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Zambians will vote PF back into power for the public works, we have done,  Davies Mwila says 

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THE RULING Patriotic Front Secretary General Hon. Davies Mwila has expressed confidence that Zambians will vote the party back into power in the 2021 General Elections.

Speaking on ZNBC Sunday Interview with Grevazio Zulu, Mr. Mwila said the PF government has delivered unprecedented infrastructure development to the country than any government had done before.

He said if Zambians compared the works done by previous governments of UNIP and MMD, the PF had done exceedingly more than those two government in 10 years.

He said the number of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other public infrastructure done by government was there to see by Zambians.

He also said that government had introduced new programmes such as community fish farming and had increased support to small-scale farmers living in rural areas.

He said Zambians have also had an opportunity to know President Lungu and his commitment to better the lives of Zambians.

The Secretary General has urged the party’s structures to welcome and work with mobilisation committees that were formed to complement the work of the party on the ground.

He said it was imperative that friction rising between the mobilisation teams and party structures was stopped for the good of the party.

He said some members of the party structures have not welcomed the mobilization committees and appealed to them to work together.

Meanwhile Mr. Mwila has emphasized that the adoption of candidates for elective positions will be done on merit basis.

He said only members of Parliament, Mayors and councillors that have performed well will be considered for re-adoption.

Mr. Mwila has also advised the opposition political parties to support Bill 10 so that constitutional amendments such as the Public Order Act could be done to make the conduct of the 2021 elections easier.

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu appreciates role of Chiefs in Governance

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he prays that the collapsed Bill 10 will be resuscitated after the 2021 General Elections.
And President Lungu says he is concerned that some citizens only visit their chiefdoms when they want land.
Speaking when he met tradional leaders yesterday, President Lungu says he respects and treasures the role of  chiefs in the country and is commited  to improving their welfare.
“I appreciated the role traditional leader play in the country’s governance system. All of us belong to chiefdoms and we have a responsibility to respect our chiefs and respect them,” President Lungu said in a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.
President Lungu said he also regrets that the Bill 10 which was supposed to revisit some laws meant to improve the welfare of traditional leaders collapsed.
“This is threatening the existence of our traditional leaders. We hope that after the election, we will resuscitate the Bill to bring sanity in the institution. In the meantime, we will continue to work together even with the short time of the tenure of office of the House of Chiefs,” said President Lungu.
(Picture by Salim Henry/State House)

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President Edgar Lungu receives credentials of three new ambassadors to Zambia

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called on Diplomats accredited to Zambia to dedicate their time and energy to exploring and discovering more areas of mutual economic interest and cooperation.

Speaking when he received letter of credence from the Ambassadors accredited to Zambia, at State House yesterday, President Lungu assured the diplomats that this government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with other countries in various sectors of mutual interest.

“I wish to heartily congratulate your Excellencies, on your appointments as Ambassadors accredited to Zambia. Allow me to accept your letters of credence,” President Lungu said.

“Your excellencies, although the world economy is still grappling with the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic, my government is keen to develop new areas of cooperation with your respective countries in various sectors of mutual interest.”

President Lungu also assured the diplomats of his government’s support and cooperation as they carry out their duties in Zambia.

The Diplomats who presented their letters of Credence to President Lungu were: Mr. Ali Abdullah Salim Al Mahruqi, Ambassador designate of the Sultanate of Oman Mrs. Charity Charamba, Ambassador designate of the Republic of Zimbabwe Mr Francois Goldbiatt, Ambassador designate of the Republic of France.

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The image of alleged under-age person registered as a voter is staged, ECZ says

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THE  Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it is aware of the images and information circulating on social-media of the alleged under-age person registered as a voter.
ECZ acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya has told Mwebantu in a statement that preliminary investigations indicate that the images are staged.
She said the Commission is still
investigating the matter and will inform the public on the findings of the case.
Ms Bwalya explained that the requirements for one to register as a voter are that one must be a Zambian citizen of 18 years and above and in possession of a green National Registration
Card.
She said anyone who does not meet the requirements and attempts to register as a voter commits an offence which is liable for prosecution.
“The Commission therefore calls on the public to desist from such vices and report
anyone found attempting to perform any illegality, to the Commission or the
nearest police station,” she said.

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