Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba
Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba

Opposition Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba says if he was voted in last January, the country would have been harvesting its first medicinal marijuana crop this month worth US$3 billion from the planned 129 farms countrywide.

Mr. Sinkamba says on his social media posting that to date his party would have earned US $ 3 billion , which is half Zambia’s budget for 2015 had he been voted Republican President .

“ With Green Party in government, by now there would have been no deficit, no nkongole ( debt ) , but a thriving economy like it used to be in the 1960’s and 1970s “ he said.

Chile, the country that produces copper six times more than Zambia has just legalized marijuana, and we are still shamefully grappling with realities, he adds

“I repeat, Zambia will never reclaim it pride for failing to “Think Outside the Box”, “ he says.

The opposition leader explains that throughout the 1960s and most of the 1970s, Zambia was reckoned an African “basket case” with excellent prospects for “full” industrialization and even ultimate admission to the ranks of the developed world.

In 1969, Zambia’s per capita GDP was not only one of the highest in Africa (more than three times that of Kenya, twice that of Egypt, for instance), it was also significantly higher than that of such “up-and-coming” middle-income countries like Brazil, Malaysia, South Korea, and Turkey.

He reasoned that with a rapidly rising per capita GDP of US$431, it was reasonable to expect Zambia to reach the ranks of at least poorer European nations such as Spain and Portugal with per capita GDP of US$568 (1.3 times that of Zambia) and US$867 (2 times that of Zambia) respectively.

But by 2013, he said , Zambia’s per capita GDP reached US$1,844 while that of Spain rose to US$29,863 which is 16 times more than that of Zambia. Portugal’s rose to US$21,733 which is 12 times more than that of Zambia.

This is the price we have had to pay for failing to “Think Outside the Box, “ he said

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17 COMMENTS

  1. he has a strong belief in marijuana, he cant even talk about other food/cash crops

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    • 1. Disband DEC immediately.
      2. I want to join the Party? Where is his office ?. Last time i was in Lusaka it was DEC DEC DEC and nowhere to get a good joint eg Mujica Suave or Swazi A Grade or Malawi Gold. I want to join the green party so that i can smoke peacefully for whatever reasons as has always been the case since time kaya kaya.. ask Chiluba and Sata Ghosts they used to enjoy a joint together!!!

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    • THAT’S WHAT CAME TO MY THOUGHTS ALSO. HIS HEAD IS VERY EMPTY OF OTHER THINGS BUT FULL OF MARIHUANA. HE HAS NO FOOD SOLUTION FOR THE COUNTRY BUT A COUNTRY FULL OF MARIHUANA SMOKERS. COUNTRIES THE WORLD OVER ARE CRYING FOR MORE NATURAL FOOD INCLUDING THE UK. THE SOLUTION HE HAS IS TO MAKE PEOPLE SMOKE AND DO NOTHING BUT SMOKE. MR PRESIDENT, YOU MUST LISTEN TO OBAMA’S ANSWER FROM A JAMAICAN HE ASKED OBAMA TO LEGALIZE MARIHUANA. OBAMA HAD A VERY CONVINCINGLY GOOD ANSWER FOR THE MAN. IF YOU AND YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS SMOKE MARIHUANA, DON’T THINK OTHER PARENTS WOULD WANT TO ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO DO THE SAME. ZAMBIA MUST GROW MORE FOOD TO FEED THE WORLD. THE WORLD HAS PROPOSED AND SEEN ZAMBIA AS THE RIGHT COUNTRY TO FEED THE WORLD, (AND NOT SMOKE THE WORLD).

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    • Most Zambians fail to think outside the box. I have my dosage every morning and after work. Even King Solomon realised this centuries ago, its a herb, a plant…

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    • I suppose the biggest farm allocation would be Chamba Valley!
      Yet he forgot to tell us that half of that $3bn would be spent at Chainama!

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  2. Now I see why he named his party “Green” from all the crazy ideas,the highs and lows his pot usage brings to him.

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  3. This guy has a point. Colorado in the US is making billions of dollars on the sale of icamba

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  4. Green party mwisakamana thousands of us young generation are thinking outside the box niba kolwe abakote in govnt ebashalila thats why thousands of zambians leave the country get a good education and dont want to return its not because they dont love their country but imbwa with posts like jean kapata nashifula pa zed

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  5. You think Thinking Outside the Box is easy, especially in an unlearned society like Zambia?

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  6. He has a point, just that it will take years for most of us to realize the benefits of what he’s talking about.

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  7. Mwalikwata amano kumucila (ku tail) all you who “think outside the box” including your leader.

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  8. Zambia a chamba Mecca. Now you’re talking. If Zambian wild animals have failed to attract enough tourists, chamba sure will do the trick.

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  9. There are many things other than chamba which can earn us money. Stop the wishful thinking because “SEMBE” siyisebenza. You lost and can asure you, you shall never be considered for presidency with your chamba as platform. A leader should always have plan B,C, and so on.

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