President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

MOOMBA United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP) Highvie Hamududu has advised President Edgar Lungu to live up to the expectation of being the best president Zambia has ever had because he is young with fresh ideas.

Mr Hamududu said President Lungu is different from other presidents that Zambia has had hence he should not be trapped into making decisions that made other presidents unpopular.

“President Lungu is a young president who can make a difference in Zambia but he should be careful with people who are surrounding him if he has to succeed as the best president,” Hamududu said.

The lawmaker added that the people surrounding the president just want to eat and if he loses elections next year, they will run away from him.

Mr Hamududu said in an interview that he doesn’t mind working with president Lungu as long as he approaches his party president Hakainde Hichilema that he wants to work with the UPND MPs rather than poaching them.

“I can work with Mr Lungu as long as he approaches my president that he wants some of us to work with him and help him succeed and move the country forward,” he said.

“We want Lungu to succeed and move this country forward because he is different from these other leaders that we’ve had but it is not right for him to be advised by people who just want to eat and move away, he should be careful and continue being humble as we knew him before he became president.”

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  1. Indeed he has a chance. The ball is in his court. Get rid of Kambwili and things will just fall in place.

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    • He’s already lost direction in addition to the dictatorial and debt legacy he inherited and pledged to perpetuate.
      He can’t beat Levy’s record of good political and economic management.

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    • “We want Lungu to succeed and move this country forward ”
      I thought this is Your Party’s slogan. You are now changing goal posts? Eeesh!

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    • Hon HH (Highvie Hamududu) you are 100% correct, EL is a very
      good President to work with for the good of Zambia.

      I hope President HH (Hakainde Hichilema) will allow you to work
      with his excellency President EL as soon as possible.

      But don`t resign from UPND, we need this strong opposition party for checks and balances.

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    • Disaffected members of UPND are voicing out in subtleties.

      I hope the other HH has gotten the message

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    • in sunazongwe richwel slept under trees campaighning for lungu gave all he had but lungu got 600 upnd 16780

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    • You are right my man. Kambwili does not understand democracy and has no respect for the people of Zambia. He is always annoyed on TV forgetting that he is just a mouth piece and must pass on the message in a humble way. Leadership does not mean behaving like a prefect or a goal keeper who does not allow any ball to go past him. Kambwili’s day are numbered just on one hand……ECL is watching!!!

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    • He can make a difference, the problem is?? Wrong people / brains around him. He has thieves and listens to the likes of RB?? If RB was good why was he kicked out???

      Watch out Lungu? Work smarter and embrace young Zambians with innovative thinking. The old timers will mess you up..

      Wish you can see that and change your strategy?

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    • Bad signs for UPND. People we need checks and balance, we don’t want to be reluctant thinking things are okay when they’re actually not this is exactly what fooled RB and his party before 2011 elections. Anyway you are welcome on board.

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    • This is disheartening. Surely someone tries to hide a $192 million loan or in short wants to heavily steal from you in the name of protecting national security and you want to call him a good president. We really need prayers. Kaunda, the late LVP were transparent in most of their dealings especially when it came to huge sums even the late Chiluba would not hid from telling the people even though somehow money ended up in his private bank account. Zambia deserves better than this and Lungu has to go in 2016.

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    • All good things are going on in UPND. Don’t you want people to point out what needs to be done? Lungu is actually being advised which doesn’t mean Hamududu wants to join him. See what the UPND says is the way they will run govt come 2016!

      Of course all PF and Lunguans see Hamududu’s sentiments as signs of dissatisfaction. No that is diplomacy so that Mulusa doesn’t cry for Lungu!

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    • The honesty and truthful men and women are now coming out in open to call a spade a spade. H.E. Mr. ECL is young, intelligent hard working and embracing. All he he needs is the support of everyone regardless o one’s political affiliation. HH is too bitter and selfish person and am sure only him knows why he thinks is better than others but leadership is not self imposed. People choose leaders based on so many facets.

      Indeed Mr. Sata was a very wise man to have chosen Mr. Lungu to succeed him. I can rest assure you, Zambia is being transformed into a better country under H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s leadership, napela.

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  2. He’s already lost direction in addition to the dictatorial and debt legacy he inherited and pledged to perpetuate.
    He can’t beat Levy’s record of good political and economic management.

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    • Rubbish. The wasted 6 years trying to have FTJ imprisoned for false accusations. What is there to show for this fake success you talk about. Just show us one thing that supports your claims.

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    • Levy is the worst president this country has ever had. LPM found a stabilized economy. His misguided fight against corruption only ended up dividing the country and FTJ was acquitted of tramped up allegations by Mmembe and hate worshipers.
      ONLY the fools can be cheated about LPM legacy.

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    • The records are there to show the best President was FTJ. Chiluba who built the economy from nothing, the problem is we forget easily.

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    • @3.2 Game…….. you seem to have a hatred for LPM, or perhaps you don’t know what you are talking about. I forgive.

      For your information, Mr Mwanawasa was probably the most hard working president Zambia has ever had. His pragmatic and consistent policies and his high level of education caused the economy to grow in the number of years he served.

      The kwacha/ dollar rate had dropped to K3.50. The cost of living was becoming bearable and commodity prices had reduced.

      Let’s learn to appreciate where it is due.

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    • Really people you shock me. The thousands of dollars that Chilub spent on his clothes and girlfriends mean nothing to you? The abuse of Zam troop account and dishing out of money and mattresses at the Kabwe convention mean nothing? How about the abuse of the slush fund? The reasons councils are broke is because FTJ gave away houses to get votes. Processing conveyancing paperwork cost much more than the K10 he sold the houses for

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    • Well come to ONE PARTY….DO we need this wamuyaya syndrome? We shall all regret this direction we are all trying to take!

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    • This IDI.OT Dududu has lost it quite frankly!! He is openly campaigning for a job from Lungu is he not? We are not children and we know he has been at it for a long time!! Throw him out – the mongrel is a traitor!!

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  3. ISN’T THIS A BOOT-LICKING REMARK? I WAS IN ZAMBIA RECENTLY, AND I SAW CHAOS EVERYWHERE, SO WHAT IS HIVY HAAMUDUDU TALKING ABOUT HERE? LUNGU IS A CLUE-LESS PRESIDENT ON THE HAPPENINGS ON THE GROUND. PUBLIC SERVANTS REPORT TO OFFICES EVERY MORNING ONLY TO READ NEWSPAPERS AND GOSSIP INSTEAD OF SERVING THE NATION.CORRUPTION IS AT ITS PEAK, ESPECIALLY BY POLICE AND COURT OFFICIALS. STINKING CORRUPTION INDEED. HAS LUNGU EVER TOURED VILLAGES OF OUR COUNTRY TO CONFIRM THE SUFFERINGS OF OUR PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS? WHAT MAKES LUNGU A BEST PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA? OUR KWACHA HAS PLUMMETED AND FUEL PRICE GONE UP. STEALING IS RAMPANT IN ZAMBIA. SO WHAT MAKES LUNGU TO BE RANKED BEST? SOMEBODY TELL ME!

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    • Lungu didn’t cause the sufferings in villages. This is a legacy that stretches more than 30 years.

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    • You are very very wrong!! EL is in the right track and the majority of us are very very very pleased with him. In 2016 we will give him our votes very very very early in the morning.

      Hon Hamududu is very very correct on this one but we don`t want him to resign from UPND.

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    • Truth. You are not telling the truth. Check you facts correctly. Maybe you water to be part of the looting squad and you failed. What confusion are you talking about in Zambia? The country is progressing at a very fast rate

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    • @ TRUTH, You are in living out of this nation, what are you contributing to all the problems you have listed. Offer solutions than just condemning.Enjoy your stay there.

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  4. Since when did Hamududu became Moomba MP? As far as I know, he is MP for Bweengwa! Moomba MP is Vitalis Mooya.

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    • Correct 100% now we dont know who said what.is it moomba mp hyvie? What ever the case its wrong to say what the said mp did.we are not in any alliance with pf.look at how they are persecuting HH and praise them not good at all.

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  5. The problem with some UPND MPS is this: They know that if they stand on the PF ticket, as long as it is in Southern Province they will loose lamentably. So they will stand on UPND to win and get a job as MP, then say “I can work with HE ECL to take the country fwd”, they are NOT with HH, no, they just want to use his party to become MP!

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    • For your own information some of them are secretly talking to PF so they could be adopted outside Southern Province. They are not happy with HH imposing himself on the party even for 2016. They know HH is losing come 2016.

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  6. @ Chilyata and ray ray you are just a butch of frastrated indviduals. Take it or leave it , the UPND MPs are the most disciplined MPs and are the richest through normal way of getting riches and when they put things forward, they mean it from the bottom of their hearts. If you were not aware, Southern Province is the only Rural Province that is developing very steadily with very tangible results. HH is not a demon the way you look at him, He is just a rich middle aged man who wants to contribute to the majority of poor Zambians. Whether HH rules this country or not, one thing true is that he has made his MPs very responsible in their constituencies and as a result they benefit from their hard work. LATE SATA was alive to this fact and he once stated that Southern Province lacks no leaders

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    • @Rasco:

      Either you are just dull or simply an Idio.t. Did you read what I said? What you are saying is just the opposite of what I meant.

      The fact is that it is an open secret that Hamududu has always wanted to defect to PF but denies this IN THE CODED words of working with PF e.g. shortly after Lungu was sworn into office, Hamududuhad to deny being offered an SP ministerial post!
      If you are normal – do you think HH would agree to one of his MPs to work in Lungu’s Govt?
      You *****, I know HH better than you minion – I know his mother, Grandfather, Grandmother, brothers and sisters. He is a very good friend of elder brother and we come from the same village. You cant tellme anything and we have been his unwavering supporters throughout.
      Next time Dont be an *****!!

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  7. Hamududu is just being honest and truthful, the problem in Zambian is that we do not like honest people and every time an honest statement is issued we scandalize the issuer. UPND has always wanted to work with the ruling party but the problem is lack of consultation from the opposition leaders. If this is corrected and done in good faith, then they two parties could work together period. The man is neither asking for a job or campaigning for EL. He has a job and a salary unlike Richard Kapita!

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    • Hamududu knows that he will not be adopted in 2016 to stand under UPND thats why he is selling himself to Lungu.If he wants let him resign today i will scoop his constituance in bwengwa.Its a tradition that this time someone from the next village should stand.He knows that fact.

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  8. The MP is not saying ECL is the best President but it is possible he can be. At the moment, the MP rates him low because of the people surrounding him and the poor quality of ministers and ECL’s failure to see this. Hence the MP says the UPND has the quality and ECL should approach HH. The MP shows being principled because he does not believe in poaching which ECL has already exhibited with the Solwezi MP.

    Check what the MP says below:

    “President Lungu is a young president … but he should be careful with people …,” Hamududu said.
    “I can work with Mr Lungu …. he wants some of us ….,” he said.
    “We want Lungu to succeed …..but it is not right for him to be advised …., he should be careful .”

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  9. This is the problem. People surrounding him. A president surrounds himself with people he is comfortable to work with. People with Lungu are only about 3 and half months. In this short a period, they have already failed. what a fuss. KANO NIMWEBO THEN President is surrounded with good people.
    This is what Zambians have come to realize and focus on development not academic arguments.

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  10. One lecturer used to tell us that when walking into an exam room everyone had 100% but by the end of the exam some would have 0%.
    Simply put that’s what Mr Hamududu is saying.

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    • I have never seen anybody score 0%. Low marks , yes but ZERO. Not in your life.

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    • Thanx there is no 0% but there is 0 just like the only retired engineer is a dead one (note I didn’t say senior engineer).
      As for ECL he can either fulfil his campaign promises & score 85% & be the best ever or he can score a %age closer to 0. Highvie has given him free advice.

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  11. “Hamududu has advised President Edgar Lungu to live up to the expectation of being the best president Zambia has ever had because he is YOUNG with fresh ideas.” Edgar Lungu was born on 11th November, 1959. How does that make him young? This guy has been very critical of ECL and extensively quoted by the Past. How is he now being vilified by the same people who have been praising him.

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  12. @ The Game. H.E. E.C.L is free to choose people he is comfortable with but those people should be effective, full of wisdom, giving timely advice etc. Output from those people is what matters and not comfort. Probation for 3 months is enough to gauge someone’s capability.

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  13. @7 TRUTH. I don’t know where your village is but my village in Mambilima, Luapula Valley is far better than shanty compounds like Mulenga etc on CB. People are well organised and don’t depend on hand outs from government.

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  14. The problem with Zambian politicians is that they think developing Zambia is synonymous with “eating” by being in the ruling party. They don’t know that even those in the opposition can help to “take Zambia forward” by being robust in providing checks and balances.

    Hamududu is advising President Lungu to be careful with the people around him; this may be good advice. But has this MP advised his party president, HH, to be wary of the people surrounding him. Some of the elementary political mistakes that HH makes clearly indicate that he is not in capable hands.

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  15. The best President we had was FTJ. He was not poaching any person outside the Party MMD. The worst President is EL.

    Tell me what new Ideas Lungu has he broght to this nation. I voted for EL but 2016 is HH.
    Iam not like Fr Bwalya former Catholic Priest, who is busy preading

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    • You will die with envy. Edgar is delivering. Before you know it we shall be voting him back. More votes will come from Western and NW provinces. Viva ECL.

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  16. Highvie is very dull,no wonder he’s struggling to finish his masters! I know this MP,he’s behind me in our studies but can not sink so low as to insinuate that Lungu can be the best president ever based on his age or what! I’m really surprised by this MP.One need not to be learned to know that Zambia under lungu is heading no where! All aspects of human development are static & there’s no progressive realisation thereafter!All the pillars of good governance have been abandoned under Lungu & a lot of,polarism, corruption & unprofessionalism in civil service appointments is the order of the day plus all many vices of bad governance which are very pervasive now! Zambia is more balkanised now than never before & one is now on record burying his head in the sand & justifying all these…

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  17. The
    Journalist who posted this article is malicious. This is not the correct version of my interview i gave at Kabwata Police Station, while escorting my Party President, HH. The interview was done in full view of my UPND colleagues and has been aired on most radio stations.
    Firstly, he is not even sure of my constituency. Iam MP for Bweengwa and not Moomba as noticed already by many bloggers.
    Those making inflamed negative statements out of this statement are simple fools and *****s, and they are free to do so, if they can continue to write until they satisfy their foolish egos. It will not change anything with my standing in the party and President HH.
    I thank those who mean well in their comments. We can disagree, but we don’t need to be malicious.

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  18. Is Hamududu PF or UPND, is he saying Lungu is a better presido that Hakainde but at the same time saying he belongs to UPND, I am getting confused

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  19. You fools this MP is not from Mboomba ,He is from Bweengwe constituency and in January elections HH got 12,521 votes and Lungu got 107 votes. Even if he joined PF you think all 12,414 votes can follow him or may have died .use your brains to analysis figures right .

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  20. There has only been the bad the worse and there can only be the worst or the good. Forget about the best.

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  21. Hamududu just be real to yoself. Working with the govt of the day restricts you to criticise govt without fear or favor. How can you bite the finger that feeds you. If every opposition wants to work with Govt of the day then what PF SG (Chama) said of being a one party state can make sense

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  22. Chizungu for others, ignorant thieving natures for some and just pure ignorance from four is what am seeing in the comment section. Why can the man’s words not just be seen as wisdom and we all move on.

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  23. Is UPND in opposition or does Hamadudud want a job from EL? UPND yasila! We will end up with One Party!

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  24. If I were in politics I would say this is one of the worst st.upid statement that can come out of a politician. He does not realise the implications of what he has said. Leave the ruling party to implement their projects, you can not be in opposition and ruling party (government) at the same time. You an armature MP who is just desperate to earn more than what you are getting at the moment. You are destroying your party if you do not know Hamududu. What does serving in the government mean to you? It is praising the party in government and implementing their agenda which you may not believe in. Next year is the best time to replace you as an MP and then you can peacefully work with Lungu whether he will be in opposition or in government.

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  25. Ba Lusaka Times, Highvie Hamududu is an MP for Bweengwa NOT Moomba. Vitalis Mooya is the one who is an MP for Moomba. Why is mix up? did you really interview the person or you concocted the story? If you had interviewed the person you would have gotten the right constituency name. This makes it look that the whole story is created from the blues. Be factual with all the details as you report.

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  26. its time to unite and develop Zambia, there is no place for hatred and tribalism here, HH(Hamududu) is far much wiser that the id!ot hichilemma. these are the people UPND should adopt as president, look at Cornelius Mweetwa, a fine politician..HH is wasting people’s time, he is a businessman not a politician…..

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  27. PLEASE PEOPLE OF GOD WHAT IS WRONG BUYING MILITARY EQUIPMENT? IF I MAY ASK, WHY DO YOU PUT GRILL DOORS, BUY ROCKS AND BUILD THE WALL FENCE ROUND YOUR HOUSES? LOOK AT OUR BOARDERS LIKE NAKONDE AND KASUMBA LESA THERE IS ALWAYS VIOLENCE WHO KNOWS MAYBE WAR MAY START FROM THERE. LETS BE SOBER AS ZAMBIAN CITIZEN. EVERY HOUSE OR COUNTRY NEEDS TO HAVE SECURITY.

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  28. ANY SERIOUS THINKING ZAMBIAN CAN DISCERN THAT THE JOURNALISTS TWISTED FACTS AND INFORMATION TO DISCREDIT HON. HAMUDUDU AND UPND. HON. HAMUDUDU’S LOYALTY TO HH AND UPND CAN NOT BE DOUBTED. HIS LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF BWEENGWA CAN ALSO NOT BE QUESTIONED. THE HAMUDUDU I KNOW IS AN HONEST AND GOD FEARING MAN. A MAN WHO WOULD NOT FIND EL OR PF APPEALING IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM. SO PLEASE WISE UP AND KNOW THAT HE IS ABOVE ANYTHING PETTY AS ARE MANY UPND MPs. ANY SERIOUS ZAMBIAN WILL KNOW THAT THERE IS CHAOS IN OUR BELOVED COUNTRY…AND THAT EL WILL NEVER BE THE BEST PRESIDENT… HE IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA… YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THE EXCHANGE RATE… LOOK AT LUSAKA CITY CENTRE… WHAT IS THAT.. SO PLEASE LAY OFF HAMUDUDU AND DEAL WITH THAT DISEASE..PF

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  29. lastest :from a grapevine HH has agreed to join PF once the successor is found to replace him.

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