LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has confirmed that he has been admitted to hospital due to COVID-19.
Lusambo confirmed that he was in hospital to Economic Equity Party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali in a phone conversation.
“Just spoke to Bowman this morning and he told me he is doing well.
He is highly expectant that he will be discharged soon,” Tayali revealed in a Facebook posting.
Tayali said contrary to “fake news that has been circulating that Bowman is battling for his life, the Lusaka Minister is doing well though he has to stay in the hospital because he can’t be at home like what has been happening to his fellow ministers because he has babies at home.”
Yesterday, Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya linked the high number of COVID-19 infections and deaths to crowds.
Dr Chilufya announced that 15 members of parliarment had tested positive for COVID-19 although Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe later revised the figure down to five lawmakers.
Our bars have become COVID-19 death traps, Bowman Lusambo says
President Lungu congrats PF for winning 10 of the 15 by-elections conducted in North Western, Western and Luapula Provinces yesterday
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has congratulated the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) for winning 10 of the 15 by-elections conducted in North Western, Western and Luapula Provinces yesterday.
And President Lungu has also congratulated the five candidates from the opposition political parties who won the elections.
In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe, the President has also commended all parties for their peaceful conduct during
the campaigning and the voting.
“This is as it should be. At the end of the day we are one, no matter the political differences and the different political parties sponsoring us,” President Lungu said.
UPND both individually and collectively cannot unseat the ruling party, Davies Mwila says
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila says the continued winning of ward elections in the UPND perceived strongholds is a sign that the opposition, both individually and collectively cannot unseat the ruling party.
In a statement, Mwila said in the recent local government by-elections, PF has won ten (10) Wards and that eight (8) of these were in the heart of the opposition UPND.
These recent victories by the PF including those ones in UPND strongholds include some of the following: Nakanya Ward of Nalikwanda, Western Province; Chabale Ward in Serenje, Central Province; Lobufu Ward in North Western Province; Nyoka Ward in North Western Province; Silumbu Ward in Sesheke, Western Province; Imusho Ward in Sioma, Western Province; and Nangweshi Ward in Sioma, Western Province among others,” Mwila said.
He urged the party structures to cement the aforementioned gains in the UPND strongholds, while continuing their efforts to replicate similar results elsewhere.
And Mwila said the continued winning of ward elections in the UPND strongholds is not a fluke but it has become a pattern.