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Lucky Mulusa castigates Zambians in the habit of tarnishing the image of the country

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Mr. Mulusa and His Excellency Mr. Mwamba during the meeting
Mr. Mulusa and His Excellency Mr. Mwamba during the meeting

SPECIAL Assistant to the President for Project Implementation and Monitoring, Mr. Lucky Mulusa has castigated Zambians who were in the habit of tarnishing the image of the country for their selfish benefit.

Mr. Mulusa has said that it was unfortunate that some Zambians, including educated ones, were on a crusade to speak ill of their own country for the sake of wanting to meet their selfish desires without taking into account the damage they were causing to the country.

He said there should be a marked difference particularly when an educated person criticised unlike what transpired now where it was obvious that it had become fashionable for some elements to criticise in order to impress their “masters”.

“There are also some educated Zambians who have fallen prey to negative comments. When you are a professor, for instance, I think you should ensure that your cricism is well thought out. Your contribution should be structured on the same lines as a thesis, with the problem properly laid out, then you discuss and at the end you offer solutions. In that way, we the policy makers can even see that indeed there is a problem here and we are sincerely being called in to rectify something,” he said.

Mr. Mulusa was speaking yesterday when he addressed diplomatic staff at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria. He is in South Africa to learn how the country has modelled some of its ministries which pertain to national planning and evaluation. This is riding on President Edgar Lungu’s proposal to create and split some ministries.

Mr. Mulusa pointed out that Zambia has, for a long time, suffered from a lack of reliable information platforms from which balanced and accurate material could be sourced. He said the only readily and easily accessible sources where those which offered negative perception about Zambia and that this has caused a lot of damage to the country’s image especially to prospective investors and other categories of people who lived outside the country.
“This lack of reliable information platforms has left those wanting to learn about our country exposed to these negative sources.

“Those who are painting Zambia black are very few. In fact most of them have been given opportunities before to save the people in public office and their performance has been disastrous. These are the people who want to assume the moral pedestal; today they are the righteous people and not President Lungu,” Mr. Mulusa noted.

He said President Lungu was “a wonderful person” who has continued to ensure that development spread across the country including to places where he had been rejected during elections.
“Look at North western for example, the President has been there more than any other province, in fact more than any other President just in the eight months he has been in office.”

Mr. Mulusa said the splitting and creation of ministries was a good thing which would enable a particular ministry to focus on specific issues and ensure proper implementation.

He gave an example of South Africa which he said had well-defined ministries such as the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Monetary and Evaluation and the Commission for National Development Planning, which made it easy to focus on core functions.

Mr. Mulusa explained the current poor performance of the Kwacha saying this was being worsened as a result of lack of proper coordination of government departments which were sourcing their foreign exchange from the open market instead of going to the central bank.
“This tends to cause shakes to the economy because usually the amounts syphoned out of the economy for the procurement of, for instance, fuel are huge. Road contracts which are in the hands of Chinese companies have also contributed to the shortage of foreign exchange in the country as most of the money paid to them is taken out of the country,” he said.

Mr. Mulusa noted that President Lungu has tackled the issue of the poor performance of the Kwacha by announcing measures that would broaden sources of foreign exchange.

He said one way in which this was being addressed was by implementing road projects in a sequence that would allow focus on those that would economically contribute to the country.

“When the President says we need to think smart, he means we need to start choosing projects that have economic benefit above those with a social contribution to the nation. It is those with economic contribution that will eventually enable us meet social needs.”

Mr. Mulusa said he was happy that the Mission was focusing more on economic diplomacy which he said was critical to the country in order to spur development.

Earlier, Zambia’s High Commissioner – Designate to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said the Mission was focused on forging closer links with South African businesses as “we realise that the bulk of investment in Zambia is from South Africa.”

He said the High Commission has, to this effect, formed the Zambia – South Africa Business Council which he said was meant to promote interaction among South African businesses operating in Zambia, Zambian businesses operating in South Africa and the Zambian government.
Mr. Mwamba hoped the launch of the Council which will take place soon would be graced by President Lungu in order to give it a good profile.

He bemoaned the fact that most government institutions were not responsive to the needs of the Mission whenever approached.

“Most of the times we have to navigate through a forest as we try to get assistance from our relevant offices in Zambia. It has been frustrating to us as well as the investors we may have been trying to bring in,” Mr. Mwamba said.

Part of the diplomatic staff during the meeting
Part of the diplomatic staff during the meeting

Mr. Mulusa, His Excellency Mr. Mwamba, and Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Philomena Kachesa during the meeting
Mr. Mulusa, His Excellency Mr. Mwamba, and Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Philomena Kachesa during the meeting

Part of the diplomatic staff during the meeting
Part of the diplomatic staff during the meeting

55 COMMENTS

    • Ordinary Zambains do not tarnish the country it’s our leaders that tarnish our beautiful country. You mismanage our natural resources,borrow heavily,live luxuriously,buy votes openly,and why the heck do we pay the chinese road contractors millions of dollars that they bank outside the country? come up with a policy that up to a specified point money made in Zambia stays in Zambia.Why not encourage Zambian empowerment- invest in our own people.Sure it will be bumpy but eventually a credible Zambian contractor will emerge.Why aren’t we thinking of industrialization? What do leaders sit around thinking about if not industrialisation.Heck you are the ones tarnishing Zambia!!

    • “There are also some educated Zambians who have fallen prey to negative comments. When you are a professor, for instance, I think you should ensure that your cricism is well thought out. Your contribution should be structured on the same lines as a thesis, with the problem properly laid out, then you discuss and at the end you offer solutions.”

      The personification of a control freak… Only professors need apply for commentary…hahahaha. Too good.

    • Lucky, I am pretty sure you do not believe in what you just said other than saying what you have said for the sake of being on the side of the appointing authority since you are on oath of collective responsibility. You are better than that. Zambians perhaps are just unlucky in their choices of leadership lately.

    • Lucky Mulusa has even put on weight since Lungu gave him a job.Is this the same man who walked from Chingola to Solwezi protesting PF removing subsidies?

    • Mamama! Is this how people finish? What did Lucky Mulusa think he was achieving when he walked from Solwezi to Chingola? He even refused to be Minister of Gender Affairs because he did not agree with the way Mr. Sata was running government. Now, he joins this government and weeps saying Sata’s vision has been lost. But then this????? This man has no principles.
      ————————————————–
      Sata risks impeachment -Mulusa
      Posted on 01 August 2013.

      President Michael Sata risks impeachment when parliament reopens in September, unless he changes his mode of governance, says MMD Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa.

      Mr. Mulusa said that Zambia had laws that should be respected and it was therefore important that President Sata followed these laws in…

    • You are so right. On many occasions I have wondered what the job descriptions of state house staff were. It appears they too don’t know.

      Thank you.

  1. Mr. Lucky Mulusa, you used to speak a lot of sense in the past when you were just an MP.

    Is it not a little bit late to start investigating Ministries AFTER Lungu has already announced their creation? This sounds very much like Satas Commissions of Inquiry that gobbled up huge amounts of money and he did not even wait for their findings! And then ignored their advice! Sounds very much like a Chibwe No Plan, not a planning department!

    Now this lack of proper coordination of government departments which were sourcing their foreign exchange from the open market instead of going to the central bank is which Government? MMD? FDD? UPND? NO, I do not think so! This is the same PF Government that you have joined (or maybe been bought by) that is responsible for this! What has changed? Have…

    • But most contractors if not all are in one form or another associated with PF. The problem here is PF, there is massive corruption in the award of contracts. We have seen people running catering business get road contracts. The buck here stops at Edgar and cronies at RDA

  2. This is the same PF Government that you have joined (or maybe been bought by) that is responsible for this! What has changed? Have you sold your soul to the devil for some pieces of silver?

    And who are these Zambians who were in the habit of tarnishing the image of the country? As far as I can see it is the useless, incompetent, corrupt spendthrifts that have irresponsibly borrowed BILLIONS and squandered it. They are the ones that have now damaged Zambia so badly that no investor wants to do business here anymore! And who are they? A President that spends US$300,000 of public money joyriding to New York when the Kwacha is collapsing? A Minister of Finance that has put the Nation into debt that will take GENERATIONS to repay? The list is long. The common denominator is that they are…

  3. Am I the only one unclear who he is supposed to be talking to? I’ve come to the conclusion PF must be looking in a mirror. At last! Yay!

  4. who walked from chingola to solwezi while denouncing Government on the lack Government prioritization. It was this same man Lucky Mulusa.

  5. Mulusa must awaken to the fact that the international community is well informed about happenings in Zambia. Does he think the various embassies and foreign journalists present in Zambia are there to paint a rosy picture of Zambia? They report nothing but the truth. Some of the actions and behaviour of the PF government are what are tarnishing the image of the country. After all, the citizens of Zambia including the “educated ones” react to what the PF government does. Or Mulusa wants Zambians to be more docile than what they are now? That will never happen. If anything Mulusa and his PF colleagues must expect more criticism from everywhere.

  6. What a lot of hot air. If you can’t find the nerves to name the persons you are talking about then why even open your mouth? Maybe it is becoming a Stalinist state where the only thing ministers can do is denounce “traitors” and pledge allegiance to the leader of their clique in order to keep their heads

  7. moneni ukwina umukoshi kwati lisabi. lelo, mwalya bwino mu buteko tefyo. te kale sana, insala yalimikata yama imwe, lulya bamifumishepo pali bukeminina wabantu baku solwezi. akulyenifye tata, ninshita yenu iyi nomba!!!
    Ukutalila lelo, nalaesha ukulabika ama landwe yandi mucibemba, ici tumbuka ne chinyanja. Kanofye epo napelelwa!!!! ifitundu fyabakuwa twaleka nomba!!!!

  8. Mulusa be specific and just mention my people who have this habit. They forget that they are setting a precedent such that should God forbid the Freemason gets to state house, it will continue and haunt them big time. Look at how much pressure they are putting on the Kwacha like they are using dollar and are out of the zambia.

    • Too much supersition in Zambia that is why our nation is not progressing, too many battles in people’s minds based on hearsay which end up polluting people’s minds,renew your mind with the word of God. Christians should not be spooky but should be in the forefront offering intelligent and rational solutions because Christians who know who they are in Christ have the mind of Christ. Jesus said be careful what you hear just walk in love, how can Christians claim to love God whom they have not seen and yet hate the neighbours who they see . Say no to hate speech as a Christian that is the only way people will know that you are a Christian by the love in your life , perfect love casts out fear but he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

  9. The issues Mr. Mulusa has raised are imperative! Lets criticize constructively because if you do just for the sake of it, its actually you who will be affected most.
    I also take it that most guys who are in the habit of criticizing negatively are basically failures at personal level and one wonders how they can correct something on which they least understand. Times have changed and if you cant have facts in your head and just depend on rumours, too bad.
    Identify a problem, get some facts, analyse, synthesize your position and then offer recommendations, that’s what real men and women do instead of just speaking ill of those you don’t like. Its time Zambians became proud of themselves.

  10. Be specific mulusa, it is us southerners doing things. We so much want power that we do not mind what happens to zambia. Look at the pressure we are putting on the Kwacha through bad mouthing yet the majority of us are in zambia and getting affected.

  11. I used to know him while he lived he himself in SA and contributed the same way his reacting, anyway politics changes people….wont say much ba Lucky

  12. No one is speaking ill of the country, we love our country. We are speaking ill of its leadership, people like you Mr Mulusa who have failed lamentably, Monkeys in suits. How dare you lecture us as if you have the monopoly on patriotism. YOU have made Zambia a laughing stock. Can you get acts together. Stop denying that there is a problem and commence austerity measures NOW. Someone can’t be spending $300 000 on a private Jet, using tax payers money at a time like this and expecting us to be mute. Mulekulako namumano. Sort out the problems. Pretending wont make them go away!!!!!

  13. Even HH if he joined PF today, you would hear the load of rubbish he would talk. That is how PF is. The solution is stay away from PF. We have seen mostly doctors and a few professors who talk sh%%t once they join the PF.

  14. It is even hard to imagine how to comment on this confused oupouring of issues from Mulusa. So he admits Lungu was doing something in NW Province and has been frequenting the province but why did the PF MP loose of PF is taking development there? He did not complete the issue of how often Lungu has been to NW Province…? Then you say you will be prioritizing road projects but,then just afew days ago your government approved US$500million road project on the copperbelt which sounds more of a social rather than an economic project at a time when we have shortages of power. How cam you be making a road with cycle and pedestrian tracks when in places where people already have reasonably good roads instead of spending that money on a new road that can open up a new economic area and create…

  15. From what I am reading, the majority of the bloggers writing here are the very people Mulusa is referring to. Though they sound very well – educated, most of them come across as being petty, unpatriotic, anti – government, and very personal. Most are not trying to offer any solutions at all, but just rubbishing their own country, the Zambian government, Mulusa, and any idea that doesn’t fit into their paradigm. Mulusa has a point after all. I can now sit back and wait to be rubbished as well!

    • Who told you that we are here to offer solutions? Are we paid to offer solutions? Is this F.OOL Mulusi not paid to find solutions? If not why his he in the job?

      Thats the problem with Zambians you think you elect these people to seat and enjoy the same money they get from you and ask you for solutions.

    • Read the comments properly and apply some brain power to it if you have some.

      These people are not ANTI GOVERNMENT. They are ANTI STUPIDITY IN GOVERNMENT.

      You could well learn something from them instead of making your silly comments.

    • Ba Maikalenge naimwe
      What good is there to talk about Zambia?Your same Mulusa has only changed after being offered a job by Lungu.How short is your memory?Just 8 months ago your Mulusa spoke like all objective Zambians.Where were you?

  16. Is Lucky & PF normal? How do u go on a fact finding mission after decisions to create the Ministries have been. Even a School’s Prefects Council can do better than these bunch of useless leaders. Zambia needs a miracle or we are all doomed.

  17. With this reasoning and less brains from the opposition, I see you dying of depression! HH WILL NEVER EVER RULE ZAMBIA. THIS IS A HARD AND PAINFUL FACT. The man has no blessings at all and he is a devil worshipper! Get this right, starting 25th October 2015, good things will start happening for Zambia. Remember its biblical, the first year after Zambia’s jubilee starts on this day.
    The devil has blinded you chaps in the opposition so much that you even have even relegated God Almighty to you level. Be forewarned, great things are yet to be done in this nation and only by the anointed and ordained Government by God not SATANISM!
    The sound economy of any nation largely depends on its local currency. The fall of the Kwacha is simply telling you that woke and start exporting more than…

    • Ba Kawalala imwe. Stealing and talking about God with the same mouth. Bakamikanda. Just because you are eating with both hands, mwapya. PF kuya bebele! Its not even about HH get this clear in your mind, it can be anyone else but guys have to go. Twanaka naimwe. Bakwiindi.

  18. My Iron Lady

    Stop thinking that everybody who does not agree with the PF is an HH supporter. Already your comments are misguided & the use of Almighty God in all this amounts to blasphemy. Evil people like u are quick to run to all these godly professes. Zambia is sinking & the whole issue is self created. We saw our neighbors Zimbabwe sink because of bad leadership. Get a life & face facts.

  19. Is this NOT the same ***** that worked from chingola to Solwezi in protest of PF’s poor leadership? what has changed and what did he expect the outside world to think about Zambia when he did that?

  20. That is the same chap who the people of sowlezi rejected now a boot licker in pf look at how he has put on weight do you think he can think of the poor?

  21. There are no engineers in Zambia.Engineers are paid peanuts .What do u expect the economy to perform?We have dull chaps running the country.Kikik i don’t see the vice president doing anything.Thi s country is dead.This is the hot issue and politicians are not giving hope to the country.use—less cadres.Can we become serious and put proper institution and systems in place.Only lawyers and accountants make money in this poor country.Where are the engineers and IT specialists.We’ll never develop so long as u sideline engineer and IT specialists.
    2.Another reason the kwacha is depreciating is bcoz of foreigners who are sending the money to their countries.Stop these foreigners sending the money in their countries.uselesssss country with uselessssssssssss leaders with brains of cadres.

  22. Mr Mulusa, you expect us Zambians to sing praises about our government that is sliding down so fast under the PF? Do you think this is a communist country where people applaud even when others are being beheaded, Wake up; take a look in the mirror and see that YOU are one of the people tarnishing the country;

  23. What, Mulusa is in South Africa to look at how some Governments that have separate Ministries of Planning perform? How do you create a Ministry first then look at how it works? I am hearing this right? Mr. Mulusa, you do not do it that way. The right way to do is, Plan-Do-Check-Act. You only announce the creation of the Ministry at the point between Check and Act. I will tell you this though, there are very compelling reasons to keep a Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning separate. They are points both ways. Some people say a separate Ministry of Planning does not make much sense in a developing country but in a developed country. South Africa is not at the same level with Zambia, so what ever you will get there Mr. Mulusa will be distorted. Good luck! But wrong strategy, you…

  24. Lusaka Times
    What is excellent about Emmanuel Mwamba in Zambia.
    Mwamba blogs as ‘Katondo Boys’ a very deceptive character, once arrested in South Africa, rejected by the same country as Zambian High commissioner. This same Mwamba boasts of having single handedly managed to put Lungu as president of Zambia- more weired issues are known by Zambians attached to Emmanuel Mwamba.
    There is nothing excellent about Mwamba Zambians know it too well.

  25. When something is wrong in the house and you see your father not doing enough to arrest the situation,as a son in that house, you have a duty to advise your father on what you think is right to sort out that mess. Its either he will take or not. In short those saying they can’t offer solution to the current problems coz there are people who are paid for that are being unpatriotic. Stop complaining and die with your ideas. Laziness is the cause of all rubbish posting. Cadre like behavior, expecting handout from the govt. Just work hard and make your lives comfortable.

  26. When something is wrong in the house and you see your father not doing enough to arrest the situation,as a son in that house, you have a duty to advise your father on what you think is right to sort out that mess. Its either he will take or not. In short those saying they can’t offer solution to the current problems because there are people who are paid for that are being unpatriotic. Stop complaining and die with your ideas. Laziness is the cause of all rubbish posting. Cadre like behavior, expecting handout from the govt. Just work hard and make your lives comfortable.

    • actually 90% whole are posting things are either in foreign lands sending money to relative in Zambia thus bringing in money into the country indirectly or are the people who are actually paying PAYE, stop this nonsense of us expecting handouts from government when we are ****ing paying your relatives in Government malabish

  27. “He gave an example of South Africa which he said had well-defined ministries such as the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Monetary and Evaluation and the Commission for National Development Planning, which made it easy to focus on core functions”. This statement is totally wrong! On 31 August 2015, the South African Presidency announced that the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and the National Planning Commission, will now fall under the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). The DPME falls under the Minister in the Presidency (which already existed). This means that South Africa is actually bringing some of these ministries and departments together and not splitting them. So exactly what Mulusa wants to learn about splitting ministries…

  28. A player who fails to score should not blame the fans or the coach for demanding goals from him. He either will be substituted from the team, fired or sold. He should not ask the fans or the coach to find solutions for his failure to go past the defenders.

    Similarly these guys come with all sorts of stories about what they will during campaigns. That is why we vote for them and not that we should be the ones doing the jobs for them. If you sympathise with them join them and help them.

  29. Is this the same man who was with Andrew Banda during the by-election in Mkaika constituency in Katete, where together with Andrew, they got hammered by panga wielding cadres??? Political prostitute, Mulusa call a spade a spade.

  30. Well spoken Mulusa ! Some opposition parties are up to no good especially the up and downs.They are scaring investors for selfish motives.They are known by Zambians and no matter how much they yap,they will lose in 2016.

  31. He said there should be a marked difference particularly when an educated person criticised unlike what transpired now where it was obvious that it had become fashionable for some elements to criticise in order to impress their “masters”. What is the meaning of this?

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