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I will accept the 2021 election results. I will not go against the decision of the Zambian people, President Edgar Lungu says

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will not go against the decision of the Zambian people in next year’s presidential elections.

A named tabloid has alleged that the Head of State said he will be win the forthcoming general election whether Zambians like it or not.

But a statement issued to Mwebantu, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Isaac Chipampe has dismissed the claims urging the named media outlet to be professional in its reporting.

Mr Chipampe said President Lungu has found it disturbing that some sections of the media decided to misquote him when he held public rallies in Kasama.

He said the President did not say “I’ll remain President…Whether Zambians like it or not ”  as reported by a named tabloid newspaper.

Mr Chipampe clarified that President Lungu instead, stated that he is President whether his opponents like it or not, and that if anything happened to him, his Constitutional successor is the Vice President, Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina.

He said President Lungu is a democrat who respects the will of the people.

“The President said journalists should report factually and not misinterpret or misinform the public to suit their agenda. Such reporting will not differentiate them from social media communicators”, he said.

Mr Chipampe further added that President Lungu has urged all journalists to strictly adhere to their professional ethics because not doing so could plunge the country into chaos.

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President Hakainde Hichilema returns home on Monday

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has wrapped up his tour of duty in the United States of America.

And the President is today scheduled to depart the US for Lusaka after attending the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and holding a series of high-level bilateral and multilateral meetings.

In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President and Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya, President Hichilema and his entourage are scheduled to depart the US from Washington, D.C. Dulles International Airport.

Mr Bwalya said President Hichilema will arrive in Lusaka tomorrow, Monday, 27th September, 2021 at about 14:30 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

“President Hichilema wrapped up his maiden official tour of duty to the U.S. on Sunday morning with a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial sites,” he said.

Mr Bwalya said while in the U.S., the President delivered his keynote inaugural Address to the United Nations General Assembly, met Vice-President Kamala Harris at White House, including World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials in Washington DC among a series of other high level bilateral and multilateral engagements.

President Hichilema has been in the U.S. since last week Monday.

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President Hakainde Hichilema preaches peace at the UN General Assembly   

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called on world leaders to work towards global peace and international cooperation.

In his first maiden speech at the United Nations, President Hichilema said although leaps and bounds have been made, in the area of peace, security and stability, there remain pockets of conflict in many regions of the world where guns have not been silenced.

“I am drawn to the prophetic inscription on the wall of the United Nations plaza, and I quote …they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more… Isaiah 2 verse 4-5 end of quote,” he said.

President Hichilema said challenges of extremism and international terrorism, cybercrime, asymmetric warfare proliferation of non-conventional weapons and organised crime should be stopped.

“As an international community, we need to continue to work together to address the root causes of these global threats through various national, regional and global mechanisms,” he said.

He said the foundation to sustainable economic growth and development is peace and stability adding that without peace and harmony, development cannot be attained.

The Head of State said Zambia will, therefore, continue to support national, regional and international initiatives aimed at promoting peace and security.

“In this vein, Zambia reaffirms its commitment to play an active role in the SADC mission in Mozambique aimed at restoring peace to the Cabo Delgado province. In addition, Zambia remains committed to the cause of the Lusaka master roadmap to silence the guns in Africa, an initiative being implemented by all African Union (AU) member states to promote peace and security, which has since been endorsed for extension for a 10-year period from 2021 to 2030,” he said.

President Hichilema called for continued support of the United Nations in silencing the guns in Africa and other continental initiatives.

He however expressed concern with the slow pace of negotiations on the United Nations Security Council reform which have continued without making much progress.

“Zambia, in this regard, wishes to reiterate the African common position, the “ezulwini consensus”, that calls for a more representative and democratic United Nations Security Council, in which Africa, like all other world regions, will be fairly represented,” he said.

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President Hakainde Hichilema makes his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has delivered his maiden speech at the United Nations assuring the international community his government’s commitment to restore macro-economic stability and put the country back on economic recovery.

In his first address to the UN General Assembly, President Hichilema said the new administration in Zambia is cognisant that a conducive governance environment is a precursor for the country’s political stability, security, economic growth and sustainable development.

He said his administration will work towards strengthening of oversight and governance institutions and ensure the independence and autonomy of the three arms of government, particularly the legislature and judiciary.

President Hichilema said the fight against corruption will be at the centre of our transformation agenda and this shall be executed with zero-tolerance.

“We shall also promote free media and an active civil society as they are critical in upholding checks and balances, human rights, liberties and freedoms.

President Hichilema said to sustain the growth, Zambia will dedicate efforts to guarantee a stable and predictable environment that will attract and protect local, regional and foreign direct investment as well as enhance local participation in the economy.

He further said to complement the efforts, Zambia has embarked on an ambitious economic and social transformation agenda with a view to creating equitable opportunities and poverty reduction for the Zambian people, especially the youth and women.

“In order to achieve this goal, our administration shall design and implement interventions aimed at inducing enhanced productivity in agriculture, mining, energy, financial services, tourism, technology, health and education as well as support the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises,” President Hichilema said.

Meanwhile, President Hichilema said Zambia is committed to realising tangible growth and sustainable development.
He called for closer cooperation and support for capacity to adopt better, safer, climate change sensitive and modern methods of increased production and productivity.

President Hichilema said his administration established, the ministry of green economy and environment, to address issues of climate among other important issues concerning environmental sustainability.

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26 Sep 2021, 9:06 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

208,857 Total Cases
3,646 Deaths
204,745 Recovered

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