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MMD, PF have failed to deliver – UNIP

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Opposition UNIP supporters wave placards at the Supreme Court grounds when their party leader Tilyenji Kaunda filed in his nomination papers in Lusaka
Opposition UNIP supporters wave placards at the Supreme Court grounds when their party leader Tilyenji Kaunda filed in his nomination papers in Lusaka

The United National Independent Party says the MMD and PF aspirations have failed to sustain and add value to the degree of development that UNIP left when it was voted out of power in 1991.

UNIP Vice President, Njekwa Anamela has urged electorates in Kapiri Mposhi to vote for an opposition member of parliament in the April 23 by-elections for purposes of providing checks and balances to government.

UNIP Vice President, Njekwa Anamela said his party was the only political party that can boast of delivering meaningful development to the people of Zambia when it formed government from 1964 to 1991.

Mr. Anamela said this when he addressed a public meeting at Kapiri Mposhi Town Centre ground to drum up support for UNIP candidate, Francis Mwape in the fourth coming Kapiri Mposhi constituency by-election.

Mr. Anamela who was flanked by party National Chairman for Elections, Chigaga Banda and other senior party officials pointed out that UNIP succeeded in putting-up infrastructure and industries in all corners of the country which provided employment for the local people.

“ We built roads and here in Kapiri Mposhi we left the TAZARA, Kapiri Grass Products (KGP) companies that gave employment to our people but our colleagues have categorically failed to add value to these companies that’s why we have come back to remind you that you deserve better leadership than what you have now,” Mr Anamela said.

He claimed that the MMD and PF governments have clearly failed to match the levels of development left by UNIP and that the two political parties were merely riding on the achievements of UNIP.

“ We can clearly see the signs of failed governance since we left power… and both the MMD and PF governments are still riding on our achievements,” Mr Anamela said.

Mr Anamela stated that UNIP will bounce back to power in 2016 and promised that the oldest political party in the country will deliver development to the expectations of the people.

And Mr Mwape urged electorates in Kapiri Mposhi to vote for him because he is a local person who identifies with the challenges that the constituency was faced with.

Mr Mwape said once elected as an MP he will prioritise the road network and water reticulation systems which he described as pathetic in the district.

“I know this area because I have stayed here for a long time now… I know the problems being faced and I will work with you to address these problems us I have done before in my other capacities,” Mr Mwape said.

Mr Mwape is former Council Secretary for Kapiri Mposhi District Council.

32 COMMENTS

    • True.The people who have remained are just there to milk whatever little they can from companies owned by unip.Mr Anamela is a typical example.

  1. Imwe!!! UNIP still exists? The biggest mistake they made was to boycott the 1996 elections. They need to undergo serious rebranding in order to attract new voters. Leadership change is a must if they have to be taken seriously.

    • I KNOW MR. MWAPE VERY WELL. HE IS A MAN OF INTERGRITY AND A HARD WORKER. HE TURNED THINGS ROUND WHEN HE WAS COUNCIL TREASURER IN MWINILUNGA AND PEOPLE LIKE HIM ALOT THAT SIDE. BUT THE PARTY UNIP????????????

    • Kaunda ayee sosa sosa icalo cilekufwa. Tambalukuta ayee sosa sosa sosa icalo cilekufwa.ico ico ico chisokone eyee.KK no change KK no change.
      Soo sobelenge mayo soo sobelenge mayo sobelenge ba kaunda nabawina mayo nabwina naba fwala na cisote bamayo ngo uletalika uleima by air.

  2. I will die UNIP. I do not believe in Politics of the belly like old Daniel. Even Sata still belies in the UNIP system of Governance. have you ever heard him condem UNIP.

  3. What he is not telling people is:
    1. $7 billion debt.
    2. Shortages of essential commodities
    3. 110% inflation
    4. Run down infrastructure
    5. No drugs in hospitals
    6. ONE party dictatorship
    7. 27 year long State of Emergency without Parliamentary approval
    8. Rationing of foreign currency
    9. Copper production averaging at 200,000 tonnes from 700,000 at indpendence.
    10. GDP $2 billion
    11. Zambia which was richer than Malaysia and Botswana in 1964, now among the poorest countries in the world 180th.

    Ba Njekwa, there is only one good thing that UNIP did, and that was to give us a free education FULL STOP. Even that was going away, because the schools were falling apart.

  4. This reporting! Ati ‘fourth coming by-elections’ its ‘forthcoming by-elections’ elyo at ‘Kapiri Grass Products’ that would be hay for cattle and not glass products…

  5. Yaba uyu mupamba twatola nomba!!UNIP?I thought I am dreaming!!I have laughed so much.I think I will also form a political party.Pa Zambia politics naipwalala!!

  6. At the rate voters are going they might just empower unip again. When that happens we will have known where the problem lies. I strongly suspect the problem is the voters, who form the majority. Just look what they dragged in govt recently.

  7. @SAINT .U HAVE REALLY REMINDED ME OF UNIP DAYS. MR NJEKWA SHOULD NOT INSULT US. HE SHOULD JUDGE MMD DAT WAY BUT NOT PF . HE IS NOT OBJECTIVE. DEY ARE ONLY EIGTEEN (18)MONTHS IN GOVERNMENT AND POSITIVE WORKS ARE SEEN. WORKING IS DE MANDED WE GAVE U.

  8. I can’t even bring myself to finish ready this article mwe bantu..unip is still alive?hehehehe i just cant ..

  9. Big difference, UNIP had 27 years to carry out its developments. Can someone please give this man a bed and a blanket and let him have a different dream??

  10. In a very real way actually UNIP never stopped ruling zambia and its still ruling zambia thru the current opportunists in power.

  11. Oh Njekwa Anamela!You guys believe Zambians are fools?Just fold up like the NP in South Africa.We cant trust UNIP at all.PF is a lesser devil.GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

  12. Oh please spare me the pain UNIP my foot,i thought that picture was taken in 1980″s.What developments did the pigs left..

  13. If one looks at the achievements of UNIP compared to the other parties, I should agree with the above statement. Their biggest mistake was to allow one party dictatorship, which we are currently experiencing again.
    Their successes were:
    National unity
    A good social system
    A fairly good education
    Supporting liberation struggles(others may say we wasted a lot of money here)
    Minimum tribalism
    Their failure was:
    Cadres running down public companies
    Recycling a spent team of leaders
    Failure to coordinate the graduates from our institutions into business, industrial and public sectors
    Failure to promote entrepreneurship.
    Overall, IMO, I think UNIP was a better party than the others because they cared for the people inspite of their shortcomings.
    Zambians must pray for good leaders

  14. Unip build and left infrastructures that MMD dedtroyed in the name of democracy. I can t say much about PF but Zambia has never seen real development ever since UNIP LEFT POWER

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