Chipenzi Questions Lungu’s Turkey Visit
Macdonald Chipenzi has questioned President Lungu’s visit to Turkey, asking whether her has his priorities straight. Having only recently announced a ban on non-essential trips for government officials to try and cut costs, it seems somewhat hypocritical the President flew all the way to Turkey for the inauguration of a widely criticised leader – Erdogan.
“After backtracking on his own words that he would never travel abroad, President Edgar Lungu decided to miss the AU Head of States Summit in Mauritania which was making continental decisions, which decisions will also affect Zambia,” Mr Chipenzi said.
“Instead, the President sent his Vice-President, Mama Inonge Wina who has not even briefed the nation what was discussed or what was discussed was irrelevant to her and the nation for her to have remained mute.”
“Our dear President decided and found it important to attend an inauguration ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, a ceremony which is characterised with merrymaking such as drinking wine and other both intoxicating liquor and softies, dancing and making toasts.”
Chipenzi continued “Logically, in view of the President’s selective attendance of these international meetings, summit and ceremonies, which of the two events were our president supposed to attend-Inauguration Ceremony in Turkey located in the EU territory or the AU heads of State Summit in the African territory?”