UPND's Hakainde Hichilema
UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema

United party For National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has alleged that it is the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government’s careless talk is what has been scaring investors to invest in Zambia.

The UPND leader has particularly accused President Edgar Lungu, PF Secretary General Davies Chama and Information and broadcasting Minister Chishimba Kambwili as some of the people that are incessant in issuing statements that are discouraging investors to come to Zambia.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Hichilema said that it is worrisome that in the last few months, President Lungu and his administration have, instead of making efforts to harness resources and grow the economy, continued to apply themselves to de-market the Country.

He said that President Lungu has only succeeded in discouraging foreign investors with his continued misrepresentation of the country through negative labeling of Zambians and unwarranted unhealthy portrayal of the country’s economy.

Mr. Hichilema said that he feared that that Zambia is now perceived as a business unfriendly environment where most of the citizens are basically corrupt, dishonest, and cannot be trusted.

Mr. Hichilema has advised Government to do more to address the energy industry in order to drive efficiency and bring down energy bills for consumers.

Mr. Hichilema observed that as responsible citizens with lots of investments in many sectors of the country, employing so many people, there is no way they could be that harmful and damaging to the country’s image by going all the way to such a high level summit and de-campaign Zambia.

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  1. you are a gud businessman/economist but not a gud politician we value your contribution to the development of mother country.

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    • It is a fallacy to think that investors will shun Zambia. The truth is that Big Investors are risk takers some of the places they go to will leave to scratching your head even in war torn countries, the small ones even tourists will keep away. Zambians are corrupt especially those holding public offices how else can you explain the accumulation of assets by some civil servants who have not had a salary increment for years. Your challenge apart from the shattered economy HH, will be to change this perception if you take, by cracking the whip. Are you going to start with GBM?

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    • I personally urge all of you PF minions to google the world ‘s view of Zambia under PF since 2011. You will be shocked to learn that at the moment Zambia will just attract Mafia investors with characteristic like those of the PF itself.

      Mafia investors only know how to bribe people like Kambwili , Lungu at el to get licences and contracts , then make a lot of money without paying any tax to ZRA but paying bribes to top PF officials to dismiss any tax liabilities. Now ask your self how the country can develop with such investors.

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    • @seniormostman: Are you part of the corrupt. HH is very right, Zambia is perceived as a High Risk Country to Invest in to. Not that it is unstable but the corruption Practices by most Citizens.

      Zambians have to change, theft starts from individuals to senior politicians. If people are Corrupt, the Economy can not grow..

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    • Reminds me of the song we used to sing when I was young………”Kapokola wanya, iyo nshinyele, isa nkununshe xxxxxxxx, iyo ninya”. Give us the video, we want to see it and judge for ourselves.

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    • THIS GUY IS A POLITICAL IDIALLT. I WISH THAT HE COULD EMULATE DANGOTE. SOME PEOPLE THINK MANEUVERS TO STEAL MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC TO MAKE BUSINESS CAN SIMILARLY BE USED TO HOODWINK PEOPLE INTO BELIEVING THEY ARE ALSO POLITICAL GENIUSES. IT’S INDIVIDUALS LIKE HH WHO SCARE AWAY INVESTORS WITH THEIR CARELESS MOUTHS AT HOME AND ABROAD. HH IS SO SCARED THAT WHEN HE LOSES ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR GBM WILL OBVIOUSLY TAKE OVER UPND LEADERSHIP- WHICH IS INEVITABLE, ANYWAY. SO, HE IS DOING AND SAYING ANYTHING THAT COMES TO HIS HEAD TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT. CAREFUL ZAMBIANS. SUCH DESPERATE PEOPLE WILL INCITE VIOLENCE DURING THE RUN UP TO 2016.

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    • You are the one who has succeeded in discouraging investors. You misrepresented the country by de-marketing Zambia. Next time don’t give this man a passport when he wants to travel outside.

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  2. HH is a bitter man! And his attitude towards ECL is no longer of political nature! it has become pure personal hatred! Which is a sad developpement !

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    • For how long are you going to call HH a bitter man?is there anyother name that can best suit him?

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    • iwee chi ka colour Hammeer, is it not Lungu and his ugly friend Leopard who have been threatening to take over the mines if the mine owners went ahead and retrenched miners? Is that not tantamount to scaring investors? Sick and tired of these crueless chipatepate batch and who ever supports them must have his/her examined!!

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    • @Duval Fallus

      I actually did and they are saying that they will not release it now but use it as ammunition for their 2016 campaign in TV adverts. I think HH will be wise to release them now and short-circuit PF agenda,.. just giving you under 5s some free advise. Again don’t throw stones at me. I’m not PF and Nevers Mumba does not have the video footage, he might have seen it

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    • When did you even learn the word bitter? I get petrified by people who bark, regurgitating somebody else’s rubbish. Efyo balemisendela muli bunkole. The failure to think for yourself.

      What has HH done to you, personally?
      You don’t put food on his table. Why hate him?

      Mean while Changes is busy messing up things in the country. Wake up!

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  3. Mr HH, you have a great website and and great social media page. I’m just a bit suspicious by the fact that you have not produced any video footage on these media channels of what you actually said in London so that we can judge for ourselves. We know that both PF and UPND media statements are Spin Doctored. I have been searching the INTERNET for the Video footage of your attendance at the Global Summit and I can’t find it. Could you kindly make it available to us to just clear the air over the issue. Counter accusations and counter media statements wont help the situation but just worsen it.

    That is my take on this issue. Please UPND cadres , don’t throw stones at me. I’m just trying to get to the bottom of this sensitive issue at hand and am not PF but MMD please

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    • @MMD chief bootlicker….why not requesting for the video frm nevers mumba,sunday chanda or kambwili.?

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    • @Duval Fallus

      I actually did and they are saying that they will not release it now but use it as ammunition for their 2016 campaign in TV adverts. I think HH will be wise to release them now and short-circuit PF agenda,.. just giving you under 5s some free advise. Again don’t throw stones at me. I’m not PF and Nevers Mumba does not have the video footage, he might have seen it

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  4. We need a new era of politicians both in Ruling and even in Opposition…yes in OPPOSITION as there are simply all too greedy and small minded…look what His Excellence President Magufuli is doing in Tanzania…he is setting the template for all these shameless parasites ruling Africa..the man reminds of the great Thomas Sankara.

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    • That includes UPND I hope, becoz UPND is now full of recycled politicians. One wonders what new they can offer given chance to rule.

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  5. Yeah, yeah, yeah, very boring the Icilema diatribe, day in day out, same stuff from this perpetually sad man!

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  6. @MMD Chief Bootlicker, have you noticed that the international media CCTV have not mentioned Lungu and Zambia as a nation during the China-Africa. They never even showed Lungu meeting the Chinese president, but countries like Congo, Zim, Tanzania, Angola, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia etc were mentioned and their presidents shown with the Chinese president. Zambia’s leadership in the international community under PF and Lungu is zero. At least HH brought honour to Zambia in London.

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    • BA MACHAMBATAKO, THAT’S THE INFERIORITY COMPLEX YOU ARE PUBLISHING. NOWADAYS, THERE’S NOTHING LIKE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA. ON THE INTERNET EVERYTHING IS GLOBAL AND THEREFORE, INTERNATIONAL. YOU ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO THINKS YOU WOULD RATHER HAVE JOHN HELP YOU MAKE A CHILD WITH YOUR WIFE BECAUSE JOHN LOOKS A BIT MORE HANDSOME THAN YOU DO. WAKE UP AND FORGET ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OR INTERNATIONAL AND MAKE YOURSELVES INTERNATIONAL.

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    • i see now that you only hate ECL i feel sorry for the zambians at large,how far have you gone in hating him?

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  7. HH is just okay.very okay for that matter. The bitter guys are labelling HH bitter. There is no indication whatsoever that HH is bitter. Ichindikeni

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    • even in your home you will never say umwana wandi chikopo atleast you try by all means to defend your child,and exactly what is happening here defend each and everyone’s point,but no justification to each and every statement,MMD bootlicker you are right let HH produce a video if he wants let him edit it so that he can clear the air coz once he gives chance to PF to release it will be very sad that is if they have it,already there was one in SA at SABC so embarassing from HH and now this one it will be total demolishion on HH’s supporters and you are talking about ZNBC watched countrywide i feel sorry for him

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  8. You should have asked Kambwili to show us the video of H H discouraging investors.where dI’d he get what he said about HH.Gullible People like Sunday Chanda and other die hard PF supporters are just ranting without any basis

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    • why are you in a hurry? for the president to say that he must have some evidence which very clear and convincing.look guys sata used to talk ill about the chinese but the moment he reconcilled with mwanawasa his language changed and the only thing he brought was minimum wage. so if your HH is wise enough let him swallow his pride and watch his mouth no harm.do not take zambians for granted they are supporting you sata cried in 2006,despite the large crowds he had during his campaigns

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  9. Love him or hate him. The truth which sets everybody free is that there is need for an economist like HH to lead. Don’t we have economic problems kanshi? Do we need a lawyer to sort out economic issues? Is it not the same lawyer, who is fumbling with the constitution? And you expect him to sort out your economic issues when in his law field he is failing ?????????

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  10. HH bravo! Keep the fire burning!You are almost at the finishing line.The fact that every Jim and jack mentions every movement of your body or any gesture that you make attracts the attention of even fake pastors coz of envy,shows that you are a great factor in this poverty stricken nation.They are actually campaigning for you coz you are being introduced even in remote places by mentioning your name.That is how late dictator had won by every one having nightmares of him like exactly is the case now.

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  11. President Lungu is a great Patriotic Stewart of the nation. HH is wrong about calling Lungu a fear instigator in investors. He is however very correct about minister Kambwili, Secretary General Chama, and do not forget lady Mumbi. Also Father Bwalya, Chiti, and that spineless minister Chanda that is Guy Scott’s chola boy.

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  12. This issue is being blown out of proportion to keep people busy. Meanwhile, a lot of foreign debt is being contracted and one way of ensuring that you don’t question is to introduce controversial topics( like the London indaba) that will keep you occupied. Zambians wake up for once!

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  13. Blah blah blah. We have our ayes open and know who stands for the poor man and who just wants to get to plot one to fulfil his ego. Even when employing a maid or watchman, we always want to look at the experience record. Some people want to on top using short cuts. Zambians are not ready for that.

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  14. Bitterness will never take you anywhere. Sober up and go back to the farm hh.we need more nyama. Politics is not your line of business because even in 2016 malilo chabe musankwa.

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  15. The PF is just jealous that they do not have anyone who can articulate the issues like HH. If you consider all the stuff that comes out of Kambilis mouth from Gabon Disaster to 7 day ultimatums to “we shall take over the mines” to “you cannot lay anyone off”, it is clear who is de campaigning Zambia.

    8 Months to PF exit.

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  16. Ati shut up kachema….it’s like saying to Donald Trump, shut up you billionaire mogul…..kkkkkkk

    What an honour from jealous and bitter perpetual dependants of government procurement contracts who otherwise would starve…..lol.

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  17. …please ba LT get as much daily news as u can on president Magufuli…..it will make visting your site worthwhile…these ‘cho- chise’ bulletings are proving to be boring…and not valuable…

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  18. Ever heard of this story? Two presidential candidates – one of poor means and one of rich means. Which one would you choose? The poor guy who will use the opportunity to enrich all his kin and leave the rest suffering(as is the case now) or the rich one who already has everything and might just take less to enrich his kin? Ganizaniponi…..

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  19. Comment: HH has felt the heat and is now fire fighting. Counter accusation. the PF political gurus have put him on the spot.

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  20. Iam now fully persuaded that hh is demon possessed
    and the type of demons hh has are the ones
    Jesus said these dont go away unless to prayer and fasting.
    Ba under 5 pls take yo hh for deliverance pls pls.
    I mean what i say.
    Remember the devil comes to kill,steal and destroy.
    hh has demons ………..Period .

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  21. There is what is called diplomacy and common sense. I do believe HH knows any of the two. He would talk of scaring investors as a fact, yet he cannot argue to proove his conviction. In philosophy the guy can flop.

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  22. HH is is just talking for nothing on this common media where he can entertain his few followers. His excellence the president of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edga Chagwa Lungu cannot even respond to HH useless talk. Just to Correct Mr HH, its not the president who criticised you for your careless talk but the citizens and and of couse other government officials during the course of their duties. But because of your hatred for the president, you’re quick to point fingers at an innocent man who is very busy to even notice your carelessness. We are watching you. You can only lie to your few followers that you will increase the price of copper, and fill the Kariba dam without the rain as well as appreciating the Kwacha by weakening the dollar. Any leaned person like me cannot waste time…

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  23. OH its this man HH with his anti zed, bitterness,mercyless ,anti christ will see you not go far on earth. I still remember the Way u treated sata and eventually died, just this will distroy everything u have.the man is gone but his spirits will follow u and your mps who contributed to this. Take this or ignore. God Will Act Please U Confess Openingly God Will For Give U

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  24. The bottom line is very simple:
    Who can judge foreign investors perception of investment climate in Zambia?
    Various Peter, senior citizen, jkalusa, joseph mvula, yo, Safi, Scrutinizerer, John Chinena…………….?
    Are you gents serious? You do not have clue what the f*ck are you blabbing about. If you had a slightest idea, you would not make comments which expose your ignorance.
    Investors do not care a dam about politician statements. Investors have not become what they are by believing in slogans like “90 DAYS”. What they want its simple, Rule of Law, Minimum Red Tape, clear and to the point statutory frame work, easy enforcement of IP rights………..
    Last year ZDA organised meet in Lusaka and prospective investors came. What happened?
    NOTHING !!! WHY?
    Because of HH?…

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  25. Hi haters. Long time. HH is an excellent man and is rich, intelligent and it pains you. So who is bitter? You or him. O foool with little intelligence.

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  26. My daughters and myself just registered to vote in 2016 for Edgar Lungu and PF. No vote for HH and UPND as they are not patriotic enough to rule Zambia.

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    • we are eight in one house all of us registered we have given ECL eight votes in 2016 good move if you want hate me as well i will give you ma voters card scanned copy

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  27. Fact: no investor will come to a country where there is limited energy and the price of it is very high.

    Fact: no investor will invest in a country where the policies change based on political expediency.

    Fact: no investor will feel secure in country where law enforcement agencies favour those in authority.

    Fact: no investor will feel secure in an import dependant country with high exchange rate.

    Fact: no investor will feel secure in a country were political cadres grab land at will.

    Fact: no investor will feel secure in a country where there is political violence perpetrated by ruling party cadres who cannot be stopped by the police.

    Fact: no investor will be interested to invest in a country where information is given one sided to favour those in authority.

    If…

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  28. Ba awe sure, Your HH is not a rich man, he is just comfortable and probably leading a better life than yours

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    • Ba Musange. HH ain’t mine and will never be mine. Couldn’t care less how comfortable he is. I am not even a supporter. Logic che – Chawama and ma jemason are far way behind…….

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  29. akwatafye isha kushitamo ubunga,can’t compare him to Dangote,anyway isha kwiba he is not rich mwila ibepa

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  30. HH is a batchelor no ring on his finger check keenly,yaba twacula na president wama ule zas y ba maureen bale iswila amolu cabipa madama

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  31. kuti walufya ka voters card let me put it in the safe mwe as am waiting for ECL to annouce the election date am tired of the noise pano

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  32. Surprise! Surprise! Actually a lot of investors thrive in countries perceived to be corrupt BECAUSE they can bribe them with a few pieces of silver for a 99 year lease and a lot of other goodies that no straight-thinking nation can do… Get that?

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  33. This guy is very pessimistic, bitter, desperate, confused, defeated… even Michael Jackson sung Man In The Mirror.. I doubt he has heard it. Why are you taking this route when they are better ways to convince some of us that you can lead us? From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks…

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  34. HH is not even a hater for ECL but cheated the people of Zambia by Wrongly advising the then MMD Government under the leadership of the late Fredrick Chiluba to sale the mines with a song as indicated by the people who bought the same Mines.

    He deceived the same Zambian People he wants to rule.He caused alot of Deaths on the Copperbelt by chopping Jobs of over 400,00 miners.
    alot of Children were left Fatherless and ended up on the Streets.What can he tell the people of Zambia today.He is such a person who could not explain plainly where he got his riches from.Whole in all he got the CUTS from the sale of Zambian Mines…………

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