The United Party for National Development (UPND) has received the proposed salary increments for cabinet ministers and top government officials with a deep sense of shock and dismay.

Party President Hakainde Hichilema said at a press briefing today that the proposed increments are a disgrace on the part of government in as far as the management of public resources is concerned.

Mr. Hichilema said the correct thing for government would have been to increase the salaries of the lowly paid civil servants such as teachers, nurses and police officers.

He explained that increasing the salary of a lowly paid civil servant by 15 percent does not justify increasing the salary of an already well paid Minister by the same 15 percent saying the move is an indication of not understanding the principle of fairness and equity in the distribution the country’s income.

He wondered why cabinet has decided to approve hefty salary increments for themselves when they have not implemented various developmental projects under the pretext of not having adequate funds.

Mr. Hichilema noted that government’s statement that parliament will make the final decision on the proposed increments is unacceptable saying under the current parliamentary procedure MPs are not allowed to debate matters which affect them.

He cited government’s refusal to increase the meal allowances and Salaries for University of Zambia students and lecturers respectively as an example of government’s unfair approach to the distribution of Zambia’s resources.

He described the proposed increments which include Ministers’ fuel allowance, vehicle sale, President and Speakers’ pension and gratuity as unacceptable and unjustifiable.

Mr. Hichilema alleged that government did not spend almost K1 trillion from last year’s budget in order to award themselves huge amounts of allowances at the expense of developing the country’s education, health and agricultures sectors among others.

Meanwhile, Mr. Hichilema says government should recapitalize the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) at a commercially viable level.

Mr. Hichilema told journalists at a press briefing today that the current National Agricultural policy is dismal hence the problems being faced at NCZ.

He said there is need for a more explicit and viable policy to improve agriculture in the country.

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229 COMMENTS

  1. HH is right. Ministers alaready have a confortable lifestyle especially considering that the majority of Zambians live in abject poverty. There is a need for equity and that principle has to be exercised by those people we have entrusted leadership in

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  2. Its really sad and dissapointing for the leadership to be so selfish and give a deaf ear to other pressing issues that they need to attend to. Look at the situation at UNZA. What are they doing about it? May be this is an exist strategy?

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  3. Kwena ichalo ichi chamuchishachinani eee…
    Students want increament, but they are owez told that therez no money.
    Teachers, no money!
    Lecturers, no money!
    Junior doctors, no money!
    nurses, no money!
    Mine workers, increament will negatively affect the economy!
    MINISTERS, increament is approved!!!!!!!

    chamuchishachinani ichalo ichi eee……….!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Tomorrow between 5 and 6 pm every concerned citizen is going to honk to protest against this plundering. Do it where ever you will be.

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  5. chansoni sana mwandi. they want more money so they can send more and more of their kids outside the country. more and more money so they can build themselves houses and lodges. more and more money so they can spend on rif rafs. it’s such a shame.

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  6. Those chaps should resign if the money isn’t enough.ministers are just drinking coffee in their offices.HH tell the cahps to watch your space !!

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  7. iam not a fan of HH but what he has said is spot on. It does not make any sense for ministers to have there salaries increased even by 1 percent. They have to serve the pipo of Zambia.

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  8. I am a univeristy lecturer who has already retired, but have not been paid my retirement package and still occupying UNZA house. Not only that I am forced to teach on contract basis while still waiting for my money. My first contract ended three years ago, no gratuity and passages. As result, I was again given another contract. How many contracts I am going to hold before I am finally given all my money. My friend resigned from the govt to join UNZa because the govt refused to second him to UNZA after having worked for 22 years. To date he has not been given the money he worked in the govt and has already finished his first contract with UNZA. Please give us our monies and we leave UNZA.

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  9. #10 your story is really sad reading indeed. People like you are the ones that really matter. What is the point of working for the country when the ending will be like yours. 1 trillion unused from last year. Can’t this govt do something for it’s people for once. Besides, if they used that money to pay you, they would have ended up with a motivated citizen do do more good for the country and besides a good chunk of your payment would go back to govt in the form of VAT, fuels taxes, etc. These ministers don’t even pay tax.

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  10. Can goverment do something about UNZA retirees/deceased’s families before they think of giving themselves those abnormal increaments. We are suffering.

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  11. I dont like this Tonga chap of not of cheap ilk- HH because he likes ridding on the back of others, more so that he is a politician. Now that politicians have entered this debate? I would rather watch and read from the terraces coz I doubt the sinceriority of their statements.

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  12. Tribalism aside, i think HH is the best man we have to lead.
    He seems untainted by corruption scandles and was not party to the 3rd term bid. For the sake of zambia i would give him my vote.

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  13. It is always the same in other countries. When it comes to hike perks for ministers and members of parliament, no obstacles, but when it comes to think for those who are doing the realjob, it is always a problem. This is why the president has refused to sign for the increments, I hope parliament will do the same.

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  14. The university is closed because of poor payment of lectures ,shame no increment for selfish people

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  15. “principle of fairness and equity in the distribution [of(LT please] the country’s income”. I like this statement. I am glad HH you did not attack the leadership through LPM of not understanding this principle, from what I have read I am glad you are discussing the Principle. I am not sure how this thing was passed in Cabinet but I would imagine it was by 2/3 vote and I would further imagine that some of the ministers that voted for are the same ones that are culprits in the 1 trillion kwacha saga. Well said HH. #13 you have come on the scene too late, this blog no longer discusses tribe, sorry sir wrong forum, secondly Mr Sata was the first to comment, saying Levy had rejected the increase.

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  16. 19: and others, You must be one of HH’s handlers!

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  17. Chaps like #13 should be slamed hard, we do not want any tribalism and it starts here. What issues you have be sensitive on this one – tribalism.

    HH is spot on. We are alot of pending disasters UNZA, Public Servants, outstanding projects, bad roads, etc.All these issues are waiting for money then they selfish pipo think of increasing their salaries coz the commander-in-chief is not in the office.Please, those who can honk, march, etc do it.Its high time politicians stop making business out of the peoples’ money.

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  18. 19: and others, You must be one of HH’s handlers! what is so tribal about mention what tribe HH is?

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  19. Go HH go go and fight for the masses. Do not be distracted by bickerings, you will never please all 12 million of us. Just do the right thing and be a watchdog for us the vulnerable.

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  20. does anyone ask how HH amassed all that money during the privatisation of your country… this guy is smart, he may not have been a politician in the Chiluba regime, but he benefited a lot from the sale of the parastatals. he is just rambling on, and yes i am tonga, from Monze too, Rusangu DNA runs in me… i know these things. too bad we have no one better to lead us

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  21. Prof do you find pleasure in the way you started your statement “I dont like this Tonga chap” that is just in bad taste, I wouldnot make reference like that to an individual even if I ddi not like them, especially in refernce to someone’s tribe where most of us do not make a choice to be, but again that is me.

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  22. “19: and others, You must be one of HH’s handlers! what is so tribal about mention what tribe HH is?” There is nothing wrong but when you precede it with the fact that you do not like a person by first making reference to his tribe, that takes a totally new turn.

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  23. #24 Mwauka bwanji a tonga, manji ba tonga bauka mu tulo! next it will be hehehehehe and buju watch this space!

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  24. #21..i think you are lost… go and find yourself…and thank you for realising that u need to watch from the terraces as that is where you belong..just a spectator coz your brains are too small to discuss important topics… u pathetic disgrantled chap…

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  25. for sure,we need real change to move our mother zambvia forward.we’re tired of mulya mweka daddy(MMD).Mike mulongoti and friends don’t loot the treasuries.Amuzwe,ZWA.

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  26. #29..what tribe are you…remember you are all zambians…you must be a very foolish chap to think your tribe is more superior than the others..Different cultures…but what we are discussing is the nation of zambia made up of different tribes..LuSAKA TIMES IS A ZAMBIAN site, so u wake up…useless chap

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  27. #25 if you pay me i will explain to you…seriously this is consultancy work i can do for you and others. The subject is on receivership and Liquidation.

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  28. #25 I think there will be no one worse than Chiluba, so anyone who is better than him I am sure can rule this country. I was in Luanshya in 1998 when Chiluba was talking to distressed miners, sweet talking them and then later handed brown envelopes which unfortunately were coming from a slush fund that Miyanda had defended in Parley as Veep.

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  29. No one has the mandate to dictate views of fellow bloggers here.This is a liberal blog.Denying the tribal stigma out of the Tonga of stamp he came on and a plunder conspiracies that left Luanshya miners and livington sun hotel employees in destitution will be hard for HH get seperated.He does not carry morality or its face value.He has been already been informed that the Binani mining and sun hotel gates records are being revisited and all details and consequencies will be in the public domain.BY Mwila HH’s accomplice has accepted the reliabilities for their criminal and immoral underhands.BY’s investments at most have already been forefeited out of court.HH should not think Zambians are dum

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  30. #36 very interesting information, I cannot wait to see this in the public domain.

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  31. No wonder you are anonymous, for your own information you should know that the fact that one supports a certain candidate’s ideas does not automatically mean they come from the same place. Both your contributions at 29 and 34 are very unintelligent and I wonder why you insist on things that will take you no where. Pls in your contributions do not address me coz we are at very different wave-lengths. However I hope that one day you will grow up to be rational and learn to support ideas before you focus on an individual. I do not apologise for being Tonga and supporting HH this time around. I supported Chiluba and I do not think I was Bemba then!!!!.

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  32. HH, you are right but why did it take you two weeks to state this. You wanted to determine where the political wind was heading. Sata said this right from the start and now two weeks later everyone says HH is the best man! Please! We deserve our politicians!

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  33. PLEASE WILL EVERYONE HONK TOMORROW – THIS IS SERIOUS!!!!!
    PREDICTION ARE YOU HONKING TOO???????

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  34. #37 What time do you work coz no matter what time i open LT you are found there! Are you one of those JOHN SOLYA UBWALI??

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  35. As much as the the constitutional office holders’ salaries are morally depressing, HH is morally a misguided chap to think he could survive the wages of crookedness with forensinc evidence in ruining of Luanshya’ Binani mines and Livingtone’s sun Hotel with impunity.Like BY,he should should just get ready for the wages of crime white, blue color or otherwise. I hope he will not start blaming politics to the conviction line.Francis Nkhoma the former BOZ Governor and Chairman of ERZ paid the price of stealling from Zambians.He is no peculiar to face what others have gone through.

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  36. I am wondering how far wide the message has gone to honk 2moro….I am afraid I might be the odd one out. I can predict a turn around from the government though….. There is enough pressure to make them think twice already. HH has spoken, so has Kavindela & Sata and also we the masses! We are all dismayed and appalled at such opportunism while the cat is away and asleep.

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  37. #39 Sata is always ahead, even on the Mining Taxes he was ahead, even On the medical board he was ahead, the only problem I usually face with Mr Sata is the new catch word “FLIP-FLOP”

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  38. Go go young HH and tell them the truth and nothing but the truth. Let those in leadership use the tax payers money wisely so that the majority of people can benefit in one way or another e.g. good roads, health facilities and proper education with highly remunerated teachers and doctors/nurses. A worker shouild feel that he/she is a worker not the slave wages for the majority and hefty salaries for constitutional offices. It is shame. HH tell them how best to handle the economy.

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  39. Ha ha ha I can see some people wish they were the law themselves, ha ha. Such hatred, if BY has accepted liability in the plunder with HH just allow the law to take its course. He will surely be brought to book, mudwalilepo na stroke and yet there is no money to fly you to South Africa. No thief will rule Zambia again. If HH is convicted as such then he is not an option. So chill my dear.

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  40. Anyone can say anything to get into office…. Lets not be naive. Its important for pipo to account for what they have now as that can give us a bit of insight on their character. Remember a leopard can never change its spots.

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  41. #41 beware!!! some of these chaps on this blog are sponsored by the gov to monitor and sensor political tonation. Information generated on this site is used strategicaly to nail down any raising opposition politician.

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  42. But people r so dumb on this blog.Yo hate for HH has blinded u to reality.
    How do u blame a liquidator if a company has been put under recievership? Stupid thinking # 36.
    Listen stupid,JES mining in Chingola was put under recievership and the liquidator is Willian Nyirenda on behalf of Stanbic Bank.Now how does William become a plunderer in this dumb head?
    Instead discuussing the subject at hand u divert to something that exposes yo mental defiecency na muzako mutengo waminga # 23

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  43. I have always been an adent supporter of Miyanda, but with the way emotions erupt here each time HH is mentioned I am beginning to think maybe there is something about this man, that both his critis and supporters see in him.
    for the supporters it looks like they admire him for obvious reasons, “Intelligent, Young, Vibrant, Not Vulgure in his speech….”
    I just wish his critics could give a convincing reason why they think he is not capable. Plunder of resources? The Task force wouldnt have spared him obviously.Tribal tag? No thats no reason for level minded persons. Personally, am beginning to slowly shift my attention to him, unless someone has a better reason to discredit him.

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  44. #46 and I am wondering how he has survived all this time without some people who behave like God himself (opposition leader name with held) would just play the age and tribe card to disuade people from paying attention to HH have not said anything about this “scandal.” I am sure some people are just fishing like I said I cannot wait for the information to come to public domain and HH is charged, prosecuted and convicted.

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  45. HH seems to be the best we have right now – and I am sure he can rise to the challenge of leading ZED!!

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  46. I like the passion people have for HH, but the reality is that he can never be president, not because I don’t want him to but because I know that he is not a crowd puller. This is Zambia, with Zambian voters.

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  47. #41, I simply multitask, its that simply, ati “john so lye ubwali” ha ha ha that is laughable. The last time I disclosed my livelihood I was bashed on this forum, so let us leave that to nature, maybe one day we shall meet and network properly not on this forum. You can take a leaf from me, I am selective on what IO comment and that collectively takes me less than 30 minutes if my time a day, thanks for your observation anyway.

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  48. Oh please give him the credit he deserves.This is want an oppisition leader is supposed to do – standing up for the people.
    #Patriot can you give me 1 politian on earth who has no case to answer? Even Tony Blair had shortcomings which he apologised for on his final speech because all of them are human.
    Stop judging someone before they even open their mouth.Let’s just face it he is standing up for the people’s rights(Regardless of your political affiliation).

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  49. HH will be a force to be reckoned with in the forthcoming elections whenever it will be held. Days of calculator boy ou under five are gone, any one who is aspiring for plot one must take this man seriously.

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  50. #50 you are puting me out of business…see my posting #33. Don’t tell people how money is made through receivership and liquidation for free. May be you and me can team up be like HH . There after people will be asking how EP and Wanzelu amassed such wealth…LOL

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  51. Caesar and Mwiinga spot on. Let those who accuse HH of wrongdoing produce evidence and while they are at it, can they tell us why the Task Force has not pounced on him?

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  52. #13, you are lost and continue to burry yourself in tribalism and see where it will take you. HH is the best man for plot 1, come elections, people will have no choice but to vote for him. He has proved consistent with what he believes in and does, above all, he is a visionary leader which Zambia needs at the moment. Pipo accused me of being a Bemba / Tonga as a reason y i support HH. They are wrong coz am pure Bemba and i work well with HH himself and the Party.

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  53. And # 41 just thinking, what makes you think I work while at the same time you think I am “John So”? I do not have the genius to reconcile the two statements.

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  54. now you are being realistic……honk …honk…and see if it works…if it does well done blogers. come HH govt…honking still continues…ofcurse,iam just being realistic

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  55. By the way Mwiinga, Caesar, Arsenal, Uwakwisano, Biggie, and many others, I like the kind of contribution you make to this blog. It is so refreshing!

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  56. Those increments are really abnormal. Now that we have been told that Parliament does not debate issues affecting itself what will the VEEP tell us about waiting for Parliament to decide. Its sad that both Hikaumba and the Post have been mute on the HIGH PERCENTAGE. If all got 15% it would have been understandable. In fact leaders since their pay is already high should have gotten between 5-10%. HH is right on and so is ba mudala ba SATA. I suspect one reason for closing UNZA was to avoid students demostrating over these increments. Remember in the old days UNZA students demostrated on issues affecting the masses.

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  57. Since the Post has a man on the ground in France, could they ask LPM (since he is in a perpetual stable condition) what he thinks of the announced salary increases? Who knows, maybe we’re all talking out of ignorance here and the president had given his approval from his ICU bed!

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  58. When crooks step into some moral crusade and they hijack it for political mileage, morality is lost and critical mass becomes a nightmare to build.Watch the space and let me be vindicated. Civil disobedience worked in the Mahatma Ghandi era.Its unattainable to none constitutionally circumventing issues.In the US the anti war movement burned out of cash, jobs and families. Cindy had to quit after lossing the husband, job and suffering emotional disorientation for years in vain to get Bush and the military industrial complex out of their interest.I wish you well.kindly come back and share with us your tales from your Mahatma Ghandi disobedience day. We’re here glued to these threads.Good luck!

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  59. Some one mentioned that sata is ahead of HH in all uterences.
    That may be so, but mr sata has too much rotten bagage from supporting FJT stealing. I for one would never vote for him. He is on record saying plunderers would be pardoned. He is also a stinking tribalist. As a worker he is 2nd to none. Miyanda was in bed with FJT on 3 rd term bid. Him zero.
    from what i see, HH is the best we have.

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  60. Ba # 51, you are not the only who is becoming a fan of HH, am too moving close to him. The man speaks sense each time he opens his mouth unlike my former Preseident and Party Sata and PF respectively. Am joining the HH campaign team for the betterment of my beloved country. HH needs the support of us Zambians alike and i’ve given him my support.

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  61. the guys in cabinet know that its campaign time no wonder they are eyeing hefty gratuities.

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  62. Don’t praise HH too much just keep on eating his money.What ever he has uttered has been spoken already.This is pure recitation.You guys, are you failing to campaign for this HH?

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  63. save us, Serve and not kill us!Magande just refused salary increment for auditor general’s office staff.he said pipo should just change the work culture.the wind fall tax is now running, but they can’t reduce our PAYE. we can’t feel the benefits becoz of the nosense our tax has not been reduced that much.we proposed to them that they reduce VAT to 14% like other countries in the SADC region,Magande didn’t have money. Where is he going to get the money for these salary increment?throw us into further debt? zambians Stand up and reject this injustice!

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  64. Can someone give me the contact for UPND secretariat and there Account #? I want to donate $25,000 to the Party towards HH’s campaign for the upcoming elections. Many other citizens should do so aswell if we are to reberate our country from plunders and failures who have led our nation.The youngman has finally got me!!

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  65. #67 actually the Levy is out of ICU and off the life machine, its only that speech & memory is a big problem as at now. Those guys in cabinet know all these details and they are hoping that the man doesn’t come back; forget about the talk of prayers, these guys are praying a different PRAYER.

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  66. 39. Kalampa – I agree with you.

    HH is saying these things about two weeks after Sata had already spoken and our old cowboy, Sikota Wina, had added his words of wisdom on the same issue. What was HH waiting for? To see where the wind was blowing before adding his own voice? I get the impression he is rather indecisive and opportunistic. He should have come out boldly and aggressively the first time this issue came out like King Cobra and Wina did. So why all this expression of praise for HH by some bloggers even when he is clearly a John – come – lately on this issue??

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  67. #40 keep the momentum i would join you tomorrow if i found you blowing it, encourage many!

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  68. #72 dont underate us (pesonally myself) because am a serious campaigner for HH and UPND and we are working as a team.Am inviting you to come and jion us as we campaign daily.We are volunteers. Come to the secretariat but dont expect a salary.

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  69. Can everyone honk tomorrow… Please do not allow these people to get away with this. Honk everywhere

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  70. For once we have spoken one voice with HH. Ladies & gentlemen this is a very serious matter which deserves serious and timely intervention before it goes too far.
    Its here time these greedy insensitive minions hard our voice.
    LETS ALL UNITE IN HONKING TOMOROW.
    REMEMBER UNITED WE STAND, DEVIDE WE FALL!
    TOGETHER LETS FIGHT FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA!

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  71. What is so special to praise about HH’s statement? He is simply reinforcing what other Political Heavy Weights like SATA has already said.
    Whenever HH opens his mouth, people on this blogg start praising. Sometimes I wonder what you praise.
    Lastly whoever brings in Tribal comments, please do not respond, just ignore he/r.

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  72. #76. Prediction, thanks for that input. Indeed, I suspect you’re right, in fact all these frantic calls for ever more prayers are in fact intended to get the opposite results! They do not want the man back! However, isn’t it a tragic reality of life that the same under-paid, ill-equipped policemen everyone is trying to advocate for improved salaries and conditions of service will be used by those in power to brutally put down any semblance of opposition and/or demonstrations to the salary hikes?

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  73. Masha-Dubai # 75,

    But you are a US $25K yourself and your mother and father are still using a communal pit latrine and some shrub leaves during the call of nature. If you donate yourself being that figure what will come of you? A UPND chamber for all in campaigns?What happens after another MMD rehearsed 5 year mandate? Welcome to politics of power.

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  74. Hats off HH, you are slowly growing up. Just tell your followers to stop being too tribal. Some of us, LPM freezed our salaries last year at a Rally. We also need an increament.

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  75. ABASH POLITICAL MASTABATION!
    ABASH ECONOMICAL SABOTAGE!
    ABASH MASS IDIOSITY/LUNACY!
    ABASH MULONGOTI & KATELE WA NDOSHI!

    VIVA UNITY AGAINST BROAD DAYLIGHT ROBARRY!
    VIVA HONKING VIVA!!!

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  76. HH wochamo! hanjika awa atu keshikwivwa.

    Zambians is the green ribbon still functional? I miss those days of the fight against injustice (third term).

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  77. # 77. Max and 39. Kalampa
    Elections are near, we are now making up our minds. All some of us are saying is that HH seems to be the best we have. Who do you support as a alternative ? since you seem to be writing off HH.

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  78. HH is off timing like we say in auto mechanics! we needed his bold view along time, ago now it is too late.His sentiments carry no weight.i agree with some bloggers above

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  79. 100% CORRECT ESK!
    THESE *****S KNOW THAT LPM IS NOT COMING BACK AS HEAD OF STATE AND WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LOOT ALL THEY CAN BEFORE ANOUNCING THE TRUETH ABOUT LPM’s
    ILLNESS.

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  80. Guyz honestly , can HH disclose how much his last salary Was as head of that Tonga biased audit firm.A minister is part of the Executive of the nation, the guyz work hard to secure ur bellies and security of the nation and in return chaps like Mwiinga keep insulting them-hey shame.Indalama pa ndalama, just work and become one-hey wait a minute does this salary increament got to Hon Ndalamei, Hon Mubika -Mubika and Hon Vera-Food for thought.
    HH and his minion Charles Kakoma are plunderers too.
    Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda for President,u guys check out this son of the soil on google-u will forget ur so called HH.Go KKM,2011

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  81. # 25,36,42 and others you make me ashamed of being zambian sometimes you are on the internet for christ’s sake google it up. you may serve yourself the embarrassemnt you are doing thinking that one of us has the time to teach you how change-Management practitioners and liquidators work. apart from just learning how to type read a book for goodness’s sake and teach us a thing worth learning. tired of of speculation. Meanwhile HH Sata and Enoch K are all correct, we are one people with the same challenges. Every body fix your horns and lets Honk at 5.

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  82. #92 It’s never too late to do the right thing. HHs’ comments couldn’t have come at a better time.
    It does not matter whether the man is only trying to gain political millage, the bottom line is that this is something every well meaning ZEDIAN should joinin and condanm in totality.

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  83. Warning to all those chaps intending to strike. Be sure to close your windows as my boys will pump bullets in your tribal heads and buttocks. Why honk. These salaries are meant to enable these honourable men perform their duties diligently.

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  84. #97 If they have failed to perform at the already huge salaries and allowances they get what makes u think they will perform @ K35,000,000! If anything they will be too busy travelling to and from Europe buying expensive clothes for their children at the expense of my tax money which should be used to develop our hospitals and universities.
    wake up IG!

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  85. HH is just politicking, He knows that Ministers salaries have not been increasing at the same pace as civil servants. Am not suggesting that civil servants have had huge increments before but merely arguing that the salary of Ministers was once high but did not increase while the civil servants salaries had some gradual increases. It is my argument therefore that Ministers salaries should also be increased bearing in mind that Ministers are not volunteers but very senior government workers. HH equally knows that his forth coming government will not comprise volunteers but professionals that will depend on the position to earn a leaving according to a status of a Minister.

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  86. Its not that I dont support HH bcoz he is Tonga NO but bcoz he is immature and a coward. The reconciliation of Sata and Levy was a discomfort to him why? When he was suposed to be hapy and strengthened. His comments on the pay rise are good but he waited for other people to comment! COWARD. I dont support Sata but I think he is more courageous and well informed. At the moment, we have a leadership crisis in our country. Unless HH matures, he will NEVER lead Zambia!!!

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  87. #94 “HH and his minion Charles Kakoma are plunderers too.” in a few words, come home if you out of the country, be real if you are in Lusaka, MMD since 2001 has been one man Government with a few externals like Magande. Magande was UPND remember and between you and me LPM had to consult Mazoka before appointing peter to get permission, it is that simple. “HH and his minion Charles Kakoma are plunderers too.” proof please, do not say thibsg for the sake of saying them, if stating the truth is equivalent to insulting, then I am guilty as charged.

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  88. Is there no salary scale to help us know who is to get what and when one is to expect an increase and also what will determine the percent apart from basing on the annuals.

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  89. “as head of that Tonga biased audit firm.” I asked this question some time back and no one provided an answer to the effect that GT is tonga biased, so Mr/Mrs Munee evidence please, you only change a fact with another fact.

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  90. As my closing remarke, guys watch this youngman, I have lived long enough to know the politics of this country. One last thing, listening to him on let the people talk, he received well over 20 calls and only one (1) was against him, I am not a statistician but I fully appreciate the law of averages!

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  91. #100 you are right.I like hh but i equally think he is a coward.he is not ready to lead.Most times he waits for others to comment and then comes out.A president needs to make quick and calculated decisions.

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  92. HH is telling us the true. We should have our eyes open otherwise those we up in power will always want to enrich themselves. How can they increase their salaries while the country has a lot of people leaving in poverty.

    Fuel crisis is affect everyone in the world today, worse for the low class. Increase BC for students studying abroad also.

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  93. Iwe #36 you just hate HH he has got nothing to do with workers at sun hotel i worked there he is a board chairman yes but he has no voice in the running of that hotel.and you have not worked for a South African company i wish you knew how the guys are. He soldthe then Musotunya intercontinental and those workers were paid handsomely PLEASE TAKE HH OUT OF THIS.!!!!!!!!

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  94. There is currently a virus in circulation by mail. It looks like a link from CNN and has the subject: CNN.COM – Daily top 10 or something like this. So if you receive one please delete it.

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  95. #94 Munee
    I am hearing of this Dr. Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda from you & i have checked out his profile he is really an accomplished scholar,lawyer & businessman but has he declared his political intentions or are you just trying to tickle him to go into politics,personally i think he has the right qualifications but off course it’s up to him to make himself available for the job just like Prof Chirwa who was intimidated by MMD bigwigs & has now almost gone into oblivion,maybe some of these over-qualified people are better off in strategic Ministerial jobs.

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  96. 113 Mwinga, pls Mwinga. Let it sink in your big o is it small mind that HH is a baby by zambian politics. He is too straight forward, frank and speaks a lot of sense and my friend i am afraid to tell you that this is not the language marketeers, gonenas, loafers and bus station residents understand. What they understand is chibuku, chitenge and extension of markets and free trading on streets none of which is not in HH’s vocabulary. Until HH starts lying and insulting he will not stand a chance in our political landscape. For now he is lost my dear.

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  97. what do you expect if only *****s rule the country,when the cat is away the mouse rejoices.Not until you boot this guys out or may be the they know there days are numbered.

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  98. 94, 116, lets leave accomplished academicians where they belong-researching and lecturing to the ignorant masses in the universities, not at Plot 1, please napapata.

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  99. I think the difference between HH and Sata with regard to reaction time to issues is that Sata is emotional and reacts immediately without thinking. That’s how he called for LPM’S medical board but now says LPM will be back soon. HH is patient, he reacts after thinking and gathering information, though his analysis is usually devoid of depth. But both men have odds against them in terms of leadership.

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  100. No doubt HH has a point, people like Prof #13 should be Saki people weather you like it or not HH will get our vote, And you chi prof #13 where do you even stay,You are the chaps that don’t even vote.

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  101. #121, you couldn’t have put it any better. On one hand we have a leader who lacks political tact and often suffers from verbal diarrhea and on the other hand we have another who takes his time to issue often statements and opinions. Both of them are lacking in the leadership category. For those of you who are pointing fingers at each other on the issue of tribalism, both of them are guilty of having employed tribal politics to get where they are. Lets call a spade a spade people, whatever your political preferences are.

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  102. Ba Mwiinga I used to ejoy your analysis , but not until I have now seen that you are a blind follower of HH who is like Gordon Brown. Good as exchecquer but bad as a politician. Problem with this blog is that you think intellect equates to Presido and thats why names based on education or corporate career are being floated. Politics is all about lingua..speech.Fortunately the percentage of voters represented by the likes of bloggers is only 5%. The real voters are the ones that understand the language Sata speaks (common man) and you ..the 5% or baMwiinga type..only reason with pretenders (not contenders) likes HH, Chirwa and others. Mark my words..SATA is the next Presido..

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  103. Cairo road your analysis is misguided. People like Sata should not come anywhere near state house. Besides, he has struggled enough and for a man with undisclosed education level, he has achieved enough. Additionally, he already has a heart problem, we dont want another supsense!!!

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  104. 129 those politics you are describing are of the old school which whose architects and supporters like yourself should have no platform in the 21st Century. We need managers not poets!!! You should have learnt a good lesson on basing your decision on lingua – The Chiluba Nightmare!!! Sata is a thug and there is evidence on what he did during the 3rd term bid and he will never be the preisdent of Zambia – sorry to tell you the truth!

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  105. and you #128, your name suits you!!! Goodle LPMSC and you will see pictures of him or go to youtube!

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  106. 129 ba Sata has already had a go at being stable. Please, give us a break, no sicknesses and loud mouths at statehouse,only educated up to degree level and sober characters, amsure this rules out lots of non starters like ba shikulu ba Sata

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  107. HH will be the next president. This guy can think.

    All the MMD and PF Cadres, i would like to see how you are going to justify the increments and demonize HH.

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  108. That LPM chose to pick a UNIP veep(RB) shows that he did’nt(and still does’nt)trust the MMD.That these looters should try to give themselves an increment which LPM himself disapproved of,justifies the distrust.If LPM DID NOT TRUST HIS OWN PARTY WHY SHOULD ANYONE ELSE TRUST THEM AND THEIR ‘UP-DATES’?
    SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY FISHY!GOD HELP ZAMBIA!

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  109. #25. Chengelo Alumni

    grow up.

    TIME TO STOP YOUR JEALOUSY

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  110. Some of you folks are a source of worry to the role of this Generation.Realistically i spot very few people here who come out vested and reflecting useful clout,masterly and good footage in power political dynamics.We are narrowly perceptive than sharing views on proses of real clear politics. Otherwise, the likes of Michael Bloomberg,Bill Gates, Warren Buffet,Carols S,and Ramaphosa would be ruling.Most analysis is seriously flautd & of low trail mostly wanting.Don’t know if ever there is strategic thinking involved in identifying leaders and i doubt if most bloggers understand public office leadership traits.More confusing are folks here in denial that HH is not a public office leaders.

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  111. I challenge anybody comfortable with debating public office leadership attributes to objectively take me on the argument that HH is not a public office material and will not pass the threshold of opposition political leadership.

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  112. I have been trying to reach Dr.Neo Simutanyi, Dr.Mpuku and Mutesa to be acquinted on the UNZA curriculum as regards leadership development studies if there is any.I presume most bloggers here passed through there. In the West, programs such as Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration,and law sock their Graduates in Leadership development, constitutional and ethics subjects before Graduaion.They understand leadership,social movements and critical mass creation.

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  113. #141 Pragmatist, it just shows your ignorance about politics and leadership.It doesnt mean that only those that studied leadership courses can be Presidents! For some people it just comes naturaly and it depends how one carries or presents himself on issues. Dont you know that even a mechanic or agriculture expert can be a president!!

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  114. what a nation of f#*k*ng plunderers. All government *****s born in hell. Meanwhile you expect the ordinary people to continue suffering on the little they get per month? what does a policeman or teacher council worker get? This administration shall come to pass. Curse you to f#*king hell you imbeciles. You politicians can all suck my d.i.c.k.

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  115. Shameless #13. You are so selfish and tribalistic. What makes politics, especially when you are in opposition? Isn’t taking an advantage of any issue which the government is ignoring like this particular one in Zambia? Obama and McCain are campaigning on issues that Bush has failed to address. I now doubt your intellect. The issue at hand goes beyond politics. It touches on several areas of human endeavours. You think if you were taking your LLB course now, with financial problems that have besert UNZA, you would have graduated as scheduled? Shallow minded ‘Professor’.

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  116. I think I will support HH for presidency. He looks serious. Sorry for being against him in the past. Viva HH.

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  117. #97 the headless chicken.some of these people sending comments are definately not normal.its even a sin to go into details.thank you.

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  118. #97 the headless chicken.some of these people sending comments are definately not normal.its even a sin to go into details.thank you.

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  119. you should think for mother zambia,HH is thinking about zambia’s future so be to all well meaning zambians.Don’t turn black eyes on real issues affecting us all,let give support to HH FOR REAL CHANGE to better mother zambia.

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  120. #129, please continue enjoying my analysis, my political beliefs do not blind me, I see the silver lining in every cloud, it has become apparent that you support Mr Sata and I will respect you for that, the literacy rate in Zambia is over 80%, and the definition of illiterate zambian has changed, watch this space again, let us not differ because of political belief, I still have imense respect for all bloggers irrespective of who they supprt for me 70% HH.

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  121. HH should tell us how well he paid his Trainee Auditors and Audit Seniors at GT , then he can talk. He used to milk the Auditors off , today he should cought and everyone says his the man , what hypocricy!!!!!!!!!

    GT remains the lowest Audit paying firm even today.

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  122. By KANGWA MULENGA

    GOVERNMENT has described the criticism from United Party for National Development (UPND) on proposed salary increases for Cabinet Ministers and other constitutional office holders as mediocre.

    Chief Government spokesperson Mike Mulongoti said it was sad that political party leaders were criticising the proposed salary increases without a clear understanding on the matter.

    Mr Mulongoti urged political parties and other stakeholders to research on how constitutional office holders were awarded salaries before criticising government.

    He was reacting to the UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, who accused government of being greedy and not worrying about the high lev

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  123. By KANGWA MULENGA

    GOVERNMENT has described the criticism from United Party for National Development (UPND) on proposed salary increases for Cabinet Ministers and other constitutional office holders as mediocre.

    Chief Government spokesperson Mike Mulongoti said it was sad that political party leaders were criticising the proposed salary increases without a clear understanding on the matter.

    Mr Mulongoti urged political parties and other stakeholders to research on how constitutional office holders were awarded salaries before criticising government.
    What do the bloggers say?

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  124. Ka Mulongoti nik nyandule chabe…when LPM comes he shud be fired…a nominated MP….representing who?

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  125. Health should be considered as a serious factor in choosing the next president. Though it is tricky to judge someone’s health, as an electorate wishing the best for Zambia, do your best.

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  126. ‘A vulture takes advantage of the hyenas’inattentiveness.’-

    An extract from a national geographic documentary. What a parallel to the discussion context!

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  127. A hyena will pursue opportunities for free meals days on end.

    The Vulture on the other hand only appears when there is a kill.

    The hyena is an opportunist but a vulture not exactly so.

    I cant think of an appropriate word to describe this type of scanvenger.

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  128. On the other hand we have the masses of preys (voters and general populace) availing themselves sincerely and innocently to the lurking predators and scavengers.

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  129. The monkeys, very agile and clever keep themselves safe from some predators. Now and again a shout or two signalling the presence of an intruders keeps the clan safe.

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  130. One would wonder, why are the prey so availing, so willing to be ravaged so to speak by the predators? An echo from obscurity is heard- the circle of life, the circle of life, the voice ebbing away in the distance. Another voice is heard much closer now, the enlightened ones say – fittest they are, weakest are not.

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  131. No we have chickenout bcoz of threats from IG. Actual we are suppose to hoot at 17.00 – 18 hrs pm zed time.

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  132. Lions we are and forever will be. Privelaged and unchallenged. We have no equal foe to match our strength. We can afford to laze and kill the day with boredom. The night we rule, after wards the cleaners (vultures and hyenas) take responsibillity over the left overs of our spoils at no bidding of ours. What a privilege!

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  133. You who are calling others cowards, I have never heard of your courage, where is your courage?

    Most Zambians are cowards and docile.

    I cant even blem the croup of leaders we have in this country. (We have the type of leaders we have, because we deserve them).

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  134. A vulture will ever be a vulture nothing more. A hyena a second rate intruder, monkeys up the tree, a roar of supremacy what can one say.

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  135. Pragmatist

    My friend. It has been long. Still supporting MMD as I can see. I feel I will try to challenge some of the issues you talked about in your posts.

    You said HH is not presidential Material, where did you get that perception from. I feel HH is very much presidential material because unlike some people who smoke their way to making statements (Michael Sata), he actually makes his statements based on the constitution.

    Also, HH talked about instead of increments that are being proposed, why not increase govt workers salaries (i.e Teahcers, Nurses, Doctors, etc).

    Tell me that is not someone thinking for the country.

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  136. cont…

    What I did notice from your posts is you did not tackle the issue being talked about, but rather you attacked HH.

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  137. HH is a good man but where politics are concernd, I think he is too Immature. He has never been a mayor not even a councilor, how can he manage to lead the whole nation? He is still young in politics.

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  138. why do you bloggers worry so much about the next president? whether it will be HH or any other character, it will be one person at a time.but are you guys doing n-thing for mother zambia? i mean we should be possessed (for lack of better word)with a burning desire to make a significant contribution to the development of our peaceful country.
    it is saddening to see and read that even professors are rooted in this tribal issue. when are we gona wake up and realise that pa Zed there about 72+ ethnic groupings!! we are sick of this issue. some of us are proud that Zambia is blessed country with so many of us from different cultures but we are enjoying peace.
    wake chaps and do something for zed

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  139. Hey Iam just counting hours before I go hooooooonking!!!!!

    Honestly as a lot of people have already analysed, these guys are already previlaged with extremely good conditions- personal to holder, fuel, driver, free accomodation, free medical treatment abraod, sitting allowances during paliament sitting, workshops, extensive travelling abraod meaning more allowance. They dont even touch their salaries because allowances plus other donations from so called investors and crooks are enough to survive and build mansions. And more do they want?

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  140. I repeat i will ask my boys to scatter your soiled asses if you dare to hoot. My boys have been given new magazines filled with bullets made from freshly dug konkola A grade copper. So they will be at manda hill, adis ababa and everywhere.

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  141. From the way Kambwili of PF reacted to the insinuations that the person vandalising and looting of the railway and sleepers of the line between Ndola and Luanshya was in the house, its clear he is the stinking thief stealing the sleepers. We all still recall the reaction of Levy’s nephew to allegations of some parliamentarians turning parliament motel into a sex turn only for him to turn out being the worst culprit. The fools called MPs in Zambia are so predictable, stinking creatures of habit they are.

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  142. I 100% support your right to honk. I however do not agree yet with the reasons for honking,

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  143. .The naivity of the pipo on this blog cant come out any clearer.That is y u rate HH s chances so high.And for ur own info issues of tribalism inUPND came out unsolicited from the party s members when debating Mazoka s succesor.Only a naive person can term one reminding u about ur history asthe tribalist.

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  144. Just sit in front of a minibus and hook. The shout ‘No ubupupu ba Minister mwaliwina kale’.

    #179 and 177, I know you are sons of ministers studying there in the UK using my Tax money. Thieves.

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  145. ZAMBIANS WE MUST NOT ALLOW THEM TO INCREASE SALARIES FOR THEMSELVES ONLY! I CALL UPON ALL ZAMBIANS TO SAY A BIG NO! TO PROTEST IF NECESSARY. GONE ARE THE DAYS OF APAMWAMBA’S USING TAX PAYERS MONEY.

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  146. Bushe honking ekulisha hooter bati? Ngefyo twalachita efyofine, twachula pafula. Twalalisha ba wistle.

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  147. Watch tonight’s evening muvi news, the only community tv station and watch by the majority of pipo in lsk, you will get ‘THERE WAS HOOKING IN LUSAKA’ news as headlines and tomoro morning LT will carry it as the headlines on this blog and you pipo in dispora will blog on the sames news until doomsday. LIFE GOES ON!

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  148. Those in the diaspora should just pee in their master’s cups at exactly 1700 hours to show protest. Anyway the amendment has alredy been passed without any single opposition.

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  149. #172 I disagree with you on saying that HH is immature because he has never been a councillor.Why don’t you also consider Obama who was just a junior senator but has emerged as the people’s favourite?Don’t forget Microsoft/Google had no experience.
    Personally I think given a chance either of these (HH or Prof Chirwa) will navigate our country to higher level.They both understand economics very well,both have performed well in their respective fields and both have a passion to lead this country.On the issue of the common man syndrome ,we need someone to get our country back to a middle income state.Zambia is NOT poor.We have natural resources which if managed properly can make us prosperous.

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  150. Civil servants and all other government workers should start saying:

    Ya Ya Ya for the whole day like ministers in parliaments.

    I guarantee thats when an increment will be effected like theirs…

    It starts with me me Ya Ya Ya!!!

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  151. just woke up at 11.55am? cool. unless you are not on the zambian timezone, you must have a very good life. or you are just on vacation?

    Anyway, no real latest on this thread, just people exchanging unpleasants about hate for HH’s tribe.

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  152. Zakaze!!! uuuuhh uuuuhhhh

    Anyandule a bweza ziko latu aha x 10

    Anyandule a bweza ziko latu aha x 10

    Anyandule a bweza ziko latu aha x 10

    Sing!!!

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  153. It is unfrtunate that people who do not support HH do not come up with convinving reasons for their dislike for him. This is not to say every must support him. But the essence of contributing to this blog is to exchange ideas. All I see are people questioning his wealth, putting a tribal tag on him on account of Mwanajiti and Madyekuku’s irresponsible utterances or claiming he is immature. All these do not seem to hold water as they cannot be substantiated. We need factual issues so that we can make informed decision about the future of our country. We the enlightened must be the ones to charter the way forward for our country and help those who cannot make rational decision see sense.

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  154. # 182 We are not naive becoz we state our admiration & support for HH based on the superior qualities he possesses above his competitors. Who & what do you stand for yourself? Give an alternative & we shall rate their attributes against those of our preferred choice.

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  155. Today’s post had a picture of the first lady and her mlamu without the President. What is so special about them to the nation. The nation is interested in the update of the President in hospital. Those pictures do not add any value at all. How is our President feeling of late. Please update us.

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  156. #197, that is the post for you, when we criticise it, people think we are malicious. I was also looking for a story about that picture, but hey, they are the Post.

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  157. I wish to echo Mimi’s view by adding that the UPND are the only party that have so far taken action against perpetrators of tribal politics within their ranks such Madyenkuku & Mwanajiti who have both left the party (the former went back to MMD, his sponsors while the latter is pursuing a quiet existence). The quota system also helps to eliminate the dominance of one party over the other in the party. The socio-economic policies of the party are the best. Magande borrowed some of them such the free education, fertiliser subsidy etc. These are some of the reasons I support this party.

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  158. You guys just talk and confuse each other. Who is the best for Zambia ayi? The one who wont be stealing or the ones!!!

    Who is he? who are they?

    How do they get into the Gov?

    Lets wait for PARADISE. I guess the answer is YESU! What do you thnk DIASPORA?

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  159. I should say; it is pleasing to see the unity being shown by all those that have not just expressed their disapproval of the proposed increments but have now decided to show that they mean business by taking action (by honking). And as Bishop Lungu has said in today’s Post edition “it’s time that our people have to deal with these issues themselves”. Ladies and Gentlemen; we definitely need to do just that for our country to develop further. Let’s make 888 a day to remember by seriously honking between 17:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs. Am sure most of you will agree with me that the money intended for the increments can be directed to other good causes. Takeaction888

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  160. #194 Your Song cont..

    ngombe ilede wants the presidency x 3
    ngombe ilede wants the presidency x 3
    ngombe ilede wants the presidency x 3

    CHORUS: ha ha ha ha ngombe ilede x 10
    ha ha ha ha ngombe ilede x 10
    ha ha ha ha ngombe ilede x 10

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  161. #25 Well said my fellow Zambian,I have noticed on this site that most people who favour our beloved HH forget to ask about how whilst working for ZPA managed to enrich himself so quickly.Chiluba was the President of Zambia,YES, but HH was the man in the fore front when Parastatals were sold for peanuts.Today every blind follower of HH sweeps that under the carpet and piles all the blame on FTJ.HH was given a chance to help Zambia,he failed,sold companies for peanuts and came out rich.He is also a thief,HH,FTJ and so on all let Zambian people down.What about the Lima Bank House?HH is just as corrupt as the others!

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  162. Anonymous, did you ever go to school? this chorus you have sited should be sang at your grandmother’s burrial. stop insulting tongas why do you hate them????? whether you like it or not HH is the state house hopeful no other than him

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  163. fellow bloggers. politicl leadership is not predicated on level of education or intelligence. It is determined mainly by the ability to gather around you people with the skills to run government and the ability to convince the general populace that you can lead. If it was all about degrees and doctorates then over 80% of people who have been head of state or government would never have made it. Abe Lincoln considered America’s best president Failed in business at age 21.Was defeated in a legislative race at age 22. Failed again in business at age 24.Overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26.Had a nervous breakdown at age 27. Lost a congressional race at age 34.

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  164. Lost a congressional race at age 34.
    Lost a congressional race at age 36.
    Lost a senatorial race at age 45.
    Failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47.
    Lost a senatorial race at age 47.
    Was elected PRESIDENT of the US at age 52

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  165. Ronald Reagan glided through college without any visible single-mindedness of purpose. His grades were little better than passing (deliberately so, he later implausibly claimed, to keep him from being recruited—as most good students at Eureka were—to be a high school teacher and coach). He played on the football team but rarely started, enjoyed modest success as a varsity swimmer, and was active in the college’s drama society. Even with a scholarship, Reagan had to work hard at several jobs, both during the term and over the summers, to remain in school. But he established himself nevertheless as one of the most visible and popular students on campus

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  166. Kuntu chisanga(step child, You and me didnot go school bcoz we were busy singing the above song.
    Am I not allowed to sing on this blog pleeeziii!!! Ask your friend #194 the song continued from his and is every nice it was actual sang on your mama’s funeral.

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  167. I would like those people who think having a PHD is what makes a good President expalin to me why Reagan is still considered one of the best President’s in America if he could not even get good grades at high school level. The key is to surround yourself as a leader with clever people which is the difference between HH and Sata. Sata is being advised by exprienced politicians and a number of UNZA lecturers who are all PF!! While HH is surrounded by sycophants who still believe in Tonga domination which in Zambia will never happen. Take note that Sata even has a very good and well educated Tonga as MP in Nchanga, Chingola(bembaland) Wilbur Simuusa a former MD of Maamba Collieries

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  168. I am not a tonga and since secondary school in chipeo, i have had a tough time understanding them. But Becuse i love my country, and only zambia moving forward from were PLM left off is what i care for, HH has my vote. He is the only one who impresses me each time he speaks. He is not media hungry, chasing cheap points at any opotunity like some loud mouths.
    He has proved him self in private life by his sucsses. He is not a failure.

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  169. thats true HH is not a failure but he must get rid of those guys that surround him. they are failures. thats why he takes so long to respond to isues and when he does respond even though he is talking sense politically it has no impact because they others have spoken. in politics do not be afraid to make mistakes and you must be seen to respond quickly to issues so that people will know you are with them and that you truly are a LEADER with COURAGE and not an opportunist without backbone. For people like Sata and others politics is all they have and they will never go away. Remember the majority of voters are not like many of you on this blog. Most of them have never even seen a computer

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  170. Pondani # 141,

    I wish you could develop yourself some useful analysis skills and cut on impulsive reactions in public domains.You got my entry out of context.What i said and the way you understood it is at a stunning variance.I was challenging those of you vainly burning yourselves with the notion that Hichilema has public office leadership traits.I was wondering if you really know what public office leadership and its development.

    Good luck in your dreams.

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  171. You risk wearing out at the hands of the MMD.This is a moral, ethical & constitutional dilemma too hard to stand out on the opposite side.Too much push allienates you from a sober society destroying oneself politically. Many cultured Zambians will deem noise makers as callous misfits to the christian national values.No one wants to ruin his political life over an impossible game.This said, MMD will reign upto 2011 while consolidating its position for another victory.Many will grow tired and poor out of the next two years of rhetoric & unproductivity having given own lives to 24/7 blogging like Mwiinga.MMD is making money with their protege as emerging leaders in schools & professional progrm

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  172. #180. If you have no car, learn from me. I will be in a scotch cart with my two Tonga oxen and I will tell them to honk. My fears are that they will be targets of police bullets particularly that they may be slow to run away and are edible.

    For those who say Mwiinga likes blogging! How did you see that he is everywhere. It means you are also everywhere.

    As for these politicians in leadership, all I can say is that if Victoria Falls was on Wheels, it would have been moved to the Bemba land. Evidence is just a look at the road to the tourist Capital. It tells a story!!

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  173. NO. 216. NCHANGA(CHINGOLA) IS NOT BEMBALAND BUT METROPOLITAN.CHINGOLA RURAL IS SPARSELY TWA,LAMBA AND KAONDE.

    DONT SHOW YOUR IGNORANCE.I STAYED IN CHINGOLA FOR FIVES AND COMPLETED ACCA 13 YEARS AGO AT ATC.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HH AND SATA IS THAT HH IS TOO CAREFUL TO MAKE A COMMENT ON ANY HOT PUBLIC ISSUE.REMEMBER THE LUSAKA CITY REMOVAL OF STREET VENDORS AND DESTRUCTION OF ILLEGAL VENDORS BY MASEBO?HE WAS QUITE.

    SATA SUPPORTED VENDORS WHETHER WRONG OR RIGHT IMMEDIATELY MASEBO STARED HER KEEP LUSAKA CLEAN.

    IN POLITICS YOU HAVE TO DIRECT YOUR OR WOULD BE FOLLOWERS THINKING.

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  174. LATELY I WENT TO LIVINSTONE AND IT TOO ME 4 HOURS TO DRIVE FROM ZIMBA TO LIVINGSTONE.

    THE ROAD IS BAD.I WONDER WHAT THOSE ABLE UPND MPs HAVE BEEN DOING TO ALLOW SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROAD FOR OUR IMPORT AND EXPORT TO TURN INTO A GRAVEL ROAD.THIS ROAD IS CARRYING HEAVY LOADS FROM KAZUNGULA.

    HH HAS NEVER MADE SO MUCH NOISE OVER THAT ROAD BUT WHEN IT COMES TO SMALL ISSUES, HE IS ON TOP OF THE ROOF. REMOVE A LOG IN YOUR EYES BEFORE YOU CAN HELP YOUR FRIEND.EVEN KAFUE / MAZABUKA ROAD NEEDS ATTENTION.

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  175. HON. MAGANDE, YOU REFUSED TO TERM “MAZYOPA SQUATTERS” AS EVICTION/DEMOLITION OF HOUSES AS A DISASTER CITING BUDGET CONSTRAINTS BUT IS IT BECAUSE HE IS A BENEFICIALLY TO SALARY INCREMENT FOR MINISTERS THATS WHY HE’S QUITE.

    YOU HAVE REALLY WORKED HARD BUT RISK LOSING YOUR HARD EARNED REPUTATION IN A DRAIN. GOOD BEGINNING BUT POOR FINISHING.

    MAZYOPA RESIDENTS ARE ZAMBIAN WHO NEED URGENT HELP BEFORE ANOTHER RAIN SEASON COMES.
    THEIR IS A LOT OF IDLE LAND IN ZAMBIA.I THINK ROBERT MUGABE CANT ALLOW NATIVES TO BE SQUATTERS IN THEIR COUNTRY JUST TO ACCOMODATE ONE PERSON.HON MASEBO/MACHILA SHOULD FIND LAND FOR OUR CITIZENS. THEY HAVE BRAVED THIER COLD SEASON.

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  176. Dr. K.K Mwenda for president?
    Please, teh man is a very accomplished reasearcher (currently at the World Bank)and must be left to do what he does best.
    I don’t know if he actually has any political ambitions.

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  177. #202 if not HH? Dr Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda.
    #226 U dont know if Dr K.K.M has Political ambitions? You will know by mid 2009 period.
    K.K.M for President!!!!!!

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  178. Let all the constitutional officers gather up and pray for Mwanawasa’s speedy recovery, and when Mwanawasa has finally recovered and he’s back in office, then let them submit their salary increament proposal to him. In the meantime, let them discuss important issues affecting the masses. Anything short of that should be put on halt untill Mwanawasa is back!!!

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