FILE: UPND deputy secretary general Kuchunga Simusamba protesting against the Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda outside the Supreme Court
FILE: UPND deputy secretary general Kuchunga Simusamba protesting against
the Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda outside the Supreme Court

THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused parties in the race for the January 20, 2015 presidential election of copying its ideas.

UPND deputy national secretary Kuchunga Simusamba said in an interview yesterday that the party was the only one with a clear vision on how to develop Zambia and that other political parties were merely duplicating its plans.

Mr Simusamba said the UPND had for many years indicated that once elected into government, it would re-introduce maize and fuel subsidies and recognise Chanda Sosala as the Paramount Chief Chitimukulu which other parties were quick to pronounce.

“We have been saying it for a long time that we are going to recognise Chanda Sosala, pay farmers as well as introduce subsidies. Now every other party is saying the same things,” he said.

The party was not selling any borrowed ideas from other political parties but was only making promises that were originally its own and those that it could deliver.

He said it was good, however, that Zambians were intelligent people that could not be cheated and were aware that UPND was the only party with a vision.

Zambians had observed that the PF had failed to deliver on any of their 2011 campaign promises of lower taxes, more jobs and more money in people’s pockets.

He urged Zambians to analyse for themselves which political party had a proper developmental roadmap for Zambia, which he said was UPND.

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    • Look who’s talking………

      I think it’s getting really hot in Zambia right now…….HH is so greedy…he wants all promises just for himself….HH doesn’t want to share promises. ……..

      Come on HH don’t finish all the promises…we need some too…stop being greedy…please learn to share.

      HH over-promising

      2015 vote PF ( Edgar )

      I thank you

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    • Ah! This man! That’s why he is a perpetual loser. Even mere promises are “patented”. Yaba! What a “Visionary”!

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    • @ Katondo Boys get the ‘point’ !

      UPND are ACTUALLY SAYING OTHER Parties are visionless EVEN THOUGH THEY are promising, NOT THAT CERTAIN PROMISES are for “UPND ONLY”! NO NO NO.

      There is a DIFFERENCE BETWEEN the ORIGINATOR/INVENTOR of an Idea to the ONE WHO steals it. UPND ve a Roadmap PF doesnt and are just doing chipantepante.

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    • BA UPND, BUT IT’S CHANDA SOSALA HIMSELF WHO SAID HE HAD ALREADY RECONCILED WITH SATA BEFORE HE DIED. SO WHAT’S ORIGINAL ABOUT YOUR PLANS- TO RE-RE-CONCILE, AGAIN. YOU ARE JOKERS. PF IS NOT COPYING. PF IS JUST CONTINUING ON ITS ALREADY ESTABLISHED PATH AND IMPROVING WHEN AND WHERE IMPROVEMENTS NEED TO DONE.
      IVOTE NIPALI EDGAR LUNGU FYE. VIVA EL2015.

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    • Is there such a thing as “Dont use ‘The’ because i have already used it”? and yet you are all using English? Same land, same problems, same people yet u say dont promise what i have promised? What do u want them to do, promise what is not in Zambia or what? If u want change your promises and promise something else other than what your friends are promising, change your promises since you are the one feeling the hitch. and let others keep freely promising what they wanna do for zambians..

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    • This is simply laughable.

      How dare you even have the audacity to claim that you have been saying you will re-introduce subsidies and recognise Chanda Sosala for years when the Chitmukulu issue and subsidies have only been around in the last one year?

      You lack original ideas, thats why you are just making promise after promise without any plans how you will fulfill the more that 207 promises made so far and counting

      you have no exclusive rights to claim that. You can only claim it to be yours if you have it patented.

      Is it your exclusive idea to claim to develop Zambia?

      There is so far nothing new from your upnd that one can point at say is sets you apart from other parties…. other than tribal and regional politics and policies

      January 20, 2015, vote Edgar C. Lung

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    • This guy by the name of Peter uses capital letters for blogging – why? Peter, for the 100th time, capital letters in blogging or texting is the equivalent of ranting and shouting. I don’t even get to read what you write! I just mark it down.

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    • PF has also copied the hash tag HH2015 now calling Lungu EL 2015. Shame on you. HH started it aka Flight HH2015

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    • This is the very type of Politics our Ugandan friend has written about in an article urging “Thinking Zambians to vote for the Country and not a candidate”.
      How can a politician come out with such nonsense? It was Sata that had issues with Sosala and not every political party. If anything all other Parties condemned Sata’s position.
      Subsidies were introduced by MMD and PF removed them. If anything MMD can rightly claim that “UPND is copying its policies”.
      It is really deflating to look at the calibre of people we have in politics and more worrying is reading the blinded comments in support from bloggers. Zambia is headed nowhere under PF and these are confirmations that UPND will not take us anywhere either.
      Greed is killing us as a nation.

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  1. Dear UPND,
    Anyone can copy an idea, anyone can copy a theory and re-post it, therefore anyone can copy the promises you are making, so stop complaining about petty issues, the real difference lies in this simple fact; who will be able implement those ideas? who is capable? your message shouldn’t only be about yapping promises, tell the people HOW you will do this, for this, if the opposition copies, they will feel foolish. Good luck.

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  2. Who was in chinsali promising to continue with Michael Sata’s legacy? I seem to recall one HH president of of MrSimusamba’s party saying that. Please know and recognize one thing – THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN – KING SOLOMON. So not even your promises are original or unique. Osazinama pulizi my brother.

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  3. Any word uttered any promises made are but repeated utterances made by someone else. HH is promising what another promised. Its high toke people knew that these are just mere words not tangible things..

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  4. Katondo boys help your Lungu campaign there is no wining without putting in work and come up with your own vision not copycat, how is Lungu going to lead us with no vision. We will end up perishing.

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  5. Pure hallucination, as a country we have Common needs and wants, so what’s the big deal in having similar promises?Moreover, some of your promises are illogical. …free education to university, does your president know Zambia’s population? Stop behaving like a child and face the reality…..!

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    • @Chims:

      Perhaps you are a Chimp really – no brains kakopo!!

      Do you know that HH, Mutati, Never Mumba, Muhabi, Nawakwi, Mmembe, myself and many others studied from Grade1 to University free!!

      Tell me of any top politician or Director in Zambia that did not receive free education? It doesnt depend on population, as you seem to imply out of your ignorance, BUT on the will, policies and priorities of the party in power!!

      If you stop self induced byelections OR stealing then you can have free education why not? Sata stole lots of money through RDA – he took RDA to state house so that he could steal alone with Willie Nsanda. That’s why no FREE EDUCATN

      With your levels of ignorance, very soon you will be saying that we cant have subsidies on fuel, maize meal or agricultural…

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  6. He also needs to be taught business cycles and see as factors that may affect growth as same factors that affect business cycles things line; labour productivity in solwezi,monetary like the Keynes and monetary supply,inflation ,interest rates and technology These cycles must be in tandem and may not be shorterm in flactuation

    The cycle from aggregate demand to increase in GDP and those factors in promises

    The Cycle from aggregate demand to the reduction in GDP and those factors in promises

    Let him apply the school of thoghts in neo,austrian,keynes,the new vs the neo classical and see the effect of his promises and see the good of PF policies

    HH Policies are not coherent true

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    • @KASUNI: What a wasted bunch of sper.ms you are! You have just completed your first lecture in economics in first year and you think you can tell HH anything about Economics.

      For your own information, HH has a Bachelors degree in Economics from UNZA and a Masters in Economics Birmingham University (Top UK University). He is also a Chartered Accountant and was a Partner in Grant Thornton (UK Accountancy Firm) before he went into Business.
      So what can you tell him about Keynesian Theory which you dont even understand? He is even more qualified than your Lecturers.
      You will never achieve that in your life time and you are just showing the CNP (Chimbwi No Plan) traits which you inherited from parents and great grand parents!! Stop that Nonsense you Ar.sewhore!

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    • Chilyata ubufi

      HH failed to finish ACCA ,he is not a Charterd Accountat .

      That is why the practice certificate was held by his friend Hamuwele who has ACCA , do not cheat .
      My brother worked there ,he had full ACCA and was paid K1000 that was 2012. HH is greedy

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    • NO CHILYATA, HH’S MASTERS DEGREE IS NOT IN ECONOMICS.
      ASK HH WHY HE WAS SUSPENDED FROM UNZA IN SECOND YEAR.

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  7. Zambia is the only country where PF can present a chicken now and ask people to campaign and vote for it. The whole party structure will go flat out to do so in the name of the party. Wake up PF! Your candidate has no Vision and Goals now. How is he going to run a country based on “I WILL HAVE A LISTENING EAR” approach. This is what is called “CHIMBWI-NO-PLAN”. Which voice is he going to listen to and follow when Zambia always has so many voices.

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  8. The visionless Lungu is the main culprit.whatever HH says he says ‘me too’
    Recognise Chanda Sosala me tooo, reduce cost of living me tooo, reduce mealie meal price me too
    The stupid thing is he has been in power for three years and caused all the things he says me too,he is in power now so why cant he do something about these things NOW

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  9. Guys!! this is utter madness. A big person, a leader talking about ”copying”. surely are zambians pre-school minds? UPND there are no new or heavenward promises you are making worth copying– your so called promises are a common gave and are black market ones. You are just bubbling around…your hunger for plot one has not just intoxcated your mind but blinded them too.
    Do you think implimenting a promise or policy can happen over 30 days? – learn from PF. Whatever you say you will do–know it is in 1 year 6 months.
    I am personally tired of you HH promises that are too many and thoughtless- There might be thousands on your rallies but hey! we Zambians are clever.
    Do cheat us_ba UPND. I am not PF but a live bird is better off than a dead lion and an empty tin makes the loudest…

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  10. Copying promises?! Lol….. if anything UPND must be sued for copying the Äliasa song from the Nkana FC and claiming that it is theirs. UPND are the worse COPY CATS on earth. The late president sata was know to be a man for the poor and the under privileged. The street vendors taxi drivers and kaponyas loved him so much. now this HH is going around emphasizing that he is for the poor people when he has been living a rich life all along. Hes even calling himself a VILLAGE BOY. all for plot 1. awe sure! ati ba taxi drivers naba kaponya nibazanga! but HH he has really lost it. Ha anyone seen the Kaponya cartoon advert for UPND. this is madness by UPND. Lol…..

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  11. Saki refuses to rejoin UPND

    By Lambwe Kachali

    Thursday June 19, 2008 [04:00]

    UNITED Liberal Party (ULP) president Sakwiba Sikota yesterday said UPND president Hakainde Hichilema is not honest in his offer of reconciliation because he has failed to deal with tribalism in the party. Responding to Hichilema who on Tuesday invited him to rejoin UPND in the spirit of national unity and development, Sikota said Hichilema’s offer to the leadership and membership of ULP to rejoin UPND was not genuine and was laced with thorny issues.

    Sikota accused Hichilema of playing to the gallery by using the press without apologising to the people that suffered at the 2006 UPND convention and those who were still affected by the alleged tribalism in the party. He said if Hichilema really wanted…

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  12. NO SIR ,WE ARE NOT COPYING UPND WHEN IT COMES TO TRIBALISM. OURS IS A PARTY FOR ALL ZAMBIANS. MSC, GS, EL, INONGE WINA AND THE LIST GOES ON.

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  13. ….If UPND said exactly what the title says I would rubbish it and term it childish…..but some how I know what they intended to say…….they meant to say that….’its immoral for PF to talk about reinstating Sosala, re-introduce subsidy, end load shedding, reduce cabinet and the like….’….PF should just talk about…’Edgar ni continue….’….with Sata’s legacy…which we have witnessed in the past three years….

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  14. Chilyata

    you don’t seem to be aruing with valid points.
    You are only good at name calling, I respect your opinion but I don’t agree with your analysis.
    Good day.

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  15. Dear UPND,
    First it was over the slogan ‘Aleisa Aleisa’ Did you patent it? Now is campaign promises, have you patented them?
    Please grow up if you want to take Zambia forward.

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  16. How dull can Kuchunga be. Promises are not copy rights. For UPND to do better should come up with practical promises which are achievable. Any party or even me can recognize the chief.

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  17. okay truth be told there is nothing you should be whining about,its not really about having the same goals but about achieving what u say,any politician can promise us heaven on earth but it takes an extraordinary man to accomplish there promises and really Zambia needs such a man…

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