UPND's Hakainde Hichilema
UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has said that the main problem that has caused the current economic challenges is the result of both incompetence and lack of economic planning. In a statement released to the media, the UPND leader said that it was pure laziness, lack of planning and sheer incompetence to always be quick to look for excuses for problems the country is facing.

Below is the full statement

The other day I mentioned that while the current economic challenges such as the falling Kwacha could be attributed in part to global economic trends, the main problem is largely our own creation and the result of both incompetence and lack of economic planning.

We have stated before that it is pure laziness, lack of planning and sheer incompetence to always be quick to look for excuses for problems the country is facing so that we do nothing in offering even what resembles like a strategy or mitigation measures on how the current economic problems can be resolved.

A true leader does not blame the problems on circumstances, but anticipates and finds way to deal with circumstances. That’s why they call it leadership!

True leadership is being able to appreciate that the environment will always be changing and a good manager must respond to the environment internal or external. These are basic things that are taught in business and economic schools, and one doesn’t need to go Harvard University to know this because even our own University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and other local institutions teach these things.

We in the UPND insist that the current economic turmoil is largely self-inflicted. Government has failed to protect and strengthen the economy through such measures as diversification and stimulating the growth of value add industries. Instead they have weakened the Zambian economy and left it vulnerable to outside forces.

We all know that the Zambian currency has been losing value since the PF took over government in 2011, way before the so-called current global economic challenges. In 2011 the currency was trading at 4.95 to a dollar, today approaching 10 Kwacha to a dollar. What we are seeing today is a result of bad economic management.

We warned a long time ago that we needed systematic planning of the projects taking into account the economic fundamentals rather than political, to prevent the current turmoil and the repetition of a situation we have seen before where Zambia has a huge budget deficit.

Honestly, what is global about Zambia’s collapsing economy due to continued PF induced by-elections that have so far gobbled huge amounts of money purely for their greediness to have numbers in parliament?

What is global when we go to the open market and continuously keep borrowing at high interest rates, invest money in non-productive sectors, and later these loans become due and we start paying back in US dollars, hence create a further scarcity in the foreign currency leading to the falling Kwacha?

What is global if the PF cannot prioritize national expenditures and cut down on unnecessary government costs to match the level of reduced economic activity in the country?

What is global about the unnecessary and useless trips by the president and his ministers with large and unnecessary entourage all costing a poor country a fortune?

What is global when a poor country like Zambia decides to spend on a large cabinet with lots of incentives such as allowances, expensive motor vehicles with high maintenance costs, free fuel, etc?

And even as they are wasting money on travels, to date we have never heard any tangible results from any of the many trips in form of being able to attract tangible investment in various sectors that can be doing value addition and create exports so that we earn foreign exchange and create local jobs for our youths.

So what’s global about failing to create a conducive economic environment and confidence in the country and attract foreign direct investment?

What is global if the country, through incompetence and corruption, decides to waste huge amounts of resources in US dollars procuring contaminated crude oil that damages Indeni Refinery and people’s motor vehicles?

What is global when a country decides to cut electricity power supply even to the critical sectors such as the mining industry and the few manufacturing sectors which are the backbone of the Zambian economy in terms of generating foreign exchange that strengthens the Kwacha and avoid job current losses?

What is global when a Head of State at such a critical period decides to be taking golf lessons whilst the national currency is on free fall, local industry crippled by ad-hoc power rationing and real unemployment well above any meaningful statistical data, plus job losses?

If I were in their position, I would be reluctant spending time taking golf lessons but would immediately leave the golf course and probably get a bit of US$1.25billion Eurobond money and invest it in solar energy, even through Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

By now I would be spending sleepless nights finding solutions to the current power cuts through creation of solar energy farms that would generate power to supplement our hydro electric.

Countries such as the United Kingdom and others do not experience as much sunshine as in Zambia, but they are doing solar energy farming which is supplementing other energy sources.

For the CEO of our country to keep giving excuses on everything instead of solutions is pure laziness and incompetence that deserves an instant dismissal by the Zambian employers.

We should understand that there will always be some global economic trends which we can also take advantage of with a focused leadership.

Currently, the oil prices on the world market have fallen sharply, so why not take advantage of this global trend by reducing the fuel price which we all know is the engine of economic production, especially now that most citizens, small businesses, and industries are relying on generators for them to operate to some level?

We have always been consistent on the need to diversify our economy to other sectors such as agriculture, tourism and also on the need to expand the manufacturing sectors and make our goods competitive on the world market in order to salvage the ailing economy through non-traditional exports.

It is time President Lungu gave way for a serious leadership.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President

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95 COMMENTS

  1. Who can dispute this statement apart from a dull person. How did MMD manage to control our economy but just then when PF took over everything crumbled. Its pure poor planning, incompetence and laziness.

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    • HH take it easy, you want Zambians to give instant dismissal of their CEO? Atleast Nawakwi volunteered to help Edgar, but Edgar was lazy again to make a phone call. But HH just go straight to instance dismissal of his friend Edgar.

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    • Very correct. Load shedding ati naku Nigeria iliko, kwacha yagwa ati naku brundi inagwapo, ati alungu angomwa mowa, ati yaayi na Obama nikaminamisa….. hhhhh guys

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    • They say the opposition just criticize and do not offer solutions, HH has provided alternative solutions here.

      # Bad leaders are experts in making excuses.

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    • Breaking News: PF have decided to give Edgar a Vision. They will have it written for him in a revised Manifesto. And for all those worried with Kwacha free fall, Edgar has been advised to declared K1+$1, effective midnight. Viva Jemasoni!

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    • Thank you Mr President HH. You have my vote next year. Just waiting for the insecure acting president Lungu to announce the election date before i book my air ticket. Someone remind me again why is it up to the president to determine the election date and not the ECZ?

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    • For the first time in a long time, I agree with Hichilema. This Op-Ed is spot on. There is a serious lack of planning on what are priority areas of investment in the country. Recently my company was approached to help fund some infra-structure development in the middle of nowhere.

      When asked what economic benefit that project would bring to the country, I was told that it would bring nothing in terms of development but it was a campaign promise in 2011. The price tag was $50 million and GRZ was willing to issue a sovereign bond for its funding as collateral.

      I asked the very same question Hichilema asked here in a paraphrased manner and said, that part of the country is close to the Kalahari Desert and has more day sunlight than anywhere else. Why not use the $50 M for solar farms…

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    • HH, you are spot on and 100% score your you. I am also equally furious with President Lungu. He has brought misery to the nation. He is the leader of the nation, therefore, he must fix the issues, else, he must resign. No more nice talk for a person who cant perform. Instead, he (Lungu) keeps showing his arrogance as if he even understands the basics.

      I like this one:
      “For the CEO of our country to keep giving excuses on everything instead of solutions is pure laziness and incompetence that deserves an instant dismissal by the Zambian employers”.

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  2. “A true leader does not blame the problems on circumstances, but anticipates and finds way to deal with circumstances. That’s why they call it leadership!”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. In fact… I did say it, about two days ago – those words EXACTLY! In academia this would even be plagiarism. OK, I guess there are no such rules in politics (and am actually a bit chuffed to see my words used), but next time better would have been to write, “As Spuds tells us, a true leader does not blame… etc. etc.”

    Cheers.

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    • It all has a ring of familiarity to it so as Spuds would say “Cheers”… merit badge earned for being a good sport!

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    • Google agrees (copied and pasted the paragraph and the earliest reference is 3 days ago). Pretty much word for word.

      Yo HH you owe Spuds a couple of quotation marks and a thumbs up. Good to know you read LT comments. If you need an extra Speech Writer then just give him a shout (playful wink).

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    • Tried to google the quote myself. It only me gave HH’s reference.
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      Guess the deleted Spuds’ from the server. Pity

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  3. Ah dear HH. They are just providing proof and evidence that a government can display global ignorance, global indifference and global donchi kubeba on its own people and I put it to you that there are global examples of what has happened through history when leaders mess up their economies on a global scale… Hee hee. Well said HH. Clear and concise.

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  4. A little bit hard words to the Head of State, but true. Current Zambian leadership seems either blind to reality or not do not measure up to the task. Problem is, they think leadership is all about playing politics and thunderous welcomes at airports.

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  5. HH just shut up! Can you predict what tomorrow will be like when you live in a global village? This man has gone mad and as a person who calls himself an economic manager, he should the first one offer specific solutions and that way people may distinguish him from the rest. But what do we hear everyday from this liar, just generalized talk and no specifics.
    Can this HH tell his dull supporters when he last agreed with Government to increase the tariffs so that investors would come and invest in alternative power sources other than hydro, NEVER! To the contrary, HH is on record during his desperate campaigns been advocating to even slash the cost of electricity, so how does he expect business men (the investors) to get the motivation to invest alternative power sources in Zambia?
    This…

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    • “Greece which is known to be the base of thinkers” not any more bro. Greece borrowed hard just like PF. Now they are in hot soup. ANC under who ever is the leader, has failed its people, just ask Julius Malema.

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    • And you smart Jackass are going to entice investors with what? Corruption, 1diocy, incompetence, hunger, tribalism, lack of accountability……….
      By the way, when did Government agreed to increase cost of electricity? Before FU_CK-UP or after?
      Calling you “dull supporter” will be like paying homage to your 1mbecility

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    • Very African way of thinking. Increase prices to solve problems. How do you rush to increase prices when electricity is the backbone of the economy with out providing any alternatives??. By the way even dull no plan PF know that they increase prices, that is the end of them.

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    • @Ichishinka are you Zambian or you leave in Mars.Maybe you are one of the PF plunderer because there the only ones who don’t feel the pain of a bad economy.HH has provided solutions all you do is simply insult,’we chinangwa we.”If you close to me I could have given you one to your chick maybe you can wake up from slumber.No normal person can defend PF and Lungu anymore or else we shall be like Zimbabwe.We kiss byee to Kwacha only to use $dollar.

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  6. Can HH relate what is happening globally to Zambia? Why has the economic power house like South Africa which produces, manufactures and exports so many things are about to declare a recession? Tell your dull followers the reason!
    Why is Greece which is known to be the base of thinkers failed to come out their predicament despite Billions and billions of dollars pumped into their economy by the EU?
    Ba HH, twalisambilila, so you cant lie and cheat us not in this era. Your have no message and hope for Zambia iwe mumbwe, if anything you irritate us.
    Is HH telling us that China the second largest economy has not been planning when almost everything that we buy comes from China? Ubufi iwe chi HH just stay away from us.

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    • “Greece which is known to be the base of thinkers” not any more bro. Greece borrowed hard just like PF. Now they are in hot soup. ANC under who ever is the leader, has failed its people, just ask Julius Malema.

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    • Bacinshinka I can see that you able to articulate issues but don’t share ignorance when you don’t have the latest news please google this “Moody’s sees SA avoiding recession in 2015”

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    • And I would like to add that if President Lungu does not give way for a serious leadership, it is time we Zambians kick his lazy drunkard arse out of State House and replace him with someone that is capable OF DOING THE JOB!

      This man has clearly and without any doubt failed on every front.

      2016 is too far away to wait. Zambia is in an serious emergency and needs someone COMPETENT in State House, not this clown that has no idea of even what his job consists of!

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  7. If Lungu testified openly that he has no vision and the electrolate endorsed him, then he is not to blame. Those who voted for him are reaping what they sowed. Unfortunately its cutting back and forth even to those who rejected him. Notwithstanding, I can now confirm, without fear of contradiction, that HH is trying to get to plot 1 by all propaganda, whether real or imaginary just to outmanoeuvre Lungu, his only stumbling block. Several challenges he outlined are also affecting Kenya and neighbouring Uganda. So, lets distinguish facts from fictions (politics) before we crucify Lungu. Lets not reason emotionally by mere literally work laced with’ sweeteners’. Try to leave room for the benefit of doubt( where applicable). We are all humans.

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  8. Pure and simple Political Rhetoric, if you ask me and under 5 trying to use the situation to his maximum advantage, with the arm of his paid bloggers singing praises as though their arch angel will just sweep away every problem Zambia has. Totally an overdone reaction, I pretty much doubt if things would have been different if HH had won..this is politics at its worst. Can’t wait for new constitution so that we just put politics to where it belongs ..a once in five year event rather than an everyday event as it is now.

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    • PF has failed, don’t say because PF has failed everyone else will fail. The current GRZ is to extravagant with no forward plan. Their solutions is to borrow or increase prices.

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    • @ MMD Chief Bootlicker

      And yet, smart intellectual like you, sold his soul for veritable promises of “90 days” and “dear departed leader legacy”!!!
      Please, can you differentiate between “simple Political Rhetoric” and “1mbecility by the 1mbeciles for the 1mbeciles”?
      No.
      Shame, I know somebody undergoing psychiatric treatment which may be able to communicate at your level and keep you away from spreading your greatest asset, “certified 1mbecility”

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    • @ MMD Bootlicker, correctly observed and this HH the supreme leader of the UPND will have nothing to say next year this time around because he would have exhausted all cheap talk while his friends will just be pointing to completed projects done and the people will give them another mandate to continue in government and the supreme leader HH of the UPND will still be learning how to convince the masses to vote for him.

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  9. Read this again “Currently, the oil prices on the world market have fallen sharply, so why not take advantage of this global trend by reducing the fuel price which we all know is the engine of economic production, especially now that most citizens, small businesses, and industries are relying on generators for them to operate to some level?” You see, this is myopic and misleading. Doesn’t this HH know that Zambia import oil? What on the other hand has happened to China which imports our commodity called copper which brings in the foreign currency? Hasn’t economy slowed down and what are the real effects globally? Hasn’t this affected our currency just like other currencies globally?
    With these few insights, how much kwacha does it take to buy the dollar which we use to import the…

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    • And tell us why you don’t manufacture anything except specialise in opening shopping malls, is it China and the world’s fault??

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    • @Ichinshinka please stop exposing your ignorance. If you cant read the world economic trends and translate them to the Zambian situation please just shut up. Oil is now cheap and we are experiencing heavy load shedding ,we can take advantage of cheap oil to help small scale industries make a profit ,hence pay much needed tax to Government. These things are inter connected.

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  10. Kasaka has highlighted good points but folks don’t be desived the man is just taking advantage of current situation to under score his political desire to become president one day other than solutions to today’s problems we facing. Unfortunately A Lungu is too humble to lead which has become a weakness in his leadership skills and opposition have taken advantage of that. Maybe abena chipata have failed to rule again just like RB failed.

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  11. I really pity those close to HH because this man can mislead you if you don’t if you don’t put reason to thought. Is this the advise UPND leader is getting from kabondo GBM and the failed doctor Canicious Banda? Well, what do you expect from such a pack?

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    • Surely can not get any point in what you ve posted. No direction just like the group you are supporting.

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  12. Make no mistake, H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu will come out this temporal economic challenge very strongly and surprise even those that least expect him to turn around our economy. Remember, Obama face d similar huge battles by those who thought were more intelligent and wealthier than him, where is Obama today, he is smiling and all praise is on him in his but last year in Government.

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    • Only splashing the eurobond manee will lungu survive. His misery and Zambians will continue, the power shortages will not be fixed by the coming rain seasons, predictions are prices of copper will fall even further. Global fuel prices have fallen yet this has not been passed on to the consumer.

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    • @ Rasta Man,
      I do not know what are you smoking, but, wow, what a effect!!!
      By the way, can you pass my homage to your great living leader Haile Salasie during your next “trip”?

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    • @Rastaman ruling people is like smoking Ganja.Lungu has failed lets accept it.Its not the first time we have an economic recession before in the world.Take for Example Mwanawasa and Magande come in when USA and main parts of the world were experiencing an economic recession ,Instead of crying and accusing other countries they took the bull by the horns that’s what we call leadership.Zambia never felt the pain of economic recession.The economy picked up.Lets accept fellow Zambians “infintu tafili bwino “reason PF and Lungu have failed to rule.

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    • @Rasta. Don’t cheat yourself. Jameson has no clue how to fix the economy. If he had, he would have sorted it out already.
      Forget about JECL.

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    • @rasta

      Do not insult Obama by comparing him to a drunk lazy fella like pay your Lungu.

      How has Lungu demonstrated to you he has the ability to ever come out of this pickle?

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    • There is a basic difference between Obama and ECL. Obama had a vision from the begining. ECL, by his own admission, had no vision from the start. Secondly, turning around the economy is not magic or voodoo (as you seem to imply). There are fundamental basic steps that need to be put in place. For example, ECL thinks he can create 500,000 jobs from thin air. It is a growing, functioning economy that can create jobs. Someone who talks like that shows he has no clue about what he is talking about and is entirely lost. Obama is smilling becoz he knew what he was talking about from the begining!

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  13. Just looking at hh picture with red eyes like one just from drinking blood of the innocent . Anyway updn was formed to put a tollnger in plot one that’s why I don’t take this party seriously.

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  14. In academia,you give credit where it is due even if you do not share the view point. Learn to appreciate what is right even if you do not like the person

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    • That’s what tribalism does it corrupts even the mind of professors who start to see everyone in a tribal microscope. HH is wright and any neutral person should find sense in what he is saying.zambians we are above that lets accept Lungu has failed.If he wants let him address the Nation on this issue you will prove he blank about the economic trends in the world today.

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  15. the problem in Zambia is we always don’t follow what is being said but who is saying it. I think HH has stated that our economic problems can be attributed to the global happennings but not all of the current situation in Zambia must be excused for the global happenings. this is what we call critical thinking and for people like Kambwili who ‘graduated’ from other people’s sweat, this is greek. I know we with systematic planning and building blocks, the situation would have been bad but not to this extent. as I look at what is happening, I am praying that our leaders, be it EL, Nawakwi or even HH will begin to think beyond their circle of influence and reach out to one another. the day you will see maturity in Zambia is the day our economy will start growing. in a country with 103 DC…

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  16. Burying your heads in the sand (for some of you) just because its an opposition leader speaking, is what is making things even worse. Analyse what is being said and assess it realistically, not from the premise of blind political allegiance. What would you rather have, then? Lungu cannot even sit down at a press conference and state the PF governments position as to the economic future of Zambia? What does he think should be done and how? What is going wrong? Can he at least publicly address these questions?

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  17. After months of denials and sidestepping on accusations of his conduct during the 1990s privatisation process, newly released documentation shows that presidential contender Hakainde Hichilema illegally benefited from his position by acquiring shares in Sun International Ltd. months before the company was awarded the tender, and failed to declare interest in a number of companies he owns along with key officials involved in the privatisation process.
    In the attached matrix (download here), which includes official copies of documentation from the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) as well as Zambia Privatisation Agency (ZPA), the evidence reveals that Mr. Hichilema in his role as Negotiating Chairman for the sale of the Intercontinental Hotel Livingstone and the Rainbow…

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  18. Even theBible talks of a fool who built house on sand and the wise man who built his house on a rock foundation the result being when the rain fell the fool’s house collapsed while the wise man’s house did not.The global economic challenges are also facing Botswana but the result there is not as bad as here.Levy reighned during the global meltdown,we were not reduced to what we are seeing now.Rven when the technocrats advise they don’t listen.Just yesterday I saw Masumba driving a GRZ vehicle when BOZ is advising that we reduce expenditure.Fact isPF are largely responsible for the mess.

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    • You must be very young and uneducated not to understand the problems of Zambia. PF is trying to solve some, but it cannot be done in few months or years. Mention one country in this world where prices are going down. Even if UPND had worn, prices would have continued to rise. Global business is linked to global politics.

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  19. HH (HAKAINDE HACHINENA) HALLUCINATIONS

    HH (Hakainde Hachinena) hallucinates that, “Zambia’s Current Economic Turmoil is Largely Self-Inflicted’. No. All world economies are going thru the same malaise. For example, our South African economy contracted for the first time in more than a year in the second quarter as falling metal prices & subdued global demand curbed output. “The economy is suffering from the steep collapse in commodity prices, the colapse of China’s economy and the negative impact of which has been more severe than the benefits obtained from the drop in oil import prices,” These problems have sparked speculation about a possible recession, which they think might be avoided, but barely”.

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    • No…no…no

      You lie…..zambia melt down is there to see even for a diploma economics 101 debutant.

      Lack of planning and high borrowings, Greek style, have brought PF led Zambia to its nadir!!

      Stop lying and face reality!!!

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  20. @Luapula premier stop leaving in fools paridise .Kasama and northern have moved on only you batubulu”Bushmen” are still back ward open your eyes ifintu tafili bwino mu Zabia we need change.

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  21. Lungu`s administration has totally failed. Good leadership is a skill and not God given and Lungu is not a good leader. He has surrounded himself with very useless economic advisers whom I`d recommend that they face a firing squad.

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  22. LACK OF PLANNING!
    HH MAY BE RIGHT. JUST LOOK AT LUANSHA MINES WHICH HE PRIVATIZED! ITS A MODEL OF HAKAHINDECONOMICS.

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  23. Comment: watch CNN and BBC then convince me ba unpd. This site is for people who are knowledgeable otherwise go and watch your dogs.

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    • Yes, as knowledgeable as learning to play golf at 59/60 yrs when you are entrusted to look after national resources in stead of doing just that- looking after national resources!! Where were you all this time?? It is a global problem? Give us break please, twapapata.

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  24. HH DID NOT PRIVATISE ANY MINE. YOUR GOVERNMENT AT THE TIME DID. THIS IS WHAT WE GET WHEN WE VOTE IGNORANTLY. NOW WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT HAS NO IDEA HOW TO RUN AN ECONOMY AND THINGS ARE FALLING APART. THINGS GO BAD AT BLAME HH. HOW? NA NSONI ULIYE? SERIOUSLY HOW DO YOU BLAME HH FOR PRIVATIZING THE MINES? REALLY HOW? THESE WHERE POLITICAL DECISIONS MADE BY IGNORANT POLTICIANS NOW YOU WANT TO BLAME HH? SEIOUSLY PEOPLE QUIT THE DENIAL AND LETS TURN THIS SITUATION AROUND. IT ALL STARTS WITH ADMITTING THE FACT THAT PF HAS FAILED

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  25. BWANA #LOADIST PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED AS ADVISED BY #REAL REAL POST.

    HH WALLET LIKE THAT OF HIS NUMBER 2 HAVE FAILED TO SPONSOR A SINGLE EVENT IN ZAMBIA, NOT EVEN SINKING A BORE HOLE FOR VILLAGERS.
    HOW CAN THEY RUN A COUNTRY?

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    • Employment creation is what these guys have done to many Zambians. To me that is better investment and indicative of their ability to manage resources. If they own companies and are chairing parastatals then they have sponsored big time. I just wonder how much sponsorship was made by your masters before they were in power. I even doubt they are sponsoring any now!

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  26. I can’t lie to you guys but ba Sata kind of messed up by investing too much into construction that will not pay back to the Eurobonds. Worst still Lungu got rid of Scott at a high cost. He lost next year’s elections because of this mistake.

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  27. Somehow I’m glad the exchange rate and loadshedding do not discriminate between PF and non-PF cadres. All are impacted individually and severally alike. Even the PF supporters are re-thinking their positons as they sit in darkness.

    Fellow Zedians, let’s take our votes seriously. If you vote for mediocrity, mediocrity you shall get. If you vote for quality, it is quality that you will get. ECL was vision less, and this is what we are reaping. So surprise.

    “Ifintu tafili Bwino”

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  28. UP and DOWN know that this is their last chance in the political arena and they want to be telling us Zambians that they can do better.You cant be good economic managers if you do not know what is going on globally.How many schools or clinics has the senior kachema done in his home area of Monze out of the cow dung he so far boasts of ? zero.

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  29. If the outside world doesn’t need your copper today or if there is drought etc, you have to diversify in one month as a good econocal manager. hh every reasonable person ll only see your desperation for Presidency. In sense actual Pf is working and so far they are have done a lot. Remember they are just humans they cant bring Paradise. Even in a home when you are building a house as part of development, things ll never be the same as when you are just watching tv or hammering good bf. This time the country and across every district there is infrastructure development. Only your usual sympathizers ll always see logic in such rhetorical attacks. Otherwise only desperation for presidency is coming out of your mouth, especially that it is your last chance cause if you loose this 2016 then…

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  30. If the outside world doesn’t need your copper today or if there is drought etc, you have to diversify in one month as a good economical manager. hh every reasonable person ll only see your desperation for Presidency. In actual sense Pf is working and so far they have done a lot. Remember they are just humans they cant bring Paradise. Even in a home when you are building a house as part of development, things could not be the same as when you are just watching tv or hammering good bf. This time in nearly the entire country and across every district there are infrastructure developmental projects going on. Only your usual sympathizers ll always see logic in such rhetorical attacks. Otherwise only desperation for presidency is coming out of your mouth, especially that it is your last…

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  31. HH is peddling a lie that he will use his personal wealth and business connections to develop the republic of Zambia. This is pure B.S. which must be despised because such a model does not exist. What HH is avoiding to do is to give you (dull Zambians) a costed plan of how for example he will increase electricity generation. Ask this liar to give you a costed plan how he intends to beat the 80% unemployment rate. Zambia is largely under developed; ask this liar where he will raise money for infrastructure development. Please don’t be dull, ask straight questions and expect straight answers.

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    • For starters cut down on government expenditure- get rid of the cadres you are appointing as DCs, trim the Cabinet, give jobs to professionals not cronies, build institutional capacity and rid of political interference. The first cabinet was only 12 or so, hard working, dedicated and honesty men who delivered – secondary schools in every district in 2 years, free education to all with no hype, no self praise. But what have you have now? Over 3 times the number and what do they do? Zilch, ba ngandire who are in it to line their pockets, dozing on duty, chasing skirts etc and you ask how can you raise money? Be open minded. HH has suggested a few ideas above comment on them in stead of calling him a liar. What have you got on the table??

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  32. Prof Lule
    Your comments have answered nothing in relation to how HH intends to fund infrastructure development such as Hydro electricity generation. Reducing the cabinet to 2 or 10 people will not fund infrastructure development. Zambia’s railways are archaic and needs to discarded and replaced with a system fit for purpose. Look at the water reticulation system, it needs to be revamped especially that Zambia has 55% of the water resources in Southern Africa. The problem I have with HH is that he is more interested in fighting a proxy war for the cartel than giving people a costed plan of infrastructure. Late President Chiluba already archived macroeconomic stability; with this strong foundation Zambia should invest in its future. I have other issues with HH which I need answering.

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  33. THERE is something Global about raising the Infrastructure hoping that the Infrastructure spent will raise productivity and create the much needed sectorial industries in Industrials and Services

    There is something global about marketing and positioning those opportunities created to attract investments in Public and Private tapping in the most semi and skilled workforce that Zambia is blessed of

    There is something Global understanding the Fiscal and monetary and Playing safe not to unnecessary flex to react given the limited reserves and cover

    There is something Global in Not loosing Hope but reassuring to recover from effects

    There is also something global…

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  34. There is also something global to incure expenditure on electricity water and sanitation projects including transport to ensure the economy is supported to register growth and productivity that will translate into livelihood for the people

    There is something global to invest in agricultural initiatives currently to turn produce into finished in added value including services

    There is something global to manage the Sovereign political risk perception conduisive to create those market frontiers in which the returns in infrastructural spend with production will be realised in necessary travels for Zambia to reverse the import and export parity

    There is something global to understand the…

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  35. There is something global to understand the Global outlook and structural fit and avoid promising the unattained given the position of historical and projected aggregates for Zambia

    There is something global to see and understand fully the Zambia Gov. Financing and framework to propose sound revenue raising and enhancement

    There is something global to understand the characteristic of the Zambia Currency Kwacha and see it long-term mean value as explained by Kalyalya and Chikwanda

    There is something global to understand the Potential GDP and Real GDP for Zambia and how much revenue could be available to achieve that growth together with the funding methods

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  36. There is also something global showcasing Zambia in well intended travels that promotes that much needed Private and public participation in industrials sectors that Zambia desperately needs to achieve maximise productivity on that infrastructural spent

    There is also something global to support that leadership that fully understands the current Zambian Economy and Global issues impacting Any such leader must be identified mean fully and supported to ensure the road map laid is not reversed to ground zero then it will be back and forth

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