Zambia President Lungu, VP Wina sworn in: Malawi’s Chilima represented APM

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.

President Lungu is congratulated  by Malawi  Vice-President of Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima
President Lungu is congratulated by Malawi Vice-President of
Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima

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.

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Cornwell Dangaya Mulenga
Cornwell Dangaya Mulenga
5 years ago

Zambia is a country on the move .This prezident is hard working and a man of action committed and patriotic to his country zambia.How i wish that Malawi could have a leader like Edgar Lungu

5 years ago

We want this a Peter. You have shown statesmanship in sending your deputy. Malawians need to commend you. Continue

5 years ago

Lungu is a gamble and resourceful leader, considering his Malawian roots it would have been fitting for Mutharika to attend the ceremony not delegating to his no2. Congratulations Lungu share us some unga and milisi.

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