I can’t take it anymore, cries Lungu

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President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has complained that some of his ministers and permanent secretaries are now failing to discharge their duties for fear of being labeled corrupt, saying he “cannot take it anymore.”

Speaking when he swore in some State House officials and diplomats at State House yesterday, President Lungu challenged Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili and others to provide evidence of their corruption claims.

“I cannot take it anymore, some of my ministers and permanent secretaries are now paralyzed on account of corruption allegations. ‘You are corrupt, you are corrupt ,you are corrupt’, come on, give us the evidence and the courts will deal with it,” President Lungu said.

President Lungu maintained that he will not fire anyone especially regarding the procurement of the 42 fire engines unless the whistle blowers prove their corruption allegation accompanied with evidence.

“Especially in the aftermath of the much talked about fire tenders, people have being telling me to drop some one or two even four guys to kill this but I do not fire anybody, transfer anybody or promote anybody like that but on merit,” said President Lungu.

He urged his ministers and permanent secretaries not to be intimidated but continue working as long as they were not involved in illegal dealings.

And in apparent reference to Kambwili, President Lungu said he was disappointed that the ACC has so far not given him feedback on their investigations, which he allowed after receiving information from the institution on one of his ministers.

The Head of State swore in Anthony Mukwita as Ambassador to Germany, Alfridah Kansembe as Ambassador to Brazil, Dr Ngosa Simbyakula as Zambia’s Ambassador to United States of America and retired Major General Toplyn Lubaya as Zambia’s Ambassador to Egypt.

Others sworn in were Dr Simon Miti as principle private secretary at State House, Patrick Kangwa as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration, Mabvuto Sakala as higher education permanent secretary and Yande Mwape as National Coordinator for DMMU.


9 Responses to I can’t take it anymore, cries Lungu

  1. Please refer to the evidence provided by the court ruling in cape town which was referred to by Hon Nkombo in parliament.

    Chembula Chintoshi
    October 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    • Mr President, evidence is what people are telling you. It’s up to the acc to investigate and prove the whistle-blowers wrong or right! You want the people to do the work of ACC?

      October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      • Word of advice Mr President, if you are fed up like you’re are saying, please resign as President and allow those who want to fight corruption take over instead of wasting Zambian people’s time!

        October 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  2. This is a useless statement. We will provide evidence after 2021 elections because we have a president who defends corruption. Kambwili has given you evidence that one of your ministers got three vehicles. What else do you want?

    October 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

  3. Mr Lungu,please just quit to save peoples lives.dont just get tired, go and no will ever miss your corrupt punk ass.

    October 6, 2017 at 6:31 pm

  4. My Lord and God, is wisdom so expensive? When it’s CK the orders to investigate him come out so easily. When it’s his ministers, he advices them to ignore the people talking about corruption. If its true that the ministers are clean, why don’t you use the same ACC to clear them? Why do you become the ACC for your ministers? May you do the same for CK sir….since you know everything…Wisdom here is saying, you are too quick to call for arrests of all those who are crying for the truth to be heard, why dont you be quick in the same way to call for the arrest of those who are accused of wrong doing in your party? If they are clean, they will be set free, and we will believe you, than when you choose to be their goal keeper…defending them, but others should face the law. Your law only applies to the opposition? Is law not supposed to be law even to you sir? How many laws do we have in Zambia? Which one are you using? I thought you were a parent..they say, as a parent never speak on behalf of an elderly child, and never speak on behalf of a dog…so any wise parent knows very well about this saying…..only foolish parents always speak on behalf of their grown up children….but they look foolish afterwards…if you have ears, listen and learn

    Goliath Mulambo
    October 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

  5. put all things in Gods hands and every problem will expire soon pliz we are all human and we cnt do it on our own bcoz our lord is the answer.

    whyz k
    October 14, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  6. The back stops with Lungu.CK made serious allegations on the Fire Tender Trucks which need to be investigated.The then Minister of Local Govt Kampyongo was accused of having been bribed with three Luxury Vehicles.Lungu himself is alleged to have received $5million.These allegations need to be investigated otherwise perception becomes Reality.U don’t need evidence. U need a Team of investigators to find why these Fire Trucks cost $1 million each and find out if the allegations are true. Kampyongo needs to account for the 3 Luxury Vehicles.CK alleged that Lungu is Mr Corruption Number One. So Lungu and Kampyongo should acquit themselves for the bribes.The Fish Rots from the Head downwards.

    October 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm


    October 31, 2017 at 7:46 am

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