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President Lungu urges the clergy ensure peace before, during, and after the 2021 general elections 

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged the clergy to take the lead in ensuring there is peace in the country before, during, and after the general elections slated for 2021.
And the Head of State says people gathering this weekend to observe the National Day of Prayers must observe the covid-19 health guidelines.
In a meeting with United Church of Zambia Synod Bishop, His Grace Reverend Sydney Sichilima, President Lungu said the Church must remind those threatening violence of the consequences of their words and actions.
“Things won’t be good if we start hacking each other and saying there will be fire. If you as clergy give audience to people and they start saying such things, ask them what they mean. Our role as Government, on the other hand, is to ensure there is law and order in the country and acts like what happened in Muchinga Province where political cadres beat up innocent people this week will not be tolerated,” the President said.
And President Lungu has said people gathering this weekend to observe the National Day of Prayers must observe the covid-19 health guidelines.
The President said it is important for citizens to attend the event to thank God for the many things He has done for Zambia.
Meanwhile, Bishop Sichilima has thanked the President for the meeting and said the Church prays for him because, out of 18 million Zambians, God chose him to lead the nation.
And UCZ General Secretary Reverend Chipasha Musaba hailed the 2020/2021 National Budget, saying it was aimed at uplifting the livelihood of the poor.
“The increase in expenditure on public services is an assurance that your Government wants to better the lives of people,” Rev. Musaba told the President.
He further added that the budget is proactive and responds to the plight of the poor by catering for their well being.
This is according to a statement issued by Special Assistant, Press and Public Relations, Isaac Chipampe.

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  1. Jetta

    October 17, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Peace can only be guaranteed if ECL holds talks with HH. Without this, violence & killings are fast approaching and the good news is that come what may, PF will lose in 2021

  2. James

    October 20, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Hypocrites and parasites.

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Chileshe Kandeta arrested for leaking the 2021 National Budget Speech 

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POLICE in Lusaka have charged and arrested Ministry of Finance Public Relations officer Chileshe Kandeta and Lazarous Mwelwa, a Budget Analyst at Ministry of Finance for the offence of Communication of Certain Information contrary to section Four chapter 111 of the State Security Act.
Acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the arrest of Kandeta, 50 of Kabulonga and Mwelwa aged 46 of Chamba Valley.
“This is in relation to the leaking of the 2021 National Budget Speech which went viral before it was officially presented in Parliament.They are detained in Police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mwale said.
Earlier, Lusaka Province police Nelson Phiri expressed ignorance over Kandeta’s arrest, saying he has no information.
Police locked up Kandeta over allegations of the leakage of the National Budget.
He was summoned on Thursday and immediately locked up.
The police have summoned various media personnel over allegations that the national budget was leaked and published before Minister of Finance Dr. Bwalya Ngandu presented and delivered it in Parliament.
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Lusaka is totally transformed, but utupuba tu letalika, President Edgar Lungu says 

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has bragged at how Lusaka has greatly transformed owing to various projects his Government has initiated.

Speaking when he commissioned the Arcades Fly-over bridge in Lusaka, President Lungu said Government will continue to improve the face of Lusaka as it is the capital city.

He said the city has totally transformed, stressing that “a diplomat who left Zambia and was recently visiting from South Africa could not remember Lusaka because of the way it has been transformed”.

“He told us that he could not trace where he used to stay here in Lusaka and that is a fact because Lusaka is totally transformed, but ‘utupuba tu letalika’ (small fools are arguing),” The head of State said.

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Vox populi, Vox dei, Linda Kasonde says 

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THE people of Zambia have spoken. Now is the time to set aside our political affiliations and forge a unified national agenda that will benefit Zambians from all walks of life, says Chapter One Foundation Executive Director Linda Kasonde.
Ms Kasonde has congratulated all the members of Parliament, Civil society, Churches, and ordinary citizens who stood firm in defeating the Constitution Amendment Bill No. 10 of 2019 (Bill 10).
In a statement to Mwebantu, Ms Kasonde said shooting down the Bill is a collective victory for Zambian democracy and the future of the people.
She said since President Fredrick Chiluba’s attempt to stand for a third term in office, the people of Zambia have stood together and remained resolute against creeping autocracy.
“This is a gift that we have given unto ourselves. The greatest victory is the re-awakening of the Zambian people to the fact that their voice matters, and that people power does work. We hope that this lesson will not be forgotten as we continue to face many governance issues as a democracy,” she said.
Ms Kasonde has urged government to remember that they are the servants of the people adding that [Vox populi, vox dei] the voice of the people is the voice of God.
She said now is the time to set aside political affiliations and forge a unified national agenda that will benefit Zambians from all walks of life.
“We are faced with serious challenges as a nation: Mounting debt and inflation, a declining economy, corruption, social disintegration, and political disharmony.
We have a generational responsibility to defeat these vices as a people. Let us all join hands and continue to be resolute as One Zambia, One Nation,” Ms Kasonde said.

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16,432 Total Cases
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15,680 Recovered

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