Mr Musokotwane preparing the budget speech
Mr Musokotwane preparing the budget speech

Government today unveiled a K 15.3 trillion national budget for 2009 under the theme ‘ Enhancing growth through competitiveness and diversification,’ whose larger portion would be financed locally.

This year’s budget represents an 11 percent increase from the 2008 national budget of K 13.7 trillion.

The total budget represents a drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from last years of 26.7 percent to 25.4 percent.

Of the total budget, K 10, 645.9 billion ( representing about 69.7 percent ) will be financed locally while K2, 768.7 billion ( 18.1 percent ) would be sourced externally through grants from cooperating partners.

The balance of K1,864.5 billion or 12. 2 percent will be financed through domestic borrowing of K1,069.0 of 1.8 percent of GDP and External borrowing of K795.5 billion or 1.3 percent of GDP.

K2,768.7 billion , K810.1 will be through Direct Budget Zone (DBZ) while K409.6 billion is expected to be funded through sector budget support.

Presenting the 2009 budget to Parliament today, Finance and National Planning Minister, Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane said government has proposed to spend K 4.865.5 billion on government general services.

He said government has provided K50 billion for the National Constitution conference (NCC) , K248.5 billion for dismantling areas, domestic debt interest K978.8 billion and external debt K372.0 billion and K173.1 for compensation and wards.

Dr. Simukotwane said government has also provided K610.7 billion for public and safety , representing 4 percent of the total.

Government has also allocated 3,021 .2 billion for economic affairs , K117.3 billion for environmental protection , K587.3 billion for Housing and Community amenities and 1,823.4 billion representing 11.9 percent of the budget to the health sector while the education sector has 2,628.0 billion , which is 17.2 percent of the budget.

On Infrastructure government has allocated K1,356.8 billion for roads of which K 250.3 billion will go towards rehabilitation of feeder roads and for provincial rural units that will be used to operate road maintenance equipment procured last year.

And government has this year increased allocation to the Ferliser Support programme (FSP) from K185 billion for last year to K435 billion in this years budget.

Dr. Musokotwane said the measure is meant to empower small scale farmers with inputs in efforts of improve national security .

He has further allocated K 100 billion for the strategic food reserve and K 70.7 billion for livestock development and a further K56.5 billion for irrigation development.

On Transport and Communication, government has allocated K 21.2 billion towards the rehabilitation of Kasama , Solwezi, Mfuwe and Mansa airports and a further K 10.0 billion for the completion of the Chipata Muchiji railway.

Dr. Musokotwane said government has provided K 214.4 billion to the national Rural and urban water supply programme and a further K10 billion towards the improvement of drainage system in Lusaka city.

On the allocated for Public order nada safety, government will send K475.8 on policing services and K35 billion for the construction of houses for defense personnel.

Public service pension fund has been allocated K174.3 billion while a further K128.1 has been allocated as government employer contribution to the fund.

K40 billion has been proposed for the Citizen Empowerment Fund (CEF) while K67.5 billion has been allocated towards the Constituency development Fund (CDF) .

Dr. Musokotwane has revealed that key ministries will publish booklets showing resources allocated for each projects in order to facilitate effective monitoring by stakeholders.

He said the measure is meant is meant to enhance transparency and accountability on the part of government .

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137 COMMENTS

  1. This is a good move =d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>

    Now let me read!! Where is my calculator? Nine Chale wake up!!

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  2. Good for you Zambia. How much is that in Rands? Jamaco to help answer the question please.

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  3. A Scotsman, after a recent football match, is having breakfast, in Paris , one morning (coffee, croissants, bread, butter and jam) when a Frenchman, chewing bubble-gum, sits down next to him. The Scotsman ignores the Frenchman who, nevertheless, starts a conversation.

    Frenchman: ‘You Scots folk eat the whole bread??’

    Scotsman: ‘Of course.’

    Frenchman: (after blowing a huge bubble) ‘We don’t. In France, we only eat what’s inside.

    The crusts we collect in a container, recycle it, transform them into croissants and sell them to Scotland .’ The Frenchman has a smirk on his face.

    The Scotsman listens in silence.

    The Frenchman persists: ‘Do you eat jam with the bread??’

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  4. Scotsman: ‘Of Course.’

    Frenchman: (cracking his bubble-gum between his teeth and chuckling).

    ‘We don’t. In France we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam, and sell the jam to Scotland.’

    After a moment of silence, The Scotsman then asks: ‘Do you have sex in France ?’

    Frenchman: ‘Why of course we do’, he says with a big smirk.

    Scotsman: ‘And what do you do with the condoms once you’ve used them?’

    Frenchman: ‘We throw them away, of course.’

    Scotsman: ‘We don’t. In Scotland , we put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into bubble-gum, and sell them to France

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  5. Coco
    It is bright and sunny here. It threatened some rain but now the sky is all clear. Enjoy your cold weekend and I hope you have someone to warm you up

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  6. ALL THE DEPT MUST SPEND THE MONEY WISELY OR ELSE, THEY MIGHT BE JAILED LIKE MUYUNDA, THE BATTERY THIEF,

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  7. I think as Zambians we need to be evaluating the budgets at the end of every year to ensure that all the money was spent accordingly and there is proof of development. We also need to understand the budget line by line . Just out of curiosity is the money the Govt spends for taking sick Govt officials to South Africa and other countries included in the 2009 budget. Zambian’s let’s be objective and analyse this budget. God bless Zambia.

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  8. Bravo to agriculture!!! I’m yet to study the budget carefully but I’m happy with the over 139% increase in funding for the fertiliser support programme.

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  9. O Zambians! Somebody did some calculation for me and i realize its not an amount which can even suffice to maintain Sandton City’s gardens and sidewalks. I thought you have every reason to celebrate. Its really amazing how a nation of over 12million people can get excited over peanuts. Ngiyaxolisa bafowethu bengazi ukuthi isizwe safa sapela sidinga usindiso. Nyukani njengo amadoda nisebenzise inqondo zenu!!!

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  10. No sweat! The bubble gum’s recycled condos then like everything else these days. But what are the b/gums recycled into?

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  11. Bupilo ki masunda! The budget trillions have surely increased from the last budget but the GDP is actually projected to nose-dive

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  12. Change in Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
    The exempt threshold has been increased from K600, 000 per month to K700,
    000 per month while income bands have been adjusted upwards by K100, 000.
    0 – K700,000 @0%
    K700,001 – K1,335,000 @25%
    K1,335,001– K4,100,000 @30%
    Above K4,100,000 @35

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  13. Let some analyst transalate the impact of these budgetary measures to my poor mother who is a marketeer, has no house and pays rent to some for living in his shack. Does it make any difference? That is what a sata budget would explain. This one is too much chizungu for my kamwala women you know, that is why they will always vote PABWATOOO.

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  14. # 16 BABY C

    K40 BILLION IS NOTHINGCONSIDERING HOW MUCH ZAMBIANS REQUIRE TO COMPETE WITH THE FOREGIN-FUNDED BUSINESS PEOPLE SUCH AS CHINESE, SOUTH AFRICANS, ETC. THESE PEOPLE COME WITH SUBSIDISED INVETSMENT FUNDS FROM THEIR GORVENMENTS. IN ZAMBIA, A ZAMBIAN IS NOT EVEN ABLE TO GET A LOW INTERST LOAN. SO, BABY C, K40 BILLION, EVEN AT SUBSIDISED INTERST RATES, IS NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND ALL THE ZAMBIANS WHO WISH TO INVESTMENT IN BUSINESS PROEJCTS

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  15. Why do zambians find it hard to blog sensibly? How can a person with 5 senses bring in a bubblegum issue in a topic like this? Are there any schools in zambia?

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  16. I hope that the budget will be followed well with the money alocated to different sector for there intended perposes. Unlike before the end of the year just in the middle we start to complain about what this man has just presented for the country and not for those Guys settting in perlianment. And I hope we are having the money in our country and not making the Budget and mentionin Trillions while we are basing on the good wishs outside our country. It’ high time we should to learn do things for ourselve.

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  17. For the full budget speech and other 2009 tax highlights go to zra dot org dot zm and under notices clink on budget

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  18. #41 – MS PHUMZILE

    GOOD OBSERVATION. I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BLOG WITH SUCH SENSELESS COMMENTS

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  19. “Government today unveiled a K 15.3 trillion national budget for 2009 under the theme ‘ Enhancing growth through competitiveness and diversification,’ whose larger portion would be financed locally.”

    Great theme. I will have a proper look on it and comment nicely after the holy Sabbath day of the Lord God, our Creator, as indicated in the Holy Scriptures (Genesis 1:5, Exodus 20:8-11 and Ezekiel 20:20).

    May you all have a blessed weekend (Sabbath) and weekstart (Sunday).

    ===
    LT 2008 Award Winner. =; for **== in the past, now in 2009 and the future.

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  20. (to spend K 4.865.5 billion on government general services.)And I hope this money above my comment won’t end up in the hands of bad guys. How can someone allocate this much to general service. I would someone here to list some of the so called general. I mean what kind of the work that falls under general service. We need people who should to point out things and not just general. what meaning will it give to someone who have not been to school. Down these guys who planning for our country have time to look at the global economy to how things are moving globaly? I doubt them.

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  21. It feels strange to come here and find people happily posting about budget figures I find to be rather complicated. 😮

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  22. #32 Ms Phumzile Mxolisi ( Name like a spare part for a chinese-built typewriter )

    Mind your own RSA business ! If your country’s budget is as astronomical as the HIV/AIDS rate who gives a hoot ? Its our budget and it will see us through 2009 ! And please don’t use that stone-age language on this site coz we are PROUDLY ZAMBIAN ! Shaaa !

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  23. Why do pipo complain about blogging on LT! I think if you are not happy with the way we blog, go create your own site!! Leave us alone, I find it strange why some foreigner wants to teach us how we ought to blog on our own site. Strange!!!

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  24. Ba Mossad ! Have you seen the lady’s comment…so demeaning. I dont mind a Zedian pissing off our Zed but never an outsider !

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  25. Who is this #32, LT is Zambia guys!!!!!! how can you write what others can understand, who does he think he is. Someone remind him that we fought for their liberation and there must be some respect here….

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  26. Very sad, drogba cost 24m pounds and yet our budget is 3.6m pounds.
    Its sad.
    kAKA WAS nearly bought at 100m pounds, AH??????

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  27. Ba Pastor
    Surely can a national budget be 3.6 Pounds? How possible? Do your maths properly!!! Then how much is Uncle Chiluba owned by Zamtroop?

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  28. Pastor yashani? Are you one of us?This is our collective thing. We do the best with what we have. Is it a secret we are one of the poorest third wolrd country? Just renounce your citizenship and be proud being an american.

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  29. Ba Maureen mwafulwa zoona. Didnt realise you are a fiece zedian. i am proud to be your compatriot.

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  30. Thanks for the correction. We really need to attract investors to open copmanies like we used to have.(assembly plants). Batteries,soap(Ebu,Lifebouy),radio assembly in livingstone,car assembly,tyres, etc

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  31. Hei bloggers stop insulting me. Did i say anything bad about your country? I like No.44 coz he seemss to be the only one with sound judgement. And you so called’Ba Maureen’ WHERE DO YOU GET THE GUTS TO CALL ME PROSTITUTE? Prostituition here in RSA is not as bad as it is there in Zambia. Uyahlanya sisy try to think like human being just for once. I am qualified enough to comment on your so called budget. Try to learn from the experienced you sluggard! This budget can’t even be recognised by SOWETO or HILLBROW squatters. What can you tell me wena ndodakazi ka Mngomezulu wakwa Buthelezi? THULA NJE!!!!!!!!!1

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  32. i feel sad for Health no significant increase in allocation inspite of the increased disease burden. kanshi twafwa fwe bapina.

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  33. # 64 We are just waiting for the big day in 2010 when your brothers will steal David Beckhams kit. Why do you want us to admire Hillbrow as if you can even walk freely with a 1 Rand without having your guts cut up ! Dream on my friend. Your freinds are waiting for you outside. Its friday you gat to mug some muzungu or kill good Southies like Lucky Dube ! Kamunyama !

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  34. Ms Phumzile Mxolisi
    “I am qualified enough to comment on your so called budget”. So what!!! Who do you think you are to start meddling and commenting in our internal affairs. Get lost, there are so many problems that you are facing, better save your little energy for you corrupt and rapist Zuma!!

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  35. I’m actually enjoying this verbal crossfire between Ba Maureen & Ms Phumzile Mxolisi more than the topic itself!:d

    Scores so far:

    Ba Maureen (Zambia)**== 1

    Ms Phumzile Mxolisi (SA) 2

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  36. It is a suprise to see hullicnations over short change with out noticing that the common man will withstand such stampid to nowere which is being alluded to. Even if GRZ comes up with the right figures, it seems a long way before the right type of insinuation is narrowed to with in touching distance. How can this budget do what it is supposed to when it streches beyond the means of compatibility with the norms for which the common man is looking? no matter how far fetched it will be there for all . Even if GRZ was to pacifiy all critics , once said it will not be able to overcome the malice. So there seems only one solution. be there or not. The choice rests with GRZ

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  37. #64 Mxolisi! You are a cooolie, winter crocodile!! Why do you bother to open your mouth on things which doesnt concern you and which you dont uderstand. Unlike you, those guys that presented the budged were educated in better schools in europe and america.

    Undeducated people like you dont even understand basic things like regression analysis! If you are drunk, shut up and please go and pack your little body in your shoe box in that slam of yours!!

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  38. 49 et al.Fellow Zambians do not be phobic to criticism.Groupthink leads to stagnation.Criticism is beneficial. Even sarcastic ones. YES Our budget is small our towns are filthy. I for one will not bury my head in the sad and expect false compliment. Remember the tale of the emperors new clothes
    #64 you have every right to express ur opinion. I would just like to remind u that zimbaweans said similar things after we helped liberate them. Now they export cholera & whores. Nothing to be merry about. We are all africans. So learn to be sensitive.

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  39. 69 Mossad-Kgb was out for national duty. kanshi ekonali no internet. i missed LT. Its good to be back and in the loop.

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  40. 74,
    Its comments like @41, which riled most of us! After all, we sacrificed our hard earned money to harbour their leaders here while risking our own lives.. And what have we even gained after such fruitless sacrifices, absolutely nothing!!!

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  41. I like the idea of helping deprived farmers. The only problem is that the help does not reach them but end up in the pockects of merciless civil servants. If you just keep an eye on rural based projects you only realised that most of the project funds end in the pockets of few crooks. It is disgusting!

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  42. On the budget infrastruture development should have gotten the biggest chunk than even education. Illiteracy is not our biggest problem. Not to say education is trivial. If GRZ is serious about food security and making Zambia a food basket it should move away from FSP. Its childish/ irresponsible to tie a nations food security to UNRELIABLE peasant farmers. Yes the rural people are vulnerable and govt needs to avert hunger. But national strategic food reserve should be vested in commercial farmers who will not ask for subsidised fertilser year in year out. FSP is unsustainable. Which country was ever a food basket on the back of peasant farmer and civil servants cum partime farmers?

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  43. MMD cadres on Tuesday protested at the Lusaka International Airport demanding that the government leadership intervenes to ensure that the MMD takes control of bus stations and markets in Lusaka City from the opposition Patriotic Front (PF).

    The incident happened when the cadres, mostly youths, were waiting to welcome President Rupiah Banda who was returning from Tswane in South Africa where he had gone to attend a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit.

    The cadres were only restrained by the police who ordered them to go somewhere else to protest and not make noise at the VIP car park, where they were threatening to beat up some party officials they suspected were sympath

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  44. “Dr. Simukotwane said government has also provided K610.7 billion for public and safety , representing 4 percent of the total.”

    IKALI, ATI DR SIMUKOTWANE?

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  45. i did not hear anyting about ISPs coz $100 per month for internet is proving too expensive with this crazy exchange rate. lets hope reuction in Gateway charges will also benefit ISPs and eventualy me a poor zedian who has to fork out 510pin so we can continue to blog.

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  46. ‘Peasant farmers’ are not ‘unreliable’, agriculture needs to be developed, which requires planning by the government (shocker). The market will not provide.

    What is needed is comprehensive agrarian reform.

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  47. I add my $10 pin. Iwe nine chale add your Euro 500 pin and tell your cousin Jamaco to add his Euro 250 pin and so forth and together we can buy our country and maybe move it to the coast:d

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  48. Now that the budget has been passed, I can gladly await my bc. The a/c must fly in soon..the shopping yay!

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  49. Btw, tha Xhosa/zulu s.african must get a life…She’s so lame and way outta beyond her bounds, suffice to say she’s a cunt.

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  50. 78. Theoretician
    You are right, GRZ should be allocating the vast chunk of the budget on infrastructure which in turn will provide employment.
    It should have been more for infrastucture then certainly education were there seems to be an oversupply. As an example most of you chogololos abroad have just waisted GRZ education funds , the majority of you sit laughing and critisizing GRZ yet have donated zero to the economy. If those funds were spent on infrastructure instead of the education of the majority of you armchire chongololo critics, Zambia would have benifited more.

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  51. One of the biggest national psyche problem why we wont improve soon is because we like be call a spade a spoon. To be told our country is clean when it is dirty. To be told we are at peace when people are in dire poverty. Self denial is a big barrier to reform/improvement.Dont crucify Phumzile the south african for stating the truth suffice to say it was stated with some nasty humour. Self denial will not take the problem away.

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  52. #93 KC. Thanks for the compliments. I am humbled. You too have an understanding of economics and can put that understanding to practical use. Cheers

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  53. yaba! i just got my bill for internet. it is still $100 kanshi iyi budget tayibweshesheko ama fees ya gateway?

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  54. Country men and women,
    Don’t be annoyed with the south african. All they know is burning their fellow humans. SA is only what it is today because of the whites. They wnat to appoint a rapist and frudstar to presidents office, thats how illitrate they are. this woman must have bein scorned by a zed brother. I myselfe have 6 SA women waiting for me. They are so dull. So dont put much mind we have one over them

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  55. #37 GOOD

    MARGINALISATION

    Marginalization involves people being denied degrees of power. Marginalization has the potential to result in severe material deprivation.
    HAS THE GORV TRIED TO PUBLISE THIS BUDGET ON RADIO ONE IN LOCAL LANGUAGES OR ITS ONLY FOR THOSE TOP TEN? EVEN LACK OF RECEIVING GOOD INFORMATION CORCENING YR OWN COUTRY BUDGET CAN BE CONSIDERED AS MARGINALISATION…LET THOSE HAD WORKING WOMEN DURING CAMPAIN KNOW THE FIGURES OF THE BUDGET.

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  56. EXTRACT FROM BUDGET SPEECH

    “Mr SpeakerI also propose to increase customs duty on cellular phone handsets from 5 percent to 15 percent to encourage local production of handsets. This measure will result in a revenue gain of K3.6 billion”.

    Are they companies that manufacture Cellphones pa Zed ? 😮

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  57. TWANWA AGAIN, SONY ERICSSON PHIRI ! :d/

    “….I therefore propose to
    reduce excise duty on clear beer from 75
    to 60 percent.”

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  58. I was told by Sony Ericsson that the MoF has proposed a 5% reduction in excise duty for RAV4s, Lucidas and Caldinas to enable widows and marriage breakers access them cheaply.

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  59. Lots of freebies for the mines. They even call the windfall tax ‘onerous’ in the document. /:)

    I wonder if all Finance Ministers are in the pay of the mining companies.

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  60. 64. your flag Ms Phumzile Mxolisi: We just made those apartheid chaps stop calling you KAFFIR and now you are out of your shell you think you know best. Your in-coming Presdo takes a shower after every do to prevent HIV/AIDS!Cut your tail and scrum, kaffir!

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  61. Ronald Penza,Edith Nawakwi,Katele Kalumba ,Ng,andu Magande and now Musokotwane.Every year its bla bla bla bla.Nothing new for me,it doesnt suprise me at all.LT Award winner 2008 and 2009 for defending Sata from funny characters.

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  62. How much goes to
    FAZ?
    Task force?
    Provision for corruption and theft (leakages)?
    Leaders medical treatment abroad?
    Traffic fines for Zambian Embassies?

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  63. So like i said on #104,Most the money which the government allocates to different sectors,doenst even work as intended.It ends up being in individuals accounts,when the auditor general reviews such amounts that can not be accounted for.No action is taken by the government. So it doenst matter how Musokotwane does the bla bla bla.LT please am not Anonymous. LT Award winner 2008 and 2009 for defending Sata from Funny Characters.

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  64. I need 6 Numbers from anyone !!

    The Numbers should be between 0 and 49!!

    I need the Numbers for the German Lottery running at 35 Million Euros !

    please post the Numbers people. You will be rewarded!! I promise

    THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER PLEASE POST THE NUMBERS!!!

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  65. 110. Matworld-Nice guy!

    I am fine today!! How are you Sir?

    Please post the numbers Matworld

    35 Million Euros is a lot of Money!! I will release the Wining Numbers tomorrow.

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  66. HELPING US DURING THE STRUGGLE(APARTHIED) SHOULD’NT BE AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO DEVELOP YOUR COUNTRY. YOU BECAME INDEPENDENT IN 1964 BUT STILL SINGING THE SAME OLD SONG. PLEASE CHANGE ASISEKHO IS’KHATHI SOKUDLALA BAFOWETHU

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  67. AYATOULLA AND BA MAUREEN SHOULD BE BARRED FROM BLOGGING. THEIR COMMENTS ARE ABUSIVE AND VOID. OTHERWISE, I LOVE YOU ZAMBIANS. I’VE BEEN TO ZAMBIA TWICE AT THE VICTORIA FALLS. ITS NICE. CARELESS BLOGGERS ARE A LET DOWN TO PROGRESS ANYWHERE.

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  68. Its not about unveiling but about what the budgets do for the commonest man!

    i shall wait, see and hear…

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  69. Abena Jamaco na Nine Chale, Bushe mulabomba? or mubomba pa Lusaka times blogging? Pantu ngamula chelele ukumilimo ngata musangwa pa number one everyday bane. May be what’s your secret?

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  70. Ms Phumizle,you need to come to Zambia and see the infrastructure damage done by South African Mirage and Impala jets as punishment for Zambia’s support of your ANC and liberation struggle. Many Zambians died so that South Africans might live.I am actualy a survivor of the Makeni raid and I least expect unfair treatment from people we so much helped at the expense of our people’s lives and country’s development. So Ms Phumie, understand the Zambians when they react angrily at your comments. Please, if you don’t mind, send me your email address so that I send you a pictures of my amputated leg following the South African Makeni raid.

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  71. AM SORRY PATRIOT FOR YOUR SITUATION. PLEASE FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO FORGIVE ME COZ I NEVER MEANT TO HURT ANYONE’S EMOTIONS. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO COPE WITH A SITUATION YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE AND YOU SUDDENLY REALIZE ITS REAL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU EVEN MORE THAN YOU WERE BEFORE YOU LOST YOUR LEG. WE’RE TOGETHER IN YOUR PAIN. GOD NEVER SHUTS ALL DOORS BUT LEAVES ANOTHER OPEN. BE OF GOOD CHEER MFOWETHU!

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  72. I havent seen the whole budget but i dont think its a good idea to remove winfall tax for the mines. Or if its removing it, it should have been on condition or atleat for a particular time.Otherwise it will reduce government income.On one end its a good thing that its been removed in order to save jobs in the mines. But this should only be when the copper is not doing fine on the LME(london metal exchange), world market.

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  73. 99.Maureen

    Yes there is an assembly company which has recently been openned in Lusaka assembling ZTE and two other brands. And there is another company which i am the propriator with my partner which we hope to beginn assemby by june this year. Its already in operation but we are mostly doing repairs of all kinds of phones and other electronic devices such as pc’s, ups etc. Its located in Kabwe TRIGO ELECTRONICS.

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  74. #88.MrK How many peasant farmers have graduated from fertiliser handout (FSP) to self reliant since UNIP days. What sutdy has been done to establish that peasant farmers or our village folk have the vision and capacity/business plan to become emergent or commercial farmers. Give them 4 bags of fertiliser and they will use 2 Sell the other 2 across borders and merry life of kachasu drinking continues. You cannot force a horse to drink water. RSA it is commercial farmers.Even when Zimbabwe was bread basket this was on back of commercial farmers. Look what mess the peasant peasant /war vets have caused to zim agric. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

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  75. #88 Mrk. Tell me how you will develop/ reform agriculture by dishing out fertiliser to people year in year out. Where is this bottomlees pit of money fromwhich u will always buy these fertilisers for free issue endlessly. If your answer is tax then dont complain about PAYE or VAT. Cite a country were this charitable agriculture sector/business has done wonders.

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  76. #128 I sympathise with your predicament of losing a leg in the Makeni raid. However, point still remains that Zambia is grossly , underdeveloped and backward. Instead of working hard we pretend to a christian nation when the very people that uttered the declaration were adulterous and plundering (now claiming 8.5m USD change in Zamtrop). Chibuku tarvernS in townships open at 6AM.Our youth are abrasive and alcohol/dazed and hopeless. Lusaka and other towns are filthy, defined by slums built under the direction of party cadres. Chisokone market in Kitwe city centre is an eyesore & vendors/markteeres call the shots in town planning.SURELY WE CANNOT PUT THE ON BLAME APARTHEID STRUGGLE FOR THIS

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  77. Last year in March/May soon after flush floods FRA was selling maize to Mugabes Zimbabwe at 230 USD per tonne only to start importing the same commodity from RSA at 400 USD per tonne in November/December. And you want to blame such criminal dimwit incompetence to the struggle againist apartheid. My foot!

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  78. #129..the southafrican woman,

    I Think you are a very great prostitute in SA. You are dull and i think you have not even reached great seven. Zambia sacrificed like The Patriot did and what we receive insults from you guys. Zimbabweans were also behaving the same..where are they??? Now they want Zambia to help them again. No way let them be ..they have to learn to fight for themselves. Even you suthafricans one day you will be like Zimbabwean..know that africa will not come to your aid. Days are numbered.
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  79. Zambian children yet to be born will curse our memory when they ask why we are underdeveloped and are told that its because we were helping others in liberation wars and show off amputated legs whilst others show off their beatiful cities. Pick up the pieces and march on. No time for self pity. Dont talk of a a freak makeni raid like it was an equivalent of the Gaza war. That is crap.

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