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Chief Mabumba Urges President Lungu To Ignore Doomsayers And Focus On Enriching The Poor

Mansa ~ Sun, 18 Oct 2020

By ZR Reporter

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has been advised to ignore his political doomsayers and continue to reach out to the poor in society who appreciate the massive support he is giving them.

Chief Mabumba of the Ushi speaking people of Mansa District in Luapula Province said this when the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multipurpose Empowerment team led by National Coordinator Evelyn Banda paid a courtesy call on him at his Palace in Lukasa of Bahati Constituency.

He highly commended President Lungu for coming up with his own cooperative with a sole purpose of empowering vulnerable citizens across the country.

He said that he is impressed with the ECL MPEC disbursement structure that will do away with the idea of giving handouts to people at the expense of sustainable tools.

“As a chief, I have always been against the idea of giving handouts to people because never has there been a time when the formula of giving people money ever worked anywhere in this country for a simple reason that it deprives the people of the much needed sense of ownership,” Chief Mabumba said.

The Traditional leader said that it is common in Zambia for people to politicize every good deed done by the President without taking into consideration the welfare of the poor people who stand to benefit.

He said that his subjects are ready to receive and implement President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s well thought out empowerment packages to soon be handed over to them.

And ECL-MPEC National Coordinator Ms Evelyn Banda encouraged the traditional leader to fully participate in the program which aims at reducing poverty levels of the people in Luapula Province .

Ms Banda told the chief that President Lungu is concerned with the poor living standards of the people of Luapula hence his decision to form the ECL Multipurpose Empowerment Cooperative, which will be used to lift Zambians out of poverty.

13 Comments

  1. Razor

    So is this not part of the handouts that you are against?

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    • MULEPUSANYAKO UTUNTU

      AKAFUKO KA BUNGA NA KA CAPITAL FYALIPUSANA BA RAZOR NA IMWE. NAMUFUPA?

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  2. Uchiha Madara

    They paid a visit to his palace???…even my piggery looks more cosy than that…and would you expect a chief who shares a name with a recently active adult performer to say something serious…bwana mfumu yanjala…

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  3. AMAFI MUCHOLA

    Ubuteko nga bwafilwa, abapina nabo, balatwalililila ukucula.

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  4. State House

    Bwafya bwa ba kote. So you people even if bashinga soop pa kanwa ninshi na mulya?
    Imwe naimwe stop embarrassing us by hiding the truth…..we are not living in a colonial rule we are democratic people…… not once you’ve received a K20 you start praising somebody for nothing. Tell him you need more than that…. see where you are living as a Chief and see where is living as a president. Can you even dare to compare the structures? Not even a quoter, now why keeping supporting wrong things?.

    Nowonder bekatila.

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  5. Next King

    Enriching the poor? At what cost to the future generation when such handouts have now landed us with a USD 33billion debt which will take a minimum of 50 years to repay!

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  6. Asoza

    The problem in Zambia is that once a leader is elected people begin to think he is a god. It is so shameful to see how well educated men and women kneel to greet him. Ultimately power goes to the head of such leaders and they begin to lose touch with reality. They begin to amass wealth which they forget will create serious problems for their families and cronies. Remember Mobutu. Bashir of Sudan, Gaddafi , Mubarak, Caseuscue, etc etc…chickens always come back to roost!

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  7. MULETASHA BA SWINE

    SOME PIPO RE USELESS. U VE RELATIVES WHO RE POOR & U DON’T HELP THEM. SOMEONE HELPS THEM U TALK SHIT, ATASE BA MUMBWE IMWE MULETASHA.

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  8. Asoza

    …that money is tax payers money! Do you thank an ATM for dispensing your money..wembwa we!

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  9. JMS

    Icridible, amazing,ridiculus, situation, God won’t forget the Malpractices being practiced in Zambia. If they are good or bad dids may the almighty react to it amen.

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  10. AMAFI MUCHOLA

    Asoza i think we togather in supporting development if you are not diffending ba MWANKOLE? who dont know whare they came from.

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  11. JMS

    Mulikikopo ba tata.development is what I saying is contribute much in education and health so that healthy and educated Zambians will be interested in investing in various departments.

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  12. JMS

    Mulikikopo ba tata.development is, but what I’m saying is to contribute much in education and health so that healthy and educated Zambians will be interested in investing in various departments.

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