Edward OSCAR Jonathan Chpona Vasco Da gama
Marcopollo Kamwendo Munjila Global trotter Lungu (Credit: ZED
POLITICS IN PICTURES)
President Edgar Lungu is this week out of the country again
after spending the whole of last week in New York where he was
attending the United Nations General Assembly.
On average, President Lungu flies out of the country at least
once per week. The other week before flying to US, he was in
South Africa. Before that he was in Swaziland.
Yesterday, he left for Angola to attend the inuguration of the
new president of that country. From Angola he is expected to
fly to Congo DR.
President Lungu has been criticised for taking many foreign
trips which cost the country alot of money which should have
gone to needy sectors in a country where the majority of the
people live on less a dollar per day.
Some citizens now call him as Mobile President while others are
wondering as to whether he has an office at State House.
” MR mobile president, does this guy has an office or not? Does
he know how to use a computer? Am wondering so much, ninshi pa
state house pa baba or what? How many times has Edgar traveled
out from 2016? This man has embarrassed Zambia, even mugabe he
doesn’t just travel like that! Doesn’t he have minister who can
do simple jobs? Twasebana pa zed sure, kamwendo munjila sure?
Mwamona nomba putting people in power who doesn’t have any
vision. Look at him now? Yaba.” says Muyayaba Hadunka.
Another citizen Brian Sichula had this to say: ” Could there be
a problem with spending time at State house? Because the head
of state hardly sleeps there its either he is visiting a
province on ” developmental projects” or out of the country.”
Some critics say he is following the footsteps of his
godfather, former President Rupiah Banda who among other things
was kicked out of office in 2011 for reckless spending on
foreign trips and allegations of corruption.