Katele Kalumba counsels President Lungu

Former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba
Former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba

Republican President Edgar Lungu has been advised to be careful and avoid making radical decisions that will result in him creating many enemies during the period he will serve as the country’s Head of State.

Former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba has counseled President Lungu to remain cautious of the short time he has before seeking re-election in 2016.

Dr. Kalumba has told QFM News that it is important for the President to keep as many loyalists as possible ahead of 2016.

Dr.Kalumba notes that this is especially that on his way to the presidency, President Lungu went through a highly contested process in the Patriotic Front.

He says this means that the President should also try to read politics within his own party before going into the 2016 general elections.

The former MMD National Secretary has further observed that the decision by President Lungu to appoint MMD Members of Parliament (MPs) in his Cabinet is a move which any political tactician would try to do.

Dr Kalumba says by making appointments of opposition MPs to his Cabinet, from two different regions, the President is in fact broadening his political support base.