitating 238 kilometres of the Serenje –Mpika road, which forms part of the North-East corridor, linking Zambia to the port of Dar es salaam in Tanzania; 2. Upgrading the 225 kilometre Kasela–Kaona road, which links the mineral–rich North Western Province in Zambia, to the ports in Wavis Bay in Namibia and Durban in South Africa; 3. Rehabilitating the Beit bridge which links Zambia to Zimbabwe, and 4. Re-developing ‘Misisi and Chibolya unplanned settlements’ located on prime land within 1.5 kilometres of the central business district in Lusaka city,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Further, Misisi, Chibolya and other unplanned settlements are characterized by overcrowding, with most urban residents lacking adequate access to housing, energy, clean and safe drinking water, sanitation (solid waste management systems), transport services, quality health services, quality education and employment opportunities. These factors exacerbate environmental degradation and diseases such as cholera,” “This status quo is totally unacceptable. Thus, my Government’s endeavor to re-develop ‘Misisi and Chibolya unplanned settlements’ is to address the above-mentioned negative effects of unplanned settlements, and in that, meet the 7NDP overarching goal of; ‘accelerating development efforts towards Vision 2030 without leaving anyone behind” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “It is with a heavy heart that I have learnt of the sudden passing away of an Executive from Zambeef Mr. Felix Lupindula. I am ably informed that he was working out in the gym where he collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Clinic. Mr. Lupindula was with me last Thursday during Zambeef’s 25th Anniversary. His contribution to Zambeef’s success story cannot be over emphasized,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “My administration’s unwavering commitment to fostering national development is paying off. The evidence is conspicuous: people are now spending less time on the road; and people are spending less money on transport because the road network has vastly improved. The Improved Rural Connectivity Project will be implemented at a total cost of 200 Million United States Dollars and will be financed through a credit facility from the World Bank,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I finally met Winston Ngosa, a 25 year old Comedian a.k.a ‘President Lungu’. He had me laughing throughout the evening because he really sounded like me – such a talented young man. This was during the ZAMBEEF 25th Anniversary at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka on Thursday, November 21, 2019,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “These challenges include the inability by our farmers to produce enough maize resulting in high mealie meal prices. The low maize production has also caused failure by our farmers and millers to make use of the export markets within the region,” “Today’s event will form the basis upon which we will determine whether by next year, Agricultural challenges would have been addressed” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Let me make a clarion call to our farmers as they begin to plant to be wary of crooked businessmen and businesswomen of fake seed, fertilizers and other inputs. You should ensure that you buy seed with a label indicating its certification by the Ministry of Agriculture,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “As we all are aware, farmers countrywide are struggling to contain the effects of climate change which includes droughts, floods and high temperatures, resulting in increased outbreaks of pests and diseases. My administration will not tolerate a business as usual approach in the Agriculture sector. For the current farming season, my Government has resolved to implement the E-voucher system, under the farmer input support program, in areas which have continued to be affected by dry spells and droughts. These areas include Southern and Western Provinces. Southern and Western are the worst hit by the effects of climate change,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “It has been proven that conservation Agriculture is the way to go for farmers to record better yields. To the Ministry of Agriculture, all district staff and Agro-dealers involved in issuing inputs to expedite this process so that our farmers commence planting. All our farmers have an extra incentive to grow a lot of maize this season because of the huge market which has been created in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “With some debate, some writers have attributed the British Statesman Winston Churchill to the following words: ‘What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?’ It occurred to me that the task for each one of us is to find a cause – not for self gratification or glory – but for national good, even after we are gone. It is this realization that has formented my belief in what I said on 18th September 2015 that: ‘At the stroke of midnight on 24th October, 2064, Zambia should awaken to one undeniable truth and reality: that ours was a generation of achievers, a generation of men and women who, propelled by the energy of patriotism, changed this country forever’,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “In view of the above, the best anecdote to describe my world view is that of someone driving a motor vehicle and looking behind through his or her rear view mirror. My focus ahead is about preparing for the next generation. I believe that true leadership is not about expediency and the next election, but the next generation,” “I also believe that true leadership is not self-centred and self-seeking but people-centred and focused on the general good of society vis-à-vis securing a prosperous future for all Zambians through our individual and collective efforts” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “he told reporters gathered at the State House lawn. He said the imports were a stop-gap measure as the 750 megawatts of power from Kafue Gorge Lower is expected to feed the national grid from March next year. Mining companies, the country’s economic backbone were also negotiating power imports. Normal rainfall is forecast after a devastating drought that hit farm output causing a food insecurity being aggravated by panic buying and smuggling of maize, the country’s stable, to neighbouring countries. "The challenge of electricity power supply and load shedding has increased the cost of production and prices of mealie meal prices,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, November 11, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “What happened is that I went to Church to remember my late president [Michael Sata]. I didn’t know that Mr Chishimba Kambwili was in the crowd and the priest called me and we shook hands. I was lamenting at that point, I was saying, what have I done to be called for reconciliation? Because I have never differed with this gentleman. In short, I have no issues with Chishimba Kambwili, save that he has offended some people, including members of my family, by calling me a thief, a corrupt person and a drug dealer,” “To cut the long short, after the meeting the priest saw it fit to call us in his office and there I told him (Kambwili) what I have said. I said ‘you can’t reconcile with me, even if the Church wants that to be the case or the nation wants that to be the case, because I have no issues with you and it’s you who has issues with me’” External link

zambiareports Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I explained further by saying that ‘your mouth is so negative that people who want to work with you fear that they will be perceived to be supporting your cause and so, some of them have been withdrawing business association and interest from you.’ It’s not to do with me because I know what it means to suffer blackout or sanctions in that manner. So, I don’t know whether you can say that was reconciliation or not. I have spoken the way things happened! After that, we left. So, whether there’s reconciliation or not, I don’t have to reconcile with everybody. But you make peace with yourself, first; find out whether what you are saying is truthful or not. If not, retract,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Government is committed to ensuring that debt is contained within sustainable levels through implementation of austerity measures. Inflation was contained within the target range of 6-8 percent in the first five months of 2019 supported by appropriate monetary policy interventions. In the recent past, inflationary pressure increased mainly due to low agricultural output. Therefore, inflation increased to an average of 9.6 percent; thereby breaching the target range,” “The exchange rate of kwacha against major trading currencies has been relatively stable, averaging about k12.6 per united states dollars. Cost of borrowing domestically, however, has continued to be high” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “These include: 1. Public financial management: my government operationalised the public finance management act of 2018. This is providing an institutional and regulatory framework for financial management, strengthening accountability, oversight and control of public funds for effective service delivery. 2. Revenue enhancing measures: the roll out of the treasury single account was completed and digitising of government processes continued in 2019. This will improve revenue collection and enhance service delivery,” “3. Expenditure management: expenditure reducing measures have continued to be implemented. These include; limiting financing to projects that are at least 80 percent complete; implementation of cost cutting measures relating to travel of senior officials; protecting the vulnerable through ringfencing the resources to social sectors; and the cleaning up of the public service wage bill. 4. Energy reforms: progress has been made on sector wide energy reforms, including electricity and petroleum. Government’s intention is to enable 100 percent private sector importation of fuel and get tariffs for electricity to cost reflective levels” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “5. Pension reforms: government is cognisant that the pension systems in the current form are not sustainable, contributing to accumulating of arrears and affecting the livelihood of pensioners. Efforts are underway to restructure the social protection system in order to expand the scope of benefits under the national scheme and ensure sustainability of the pension system. Cabinet will soon be reviewing proposed reforms for approval. 6. Debt management: the medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “However, it is regrettable to note that this has been compromised by low tax compliance level and leakages resulting from collusion between taxpayers and some of our officers. This compromises tax revenue collection and those found engaging in such illegal activities will be dealt with severely,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In the same vein, let me implore the Minister of Finance to ensure skewed business activities in clearing and freight forwarding towards a few customs clearing agents is addressed. This anomaly where over 80 percent of the customs clearance is done by a few clearing companies while over 800 small clearing companies are fighting for a paltry 20 percent should be corrected,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It has been observed that there is no problem with contracts signed between government and foreign contractors yet there is a problem with contracts signed between foreign contractors and subcontractors in respect to rates applied, which are much lower for subcontractors. More importantly, scope of works for local contractors are only on drainages and road markings. This has resulted in very limited skills transfer. Added to this, construction materials are procured at very high cost from the same foreign contractors,” “The road development agency is, therefore, directed to carry out a review of all contracts signed between foreign contractors and local contractors and ensure strict compliance to this policy intended to create capacity building and empower local contractors. I expect a detailed report within 14 days” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Under the national industrial policy, government aims to promote an export-oriented industrialisation. So far, progress has been recorded in the export of products such as cement, honey and detergents in line with the national local content strategy. In addition, locally owned small enterprises in fields such as carpentry and foundry are being supported through the establishment of industrial yards in solwezi, ndola, kasama, mongu and chipata districts which are expected to be completed this year, while those in kitwe, lusaka and mansa, will be completed in 2020,” “Once completed, these yards will result in increased access to processing facilities and the creation of more than 4,000 direct jobs. I therefore, direct the minister of commerce, trade and industry to ensure the completion dates for the industrial yards are not missed for our people to have access to these facilities” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "The medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability," External link

reuters-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I welcome you to State House, and I am delighted that we finally met with all of you. I have been looking for this opportunity to simply meet you and to say thank you for the great work that you put in, day in day out, to contribute to the development of our great country…The media can build or destroy a nation, therefore, let me urge you not to be swayed by the political shenanigans of the outside world as you do your professional work,” “I am proud that since the Patriotic Front government assumed office, there have been great developments in the media, including the digitising of the airwaves. Conversely, we have seen the expansion of the media industry with the private sector taking the lead in the formation of radio and television companies. We have also seen the recruitment of young Zambians to take up positions in these new broadcasting companies” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have observed glaring disregard for journalism ethos coupled with sustained political bias. Much as I understand that I am the current tenant of state house, and I am susceptible to criticism, I am appalled at the amount of effort put in by you the media in seeing conflict between my political rivals and I. Criticism is healthy in a democracy but surely those few politicians that are quoted on a daily basis are not the only zambians who have voices. There are million voices out there with fair opinions who deserve to be heard,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Walter Lippmann ) : “With social media, we have seen that the truth is less important and the more exaggerated or inaccurate the communication is, the more it seems to attract readership. This is the tragedy that we face today. The puzzle is whether our citizens are susceptible to believing what has come to be known as fake news. As Walter Lippmann put it in 1920, ‘there can be no liberty for a community which lacks the information by which to detect lies’,” “The question still stands; do our people believe everything they read on social media? If the answer is yes; then we need to find a way of educating them about how to detect lies in the information they come across; if no; then we need to use the same platform to reply to the purveyors of fake news and call their bluff” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is unfortunate that the power deficit in the country has impacted heavily on household level. It is regretable that small-scale businessmen, whose businesses depend on electricity, have had to endure long hours without electricity to power their businesses. I feel for that barber who works hard to feed his family in mandevu, Lusaka; I feel for that young beautician in masala, ndola, whose salon business is critically affected because of loadshedding; what about that welder in chiwempala, chingola who has had to work in the night because that is when power returns,” “The lasting solution to the power deficit is more investment in renewable energy such as solar. To this effect, I expect zesco limited to finish the solar project by mid-next year. This 120 mega watt solar pv under the getfit programme has six 20 mega watt projects and they will reach commercial operation date in the third quarter of 2020. In the short term, however, my government has made a decision to import power from eskom of south africa. The initial requirement is to pay 44 million united states dollars of which 10 million united states dollars has already been paid. Next week, 14 million united states dollars will be paid and anytime soon therefafter, the rest of the amount will be settled” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The project is at 80 percent completion,” “Our experts, on the other hand, have predicted that the 2019/2020 rainy season will give us normal to above normal rain. This means that in 2020, we expect our hydro-power stations to revert to normal production. In addition, my government is scaling up power production from solar to mitigate the effects of climate change now and in future” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Going forward, I am directing the minister of lands and natural resources to draw up programmes to sensitise citizens on the importance of engaging in sustainable agriculture, and preservation of our forests to mitigate effects of climate change. Citizens must be encouraged to adopt tree-planting as a way of life to restore our natural forests,” “Further, the ministry is expected to draw up robust programmes aimed at combating indiscriminate cutting of trees throughout Zambia. Time to act is now, if nothing is done by ourselves now, I am afraid we are condeming future generations to even harsher climate change effects, and posterity will judge us harshly” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “On 13th september, 2019 when I told parliament about the devastating effects of climate change and how it was going to impact on our lives, some people made a joke out of it. Two months later today, the country has felt the full import of climate change. In my september speech, I said; ‘Climate change is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. The inability to have adequate water, generate enough Power, grow enough food to feed our people, have all been greatly caused by the effects of climate change.’ We all seriously need to understand and begin to appreciate this in Detail and stop pointing fingers at each other for failure to Grow our economy at the desired pace,” “My words still ring true to this very day. What we should not entertain today are lamentations of yesteryear about who did what or did not do what; rather what we should entertain today is innovation for today and the future. They say necessity is the mother of invention” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I further urge the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to enforce the law that bans people from travelling at the back of trucks and vans. I hope these measures will help reduce the number of fatal accidents,” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “My government is encouraged to hear that farmers are making efforts to diversify the agricultural sector. Venturing into new commodities is one sure way of sustainable farming. There is urgent need for us to begin to actualize our pronouncements not only in the agriculture sector but other areas of our economy. My Government will remain steadfast in delivering development in the country’s urban and rural areas,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let me assure our livestock farmers that my Government is working round the clock to address animal diseases which have continued to reverse the gains made by our livestock farming community. Further, the rampant stock thefts that livestock farmers continue to face is of great concern to my Government. The Zambian Police should ensure that culprits are brought to book and severe punishment meted out on perpetrators to deter would be offenders,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have a responsibility to work with members of the community,” External link

voanews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “PF has remained resonating it’s mandate to take Development to the grass roots and ensure that poverty and developmental inequalities are addressed. We want to take power from the center to the people, from Lusaka to the Provincial Headquarters, and eventually the Districts and the remotest of our settlements,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Province ) : “I have been briefed and I have noted with commendation the progress you have made as provinces to support the aspirations of the Patriotic Front (PF) party in the implementation of the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP). Notable are the Provincial Expos held in 6 Provinces,” “I also want to get the progress made on energizing power lines to North Western Province and how we are connecting households in rural areas. My goal has always been to give give this grid to the ultimate destination. I also want to get feedback on vandalism in some parts of the country such as the cutting cutting of power lines in Southern Province” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I expect to hear a lot from you and if time won’t be enough, we can continue even tomorrow but I want to know what is happening because you are the anchors of Development,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In 2016, I beat him, in 2015, I beat him and in 2021, I will beat him,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Up there in heaven, Michael Chilufya Sata and Anderson Mazoka are watching us. And Mazoka is asking Sata that how come your party is growing and mine is not, all I see are diminishing returns as its losing ground in its strongholds? And I know Anderson Mazoka is saying I made a mistake, I allowed a bully to lead my political party. And unfortunately, the man who is in charge of the opposition party here which Mazoka left is saying the party is growing. But the party is diminishing. Because he was left with 50 cattle, he only has 20 now…He is cheating people that his party is growing. In 2016, I beat him. In 2015, I beat him. In 2021, I will beat him. I know that in 2021 he will lose again because I am with you and I listen to you and I know what the people of Zambia want,” “Zambians want development, Zambians want good health, Zambians want good education and that is what we are doing. So how can someone say I have the wisdom, I’m educated, I’m rich and you don’t listen to people. We know that the next election is in 2021 but we know before that time, we can surely do something tangible to change the face of Kaoma” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My children are home, HH’s children are home. Why should we allow you to fight? It’s nonsense! Our Members of Parliament who are in PF, in MMD, in UPND are in Parliament right now; they are even sharing a cup of tea. So I am advising parents here to tell the children that there is no need to shed blood for HH or Edgar Lungu. If they injure you, you suffer alone. If you are lucky, you die alone. If the police arrest you, you will end up in jail alone. So I am asking you for those who belong to my party PF that please, just be as peaceful like I am,” “If you believe in me and believe in PF, you will hear my command. My command is that let us be peaceful after voting tomorrow” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is sad that people perished because a truck was left on the road for a long time. RTSA and Police must develop a culture of clearing roads of vehicles that have broken down,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu noted : “The one stop centre will address all key challenges that have been thwarting trade between the two nations,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Climate change is the biggest problem that we're encountering now," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "When you have this huge demand, coupled with the negative effects of climate change, the power plummets from, say, 100% production to 20%. How do you meet the demand? And I think that's where we are now," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu added : "We have to explain to the people that we are going to take these measures not because we enjoy your suffering. We are taking these measures because we want to keep you alive and want to keep the wheels of the economy turning and want to go beyond 2021 with hope that the country is getting better," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "I think the solution lies in implementing, implementing, implementing, whatever you agreed upon. No matter how unpalatable. You have to bite the bullet," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Climate change is the biggest problem that we're encountering now," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "When you have this huge demand, coupled with the negative effects of climate change, the power plummets from, say, 100% production to 20%. How do you meet the demand? And I think that's where we are now," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu added : "We have to explain to the people that we are going to take these measures not because we enjoy your suffering. We are taking these measures because we want to keep you alive and want to keep the wheels of the economy turning and want to go beyond 2021 with hope that the country is getting better," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "I think the solution lies in implementing, implementing, implementing, whatever you agreed upon. No matter how unpalatable. You have to bite the bullet," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have heard that some party officials and Ministers want to withhold the contracts. The intention is that the contracts should be distributed so that other Zambians can benefit so I want Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, Permanent secretary Bright Nundwe and Copperbelt Chairperson Nathan Chanda to sit together with others and ensure that there is fairness in the giving of the 20 per cent subcontracts,” External link

zambiareports Monday, September 30, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

slateafrique Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : “Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (…). Soutenez la procédure” External link

AfricaNews-French Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We braved the storm to prepare this Constitution (…). Support the procedure,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

tv5 Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

msn-fr Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

tribtown Friday, September 27, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 27, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : “Le temps est venu pour le Conseil de sécurité d‘être représentatif, démocratique et responsable devant tous les États membres, quel que soit leur statut” External link

AfricaNews-French Friday, September 27, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It would be unrealistic for the international community to expect progress to particularly harness the needed resources to finance sustainable development when, for instance, immense proportions of finance estimates ranging from $50-$150 billion, are lost annually in Africa alone through the scourge of IFFs,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 27, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “At the international level, we recognize that there is lack of common standards for the definition of illicit financial flows, an internationally agreed methodology to estimate these flows, the lack of cooperation by recipients of illicit financial flows. Conflict between national and foreign interests and the disparity in rates between the tax regimes have continued to undermine efforts towards combating illicit financial flows,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 27, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : ``Time has come for the Security Council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,'' ``Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,'' External link

voanews Friday, September 27, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

wftv Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

startribune Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There has been over the last few years an unprecedented development of the road network in all parts of the country through a flagship of the Link Zambia 8000. The programme aims to increase the core road network by 8000 kilometres. We are also working tirelessly to improve the transit time at border facilities,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The government of the Republic of Zambia is committed to investing heavily in key infrastructure such as renewable energy, water and sanitation systems, and modern expanded transport systems such as motorways, airports and rail. Zambia is also investing in information and communication technology platforms that are key to innovation, manufacturing, enterprise development and delivery of social services with a view to alleviate poverty,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : “Scientists have spoken and we have seen the devastating impact that climate change has had on our environment. Early this year, three of Zambia’s neighbouring countries, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were affected by cyclone. Not far away, half of Zambia experienced a severe drought which has resulted in low crop productivity and low water levels for hydro-electricity generation. Thus, opposite climatic extremes are occurring within the same neighbourhood,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There is no doubt that the United Nations continues to remain the only multilateral institution capable of addressing the challenges of our one world. The world looks up to this body to encourage dialogue among civilisations on all global challenges in an inclusive manner, offering the only practical way to ensure meaningful and effective international cooperation. To be effective and efficient, there is need to reform the United Nations, particularly as we will, over the coming year, commemorate its 75 years of existence, and reflect on its future. Time has come for the Security Council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status. This is essential for its integrity as the custodian of international peace,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There are also other areas where we can work together such as tourism, agriculture and energy. Energy, we are talking about alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar. Climate change has affected hydro energy not only in Zambia but other countries in the region as well. This is one area we are looking forward to working together with the US government,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I can assure you, we will not abandon you. We shall continue bringing food until the situation normalises,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is our responsibility to support you,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I don’t really know the exact words that would describe the woman we are bidding farewell to today. Maybe, I can describe her as a ‘force of nature’ and that’s the most apt description of her, I think. My aunt was brutally frank; she spoke her mind, yet never kept a grudge against anybody. So one time she may be ripping into someone if she is displeased with one’s conduct; the next time you realise she is back chatting with them and life goes on,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “She was a happy woman. To many people, she was my aunt; yet to me, she was actually my mother. She was my father’s younger sister, and therefore, she meant a lot to me. She was always proud of us as her children and grandchildren and had many stories to tell us. There is so much we, as a family, and many people who knew her can learn from her; for example, her candidness. The only thing we can’t learn from her is how to live long. She was 92. The only one who knows the secret of long life is God. My mother’s death is truly a celebration of her life. She lived life to the fullest, and we can only thank God for giving us this gift. She was truly a gift from God,” “Let me conclude by thanking all of you who have managed to come here in Petauke. This is as it should be. We should meet in good times and bad times and build oneness together. Let us love one another. Let us remember that what divides us does not outweigh what brings us together. We are one under our national motto – one Zambia, one nation. I can only wish all of you God’s blessings as you go back to your various destinations” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Sir ) : “As I sometimes drive around the city at night, I see more and more areas in darkness due to load shedding because our dams that generate power do not have water. I have heard of people failing to leave or enter their homes because their electric gates have mal-functioned because of power failure. It saddens me and I fail to imagine people living in high-density areas having to walk in darkness to and from their workplaces. Surely, this poses a serious security risk on our people,” “I am aware, Mr Speaker, of some health facilities going without power for long periods of time and I begin to wonder how our health workers are looking after our patients without water and electricity. Sir, in view of the above, I am directing the Ministry of Energy from midnight tonight to prioritize power supply to hospitals and health centres. Further, the Ministry of Energy should prioritize energy supply to our water supply operations. This is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We all seriously need to understand and begin to appreciate this in detail and stop pointing fingers at each other for failure to grow our economy at the desired pace. Climate change is real. My fellow countrymen and women, I would like you to fully understand that this not my problem alone or the problem of my government alone. This is nature but even if it is nature, we need to join hands and see what we can do about it together [and] no question about it,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I want to place emphasis on the need to dismantle these arrears while curbing further accumulation of arrears. My government has taken this very seriously and I have directed those tasked with the responsibility of managing this debt stock to ensure that stringent measures are actively implemented,” “Mr Speaker, our non-discretionary expenditure which comprises personal emoluments (PEs) and debt stands at 50.1 per cent and 40 per cent respectively, giving a total of 90.1 per cent of our annual budget. This leaves the discretionary amount to stand at 9.9 per cent of our annual budget. This Mr Speaker is an alarming ratio” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is cardinal that personnel emoluments must be reflective of service delivery to the Zambian people. I have observed that this is not the case. It is for this reason that I have directed Secretary to Cabinet to immediately clean-up the public service payroll to stop this hemorrhage today and not tomorrow,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I will not stand and see greedy citizens destroy the good fiber of our nation. Indeed, I will not expect government under my charge to fail to provide for the people of Zambia. I can only urge those who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the fight against corruption is attained to work hard,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "It is being revised downwards to about 2 % on account of adverse weather conditions which have affected the energy and agricultural sectors," External link

4-traders Friday, September 13, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “I am hereby revoking this appointment with immediate effect. I thank you and wish you God’s blessings in your future endeavours,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu indiqué : "Sa place dans les annales de l'histoire politique de l'Afrique est bien assurée" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, September 6, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “I call on all Zambians both locally and abroad to remain calm and disengage from acts of violence as they voice out their grievance. I wish to assure you all that together, we are working on solutions to combat xenophobia and bring back the spirit of Ubuntu. Let us continue praying for peace and unity across the region,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : "Maintenant que les élections sont terminées, nous devons dire, en tant que peuple, que nous sommes unis comme jamais" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : "Maintenant que les élections sont terminées, nous devons dire, en tant que peuple, que nous sommes unis comme jamais" External link

lefigaro Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu afirmou : "Sinto-me muito melhor e disseram-me que tenho elevados n�veis de fadiga e deveria descansar" External link

jn Monday, March 9, 2015 12:31:00 PM EAT



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président zambien1.63%FR11/21/201721/11/2017
president of zambia0.37%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
successor0.03%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
président1.53%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
président de la zambie0.13%FR10/19/201719/10/2017
head of state0.03%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
presidente0.46%PT08/16/201716/08/2017
presidente zambiano0.08%PT08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l' etat0.05%FR08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l’ etat0.02%FR08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l’ état zambien0.03%FR08/15/201715/08/2017
président de zambie0.13%FR08/10/201710/08/2017
chef de l' etat zambien0.02%FR07/29/201729/07/2017
leader1.05%EN06/23/201723/06/2017
président de la république de zambie0.05%FR05/24/201724/05/2017
lawyer0.13%EN04/11/201711/04/2017
presidente da zâmbia0.27%PT03/08/201708/03/2017
réélu0.19%FR02/17/201717/02/2017
président réélu0.05%FR02/17/201717/02/2017
president of the republic of equatorial guinea0.03%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
president of the republic0.08%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
président du botswana0.02%FR11/15/201615/11/2016
président de la république du tchad0.02%FR11/07/201607/11/2016
rais0.03%SW10/19/201619/10/2016
candidate2.25%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
candidat1.28%FR10/10/201610/10/2016
finance minister0.02%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
presidential candidate1.47%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
reuters zambian president0.03%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Edgar LunguEN86.90%
Edgar LunguFR11.26%
Edgar LunguPT1.52%
Edgar LunguSW0.22%
Edgar LunguES0.03%
Edgar LunguSA0.02%
Edgar LunguDE0.02%
Edgar LunguRW0.02%
Edgar LunguHR0.02%


 
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Al Suwaidi said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "The UAE and Zambia enjoy robust bilateral relations that date back decades. We are delighted to welcome President Edgar Lungu to the Fund today and to explore means of strengthening our strategic partnership in line with the Zambian government’s outlined development priorities in key sectors" External link

wam-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Suwaidi said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "The UAE and Zambia enjoy robust bilateral relations that date back decades. We are delighted to welcome President Edgar Lungu to the Fund today and to explore means of strengthening our strategic partnership in line with the Zambian government’s outlined development priorities in key sectors" External link

wam-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I finally met Winston Ngosa, a 25 year old Comedian a.k.a ‘President Lungu’. He had me laughing throughout the evening because he really sounded like me – such a talented young man. This was during the ZAMBEEF 25th Anniversary at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka on Thursday, November 21, 2019,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Katuka stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It seems to us that Lungu fears Zulu to the core. This is the reason why Zulu has continued to misbehave. Last time , the drunk Zulu forced his way into Heroes Stadium pitch and started harassing match officials,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Katuka stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It is disheartening to note that one irresponsible criminally minded person in the name of Kaizar Zulu has been allowed to walk freely along the corridors of power after causing terror and engaging in criminal activities,” “What Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Zulu did by recklessly bashing a school bus in Lusaka carrying other people’s children and later brandishing a gun ,after hiring thugs to beat up the driver of the school bus, cannot go without serious backlash. Kaizer Zulu does not deserve to be a civil servant let alone special assistant to President Edgar Lungu” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “They fired teargas because President Lungu told them to do that. I’m supremely confident because my intelligence told me that he (President Lungu) called Chushi directly and told him ‘nge ifyo naumfwa (what about this I’m hearing?) Can you cancel it!’” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I have been in the civil service for 10 years and I know how government money works,” “The beneficiaries of those monies (PEF) are PF cadres. They will go to the market and say ‘are you going to vote for Mr Edgar Lungu’ and give out money to PF cadres. That money is being dispensed in a partisan way. So we’ll see where that Fund will end. But it is regrettable that it’s being disbursed in such fashion. Mr President, when you have a presidential fund, let it be inclusive” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “But I can tell you that if people can read what I read, be privy to the information that is on the ground…. They should be careful because there are several stakeholders involved in this Lower Zambezi. It’s not just the environmentalists,” “President Lungu went into the Lower Zambezi and assured the chiefs that mining in the Lower Zambezi will go on. It’s on record! Have you heard him comment on this issue? We are waiting for him to comment! He (President Lungu) was Minister of Defence – he went there” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chishimba Kambwili said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My dear brother, if you are human, apologise to judges, apologise to the people of Zambia and withdraw that statement. President Lungu owes the judges an apology,” External link

zambianwatchdog Monday, October 28, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Chishimba Kambwili said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “As Vice-President, we expect you to advise the President. It is in black and white that the President was warning the judges. How can the Vice-President say he is CEO, is that how you give counsel? You go in public to castigate people then you call it counsel? If the President wanted to give counsel, he should have called the Chief Justice and said please can you advise your judges to do the right thing. [But you go in public, you start warning people, then the whole of the Vice-President says ‘he was just giving counsel’. Ala you can’t defend the undefendable ba mayo. Mwalalenga abantu bamusule naimwe, twaliimucindika, nimwe ba mayo, nankoko ufukatila abana (you let people lose respect for you you, we respect you as our mother, who protects her children). Your duty is to advise the President, kabiyeni ku State House and advise; it’s either you get it or leave it. Elo batila munshebwa aile namashinsha kubuko, so ba tata aba Lungu, mwiyaluka ba munshebwa (they say a person who despises counsel went to his in-laws soiled, so dad Lungu, don’t turn into a person who despises counsel),” External link

zambianwatchdog Monday, October 28, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My children are home, HH’s children are home. Why should we allow you to fight? It’s nonsense! Our Members of Parliament who are in PF, in MMD, in UPND are in Parliament right now; they are even sharing a cup of tea. So I am advising parents here to tell the children that there is no need to shed blood for HH or Edgar Lungu. If they injure you, you suffer alone. If you are lucky, you die alone. If the police arrest you, you will end up in jail alone. So I am asking you for those who belong to my party PF that please, just be as peaceful like I am,” “If you believe in me and believe in PF, you will hear my command. My command is that let us be peaceful after voting tomorrow” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gregory Chifire said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I am at pains to reconcile the President’s speech with reality. Although I was not expecting much from his speech, but what our President delivered as a speech in Parliament is nothing but a joke. It is fit for presentation only at a comedy night. It lacked a sense of seriousness. If this is how Lungu will continue to handle serious national affairs then we better brace ourselves for even hasher times,” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gregory Chifire said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Our people are barely surviving. The man simply chooses to ignore all these challenges? He is a disaster. Imagine our beloved Edgar goes to heap the blame of his failure on climate change. This man is not serious. Bembas say, ‘uwawa, tabula akabepesho’ (a person who falls will always have an excuse),” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Let me use this opportunity to declare an emergency and a disaster with regards to hunger in this Country. I will not wait for Lungu and the PF to dictate how we help our people. We shall not allow the situation to continue unabated” External link

zambianwatchdog Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It is wrong for Lungu to refuse to declare the hunger situation in the country a national disaster when the majority of our people have resorted to eating unripe wild fruits. Just in Chibombo and Rufunsa districts, our people don’t have access to clean drinking water, health services and food,” External link

zambianwatchdog Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dora Siliya said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Our friends in the opposition spend all their day trying to paint Zambia black as a way to get to State House. Even corruption can’t be an agenda to get to State House. Your solution to the people of Zambia is ‘PF is corrupt.’ It’s really becoming boring because we are doing the work. Anybody who has nothing to say just says ‘the PF is corrupt’ [or] ‘president Lungu is corrupt.’ We refuse to make the fight against corruption a joke because we know that corruption can erode the confidence in a country. We have said nobody is spared in this country, not even the office of the president. And I am happy that this time around, even the investigative wings have said ‘don’t waste our time if you have nothing better to say.’ If you look at the statistics at ACC, it shows that a lot of reports they get are just rumour mongering. It wastes money for the police to be chasing stories that are not true. Let real corruption be fought,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 13, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema insisté ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Je n'ai jamais vu autant de brutalité avant. Le tissu social de notre pays est déchiré. Comme tous les dictateurs, Lungu réduit les médias au silence (...) il va être pire que les dictateurs que vous connaissez" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 10, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema déclaré ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Aucune décision de justice n'a validé l'élection du président Lungu" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema déclaré ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Aucune décision de justice n'a validé l'élection du président Lungu" External link

lefigaro Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Esau Chulu afirmou ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Declaro Edgar Lungu eleito presidente da Zâmbia" External link

portalangop Monday, August 15, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Esau Chulu afirmou ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Declaro Edgar Lungu eleito presidente da Z�mbia" External link

correiobraziliense Monday, August 15, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT

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Edgar Lungu

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Edgar Lungu said : "I am warning those behind the gassing of innocent citizens in selected parts of the country that their days are numbered. Whatever your motivation, we are closing in on you. We will find you and you will pay for your criminal activities," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, February 14, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In addition, the fiscal deficit is expected to reduce to 5.5% and domestic revenue mobilization is projected to increase to at least 22% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiscal consolidation will continue to be a priority to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth,” “Furthermore, I wish to announce that this year, the Zambian Government will continue to anchor our efforts on the five development strategic areas of the Seventh National Development Plan. These are economic diversification and job creation; poverty and vulnerability reduction; enhanced human development improvement; development inequalities reduction, and creating a conducive governance environment for a diversified economy. I therefore appeal to all of you, for your continued unwavering support,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “However, like many other countries in the Southern African Region and beyond, the Zambian economy during the rest of 2019 was negatively affected by various issues notably, adverse climate conditions caused by poor rainfall during the 2018/2019 farming season,” “This, in turn, negatively affected agricultural production, and electricity generation which led to spill-over effects in other sectors. Economic growth was also affected by a decline in copper output, coupled with lower copper prices caused by a reduction in global demand,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I wish to congratulate you on your appointment as Auditor General for the Republic of Zambia. This appointment is in line with the provisions of the Constitution of Zambia, hence the requirement for ratification by Parliament,” “Your ratification is, therefore, a confirmation of the confidence that the people of Zambia have in you to take charge of the office of the Auditor General. Your curriculum vitae is very impressive. I am pleased to also note that your loyalty to the government is admirable, and should be emulated by other public servants who aspire to rise to high positions in government, such as the one you have been appointed to. You are a seasoned public servant, having dedicated over 20 years of your career in accounting, finance and auditing of public sector institutions. You have worked in various positions in the government rising through the ranks to the position of accountant general, a position which you held until this appointment” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Your experience dates back to the time you worked for Barclays Bank, and thereafter, you moved to Meridien Biao Bank where you rose from being a clerk to the level of manager, banking operations. After leaving Meridien Bank, you served in several other institutions until you joined the Office of the Auditor General in 2005, the institution you have served to date. During the 15 years with the Auditor General’s office, you have served diligently, having risen from the position of senior auditor, forensic and investigation to the position of director, planning and information until your new appointment as Deputy Auditor General, Corporate Services,” External link

zambiareports Friday, January 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Permanent Secretaries ) : "So as we provide relief, I think that we should put our heads together. My Permanent Secretaries are here so we can work together to find a lasting solution," External link

globalissues Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Africa has woken up to the reality that it can only advance if it looks to itself internally for realizing the potential that lies within the African continent. The most important thing is that we have woken up as Africans and let’s not allow manipulation by the East, West or any other outside forces. Democracy has many variations and each one country in the West who boast of democracy have got their own versions. Some have had their leaders lead from 1952 and they are still around and they are Presidents, they are Queens, they are called whatever titles. But for Africa, we have had this era which is slowly phasing where some of our friends, especially from the West, dictate to us how we are going to govern our people, what structures of governance, what institutions we are going to take and I think this is unacceptable,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “To produce the cassava, the company will require more than 200,000 local farmers to be linked to the company and over 600 direct jobs will be created for Zambians. This will change the economic lives of the people and bring industrialisation to rural areas,” External link

zambiareports Monday, January 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let’s make use of what’s obtaining , am told there is a lot of excitement from tourists who come here to witness what is unprecedented, learn about rock formations, and what happens with this situation ” External link

zimeye Friday, January 3, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have decided to cut salaries of highly paid public workers to cushion impact on the vulnerable due to recent tariff hikes. The cuts start with me as President and my Cabinet Ministers with immediate effect. I have also directed the Secretary to Cabinet to cascade the directive to all non-unionised public officers including parastatal executives. The slashing of salaries for highly paid public officers in both Government and the parastatal sector is aimed at cushioning the impact on citizens arising from the increase in fuel prices and electricity tarrifs announced by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) yesterday,” External link

zambiareports Friday, December 27, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Public officers in the highest salary brackets will have their salaries cut by 20% whereas those in the middle will have theirs reduced by 15%, and those in the lower rung will be down by 10%. Much as the increase in the pricing of the two essential commodities was inevitable, the Zambian people needed a cushion, hence my directive. The money realized from this decision will go towards ameliorating the impact that the increase would have brought on the masses. I have shown the way and those willing to work with me should be ready to sacrifice. God bless Zambia,” External link

zambiareports Friday, December 27, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "We know that there could be people who are homosexual in Zambia but we don't want to promote it. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, December 27, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

startribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You are the first to show me that you listen to what I say, this is the first ever provincial secretariat owned by the party. I want to encourage everyone to learn from you but also they must learn how to account for party resources, when people give money in the name of the party they want to see what can be done, you have shown that you can be accountable, you have shown that it is possible to be transparent, the goodness of being transparent is that you attract more supporters to work with you,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We don’t want such people in our midst. We want him gone,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "We don't want such people in our midst. We want him gone," External link

garoweonline Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "For a long time now, access to reliable sources of energy particularly electricity by the Zambia people especially the county's rural areas has remained very low," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 23, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Province ) : “In a few days time, we will be in 2020 so we have to up our game. We expect you people in North Western Province to give us votes we need to form government in 2021. I know it is possible because I believe in the leadership of the provincial PF committee. On my part I will wait on you people in North Western Province to come and prove that you are with us in 2021. If you don’t we will wait for 2026 kaili ninebo. I will still be around,” External link

zambiareports Monday, December 23, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu asked : “I know but this will be overcome shortly. I know there is a shortage of electricity and we know the reason why there is this shortage but we are working on it and soon, you will have enough electricity. Those who think these problems will still be there up to 2021 are cheating themselves. And if you love the Zambian people, why should you pray that things should get worse so that people suffer more so that they can elect you as president?” External link

zambiareports Monday, December 23, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Your appointment is also a clear demonstration that when the youth are motivated, empowered and focused, can positively contribute to the development agenda being implemented by government. Your appointment to this very senior position in the government should, therefore, aspire other young Zambians to work hard in order to achieve their goals. Steer clear of unpleasant situations which will compromise your duties as a presidential advisor. Use your position to promote good politics in the country,” “Remember, with your portfolio you will be required to analyse local politics which in most cases is full of acrimony. You, therefore, need to rise above petty partisan politics because you will be advising me as Republican president, and not just as party leader” External link

zambiareports Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “And it requires you to be up to speed in understanding and analysing not only the country’s political climate, but also international politics. In your new appointment, you will also be expected to give timely advice and solutions to the head of state on political matters pertaining to the country and the world. This should be done in the nation’s best interest, and the people of Zambia, and in accordance with Democratic principles,” “As you execute your duties, it would also be ideal for you to keep abreast with geopolitics for us to be in tune with the globe. While the responsibilities of your office are enormous, I am confident that with your vast experience in political science, democratic governance and public policy, you are equal to the task ahead of you. Your rich curriculum vitae attests to this” External link

zambiareports Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “This conference comes at a time when the demands for justice and speedy justice for that matter are on the increase while the institutional capabilities continue to be overstretched. It is therefore suitable that a conference such as this one interrogates how best to enhance institutional capacities to improve access to justice, and facilitate speedy delivery of justice. Undoubtedly, the backlog of pending cases and judgments is a cause for concern and one that is haunting many judiciaries across the globe. however, it is a fundamental right that accused persons and litigants must have their day in court and know their fate or outcome of their cases,” “It is, therefore, imperative that cases are heard and determined within a reasonable time and matters are concluded with well-reasoned judgments. It is said ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ Due to this delay in justice, our people some of whom are erroneously behind bars, have continued to be denied justice. This is unacceptable, and a lasting solution to this problem must be sought. However, I will be quick to note that the judiciary is already taking measures to reduce the backlog of cases and expedite the delivery of judgments in keeping with its constitutional mandate” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Article 122 clause 1 of the constitution clearly enjoins the courts to remain impartial and independent of all external pressure or improper influence. This means that there is no authority or person who should influence your ladyships or lordships in the discharge of your judicial functions. However, judicial independence should not be used to suppress judicial accountability. Article 178 indicates that the authority of the judiciary is derived from the people. It is further communicated that as the judiciary, you are accountable to the people. While independence entails free from external influence in your decision making, accountability requires that at least judgments must be delivered in a timely manner,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “For example, what would be the justification for not delivering judgment three years after the conclusion of trial? The people of Zambia need a vibrant judiciary that is equal to the task. An impartial and accountable judiciary creates public confidence. We owe the Zambian people a justice system that is accessible and impartial to all litigants irrespective of their standing in society, a system that is efficient and delivers results within a reasonable time, a system that is user friendly and ensures that its users understand it, and more importantly, a justice system that responds to the needs of its litigants and is efficient and effective,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Yesterday, I witnessed first hand the devastating effects that climate change is having on one of the seven wonders of the world, our Mosi-o-Tunya, the Victoria Falls. Statistically speaking, it is also the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water. Indeed, climate change effects do not discriminate. Climate change is negatively affecting our lives, livelihoods and nature. Therefore, the fight against climate change is, and should be, everyone’s fight,” “I wish to reiterate my call to you all fellow citizens, co-operating partners and other stakeholders, to join my Government as we implement broad climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let’s make use of what’s obtaining , am told there is a lot of excitement from tourists who come here to witness what is unprecedented, learn about rock formations, and what happens with this situation ” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

citizen Monday, December 16, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

independent-UG Monday, December 16, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “You need to know that we have complained officially to the American government and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

time Monday, December 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I am confident, Your Excellency, that under your continued leadership, Zambia and the United Kingdom will continue to explore new avenues of cooperation for the the mutual benefits of our people,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "If you want to be tying your aid to homosexuality... If that is how you will bring your aid then I am afraid the West can leave us alone in our poverty," External link

trust Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "If you want to be tying your aid to homosexuality... If that is how you will bring your aid then I am afraid the West can leave us alone in our poverty," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu referiu : "Estamos a dizer que não à homossexualidade. Porque é que deveríamos dizer que vamos ser civilizados se estamos a permiti-lo... estão a dizer que somos primitivos porque estamos a fazer má cara à homossexualidade?" External link

portalangop Monday, December 2, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Province ) : “The four projects include: 1. Rehabilitating 238 kilometres of the Serenje –Mpika road, which forms part of the North-East corridor, linking Zambia to the port of Dar es salaam in Tanzania; 2. Upgrading the 225 kilometre Kasela–Kaona road, which links the mineral–rich North Western Province in Zambia, to the ports in Wavis Bay in Namibia and Durban in South Africa; 3. Rehabilitating the Beit bridge which links Zambia to Zimbabwe, and 4. Re-developing ‘Misisi and Chibolya unplanned settlements’ located on prime land within 1.5 kilometres of the central business district in Lusaka city,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Further, Misisi, Chibolya and other unplanned settlements are characterized by overcrowding, with most urban residents lacking adequate access to housing, energy, clean and safe drinking water, sanitation (solid waste management systems), transport services, quality health services, quality education and employment opportunities. These factors exacerbate environmental degradation and diseases such as cholera,” “This status quo is totally unacceptable. Thus, my Government’s endeavor to re-develop ‘Misisi and Chibolya unplanned settlements’ is to address the above-mentioned negative effects of unplanned settlements, and in that, meet the 7NDP overarching goal of; ‘accelerating development efforts towards Vision 2030 without leaving anyone behind” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “It is with a heavy heart that I have learnt of the sudden passing away of an Executive from Zambeef Mr. Felix Lupindula. I am ably informed that he was working out in the gym where he collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Clinic. Mr. Lupindula was with me last Thursday during Zambeef’s 25th Anniversary. His contribution to Zambeef’s success story cannot be over emphasized,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “My administration’s unwavering commitment to fostering national development is paying off. The evidence is conspicuous: people are now spending less time on the road; and people are spending less money on transport because the road network has vastly improved. The Improved Rural Connectivity Project will be implemented at a total cost of 200 Million United States Dollars and will be financed through a credit facility from the World Bank,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I finally met Winston Ngosa, a 25 year old Comedian a.k.a ‘President Lungu’. He had me laughing throughout the evening because he really sounded like me – such a talented young man. This was during the ZAMBEEF 25th Anniversary at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka on Thursday, November 21, 2019,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “These challenges include the inability by our farmers to produce enough maize resulting in high mealie meal prices. The low maize production has also caused failure by our farmers and millers to make use of the export markets within the region,” “Today’s event will form the basis upon which we will determine whether by next year, Agricultural challenges would have been addressed” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “Let me make a clarion call to our farmers as they begin to plant to be wary of crooked businessmen and businesswomen of fake seed, fertilizers and other inputs. You should ensure that you buy seed with a label indicating its certification by the Ministry of Agriculture,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “As we all are aware, farmers countrywide are struggling to contain the effects of climate change which includes droughts, floods and high temperatures, resulting in increased outbreaks of pests and diseases. My administration will not tolerate a business as usual approach in the Agriculture sector. For the current farming season, my Government has resolved to implement the E-voucher system, under the farmer input support program, in areas which have continued to be affected by dry spells and droughts. These areas include Southern and Western Provinces. Southern and Western are the worst hit by the effects of climate change,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “It has been proven that conservation Agriculture is the way to go for farmers to record better yields. To the Ministry of Agriculture, all district staff and Agro-dealers involved in issuing inputs to expedite this process so that our farmers commence planting. All our farmers have an extra incentive to grow a lot of maize this season because of the huge market which has been created in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” External link

zambiareports Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “With some debate, some writers have attributed the British Statesman Winston Churchill to the following words: ‘What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?’ It occurred to me that the task for each one of us is to find a cause – not for self gratification or glory – but for national good, even after we are gone. It is this realization that has formented my belief in what I said on 18th September 2015 that: ‘At the stroke of midnight on 24th October, 2064, Zambia should awaken to one undeniable truth and reality: that ours was a generation of achievers, a generation of men and women who, propelled by the energy of patriotism, changed this country forever’,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “In view of the above, the best anecdote to describe my world view is that of someone driving a motor vehicle and looking behind through his or her rear view mirror. My focus ahead is about preparing for the next generation. I believe that true leadership is not about expediency and the next election, but the next generation,” “I also believe that true leadership is not self-centred and self-seeking but people-centred and focused on the general good of society vis-à-vis securing a prosperous future for all Zambians through our individual and collective efforts” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “he told reporters gathered at the State House lawn. He said the imports were a stop-gap measure as the 750 megawatts of power from Kafue Gorge Lower is expected to feed the national grid from March next year. Mining companies, the country’s economic backbone were also negotiating power imports. Normal rainfall is forecast after a devastating drought that hit farm output causing a food insecurity being aggravated by panic buying and smuggling of maize, the country’s stable, to neighbouring countries. "The challenge of electricity power supply and load shedding has increased the cost of production and prices of mealie meal prices,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, November 11, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “What happened is that I went to Church to remember my late president [Michael Sata]. I didn’t know that Mr Chishimba Kambwili was in the crowd and the priest called me and we shook hands. I was lamenting at that point, I was saying, what have I done to be called for reconciliation? Because I have never differed with this gentleman. In short, I have no issues with Chishimba Kambwili, save that he has offended some people, including members of my family, by calling me a thief, a corrupt person and a drug dealer,” “To cut the long short, after the meeting the priest saw it fit to call us in his office and there I told him (Kambwili) what I have said. I said ‘you can’t reconcile with me, even if the Church wants that to be the case or the nation wants that to be the case, because I have no issues with you and it’s you who has issues with me’” External link

zambiareports Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I explained further by saying that ‘your mouth is so negative that people who want to work with you fear that they will be perceived to be supporting your cause and so, some of them have been withdrawing business association and interest from you.’ It’s not to do with me because I know what it means to suffer blackout or sanctions in that manner. So, I don’t know whether you can say that was reconciliation or not. I have spoken the way things happened! After that, we left. So, whether there’s reconciliation or not, I don’t have to reconcile with everybody. But you make peace with yourself, first; find out whether what you are saying is truthful or not. If not, retract,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Government is committed to ensuring that debt is contained within sustainable levels through implementation of austerity measures. Inflation was contained within the target range of 6-8 percent in the first five months of 2019 supported by appropriate monetary policy interventions. In the recent past, inflationary pressure increased mainly due to low agricultural output. Therefore, inflation increased to an average of 9.6 percent; thereby breaching the target range,” “The exchange rate of kwacha against major trading currencies has been relatively stable, averaging about k12.6 per united states dollars. Cost of borrowing domestically, however, has continued to be high” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “These include: 1. Public financial management: my government operationalised the public finance management act of 2018. This is providing an institutional and regulatory framework for financial management, strengthening accountability, oversight and control of public funds for effective service delivery. 2. Revenue enhancing measures: the roll out of the treasury single account was completed and digitising of government processes continued in 2019. This will improve revenue collection and enhance service delivery,” “3. Expenditure management: expenditure reducing measures have continued to be implemented. These include; limiting financing to projects that are at least 80 percent complete; implementation of cost cutting measures relating to travel of senior officials; protecting the vulnerable through ringfencing the resources to social sectors; and the cleaning up of the public service wage bill. 4. Energy reforms: progress has been made on sector wide energy reforms, including electricity and petroleum. Government’s intention is to enable 100 percent private sector importation of fuel and get tariffs for electricity to cost reflective levels” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “5. Pension reforms: government is cognisant that the pension systems in the current form are not sustainable, contributing to accumulating of arrears and affecting the livelihood of pensioners. Efforts are underway to restructure the social protection system in order to expand the scope of benefits under the national scheme and ensure sustainability of the pension system. Cabinet will soon be reviewing proposed reforms for approval. 6. Debt management: the medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “However, it is regrettable to note that this has been compromised by low tax compliance level and leakages resulting from collusion between taxpayers and some of our officers. This compromises tax revenue collection and those found engaging in such illegal activities will be dealt with severely,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In the same vein, let me implore the Minister of Finance to ensure skewed business activities in clearing and freight forwarding towards a few customs clearing agents is addressed. This anomaly where over 80 percent of the customs clearance is done by a few clearing companies while over 800 small clearing companies are fighting for a paltry 20 percent should be corrected,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It has been observed that there is no problem with contracts signed between government and foreign contractors yet there is a problem with contracts signed between foreign contractors and subcontractors in respect to rates applied, which are much lower for subcontractors. More importantly, scope of works for local contractors are only on drainages and road markings. This has resulted in very limited skills transfer. Added to this, construction materials are procured at very high cost from the same foreign contractors,” “The road development agency is, therefore, directed to carry out a review of all contracts signed between foreign contractors and local contractors and ensure strict compliance to this policy intended to create capacity building and empower local contractors. I expect a detailed report within 14 days” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Under the national industrial policy, government aims to promote an export-oriented industrialisation. So far, progress has been recorded in the export of products such as cement, honey and detergents in line with the national local content strategy. In addition, locally owned small enterprises in fields such as carpentry and foundry are being supported through the establishment of industrial yards in solwezi, ndola, kasama, mongu and chipata districts which are expected to be completed this year, while those in kitwe, lusaka and mansa, will be completed in 2020,” “Once completed, these yards will result in increased access to processing facilities and the creation of more than 4,000 direct jobs. I therefore, direct the minister of commerce, trade and industry to ensure the completion dates for the industrial yards are not missed for our people to have access to these facilities” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "The medium-term debt strategy has been developed to inform the path for debt sustainability," External link

reuters-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I welcome you to State House, and I am delighted that we finally met with all of you. I have been looking for this opportunity to simply meet you and to say thank you for the great work that you put in, day in day out, to contribute to the development of our great country…The media can build or destroy a nation, therefore, let me urge you not to be swayed by the political shenanigans of the outside world as you do your professional work,” “I am proud that since the Patriotic Front government assumed office, there have been great developments in the media, including the digitising of the airwaves. Conversely, we have seen the expansion of the media industry with the private sector taking the lead in the formation of radio and television companies. We have also seen the recruitment of young Zambians to take up positions in these new broadcasting companies” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have observed glaring disregard for journalism ethos coupled with sustained political bias. Much as I understand that I am the current tenant of state house, and I am susceptible to criticism, I am appalled at the amount of effort put in by you the media in seeing conflict between my political rivals and I. Criticism is healthy in a democracy but surely those few politicians that are quoted on a daily basis are not the only zambians who have voices. There are million voices out there with fair opinions who deserve to be heard,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Walter Lippmann ) : “With social media, we have seen that the truth is less important and the more exaggerated or inaccurate the communication is, the more it seems to attract readership. This is the tragedy that we face today. The puzzle is whether our citizens are susceptible to believing what has come to be known as fake news. As Walter Lippmann put it in 1920, ‘there can be no liberty for a community which lacks the information by which to detect lies’,” “The question still stands; do our people believe everything they read on social media? If the answer is yes; then we need to find a way of educating them about how to detect lies in the information they come across; if no; then we need to use the same platform to reply to the purveyors of fake news and call their bluff” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is unfortunate that the power deficit in the country has impacted heavily on household level. It is regretable that small-scale businessmen, whose businesses depend on electricity, have had to endure long hours without electricity to power their businesses. I feel for that barber who works hard to feed his family in mandevu, Lusaka; I feel for that young beautician in masala, ndola, whose salon business is critically affected because of loadshedding; what about that welder in chiwempala, chingola who has had to work in the night because that is when power returns,” “The lasting solution to the power deficit is more investment in renewable energy such as solar. To this effect, I expect zesco limited to finish the solar project by mid-next year. This 120 mega watt solar pv under the getfit programme has six 20 mega watt projects and they will reach commercial operation date in the third quarter of 2020. In the short term, however, my government has made a decision to import power from eskom of south africa. The initial requirement is to pay 44 million united states dollars of which 10 million united states dollars has already been paid. Next week, 14 million united states dollars will be paid and anytime soon therefafter, the rest of the amount will be settled” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The project is at 80 percent completion,” “Our experts, on the other hand, have predicted that the 2019/2020 rainy season will give us normal to above normal rain. This means that in 2020, we expect our hydro-power stations to revert to normal production. In addition, my government is scaling up power production from solar to mitigate the effects of climate change now and in future” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Going forward, I am directing the minister of lands and natural resources to draw up programmes to sensitise citizens on the importance of engaging in sustainable agriculture, and preservation of our forests to mitigate effects of climate change. Citizens must be encouraged to adopt tree-planting as a way of life to restore our natural forests,” “Further, the ministry is expected to draw up robust programmes aimed at combating indiscriminate cutting of trees throughout Zambia. Time to act is now, if nothing is done by ourselves now, I am afraid we are condeming future generations to even harsher climate change effects, and posterity will judge us harshly” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “On 13th september, 2019 when I told parliament about the devastating effects of climate change and how it was going to impact on our lives, some people made a joke out of it. Two months later today, the country has felt the full import of climate change. In my september speech, I said; ‘Climate change is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. The inability to have adequate water, generate enough Power, grow enough food to feed our people, have all been greatly caused by the effects of climate change.’ We all seriously need to understand and begin to appreciate this in Detail and stop pointing fingers at each other for failure to Grow our economy at the desired pace,” “My words still ring true to this very day. What we should not entertain today are lamentations of yesteryear about who did what or did not do what; rather what we should entertain today is innovation for today and the future. They say necessity is the mother of invention” External link

zambiareports Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I further urge the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to enforce the law that bans people from travelling at the back of trucks and vans. I hope these measures will help reduce the number of fatal accidents,” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “My government is encouraged to hear that farmers are making efforts to diversify the agricultural sector. Venturing into new commodities is one sure way of sustainable farming. There is urgent need for us to begin to actualize our pronouncements not only in the agriculture sector but other areas of our economy. My Government will remain steadfast in delivering development in the country’s urban and rural areas,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Let me assure our livestock farmers that my Government is working round the clock to address animal diseases which have continued to reverse the gains made by our livestock farming community. Further, the rampant stock thefts that livestock farmers continue to face is of great concern to my Government. The Zambian Police should ensure that culprits are brought to book and severe punishment meted out on perpetrators to deter would be offenders,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We have a responsibility to work with members of the community,” External link

voanews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “PF has remained resonating it’s mandate to take Development to the grass roots and ensure that poverty and developmental inequalities are addressed. We want to take power from the center to the people, from Lusaka to the Provincial Headquarters, and eventually the Districts and the remotest of our settlements,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Province ) : “I have been briefed and I have noted with commendation the progress you have made as provinces to support the aspirations of the Patriotic Front (PF) party in the implementation of the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP). Notable are the Provincial Expos held in 6 Provinces,” “I also want to get the progress made on energizing power lines to North Western Province and how we are connecting households in rural areas. My goal has always been to give give this grid to the ultimate destination. I also want to get feedback on vandalism in some parts of the country such as the cutting cutting of power lines in Southern Province” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I expect to hear a lot from you and if time won’t be enough, we can continue even tomorrow but I want to know what is happening because you are the anchors of Development,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “In 2016, I beat him, in 2015, I beat him and in 2021, I will beat him,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Up there in heaven, Michael Chilufya Sata and Anderson Mazoka are watching us. And Mazoka is asking Sata that how come your party is growing and mine is not, all I see are diminishing returns as its losing ground in its strongholds? And I know Anderson Mazoka is saying I made a mistake, I allowed a bully to lead my political party. And unfortunately, the man who is in charge of the opposition party here which Mazoka left is saying the party is growing. But the party is diminishing. Because he was left with 50 cattle, he only has 20 now…He is cheating people that his party is growing. In 2016, I beat him. In 2015, I beat him. In 2021, I will beat him. I know that in 2021 he will lose again because I am with you and I listen to you and I know what the people of Zambia want,” “Zambians want development, Zambians want good health, Zambians want good education and that is what we are doing. So how can someone say I have the wisdom, I’m educated, I’m rich and you don’t listen to people. We know that the next election is in 2021 but we know before that time, we can surely do something tangible to change the face of Kaoma” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My children are home, HH’s children are home. Why should we allow you to fight? It’s nonsense! Our Members of Parliament who are in PF, in MMD, in UPND are in Parliament right now; they are even sharing a cup of tea. So I am advising parents here to tell the children that there is no need to shed blood for HH or Edgar Lungu. If they injure you, you suffer alone. If you are lucky, you die alone. If the police arrest you, you will end up in jail alone. So I am asking you for those who belong to my party PF that please, just be as peaceful like I am,” “If you believe in me and believe in PF, you will hear my command. My command is that let us be peaceful after voting tomorrow” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is sad that people perished because a truck was left on the road for a long time. RTSA and Police must develop a culture of clearing roads of vehicles that have broken down,” External link

zambiareports Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu noted : “The one stop centre will address all key challenges that have been thwarting trade between the two nations,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Climate change is the biggest problem that we're encountering now," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "When you have this huge demand, coupled with the negative effects of climate change, the power plummets from, say, 100% production to 20%. How do you meet the demand? And I think that's where we are now," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu added : "We have to explain to the people that we are going to take these measures not because we enjoy your suffering. We are taking these measures because we want to keep you alive and want to keep the wheels of the economy turning and want to go beyond 2021 with hope that the country is getting better," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "I think the solution lies in implementing, implementing, implementing, whatever you agreed upon. No matter how unpalatable. You have to bite the bullet," External link

irishsun Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Climate change is the biggest problem that we're encountering now," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "When you have this huge demand, coupled with the negative effects of climate change, the power plummets from, say, 100% production to 20%. How do you meet the demand? And I think that's where we are now," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu added : "We have to explain to the people that we are going to take these measures not because we enjoy your suffering. We are taking these measures because we want to keep you alive and want to keep the wheels of the economy turning and want to go beyond 2021 with hope that the country is getting better," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "I think the solution lies in implementing, implementing, implementing, whatever you agreed upon. No matter how unpalatable. You have to bite the bullet," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I have heard that some party officials and Ministers want to withhold the contracts. The intention is that the contracts should be distributed so that other Zambians can benefit so I want Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, Permanent secretary Bright Nundwe and Copperbelt Chairperson Nathan Chanda to sit together with others and ensure that there is fairness in the giving of the 20 per cent subcontracts,” External link

zambiareports Monday, September 30, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

slateafrique Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : “Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (…). Soutenez la procédure” External link

AfricaNews-French Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu told : “We braved the storm to prepare this Constitution (…). Support the procedure,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

tv5 Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu lancé : "Nous avons bravé la tempête pour préparer cette Constitution (...). Soutenez la procédure" External link

msn-fr Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

tribtown Friday, September 27, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 27, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : “Le temps est venu pour le Conseil de sécurité d‘être représentatif, démocratique et responsable devant tous les États membres, quel que soit leur statut” External link

AfricaNews-French Friday, September 27, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It would be unrealistic for the international community to expect progress to particularly harness the needed resources to finance sustainable development when, for instance, immense proportions of finance estimates ranging from $50-$150 billion, are lost annually in Africa alone through the scourge of IFFs,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 27, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “At the international level, we recognize that there is lack of common standards for the definition of illicit financial flows, an internationally agreed methodology to estimate these flows, the lack of cooperation by recipients of illicit financial flows. Conflict between national and foreign interests and the disparity in rates between the tax regimes have continued to undermine efforts towards combating illicit financial flows,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 27, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : ``Time has come for the Security Council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,'' ``Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,'' External link

voanews Friday, September 27, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

wftv Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

startribune Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

kiro7 Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status,” “Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "Time has come for the security council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status," "Given that Africa constitutes the second-largest bloc of the U.N. membership," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There has been over the last few years an unprecedented development of the road network in all parts of the country through a flagship of the Link Zambia 8000. The programme aims to increase the core road network by 8000 kilometres. We are also working tirelessly to improve the transit time at border facilities,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “The government of the Republic of Zambia is committed to investing heavily in key infrastructure such as renewable energy, water and sanitation systems, and modern expanded transport systems such as motorways, airports and rail. Zambia is also investing in information and communication technology platforms that are key to innovation, manufacturing, enterprise development and delivery of social services with a view to alleviate poverty,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Malawi Mozambique ) : “Scientists have spoken and we have seen the devastating impact that climate change has had on our environment. Early this year, three of Zambia’s neighbouring countries, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were affected by cyclone. Not far away, half of Zambia experienced a severe drought which has resulted in low crop productivity and low water levels for hydro-electricity generation. Thus, opposite climatic extremes are occurring within the same neighbourhood,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There is no doubt that the United Nations continues to remain the only multilateral institution capable of addressing the challenges of our one world. The world looks up to this body to encourage dialogue among civilisations on all global challenges in an inclusive manner, offering the only practical way to ensure meaningful and effective international cooperation. To be effective and efficient, there is need to reform the United Nations, particularly as we will, over the coming year, commemorate its 75 years of existence, and reflect on its future. Time has come for the Security Council to be representative, democratic and accountable to all member states, irrespective of status. This is essential for its integrity as the custodian of international peace,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “There are also other areas where we can work together such as tourism, agriculture and energy. Energy, we are talking about alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar. Climate change has affected hydro energy not only in Zambia but other countries in the region as well. This is one area we are looking forward to working together with the US government,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I can assure you, we will not abandon you. We shall continue bringing food until the situation normalises,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is our responsibility to support you,” External link

zambiareports Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I don’t really know the exact words that would describe the woman we are bidding farewell to today. Maybe, I can describe her as a ‘force of nature’ and that’s the most apt description of her, I think. My aunt was brutally frank; she spoke her mind, yet never kept a grudge against anybody. So one time she may be ripping into someone if she is displeased with one’s conduct; the next time you realise she is back chatting with them and life goes on,” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “She was a happy woman. To many people, she was my aunt; yet to me, she was actually my mother. She was my father’s younger sister, and therefore, she meant a lot to me. She was always proud of us as her children and grandchildren and had many stories to tell us. There is so much we, as a family, and many people who knew her can learn from her; for example, her candidness. The only thing we can’t learn from her is how to live long. She was 92. The only one who knows the secret of long life is God. My mother’s death is truly a celebration of her life. She lived life to the fullest, and we can only thank God for giving us this gift. She was truly a gift from God,” “Let me conclude by thanking all of you who have managed to come here in Petauke. This is as it should be. We should meet in good times and bad times and build oneness together. Let us love one another. Let us remember that what divides us does not outweigh what brings us together. We are one under our national motto – one Zambia, one nation. I can only wish all of you God’s blessings as you go back to your various destinations” External link

zambiareports Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Sir ) : “As I sometimes drive around the city at night, I see more and more areas in darkness due to load shedding because our dams that generate power do not have water. I have heard of people failing to leave or enter their homes because their electric gates have mal-functioned because of power failure. It saddens me and I fail to imagine people living in high-density areas having to walk in darkness to and from their workplaces. Surely, this poses a serious security risk on our people,” “I am aware, Mr Speaker, of some health facilities going without power for long periods of time and I begin to wonder how our health workers are looking after our patients without water and electricity. Sir, in view of the above, I am directing the Ministry of Energy from midnight tonight to prioritize power supply to hospitals and health centres. Further, the Ministry of Energy should prioritize energy supply to our water supply operations. This is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “We all seriously need to understand and begin to appreciate this in detail and stop pointing fingers at each other for failure to grow our economy at the desired pace. Climate change is real. My fellow countrymen and women, I would like you to fully understand that this not my problem alone or the problem of my government alone. This is nature but even if it is nature, we need to join hands and see what we can do about it together [and] no question about it,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I want to place emphasis on the need to dismantle these arrears while curbing further accumulation of arrears. My government has taken this very seriously and I have directed those tasked with the responsibility of managing this debt stock to ensure that stringent measures are actively implemented,” “Mr Speaker, our non-discretionary expenditure which comprises personal emoluments (PEs) and debt stands at 50.1 per cent and 40 per cent respectively, giving a total of 90.1 per cent of our annual budget. This leaves the discretionary amount to stand at 9.9 per cent of our annual budget. This Mr Speaker is an alarming ratio” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “It is cardinal that personnel emoluments must be reflective of service delivery to the Zambian people. I have observed that this is not the case. It is for this reason that I have directed Secretary to Cabinet to immediately clean-up the public service payroll to stop this hemorrhage today and not tomorrow,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : “I will not stand and see greedy citizens destroy the good fiber of our nation. Indeed, I will not expect government under my charge to fail to provide for the people of Zambia. I can only urge those who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the fight against corruption is attained to work hard,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said : "It is being revised downwards to about 2 % on account of adverse weather conditions which have affected the energy and agricultural sectors," External link

4-traders Friday, September 13, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “I am hereby revoking this appointment with immediate effect. I thank you and wish you God’s blessings in your future endeavours,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu indiqué : "Sa place dans les annales de l'histoire politique de l'Afrique est bien assurée" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, September 6, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated : “I call on all Zambians both locally and abroad to remain calm and disengage from acts of violence as they voice out their grievance. I wish to assure you all that together, we are working on solutions to combat xenophobia and bring back the spirit of Ubuntu. Let us continue praying for peace and unity across the region,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : "Maintenant que les élections sont terminées, nous devons dire, en tant que peuple, que nous sommes unis comme jamais" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu déclaré : "Maintenant que les élections sont terminées, nous devons dire, en tant que peuple, que nous sommes unis comme jamais" External link

lefigaro Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu afirmou : "Sinto-me muito melhor e disseram-me que tenho elevados n�veis de fadiga e deveria descansar" External link

jn Monday, March 9, 2015 12:31:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president83.26%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
président zambien1.63%FR11/21/201721/11/2017
president of zambia0.37%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
successor0.03%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
président1.53%FR10/27/201727/10/2017
président de la zambie0.13%FR10/19/201719/10/2017
head of state0.03%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
presidente0.46%PT08/16/201716/08/2017
presidente zambiano0.08%PT08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l' etat0.05%FR08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l’ etat0.02%FR08/16/201716/08/2017
chef de l’ état zambien0.03%FR08/15/201715/08/2017
président de zambie0.13%FR08/10/201710/08/2017
chef de l' etat zambien0.02%FR07/29/201729/07/2017
leader1.05%EN06/23/201723/06/2017
président de la république de zambie0.05%FR05/24/201724/05/2017
lawyer0.13%EN04/11/201711/04/2017
presidente da zâmbia0.27%PT03/08/201708/03/2017
réélu0.19%FR02/17/201717/02/2017
président réélu0.05%FR02/17/201717/02/2017
president of the republic of equatorial guinea0.03%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
president of the republic0.08%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
président du botswana0.02%FR11/15/201615/11/2016
président de la république du tchad0.02%FR11/07/201607/11/2016
rais0.03%SW10/19/201619/10/2016
candidate2.25%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
candidat1.28%FR10/10/201610/10/2016
finance minister0.02%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
presidential candidate1.47%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
reuters zambian president0.03%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Edgar LunguEN86.90%
Edgar LunguFR11.26%
Edgar LunguPT1.52%
Edgar LunguSW0.22%
Edgar LunguES0.03%
Edgar LunguSA0.02%
Edgar LunguDE0.02%
Edgar LunguRW0.02%
Edgar LunguHR0.02%


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Al Suwaidi said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "The UAE and Zambia enjoy robust bilateral relations that date back decades. We are delighted to welcome President Edgar Lungu to the Fund today and to explore means of strengthening our strategic partnership in line with the Zambian government’s outlined development priorities in key sectors" External link

wam-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Suwaidi said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "The UAE and Zambia enjoy robust bilateral relations that date back decades. We are delighted to welcome President Edgar Lungu to the Fund today and to explore means of strengthening our strategic partnership in line with the Zambian government’s outlined development priorities in key sectors" External link

wam-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I finally met Winston Ngosa, a 25 year old Comedian a.k.a ‘President Lungu’. He had me laughing throughout the evening because he really sounded like me – such a talented young man. This was during the ZAMBEEF 25th Anniversary at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka on Thursday, November 21, 2019,” External link

zambiareports Monday, November 25, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Stephen Katuka stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It seems to us that Lungu fears Zulu to the core. This is the reason why Zulu has continued to misbehave. Last time , the drunk Zulu forced his way into Heroes Stadium pitch and started harassing match officials,” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Stephen Katuka stated ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It is disheartening to note that one irresponsible criminally minded person in the name of Kaizar Zulu has been allowed to walk freely along the corridors of power after causing terror and engaging in criminal activities,” “What Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Zulu did by recklessly bashing a school bus in Lusaka carrying other people’s children and later brandishing a gun ,after hiring thugs to beat up the driver of the school bus, cannot go without serious backlash. Kaizer Zulu does not deserve to be a civil servant let alone special assistant to President Edgar Lungu” External link

zambiareports Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “They fired teargas because President Lungu told them to do that. I’m supremely confident because my intelligence told me that he (President Lungu) called Chushi directly and told him ‘nge ifyo naumfwa (what about this I’m hearing?) Can you cancel it!’” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I have been in the civil service for 10 years and I know how government money works,” “The beneficiaries of those monies (PEF) are PF cadres. They will go to the market and say ‘are you going to vote for Mr Edgar Lungu’ and give out money to PF cadres. That money is being dispensed in a partisan way. So we’ll see where that Fund will end. But it is regrettable that it’s being disbursed in such fashion. Mr President, when you have a presidential fund, let it be inclusive” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Kalaba said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “But I can tell you that if people can read what I read, be privy to the information that is on the ground…. They should be careful because there are several stakeholders involved in this Lower Zambezi. It’s not just the environmentalists,” “President Lungu went into the Lower Zambezi and assured the chiefs that mining in the Lower Zambezi will go on. It’s on record! Have you heard him comment on this issue? We are waiting for him to comment! He (President Lungu) was Minister of Defence – he went there” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chishimba Kambwili said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My dear brother, if you are human, apologise to judges, apologise to the people of Zambia and withdraw that statement. President Lungu owes the judges an apology,” External link

zambianwatchdog Monday, October 28, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Chishimba Kambwili said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “As Vice-President, we expect you to advise the President. It is in black and white that the President was warning the judges. How can the Vice-President say he is CEO, is that how you give counsel? You go in public to castigate people then you call it counsel? If the President wanted to give counsel, he should have called the Chief Justice and said please can you advise your judges to do the right thing. [But you go in public, you start warning people, then the whole of the Vice-President says ‘he was just giving counsel’. Ala you can’t defend the undefendable ba mayo. Mwalalenga abantu bamusule naimwe, twaliimucindika, nimwe ba mayo, nankoko ufukatila abana (you let people lose respect for you you, we respect you as our mother, who protects her children). Your duty is to advise the President, kabiyeni ku State House and advise; it’s either you get it or leave it. Elo batila munshebwa aile namashinsha kubuko, so ba tata aba Lungu, mwiyaluka ba munshebwa (they say a person who despises counsel went to his in-laws soiled, so dad Lungu, don’t turn into a person who despises counsel),” External link

zambianwatchdog Monday, October 28, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Edgar Lungu said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “My children are home, HH’s children are home. Why should we allow you to fight? It’s nonsense! Our Members of Parliament who are in PF, in MMD, in UPND are in Parliament right now; they are even sharing a cup of tea. So I am advising parents here to tell the children that there is no need to shed blood for HH or Edgar Lungu. If they injure you, you suffer alone. If you are lucky, you die alone. If the police arrest you, you will end up in jail alone. So I am asking you for those who belong to my party PF that please, just be as peaceful like I am,” “If you believe in me and believe in PF, you will hear my command. My command is that let us be peaceful after voting tomorrow” External link

zambiareports Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Gregory Chifire said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “I am at pains to reconcile the President’s speech with reality. Although I was not expecting much from his speech, but what our President delivered as a speech in Parliament is nothing but a joke. It is fit for presentation only at a comedy night. It lacked a sense of seriousness. If this is how Lungu will continue to handle serious national affairs then we better brace ourselves for even hasher times,” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gregory Chifire said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Our people are barely surviving. The man simply chooses to ignore all these challenges? He is a disaster. Imagine our beloved Edgar goes to heap the blame of his failure on climate change. This man is not serious. Bembas say, ‘uwawa, tabula akabepesho’ (a person who falls will always have an excuse),” External link

zambianwatchdog Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Let me use this opportunity to declare an emergency and a disaster with regards to hunger in this Country. I will not wait for Lungu and the PF to dictate how we help our people. We shall not allow the situation to continue unabated” External link

zambianwatchdog Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “It is wrong for Lungu to refuse to declare the hunger situation in the country a national disaster when the majority of our people have resorted to eating unripe wild fruits. Just in Chibombo and Rufunsa districts, our people don’t have access to clean drinking water, health services and food,” External link

zambianwatchdog Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dora Siliya said ( about Edgar Lungu ) : “Our friends in the opposition spend all their day trying to paint Zambia black as a way to get to State House. Even corruption can’t be an agenda to get to State House. Your solution to the people of Zambia is ‘PF is corrupt.’ It’s really becoming boring because we are doing the work. Anybody who has nothing to say just says ‘the PF is corrupt’ [or] ‘president Lungu is corrupt.’ We refuse to make the fight against corruption a joke because we know that corruption can erode the confidence in a country. We have said nobody is spared in this country, not even the office of the president. And I am happy that this time around, even the investigative wings have said ‘don’t waste our time if you have nothing better to say.’ If you look at the statistics at ACC, it shows that a lot of reports they get are just rumour mongering. It wastes money for the police to be chasing stories that are not true. Let real corruption be fought,” External link

zambiareports Friday, September 13, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema insisté ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Je n'ai jamais vu autant de brutalité avant. Le tissu social de notre pays est déchiré. Comme tous les dictateurs, Lungu réduit les médias au silence (...) il va être pire que les dictateurs que vous connaissez" External link

afp-fr Monday, October 10, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema déclaré ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Aucune décision de justice n'a validé l'élection du président Lungu" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Hakainde Hichilema déclaré ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Aucune décision de justice n'a validé l'élection du président Lungu" External link

lefigaro Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Esau Chulu afirmou ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Declaro Edgar Lungu eleito presidente da Zâmbia" External link

portalangop Monday, August 15, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Esau Chulu afirmou ( about Edgar Lungu ) : "Declaro Edgar Lungu eleito presidente da Z�mbia" External link

correiobraziliense Monday, August 15, 2016 4:48:00 PM EAT