Zambia: President Lungu Wraps Up Central Province Tour

President Edgar Lungu wound up his Central Province tour with back to back rallies in Kabwe town touching Bwacha and Kabwe Central constituencies.

President Lungu was joined with his usual team that had former Vice President Guy Scott, former Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Captain Austin Chewe and an assortment of opposition political party leaders.

And during the rally former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya urged the electorates to vote for President Lungu.

President Lungu said the Kabwe constituents should be wary of wealthy businessmen masquerading as messiahs.

He said that some aspirants for the August 11 elections had lost elections several times but could not let other people have a chance in their political parties.

“I am not boasting but my friends saw potential in me. I was in parliament… where I was a dark horse. I listened and prayed when my friends decided that I be the president. Even when Guy Scott removed me I obliged but the people decided and brought me back,” he said.

“But with other parties some people have been losing elections since 2001 and have not allowed others to have a chance. Kuluza sitilesa manje kaluzidwe (losing is not a problem but the way you lose,” he said.

President Lungu said the people that had criticized him that he had no vision had been shamed as he was carrying out late President Michael Sata’s vision.

He said the roads the party had completed were a manifestation of that vision.

President Lungu said Mulungushi Textiles will be fully operation by August adding to the employment numbers in Kabwe.

Source: Zambia Reports.