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Don’t ask GBM to resign,he holds critical information on Zambia

Columns Don't ask GBM to resign,he holds critical information on Zambia

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By Dr. Francis Mubanga

MSc Network & Communications Mgt – Information Security
Consultant–Information Security

For those asking GBM to resign from PF Party please be aware that GBM holds too much Critical Information on Zambia

Asking Mr. Geoffrey Mwamba (GBM) to resign from PF is asking too much especially if this man (GBM) has pledged his loyalty to his Excellency the President Mr. Michael Sata and PF Party.

World over Politicians do resign their Government positions but still maintain their loyalty to their Presidents and Parties. Why should Zambian politics be exceptional? EXTREMISM is what is killing good political parties in Africa. We need to look back and see what EXTREMISM has done to political parties like MMD and UNIP which started on good notes.

We have Hon. Lubinda, MP who is loyal to the President and PF Party. He has not thought of resigning from PF because he feels that, it is not a right thing to do even though he lost his Cabinet position. This is completely healthy in politics.

In the USA, EXTREMISM made the Republican Party lose 2 past Presidential Elections (in 2008 and 2012) mainly because others felt that they are more Republicans than others (EXTREMISM).

I have not seen President Barack Obama or his senior party members in the Democratic Party asking any member of the party to resign because they differ in principle. Not even an expulsion has been instituted to any member of the Democratic Party merely because they differ on principle.

How is PF Party going to grow and sustain itself if members are kicked out every time when differences in principle arise? We thought PF Party came here to stay and stay for many years to come just like the Democratic Party in the USA which has lived for many years and generations.

Just few months ago Hon. Mr.Wynter Kabimba MP was a victim of EXTREMISM. Really, nobody wants to go through what Hon. Mr. Wynter Kabimba went through.Even before asking GBM to resign from PF, PF members needs to take into considerations the position GBM held in Cabinet. He held very important key position which required him to have access to a lot of intelligence information on Zambia, Government and Military positions.

Not only that he also held a key position in PF Party and he knows Proprietary information on how PF Party is and how it came to be the way it is now. With Cyber Technology taking center stage, PF Party cannot afford to lose GBM who in this case is an asset to Information Security of the country. For now he is an asset to PF Party even though he is a backbencher. The best thing to do like Hon. Madam Wina, (Chairperson of PF Party) said is to leave GBM alone. He has contributed a lot to the Government in the past 2 years and his experience is enough to stand out on his resume for his future. We all need to know that GBM is an exceptional individual who has repeatedly said he does need a lot of time to learn how to make money. So let’s respect his decision of resigning for now.

46 COMMENTS

  1. The most unfortunate things is that IT’S Gay Scott himself leading the call for GBM to go. Gay Scott is white and a Foreigner and is the one ostracising our leaders (GBM & HH) – what an A.r.s.e Scott is!

    • What a crappy article? Yes holds critical information about Zambia but he does so under oath. We’ve had very senior Ministers fired or who’ve resigned for various reasons before, so what’s so special about the big sack of maize? He’s not a dummy, he knows if he delved any information he’s been privileged to have he would be in a mother of trouble.

    • Was this cheap article, full of warped reasoning, written by one of the US or Germany Embassy officials who were doing military business with GBM? Or perhaps it comes from a GBM apologist who is eager to convert the rest of us to his ‘religion’? For the record, public service workers like Cabinet Ministers take an oath of office (upon assuming office) which prevents them from disclosing classified information without the consent of the President when they are no longer in Government. So, it is a legal requirement, not an individual choice, for ex-ministers, be it defense or any other portfolio, not to disclose classified information after leaving government by way of a dismissal, retirement, resignation or whatever means.

    • Biggest mistake we ever made really, the irony of employing a Rhodesian in the second office of the land. Some might say he comes from a liberal background as iv heard his father had the good sense to be on our side during the struggle to free our country, but to be honest that shouldn’t count. I don’t trust that man, and in any case he’s full of lies and a source of confusion at best!

    • What has resignation or expulsion of GBM from PF got to do with our national security . The author is a dull Tonga from Monze. These are the results of getting PhDs by crosspondence. Please these men are under oath never divulge any classified info. PhD ya chikwakwaka. In Medicine and especially Pharmacology you can never be given a PhD and think shallow like this author. Please what’s your PhD in ? Is it googling or browsing

  2. Good advice sir! There is absolutely no need to hound anyone from the Party just because he no longer is in Cabinet, unless he has really shown such amount of disloyalty that he is completely not cooperating with the party; physically, not through Facebook – even Sata uses FB to show disloyalty and lie again to us, but we have left him to finish his term. He has said he is loyal to PF, full stop!

  3. THE HUMBLE REQUEST IS TO GBM
    TO RESIGN FROM THE PARTY and not
    TO SURRENDER HIS CITIZENSHIP!
    TO STOP HIM FROM ISSUING CARELESS AND SELF-PRAISE STATEMENTS.
    GBM SWORE ON THE BIBLE TO THE STATE AND NOT TO THE PARTY.

    IN ANYCASE
    CHILUBA WAS MORE HUMILIATED THAN GBM.
    RB IS ABOUT TO HAVE HIS TURN
    THEY ALL HAVE THE SO-CALLED CLASSIFIED INFO IN THEIR CLOSET.

  4. GBM holding vital information ah my FOOT and the writer has a PhD? we must investigate you for plagiarism. Yes he was minister of defence, that means nothing, we have had tough and tested people resign as mionister of defence like Mpombo, Miyanda etc what threat did they cause to the nation? NOTHING, GBM does not even know how intelligence in military works let alone what gadgets they use. In short nobody should force GBM to resign but if he nopt loyal to the party we shall expel him, he is not untouchable, PF is more than the great bag of matuvi (GBM). The moment he left ministry of defence, all the men in uniform dont pay their allegiance to him, now its Edgar Lungu, and if anything the same GBM if he is planning anything silly on zambia , its very easy to know that .

  5. GBM is no threat with whatever information he has , we had real defence ministers like George Mpombo THEY RESIGNED and they got out of Mwona Manje Dora (MMD) PARTY TO JOIN Pf did we care ? why should zambia worry of a kaponya defence minister who can hardly read and write?

  6. Why running from someone who is not persuing you and What are you afraid Stop with the paranoia or you will make every one curious which will lead to people starting to dig holes were they are not supposed to!

  7. Why running away from someone who is not persuing you? Please stop with this paranoia or you will make everyone curious which could lead to peaple digging holes where they are not supposed to!

  8. @CINDY

    THE FELLOW CONTINUES TO ISSUE CARELESS ONLINE MEMOS AND SELF PRAISE STATEMENTS.

    MPOMBO IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF A FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER.
    HE LEFT HIS PARTY TO JOIN ANOTHER QUIETLY.
    THE FELLOW IS HUMILIATED BY HIS FORMER CLUB AND SENT TO PRISON.
    THAT WHEN HE FINALLY TALKS ABOUT HIS FORMER CLUB!

    IF GBM’S PARTY AND ITS TOP LEADERSHIP ARE PERUSING DESTRUCTIVE POLICIES, WHY CAN’T HE JUST LEAVE THE PARTY?

    • Can you give a statement that GBM has issued to his followers on FB that is injurious to PF?
      Most of the time he is posting greetings, Bible quotes, announcing deaths of actors, musicians and comedians, initiating debate on his favourite football matches, and enticing youths to be entrepreneurs. Anything careless and self praise about this?

  9. Good point Doctor!In zambia we have us–less politicians who think when u differ in principle then u don’t belong to the same party.I don’t what is happening in Zambia and africa.GBM please don’t resign we’ll sort out Guy scolt and people signing crazy songs about U.We love u and want PF to be intact.

  10. The concept of UNIP and MMD starting on a good note is very interesting bwana author. What note do you think PF has started on? Extremism seems to be the best description of PF. appointments to key positions of govt from one region, great investment into one region, and you may add to the list.

  11. Luapula Premier and fellow pf cadres, mpombo didnt resign as a member of parliament, he just relinquished his ministerial position the same way GBM has done but MMD being far much democratic than this PF he was left alone to continue as MP until he got his full gratuity. After finishing his term that is when he made his biggest mistake of his life going to support PF which he has lived to regret.

  12. GBM can resign from both PF and GRZ and nothing will happen. FYI when one signs oath of secrecy, he/she must keep Government confidential or classified information secret. If GBM open his big mouth on national security, he can be charged with treason. The author of this article was in hurry. He mixed facts with fiction.

    • We mbushi we pamo no musungu obe,what about the barotse activists they were told that they comited a treason case were are they…?. This panga family needs to be finished buried nakutukondo kumo.

  13. I havent read this man’s writings yet but am just wondering what kind of a doctor he is with MSc. I thought doctors should have PhD

  14. …may be calls for GBM to resign from PF are misplaced but should not be related to him ‘holding critical information on Zambia’…..even if he has critical info so what…?…. (1) he is under oath…(2) so many others have sensitive info on Zambia i.e…RB……former MMD minister of defence Mpombo….former army commanders to mention a few and all are out of the system….
    Find another credible reason why he should not be forced to resign not the ‘critical info’ thing….

  15. The statement implies (if true) that GBM has reviewed this critical information about Zambia to someone else and if so, then how many people has GBM shared this critical information about Zambia? Of course the obvious information one can think of is about the security of Zambia since he was the Minister of Defense! May be what GBM should do is to stop those supporting him from being careless when issuing such sensitive statements, which whether true or false could make many believe that he indeed has shared so much of this critical information with so many people. Please, just stick to politics and not to talking about something that can put someone in unnecessary problems. What critical information about Zambia which is not about security information? GBM, please advise your supporters

  16. Dr Francis Mubanga u are a fake doctor. is GBM the only former defence minister. is is the only former cabinet minister? what ever information he has, even if he was in PF he would still pass it on. what about given lubinda? a full cabinet minister?

  17. No matter how many years Scott has lived in Africa, that does not make him African, he is African on paper! put a log of wood in water for 1million years it will never be crocodile!

  18. The article has some truth i do agree partly with the article on the aspect of having mature politics as the U.S.A. Then on the part of GBM having information thats tricky to tell. It depends what type of person GBM is. If he is one who likes to understand things thoroughly then he does have information…

  19. We are just too petty in Zambia! Let people exercise their freedom, let people express their opinions, let people be principled and we should respect that. We can not all think the same, and one does not become an enemy because he or she chooses to resign for whatever reason! Talking of GBM what has he done? It’s only in Zambia where resigning seems not be accepted!! Most of our leaders should have been resigning on moral grounds but they go on even after big scandals….because it acceptable in Zambia. Shame, there is just too much Hate!!

  20. Every possession is a burden, and information is a possession. GBM has lots of valuable information both for the security, corruption,tribal etc. If forced to divulge kaya????

  21. PF have been renamed barking dogs. Everyone in PF has a large mouth it doesn’t matter whether back or white they all bark at their own shadows.
    The issue now is the constitution.Leave GBM alone he has all the rights all of you barking dogs have.Without GBM PF would not have won the presidential elections. So be thankful

  22. LEAVE GBM ALONE.
    GBM HAS A FAMILY HERE, HE HAS A HEART FOR HIS FAMILY.
    GAY SCOTT IS A FICTITIUS MEMBER OF THIS COUNTRY. HE HAS NO FAMILY HERE, NEITHER DOES HIS WIFE. OPEN YOU MOUTH WITH CAUSTION BWANA.

  23. USELESS DOCTOR….WHAT KIND OF REASONING IS THIS.? GBM IS NOT BIGGER THAN ZAMBIA…THOUGH HE IS TRULY BIG IN THE SENSE OF WEIGHT….

  24. If GBM is blackmailing the PF by passing remarks that indirectly affects the PF negatively, they have the right to ask him to resign irrespective of how much data he has.

    Confidentiality agreements are part of senior govt positions and anyone who divulges data thats meant for protection disgraces himself and can face the law.

    Therefore, it does not matter how much your wife knows about your weaknesses and bed-wetting, when its time to separate, you just have to separate.

    • GBM can leave and go wherever he wants with all the data he has about SATA, PF and Zambia but it will not affect anyone.

      We can only get affected if he becomes unethical and starts washing dirty linen [private info] in public which will clearly prove that he is not worthy his salt.

      No wonder past regimes used to kill people after they leave govt because they feared that they would not adhere to confidentiality ethics since they may be aggrieved and want retribution by stabbing the govt in the back.

      Thank God that people have slowly matured in many ways. Even members of the public cannot tolerate a person who wants to wash dirty linen [private info] in public. They would tell you immediately that its not for their consumption.

  25. Sata goes on Facebook and suddenly gbm is active on it. Coincidence ? What could be the motive? How would Sata and pf think? Someone help me to understand this development.

  26. nicely written. i agree with you. the problem with african politicians is that they dont have national matters at heart. Its more of a personal vandettas. When they see you to be a threat, they immediately begin to plot against you. thats african politics. sometimes pathetic.

  27. GBM is no threat and cannot certainly hold the entire country to ransom! Lots of people have been in that position (including others more sensitive than his. Take the example of Xavier. By the way, he even fled to Moz) and some have left unceremoniously, what information did they divulge and to whom? Are you saying he will cease to be Zambian henceforth?

  28. Very rubbish article from a dull Doctor who is GBM business partner. Yes GBM has got security information about Zambia but he is under oath just like any civil servant. This self proclaimed doctor is fake and has no analytical capability. Shame on him.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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