This week in Zambia, you have arrest of opposition leader and also claim that another ppposition leader is in-charge of the rising prices, the inflation and the overall added expenses on the staple food: Maize.
However, we all know that is rubbish. Because, UPND Hichilema isn’t in-charge of any ministry or government portfolio. It is the Patriotic Front (PF) and President Edgar Lungu whose in charge of the mess created. It is his people whose not on guard and fixing the issues within the Republic. That is why the issues are there, because there is a need for basis and control from the state.
In addition, that the PF is attacking others and claiming their faults for their mismanagement. It is easier to point the finger at HH and UPND. Instead of acting reasonable and finding out why there is a growing inflation on staple-food and the need for price cap on Maize.
“On Sunday, the 25th of August 2019, the Agriculture Minister of Zambia, one of the most highly urbanized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Katambo said following a meet with millers, chain stores, stockfeed manufacturers and grain traders that they all had agreed to put a cap on maize price in order to keep the nation’s staple food affordable. On top of that, the Agricultural Ministry had also added in a statement that a ton of maize could be sold at a maximum price of $198.93 or 2,600 Kwacha ($1= 13.07 Kwacha)” (Sourav D. – ‘Zambia introduces price cap on maize (corn) amid farmers’ protest’ 27.08.2019, Financial-World.Org).
“Zambia’s headline inflation accelerates for sixth consecutive month in August, jumping to new multi-year high as food price pressures weigh. Despite the reintroduction of maize price caps, surging food prices may steer inflation to breach double-digit territory by end-Q3” (NKC African Economics, 30.08.2019).
“Lusaka Province secretary Kennedy Kamba told journalists yesterday the two directors recently invited United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema to coerce him into petitioning the Commission over alleged corruption in the government. Mr Kamba said those were some of the clandestine tactics the opposition and some public servants were using to discredit President Edgar Lungu and his government because they had nothing else to talk about as the government had delivered in all sectors. At the same briefing, Lusaka Province PF chairman Paul Moonga warned millers against conniving with the opposition to create artificial mealie meal prices and commodity shortages” (Charles Musonda – ‘ACC BOSSES EXPOSED’ 30.08.2019, Daily Nation)
The PF should consider their actions, because it is their lack of actions in time. That is the reason for the inflation on the staple food. If not their inside dealings, which has told stories to HH. It is not that he gets the truth from directors of millers.
Therefore, the state and the PF needs to look into itself and its shortcomings. If they want it for the better. PF needs to act upon that, not that HH or anyone else is questioning their actions. Since, his just doing his duty as an opposition. HH is not governing, that is what the PF does, if not they are not doing it well enough. That is why HH and the opposition is the scapegoats for the lack of due diligence from the government itself.
Seriously, something is up. I don’t know what it is or the reason for it. But there is something not sorted out. Because, an inflation and a price-cap on maize doesn’t come over night. Peace.
A huge fire is started by a small spark and the people of Sesheke are heroes and pace setters in liberating this Country from the jaws of poverty and corruption. Votes have defeated machine guns and pangas. The wise leave the stage when at least a few fools are able to clap for them. Never leave the stage when it’s too late for even fools to clap for you. Do you expect farmers that you haven’t given fertilizer to clap for you? Call for early elections, KK did that in the interest of the Country.
It’s clear that when people are stretched to the limit they do not only lose respect for you but become fearless too. The just ended by election in Sesheke should be an eye opener for PF to accept that people have had enough of nonsense and no amount of intimidation will stop them from liberating themselves. Sesheke today is the most famous town in Zambia.
The way PF has been conducting itself any wise leader should have foreseen that one day the will of the people will defeat the guns. People who liberated this Country did so with only stones against the blazing guns of the colonialist. When we say that people are not happy with the way you have looted this Country you don’t listen until you met the people of Sesheke with a clear message that enough is enough. God bless the people of Sesheke.
A similar thing almost happened in Ndola when you attempted to arrest HH. And if you continue being so careless you may just start something that will be too big for you to handle. The problem is that you are cheated by people eating with you the proceeds of crime and you conclude that Zambians are happy with your corrupt leadership. I have never seen a stubborn leadership like the one in PF. Yes, you have been weaving a web of deceit and very soon you will be caught in it.
Ba PF you know too well that you cannot win an election without violence and confusion and yet you want to dare people in 2021. As you continue covering your corruption you will just be committing more and more atrocities against the Zambian people, but very soon you will be answerable for your crimes against the Zambians. NALI KWEBELE TABULAPO.
We have said it before that the ending for any dictator is disastrous, and yours is not different. The dialogue and the Church that you are despising now, you will embrace it once in prison. Stop cheating yourselves that Zambians are very docile, all what Zambians do is to give you enough rope to hang yourself. The day will come when you will be saying to yourself that you wish you listened.
UPND – Chairman for Mines and Freedom Fighter.
Certainly, the recent days haven’t been good for the Zambian President Edgar Lungu, whose on the ride for his third term in power in the Republic. As he has had issues within the Republic. Within his own party.
This being Harry Kalaba MP, who has been expelled from the Patriotic Front (PF) on the 27th January 2019. Therefore, the PF has gone nuts, as Kalaba has resigned as MP from his constituency. This was done the 29th January as he would not challenge the expulsion from the ruling regime.
We know this is hurting the PF, as all MPs who are joining the party of Kalaba are called cockroaches and lack vision in life. That is what even written about them as the news was passed in the end of January 2019.
We know that this is hurting the Chief Strategist of PF and founding member Yosi Miti wrote this on the 1st February 2019: “Harry Kalaba’ s Departure A Good Riddance And It will Help to Expose Treacherous And Political Mercenaries In PF Who have been Working with him in the dark” (…) “Kalaba is just playing to the gallery he doesn’t truly believe in what he is preaching. We dont hate Kalaba as an individual but we hate his treacherous behaviour” (…) “Infact Dean was in his own class.Kalaba is just a good orator and that , no one can subtract from him but equally Nevers Mumba is actually even better than him. So this euphoria we are witnessing now will die a natural death soon as it is just a mere political drama performed to the hungry audience scavenging from the empty bins” (Yosi Miti, 01.02.2019).
When his former party is writing that quickly about him in this way. A man who they had no trouble having in the Cabinet, who served as Foreign Minister between March 2014 until January 2018. As he gotten expelled and resigned as MP, as he plans to stand as Presidential Candidate for the DP.
The Opposition has come in defence of the former high-ranking official within the PF, on the 3rd February 2019 with this statement: “ We are well aware that the Patriotic Front has woken up some long-forgotten politicians, from their political slumber, with the aim of trying to increase the number of voices that are advocating for a ZCID led dialogue process. The main purpose of these hired political elements is to muddy the waters and bring about confusion regarding this dialogue process, on behalf of the PF, without the PF itself getting its hands dirty” (PRESS STATEMENT – OPPOSITION ALLIANCE RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS BY THE PF ALLIANCE, 03.02.2019).
Clearly, the PF and Lungu are not used to this, that the they are back-stabbing each other and not only aiming at the opposition, whose usually in the way. The PF is really ambusing Kalaba, as the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on the 4th February 2019, that they have banned the Democratic Party. Meaning him standing as a Presidential Candidate for an illegal party by the law.
The PF is really showing their disgraceful tactics against a former ally. They cannot handle, therefore, calling him all names and attributed, while also, in the end. PF is also taking his livelihood.
The PF is really just showing merciless tactics and their despotic rule by doing this to Kalaba. If he was a nobody, a former comrade, then hey should know how to run against him. Not silence him. They are just cowards themselves who has to all legal means to stop the opportunity to have anyone of character running against Lungu in 2021, except of Hakainde Hichilema, the leader of United Party for National Development (UPND).
The PF are trying their best to divide and rule. They are using force and expecting Kalaba to just stand down, be bowing his knees and kissing the ring of forgiveness from Lungu. Because, everyone supposed to love ECL. Everyone is supposed to think like ECL and be behind him. Nothing else is to anticipate. In Zambia, everyone are his subjects and his servants. The ones questioning that, are liable for legal threat and trouble.
This sort of defence of the ruling regime and their acts is cult like, they are a self-obsessed tribe, whose seeing themselves as superior. Everyone else is foolish not to follow and trust their hearts, minds and political life in the hands of ECL. Because there is all solutions, they should not sway away from him and his ways. Surely, they are writing praises, songs and myths of ECL. As ECL are the saviour and mortal God, someone who nobody should dismiss or even go up against. He might look like a mere mortal, but he has a godly touch that you only taste if your part of the PF. So, don’t dare challenge that.
That is the game of PF: That is the game of Lungu. That is why they called it treacherous and called them cockroaches, which is really showing their ugly side. Their real side and their lack of protocol, when people differ in opinions and picks different ways in life. Peace.
PS: Kalaba shouldn’t believe if Shepard Bushiri told him, that he had a vision or whatever for him to become President in 2021. That was surely just to sell more anointing oil or get a bigger donation from the big-man. Surely, Harry should have kept his head cool and not gone out with that. As the Prophet is behind bars for fraud, which is not a good look, as the Political is happening.
PS II: The Story of Kalaba is far from over, as long as Lungu’s PF is in power. ECL might thinks this make him look wise and make him look powerful. PF and ECL looks foolish instead and uncertain about their power. When they have to play Kalaba like this. As he plans life outside the ruling regime. That is what this showing. This saga is not OVER. Kalaba will be there and as long as they play these games, his name will even hit international headlines. Just like it has done with their acts against HH. Peace Part II.
We can just wonder how and why these Executives, these Presidents are taking these high-risked loans on Infrastructure projects and other vanity institutions, without considering the implications, the cost of interests and the real time cost of the projects as a whole. As they are topping off one more loan with another. Creating a negative spiral and instead of gaining the income through proper taxations or donor aid. They are instead taking higher loans and hoping the future generations can pay it off. This while the Chinese government who borrows are awaiting return on investment and making sure the debt-slave, that they will repay their stocks and bonds, even as needed vital part of infrastructure, even mineral extractions if needed be.
There been warnings on the horizon that the aftermath of these jolly days loans would come to into the atmosphere. Now, that is a reality, as the Republic of Zambia are countering the Chinese and struggling to repay all the borrowed funds. It is really to the next level.
“Africa Confidential noted that although Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe announced that all Chinese projects below 80 per cent completion would be halted, President Edgar Lungu told Chinese nationals that all projects would go ahead as planned. “The Zambian government is supposed to be contributing 15% of its own money to the Chinese-financed projects. Meeting this commitment is testing government finances to the limit and taking precedence over social expenditure. Even though Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe pledged to halt all Chinese-backed projects that were less than 80% complete, on 11 July President Lungu publicly told Chinese officials in Lusaka that there would be ‘no disruption in the ongoing projects’ financed by China,” read the report.“Since President Edgar Lungu came to power, Zambia has signed off on at least US$8 billion in Chinese project finance. Over $5 bn. of this has not been added to the total because Zambia insists the money has not been disbursed, and more large loans are in the pipeline. Yet the finance ministry does not have the capacity, insiders say, to police, let alone stem, all the spending. In some cases, the financial penalties for halting disbursement on projects would outweigh the savings. Donor governments have offered technical assistance to bring the project debt mountain under control but have been rebuffed.”” (Lusaka Times – ‘China to take over ZESCO – Africa Confidential’ 04.09.2018).
When you read this and thinking, why did the President Lungu accept all this loans and didn’t he ensure that the state could arrange to pay it back somehow? Alternatively, did he just issue it without considering the implications, because he saw it as free money? Didn’t Lungu consider the refinancing and the costs of these loans?
Now there is reports that the Chinese will take certain infrastructure away from the Zambian government, as a way of repayment, an airport and even other things. That proves how dire the situation is, as the Chinese did the same in Sri Lanka and now does it Zambia. As it is proven, that if you don’t pay the bill-collector, something will be taken as collateral. That is evident in this case, as the rising debts and the spiral of negative sums are taking its toll. That because the President doesn’t care for the consequences and eats the defaulted debts.
Zungu is using the state to eat and the people are paying more, as they are working, but seeing the Chinese taking away their assets, because Zungu got “free” money to spend, while the results of these loans are not up to par. That is why this situation is dire. The costs are all put on the state, but the President don’t have to take any responsibility or care for the added costs. That is proven. Peace.