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Lungu in Lesotho for PM’s inauguration

President Edgar Lungu

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
PRESIDENT Lungu is in Lesotho to join other leaders attending the swearing-in and inauguration of Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho,Thomas Thabane.
The President left the country yesterday and was seen off by Vice-President Inonge Wina and other senior government and Patriotic Front (PF) party officials.

He said in an interview with journalists before departure in Lusaka that Zambia and Lesotho are both aspiring for democratic governance systems and it is important to encourage each other.
“I think Lesotho has been facing problems in the past, and we are happy that they are finally on their feet and it is important to encourage them to go that route,” the President said.
President Lungu is expected back in Zambia today.
His travel follows an invitation extended to him by King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, with extra accreditation to Lesotho and Madagascar, Emmanuel Mwamba, said the ceremony will be held at Setsotso Stadium in Maseru.
On June 3, 2017, Lesotho held a snap election following the success of a vote-of-no-confidence against the government of Pakalitha Mosisili’s coalition government.
Consequently the country’s parliament was dissolved and elections were called to be held in 90 days.

 


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