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President Lungu takes health check, transfers power to Vice president

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu arrives at Maina Soko Military Hospital for medical examination on Wednesday,January 28,2015

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu arrives at Maina Soko Military Hospital for medical examination on Wednesday,January 28,2015

Lusaka, 28thJanuary 2015—His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has today undergone two medical examinations at Maina Soko Military Hospital and Lusaka Trust Hospital respectively.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) leaves Maina Soko Military Hospital after undergoing medical examination on Wednesday,January 28,2015

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) leaves Maina Soko Military Hospital after undergoing medical examination on Wednesday,January 28,2015

President Lungu undertook a Baseline Health Parameters routine check-up at Maina Soko and attended the dentistry at Lusaka Trust Hospital. Doctors have given him a clean bill of health. His personal physicians interviewed him on Tuesday as part of the process that he completed today.

Meanwhile the Head of State has designated his authority to Her Honour the Vice-President, Ms. Inonge M. Wina to discharge the functions of office of President from Thursday, 29thJanuary to Sunday 1st February 2015, the period he will be attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Lungu signed the instrument of power transfer today pursuant to Article 39 (1) of the constitution of Zambia.

Members of the Press are accordingly advised that the President will depart Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 08:00 hours.

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Issued By:

Amos Chanda

SPECIAL ASSISTANT PRESS &PUBLIC RELATIONS

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