Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says people should not take independence-day celebrations lightly but with the seriousness it deserves.

The UPND leader who celebrated independence day at Kumbaya Community School in Chaisa area of Mandevu constituency which houses over 400 orphans and less privileged children, says Zambia must now strive to achieve economic independence.

Mr. Hichilema, who was accompanied by Vice-President for Politics Dr. Canisius Banda, said the UPND was the right political party that will help Zambians realise the economic freedom.

Mr. Hichilema said he chose to visit and celebrate with the orphans so as to appreciate and sympathise with them the current economic hardships they were going through.

The UPND leader who donated among other assorted items, bags of mealie meal, bags of rice, containers of cooking, and K12,000 cheque to the school further pledged to be paying school fees for more than100 orphans at the school.

Mr. Hichilema, who thanked all UPND members across the country for turning out in numbers to celebrate independence, said there was no need to be dinning and winning alone when the majority Zambians were grappling with high poverty levels in the country.

He also said independence freedom fighters must be honoured by providing economic independence and that UPND feels duty bound to help them and called on all Zambians to vote for UPND in 2016 so as to attain the economic freedom.

And UPND Vice President for Politics Dr. Canisius Banda says the only political party that will live by its promise is the UPND.

He said this is because UPND believes in promoting economic freedom and affordable education for all.

He also called on all well-meaning Zambians to rally behind the UPND and its leadership ahead of the 2016 elections.
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  1. Good for you Hakainde, I wish you could have done more of this; and to allow your supporters to rally behind all national events; publicise more of the good and less of the evil you see in government. Once the majority start seeing you as a normal fella, tables will turn. How soon? Kaya. congratulations

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    • @Rigoe,I couldn’t agree more with you on the points you’ve raised. He should also stop telling lies like the ones he told when CK called in the live radio program that all was well with the South African economy. If all is well why did Universities propose fee rises of up to 11.5% next year to keep up standards? Also,his cadres should stop insulting people with different opinions from theirs.

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    • @change,
      student financing is a business in most countries these days and does not depend solely on the economy. even in countries doing well economically the entities running student finances might deem it necessary to increase borrowings costs for students to reflect rising costs of running the operations.

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  2. That is an orphanage institution. For how long will he sponsor it.and why wait for independence day. Some public stints don’t make sense . Who is he fooling?

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  3. Second pic from the bottom very nice. The children are relaxed and especially the Zebige in HH’s hands. So cute. Continue Mr President. You good works will not go unrewarded.

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  4. My president, HH has always meant well for this country. I hope the blind Zambians will now have their eyes opened to see who means well to this our great nation.

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  5. I said some public stints don’t make sense. That donation and the sponsorship are not genuine. He is just politicking why wait for independence day when you have the whole year. Who is he fooling

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  6. I now know ba lusakatimes you are biased towards HH. If you can’t publish contrary views then what type of journalism do you practice

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  7. At least he has shown a smile but doesn’t look like a normal smile but devilish. Upnd cadres send HE for smile lessons.

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  8. Visiting and helping the less privileged should be part our of daily lives and not only on special occasions like independent celebrations. This HH devil must have been with the rest of thousands of Zambians to remember our fallen heroes and not try and show off at orphanages. Genuine people like the first lady Mrs Lungu does this everyday with a passion and does not boast.
    HH you have lost it yet again, and please stop imitating late President Sata who you hated till his death, we will not forget that you are a liar and a tribalist.

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    • Mrs Lungu does this everyday, WITH WHOSE money?
      HH is using his own, and you are insulting him.
      Kanshi finshi mufwaya mwe bantu? Myfwaya akamupele infyo shakwe elyo mukatile nao muntu, mwa? Nangula mwamubelela fye akafindwe pamulandu wa bunonshi bwakwe? Ala mulekeni nao mwina Zambia. Abantu fimitimo bubi!

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    • #Strong, spot on Bro. Here is a fella, using his on hard sweated for cash to help, but as usual the poor finishers cadres can’t appreciate. HH said during the last campaign that he will be donating his presidential salary to the poor should the people give him the mandate to rule, but surprise, surprise, the majority of Zambians would rather vote for empty bullies like ‘Mr Leopard’ and other pf thieves, who on top of their hefty salaries want to still even the little from govt coffers. Zambians, especially those who put their vote on PF should never mourn of hardships because to me they love suffering. Actually as for me, call me bad and tight if you wish, even those relatives who were very vocal at ifintu ni Lungu I have scrapped any £ to Kwacha assistance, I want them to use their…

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  9. well done HH. Now give us some direction on how UPND will enforce accountability once in GRZ ? we need accountability across all structures i GRZ which is non existent now, we cant go on as a country with no accountability. The just recent indeni fiasco where wrong oil was ordered, Yaluma said the suppliers had agreed to pay $1 million compensation, where is that money ? what was it used for ?
    Pleas HH propose a system where every GRZ contract is in the public domain for every citizen to freely look at, from selection, payment to implementation. That is the only way to stop stealing. Donners will gladly pay for such an exercise, GRZ does not have to spend any money, only supply the many jobless graduates roaming the streets.
    We all know the kaponyas will object saying that is not…

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    • Such an exercise can even be fused into the secondary school and higher education cariculams to teach future leaders accountability and project implementations.

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  10. I would rather support someone who is helping the poor than someone Who is taking from the poor to charter plane to New York. Well done HH

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  11. HH was supposed to be praised for generosity and care for the under priviledged, but he has completely spoilt it by mixing it with the political message campaigning for UPND. Now it sounds like he was not giving from the bottom of his heart or out of love or care for the poor kids, rather he only “helped” them for the photo opportunity and the potential political mileage/votes in that community. Simply put, not giving like Jesus would. But that is what he meant isn’t it? The man never ceases to amaze me, always undoing whatever would appear to be good.

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  12. HH PRETENDS TO BE GOOD JUST LIKE HIS CHURCH DOES. U DO NOT WANT TO JOIN OTHERS U WANT TO BE ALONE SO THAT PEOPLE SEE THATS HH WHO HAS DONE THAT. SIR U ARE WORSTING YO TIME JUST LIKE YO CHURCH DOES INSTEADY OF BUILDING HOSPITALS & ORPHANAGES U START SWEEPING . SHOW LOVE & FAITHFULNESS PEOPLE WILL SEE U. DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO LIKE U LET THEM LOVE .com~

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  13. Meaning by donating he is not showing love and faithfulness?? Indeed, like your name, muli chusushi tata imwee!!

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  14. PHIRI U RIGHT HE CLAIMS TO BE RICH WHY NOT JUST BUILD A BIG BOARDING SCHOOL IN CHAISA FOR THESE CHILDREN INSTEADY OF DONATING MAHEHU. WAS THAT 10% OF HIS INCOME? HERE IN SOLWEZI HE HAS FAILED TO DONATE TO HIS OWN CHURCH CENTRAL CHURCH . IT HAS BEEN STRUGGLING TO BUILD A MORDERN CHURCH FOR OVER 8 YEARS SORRY MY CHURCH.

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