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The 90-Day Deception: Sata’s Messianic Complex and Why Zambians Should not believe Him

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Patrotic Front leader Michael Sata
Patrotic Front leader Michael Sata

By E. Munshya wa Munshya

Michael Chilufya Sata has a lot going for him politically. In fact, his political skills are unparalleled in Zambia. I have in a number of articles pointed out the fact that Michael Sata is a down-to-earth individual who easily connects with the people. He is also an opportunist who does not shy from using any event to his political advantage. Any serious contender to the presidency this year will ignore Sata only to his or her disadvantage. Sata is an enormous political force and he has been so for several decades.

However, some tendencies within the Michael Sata phenomenon are genuinely worrisome. Perhaps the most ridiculous of the Sata phenomenon is the promise he keeps making to Zambians that he would restore Zambian dignity (whatever that term means) within ninety days of assuming office. Principally, he keeps promising that he would change and transform the country within that period. In 90-days, Sata has promised to bring changes in fields stemming from the price of Coca-Cola, to gay rights, to the Barotseland Agreement of 1964. By promising so much change in so little time, Sata is putting himself up for failure and setting us for serious disappointment.

The 90-day promise is a messianic deception. Sata feels that he is the saviour of Zambian problems. This messianic complex is the last thing Zambians need. In fact, no serious leader who wants to bring genuine change to a country as needy as Zambia can trivialize the kind of change that is needed for our decaying nation. And for Sata to say that he can bring change, all the changes in three months is despicable and smacks mockery of the highest kind.

Sata speaks to Zambians as one would speak to “under-fives”. When Kaunda was fighting for Independence in the 1950’s he knew very well the challenge that lay ahead of the new nation. He humbly took up the challenge to lead Zambia. He was humble before God and before Man to realise that the challenge to lead a country is no small feat. He asked the people of Zambia to persevere through the difficulties that lay ahead. He did not trivialize the challenge of leadership. When Frederick Chiluba, proclaimed with his MMD cohorts that the hour had come for democratic change, Chiluba kept asking people at mammoth rallies whether they would persevere with him to change Zambia for the better. Chiluba understood very well the challenges of leadership and he was humble enough not to take leadership lightly. It was at those rallies in 1991 that Zambians agreed in unison that they were willing to walk the tough path of national healing with Chiluba as Head of State. Zambians liked the idea that a leader had told them the kind of challenges that lay ahead.

But in 2011, Sata is telling us that he has the magic wand to bring change to Zambia in 90 days. Sata is speaking as if he is speaking to kindergarteners. He is the one that has accused Hakainde Hichilema of being childish. But from what I have heard from Hichilema, he has taken the challenge of leadership more seriously. Hichilema is promising to work as hard as he can to bring change to Zambia. For Michael, Zambia does not need a long time to heal—in 90 days all the rot will be healed. It seems, Sata lives on Mars and not Earth.

Sata in promising change within 90 days does not take into account the dynamics of government. To his credit, Sata has had lots of experience in government. This is what really is shocking. You would expect that a person with so much experience in government would be wiser to know the complex apparatus that government is. In spite of Sata’s many years of service to our country, it seems there are many lessons he still needs to learn. Government is not like a private home along Omelo Mumba Road. As president, you cannot just command dignity into existence. It takes lots of courage, time and effort. Economic development change cannot be done in 90 days. Sata may be having a genuine vision to bring change. But this vision is very misplaced and is being inspired by his own pride and personal ego. He needs to shed off this messianic complex.

Old and experienced men like Michael Sata, are good for the country. But when these men do things or say things that do not make political or economic sense, it is even a greater disaster. I think Zambia should consider voting for a high school pupil to lead our country. It looks like 35-plus individuals have not done us any good. There is no need to have an experienced driver in State House, it these experienced individuals begin having 90-day hallucinations.

In 90-days, Sata has promised that he will stamp out corruption. He cannot certainly stamp out corruption in 90-days that took fifty-years to make. In fact, I seriously doubt Sata’s commitment to fighting corruption. He has a team of PF members who yesterday where running the very government that he is today accusing of corruption. PF’s Sata is today accusing the MMD of corruption when in fact; Sata was the kingpin of Chiluba’s leadership at a time that Chiluba was busy purchasing designers underwear. Sata did not leave Chiluba’s government due to corruption; he stayed on in government until it was becoming clear that Chiluba had dribbled him out of presidential succession. It is this political dribbling that we must credit Sata’s manic 90-day mantra.

Then of course, Sata is daily receiving new members into his party. These new members are a litany of the people that are corrupt. And in the next few weeks before the elections, Sata is likely to receive even more corrupt defectors from the MMD. These people are not genuinely looking for ways to serve the Zambian people; they are looking for genuine ways to serve their own stomachs. As such, Sata cannot fight corruption when corrupt people surround him! In 9 days and not 90-days, they will show him how to steal, and by the 90-day mark, Sata may start stealing with them.

What Sata should do, if he wants to be taken seriously, is to become a little bit more thoughtful with the challenges Zambia is facing. They are challenges of democracy, and economic development. They are challenges of corruption and education. They are challenges of media independence and national sovereignty. We like Sata because we know that when we attend his rallies we will be treated to free comedy. And comedy goes a long way in assuring votes. But beyond the oath of office, is the call to serve the nation and bring change in a difficult and sometimes painful manner.

The 90-day mantra is a lie which should be abandoned. Sata must use his popularity as the opportunity to speak to Zambians on ways he is going to fight corruption when his PF is full of corrupt MMD. He should be speaking to us about how he will respect press freedom when he banned government media from covering him at Mulungushi in Kabwe. He should be explaining to us how he would chase the Chinese only to receive the Taiwanese and recently the Afghans. He should explain to us, how he would promote democratic elections in Zambia when his party the PF conducted a national convention where no ballot was cast. He needs to explain to Zambians why he would not go to Chiluba’s funeral home to console the Chiluba family when he served Chiluba for so long. He needs to explain to us why we should not vote for an “under-five” Hichilema when his 90-day sweet change does seem childish. He needs to explain to us how he would implement the BA64 when he has on several times wanted to disband the Lozi monarch. He needs to explain to us why intellectuals within the PF cannot speak. He needs to explain to us how as a Catholic he would want to do away with the Declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation.

Finally, he should explain why Zambians should not go “Nafuti, Nafuti” for Rupiah Bwezani Banda. The 90-day nonsense is adequately insufficient.

198 COMMENTS

  1. It may sound to good to be true that 90 days can bring change. Giving it a try may not be a bad idea. avoiding it may be a worse thing Zambian could lost as an alternative
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    • dude, this is a country not a science experiment. its only logical that the 90 day thing is a myth. look at obama and his promises and this is how many years later??

    • 90 day promise is a non starter. I am not mmd or pf but I trully agree with the author that Sata is talking to us like under fives. Chiluba asked people if they were ready to sacrifice how long the change will take. Obama on the other hand too asked the voters to be patient in order for real change to happen. Then Sata is simply telling us 90 straight days boom! He is either over confident fellow or he is surfering from some serious hullucination problem.

    • The Author does not understand why we have remained behind as a country and top in terms of corruption and abuse!!!! All we need is good leader and Zambia will be better nation. If you can explain why RB has become rich in a short time, Chiluba had more than $8M, HH acquired the Sun Hotel and his wealth within a short period of time then you will agree that the 90 days theory is workable. Thats why we want Sata

  2. Munshya who? Which rock are you crawling from? Crawl back, you daft fellow! How did you manage to beat a million other sperms!

  3. [email protected] Munshya wa Munshya or whatever you call the collection of your bones and fresh, this article of yours its nothing but TRASH ! next time try to use your brains and not stomach .

    • Iwe Munshya, we know you to have been a pastor but it is embarrassing to see your articles you are surely creating a very bad platform for yourself especially for your future political endevours. we will keep these articles and will surely refer to them some day in your life. Now listen please learn objectivity as thats what the bible teaches you!!!!! Have you left Grace. we understand you are outside the country. you probably do not even understand what is currently happening around in Zambia.

  4. This Man is dreamer . This is not third term stupidity he championed .on Patriotic Fo0ls (PF) can believe in his 90 days false prophecy . The good news is that he will never be a president for Zambia unless post humoursly some one award him

    • I agree with you day dreamer! 90 day promise is a non starter. I am not mmd or pf but I trully agree with the author that Sata is talking to us like under fives. Chiluba asked people if they were ready to sacrifice how long the change will take. Obama on the other hand too asked the voters to be patient in order for real change to happen. Then Sata is simply telling us 90 straight days boom! He is either over confident fellow or he is surfering from some serious hullucination problem

  5. Sata never articulates issues just attend a rally of PF all he does is slunder and attack others he has nothing to offer us Zambians . Ask any PF supporter what the economic programme is for PF and they will not be able to tell you. At least we know the MMD has set infrastructure development has its hallmark. UPND stands for free education and uplifting civil servants salaries to K3.5M.

  6. it depend what you understand that change is to make towns clean do we need a year for that, how many projects has mmd lounched in 90days since campaign started, how long did it take for zambia to be proud called christian nations, over media nowhere you can allow enemies who are looking for opportunities to destroy you to go on when for sure you know when they make up stories you wil not give you chance to defend yourself.

  7. I always thought the 90 day think was a joke by SATA… so is it really a serious thing???
    May God bless Zambia

  8. @7, UPND and HH are dreamers, where are they going to get money to pay civil servants K3.5million each? 

  9. mmd is persecuting journalists who are not in their favour barring is better than using court ot harass the media, zambia the problem has is not financies but adminstration so if a govt correct this thing will change in short time it didnot take long in Levy govt people in public office to realise how grave corruption was once caught will have it hard so the the policies and emphaises by the leadership can change things in short time.

  10. over the people joining pf is not problem with the people but the system and the head it was the same poeple who where with levy when govt did well in fighting corruption but in RB govt same people become corrupt because they know even the head is corrupt.

  11. Exactly. The 90 day economic rubbish is nothing more than a farce Mr. Sata came up with to hoodwink his followers into giving him the vote. I have never seen any economic literature that explains in detail how this 90 day economic miracle could happen. Often I have asked PF supporters to provide an adequate argument on how this 90 day hysteria can be achieved, till date I have not received anything concrete.

    Mr. Sata populist rhetoric needs to be exposed for what it is…empty, drivel, rubbish that defies all logic. It is simply an attempt at dumbing down the electorate so they do not ask real questions. Mr. Sata is simply not interested in an adequate concrete economic policy that will stir the nation forward.

  12. kolwe, dont you know that Zambia is in this state becaues of this b.u.s.t.a.r.d RB. Many countreis and other coperating partners usually come on board when you turn against corruption. Hw long did zambia had that debt? Mwanawasa just stood against corruption and is cocelled K.o.l.w.e. I konow Sata will receive alot of support from other countris from day one in office because he is against corruption, that is first answer k.o.lwe which you cant see.

    Point 2 kolwe is that, currently do you know how much zambia looses from mining tax in 90 days, how much we loose by stealing from your B.a.s.t.u.r.d RB, His ministers and all govt oficials in 90 days bcoz your basturd RB embrace the vice. kolwe you must think beyond your nose. i can help you if you cant see. there a number of ways

  13. Ian lilato, dont be backwards. you dont need to tell carders your economic policies. those thing are meant for people who can use them. Get a copy of PF manifesto. all those saying Sata will never be president must realise that if what they are saying is true mwanawasa couldnt have died because a better way of stopping Sata by age clause in the constitution period. god cant take away mwanawasa and give us this monkey for 8 yaer. He is a fair God and He loves Zambia. This monkey available now has just been used as a steping stone for Sata to rule. Chiluba’s demise is another sign. He had to put him to rest because he repented and though he made mistake, the monkey available is worse and he will live long to pay for his misdids

  14. Lusaka Times how can you let someone post such a biased article, no conclusion just utter drivel, how can you fail to understand that some-things are doable in 3 months…at least he is setting up a BENCHMARK for himself, unlike the MMD who are trying to develop the country hastily at your expense in the last 90 days!! 

  15. just a correction mr munshya sir, you seem to be deliberately missing the point. no one can teach bwana sata corruption or theft, he is the master at it and the 90 days message is coded language to like minded corrupt persons. all what is happening is that the thieves and the lazy are regrouping in pf, they are aligning themselves around bwana sata because in mmd the loopholes are being sealed. birds of a feather in a desperate and futile attempt to regroup in pf that’s what!

  16. Its good that a lot of people have known this old man in and out.He has got no agenda for this country.When he addressess his rarries its only full of jokes and insulting others

  17. YOUR ARTICLE IS MAFII AS IT CONTAINS BOTH TIME AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS.IF YOU ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING IN 90 DAYS, WHAT WILL CONVINCE YOU TO DO SOMETHING IN 1826 DAYS?HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU NEED TO PUT THE MESS AT ZNBC IN ORDER?HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THE TOWNS CLEAN?HOW MANY DAYS DO U NEED TO TELL THE CHINESE TO MAKE THE MINES SAFE FOR WORKERS? FOR DEVELOPMENT U DONT NEED SO MUCH TIME.U DONT VE TIME TO WASTE UR TIME.

  18. LELO NI LELO SATA WILL CLEAN ZAMBIA WITHIN 90 DAYS JUST WATCH THIS SPACE DORA AND WILLY BANDA WILL NOT WALK THE STREETS OF LUSAKA ANYMORE IN THEIR DIRTY PATAPATA AND IT WILL BE AN ACHIEVMENT FOR ZAMBIA IN THE 1ST 90 DAYS. VIVA S A T A

  19. @14, sorry i cannot mention your name, i am too well brought up by my parents to pronounce such terms. what i want to remind you is that bwana sata has flip flopped so many times on mining tax that no one knows what he will say tomorrow. first he called for windfall tax, then flip flopped and condemned it. his latest ranting as quoted by reuters news agency (not znbc or zambia daily mail if that makes you happy) is that he will keep the same tax regime being implemented by mmd currently. do you read?

  20. WE ARE NOT READING SUCH ARTICLES FOR THE FIRST TIME,WE HAVE READ WORST OF THE WORST ABOUT SATA.WHAT WE ARE GETTING FROM SUCH WRITING IS THAT MMD IS POWER HUNGRY.BUT THERE TIME IS UP AND FINISHED.SATA IS MAKING U SPEND SLEEPLESS NIGHT THATS A FACT.ZAMBIA IS NOT POOR,WE ALL KNOW THAT,BUT PIPO DRIVING THE DEVPMENTS ARE SELFISH.VP KUNDA JUST WASTED K135 BILLION,THIS MONEY COULD BE USED TO BUILD ALOT OF INFRUSTRUCTURE,SCHOOLs,HOSPs IN 90 DAYS.GIVING YOUR SELF AN ULTIMATUM IS GOOD COZ YOU WILL WORK TO MEET YR CONDITIONS,U WANT PEOPLE TO SAY THEY WILL DO SOMETHING IN 50/100 YEARS.THATS NOT PROGRESS.MMD IN 4 WEEKS HAS LAUNCHED ALOT OF FAKE DEVEPTS BESIDE STEALING.WHY DO YOU GET BOTHERED BY 90 DAY,ITS JUST A TIME WITHIN WHICH YOU WILL FILL THE PRESENCE OF NEW PF GOVERMENT.VOTE PF.PERIOD  

  21. I really think education is important, Sata’s thinking is typical of a grade four….but hey, he only went as far as grade 4. The man has no understanding of basic economics…YOU CAN NOT CHANGE a country in 3 month. It has never happened anywhere, it take year to develop. This foolish man is a big dreamer and this is why he will never win elections

  22. in life, i v cum to realise that u can neva substitute experience 4 anythin. mr. sata has saved in gvt in different ministerial positions n has acquired the necessary experience required. so, for him 2 benchmark himself wit 90 days then he knws wat it teks to mek necessary changes to achieve his 90 days goal. besides goal settin is important in ones life. i knw mr. sata to b a peak performer. n wn u luk at o aspiring candidates no 1 is committing himself to any period thus it’ll b difficult 2 assess them.

  23. Mr Munshya, you have just disqualified yourself from attending the next opposition PF national convention in 2016.

  24. I’m an MMD cadre but talking about experience, RB is the most experienced of all the 3 candidates, He has save as an ambassador for several years in different countries, he has been a minister in different capacities, he was an MP, he was a governor, he was a Vice president, he is a president, he also served as a director in different parastatals. I don’t think that Sata has such experience, the man has only been a governor, policeman and minister. What experience is he talking about? If he is going to base his campaign on experience, then he is telling us that RB is the right candidate.

    • RB’s xp-ce can never be compared to Sata’s thats an insult to Sata,what did RB do when he held those post.Yes RB was director some parastatals and got fired,coz could’nt  perform accordingly.And now he’s presdo,all the same can’t perform accordingly.So we are firing him again.Sata is a man of action and thats wht Zambia needs,not Rubbish.Thats why even monkies stated urinating on him,big shame.I wish it could just s.h.it on him.Kaunda,Ka Chiluba,Mwanawasa stayed they but a thing like that never happened,but bena ba RB just 3month chololololololololo pa menso.Why ?Monkies could see how dull he is.

  25. so those of you who dont believe in 90days theory, how long do u wat zambia to take to development?

  26. MMD started planning and looking for funds a year or two ago when PF and Sata were busy calling him a Tourist. and today he implements the project then PF thinks it can be done in 90 days. these fools are so dull to even believe it can happen, these fools do not understand governance, these fools have no idea what it takes to be in government. we call them fools because they are so foolish not to see the light. you can not compare the 90 days nonsense of SATAn and the Developmental projects of RB when he started planning them beyond a years period. 90 dats to who Fuseke!these fools have no idea what it takes to be in government. we call them fools because they are so foolish not to see the light. you can not compare the 90 days nonsense of SATAn and the Developmental projects of RB when h

  27. The more bombastic Sata’s bravado the more it betokens his desperation. Should Sata and his PF take over, HH and Rupiah Banda can expect bitter vengeance at their hands. Sata does not have a credible economic plan for Zambia and Sata safely counts on Mmembe’s militant journalists to intimidate HH and Rupiah Banda on his behalf and this is a crucial factor that has vitalized him throughout.

  28. RB’s xp-ce can never be compared to Sata’s thats an insult to Sata,what did RB do when he held those post.Yes RB was director some parastatals and got fired,coz could’nt  perform accordingly.And now he’s presdo,all the same can’t perform accordingly.So we are firing him again.Sata is a man of action and thats wht Zambia needs,not Rubbish.Thats why even monkies stated urinating on him,big shame.I wish it could just s.h.it on him.Kaunda,Ka Chiluba,Mwanawasa stayed they but a thing like that never happened,but bena ba RB just 3month chololololololololo pa menso.Why ?Monkies could see how dull he is.

  29. PF govt & tonga people’s party you have no agenda but to insult Mr Sata
    Mr Sata said it yesterday RB has made him popular,
    This article is just promoting Mr Sata, because we are all beginning to wonder what it is about Mr Sata you are so afraid of,
    Under5 is dissing Mr Sata
    Dora,s job is to diss Mr Sata
    The President is dissing Mr Sata
    Daily mail is creating propaganda about Mr Sata
    Times of Zambia making up stories about Mr Sata ,ZNBC the same
    You begin to wonder y everyone is afraid of him
    People of Zambia let us give him a chance maybe just maybe our country can be in good hands 
    God bless

  30. Bro Munshya wa Munshya.

    Your title lacks sensitivity and political bias.
    Don’t you think that you have alligned yourself against Mr Sata, the PF and the many Zambians who have pinned their hope on Mr Sata and PF forming government?

    Have you not failed to be impartial? Since the meaning is in the author, only you brother can answer the questions that anyone can ask.

  31. Mushya,
    Ignore this parody reserved for PF kaponyas only who believe being deployed to Afghanstan and turning into homosexual tools are job they deserve. Sata will never be taken serious by any serious patriot. Above and beyond not even in his Grave will Zambians ever consider to risk the nation with such a comedian. National affairs are serious matters that border on the welfare of the people

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    The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and ­Barcelona are all tracking the ­brilliant 14-year-old ­Belgian boy.

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    But now Manchester City, the richest club in the world, have entered the frame.

    • And u call these breaking news , news to who ? of what benefit is this to zambia’s development u fool.

  33. PF govt & tonga people’s party you have no agenda but to insult Mr Sata
    Mr Sata said it yesterday RB has made him popular,
    This article is just promoting Mr Sata, because we are all beginning to wonder what it is about Mr Sata you are so afraid of,
    Under5 is dissing Mr Sata
    Dora,s job is to diss Mr Sata 
    The President is dissing Mr Sata
    Daily mail is creating propaganda about Mr Sata
    Times of Zambia making up stories about Mr Sata ,ZNBC the same
    You begin to wonder y everyone is afraid of him
    People of Zambia let us give him a chance maybe just maybe our country can be in good hands 
    God bless

  34. Do not vote for Mr. Sata until he articulates his economic policy. Do not accept mediocrity of 90 day economic rubbish. All the PF bloggers on this thread have failed to articulate Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic miracle rubbish. They’ve failed to explain it.

    Don’t gamble with leadership. Let Mr. Sata articulate his economic policy beyond 90 day rubbish.

    • I agree with you. But clearly MMD has equally failed to articulate an elaborate developmental programme for the country. All we are seeing are short term projects meant to hoodwink voters. MMD is able to do that because they control govt resources. PF does have access to the country’s resources so all they can do right now is give a promisory note of short term action.

  35. Mushya,
    Candidly said. Your love and loyalty to the country is vividly here again and again.

    Bravo!

  36. # 38 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST,

    If being made popular, Why is your demi-god daily instituting flawed and doomed injunctions in courts of laws against straight talking Zambians.

  37. BY THIS TIME TOMMORROW A BAG OF 5OKG MAIZE MEAL WILL BE TRADING AT K 10,000. YOU WILL SEE IT WITH YOUR EYES BUT YOU WILL NOT EAT OF IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE DOUBTED THE WORD OF MR. SATA. PLEASE PEOPLE ITS POSSIBLE TO MAKE A LOT OF MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN 90 DAYS(IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS GOVERNMENT)

  38. With the striff and loss of dignity the sovets felt when drunk Boris Yelstin was selling off Russia to the highet bidder, not unlike RB, then came Putin who restored the russians dignity in 90 days. They were again a proud pipo. So who says Sata cant do the same. ?. Only profits of doom and faliures would not belive this. 90 days or what ever should be better than the 20yrs of MMD faliure bestowed upon Zambia. Sata says he can do some thing in 90 days, what have MMD done in 20 yrs ????

  39. mr Munshya wa Munshya you are a man congrats for this article. Please do not be discouraged by these *****S in PF (POOL OF FOOLS)

  40. in 2008 zambians mandated rb to deliver development. to sane zambians this means schools, health facilities, roads (including the one leading to my house), housing (including empowerment), foreign investment, new mines, job opportunities, massive construction projects, food security and stable food prices etc etc. sane zambians can see a bright future for themselves and their children under rb. sorry pf, sane zambians have declared that the position of commander-in-chief for zambia is not vacant until 2016.

  41. @38, “People of Zambia let us give him a chance maybe just maybe our country can be in good hands”. sorry, sane zambians have no time for “maybe just maybe” when they have seen the real thing under rb. sorry pf, sane zambians have declared that the position of commander-in-chief for zambia is not vacant until 2016.

  42. #39 Mr Capitalist. Bwana could you tell me when RB gave a detailed account of the MMD’s economic agenda? The only person who is able to articulate economic issues in the MMD is Mutanti- your RB rules by try and error, to him when you talk of adhering to the national budget and avoid borrowing, its like insulting him-because he is not supposed to be at plot 1 in the fisrt instance but in Chewa land doing peasant farming. Your RB knows nothing about economics and you would see how he would turn red if where to ask him to give even a simple defination of what a budget is-so stop talking nosense and just continue bootlicking for the last few days you have got with the MMD. Your MMD days are numbered baba-hope u hv saved enough!

  43. Alot of bloggers on this site do not understand or have chosen, like the author, not to understand the context of the 90-Day development agenda. I have been in the USA and have witnessed the election of 2 Presidents – Bush JR. – 2001, and Obama – 2008. My American experience is that each incoming president is eveluated for his first 100 days in office. What a new President (policy directives and development initiatives) does in the first 100 day (Sata wants Zambians to assess him for his first 90 days) can present a big direction as to the country’s economic and political development. Investors (currentand potential) can use the first 90 or 100 days to evaluate the president.

  44. @ #46 Dejalas Joburg

    Ok, now that you have finished insulting President Banda, explain Mr. Sata’s economic policy. Explain how Mr. Sata is going to achieve his 90 day economic miracle.

  45. These MMD sponsored LT articles won’t sway the mood of the masses on the ground.MMD is in dreamland if they think they can overcome Sata’s popularity by getting votes in Luapula and Eastern province only.In fact,that is the best they will achieve in 2011.
    Critical to this election are the votes from Western and North Western provinces.Whoever gets these provinces wins the 2011 Presidential elections.Sata and PF are poised to do just that.
    The rest of the country will see the usual voting patterns.

  46. MMD caders,
    what has your party given zambia in 20yrs ? No one seems to be able to tell us why 20yrs of faliure and stealing should be extended by another 5 yrs. MMDs record if there for all to see, shops filled with ‘made in South Africa’ goods. Even the electricians come from SA while we have graduates rooming the potholed dusty streets with Garbage overflowing every were. We have been reduced to a level were zambians think nothing is possible, even the simplest tasks , without foreigners. All this is only possible with the wholesaleing of Zambia to foreigners and dripping the procceds to Zambias after massive bribbery and mismanegment.
    90 days sounds better than the 20yrs we have endured.

    • Witness 54,
      I agree with you. Even the schools that are being constructed have absolutely no educational equipment and resources. they are just shells! :(( No laboratory equipment, books, computers, toys, play parks, etc. Their children go to high cost schools such as ISL, BIPS, LICS, etc where there are all the desirable equipment and resources… 

      By now Kelloggs is supposed to be making the cereals  here using our maize, Bakers making biscuits using Mpongwe wheat, Beacons making sweets using our Nakambala sugar, etc.

      Manda Hill, Arcades, etc is not development. Bring industries. Have affordable mortgage plans, avoid casualisation of workers… Like heaven 90 days is so  much better than the 20 years.

  47. .
    Unfortunately Sata is increasingly becoming a “Bogus Prophet” who is getting deceived by his speech writer, Fred False Prophet Mmembe.

    The first 90 days of any new team in Corporate World or a Political Party moving into the government, centre’s on

    Building the Team
    Keeping Balance
    Strategic Positioning
    Create Coalition within the working group
    Expedite Everybody
    Set Your Goals
    Accelerate your Learning & Discoveries
    Evaluate All the Resources
    Going through the Reserves or Books

    Most of the people in PF have not governed including the person that they have put in the fore-front of strategizing National Development (Bob Sichinga). Then we have Chishimba Kambwili (Budget Man or Spokesman), the irrational dullest of them all in PF

    Cont..

  48. “The Patriotic Front says once it is voted into power it will solve the fuel crisis within the first 90 days of its rule.
    Patriotic Front Leader Micheal Sata says the Party will carry out explorations around the country to excavate fuel.”

    Source: May 24th 2010, PF vows to solve fuel crisis, Lusaka Times

    @ #48 Yangu

    Explain how Mr. Sata is going to carry out exploration of oil, find oil, build infrastructure, extract the oil and pump it to refineries to achieve this WITHIN 90 days so we can evaluate him should he come in power.

  49. #42… Have you ever been to Russia? if you have never been there, do some research before you embarrass yourself.
    Russia is probably the most corrupt country in the world. There is almost no opposition politics in Russia, if you belong to the opposition you get arrested or you get killed, vocal journalist are killed when they criticize the government.  There is no respect for human rights in Russia. Is that what you call dignity? I guess you are likening  Sata  to Putin because they are both dictators and Sata can make things worse for Zambia just like Putin did in Russia. 

  50. Munshya please tell what is Christian about Dora Siliya, fake priest Shikapwasha etc. When you declare a religion for a nation, the leaders must be in the fore front to live that idea. But is allowin a fallen journalist to use the nation to insult a citizen a way of Jesus? RB does not even know the sixth book of the bible. This delaration is a farce to say the least

  51. Mashimba and the likes of you a just a bunch of thick heads, you are going against the tide you B.a.s.t.a.r.d.s, drown, Ba.st.ard.s, drown One cannot understand why you are for this big head for nothing RBish. He must be paying for your school ewe chi mashimba, kolwe. This is the most corrupt and sensless head of state that this whole world has ever seen and you support him. Zambia is the way it is because of punks like you, supporting something that does not make sense, shame on you fakers. Anyway mwanya whether you like it or not change is coming

  52. Sata treats Zambians like small children in lower grades at primary school. Anybody who has got some level of education will know that this man is just trying to win the support of those who are in state of desparation. 90 days is unthinkable, more especially for someone who was once number 3 in government. Am aware that those that are joining PF now have realised that they will not be adopted in MMD, hence taking this chance. The real Zambians know that this man is just politicking and will recieve a number of defectors who will be adopted and will lamentably lose to either MMD or UPND.

  53. .
    It took 6 months for Clinton & Obama to build teams. Tony Blair also had issues because the Labor Party had been in opposition for a long time and they spent the first one year still with an opposition mentality while in government adjusting to a different way of carrying responsibilities as a governing party.

    Sata’s “ Putting More Money In The Pocket” notion is a misleading crusade. Take taxes, changing taxes cannot happen in 90 Days. It requires an in depth study of the Economy Outlook because it’s intertwined to other aspects such as:

    GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
    Inflation
    Deflation
    Investments
    Interest Rates
    The Cost of Borrowing
    National Development

    Even when you have talented people put together, diligence has to be applied in carrying the due process.

  54. This lunatic SATA should at all costs not allowed to get to the top. Brethren, have taken interest to scruitinise all the people who surround him. Most of them have fears that any other government coming into office will make their lives or businesses would crumble. They have faith in the serpent that he is going to support their cause. People like, Mark Mushili, Willie Nsanda, GBM, The Post Newspaper guys etc. All these people have fallen out of the government favour hence their support for SATA. Open your eyes and see, they will do all they can to ensure gets to the top. But Zambians are not kids to see this master plan.

  55. #57…. Sorry but i can never support Sata, I’m too analytical to be carried away by cheap and realist rhetoric. And i also don’t want to let a grade 4 policeman rule me. And no,RB has never paid for my school but i’m more educated than you and Sata put together. 

    Tell Sata to start preparing for 2016 because this year, he is losing again…. for the 4th time.

  56. EXCELLENT ARTICLE. KEEP IT UP AND CLOSE YOUR EARS TO ALL CRITICISMS TO YOUR FACT BASED AND TIMELY ARTICLE. WELL DONE

  57. ASKING ABOUT WHERE UPND WILL FIND THE MONEY TO PAY CIVIL SERVANTS K3.5MILLION SALARY IS LIKE ASKING WHERE THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS MINISTERS INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S CHILDREN GET THE MONEY THEY ARE STEALING FROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AS FOR THIS MAN IN THIS PICTURE, HE LOOKS LIKE HE HAS RABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE NEEDS SERIOUS PRFESSIONAL CARE. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA

  58. Ba Mr. Capitalist, @ 54 Sata will not be starting a new government form Pluto. The Zambia government already exist and Ministries are already in place. What will be changing are the ‘managers’. So all Sata has to do is request reports from Permanent Secretaries. Him, and his policy/political advisors can then evaluate what is already on the groung and see if those require policy shift. It is the policy changes made in the first days in office that are indicators of a country’s future economic development under a new president. This is what happens in Canada, where you are or here in USA.

  59. Imwe ba kolwe ba kwa RBish. Why are you afraid of change, when in fact its for the better. Can you point to anything that this man has done that has brought about positive change. Ba kolwe, let me tell you, NOTHING!!!!! Wasnt he Namboard boss? he was sacked, wasnt he governor of lusaka? he was sacked, sent into diplmatic service he was removed.Now president of Zambia, look at the state of the country, abject poverty is every where in the midst of plenty and corruption at its highest. Now lets compare this to the man you so much loathe HE to be Sata.Governer of Lusaka, a big success story, Minister of local government and housing, new fly over bridge Minister of Health, UTH rejuvinated need I say more. Ba kolwe there is no logic in your thinking and this only points to politics of poverty

  60. This article is useless, the writer talks about (paragraph 2) how he doesnt know what Sata means when he talks about restoring Zambians’ dignity, but goes on to critic it. How do you criticize something you have admitted to not knowing.Secondly the writer says Sata should understand how government works and how he wouldnt bring changes within 90 coz he (Sata) worked there before in various high level position. Now i wonder who is best to educate us about what can and cannot be done in govt, btn a man who is just sitting behind his home computer or a man who has been there before. The writer seems to try to insinuate that he knows how government works better than a man that has been there before.Lastly, the Afghanistan story in the article is stu.pid, how can use a story without facts!! 

  61. @ #63 Yangu

    That is all good and everything but Mr. Sata explicitly told QFM that he will solve the fuel crisis WITHIN the first 90 days of PF rule by exploring for oil country wide. How will he do this??

  62. # 55 Mashimba
    Understand the context on the argument befor you expose your illusions of grandure. Before Putin Russia was embarrased every day by the west. Madelin albright is even on record as saying russia is not entitled to siberia and its wealth. Russian dignity was at rock bottom until putin restored it in 90 days. Who are you to criticise the Russians if all polls suggest putin would be voted back in power and remains the most popular politican. Who are you to suggest russia is the worst place while russians love thier country and are proud of it with there restored dignity thanks to Putin.
    Maybe uncle can do the same.

  63. Mashimba if you are the the Mashimba that was at Newcastle Uni am not suprised at your level of thinking can you honestly brag about your PHD and being a don at some erstwhile University. If you were an Oxford fellow I probably say you are truly educated. Let me not run away with this its too petty, but I will have you know that am educated too. and I most likely earn a lot more money then you.

  64. Good article. i wonder why people are so blinded. Sata is a good presidential candidate, but the fact remains that he cannot change our country in 90 days. what is promising the people will follow him.

  65. #55 Thanks to Putin Russia is the only country in the G20 tha does not owe anyone money. I was in Russia last year and I can tell you that Russians are more dignified than Zambians. read between the lines and dont hide behind ethos you cant comprehend

  66. #72..No, i’m not the Mashimba from Newcastle and i have never studied in the UK. Great to know that you have more money that me. Good for you, enjoy your money.
    But i will never change my stance on Sata and he will never acquire the education i have. 

  67. 63# Yangu

    The first 100 days of USA President’s does not turn around the economy. Sata for some time has been preaching about turning around Zambia’s economy in 90 Days

    The first 100 days of a US President is all about:

    1. Putting in Measures for short term and long term results
    2. Winning the Public Perceptions
    3. The President builds team that can bring public confidence (Mind you confidence drives economies and the stockmarket)
    4. Ticking into Bureaucracy. Either increasing the size of Government if you are Democrat or reducing the government size if you are Republican

    Barrack Obama and Tim Geithner (Treasury Secretary) put in good regulations in the first 100 days which have now just started yielding fruits slowly. Sata is talking from his sleep…..

  68. @66 yangu, “So all Sata has to do is request reports from Permanent Secretaries. Him, and his policy/political advisors can then evaluate what is already on the groung and see if those require policy shift”. good try but even that evaluation cannot be completed done in 90 days. you also seem to be suggesting that bwana sata doesn’t even know at this stage whether what is on the ground requires policy shift???? now, now, now i am thoroughly baffled and mauless.

  69. What kind of hypocricy is this because RB is also doing last minute (90 day) cosmetic projects. What can prevent SATA from succeeding in doing the same. Your RB was always flying in and out of the country when he just assumed office. Now he has realised that he has done nothing no wonder the 90 day last minute unplanned projects. Can Munshya tell us why his RB is not dissolving Pariament and cabinet. Ministers are at it again abusing public funds. They went out for 21 days doing party activities now again they have gone to various provinces using our resources when they are supposed to be dissolved. Like it or not SATA is gaining massive support and my vote is for SATA and PF.

  70. @78, we respect your democratic right to a vote but we are not looking for a 100% vote or the no vote democracy of pf (convention). however, the sane people of zambia have already decided that they are renewing the contract of their current high performance commander-in-chief until 2016.

  71. This is probably the best of all of Munshya’s articles so far. This clearly exposes Sata as a fraud. I don’t even know what Sata is doing in these elections to be honest. I suspect he is just spending out his old age knowing that if he was just idle he would have packed up by now. We all like Sata, he has done some good things when he was in government, but clearly he is not presidential material especially at his age when he is starting to be suffering from senility. He used to work hard and deliver because he was working under other presidents. Sata himself is far from being presidential specimen, and he should retire like that. We will still respect him as one of our leaders in history, he doesn’t need to be a president for us to respect him – so he is pushing it.

  72. The 93 years old Linyungandambo patron Mr Maxwell Mututwa died last night from ailments resulting from his evil detention by the MMD government of Mr Bwezani Rupiah Banda. I urge all Lozi brethrens to moan him and honour him by voting this Bwezani Kanishamezy government out of power.  

  73. @81, mhsriep. but before he died the old man gave an interview on znbc tv in which he praised rb highly and advised zambians to unite and not to vote for bwana sata who he said wants to bring unnatural gay acts in zambia.

  74. it seems MMD supporters have no answer as to why we should extend the 20yr failure of MMD rule of Zambia with another 5 yrs. MMD are woundering were those 20yrs went with nothing but poverty to show. Pack your bags and give us the date when this 20 yr nightmare will end for Zambia.

  75. Is this anew way of campaigning? So MMD has no bones to face the people instead they have opted to be tabulating their lies on the media.

  76. What these Ru.Bish bootlickers are not happy about is the simple fact that Sata has a plan while there big head Ru.Bish has not thought up anything. The old fellow just goes with the wind, a hopeless opportunist, suddenly theres money in the treasury then what does he do with it, he throws it here and there. In the hope that it will bring about development Typical playboy of the 80’s. This old fo.ol has no sense at all. No sense of reponsiblity and lacks seriousness. He simply has no clue on how to run government. Mwe bantu lets remove this fo.ol and indeed make him pay for the mess he has caused.

  77. How much has the  man been promised to write all this rubbish and the tonga people’s party now praise him,,,
    RB or Sata same difference just don,t allow that under5 in plot1′ never will it happen not in this life time

  78. one cannot help feeling pity for pf cadres. they are always trying to restate what their leader said because what he says doesn’t make sense. they do this even when people have heard and seen bwana sata for themselves. see the following examples: mining taxes, gay rights, 90 days. bwana sata means one thing and his cadres quite another.

  79. @ #83 witness

    Mr. Sata is the better person to explain what happened in the first 10 years of MMD rule. He was there thick and thin and loved it so much that he wanted to abrogate the constitution by bidding for an unconstitutional third term. Mr. Sata is the better person to ask on what happened in the first 10 years of MMD rule.

    As for the second 10 years of MMD rule (2001-2011), Zambia has seen unprecedented levels of economic growth and development. Whilst the economy stagnated in the 80s and 90s, in 2001, Zambia’s economy was on the move again. In 1999, Zambia’s GDP was at USD $900 million, today Zambia’s GDP (PPP) stands at USD $20 billion. The RB administration alone has outperformed any other administration in the history of Zambia.

  80. @83, you cannot rewrite history, especially recent history. you seem to be the only one who doesn’t know that barely 10 years ago bwana sata was a happy member of mmd for ten of those twenty years of mmd rule that you are talking about. he served happily under mmd policies until the mmd decided that he sata was not a suitable presidential specimen.

  81. cont.

    We have The Economist listing Zambia as one of the “African Lions” which are the growth nations in Africa. We have the IMF, World Bank, ADB…etc praising Zambia for its economic progress. We have mountains and mountains of data showing Zambia is on the right economic path. Who wouldn’t want to give the MMD another mandate.

    Zambian people have got plenty to eat following the maize bumper harvest. This is but some of the reasons MMD should retain power. MMD is focusing on diversifying the economy, building and upgrading infrastructure, food security, education and health investments and empowering the people through entrepreneurship to name a few.

  82. in other words, bwana sata and his colleagues mpombo, mulongoti, chitala, masebo, kapijimpanga etc are all mmd rejects.

  83. @ #83 witness

    Now that I’ve explained why you should give MMD another mandate, it is your turn to explain Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic policy.

  84. Capitalist what you fail to mention is the high copper prices, the only reason Zambia has managed to capture some income . Look, in all honesty, a commodity which you lack, Ru.Bish has done nothing for the country apart increase corruption and destroy the judiciary. Do you people supporting this man have any love for your country.

  85. No. 22 Bembacharm,
    Suck your what???? Get your Gay freinds and President in PF do that for you!!!!!!

  86. Anyone who still believes that Sata will one day govern a country on this earth is a disgrace to humanity. Stand in front of a dressing mirror and say to the person staring at you ”I am going to vote for Michael Chilufya Sata.” Am sure he or she will shout back ”you are kidding me, right?”

  87. PF supporters you have no basis to justify your arguments. You need to be giving good VALID POINTS as to why Sata needs to be given a chance. Just insulting and DONCHI KUBEBA is not good enough. You have been battered on this one by guys like (PF GOVERNMENT), (INDEPENDENT OBSERVER), (MASHIMBA) & (CAPITALIST 3E’S)

  88. @ #94 The return of the Ninja

    Thank you for your opinion on President Banda’s performance. And yes I do love my country…that is why I am asking you PF guys to explain Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic policy.

  89. please let us not deny the fact that Sata is major factor in our zambian politics and thus has also a 100% possibility of being the republican president. those who are not on his side just prepare you minds that he will be your president. if you don’t want him it is up to you. Some of us didnot want RB to be our president but we have accepted him because he was given the mandate by the zambian people. But this time around the mandate is heading towards MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA the leader with a lot of pontentials to transform this country into a better place. VIVA MCS

  90. #100, I agree with all you have said except this statement, and quote: “the leader with a lot of potential to transform this country into a better place”. The man has been in politics since 1964, first with UNIP, then MMD and finally PF. What is it that he failed to do in his youth when he had so much energy and zeal and was in good health that he can do now when he is a weak and heart disease ravaged near octogenarian? You got to be senile in the must gutless and lunatic manner to think that Sata is going to make a good president. Even if that were possible, the man is dying of heart disease. Your vote will only confirm Zambia as the world’s christian national moaning state!

  91. NO MANY WORDS WILL CHANGE ANYTHING INCLUDING THE PEOPLE’S PERCEPTIONS AND DESIRE TO CHANGE GOVERNMENT. HAVING SAID THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL ESTEEMED OPPONENTS FOR GIVING US A GOOD RUN FOR OUR MONEY. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR OPPONENTS IN VARIOUS OPPOSITION PARTIES MMD INCLUDED, THAT WE ARE THANKFUL TO YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT EASY FOR SATA AND THE PF PARTY TO EXCELL WITHOUT TOO MUCH HINDERANCES, A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT DEFECTED FROM THEIR VARIOUS PARTIES TO THE PF YOU MADE SEEM SO EASY FOR US IN PF. TO DORA SILIYA, RHONE SHIKAPWASHA, WILLIAM BANDA AND RUPIA BANDA WE SALUTE YOU FOR ALL THE INSULTS WHICH HELPED TO UPLIFT THE PARTY’S POPULARITY ACROSS THE NATION.LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK HAKAIVOTELA HEKA FOR DISPLAYING UN PRECEDENTED IMATURITY THANKS.

  92. I just learn’t that most of the chaps on lusakatimes are  ununemployed hence their belief in sata’s fantacies and almost all speak bemba and they use tu ma cheap phones  to blog.they don’t buy internet bundles from either airtel  or mtn but buy 2pin talk time use opera mini then spend the whole day shuttling between sites worshiping sata and attackingattacking those who speak against him

  93. Zambian journalists are making money instead of buiding the country.Zambia is going like this coz of journalists like Maputi wa mushaya maputi.Nonsense article indeed maputi yobe malukula.Rb is developing country in last 30 days.how can Sata fail to implement that in 90 days.do u know that when u’re employed they give 3 months to asses yo perfomance?malukula u’re just a booooootiiiiiliiiiker.

  94. Munshya you missed the point on the fact that all things are possible when it comes to innovation. When the Wrights brothers said they would fly in 2 years, no one believed them until it happened. Therefore, it does not mean data is treating us like small children.
    Lets just see if it can work. Even Obama’s promise for medical care didnt work as promised. What propelled him was the need for change that americans wanted no such what he was promising. All he had was a speech he read at a previous democratic convention.

  95. @ #103 The return of the Ninja

    It is really a simple request. Explain Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic policy.

  96. In 90 days you can not eradicate corruption.The institutions that are empowered to fight the graft are themselves corrupt.Zambia today needs a leader who will genuinely accommodate everyone to bring real change.MMD has done it’s best in the prevailing economic recession however, they need to do more.There is a lot Poverty,Corruption, Poor service delivery in Zambia.

  97. @ #104 Ba Nkupi

    The ANC also promised Housing for the Black Community, jobs, security and land for the starving rural. Today majority Black South Africans are still without adequate housing, unemployment is high amongst the Black South Africans, crime has skyrocketed and the rural are still landless.

    This is why this time we are not taking any promises at face value. We want to ask the real questions. We want to analyze for ourselves whether your policy is achievable, viable and workable. This is why it is not too much to ask for an explanation on Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic policy.

  98. Mr Capitalist thanks for touching that point.In addition we need to know more about the PF Foreign policy China.Sata was once Health minister ,what is he saying about persistent drug shortages in govt. hospitals.The civil service at present is riddled with official corruption and inefficiency at its best.The people are crying for service delivery no.103,104 and 105.We need facts not comedy

  99. The author does not know why Zambia has lagged behind in terms of development and other aspects of the country. The reason borders on Leadership, since we became independent we have never had a good leader. If you can explain how chiluba had $8m in the account, HH aquired sunhotel and his wealth with a short period of time then you can understand and believe that the 90 day theory is possible and we need Sata

  100. When Obama promised electorates about health care republicans dismissed it as a dream. Today it is dream come true.

  101. The problem with Munshya wa munshya is used to suffering. So when someone who is progressive comes up with a solution, you start relating to your situation and think it is impossible to happen. Development actually starts on day one.
    Viva Pabwato!

  102. Mr CAPITALIST could you please explain the scandals involving RBs children (Zamtel). Explain the changes in anti corruption acts (clause removals) Explain the acquitals. Explain the interference of the executive in the judiciary (promises to Chief Puta that Kalumba will go free)The above borders on what Sata talks about when he says you will see changes within 90 days, slackers will be fired, politicians will be made to explain to the Zambian people (their bosses) why they made some of the stupid decision that are affecting us nowDont feed us with lies that MMD is the future of Zambia. We need press freedom why should we be paying TV licenses only to see Dora insulting the very people paying TV licenses. Those Ministers dont pay TV licences coz their Zesco bill is paid by govt (people).

  103. The problem with most MMD supporters is that they like to work at their on pace, a job which is supposed to be done in two week is prolonged to 2 years and everyone congrats themselves for a job well done without considering the increased costs due to change in time frame. 20 years, the MMD has nothing to show for in terms of development and this can be attributed to working without any time frame. Even companies have to set goals to achieve in given quarter of there business year.For Zambia to develop, we need leaders who understand time not tourists, who take the state house as pleasure resort. 

  104. @ #112 Kaponyas!!!

    I will explain that immediately after you explain Mr. Sata’s 90 day economic policy.

  105. Am sorry to put it to you or rather point out that your wisdom is crooked and naive, you seem to know the truth but your propensity to twist facts will soon catch up with you. I can’t wait to see the day when you will pick up that Kudu horn in Rupia Banda’s Babylon and start blowing it to appease your nemesis you busy creating.

  106. #114 Mr Capitalist, i thought i just did explain to you what sata means when he says you will see changes within 90 days. I mean changes in terms of slackers being fired and competent people fielded in decision making positions. And yes am not talking about GBM am talking about people from all over Zambia that can do the job. PF is receiving everyone in the party  because politics is a game of numbers, but once in power only hard working competent people will be in decision making position and not corrupt and good for nothing talkative people like your Shikapwasha. Those are the changes that the great man Sata is talking about. Unlike your RB who was fired at NAMBOD fired as governor and recalled (fired) as a diplomat, why should we trust this kind of a man with running the country?

  107. you haters,if the govt can spend $1million dollars for a funeral,what makes u think Sata could bring that change in 90 days.think,think,think pa bwaaaaaaatoooooooooo

  108. @ #116 Kaponyas!!!

    Mr. Sata has not said “you’ll see changes within 90 days”, Mr. Sata has said he’ll turn around the economy within 90 days. This is on record and this is what I’m asking. How will he turn around the economy within 90 days? What policies will he put in place to achieve this?

  109. SIMPLY BECAUSE I WANT A GIRL IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I WANT HER.INFACT I WANT HER SISTER BECUSE IN THIS WORLD THERE ARE ONLY TWO THINGS A WOMAN AND A DOG.NOW I LIKE MANGOES AND SWEETS EVEN SWEETS.BUUT EVER SINCE I WAS BORN I HAVE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE BECAUSE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAY GOODBYE DO NOT LIKE ME.FOR EXAMPLE CLOCKS WATCHES AND EVEN BREAD.THE MOS IMPORTANT THING IS TO STUDY BECAUSE IF YOU DO NOT YOU CAN EAT CHEESE.
    …that is what the writter and all you bloggers talk about everyday,trash and more trash everyday….. know what? I would rather listen to rap music and learn a lot.

  110. Infact, Sata should not talk of the 20 years MMD government has not developed the country, but should put it in black and white to say Our first 10 years of MMD government where I was part as number 3 and chief advisor did not develop the country but just reduced on what KK laboured for. That way we would understand him. not this thing of taking us zambians like chickens who easily forget in a minute. Sata was part of the most corrupt governement and and even pushed for the third term for zambians to continue suffering, then today he can claim to love zambians. These same guys let our GDP in 2001 at $250 and now it is at $1100, thank God for Levy mwanawasa’s economic policies. Sata despite all the corruption they were doing, he never warned us, but instead wanted FTJ to continue.

  111. I think it is a curse to belong to PF because you stop thinking and reasoning. Even on this blog they cannot articulate anything as they keep insulting whenever they are chocked by intelectual knowledge of others, shame. As if thats not enough, in 2008 presidential bye-election I asked one 90days miracle pf guy where Sata is going to get the money he will put in their pockets without working for it first?. I was so shocked with the response that it left me wondering whether the grey matter in the head was functioning. His response was that “Sata knows”, and that was all. Shame on PF and thank God I am not one of them, and will never be.

  112. It now SATA vs the gorvmnt,chanda chimba & all political parties wht a pactd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this man can even boost.its u making him tht BAKABOKE.shoooot athers also untl u finish yo arms thn 2morow u wl hear RB announcing tht no more election 4 zambia.PANKOLOKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 4 EVER

  113. Good observation Munshya. We have had enough of try and error presidency. These guys supporting such *****ic economic policies have no love for our country. All what Sata wants from plot one is sign cheques to pay off his debt he has been accumulating since 2001. I urge all serious Zambians to ignore this 90 day street (igo igo) economic plan. We need leaders not these comedians.

  114. Why is so easy to believe that it is easy to destroy than to build, for the past twenty years mmd has messed up the economic of the country -someone of you are writing this academic citation have never contributed not even dime to any street kid caused by the wicked management of our resource. Zambia is so blessed but we as the owners of this land that flows with milk and honey we are been starved to death by our so called political masters of unfair altitude. 

  115. Why is so easy to believe that it is easy to destroy than to build, for the past twenty years mmd has messed up the economic of the country -sameone of you are writing this academic citation have never contributed not even dime to any street kid caused by the wicked management of our resource. Zambia is so blessed but we as the owners of this land that flows with milk and honey we are been starved to death by our so called political masters of unfair altitude. 

  116. 90 days is practical, MMD – UNIP have implemented road projects in one month and I agree with SATA that Zambia is rich and change can be seen in 90 days. Mwebana bambwa mwikale tondolo because you don’t know what you are talking about. Leave Sata alone and you will see what will happen in October 2011 bapushi imwe.

  117. have noticed that some bloggers are asking what the MMD govt has done in 20years,nothing i guess according to them.but in this 20years sata was MMD for 10years so my question is why did he fail to do all the changes or development he is talking about because that time Sata was even more powerful than the VP.What does he want to change now that he couldnt have influenced the goverment to change when he even had all the powers to go and beat up people in chawama with his thugs without anyone doing anything to him.Where is Paul Tembo all because of the 2billion which sata stole and carried to the mmd conversion to dish out to cadres.We will look stupiud if we pretend to be forgetful.Shame on him

  118. if mmd is done it in 3weeks by repairing roads how can he fail in 90days? its just that we are used to fake promises and simple projects which last 5yrs……this can be done and lets give sata chance

  119. IT IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEGATIVE. ADOLF HILTRE PROMISED A PERFECT GERMAN PERSON ON EARTH.BUT HOW DID HE DO IT.HE ROUNDED UP ALL THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN GERMAN LOADED THEM IN TRUCKS TO UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS.THE STREETS WERE CLEAR OF THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS.BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE WHO WERE LOADED IN TRUCKS AND THE BABIES BORN PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IS YOUR GUESS!LAZY PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE THIS 90 DAYS MAGIC BULLET.BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER IN THEIR LIVES TAKEN TIME TO OBSERVE HOW LONG A SEED TAKES TO MATURE TO BE FOOD ON THE TABLE.

  120. I think this old f.o.o.l that thinks like an under five will lose a number of intellectual votes if he keeps dreaming his 90 days. Most Kaponyas do not vote and he is being deceived by them because they also do not understand what it takes to have proper development in a country. Sata has no plan for Zambians except capitalising on the ignorance of many.

  121. Iwe munshya wa Munshya, do yuo know what you are taking about? If bwezani RB can look for trillions for roads in less than 24 hours, what can stop a serious person do something GOOD for the whole country in 90 days. Ndiwe ka MMD, who does not want change. Lets give chance to other parties also to be government unlike the current multy party politics where its only one single party in power for 2 decades. RB & MMD…………Kuya bebele!

  122. Reality is that the opposition does not have it takes to unsit the ruling party in this country. The reason is, apart from selfishness in the opposition, they do not have serious alternative to offer to the programs that the government is implementing. We have seen people who are evn condemning the infrastructural development because its an election year. Well if the funds are available in ana election year, should we wait 12 months before we can implement these programs? Development in 90 days is just a fallacy. That is desperation at its best! Much as I am an opposition sympathizer, I am also a realist who can see with the need of a magnifying glass clear writing on the wall.

  123. @ 28.. I have never thought looked at it that way.. You are thoughtfull!!!! RB indeed has more experience and if we are to use this as the only cirteria for measuring of who is the best candidate, then he will carry the day. Fortunately, this is just one criteria. Others such as vision, AGE, education (intellect) etc have an eqaluy heavy weighting in the whole assessment process.

  124. @66 (Yangu) and @76(Independent Observer) – you have engaged in fruitful debate – interesting. @66, note that Sata is not preaching of setting the tone during the first 90 days, but rather he is preaching that he will deliver teh goods within the first 90 days, which isnt practical considering the enormity of the task at hand. Whilst you are right that his actions during the first 90 day period will set the tone, he is off the mark to prmoise to complete execution and deliver the development within this period. Unles he i saying he will set the tone during the 90 days, he his message hasnt resonated with me.

  125. This article was well written. The author has brought out verifiable facts in a well structured manner. But of course the truth hurts and i am not surprised that some PF cadres can only call the author names and other dirty statements of theirs. When one has no point to say, they rush to insults and other similar dirty words.

  126. @Pepecho suferer, Like your blog name, you seem to enjoy sufering. Money is there, its priorities that mater, eg: windfall tax, merging some ministries and reducing size of cabinet could be some of the areas where money can come from. Its attainable, you are dealing with an accomplished business man here, who has partnered with most of the foreign investors to put up investments like Manda Hill. Money is there ba Suferer!

  127. For any meaningful development to impact positively on the citizenry one needs to design and plan the structure of its execution. To design, plan, source funds, mobilise, and implement, is not possible in 90 days for massive development Agenda. Example…upgrade and rehab to the road net work …the studies took several months, then sourcing of funds toook months, then procuring cointracts, then actual execution which will take about 7 months and more to complete. So this issue of saying RB finished works in less than 90 days…is not true…..all these projects will take more than 6 months to comoplete….Mongu Kalabo will take more than 18 months. 90 days miracle can not work and the sooner people work up from dreams and face reality the better.

  128. PF leader’s cheap talk of 90 days is meant for those who dont understand anything, the Kaponyaz. Just what is PF’s policy on revenue collection? I ask coz you have to have the money before spending it.Just what kind of magic will Sata use to collect so much money in 90 days and bring about economic emancipation? Does he even know about the budget cycle? Please ba PF educate this man that he must think before saying certain things, or is he exibiting ignorance? Cheap talk!!!! Please spare me, this is not an insult nor an attack.

  129. THIS ARTICLE IS RUBBISH IT LACKS MERIT AND CHARACTER….90 DAYS IS A WORKABLE PHENOMENA….IN 90 DAYS U CAN CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION BY MERGING WITH THE OTHER PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS IN ORDER TO COME WITH AN ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENT BY ALL ZAMBIANS ,IN THAT U CAN DEAL WITH 1964 BAROTSE AGREEMENT.WHILE THAT IS GOING ON SATA WILL DEALING WITH THESE MINE OWNERS WHO HAVE BEEN UNDERPAYING TAXES WHILE A MAJOR ROAD NETWORK CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY TO REDUCE DISTANCES WITHIN PROVINCES.THIS WRITER MUNSHYA IS A DUNDERHEAD FIGURE WHO IS SPONSOR  BY FAILURES FROM.ALL A COUNTRY NEEDS IS A HEAD OF STATE LIKE SATA TO STEER THIS NATIONS…THERE IS TOO MUCH LAZINESS AND CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY…ONCE THIS IS DEALT WITH WILL BE A BETTER NATION TO DEVELOP….THERE IS ALSO MISAPPLICATION OF RESOURCES.

  130. Most of the people talk too loud about the need for experience in leadership, yet they will compalin when an employer talks of experience. In any case, there is a call to change govt for the fact that economic development is not reaching the woman at the grassroot level.

    If I may ask, is it not the so called experienced politicians who have put us in the current situation? Where was their experience when things got so bad for you and me?

    Therefore, I dont think the problem we have relates to experience. It has to do with the right way of doing things. Sorry I think HH would make a good president for the fact that he controls a meaningful percentage of our economy through various investments. He is trained as an economic manager. Continued.

  131. Continued from @146. We are making comparisons between the three main contenders in the fourth coming election. I want to here from anyone who can tell me that a company like Grant Thornton can employ Sata or RB as chief executive. Yes, RB is a graduate and would qualify, but for Sata, a big NO! Even with his so called experience in runing of ministries.To me there is need for one to be trained in a certain feild. Can someone tell me what Sata is trained in, I want to learn. HH was govt economic consultant when Sata was minister.Why consult him when the experienced Sata was there?

    We need economic emancipation and this will only come fron someone trained in the field, no guess work.

  132. I don’t have a problem with Sata’s 90 day target. The only problem I have is he has not been elaborate about what he wants to achieve in the 90 days. And its a well known fact that when a goal is not well defined then it’s most likely not achievable. I think what Elias should be focussing on now is how gullible are the voters. If so many people can easily believe the 90 day theory without scrutinising it will explain why politicians take us for a ride and why they dont deliver.

  133. does the writer also know that ba KK also promised us 2 chickens in 1 pot?? HH also has 100 days and so why is RB shy?? There is nothing wrong with setting a time for yourself given what you know. The article is just full of fear and you do not develop like that. USA is talking about sending people to Mars right now. I have gone and changed things which people that I found defended as imposible to change.

  134. I cant believe it that there actually people who believe that 90 days nonsense.Its appalling how somebody in their sane mind can even attempt to defend the 90 days rhetoric.This is a well written article that needs serious thought from Pa Fwaka

  135. The best piece describing PF leader MCS. It entirely out-maneuvers Chanda chimba’s record. Indeed the TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE

  136. The duty of the media is to inform, educate & entertain. If Sata is not getting through to us to explain or 2 be Kweshoned lets start with stale State Media as the problem and not the candidates (Including HH) who have not been given the chance – bt you always get insignificant Siulapwa who is going to grow old without ever contesting the presidency!!

  137. 90days after the election, Sata will regain his lost intergrity using the K7.5billion he will make by charging candidates (aspiring MPs) K50m each for contesting on PF. He is a business man.

  138. Any distubance in the economic cycle may have consequences in the concerned economy. There are many factors that are at play and certain changes affect the economy negatively, eg GDP, Interest rates,deflation and inflation. To be frank, Sata has no understanding of such issues, and the man would just be ignorantly making decrees in front of a camera without having to think the impact of his pronouncements on national economy.

    Its like asking someone to fly a plane coz you have been told they are hardworking. The man will ignorantly press buttons whose results may send wrong signals to all the stake holders.

  139. This article is just like this song: Nsale – Nsale nchinkamba mukasale uwawama chikolola mwinko ashale.so we are yet to see UWAWAMA and the so called CHIKOLOLAMWINKO.
    N.b  am not judging.

  140. What is so special with Sata having run some ministries? Does anyone know why FTJ made Sata minister without portfolio? Have you ever had any other Mininster without portfolio after Sata? He was made such a minister coz he failed to understand economic polices in the ministries he worked. In any case some many un-educated people have been ministers before, the likes of Vera, Tetamashimba etc. Running a ministry is not a factor by which you have to choose a president. Sata doent know anything, listen to him.He would be a danger to the nation.

  141. ON THE SPOT # 156 Sata was made minister without portfolio coz he could not fit in any other ministry coz of his shallow understanding of policies.

  142. PF supporters are just sturbon for nothing. You can not achieve anything tangible within three months apart from start up activities which Sata can’t achieve because he can’t even analyse small issues. This article is a mind opener for those who easily forget or can’t see beyond their noses to know who Michael Chilufya Sata is. Surely this is the man welcoming the same corrupt guys from MMD. MMD has a bunch of corrupt people and PF is worse because it even accommodates the most corrupt guys from MMD

  143. Nothing is impossible here on earth, so as the 90 days is 100% very very possible. If Rupiah Balya can start so many projects in a month, what can make it impossible in 3 months?
    Then to those sayn Mr Sata was in gvmnt why didnt he do this & that? That’s why there is specialisation in any work place, how do u expect a minister of finance, governer of a province etc positions that Mr Sata had in gvmnt to perform a work of a president?
    Munshya Wamunya has no brains with hes articles, he alwaz writes without proof & hes analysis is very dull, so pipo like him & RB dont use there education same with street kids.
    Most of the things have been said, viva Pf & Mc Sata, pabwatooo.

  144. People who perform as ministers are never tossed from one ministry to another like the way Sata tossed arround. A lot of people dont know that FTJ had to move Sata from one ministry to another coz the man just became a problem to him, untill he finaly created ministry without portfolio. Sata never understood policy maters and was always a hinderance to development.He was lucky that he had intelligent PSs in the ministries he ran. The man is just a chancer like a hyna, wanting to assume responsibilty of credit when he knows it should not go to him. Sometimes a hyna will charge at a lion, knowing that it cant put up any fight at all.
    To me, there is no difference between Sata and other un-educated chaps like Teta, Vera, who were ministers before. They are didnts, and so is Sata!

  145. Lets not just support for the sake of supporting a tribesman, lets do it for the future and that of our children. Ba Shikulu is a tired man and is not capable of bringing economic emancipation coz of his education back ground. Having worked in some ministries is no reason we should put him in state house. Being head of state is more complex and you need a morden man to do the job. Sata does not represent the change we are looking for. By the way am from Luapula and am writing this realistically.Most of you tribesmen and women cant see beyond a bemba man.Lets be real and shape up our destiny for once by putting someone who has the know how. Its our future at stake here! I want any one to challenge me that we are very tribal as bembas, while we just acuse others.

  146. Here is a fact: in 1991, southerners gave FTJ,a bemba 98% votes in S/prov.Mazoka was rejected by Luapula, Northern and CB. The same provinces are now rejecting HH. Can we Bembas stop being tribal and acept that HH is better suited to bring about what we are looking for as compared to the ailing old man.The old man is not qualified in any field, I stand to be corrected. I will agree with you that he is a mobiliser and that all.

  147. KKmade education free for all in order to have an eductated nation. Those that think education is not important in leadership are lost. Lucky of education is the reason why the old man is saying such things. He doesnt understand anything at all!

  148. What is this Congolese Journalist Munsha na Munsha wa Munsha up to? Don’t distabilise our beloved country, Alien. Leave us alone to decide who to vote for. What lot of nonsense is this? RB Epilogue and national anthem. Munsha, start preparing to flee to another country.

  149. Do not trust SATA: In 1991 he told us at rally near Kabwata Market that mealie Meal which was K240 was very expensive. He said when MMD come into power will reduce the price of mealie Meal. Now after 1 yr of MMD coming into power mealie Meal was ver K2000.00…..He told us at the same rally that KK stole USD7.0 billion…when MMD is voted into power they will get back the USD7.0 billion…..todate that USD7.0 has NOT been reecovered because it was a lie…..He told the Nation that Panji and UNIP are hiding ARMS at Sindamisale and they are about to wage coup against MMD govt…..upto now these ARMS have NOT been found but has now joined hands with panji the alleged war lord…….the list goes on…and on….of this liar….SATA is a Liar…….

  150. He Believes that he can deliver “change ” in 90 days. But the only reason he is so confident is because he has very little plans to be democratic and he will bulldose his agenda without consultation or consideration of consequent s. Zambians have tested freedom, trust me he would not last three months 

  151. #170 I hope to read your two year old’s article next week. Indeed you must be very proud that your two year old can write better than Sata, who we are told can not even write minutes in meetings. 

  152. Iwe Mr. Capitalist – 3 E’s steering economic growth, your stupid MMD policies have lamentably failed to uplift Zambian welfare. Surely, even a goat when pushed to the corner, it will react and bite you hard. So you blood suckers want people to continue dying in abject poverty in the midst of abundance hey, NO we have refused. The word CHANGE was designed to denote something and in this context we are CHANGING from worse MMD to good PF policies that are CLEARLY outlined in the manifesto. Mwanya ba pushi……….Viva Sata viva PF

  153. Actually people do not be skeptical about the 90 days. This is a long period of time. Imagine what the MMD govt had achieved in the past 90 days: here in lusaka the road from St Patrick’s junction into Kamwala south has been done – in 90 days! The road from club mulamu/SDA libala traffic lights has been done and so on……………So 90 days can be a long period of time and never be cheated that one cannot turn around anything. 

  154. #172, you are so vulgar. I only ask you to ton down. I also wish to differ with you on the PF policeis. PF has no policy on anything, let alone “more money in your pocket, sending youths to war torn countries, policy on commercialise Chikanda and Vinkubala (check the manifesto).This alone entells you that PF only looks at people who eat Chikanda and Vinkubala, forgetting tradditional foods from other provinces. To me, PF does not represent the change we need coz there is no difference between PF and MMD, even the leaders are the same age group, both are from UNIP etc

    Your leader lacks basic knowledge of economic management and would end up making decrees whose consequencies he knows not, because of his shallow understanding of issues.FTJ did the same on sale of govt houses

  155. NO GARDE FIVES AT STATE HOUSE! KAFUPI WAS THE LAST DIMWIT TO BE IN STATE HOUSE.WE CANT ALLOW MEDIOCRITY ANYMORE, WE ARE FED UP!

    ATASE! HOW DO YOU WANT US TO PUT PEOPLE WHO DOESNT KNOW ANYTHING, LET ALONE INSULTING?

  156. i would rather follow 90days promise than following people i know for sure that they have and can do nothing. you people of little faith!!!!!!!!!!!!! who has bewitched you!!!!!!!!!

  157. Elias Munshya sounds very intelligent because he is in Canada seeking greener pasture and they think those of us in Zambia are fools please spare us from your so called cleverness. You failed to pastor a church here in Zambia Chipata compound Lusaka, Zambia. Do not think you are wise than every body you do not have authority over the choice of the Zambians. If you are MMD keep it to yourself and come from Canada and vote for them. You failed to survive in Zambia. Enjoy the benefits of a highly developed Canada. Spare the true Zambia who are feeling the effects of mismanagement of resources. 

  158. Thanks for the good writeup. It in truth was a amusement account it. Glance advanced to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we be in contact?

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