Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili
Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili

GOVERNMENT has described as demeaning sentiments attributed to United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema that Zambia has failed to attract foreign investment.

Mr Hichilema made the remarks at the Global Investment in Africa Summit in London on Tuesday.

He was quoted as saying that, “A heavy focus on the mining sector and the continual fiddling with the regulation has not only resulted in damaging government’s relations with companies, but has also seen other sectors neglected where investors are actively looking for opportunities, such as tourism, agriculture, retail, finance and telecommunications.”

He also said “Zambia’s tourism potential has been haphazardly marketed and as a result the country has not properly benefited from it”.

Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili, who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said Mr Hichilema’s statement is demeaning for the country in as far as attracting investment is concerned.

Mr Kambwili said it is unfortunate that Mr Hichilema used the opportunity to discourage investors to come to Zambia at a forum he should have used to market the country.

“Government finds Mr Hichilema’s remarks callous and totally bereft of facts. And it is very sad that he used the opportunity to discourage investors to come to Zambia,” he said.

Mr Kambwili said Government knows that if investors do not come to Zambia, it is the poor masses that would suffer.

He said the UPND leader’s comments indicate that he has no heart for the country as someone hoping to lead the nation.

Mr Kambwili said Mr Hichilema’s sentiments show that if he were to become President of Zambia, he would just be there to satisfy his ego rather than serving the country.

He said Government has created an enabling environment for business to thrive in the country and that Mr Hichilema has failed to pinpoint laws that are inimical to investment.

Mr Kambwili said Government is not ashamed to have reduced the mine royalty tax from 20 to nine percent to ensure mines survive.

And the minister said over 200 British investors have expressed interest to come to Zambia to explore investment opportunities following Vice-President Inonge Wina’s address at the recently held investment conference in London.

“Contrary to Mr Hichilema’s claim, the Bank of Zambia, the same day he was speaking in London, disclosed that foreign direct investment in Zambia grew from US$1.7 billion in 2013 to US$3.2 billion in 2014 owing to improved investment policy,” he said.

He counselled Mr Hichilema to show patriotism in his sentiments at international forums because that is what true statesmen do.

Mr Kambwili also condemned UPND Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo for his statement in Parliament that the people of Southern Province have resolved to change Government in next year’s general elections.

And PF vice-chairperson for media and publicity Sunday Chanda said: “If HH was in an examination, he would have terribly failed to cut the grade the same way he has failed to cut the grade lamentably amongst Zambian voters.

“This is because he went beyond the terms of reference of selling Zambia’s investment potential to giving a disjointed bitter account of everything he perceives as wrong with Zambia. Purely out of bitterness.”

Mr Chanda said the next time Mr Hichilma speaks at an international forum on Zambia, he should avoid “careless speech” that would hurt the future of the country.

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124 COMMENTS

    • The World Kambwili means a garden/field hoe!!!,,,, i Think this kambwili must means something less than a useful tool

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    • Burying his burly neck in the sand; HH did not say anything the international business community is not aware of.

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    • Stupidity and ignorance run deep in PF veins. This is what HH said; Red tape Bureaucracy is a hindrance to doing successful business in Zambia.
      Concentration on Copper Industry has robbed Zambia of every opportunity by the Government to diversify our Economy.
      Our Tourism Industry has not been fully exploited by the Zambian Government as we only sell Victoria Falls to be the only Site attraction in Zambia. Sites like Musonda Falls in Northern Province are not equally promoted.
      How does this translate in HH discouraging investors?

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    • I WILL ONCE AGAIN REPEAT IT, TRUTH IS TRUTH, AND TRUTH HATES. HH TOLD THE TRUTH. PF LOOTERS ARE PANICKING OVER HH’S CONTRIBUTION AT THE FORUM BECAUSE THEY WERE EXPOSED FOR THEIR LACK OF BRAINS AS PF GOVERNMENT. HH DID NOT SAY ZAMBIA IS A BAD PLACE TO INVEST IN, RATHER HH SAID THE CURRENT POLICY MAKERS IN ZAMBIA SEEM NOT TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING THINGS RIGHT WHEN GOVERNING A NATION IN ORDER TO STIMULATE CONFIDENCE AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT. PF LEADERSHIP IS PSEUDO. PF NEEDS TO LEARN A LOT FRO UPND AND HH.

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    • I think HH should have addressed the summit in Bemba for these thickos to understand what he meant! No wonder they spend all their time insulting in Bemba in Parliament.

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    • OMG its Kambwili with his loud mouth again! Why on does PF allow these empty tins to make comments on subjects they have little understanding.

      In their small brains PF officials think that the foreign business community is not aware of what is really happening in Zambia. A few businesses operating in Zambia are in contact with their colleagues out there and relaying information regarding how PF is a reckless and corrupt government always demanding donations to the cause of its political activities at the expense of the businesses and its workers.

      I have I always said, that when a PF minion opens his/ her mouth, its the opposite of what they are saying which is true.

      Kambwili was heard the other day quarrelling with Sunday Chanda telling him to stop commenting on government…

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    • If this is what HH said, then he understands liberalization works; perhaps we should give him a chance. Running a capitalist economy requires a capitalist, otherwise it is a disaster.

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    • Honorary Consul for Zambia in California, USA, Mr. Robert Sichinga Jr. stated that….. “Zambia has depended too much on copper which has affected the performance of the country’s economy.” How divergent is Mr. Sichinga’s observation from that advanced by HH? Please fellow Zambians lets try to be objective and vie to think above average on issues that affect national development! I bet many of us privileged to access this facility consider ourselves enlightened and thus able to debate objectively otherwise better to keep ignorance to ourselves!

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  1. Wht did HH say that has confused some pipo? I guess its somethng to do with the management of the country and the economy.

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  2. The sadest part of HH is where every thing about this country is wrong. Go to ZNTB to see if the number of tourists is going down. How do you expose your own home like that?

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    • @ peters

      Instead of asking “How do you expose your own home like that?” why don’t ask WHO HAS F*CKED OUR HOME LIKE THAT?

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    • @ Peters, If you are happy with the Zambian tourist numbers then it is shocking. At best the performances of both the Ministry of Tourism and the ZNTB are mediocre. Zambia is even shamed by Zimbabwe a country under siege. Go to Livingstone, the so called tourist capital of Zambia, then go to Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe and the compare the numbers. HH is right, the Zambian tourism sector is dormant. With the abundant peace in Zambia the county’s tourism sector should have by now been neck-in-neck with those of the big boys in Africa such as Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, etc. Sadly, it is still nothing to write home about.

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    • @peters….Upon my foot…I cant really believe we still got people of your IQ this day…Apezilla.

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  3. Chishimba Kambwili,the PF regime Propaganda Chief,has forgotten that he has told ALL state-owned media outlets not to report statements from the opposition,so why should HH praise the corrupt and incompetent PF government when he is overseas?
    Kambwili should not think that opposition leaders like the PF dictatorship.

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  4. Ba HH worshippers is this the man we can trust wuth the nation??. Someone who talks ill about his country?, His levels of desparatoon are shocking

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    • Mambwe by HH telling the truth doesn’t mean he is desperate did you read his statement or you are one of those people who hear stories and want to debate when they don’t understand what the topic is all about. Read the statement below and make sense out of it before you open you Kambwili mounth.

      Red tape Bureaucracy is a hindrance to doing successful business in Zambia.
      Concentration on Copper Industry has robbed Zambia of every opportunity by the Government to diversify our Economy.
      Our Tourism Industry has not been fully exploited by the Zambian Government as we only sell Victoria Falls to be the only Site attraction in Zambia. Sites like Musonda Falls in Northern Province are not equally promoted.

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    • Gee: You people make me surprised, I am no partisan but suffice to say our country had degenerated so much under PF that I really miss MMD tho they had there own issues. Why should we sink so low that now brains have been replaced with charcoal; least to say. There is nothing HH said to attract such vicious attacks from Chimbwili Kashimba and many of you; truth is truth no matter what you think. What HH said is not bad at all for Zambia, u just want to paint him black. When HH tell you these same things you ignore, call him bitter and rejected, and even tell ZNBC that only cover him when its bad publication. We can never develop our nation on lies and deception, never. I actually believe what HH and Nawakwi said that we lack leadership in our Government, coz these twits are brainless and…

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    • MAMBWE MWANA, FURTHER YOUR ENGLISH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT H.H. SAID IN THE REAL CONTEXT, HE DID NOT DEGRADE ZAMBIA AT ALL. HAVE YOU LISTENED FOR YOURSELF WHAT HE REALLY SAID OR ARE YOU JUST FOLLOWING BLINDLY.

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  5. HH is wrong in many ways. Even if it is power that you want you don’t do that. Wanting power at all cost. What is wrong should be condemned by all. How is he going to advertise Zambia when he is President?

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    • Before condemning HH, at least try to read his speech. Or you are so brain-washed that word of Kambwili equals reality?

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    • Dont treat Zambia like a family home were you cant tell your neighbor that you are starving. People are able to see the poverty from outside.

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    • Vadar. You can go on top of the roof to announce that you slept hungry the previous day. HH went for an economic forum conference. He flew to London. You can’t spend so much money to go and expose your hunger. The best you can do is give them an option on how to invest in your country in different sectors with different legislation. Not everything in Zambia is wrong please people. Zambia is a very blessed country and the earlier we, I repeat, we know that the better for us

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    • and what are you doing about the resources you have been blessed with? mismanage them like your thick-necked yet thin-brained ministers? that is what HH was putting across, if peradventure you didn’t understand what he said, if at all you read what HH said!?

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  6. The problem with fat albert is he reads one sentence out of 40 sentences and takes that as the whole truth.I believe there are videos and statements available online about HH’s presentation.Read the whole statement and deduce your conclusion.As always said,If you want to hide something from an African,Put it in a book…

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  7. HH is not the right person to lead Zambia.The man can do anything to take his tribe to state house. Pipo should love their countries.I have never seen a leader who condemns his/her country on international fora.This is crazy in Zambian history.history. Sata never condemned Zambia when touring other countries.So for HH it means no need for investor to come 2 Zambia unless he becomes president .Who can vote for such a tribe driven party.Imagine Garry Nkombo saying southern province is resolved to vote only for UPND what does it mean?These chaps are too selfish.sometime u may want to support them but when u hear what they talk about other tribes u think twice.UPND is a wrong party founded on pure tribalism.Can HH explain how he became rich?He only became rich after selling the mines.The…

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  8. CONTI.Can HH explain how he became rich?He only became rich after selling the mines.The history shows that he was not rich when he graduated from university.U can only be super rich in 3 years if u inherited the riches.Infact he should be the one responsible 4 what’s happening in copperbelt.His supporters will support whatever he says.crzy supporters with analyzing issues.Even if his supporters say HH is intelligent i doubt .He can’t debate with Nawakwi and Chipimo.The man graduated with a silent in economics.He leads to many books of theories.

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    • @ Moscow(OP) Ulichipubafye… do you even know what we are talking about? We are not discussing anyone’s riches. If you don’t have anything to say just shut your stinking mouth. And if you want to comment on this matter, just tell us if there is any reason for the Mbwili to condemn the Great HH for what he said at the summit…Ch*****la

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    • HH did not sell the mines but one Valentine Chitalu, this is the guy who was the chairman of the Zambia Privatisation Agency. My guess is you hail from the northern part of Zambia and Lying and stealing is in your DNA. As usual you want to twist facts because that is what is in your DNA. No objectivity in your argument, shut up.

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  9. ONTI.Can HH explain how he became rich?He only became rich after selling the mines.The history shows that he was not rich when he graduated from university.U can only be super rich in 3 years if u inherited the riches.Infact he should be the one responsible 4 what’s happening in copperbelt.His supporters will support whatever he says.crzy supporters without analyzing issues.Even if his supporters say HH is intelligent i doubt .He can’t debate with Nawakwi and Chipimo.The man graduated with a silent in economics.He leads too many books of theories.

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    • Go and hang yourself, we are fed up of such senseless accusations. Why did Lungu refuse debates before elections?

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    • @Moscow we are tired of this old song about Tribe and privatization and HH.We need the youths know no tribes we are a product of mixed marriages and if HH stole go to court and prove it.Stop this bull shit .we need development and Jobs .

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  10. What kind of hypocrisy is this by PF. Recall when a certain leader was in opposition and was invited to the USA to talk about Chinese investment in Africa? The man attacked the Chinese like no man’s business such that his supporters danced and sang “China man kuya bebele” Now they choose to have selective amnesia. The man making this statement was actually one of the vocal ones.

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  11. Make no mistake about it: The most hated people in Zambia whhose deaths can be cerebrated by many are:
    1. Chishimba Kambwili: For defending the wrongs of his party and government and always attribute PF failures to Global Issues..
    2. Mumbi Phiri: She is the Second hated for going out with married men and not respecting men that hve refused to slip with her.
    3. Fatherless Frank Bwalya: He is the third hated in the country. His sexxual Impottence has made him to be too vocal for nothing. He is even insulting other oposition members as though he never worked in church.
    4. Davis Chama: He is the 4th hated in the country for his infamous shooting of opposition members and insulting the Tonga People. Many view him as the outside wedlock son of Savimbi.
    5. Edgar Lungu: President Lungu is…

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  12. We have Lungu who is clueless and Kambwili who is brain dead yet we expect things to work out for Zambia!

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  13. Make no mistake about it: The most hated people in Zambia whhose deaths can be cerebrated by many are:
    1. Chishimba Kambwili: For defending the wrongs of his party and government and always attribute PF failures to Global Issues..
    2. Mumbi Phiri: She is the Second hated for going out with married men and not respecting men that hve refused to slip with her..
    3. Fatherless Frank Bwalya: He is the third hated in the country. His sexxual Impottence has made him to be too vocal for nothing. He is even insulting other oposition members as though he never worked in church.
    4. Davis Chama: He is the 4th hated in the country for his infamous shooting of opposition members and insulting the Tonga People. Many view him as the outside wedlock son of Savimbi.
    5. Edgar Lungu: President Lungu is…

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  14. It pains to see PF trying to see a speck in HH’s eyes when they have logs in theirs. They thought HH went to London to campaign for them when they are doing things wrongly. In his presentation HH highlighted important points that have hindered development in Zambia and offered solutions.so why are we seeing and hearing so many PF politicians barking? They are just interested in borrowing money from the Chinese so that they can continue fattening their bank accounts. Even late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for pointing out wrong things that boers were doing. In the same way HH is telling you on daily basis what you PF are doing wrong but you can’t accept the advice. You President Lungu is surprised why mealie price is very high but HH has been telling you to reduce the cost…

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  15. Make no mistake about it: The most hated people in Zambia whhose deaths can be cerebrated by many are:
    1. Chishimba Kambwili: For defending the wrongs of his party and government and always attribute PF failures to Global Issues..
    2. Mumbi Phiri: She is the Second hated for going out with married men and not respecting men that hve refused to slip with her……
    3. Fatherless Frank Bwalya: He is the third hated in the country. His sexxual Impottence has made him to be too vocal for nothing. He is even insulting other oposition members as though he never worked in church.
    4. Davis Chama: He is the 4th hated in the country for his infamous shooting of opposition members and insulting the Tonga People. Many view him as the outside wedlock son of Savimbi.
    5. Edgar Lungu: President Lungu…

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  16. Am sure this kind of statements gives all you superstitious dreamers who think HH can ever be president of our great nation Zambia, this is one more reason among a thousand reasons why hechi hechi will never win the hearts of patriotic Zambians. Face the truth, hechi hechi will never be president of Zambia

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  17. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI IS TRIBAL STUPID. DAVIES CHAMA IS TRIBAL STUPID. MUMBI PHIRI IS TRIBAL STUPID. THESE GUYS ARE SERIOUS TONGA HATERS. I AM SURE THAT THEY EVEN FEEL LIKE VOMITING AT THE THOUGHT THAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA IS LIKELY TO BE A TONGA. MY SIMPLE QUESTION IS WHY DO THESE MORONS HATE TONGAS SO MUCH? ARE THEY IN ANY WAY MORE SPECIAL THAN THE TONGAS? DID THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH GOD THAT NO TONGA SHOULD RULE ZAMBIA? WHY ARE THESE INSIGNIFICANT MORTAL BEINGS TROUBLING THEIR SMALL HEARTS BY ENTERTAINING HATE FOR THE TONGAS? AREN’T TONGAS NOT CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE? THESE *****S HAVE REALIZED THAT HH IS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH AND THAT ZAMBIANS HAVE RESOLVED TO GIVE HIM MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS. THIS IS THE SIMPLE REASON WHY THEY ARE NOW COMING UP WITH…

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  18. VIVA MIGHTY TONGA TRIBE VIVA! CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI IS TRIBAL STUPID. DAVIES CHAMA IS TRIBAL STUPID. MUMBI PHIRI IS TRIBAL STUPID. THESE GUYS ARE SERIOUS TONGA HATERS. I AM SURE THAT THEY EVEN FEEL LIKE VOMITING AT THE THOUGHT THAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA IS LIKELY TO BE A TONGA. MY SIMPLE QUESTION IS WHY DO THESE MORONS HATE TONGAS SO MUCH? ARE THEY IN ANY WAY MORE SPECIAL THAN THE TONGAS? DID THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH GOD THAT NO TONGA SHOULD RULE ZAMBIA? WHY ARE THESE INSIGNIFICANT MORTAL BEINGS TROUBLING THEIR SMALL HEARTS BY ENTERTAINING HATE FOR THE TONGAS? AREN’T TONGAS NOT CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE? THESE *****S HAVE REALIZED THAT HH IS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH AND THAT ZAMBIANS HAVE RESOLVED TO GIVE HIM MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS. THIS IS THE SIMPLE REASON…

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  19. It seems the govt is stranded that HH has taken his role as leader of opposition maintaining checks and balances to international standards, a level beyond their control. The ball is now in their court the rectify and avoid future embarassment.

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  20. HH has never been patriotic to our country. His only interest is make the current govt lose popularity and he has an advantage. What he is forgetting is that in tradition, a person who talks about what happens in his/her bedroom is called an empty tin; meaning such a person has no brains no matter how bad things are in his/her bedroom. A bedroom is a considered a sacred place. I would think HH should have put Zambia first than his interests. That’s how patriotic people will behave. You are not doing it for the current govt but the people of Zambia. So for you killing the people of Zambia because there won’t be any investment, i do not know who you will become president for. You can only lead live people not the dead or the impoverished ones. Missed chance HH. Hate HH, hate will kill you…

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  21. Let the truth be said, HH was wrong! It doesn’t matter which side of the political arena you belong, sending wrong sentiments about your country at an investment forum that is international is wrong! I know some ‘intellectuals’ here with PHDs in blogging will start disliking and commenting negatively on my post but that matters less. What’s wrong is wrong! Does He expect that if he becomes president investors will be lining up the next day when He himself is sending out these massages? It will take time for them to see confidence in the market again and that will eat into His presidency tenure, by the time he’s realizing it, we will be flocking to another poll and hand him a letter of dismissal.

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  22. UPMD cadres, for once have some sense of shame, that is what is expected of all normal humans especially those who aspire to lead the country. If I were you, this is one area where I would not comment, and leave it to the offending leader to do the damage control. HH could have stated those same sentiments in a more positive and patriotic manner. I am sure that HH does have some “uncomfortable” moments in his bedroom just like all of us including investors, and I hope he knows that those are best kept in the bedroom closet not for public consumption.
    But you have to forgive HH, the failure to ascend to state house so far is clouding his better judgement. Like I always say, HH is basically a manager and not a leader. He only leads UPMD by virtue of a well known parameter in southern…

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    • These things are already in the public domain. It’s not his job to sugar coat. It seems a lot of you have a twisted idea of what being loyal to your country means. I repeat the average investor out there knows all these things. Nothing new HH was telling them. All they have to do is Google.

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  23. But you have to forgive HH, the failure to ascend to state house so far is clouding his better judgement. Like I always say, HH is basically a manager and not a leader. He only leads UPMD by virtue of a well known parameter in southern politics, not that he has any single characteristic for national leadership.

    Fortunately Zambians can rest assured that investors are able to tell between a fool and a patriot.

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  24. Hon Kambwili may not be the most likeable or even intelligent person, but there is no one who has claimed that he is.
    HH is in the same class of people as Hon Kambwili, but he claims to be intelligent, which does not show to the rest of us who have observed HH since he ascended to power in UPMD.

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  25. TROUBLE IS WHEN YOU DE-CAMPAIGN YOUR COUNTRY SO HEAVILY WHILE YOU ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR PRESIDENCY IF YOU ARE LUCK TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY YOU MAY FIND IT DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO RE-CONVINCE THE SAME INVESTORS YOU TOLD THAT ZAMBIA IS A BAD COUNTRY. THEY WOULD HAVE INVESTED IN OTHER COUNTRIES BY THEN. FOR YOU OPPOSITION PRESIDENTS SEPARATE HATE/BITTERNESS/TRIBAL/DESPERATION FROM YOUR NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS. ZAMBIA IS YOUR COUNTRY AND YOU SHOULD HAVE THE INTEREST TO SEE IT PROSPER WHETHER IT’S YOU AND YOUR PARTY IN OFFICE OR ANOTHER PERSON. BE PATRIOTIC AND LOVE YOUR COUNTRY. OTHER COUNTRIES ARE MANY TIMES WORSE THAN ZAMBIA- I HAVE NEVER HEARD OTHER NATIONALS ON WHATEVER LEVEL TALK ILL ABOUT THEIR COUNTRIES. UNLESS THEY ARE TALKING TO ONE ANOTHER. I HAVE NOTHING WITH HH BUT HE…

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    • ” I HAVE NOTHING WITH HH BUT HE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A GOOD PERSON FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP. HOWEVER, I CAN UNDERSTAND HIS DESPERATION. HIS DESPERATION IS BECAUSE GBM IS HIS VICE AND THEREFORE, 99% TO TAKE OVER WHEN HE LOSES IN 2016 AND START LEADING THE TONGAS, INCLUDING HH. THAT THOUGHT IS CAUSING HH A LOT OF SLEEPLESS NIGHT. THEREFORE, HH WANTS PLOT 1 DEAD OR ALIVE. WATCH THIS SPACE- HH’S GOING TO TRY TO DO ANYTHING THAT SEEMS TO BE GETTING HIM NEAR PLOT 1 BEFORE GBM TAKES OVER UPND. HE WILL EVEN START PAYING MONEY TO CADRES TO DISRUPT PEACE IN THE COUNTRY. NOT TO AVOID ECL WINNING, BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT GBM DOES NOT TAKE OVER UPND- WHICH IS INEVITABLE, ANYWAY. “

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  26. Ba Kaponyas the IMF said similar things when they were here two weeks ago. Those of us who read widely have seen all this on bloomberg, reuters, bbc etc. So can’t see anything new that HH has said. But I forgive those who listen to the gospel according to PF. I repeat let’s read and research then we won’t be sounding like kaponyaa here as well.

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    • MWEBANTU SO ANYONE HU DISAGREES WITH U IS A KAPONYA?THAT IS VERY STUPID.WHICH RESEARCH ARE U TALKING ABOUT?WHICH BBC ARE U REFERING TO?KOZ I READ BBC,CNN,ALJAZEERA,REUTERS,EVERY DAY AND I HAVE NOT READ ANY SUCH NONSENSE U ARE TALKING ABOUT.THE ONLY ARTICLE ON BBC WAS THE GLENCORE FINANCIAL CRISIS CAUSED BY LOW COPPER PRICES,AND HOW GLENCORE WAS INDEBTED WITH 30 BILLION DOLLARS,AND THE LOSSES AT MOPANI AND KATANGA MINE.DONT BRING CADRE MENTALITY WITH FACTS.DONT TRY TO DECEIVE PIPO THAT U READ EXTENSIVELY.JUST MENTION ONE ARTICAL FROM BBC.WEHTA THINGS IN ZAMBIA ARE BAD OR NOT,ANY LEADER WORHT HIS SALT CAN NEVER DECAMPAIGN HIS OWN COUNTRY.IN ISRAEL AND AMERICA WERE PATRIOTISM IS CARDINAL,HH WUD HAVE QUIT ON MORAL GROUNDS.

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  27. I have always said that HH has this rare gift of shooting himself in the foot when it matters most, and I have challenged everybody to watch the space. Well just keep watching this space…..there will be many more episodes……all new and innovative you could say, if it were not saddening.

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    • Correctly observed infact we remain to see whether those people he had a chat show with at the global summit will vote for this HH , the Supreme Leader of the UPND …

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  28. I HAVE NOTHING WITH HH BUT HE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A GOOD PERSON FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP. HOWEVER, I CAN UNDERSTAND HIS DESPERATION. HIS DESPERATION IS BECAUSE GBM IS HIS VICE AND THEREFORE, 99% TO TAKE OVER WHEN HE LOSES IN 2016 AND START LEADING THE TONGAS, INCLUDING HH. THAT THOUGHT IS CAUSING HH A LOT OF SLEEPLESS NIGHT. THEREFORE, HH WANTS PLOT 1 DEAD OR ALIVE. WATCH THIS SPACE- HH’S GOING TO TRY TO DO ANYTHING THAT SEEMS TO BE GETTING HIM NEAR PLOT 1 BEFORE GBM TAKES OVER UPND.

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  29. @Mwe bantu, you seem to assume that no one else but you reads widely. We read widely too, including what you read and maybe more. But this level of unpatriotism of HH is simply unforgivable, no two ways about it.

    Read my posts on this matter above. As I have said, leave HH to do the damage control himself, your comments and support as UPMD cadres is simply adding to the long lasting personal damage that your leader has inflicted on himself.

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    • Thanks for accusing me of being UPND but I am not I assure you. what I believe is making sure the government is put under maximum pressure to do what is right for the country. If that means I am a UPND cadre in your eyes then fine. Even when Nevers Mumba puts similar pressure I do the same or Nawakwi, follow my comments. Its just that the PF government is always talking about HH as their major threat that’s why it looks like I am always on HH’s side.

      But you condemning HH for stating facts and mind you he was not discouraging investors from coming but telling them what the hindrances are and what we need to do better. There is a good and bad in every country and investors are shrewd they understand that, they are not simple people who go with the wind like cadres. So don’t worry…

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    • Believe me, reading comments from all the sites like I do ZWD, ZR, Tumfweko, Zambianeye etc and here people do not read and do not know history, that’s a fact. If you do read a lot like I do then good, encourage others to do the same!!!

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  30. Ba Kabwili, You amaze me all the time.
    I think you feel that HH is out smarting you guys in PF. He is found where no one of your kind can think of. He is very clear in his message and everyone locally and internationally is receiving him. Bola panshi. Don’t be jealous boyi. If you really think HH did Zambia a disservice, PLEASE AIR WHAT HH SAID IN LONDON ON ZNBC SO WE CAN JUDGE FOR OURSELVES. We can’t trust your judgement anymore… PF 2016 Kuya beebele.

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  31. HH spoke rightly on the spot. I submitted documents for land titles in 2011, up to now the titles are not yet out. Is not red tape and beucracy we talking about. I miss Mwanawasa. HH 2016

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  32. Anyway PF Cadres whether HH said the wrong/right things about Zambia in London or not, the fact is come 2016, kuyabebele. Infact we cant wait to have kaminamisa out of State house, now that the elections have to be brought fast forward.

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  33. Is simple english so hard to understand. What did HH say that has confused the PF so much. HH was speaking in context and did not make any disparaging remarks about Zambia. But the mis-educated Kambwili has failed yet again to read and understand what was said. Sadly, he even quotes what HH has said and frankly i fail to see any wrong there. My question however is- why was HH invited to this forum attended by presidents from Namibia and Ghana instead of our ECL?

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  34. HH is no different from Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai. Morgan has tried over the years to paint Zimbabwe black in the eyes of the Western world, but it has no endeared him to Zimbabweans. He is widely perceived to be a Western stooge in Zimbabwe and it is the reason he largely fails to win the Zimbabwean election. HH is play the Tsvangirai game and hoping to govern a country he claims to love by painting it black in the eyes of the Western world. This is clearly evident from his criticism that government has been fiddling with mining regulation. For him it does not matter that the existing regulation does not offer a win-win situation for mining investors and the Zambian people. Regulations are for HH supposed to be cast in stone. Even when they favour foreign mining companies, he would…

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  35. I offer my best wishes to the Diss Honorable Motor Mouth for a speedy recovery from his allergy to truth.

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  36. As a lecturer, l feel animals like this fat ***** dinosaur kambili will just never learn in this era that we livin in! Because his senior lecturer Presido HH had to expose, operate & later assembled his grey matter in the most simplest terms, but stil it cant learn. What a shameful & dull minister Zambia has never had! Wapya fat dinosaur baisa aba red! Foward Pamberi nedzongwe HH!

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  37. Its very surprising for the entire government to react the way it did to the statement HH made at the summit. This shows that our government is made up of idi.ots who don’t think at all. What HH said is what is happening on the ground. In any case he spoke positively about the country and what we need to do to come out of the current problems that the PF government has subjected us to. There is nowhere where HH demeaned the country. We can clearly see how simplistic this PF government is. They are scared of HH and they are determined to twist whatever the son of the soil says. There is so much wisdom in what HH said and we all heard it. This cheap talk by the Kambwili on behalf of his rotten government will have no effect. We are aware of what was said and as far as we are concerned, we…

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    • What are you talking about Man, this your guy Hakainde failed to offer credible solutions to help the country with its problems but went abroad to condemn the govt to the investors, he should just swallow his bitterness .

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    • @ alfred Hambaye

      With all due respect, you are making comment without any, absolute any knowledge. As a matter of fact, it is amazing that without checking veracity of the statement attributed to HH by one certified LIAR (which is unfortunately a Minister in the Government of Zambia) you are taking liberty to crap in public. I WAS present and Hon. (What a joke) Kambwili its LAYING as usual.
      Therefore, can you swallow your bitterness, get informed and then make comment. Otherwise, after crapping put you head in WC bowl, pull the chain and sing “I am not worth of you…”

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  38. Why cant ZNBC air the speech from london so we can all hear it for ourselves. If HH tells lies and is unpatriotic why cant they air the speech so we can catch him in the act.
    Prove to the people by showing us the video.

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  39. AM NOT SUPRISED THAT YOU UPND CADRES HAVE SUPPORTED WAT HH SAID,KOZ JUST LIKE YO LEADER HH,U ARE ALL EMPTY HEADED.

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  40. The truth is HH can not talk any thing better about his country, he will only do so when he becomes presidet

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  41. The truth is HH can not talk any thing better about his country, he will only do so when he becomes president

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  42. Only shallow minded people can go in a foreign country and start denouncing his nation in the name of economic manager. The problem with HH and his followers is that they are so blinded that they think they can get votes outside Zambia. The Zambian people are so clever and able to read between the lines. Zambia does not belong to PF or UPND or any other political party, so why should HH start tarnishing Zambia in a foreign land. Who will suffer when investors refuse to come? PF or the entire nation? Will UPND followers be spared, the people who have been retrenched are they all PFs? You are a killer who would pour poison in a community well with the view to killing somebody without realising the damage it will have on the community. Any opposition political party is a government in…

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  43. awe ifwe twakana wen hh go out let him talk on personal issues btn lungu and himself zambia is above the both of u .u found it and u ll leave it dont celebrate on the the sufferings of pipo to earn a vote and wat inspires pipo is the way u sell yoself, wisdom, unifying factor in u and love for the mother zambia not preaching hatred o the times it will neva take u to state house

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  44. Comment:Kambwili has been out numbered here,this is just part 1, part 2 i challange kambwili & his mouth piece znbc to air the recording of wat hh said on znbc.

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  45. HH IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL.THERE IS NOTHING THAT CONVINCES A SERIOUS MINDED ZAMBIAN WHY HH SHUD BE THE ALTERNATIVE TO PF.A LEADER HU TELS INVESTORS NOT TO INVEST IN HIS COUNTRY UNTIL HE BECOMES PRESIDENT,IS NOT FIT TO EVEN BECOME A WARD COUNSELLOR.MR HH U MAY HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY PIPO AND APPEAR AT INTERNATIONAL FORA,BUT REMEMBER OUR FATHER HUM THIS NATION WAS DEDICATED TO AS A CHRISTIAN NATION,IS WATCHING U AND WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

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  46. NOT MATTER HOW MUCH YOU UPND CADRES TRY TO LAUNDER HH,THE TRUTH IS HE HAS MESSED UP BY ATTACKING HIS OWN COUNTRY REGARDLESS HOW MUCH HE MAY HATE LUNGU.UPND HAVE COST THEIR OWN ELECTION VICTORY BY THEIR STATEMENTS.HOW DO U DISCOURAGE INVESTORS FROM INVESTING IN A COUNTRY YOU ARE ASPIRING TO LEAD?IT EXPLAINS WHY HE HAS FAILED TO TAME HIS STUPID MAZABUKA MP GARRY NKOMBO KOZ THEY ARE THE SAME.HOW DOES A LEADER SAY THE PIPO OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE HAVE RESOLVED TO REMOVE PF.HOW WILL PIPO OF NORTHERN,EASTERN,LUAPULA,MUCHINGA,CENTRAL,WESTERN,NORTHWESTERN AND COPPERBELT AND LUSAKA TAKE THIS?THIS IS THE SAME NKOMBA HU CALLED ZAMBIANS *****S IN JANUARY.NKOMBO HAS NEVER BEEN DISCIPLINED AND IT THEREFORE DOES NOT SUPRISE THAT HH SAID THAT.

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  47. HH is saying the truth why should we depend on borrowing all the time. The truth is the truth. Please tell us how many investors have come to Zambia since you PF you came into power. It is only Dangota.
    Which investors his he scaring were have you taken our money ba PF.
    EL please dissolve the parliament we want to bring people with ideas.

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  48. Comment:painting your country black to the out side world , kñow mcs called him under five. This guy hh has no wisdom, the next morgan of zambia, ever in opposion. At southern province will remove pf out power come next year but dönt u know that zambia is made of ten provinces. Why do u think so dull upnd guys

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  49. the problem is wen someone has no wisdom its difficult to admit to himself tt im wrong, knowledge and wisdom a 2 different things we want presidential aspirants with wisdom and who can read btn lines not talking emlesly and any how its easy for pipo to know u tt u lack wisdom and u cnt match on the top job

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  50. It is the norm when you are in a foreign country never to denigrate your country.
    I remember when I was in the UK as a student during the KK Era, a Kenyan student publicly ridiculed KK for crying whenever he was talking about Mandela. I and a group of other Zambian students in the bus descended on the Kenyan to sort him out. Now this happened when KK was no longer popular in ZAMBIA. But we always defended the name of Zambia abroad including the President.
    Thus HH is misguided including his die hard regionalists. You will never hear a Briton despising his government when they are abroad.

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  51. Why are PF dunderheads afraid of facts and intelligence? And from their tones, you can tell they are clearly threatened by anyone espousing things as they are. For example, Zambia keeps counting how many ‘tourists visited the country in 2012 compared to 2011’ blur, blur, blur …. That’s not the point. There are other countries in Africa who are miles ahead in tourism and not any more endowed with tourist resources than Zambia. Some don’t even have any meaningful mines either. HH’s point, thus, was we could do better and earn more, but we have relied too much on the mines (and messed a few things along the way) What’s wrong with stating that? The proverbial ‘burying our heads in the sand’ comes to mind. Some people want to be dragged into the 21st century screaming and kicking!

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  52. Comment:hh the next morgan of zambia, u have no wisdom my nigga,jst continue with yo business but not politics,its real u are an under five sata said it , how can u go paint yo countly in black sure with the level of yo education

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  53. HH HAS NO SHAME AFTER SELLING THE MINES FOR A SONG HE GOES TO TELL PEOPLE THAT ZAMBIA IS A NT A GOOD IVESTMENTT DESTINATION.NI KACHEMA IN’GOMBE YA PENA SHETANI MASONIT.

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  54. Look at the names of those attacking HH or UPND, all from either from Luapula, Muchinga and Northern. They must have something surely against the people from southern province. Envy, Jealous maybe because many people from southern province are either successful businessmen/women or very educated. On the other hand the people from Luapula, Muchinga and Northern are very good are Lying and stealing, probably that is why Lungu appointed them in those position. They have plundered/stolen sources wherever they have been, take for example Chiluba, Sata, Kambwili (Rail line in Luanshya), the list goes on and on.
    If you Just take a look at all the names of the people talking loudest with no substance in their arguments just making noise it will tell you something.
    Some people have been made to…

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    • Some people have been made to believe HH had stolen money from the privatisation, do you remember who was the Chairman of the Zambia Privatisation Agency, yes you know and from which region? They are like monkeys in the maize.

      Yes, this blog may stir all a lot of negative reaction, but this had to said

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  55. It’s Good people are seeing that HH is a fool and useless. He has no chance to get to state house.

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  56. TO HAVE IGNORANT PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP IS DISASTER FOR THE COUNTRY. I UNDERSTAND WHY KAUNDA HAD PUT IGNORANCE AS ONE OF THE MAJOR ENEMIESOF DEVELOPMENT THAT HAD TO BE FOUGHT WITH NAILS AND TEETH. HOW CAN WE DEVELOP WITH IGNORANT PEOPLE LIKE KAMBWILI SUNDAY CHAND AND E.C. LUNGU? ZAMBIANS, YOU WILL DO YOURSELVES A GREAT SERVICE TO REMOVE THESE PEOPLE FROM LEADERSHIP. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS WORST MEDIOCRITY.

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  57. Mr Kambwili Sir,the truth of the matter is that Zambia has failed to attract reasonable or meangiful Foreign Direct Investment last year 2014.Of the 87 Billion Dollars FDI to Africa last year (2014) our neighbours Mozambique attracted 9 Billion Dollars,South Africa 11 Billion Dollars and Egypt which having political instability was on top with 18 Billion Dollars.Zambia is not even mentioned among the top 20 African countries attracted good FDI in 2014. France was the leading country which 30 Billion Dollars of the 87 Billion FDI to Africa.All this is due to inept leadership we have that have failed to market the country called Zambia by putting in place policies that attract good Investors to the country.Our leaders are just good at fixing their perceived enemies and fattening their…

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  58. HH HAS NO SHAME AFTER SELLING THE MINES FOR A SONG HE GOES TO TELL PEOPLE THAT ZAMBIA IS A NT A GOOD IVESTMENTT DESTINATION.NI KACHEMA IN’GOMBE YA PENA SHETANI MASONIST.

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  59. Chaps, chill. This is free publicity for HH. You should be thankful to Kambwili if you are HH funs. As a neutral and objective persons I do not see what’s wrong with what HH has said. Zambia can do better in tourism, and we simply have not been clued up. The emphasis on the mines crowds out innovation and entrepreneurship in other sectors of the economy. Even the GRZ does not even understand how these giant mining companies work hence the call for a waste of time forensic audit. They could have bought much needed medicines with that money.

    Arrest my case.

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  60. Zambia is totally confused giving Chinese $450 Million Dollars to build roads on the Copperbelt unemployment is at 60% and revenues are going down because of the electricity power crisis how are they planning to pay these loans?It looks like it is campaign money.

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  61. That is why it is good for children to be raised by both parents. Who fathered this son? He is uncultured. In’ganda ushilalamo bakumbwa umutenge. HH continue de-campaigning yourself with unpatriotic careless talks.

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    • For your information Barack Obama was raised by one parent and now he is the most powerful president in the world. You can put all the brains of all PF members together and they can never match the intelligence of Obama. There are many other people who were brought up by one parent and are doing far much better than most of the pF economic refugees blogging on this site. HH could be the hope for a Zambia that is currently in tatters.

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    • Please do not show your ignorance. I have seen several people from single parents excel in life.
      Are you cultured when you write this trash.

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  62. kikikikikikikik…ok but fat albert ni…………………………….. sana. Honestly, how can you twist well meaning remarks from a patriot like HH mwebantu?

    We know bwana that what you are worried about is the impact the remarks has on PF and not Zambia. HH just talks sense, accept and get some ideas. It’s total foolishness for one to condemn everything the oppositions says. Appreciate the positive ones. Fat albert, why do you consider HH your enemy?

    Free advice, take HH as your competitor. Because even in business, we learn from our competitors and vice versa.

    Grow up man!!!

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  63. Comment:what secrety is in zambia,njala chabe.That is what it mean to get a degree from copperstone university.HH chabe

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  64. HH has no advisors, if he has they should be fired. He needs strategists who know the moods of the nation as advisors.

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  65. There is one word missing in the loud mouth of HH;it known as Patriotism. Its just like a child talking negative about his parents.Zambia is HH’s home,under NO circumstances was he supposed to say what he said.It was totally WRONG.

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  66. Whatever HH might have said about Zambian current situation whether true or not lacked some diplomacy, We know there are so many ways to say NO but needs a good approach. Even at our homes there are problems and just like some women present them in better ways without offending and exposing own house instability and failures. If it means anything to go by HH should have lobbed investors confidence and guidance to help the country from sinking into deep waters.

    Concerned Citizen

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  67. I commend HH for calling a spade a spade. He is a man of integrity and honour and does not shy away from tackling reality. Why would anyone be in denial when the truth is there for all to see? People are in poverty and need relief, and yet there is denial. This situation reminds me of why AIDS is widespread in Zambia; people are in denial yet they are contracting the disease all over the shrubs and bushes. The tribal mentality has to go. I’m not a supporter of HH but I love the fact he is breaking away from the ancestral mentality that has kept Africa in the dark for so long. Go HH.

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