Acting President Rupiah Banda has promised to increase the Constituency Development Fund (CDF, from the current K400 million to K1 billion once elected as President of Zambia.

The Acting President said this when he arrived at Chibefwe Basic School grounds in Mkushi district Saturday afternoon.

The Acting President was in the district to drum up support for his presidential campaign election scheduled for 30 October 2008.

Mr. Banda said it was sad that, 44 years after independence, most areas in the country were still lagging behind, in terms of development.

He said once he is elected president of Zambia, he will ensure that each constituency in the country gets K1 billion CDF per year, to foster development in the country.

He said he was concerned with the rising poverty levels in the country, especially in rural areas, and will ensure that he addresses the issue immediately he is elected as president.

On arrival at the president’s park in Mkushi, Mr. Banda received a thunderous welcome by MMD cadres and received a cow as a gift from Mkushi North Member of Parliament Lucy Changwe as a sign that he was welcome in the area.

Addressing the gathering at President’s Park, the Acting President said his government will not mistreat or chase away the white farmers in the Mkushi Farm Block and other foreign investors from the country because without them, development was inevitable.

Mr. Banda said his government will ensure that it settled problems that existed between foreign investors and their workers rather than chasing them from the country, because they made a huge contribution to the country’s economy.

He said Zambia had a friendly environment that attracted the confidence of foreign investors and warned that this would discontinue if people voted for a leader that would chase foreign investors from the country.

He further urged the people to vote for him in Thursday’s presidential election, because MMD was the only party that would continue with the projects that the government started under the leadership of late President Levy Mwanawasa.

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  1. Whereas it is a good thing to increase funding to constituencies, it is mandatory that systems of local government are stabilised. I wonder how the government can afford to promise to send K 1billion to each constituency in the country, but refuse to bear responsibility for unpaid council workers salaries which in some councils are now going into 21 months. Who is going to use that K 1billion – the same hungry, and disgruntled council employees. Have you not wondered why CDF funds have been a major source of public funds abuse in Zambia? Why, it is because suddenly a council receives a large sum of money, and they are broke. Pay council staff their salaries before you do that.

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  2. is it true that zain is defranchising some of it’s employees…they are coming with their own rules of who will be allowed to vote….and that the call centre employees will be given their off day on voting day while those not allowed wormeaning the poor guys wont rest this all week given the crazy hours they put in + the crazy queues at polling stations….kanshi where is the post when you need them….awe mwandi ni zambia the real africa at it’s best…am told even in 2006 celtel behaved the same until the post and the police visited them an the actual voting day…..

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  3. Now I see you are panicking RB. This is none of Levy,s legacy but your own visionless, UNIP try and error wasteful thinking.

    I must warn others about this Acting President, who,s really acting wierdly.

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  4. WELL THE MAN IS FOCUSED AND VISIONERY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND LIKE THE OTHER EMPTY TIN THAT JUST MAKES NOISE. WELL ITS TYPICAL OF EMPTY TINS. RB YOU REALY IMPRESS ME GOO GOOOOOO YOU WILL GET MY VOTE AND SUPPORT. RANTING AND CURSING NEVER SOLVED A SINGLE PROBLEM. BUT GETTING TO THE REAL ISSUES WILL DO SO. PROBLEMS WILL COME BUT WE NEED TO SOLVE THEM THEY ARE OUR PROBLEMS.

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  5. Can this mark the downfall of MMD, hoo that will be sad news .They were not supposed to mess up with the political engineer.

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  6. Foreigh infestors have taken 40 million dolars from the treasury, where are you going to get money???Mint more like Mugabe, think Ba RB

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  7. #11 we have 1,5billion Dollars in reserves, so let them (investors)go and deposit into the Banks in Europe that are going Burst. VIVA PABWATO am the next MP for solwezi Central

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  8. One on one with Sata, RB makes sense. Imagine if Sata had been acting Presido since LPM died, what would have happened? Handsome too RB for your age, GO RB GO!

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  9. We’re tired of these empty promises. Stones are stones but we know the one who said he is able to turn them into bread if only he is worshipped!

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  10. number 6. ur thinking is very shocking bwana. serious.very shocking.

    mwamukolooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    for lower taxes, mo jobs, and mo money in our pockets.

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  11. lelolelo….lelolelo..RB alimuchibe.coz naishi ati PF napita akale.BANE TWIKALABA PABUSHIKU BWAPA 30 OCTOBER UKUFOTELA PABWATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.IYE NE SHIWILYAKOMA.

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  12. Since its conception this is one of the worst organised campaign by MMD. This arouses a myriad of questions not about credibility of the National Secretary of the party Dr Katele Kalumba but his position. In the 2006 General Elections while Levy was trecking around the nation campaigning he Dr Katele Kalumba was chilling in his constituency in Chiengi,Mununga, Luapula Province. This disposition promulgates suspicions that he has all along been trying to disintegrate MMD from the inside.
    The emergence of VJ always signals foul play n done his homework.He is another bloody dribbler after FTJ.Thats the only source of worry right now otherwise all the dynamics are favouring Michael Sata.

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  13. This man nyama soya man will jst cause inflation. He is dull just like KK. you people supporting him surprisingly are the ones who are even very poor. Wake up ba galu imwe! SATA IS PRESIDENT! LIKE IT OR NOT

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  14. Until last week Monday, the highest-denomination bill in print was the
    Z$20,000 note. Last week Monday the central bank introduced a Z$50,000 note.

    Neither of the new denominations is printed on the regular banknote paper.
    The Reserve Bank does not have the money to import the paper, following the
    suspension of supplies of banknote paper from the German suppliers. Bank
    notes are now printed on ordinary low-quality paper, with no security
    features, thus creating a haven for forgers.—-NOW THESE ARE THE EFFECTS OF GONOMICS (DR GIDEON GONO IS RESERVE BANK GOVERNOR) IN ZIMBABWE. I CAN FORESEE THE SAME IN ZAMBIA. THAT IS WHY WE NEED NGOYU GENTELEMANI.

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  15. VIVA HH. YOU ARE REALLY THE BEST MAN FOR ZAMBIA. IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF HH WAS BEMBA AND SATA TONGA.STOP YOUR SMALL TRIBAL AGENDAS AND VOTE FOR THE BEST MAN. HH IS A TRUE MUCENDE!

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  16. SATA MIGHT WIN BUT HE IS NOT BETTER THAN HH UNLESS YOU HAVE HEARING PROBLEMS AND JUST INCAPABLE OF SIMPLE ANALYSIS. HH IS 400 TIMES BETTER THAN YOUR MUSEUM SUITABLE SATA AND RB. SORRY, I FORGOT THAT YOU ACTUALLY SUFFER FROM…………… SATA WAS GOOD FOR THE 80s NT NOW.

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  17. PF cadres have little understanding of Zambia. They chose to be brainwashed instead of getting to grips with reality. Even now, Some Bwalya – a Bemba man – and the imgebuilders of Sata Sata’s mouthpiece The POST have produced some terrible opinino poll that Sata would win. The interesting point is that the characters that produced this opinion poll are all BEMBA PEOPLE.
    Zambias, wake up and see things in a normal perspective. How can 3 Bembas cheat you all. You Zambians are very intelligent and you can do better than being brainwashed. Together, let us build Zambia and vote for real change by endorsing HH on October 30, 2008. Thank you Zambians.

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  18. #22 continued.
    Sata’s imagebuilders and mouthpiece The POST workforce (reporters) composition:
    By Lambwe Kachali
    Chibaula Silwamba
    Patson Chilemba
    Masuzyo Chakwe
    Sututu Amukena
    Patson Chilemba
    Abigail Chaponda
    Katwishi Bwalya
    Noel Sichalwe
    Sheikh Chifuwe
    Christopher Miti
    Zumani Katasefa
    Allan Mulenga
    George Zulu
    Kabanda Chulu
    Chiwoyu Sinyangwe

    Can someone tell me the number of people that are non-Bemba in the above list. Isn’t this tribalism at The POST? Can someone challenge me on my postings on, please, with data?

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  19. COMRADES,LADIES AND GENTS,BROTHERS AND SISTERS KINDLY NO YO CANDIDATE AS YOU GO FOR POLLS.BUT TO ADVISE YOU THE BEST IS RUPIAH BANDA.HE HAS BEEN IN GOVT FOR MANY YEARS JUST LIKE SATA.HE WAS GOVERNOR WHILEST SATA WAS COUNCILOR.HE IS AN ECONOMIST,JUST LIKE HH BUT TRAINED ABROAD.JUST TO MENTION A FEW.VIVA RB VIVA MMD

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  20. OK, I guarantee you that I cannot foretell how the elections will play out but I will honestly be very surprised to see that people voted for outdated leaders like RB in this modern time and age.
    The more interesting part of the race is Sata vs. HH, something simillar to McCain vs. Obama, though with a doggy parallelism.

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  21. MAKASA YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT AND AMEN TO THAT. THE CHOICE THAT WILL DELIVER NOT ALL THIS THUGERY THAT IS GOING ON NOW IN THE COUNTRY. DO PEOPLE WANT SOMALIA SITUATION OR MAY BE WE TIRED TO LIVE IN PEACE? VIVA RB THE BEST TO PUT OUR COUNTRY STRONG ECONOMICALLY

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  22. IT WAS NICE TO SEE ZAMBIANS (black/white/yellow/blue or green) wearing the VOTE MICHAEL SATA-PF TUGS AT THE ZAMBIAN INDEPENDECE PARTY IN LONDON. WE ARE WITH YOU GUYS. BALLOT PAPER NI PA BWATO FYE. SATA, PF.

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  23. Allow me to take you on an excursion of thoughts, bloggers. This might bore you because I’m simply thinking aloud, but if you have time, read on.

    Why don’t we have modest politicians in Zambia? Those who don’t speak of themeselves as if they were the best thing since sliced bread? Further more when they make a bad decision, why don’t they just accept that it was bad and don’t try cover ups?
    If I look around the world, I can find a few…Nelson Mandela, Yitzak Rabbin (RIP), Michail Gorbatschow, Bill Clinton.
    But I guess we will have to live with the other choice, like Theodor Fontane once observed: “this world belongs to the tyranns.”

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  24. #26, Anonymous, I challenged you to debate with me using crediable data instead of using your emotions. The truth hurts. I have outlined why I claim things are like this: Sata, Sata’s imagebuilders and mouthpiece The POST and Bwalya – the opinion poll man who are all Bemba. What do these three characters have in common?

    “One Zambia, One Nation” and let us vote for HH – the only serious candidate in this 30th October, 2008 Presidential election. Thank you all Zambians from Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, Northwestern, The Southern and Western Provinces. Your votes must count for HH on Thursday so that real change can do greater things for Zambia.

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  25. last kick of dying horse.how are you going to balance your badget.you have reduced fuel,fertilize and inflation is skylocketing and kwacha is devaluating at alarming rate.this shows that magande is now a rubber stamp to rb.vote pf, and hh in 2011

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  26. #17 The Philosopher I hear you my brother. True just as we had discussed yesterday. By the way I got back at past 1am. May the bravest man win!

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  27. #34, Jah, the Mighty UPND is a democratic Party and there is no guarantee that HH will emerge as its (UPND’s) President or Presidential candidate in 2011 following the fact that the UPND’s General A S S E M B L Y decides who leads it (UPND).

    Please, I urge you to just support PF now and forget about commenting on HH if you are convinced that HH is now right for you now in 2008.

    I hope this education will find room in your, Jah, whole body system.

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  28. The problem with #21,22 he dreams all de time.u are so outdated.wat data ar u evn talking abt,yo HH was chosen on tribal basis.so mr 4 get abt plot 1.continue dreaming,u like it or not,time 4 sata to rule has come,period!

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  29. Sata has lost the elections again, like it or not! Thereafter he can die peacefully from his heart attack which hit him last week in Mongu!

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  30. Its anoing 2 hear useless things. Sata is also backing like un old dog without teeth mukanwa . Pipo ‘re 2 dull 2 see dat HH is da best man

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  31. The same opinion poll predicted that MWANAWASA would win…so why the fuss..like him or hate him SATA IS WINNING THSE ELECTIONS…..I AM FOR HH but the reality is that SATA IS WINNING..IS IT SO HARD TO SEE REALITY..ANYWAY WE SHALL ALL SEE REALITY IN FOUR DAYS TIME…MM FAILURES are to blame

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  32. You want to increase CDF so that you steal again. Michael Mabenga is a CONVICTED CDF thief. The HIGH COURT judgement is there. RB will be worse than FTJ I tell you!

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  33. iwe CSHARP machende yako what are talking about you are out of Zambian.Let me tell you whats happening here in Zambia SATA is really losing he has less people supporting him

    Trust me MMD will WIN

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  34. #37,BE HONEST TO YOUR SELF,IF HH WAS A MEMBER OF PF,WOULD YOU ALLOW HIM TO TAKE OVER FROM SATA,OR DO YOU SEE A SITUATION WHERE GIVEN LUBINDA CAN BE ALLOWED TO TAKE OVER FROM SATA.
    YOU ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO MADE EXCUSES FOR NOT VOTING FOR MAZOKA.

    I THINK THE PROBLEM IS THAT OTHER TRIBES ARE NOW REFUSING TO BE USED BY BEMBAS,THATS WHY THEY ARE LABELLED TRIBAL.
    LOOKING AT ALL THE PARTIES IN ZAMBIA,MOST OF THEM ARE RUN BY BE BEMBAS.BY,SATA,NAWAKWI.TILYENJI,NEVERS MUMBA,DANNY PULE,DR.COSMO MUMBA,MUSONDA PUDD ETC.

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  35. 43 YOU are immature. You mean you can’t think of a better name tag than that one. Even your contributions on this blog are RUBBISH. I have been following your postings. You are a sorry child…it was a wasted night for your parents! Having such a child shame!

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  36. Chi meastrol bla bla what type of tonga a u kanshi, just campain 4 your HH stop talking about our president sata are u normal

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  37. #44 its not a Tribal thing no one wants to told what to do by these BEMBA who alway thing they are clever. we had enough of these monkey eaters i think its about time other tribe move the country orward these BEMBAS have totally failed all they have brought is STEALING

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  38. #44,Given Lubinda can take over wen time 4 Sata is up.Given is a great politician u cant compare him to ha ka hivotela heka .(h,h) And Given is not tribal like tongas.

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  39. A community can only live in harmony and peace if personalities of quality form the main segment of society.

    Now ask yourselves this: Who forms the main segment of Zambian society? How long has Zambia lived in peace?

    If you are honest to yourself, you will admit that it’s the major tribes like Bembas and Ngonis who have infact managed to maintain peace and stabilty in the country all these years!

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  40. #44 and 47 thank you. However, let us avoid insults and using terrible words. We only have one Zambia to develop together.

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  41. Thanks RB 72, we need that money in our area too.

    Vote for H H he will help the youth make alot of money in some projects of there choice.

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  42. #48,GET REAL ,I HAVE LIVED ON THE COPPERBELT FOR MOST OF MY LIFE,IM HALF TONGA AND HALF LOZI,I HAVE HEARD ALL THE TRIBAL REMARKS FROM BEMBAS ABOUT LOZIS AND TONGAS.AND ANY ONE WHO IS HONEST WILL TELL YOU THAT LOZIS AND BEMBAS ARE EACH OTHERS WORST ENEMIES.TONGAS ARE MORE MODERATE .WHEN YOU GO TO SOUTHERN PROVINCE WILL FIND THAT TONGAS EVEN SPEAK A BIT OF BEMBA.IN WESTERN PROVINCE THEY EVEN BANNED BEMBA SONGS ON RADIO LAST YEAR.AS FOR BEMBAS THEY WANT TO SPEAK BEMBA EVEN IN WESTERN PROVINCE.MY LOZI UNCLE IN LUSAKA,HE ONLY TONGA OR LOZI,KAONDE ETC FRIENDS BUT HE DOESNT TRUST ANY BEMBA.

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  43. Sata is not fit to be a president. The guy will take this country to level of Zimbabwe. He is a Mugabe fun. In this world this time you can not talk of chasing investors. What has built America are people from all parts of the world.You can not tell people that you have money in the pocket. From where? That is socialism. A 5% tax reduction will only translate into not more than K100000. 00. So what? It is meaningless. If foreigners sees opportunities in your own country,do the same sa well.Sata is a liar dishonesty. He will never move this economy an inch forward

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  44. The fella Banda is just cheating on constituency fund increase. He will be more ready to pay himself ‘responsibility’ allowance which he has just shelved. He has no plans at all, because he never ever thought of even being a republican president. He is simply not ready for presidency. It will take him sometime to think of presidential strategies, tactics and policies. He is yet just echoinf LPM’s vision because he has none. Goodbye Banda. Let the Boat rule and you will see real change. Pabwato.

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  45. insele panse. just put analysis. if you have none, like the PF people, then keep all your openings shut.

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  46. flagChewe #50,For the first time,u have spoken sense.Bt avoid attacking Sata,Just continue supporting yo HH. Dont worry he wil lose with dignity unlike the General.Viva Mwamukolo.

    Chewe

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  47. #22 you are right. they think at the post that they are most intelligent. They are not and we will show them in the next 3 days.

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  48. #49, HAS GIVEN THE REASON WHY SATA CANT WIN THIS ELECTION ,BECAUSE BEMBAS AND NGONIS ARE DIVIDEDE AND THE VOTING IN ZAMBIA THIS YEAR WILL BE TRIBAL AS USUAL.THIS GIVES HH AN ADVANTAGE ,THE TRUTH IS THE BANTU BOTATWE IS THE SECOND LARGEST TRIBAL GROUPING IN ZAMBIA.
    THEY COVER CENTRAL PROVINCE,SOUTHERN AND RURAL PARTS OF LUSAKA PROVINCE,SUCH AS CHONGWE,RUFUNSA,CHILANGA AND KAFUE.
    PLEASE PEOPLE CHECK THE ELECTRO MAP FOR THESE FIGURES.
    CHIBOMBO DISTRICT IN CENTRAL PROVINCE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS AT 98,000.

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  49. I will only agree with PF supporters if they tell me that they just want to change the government, not Sata improving the economy. That is not possible.This time we do not need a pusher we need a thinker.Sata is not a thinker, he is a comedian. He is defective. Unless urgently a new constitution is brought into force where a vice president continues governing the country when a president dies we are likely another byelection before the end of three years. That is a fact. We know the truth and Zambians have decided to take a risk. Wev shall spend another k300000000000.00, five Chembe(Mwanawasa) bridges.This is due to self politicians like Sata and the blined post news paper.

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  50. #23, only 4 of those names are Bemba. You seem to be getting confused now bo HeHe.The only thing I notice is there is no Tonga name. May be Tongas are in top managment, since they are more educated and hard working.

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  51. #52, zambian, big ups my friend and nice testimony about the situation on the ground.

    Together, we will built Zambia from the ruins that Sata through his UNIP and MMD (Chiluba) years have brought to Zambians.

    “One Zambia, One Nation.”

    ecHi-ecHi.

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  52. I don’t know why some people always resort to insults. Speech reflects one’s academic level and social background (if that is true), then this blog is full of illiterates and failures in life. People who are unable to analyze issues without cursing others or using abusive language. What a shame!

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  53. #48. You are very right.Lubinda is one of the best politicians of this land. He serves and not rip by pretending they are serving but stealing from them, like most pastors in churches that have endorsed RB. Like it or not , pretend the post is over doing the Sata rallies, pretend your RB suppoters that PF is only popular in towns, and pretend your still as popular in western and N western as it was in 2006, come november your MPs with there majority will be sitting on the back bench. Mulongoti and Mwanga will have no jobs. VJ will meet his cost for the trip to SA for the ear infenction. VJ u r comming late on the scene.

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  54. #61, Ziyalolo, nice analysis! Enjoy your day though.

    I am counting on your to vote for the children and future of Zambia.

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  55. #64, Nine Chale , that is the way to go!

    Together, we can re-built Zambians’ attitude that Sata througout his UNIP and MMD years have corrupted into tribalism.

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  56. DEAR,BLOGERS I LIKE TO REMIND YOU TO ALWAYS CONNECT WHAT YOU ARE HEARING IN THESE CAMPAIGNS TO COME UP WITH REASONABLE ANALYSIS AND HENCE HELP OTHERS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS WHEN VOTING.
    HAVE NOTICED HOW RB SEEMS TO BE COPPING FROM HH.
    WHEN HH SAID FREE EDUCATION UP TO UNIVERSITY,RB ALSO CHANGES AND IS ALSO SAYING FREE EDUCATION TO GRADE 12.ON THE CDF,HH SAID 4BILLION,RB IS NOW SAYING 1BILLION.
    BUT THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SAYING THERE IS NO MONEY FOR PAST 17 YEARS.HH,HAS THE RIGHT VISION.FREE EDUCATION IS ONE THE THE MILLENIUM MDGS.IT IS A RIGHT WHICH ZAMBIANS MUST DEMAND

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  57. flagChewe #67 say wateva u feel like saying.Bt the fact is that,Sata is wining.These last kicks of a dying horse are all over. In mmd and upnd,u are feeling the impact of 1 of the greatest politians in Zambia,Sata.That man knows a lot o

    Chewe

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  58. #16, huts off for seeing the actual truth and sense.

    HH is the man for Zambia and 30th October, 2008 will be testimony to this fact.

    “One Zambia, One Nation” and let us vote for HH – the only serious candidate in this 30th October, 2008 Presidential election. Thank you all Zambians from Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, Northwestern, The Southern and Western Provinces. Your votes must count for HH on Thursday so that real change can do greater things for Zambia.

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  59. You don’t just dish out money arbitrarily like that. Look at the demographics of these constituencies and their structual needs first. Then check out their budgets and capacities to expend the money in a given time-frame instead of having it lying in banks or some cunning cadre’s account and earning him/her interest before releasing it for projects.

    Come on, man, let’s be practical and pragmatic. and think equity for once!

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  60. Enigma
    That’s true. Do councils have the capacity to handle such large sums of money when right now Auditor General audits on previous misaaplied CDF funds are not yet completely resolved when it is only a K 200m per constituency? Do you know the culrpits of these CDF misuse, You guessed well, Members of Parliament. Yes, the very ones who got the mid term gratuity blah, blah, blah…. The very same ones who have failed to push the agenda of Zambia forward. You can even what they can do (or misdo) with a K 1Bn. God helps this country. My advice is let us use that money to restructure the councils countrywide, and the very funds they receive now shall be put to seven times better use. O Pliz!

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  61. You don’t just dish out money arbitrarily like that. Look at the demographics of these constituencies and their structrual needs first. Then check out their budgets and capacities to expend the money in a given time-frame instead of having it lying in banks or some cunning cadre’s account and earning him/her interest before releasing it for projects.

    Come on, man, let’s be practical and pragmatic. and think equity for once!

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  62. Sorry for the inadvertent repeat in # 73.

    # 72 Zambian Prophet, I hear you!

    The mistaken notion that you solve problems by providing more and more money without correcting the previous misdeeds is a tragedy for our nation.

    In addition to what you have mentioned, the Auditor General’s reports are a good starting point. But how many people take the trouble to see what they (the AG reports) say and what the Boma is doing about them?

    It’s business as usual – just pump in more money. Whether one constituency has five thousand people and two clinics, and the other one fifty thousand people and three clinics, just give them K1 billion per constituency. And the show goes on!

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  63. Ba LT why are you not posting my analysis on shallow maestro or whaever he calls himself. He can;t just discuss anything without bringing in tribalism, as long as you do that my friend, you shall forever choke with frustration becoz most Zambians are above tribal politics.
    You are so blinded by your tribalism that you think even the name Sinyangwe or Sichalwe is a Bemba name. My friend others have Bemba names just n the basis of marrying Bembas so what evidence do you have that majority of Post reporters are Bembas?
    Tawakwata amano yacifyalilwa. Naya kusukulu yene tawakwata limbi wapashilefye na leakage!!!!

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  64. Ci Maestro cikafwa ubwiminine nga Ba RB nangu ba Sata ba winer. This useless Tonga tribalist.
    I know not all Tongas are like him but it is because of him that people perceive Tongas as tribalists.
    If you claim to be intelligent, please articulate issues without bringing in tribalism. Tribalism has broken nations in may parts of Africa and they are still struggling to heal from that impact so why should you make careless tribal remarks? Sibanakusungwe bwino makolo ako iwe.

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  65. flagChewe, #70 i really feel sorry 4.Hw i wish yo dreams cud come true.And dat Upnd of yos wil go into exitinction.Mazoka didnt leav it like that,it wil die like pudd and Zadeco.wait and see,us we are sailing.

    Chewe

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  66. Imwe Ubwato bwalafika nombaline just wait. RB just start packing your laggages you are going back ku farm….

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  67. #32 you a tonga bull so dont bring your TRIBALISM manners here on the bloggers coz if you dont know tongas and lozis are the worst tribalist,go to UNZA and c for yourself how tribal you TONGAS/LOZIS are.At UNZA the TONGAS and LOZIS the even give or recruit members of staff who are not qualified coz of TRIBALIM
    lET THE POST DO THERE JOB as THEY DID IT FOR LPM in 2006,so is for SATA in 2008.
    Insansa kuchinjanaaaaaaaaaanaaaaaaaaaa

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  68. PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! PABWATO! MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!MWAMUKOLO!

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  69. “Mr. Banda said it was sad that, 44 years after independence, most areas in the country were still lagging behind, in terms of development”, where was he during these 44 years?

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  70. We have 150 constituencies in Zambia, each to receive a billion Kwacha equals K 150bn. Each council retails 10% for monitoring, so 1.5bn is retained per council. The rest is disbursed according to CDF guidelines. My point is that check audits available even from parliamentary committee, many have cited lack of evidence of minutes where the CDF were allocated. Other cite sheer misapplication of CDF funds to staff salaries for instance, or to councillors as in some cases. Councils do not have the cappacity to handle such large sums without restructuring the whole entire sector of local government. Council employees are some of the worst treated employees in Zambia.

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  71. I have never heard #37, Chewe speak on real issues, This guy’s remarks always border on tribalism, Nichani Kansi iwe ka Chewe.

    If the Oscar awards had a Tribalism category, Chewe would have been the first african to receive it.

    This is so jealous of HH, is it the K40 Billion.Why not work hard may be the gods will one day favor you wilth riches, rather than hate people just becoz they worked hard to succeed.Bearclys are giving Loans get yourself one to start with.

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  72. #32, The University of Zambia is not a place for jokes. All the Tonga and Lozi people who are emploed there are well qualified. Please, do not show ignorance on here – LT.

    If us Tonga people and our Lozi friend are more educated to get thsoe positions, why do you want to cry out. Advice Sata to take heed to my advice and go for free education grade 7, 9 and 12 exams so that Sata can come with more wellthought points to campaign to us about in 2016.

    There is alot of time to do this. There are alot of mature entry students not only in Zambia but world over.

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  73. In 1991 KK was sent to shambakale farm by a 6 foot man. This chap RB will be sent to mukobeko maximum prison for his bribe is doing during this period.
    * man king cobra I live in USA, on 30/10 am home to escort you to state house and on 11/05 will be back in washington DC this time will be witnessing white house being painted to black house*
    We o know you the next man in state house this time do not be relutant do not give RB chance to steal your votes.

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  74. #79, BIZB, The University of Zambia is not a place for jokes. All the Tonga and Lozi people who are emploed there are well qualified. Please, do not show ignorance on here – LT.

    If us Tonga people and our Lozi friend are more educated to get thsoe positions, why do you want to cry out. Advice Sata to take heed to my advice and go for free education grade 7, 9 and 12 exams so that Sata can come with more wellthought points to campaign to us about in 2016.

    There is alot of time to do this. There are alot of mature entry students not only in Zambia but world over.

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  75. R.B has became desperate,why increase CDF before increasing the capcity to manage the current CDF allocation.

    Zambia’s problems are not as a result of little CDF allocation, we have a problem when it comes to managing resources.

    K400m CDF is enough, the problem we have is management related.Am sure you heard late LPM, ban 44 contracting companies if am not mistaken.Shody works,but paid too much.the ? is why, nepotism, Nichekeleko etc.

    increasing CDF without adressing all these concerns will be shooting yourself to the foot R.B

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  76. Acting President Rupiah Banda says opposition leaders contesting the October 30 Presidential election are doing so for their own selfish political ambitions.

    Mr. Banda says other progressive opposition political parties have rallied behind his candidature because the ruling MMD has a mandate to rule the country until the 2011 general elections.

    He said the late President Levy Mwanawasa could still have continued as Head of State if he was alive to continue with development programmes he had embarked on.—ISN’T MR RUPIAH BANDA DOING IT FOR HIS OWN SELFISH SAKE?

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  77. Iwe ka #65 CCK, who cheated you that Lubinda is the best politician, just shut up if you dont have anything to say.Don’t just judge by reading newspapers.

    Lubinda is worse than Mulongoti,i could have believed you if you said Lubinda is a professional politician.The guy yes reads the political winds,he is there to earn a living.

    Ask your best man how it feels to grab play grounds from children.

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  78. Campus monk is a junior student, if not he went to UNZA to study fire fighting.He seems disoriented, he doesnt even know what CDF means Maestro explain to compus monk what CDF is.

    I didnt know that even a compua monk could sink so low so as to limit his contributions to just shouting PA bwato,pa bwato……..

    Debate issues not just honking.

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  79. Thursday will offer a turning point for zambia,its either we elect a dictator, a briber or a stingy economist.since i dont trust any am not voting

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  80. Tongas are just hard working. They are not thieves. Go to prisons, the biggest number of criminals there are bembas or is it bambas.

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  81. #91, most PF cadres ar hostile to education. I have tried to reason to them that you can not win an election before you even go to vote but they can never understand this. However, let us wait and see how the results of this election will teach them never to be overconfident before reality sets in.

    Thank you for calling though.

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  82. “Unless a social contract to increase workers salaries is signed by all four presidential candidates, Bauleni compound residents in Lusaka would be wary to vote for anyone in next week’s presidential by election. All four aspiring presidential Candidates must sign the social contract on the constitution making process if they have to get any votes in Bauleni compound. Attending a citizens’ forum seminar, the residents say the two issues are not strange to the presidential candidates…He adds that these presidential candidates must append their signatures to the social contract agreement so …” Source: http://www.muvitv.com / news / pnew s213 . ht ml

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  83. Only a staunch Zambian tribalist will vote for Sata. A rational and 100% educated and wise Zambian man/woman will vote wisely. The Merzaf flats tender is not corruption of the highest order? The running TV advert brought to light yet again what sort of a human being we are dealing with. Mr Sata clearly stated that he will NEVER CHANGE. Tribe is in the forefront by the supporters of Sata. How sad in this day and age with intermarriage that one single tribe can think that they are superior to other tribes. When cornered, this tribe engages in insults on this blog just like their leader. Lets wait and see on 2nd November 2008. Viva RB.

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  84. #85 HH & RB have impressive educational backgrounds but at the end of the day others end up being corrupters and corrupted bribers, fraud sters, liers, to the contrary you may find well perfomers amongst people with no impressive/untraceable educational backgrounds. People can not eat Degrees, they want bread and butter on their tables. The man we know with such a reputation is SATA, UYATHANDA AWUTHANDI U-SATA UYAWINA.

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  85. there wont be a next tym for R.B coz if Sata wins(he will never tho) next its the young man………..

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  86. flagMaestro,they are 2 words that appear in 99% of your contributions:bemba and tonga.The more you try and cover your tribalism the more it shows.If tongas re not tribalists then its people like YOU who are responsible for misleading the nation that they are!

    Dr. Rupiah Michael Hichilema.

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  87. if there so much money to dish around, why are we lagging so much behind in infrastructure development! the CDF are so much abused! can some one tell me what achievements have been made since this fund was introduced! monse mu mwakwibila fye ndalama shachalo it’s a curse, chitipu! sata please show them it can be done! and by the way when you do the choma itezhi tezhi road please remember the kasama mporokoso as well in those 90 days!

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  88. how can you dish such an amount of cash while you are failing to pay council workers & teachers come on man stop bozaaaaaaaaaa we are tired of you!!!GOOOOO SATA PABWATOOOOOOO!!!

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  89. #22,23 MAESTRO HEHEHEHEH –You are a Disgrace to your tribe, you claim to be educated but full of bush manners.(you can take a bush man out of the bush but you can’t take the bush out of the man- Maestro heheheh) you are sick up stares you need counseling, you always bring up Tribalism ensures here. Leave this blog to people with ideas.

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