Zambian President, Edgar Lungu Sworn-in For Another Term in Office

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu has been sworn in as president of the southern African nation today. Lungu was declared winner of 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 yesterday.

Highlights of Lungu’s swearing in speech

1. Zambia must diversify its mono-economy, by that Lungu promises to wean it off copper.
2. Zambia to explore nuclear energy as part of its power mix
3. Need to indigenise science and technology research and skills base must correspond accordingly
4. Government to introduce radar based technology to monitor and curb road accidents.
5. Upped anti-corruption fight, “I will fight corruption. Engaging in corruption cannot equal the pride that comes from achievement through hard work.” – Lungu said.





Written by PH

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