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HH urges Government to sort UNZA and Mealie Meal Problems

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Hakainde Hichilema
Hakainde Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has urged the government to sort the out problems at University of Zambia-UNZA- that led to protests by students.

Mr Hichilema says it is important that governments attend to the demands of the students in good time.

He says what students are demanding is their entitlements.

Mr Hichilema was speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka attended by his special advisors, Douglas Siakalima and William Banda, UPND spokesperson, Charles Kakoma former Evelyn Hone College Journalism Lecturer, Clayson Hamasaka.

Mr Hichilema has also blamed the government for the shortage of mealie-meal in some parts of the country.

But Agriculture Minister Robert Sichinga said in Parliament this week that the country has enough maize stocks.

He attributed that shortage of mealie-meal to lack of capacity by millers.

And former MMD Lukulu West Member of Parliament Misheck Mutelo has defected to the UPND.

Mr Mutelo defected during the UPND press briefing.

Meanwhile, UPND campaign team in Livingstone has requested the Electoral Commission of Zambia to allow it distribute flyers to Livingstone residents since flyers are classified as print material.

UPND Livingstone Campaign Manager, Highvie Hamudud says flyers should be freely distributed because they are within the allowed print and electronic medium of campaigns allowed by the ECZ.

Paul Shalala reports from Livingstone that Mr Hamudud says there is no need for the ECZ to bar political parties in distributing flyers because the act can be done quietly without disturbing peace.

Meanwhile, Patriotic Front Media and Publicity Director Chanda Mfula says Livingstone is poised for more developmental projects in the coming months.

Speaking when he appeared on Falls FM radio last evening, Mr Mfula said the Patriotic Front Government will build a modern market, a modern bus terminus, a university, schools and roads in the tourist capital.

He has therefore asked the people of Livingstone to vote for PF candidate, Lawrence Evans on Thursday so that the named developmental projects can be effectively done.

81 COMMENTS

  1. Well spoken, busy creating by election yet pipo are starving tell them maybe one day they will listen.Long live HH

  2. You Hichilema, Unza students always have had problems in one way or the other.The problem is always unforeseen.Am sure you have been a student before to know how easy it is to organize students to do a demonstration in Zambia.

  3. When ever I see mapatizya ‘s photo,am reminded of the times he was in the pact.At one time he called the the bwezani family corrupt and described how we were going to chase Rupiah like dog for his corrupt activities.so funny how things change,today he is dining with the bad ones.some upnd mps ve lost confidence in him because of his selfishness,thers more to join govt watch the space.

    • Where u already born when the Post used to demonise Satan? Today he is Michael this, Michael that, darling, sweetheart, hero, modern Moses, creator of 50000 pa etc

    • SATA and PF have put in govt the same team of corrupt MMD MPs who are facing criminal charges. You are really resolved and annointed in defending PF EVIL mind and acts by defending the DECEIVING OF Zambians through 90 DAYS DON’T KUBEBA sinful act.

      JUDS defended sin BUT time came for the world to see and learn UNFORTUNATELY SOME PF supporters fool themselves that GOD died when JESUS was crucified on the CROSS and He will never come to punish DECEIVERS including “THE MIGHTY” DON’T KUBEBA die hards.

  4. HAVE U FALLOWED THESE ISSUES MR HH? THE GOVT IS DOING JUST THAT. IF U CAN CONTINUE BRINGING UP ISSUES LIKE THIS WE WILL LISTEN. U SUPPORTERS OF HH DON’T DEBATE LIKE LUNATICS FOR THAT WILL COVER WHAT HE HAS SAID.

    • At least his followers can follow him but do you know where your Boss Man is? Could be anywhere on earth or he has escorted Mpundu to vote at the Vatican? You can’t run away from your own shadow!

  5. This is what we call down to earth politics, politics of sanity. Politics deserving respect. We wonder where this mental patient in state house has disappeared to now!

  6. May I take this opportunity to point out a few things in an article written by a contributor to one of the online newspaper. They hid my comments.
    1. One definition of “fair comment” is “statement of opinion (no matter how ridiculous) based on facts which are correctly stated … (Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill)
    So its not fair to compare what somebody wrote as editorial comment and what somebody said elsewhere.
    The writer of the article also insinuated that the following people are all Bembas.
    2. Musa Mwenye is not Bemba but Soli
    3. Mutembo Nchito is not Bemba but Ushi/Lunda from Luapula
    4. Chibesakunda is Bisa
    5. Chisenga is not BembaLala from Central Province

    Then Arap Moi is a Kalenjin the third largest tribe in Kenya, not from a small tribe as alleged by the writer.

    • Your observation makes no sense , we are talking about bias regional appointment by one Tribalist Sata. To borrow your reasoning which makes no sense let me put it this way. HH is not tonga but ila from Bweengwa,Garry nkombo is not tonga but Wee or a Zambezi . Whether ila,tonga lenje it’s all same tribal grouping same applies to awushi ,lala bisa or Bemba it’s the same

  7. I cann’t believe William Banda is advisor to HH.What the hell is William Banda advising HH.Pls don’t allow William Banda who is always associated with beating opponent move too close to HH, Is HH blind or deaf or has short memory.Napapa sana.

  8. DON’T play with education Zambia. You have produced a lot of ‘useful fools’ now is time to bring out young professionals with real life virtues&competencies not this bending with the wind people I see running the country. Education is the foundation or roots of a tree make the roots solid no wind will easily bend the tree.

  9. My family and I live here in Papua New Guinea and we want to renounce our Zambian citizenship; anyone out there knows what steps I can take? I can’t believe that I was born in that fourth world country called Zambia…and where is Mushota when you need her? I leave this here; I leave this here and hope God sees my heart is pure! Please help!

    • Hahahaha whatever you can hang we don’t need people like you who are not patriotic. On another note…William Banda presidential advisor.? HH are you serious.? No wonder.. Enough said.

    • IT WILL BE GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH LIKE YOU,YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO RENOUNCE CITIZENSHIP,WHAT KIND OF IMMIGRANT ARE YOU?

    • I have today renounced my Zambian citizenship because of Dictator Sata’s brutality & lack of civility in handling innocent opposition members.

      All day & time people point at me that Zambia is in turmoil & killing political opposition members.

      Am ashamed of my Zambian citizenship & i will never come back to Zambia until Dictator Sata renounce his presidency or he is removed by military coup like the way Mwamba Luchembe did against UNIP Dictator Kaunda.

      Shamwana & Captain Solo are all gone.

  10. Whitehead says:
    March 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
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    DON’T play with education Zambia. You have produced a lot of ‘useful *****’ now is time to bring out young professionals with real life virtues&competencies not this bending with the wind people I see running the country. Education is the foundation or roots of a tree make the roots solid no wind will easily bend the tree.

  11. Don’t worry Mr HH everything is under control. Try not to lose sleep over it like you are losing members to the opposition!!!!

    • fool, sorting himself on what, he got everything with a stable family as compared to your ukwa who has only seven guns and several children from different women

  12. Speaks to the capabilities of our government. A certificate in Leadership & Management will not save Zambia. Lets get that straight and start tackling priorities first.

  13. Hapitizya Homula..
    just look at what your loyal mps are to your ‘invincible party’ and your ‘loyal chiefs’.
    only then will you know that bloggers here will not propel you th state house.

    • You are …………! Why not stink to the issues raised by HH? Anyway, that is the typical of the pathetic faillures cadres. Blind followers of the faillured Ukwa of Zambia.

  14. iwe HH! Tel pf about street vending and they wil listen to you.why do you talk about unza when the presido has never set foot on its land.ukwa is a dated leader who can even make a press conference unles he is alowed to do that in bemba.if sata was a product/good he would be a make from China without guarantee.

  15. Mr. HH, we all love you alot and you are a symbol of resilience, hope and progress. Sata is a symbol of oppression, concoctions and stress. We hate him and wish him instant death. However, we wish Sata’s spirit long live in hell.
    HH, hang in there and do not give up.

  16. LISTEN TO THE LIES OF PF CADRE CHANDA NFULA THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD A UNIVERSITY IN LIVINGSTONE. HOW MANY UNIVERSITIES IS THIS DONCHI KUBEBA KAPONYAS GOING TO BUILD IN ZAMBIA. YES SORT OUT UNZA.BY THE WAY IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE UNIVERSITIES IN NORTHWESTERN AND WESTERN STARTED JUST ASKING.

  17. Whitehead says:
    March 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink
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    Whitehead says:
    March 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
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    DON’T play with education Zambia. You have produced a lot of ……….’ now is time to bring out young professionals with real life virtues&competencies not this bending with the wind people I see running the country. Education is the foundation or roots of a tree make the roots solid no wind will easily bend the tree.

  18. Wow not all is lost after all! Did it have to take commonwealth for you guys to become real men? Now this is how it should have been from day one, otherwise, it’s better now than never.I hope this diplomacy of handling issues will continue, extend it to your other mate, Pastor Mumba.

    • Pf mentals, you mean you can’t get what HH is taking about here? Go back to the article & read again maybe you can contribute postively then.

    • Enjoy your little money while it still rains
      for surely this is a one term gov,t.

      they promised us jobs but all we are seeing are vender’s jobs,
      or is’t a donchi kubeba thing?

      People are now vending even at Manda Hill.
      Cairo corridors have become impassable because street venders.

      What a gov’t and here you are insulting those that try to redirect these chickens in state house.
      Free advice from the level headed incoming President. Take it!!

  19. ALL OF ATTACKING HH MUST BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELVES,WHEN DID WE LAST HAVE QUES FOR MEALIE MEAL IN ZAMBIA/?NEXT YEAR YEAR BY THE WAY WILL EVEN BE WORSE.DONCHA KUBEBA LIES ARE COMING BACK TO HAUNT THEM.WHERE IS THE RULE BY 10 COMMANDMENTS?IT’S RULE THROUGH POLICE BRUTALITY AND SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH.YET PEOPLE LIKE MAX AND OTHERS CAN’T OBSERVE THAT,HOW UNFORTUNATE THAT WE SUPPORT SATA JUST BECAUSE HE IS A NORTHERNER.SHOCKED EQUALLY THAT BEING IN A CIVILISED WORLD HAS NOT MADE YOU MORE CIVILISED!HOW UNFORTUNATE.

    • It Is you together with yo bantustan messia that are extremely uncivilised. In this time and age sure “tribal” politics. Awe sure.

    • Do you support HH just becoz he is a southerner ?Why does your logic always think tribe?Your pathological hatred for Sata will never propel your preferred candidate or party anywhere bcoz they are lazy

    • Yaba, these guys no wonder it will take ages for them to rule Zambia coz they think tribe wins. Why cant you just discuss issues without referring to any particular tribe. Zambia is for all people just as votes come from Zambians and not tribe. When are you going to learn that a tonga tribe alone cant make you president? Preach national integration please.

  20. Very surprised that these humble words are coming from HH. Has prison told him good speech and behaviour? Any way I applaud you HH for coming back to good politics. But why waiting to be put in prison HH, you should have shown this humility long time ago and politics in Zambia would have been great .

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

  21. May I also take this opportunity to say that it is not the firts time that inmates are moved from one place to the other. And such an exercise for obvious security reasons cnannot be availed for public consuption. So the government or prisons are not trying to hide anything as alleged by one online newspaer. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA

  22. sata knows nothing about UNZA.Only those without brains to know that the man expired a long time ago voted for him

  23. HH ZAMBIA IS DEAD HOW COME GB A MINISTER OF DEFENCE A GRADE 7 FROM KANINI PRIMARY SCHOOL HE EVEN HAD A F WE FAIL TOGETHER WE WERE THE TWO VIKOPO MU CLASS..ANY WAY MONEY TALK.

    • sakeleni – failure is when you stop. It appears while GB was getting on to alternatives you were wallowing in your F. That said, we need to establish continuous improvement strategies for the education sector and its infrastructure so that we are ahead of the curve. This idea of waiting for students to protest or lecturers to strike is not healthy. On the question of mealie meal I believe the over-dependency on monopolistic milling and distribution systems should be discouraged. This shortage is a result of mismanagement and lack of contingency and not the shortage of the grain itself…

    • Bankupi, it’s unfortunate that u can’t think either. If u hv no comment or contribution; better remain mute unlike publicising your stupidity. It pains me for someone to talk about tribe over straight forward issues. Such pipo like yourself will one day bring this country into flames, think positive ma man….

  24. HICHILEMA, HAMUSUKU, HAMUDUDU……………

    DID YOU NOTICE THOSE H’s? A VERY UNMISTAKABLE PHENOMENA CHARACTERISTIC OF UPND. OR AM I STEREOTYPING OR MAKING A FAIR OBSERVATION? I KNOW THERE IS A BANDA MENTIONED AS WELL. BUT OTHERS MIX NAMES LIKE A SICHINGA, A MFULA, AN EVANS. EVEN SOME HAPUNDAS ARE INCLUDED AS WELL……. ETC

    • So what is your point? Pf cadres you are lost *****s in the failures of your president. If you have nothing to contribute just shut up!

  25. Southern province does not need PF universities. With or without PF Southern province is constructing its own 4 universities right now. We have had the best schools so far. Ask any CNP who has been to CC Hilcrest, St Josephs, St Edmonds etc. That is why we have MPs who articluate issues not Kanponya types.

  26. WHY IS TIT THAT SOME TRIBAL THINK SO SLOW
    (1) ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU FRIENDS IS DON’T TALK ON SOME ONE WHO IS A GOD CREATED CREATURE LIKE WILLIAM BANDA WHAT DID HE DO TO YOU ALONE MIND YOUR WORDS,REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN THEY TOOK THAT LADY TO JESUS WHO WAS CAUGHTY DOING ALDULTERY WHAT DID JESUS SAY

    YOU HOPCRID WATCH OUT

  27. STUDENTS ARE INTELLECTUALS MWANA WE MAY SUFER NOW BUT TIME WILL SURELY TELL.TUKACHIKULULA CHIMUDALA KWATI NI KACHINGWE

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