Zambia President Edgar Lungu and Vice- President Inonge Wina have officially taken oath of office at a fully packed Lusaka’s National Heroes Stadium and have given their collective vision for the nation for the next five years after the disputed August 11 polls.
The leading opposition’s petition against his reelection was thrown out by the country’s constitutional court on technical grounds. Their bid to halt the inauguration of Lungu was also thrown out on Monday.
In his 43 minutes inaugural speech, President Lungu assured Zambia that he will leave the nation better than he found it.
He has warned public workers not to engage in any corrupt activities saying they will face the wrath of the law without protection.
“I will fight corruption. Engaging in corruption cannot equal the pride that comes from achievement through hard work.” – Lungu said.
He has also assured that there is no time for him to settle scores saying he has a lot on his table in terms of development.
The inauguration of President Lungu and Ms Wina was witnessed by some foreign heads of states which include Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Botswana’s Ian Khama.
Tanzania President John Magufuli was represented by his Vice President, Paul Dlamini, the Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland, Namibian Vice-President, Nicky Iyambo, Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima and Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto.