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Miyanda Should not join Post newspaper’s baseless crusade against Government-Kambwili

Headlines Miyanda Should not join Post newspaper’s baseless crusade against Government-Kambwili

Chishimba Kambwili with Amos Chanda at Statehouse
Chishimba Kambwili with Amos Chanda at Statehouse

Chief Government Spokesperson and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chishimba Kambwili has said that Heritage Party President Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda should not stoop so low as to join The Post newspaper’s baseless crusade against the Government.

In a media statement in reacting to the story in the Post Newspaper quoting Gen Miyanda, Mr Kambwili said that Government could only wish that can only wish that General Miyanda was misquoted as the Government did not expect a person of his standing in society to stoop so low.

Mr Kambwili said that Government expected people of General Miyanda’s standing, a former republican vice president, for that matter, to offer sober and constructive advice that contributes positively to nation building.

Below is the full statement

STATEMENT BY HON. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON HERITAGE PARTY LEADER BRIG-GENERAL GODFREY MIYANDA

Government has dismissed with contempt, remarks attributed to opposition Heritage party leader Brig-General Godfrey Miyanda that His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu failed to address serious questions surrounding the governance of the country when he opened Parliament last Friday, as reported in today’s Post newspaper.

In his speech, which has been well received by a cross-section of Zambians, President Lungu announced major policy decisions aimed at transforming Zambia into a better and prosperous country for all, contrary to remarks attributed to General Miyanda.

Among other pronouncements, the President announced long-term solutions to the current electricity shortages through increased and sustained investment in the energy sector aimed at transforming the country from a power-deficit to a power-surplus nation.

The measures include the Zambia-Zimbabwe partnership to develop a 1,800 megawatts power station at Batoka Gorge in Southern Province at estimated cost of US$4 billion and the expansion, in collaboration with the private sector, of power generation at Kafue Gorge Lower which, upon completion in three years time, will generate an additional 750 megawatts.

Government will also increase power generation at Chishimba and Musonda Falls and other hydro-power stations around the country.

The President also announced specific measures to revive the cooperative movement in the country as a vehicle for accelerating rural development.

The President announced that Government planned to invest about US$6 billion to construct railway lines that will link Zambia to eastern and western parts of Africa.

His Excellency the President also re-affirmed Government’s commitment to table, during this sitting of Parliament, the non contentious issues in the Draft Republican Constitution.

The President further ordered commencement of consultations on revision of the Public Order Act and possible amendments to remove archaic provisions that impinge on media freedoms.

We can only wish that General Miyanda was misquoted as we do not expect a person of his standing in society to stoop so low as to join The Post newspaper’s baseless crusade against the Government.

Rather, we expect people of General Miyanda’s standing, a former republican vice president, for that matter, to offer sober and constructive advice that contributes positively to nation building.

Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROACASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON.

22nd September, 2015

26 COMMENTS

    • Maybe Lungu announced major policy decisions, but what he failed miserably to do is show us A PLAN of HOW this will be done, and most importantly HOW IT WILL BE PAID FOR!

      Bigmouth Kambwili and his boss are fast to talk, but can he show us some ACTION!???

      Or are these just more empty promises and more buffi that we have come to expect now from CNP???

  1. Kambwili information minister does not mean answering everything. Why do you read the post if you are telling others not to read the post???
    Just prove critics wrong by performing if you can everyday Kambwili this kambwili that is only showing that there is something not right.

  2. If you really want to know how empty Kambwili is, listen to the Sunday Interview with Grevazio. Its on youtube. I don’t know how this guy would listen to himself and sleep at night. Copperstone experience did not do much to educate the komboni out of him, I guess

  3. Do you honestly have to respond to even criticism? You don’t expect everyone to agree with you. If someone disagrees with your pronouncements as govt, (e.g creating 400,000 jobs by 2016) the best you can do is implement and deliver on your promise and shame your critics.

  4. What Kambwili obtained from Copperstone was a solidarity degree. The kids that are not ministers are the ones that get what they sweat for.

    • If this is maturity then Mr Observer, you need to be observed. This Kambwili is the devil’s representative on earth. He vomits rubbish; FULL STOP!

  5. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson

  6. My advice to Honourable Kambwili is this, dont worry about Miyanda. Miyanda lost his chance long time ago of being an opinion leader. Miyanda is a selfish individual who likes the sound of his own voice. Why am I saying this, if Miyanda wanted to change Zambia or being with an effective opposition, he would have joined FDD when FDD was first created. Instead when his friends where meeting to form that party, he wanted a special invitation to go to him. But from who, when they were all vying to form the party? Instead he formed Heritage party, hence contributing to a divided opposition. Later Mwanawasa wanted him to be VP to him. Again Miyanda wanted Mwanawasa to call him personally. Mwanawasa instead made RB the Vice. If Miyanda wants to form government one day, he needs to trust others…

  7. zambians from all works of life ,poor,rich,middle class,ngos,churches and some pf ministers were celebrating,i asked a street vendors why bus and taxi drivers were hooting both at lima tower and city market,he said KAMBWILI has been fired ,i thot he mearnt kabimba ,so i asked him again he said CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI.i lean towards my friend and said you see people didn’t like that frog like face on tv,he said NO HE SOLD HIS BRAINS TO sangomwas to be favoured by the president,so whatever he said it was a like a standard one grade person.so infintu ni lungu the vendor exclaimed.what about the economy i asked?

    • Read George Orwell ANIMAL FARM. Every incompetent and useless Government must have a SQUEALER to make excuses for its ineptitude, and cover up its LIES and DECEIT.

      Life would be very boring without clowns and F00LS like Kambwili that shoot themselves in the foot every time they open their mouths!

  8. SATTISH, IF I DID NOT LISTEN TO THE SUNDAY INTERVIEW AND BEFORE I LISTENED TO KAMBWILI, I COULD HAVE CONCLUDED THAT KAMBWILI IS A KAPONYA AS THEY CALL MOST PF MEMBERS. HOWEVER, AFTER LISTENING TO THAT INTERVIEW I COMPLETELY HAVE A CHANGED VIEW ON KAMBWILI. KAMBWILI IS VERY ARTICULATE, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY SENSIBLE. WHATEVER HE SAID DURING THAT INTERVIEW WITH Grevazio, IS VERY TRUE. PF IS NOT THE CAUSE OF POWER SHORTAGES, BUT, THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS WHO NEVER PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF POWER AND ENERGY. IN FACT ZAMBIA SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUPPLYING POWER TO THE COUNTRIES FACING THE SAME PROBLEM IF THERE WAS REAL PLANNING BY PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS. Mr KAMBWILI, SIR KEEP IT UP- YOUR INTERVIEW WAS GREAT.

    • What about Kwacha? Interest rates? Corruption? Mismanagement of tax revenue? Excessive external and internal borrowing? Bloated civil service? Number of Ministers and Deputy Ministers exceeding 50% of sitting MP? Hunger? Unemployment? Bias appointments to the High Court Bench? Privatization of Zambia Police? Non compliance with ratified International treaties? Abuse of power? Rampant inflation………..

      Peter, talk is the only “cheep” commodity in today Zambia. Hunger and destitution are taking ruts in front of your own eyes, and yet, you are oblivious to reality.

  9. While HE ECL is humble and reasonable, Honorable Kambwili is completely opposite. This arrongance of demeaning anyone with divergent ideas is what will bring a quick downfall of PF. Your excellency, no one should be sacred, appoint someone reasonable to be PF Spokesperson before its too late.

  10. Chief govt spokesman is supposed to be exactly what kambwili is. During mmd it was levy who used to answer to critics of govt which was shameful to do for the head of state. I think pf is more organised and know what they stand for. In RB govt the chief govt spokesman was toothless and contributed much to the downfall of mmd and RB . Kambwili go ahead and answer back to those baffons who wants to misinform the general public.

  11. You can call Honorable Kambwili any names you want but 2016…it’s PF Akuna kulambwaza….Katondo boys and the boostele team….let’s Join ONE EDGAR Friday night in New Rochelle…New York

    2016 vote PF ( Edgar )
    I thank you

  12. Nostradamus, Nyau, Mei Matungu, Jessie wa mu town, Mwanawakwitu, MMD chief bootlicker, Jay jay,chils, Mushota, Janza Kumbele, Hilda malama…Wanzelu

    Come join the Katondo boys in New Rochelle New York

    2016 vote PF ( Edgar )

    I thank you

  13. Hon,

    Miyanda agrees with the Past Newspaper (which is even failing to pay workers’ salaries and tax to ZRA) that our President FAILED “to address serious questions surrounding the governance of the country when he opened Parliament last Friday”.

    Why not wait for verdict in the bye-elections from the grass root, people who are affected by ECL’s alleged lack of seriousness rather than listening to Past vukuselas?

  14. Ba LT you are supposed to give us the background of what Kambwili is responding to. You are not supposed to assume we know it. Poor reporting

  15. Honorable Kambwli might have short comings. But for sunday Interview he nevermade any mistake. Whatever, he spoke about were ok and sensible. Why in this country do we try change the statements. Anyway, if as country we continue on this path of hate we shall never develop. Let us be a citizen that face facts and deal with them honestly and integrate .I always cry with my emotions to se how in my country we waste time to cheat about many things in the media. Really, if this is how politics or running the county is all about. Then we shall never see development soon in this country. Let us be united and advice accordingly. If the people in government we are advising can’t take up our advice we shall know what to o with them during voting.
    Unlike always criticizing with hate and cheating.

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