Vote me out in 2021, Lungu tells Zambians

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President Edgar Lungu has told Zambians to vote him in 2021 elections when the country holds elections for the decisions he has made.

Addressing a Labour Day gathering in Lusaka this morning, May 1, 2017, President Lungu says if it is a wrong decision to increase electricity tariffs then Zambians should vote him out.

President Lungu who was still speaking when publishing this story acknowledged that the economy was not doing well. He said the economy will collapse if he will not increase the tarrifs by 75%.

“Its a very painful decisions to do but I have no option,” President Lungu said in response to Zambia Congress of Trade Union who advised him against effecting the increase.

President Lungu says the increase of electricity tariffs is non negotiable adding that his government will go ahead to increase electricity by 75% to save the county’s economy from totally collapsing.

He also said his government intends to create 200,000 decent jobs as the country awaits for the 500,000 job’s promised in 2015 and the recently promised 1, 000, 000 jobs.

This comes amid increase in essential commodities such as the price for the country’s main food, mealie meal.

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13 Responses to Vote me out in 2021, Lungu tells Zambians

  1. sad

    Mupuchi
    May 1, 2017 at 10:37 am
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  2. Kikiki no option.

    Emma
    May 1, 2017 at 10:48 am
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  3. Is he eligible to stand? has the constitutional commission made a ruling on this

    Kaleya
    May 1, 2017 at 11:26 am
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  4. Worst ever self proclaimed president!
    First, is he even eligible to stand?
    Zambia does not need you or PF period! Zambia needs to be governed by sober minded individuals regardless of their political affiliation and NOT bafoons who cannot even think logically, full of hate for others…..unbelievable!!!

    Zambian
    May 1, 2017 at 11:52 am
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  5. Of course he is bound to stay in power in 2021 unless free and fair elections are held!
    Most unlikely if the current dictatorial atmosphere is allowed to continue!
    See what has happened to Svangirai and Besigie of Zimbabwe and Uganda respectively. Exactly the same formulae is being applied by the PF in Zambia!
    Why do you think Mugabe sent those ZANU-PF junior officers and Mrs Mumbi Phiri is talking like that?
    And our judiciary is making sure the PF succeeds in killing the opposition!
    The Trade Unions are silent even after the Catholics have come out so well!
    Rev Pukuta Mwanza supports impunity and the evangelicals are in support! Shame on this motherbody called EFZ!
    The SDA says it is praying! It is good to pray but God needs people to act on his responses! Moses took the challenge to approach Pharaoh and make known God’s response to the cries of the Jews!
    And God was with Moses up to the end! The SDA can just make an appointment with President Lungu and submit a petition just as the Catholics have done! Are they so scared of being arrested that they cannot trust the protection of God? President Lungu may just be looking for someone like them to release HH and ease on the ongoing suppression of the opposition!

    Leadership is a serious matter
    May 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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    • All Zimbabweans and all Ugandans in Zambia must leave. Your Governments are supporting the distruction of our democracy. Zambians know what it is like to be ruled by a democratic leader. What we have now is a bunch of naive arrogant and ignorant individuals.

      Phiri Aaron
      May 2, 2017 at 9:01 am
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  6. So we will have a total of 1,700,000 jobs just like that? ???? Hhhhmmm 500,000 promised in 2015, 1,000,000 recently promised and an additional 200,000 promised today!! Great job and am sure poverty levels will drastically reduce.

    old madala
    May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm
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  7. Even that gap between his teeth is getting wider due to telling too many lies! And he thinks Zambians are so gullible. Don’t think we all pf cadres who believe everything that comes out of that wide gap.

    Paula
    May 1, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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  8. Anyway,this is what ZAMBIANS wanted yet we advised and told them about PF lead LUNGU GOVT of corruption,thugs,pompus party cadres/ministers,skyrocketing mealie meal/fuel prices day in day out with unstable economy,So the citizens should not complain

    Fwebantu
    May 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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  9. ECL is telling the truth and if u don’t like his frank decision don’t vote for him. vote for those economists who claim to be gurus in economic management but promise u free educationn free health care, free electricity,against the basic economics principles which do Not advocate For free things.

    The Laughing Philosopher
    May 2, 2017 at 7:24 am
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  10. How do you create jobs when you are increasing electricity which is one of the main drivers of the economy? I foresee job lay offs instead because many companies will suffocate with huge electricity bills.

    Songo
    May 2, 2017 at 8:55 am
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  11. Well meaning Zambians stop responding to these dull Arsonist, they are wasting our time. They are worthless. They are Bitter understand them, nothing makes sense to them.

    Don
    May 2, 2017 at 10:07 am
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