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Sunday Chanda

HH’S “ANGLO PROMISE” AS SOLUTION FOR THE COPPERBELT BLEEDS AS MINING GIANT SHEDS OFF 85000 JOBS – STATEMENT BY SUNDAY CHANDA, VICE CHAIRPERSON, PF MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

Lusaka, Zambia, 09th December 2015 – Addressing a meeting in Chingola a few weeks ago, UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema was categorical in telling Zambians on the Copperbelt that if elected to Office, he would bring back Anglo American to take over KCM and create Jobs. While Mr. Hichilema is still rejoicing that 4000 miners lost their jobs on the Copperbelt, we want to remind him that his prescribed remedy, Anglo American shares have fallen to a record low as the company said it would sell huge chunks of its business and shrink its workforce by nearly two-thirds. We wish to inform Mr. Hichilema that his prescribed remedy Anglo American will effect changes will see the workforce drop by 85,000, from 135,000 to 50,000. The group has been forced to restructure after the collapse of commodity prices slashed profits. Anglo will also suspend dividend payments for a year, and consolidate from six to three businesses.

Zambians must disappointed that while Mr. Hichilema sought to score cheaply from Glencore’s shedding of 4000 jobs, he has been promising people on the Copperbelt jobs through Anglo American which is shedding 85,000 jobs. We challenge Mr. Hichilema’s hypocrisy to contrast these figures with the 4000 jobs lost on the Copperbelt Province. We are also demanding for Mr. Hichilema to apologize to the miners on the Copperbelt for insulting them that they were born miners and all they have done is mining and as such PF’s diversification option would not work. This is definitely skewed reasoning on the part of Mr. Hichilema because he himself was born in a cattle-rearing family but did anyone stop him from studying economics?

Apparently, Mr. Hichilema believes Zambians are so gullible and have suffered collective amnesia to forget Anglo American history with the Copperbelt Province. When Glencore shed off 4000 Jobs on the Copperbelt, there was jubilation in UPND as they assumed the miners would easily get swayed by being promised to be taken back to the period Anglo American pulled out of Zambia during the reign of late President Levy Mwanawasa. Zambians recall how the privatization exercise earlier in the years and Anglo American’s decision to pull out condemned Copperbelt to a Ghost City. Yet Zambians know that Mr. Hichilema remains one of the key beneficiaries of Zambia’s privatization exercise to the extent that he cannot tell Zambian miners how much he was paid for valuing their assets.

Zambians cannot trust Mr. Hichilema’s judgement on key national matters. He has never told Zambians how much he was paid for the services he rendered to the privatization exercise which impoverished thousands of Zambians on the Copperbelt thereby crippling the Copperbelt Province. Mr. Hichilema as a Capitalist, is a defender of capital who speaks for capital. He has never defended the interests of the miners, not even during the privatization of the mines. His record clearly shows that he has and will continue to defend Capital interests as priority to those of the workers.

100 COMMENTS

    • MeToo
      So PF reasoning is that since Anglo is shedding jobs in other countries, they cannot come and invest in Zambia with a favourable environment here to be created by UPND government. Anglo will come once positive and stable business environment is established in Zambia.
    • MeToo
      This is an opportunity to advertise Zambia so that those jobs lost in other countries can be created in Zambia and then Zambians benefit. This is what HH has been talking about. For ba PF with their CNP mentality, their only solution is "massive infrastructure" kaloba.
    • Kambwali
      Zambians are very easy to cheat. What is the breakdown of these 85,000 jobs country by country and which of these countries is most affected? Mr. Sunday Chanda is playing on the simple minds of Zambians who cant read between the lines and understand issues. This Anglo American Corporation Plc is a huge investment operating in over 30 countries worldwide. No sane person in their right frame of mind can therefore compare the 85,000 jobs lost worldwide to the so called 4,000 jobs lost on the copperbelt in Zambia. If the company is shedding jobs equally in each of the countries it operates, it amounts to about 2,500 jobs lost per country. Compare this to the over 7,000 jobs lost so far on the copperbelt. PF cadres wake up!
    • Vizungu
      Ba @MeToo, speaking for Anglo ka, as if you are even remotely connected. If the reasoning for the so called PF is shallow (CNP), I don't know how I can classify yours. Check the reasons Anglo is shedding off employees and then come back on these boards, idiot!
  1. munjali
    Hh got it wrong once again. How gullible can one be. what happened to once beaten twice shy. Anglo American ran away and you want to go back and want them back. Surely how can Hh think miners cannot go into farming when he himself easily changed from one field to another. Has Hh never heard of necessity being mother of invention? so now that Anglo is retrenching what alternative plan has he got for the copperbelt
  2. Bob
    You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. UPND a false saviour for Zambia. Don't trust in man but trust in God. One Zambia One Nation
    • chuma
      What happened to PF's 90 day theory? This time people can not even afford a loaf of bread and you have the audacity to come here and offload your nonsense.
  3. king size
    Ba Sunday Chanda, namukolwa ebange? Finshi mulebwatuka-bwatuka can't u jst zip your beak up if u don't have issues? That's cheap politics ba mudaala.
  4. Safi
    Comment: Anglo American has shed off 85000 employees against 4000 employees who lost jobs in the Copperbelt, a difference of 81000, what is Mr HH's take.
    • Sharpman Shonda
      Lelolelo! .....................its global. Pf the global genius team. They can even eat rubbish as long as it is global. Iwe chi chanda leave HH alone and tell the nation how your team will stabilize the economy and reduce on imprudent borrowing instead of wasting your Time to talk about HH's ideas. Bring forth your global ideas to assure Zambia how the boat will come back to the road since it careered off in 2011.
    • Cuito Cuanavale
      @Safi, Think, research, or find out the facts before you write. Your comparison of the two situations does not make sense. Let us go by your reasoning: How many miners does Anglo American have in South Africa? About 120,000. This means about 35,000 still have jobs. How many miners are employed on the Copperbelt? Most likely less than 7000. How many are still in employment after 4000 are now jobless? This spell doom for a province (and a country) whose mainstay is mining. Zambia is stuck with those all those jobless miners whereas a good number of the Anglo American miners are from other countries such as Mozambique, Lesotho, etc.
  5. Akamunofu Kalowa
    It is a fact that HH has no sense of timing - Kwamana!! Whatever he touches appears to burn him. I guess he will hold another of his infamous Press Conference tomorrow. Where are his advisors please?
    • Kashimbi
      Uli chikopo sana, what ever HH touches fails kwisa, is it HH who is in Statehouse? Why is Zambia Struggling na economy kumo has become humble, rains are nowhere, no power, essential commodities prices sky rocketing, kwacha is mad every day. Stop smoking weed.
  6. munjali
    King Size these are the issues. Hh promised to bring back Anglo America to create jobs in Zambia so what is his response that his apparent saviour for Zambia is bleeding also. Yes Anglo can come into Zambia and will probably create jobs for those bazungus who have been retrenched elsewhere at the expense of Zambians
  7. Zemuntu Resurrection
    I regard HH reasoning on most of his outrageous and frivolous reasoning quite on an uniformed side. Very weird little green man. He needs to start bathing
  8. Patriot Abroad
    HH needs t sto rubbe rousing. Our current economic woes are shared worldwide. The only sharp game at this time was for him to prove to Zambians that he is a Patriot. That he is truely concerned about the effects international markets are having on our economy. He needed to work with the gov't in comforting struggling and worried citizens in Zambia. Instead, he has continued to insinuate a mysterious capability in alleviating our woes. Every time he over shares his vision, we find its old news.
  9. Moscow(OP)
    Ba HH rides on tribe grouping.The man thinks he is a savior of one tribe grouping.He has no solution for this country.He doesn't know economy.Ask him how he performed at UNZA.The man graduated with a silent.HH jst stole money thru privatization.He was not rich when he completed university bcoz it's not possible to be a millionaire after just working for somebody within 4 years.He got huge commissions after selling da mine or valuation
    • Vm
      Moscow OP you are a fool,so what that he graduated with a silent degree.Does Bill Gates.Mark Zuckerburg have a degree??does GBM have a degree....some of the most successful people in the world do not have degrees but right now you and i are using there products daily.Just say you dont like HH...but looking at the incumbent govt,we all can see that they've failed lamentably.vote for them at your own peril.yes i agree we don't know how HH may perform if given an opportunity,but he definitely needs a chance.Change is always good.
    • MMD Cadre
      Bane whether Anglo offloaded millions of workers elsewhere or not, next year it is HH in state house, start to reconcile yourself with this fact and live with it.
    • Cuito Cuanavale
      If HH graduated from UNZA then he has a degree from that institution. Don't mind the class of his first degree the man has made it in life. Classes of degrees only count in academia. There are many people who have 'good' degrees but they are failures in life. Some of them are as poor as a church mouse. Do you blame HH for putting the money that he got through commissions to good use? Jealousy will kill you, Sir.
  10. Musalakata
    Every true Zambian ( and that includes Upnd members) knows full well that Anglo- America, as per Algezeelra news, has already retrenched much more miners in SA than those retrenched by Glencore in Zambia. Surely, it is during times like these that our political leaders need to say the truth. Otherwise the lies they make will go against them.
  11. jkalusa
    Shame to hh/unpd cadres/mps anglo issue what next? They will sale all mines apart from iron&coal mines. Meaning rsa,botswana,australia etc will share the 85 000 job cuts lets wait to hear from them.hh will still think lungu is behind the 85 000 job cuts
  12. mary
    miners go into farming to see if you will succeed wait for profit for a year. its not easy. how many of you can draw money for one year without replacing it. thats what farming is. if you want to prove it try it.
    • Darth Vadar
      Research before you comment. Think outside the box. Just dont think of farming as maize growing or Soya. farming has the potential to turn around the economy of this country but first we need good government policies and the infrastructure available. Dont tell me that cabbage and Tomatoes take one year to grow. Chicken take six weeks to grow. We are always laughing at our neighbors Congo saying they dont grow any food, we should look at that as a ready market for our products. The problem with this country is we look for short term solutions. We need great thinkers in this country.
  13. Harold Muna
    What shallow reasoning from PF cadres. Anglo-American may shed jobs in certain business circles but still be able to create in another area/business/country. What does this shedding of jobs have to do with what HH wanted to rescue the ZAMBIAN mine? (KCM) Sunday Chanda and his kaponya supporters are always in a hurry to pick simplistic matters and use them to hit HH with. We should ask ourselves why HH is continuously on the PF rudder if he is deemed to be useless or of no consequence.
    • Vizungu
      "...What does this shedding of jobs have to do with what HH wanted to rescue the ZAMBIAN mine?..." You have really asked this question? Amazing!!! Talk of mediocrity!
  14. Chitutuma
    Truth, Icilema will pretty soon blame PF and Lungu for Anglo-American decision to retrench workers and downsizing!
  15. HH Techilema
    HH litolefye who doesn't know him. He only gets support from his tribes men that's why he thinks he is popular.
    • Kambwali
      Zambians are very easy to cheat. What is the breakdown of these 85,000 jobs country by country and which of these countries is most affected? Mr. Sunday Chanda is playing on the simple minds of Zambians who cant read between the lines and understand issues. This Anglo American Corporation Plc is a huge investment operating in over 30 countries worldwide. No sane person in their right frame of mind can therefore compare the 85,000 jobs lost worldwide to the so called 4,000 jobs lost on the copperbelt in Zambia. If the company is shedding jobs equally in each of the countries it operates, it amounts to about 2,500 jobs lost per country. Compare this to the over 7,000 jobs lost so far on the copperbelt. PF cadres wake up!
    • Vizungu
      @Kambwali, your reasoning is even more warped and fallacious than the people you are questioning! Just read through again line by line and you will see what I mean...
  16. Jack Mulenga
    I think Sunday Chanda has very thinking capacity. Does HH control Anglo America and the retrenchments are happening now months before he said it. PF its true you are panicking and most of blogers are workers from ZRA and ZESCO who are riping off these companies. Go to Kabwe and see what has befallen the town econmically. PF kuya 2016
  17. HH Techilema
    Pf is Zambia for zambians by by zambians where can they go? Pf is here to stay and that should sink in your perforated brain.
    • Sharpman Shonda
      I agree with you because even UNIP "the party and its government" is still around alive and kicking even after losing elections in 1991. Therefore your prophecy is true PF will go join UNIP in the peripheral.
  18. Mischisha
    Arold Muma,and Under five lies I am currently in south africa as I am writting to you, its 23:15 to day, my cell is +27747384968 and have bought the newspaper if you want me to scan for you call me, wednesday,when in today's Media the Star has published this story actually they have started terminating 85,000 jobs and no baby cry and the government of south africa is going to help those who would be retrenched to go in other fields especially farming and retraining in different artisanship;but they have welcomed the government measure and it;s not an insult. Under five and your followers are still very far from politics of reality and the dollar today againistthe rand is official R14.60 buying from the bank and black market 15.25 and selling to the bank official R13:80 and black market...
    • Kambwali
      Zambians are very easy to cheat. What is the breakdown of these 85,000 jobs country by country and which of these countries is most affected? Mr. Sunday Chanda is playing on the simple minds of Zambians who cant read between the lines and understand issues. This Anglo American Corporation Plc is a huge investment operating in over 30 countries worldwide. No sane person in their right frame of mind can therefore compare the 85,000 jobs lost worldwide to the so called 4,000 jobs lost on the copperbelt in Zambia. If the company is shedding jobs equally in each of the countries it operates, it amounts to about 2,500 jobs lost per country. Compare this to the over 7,000 jobs lost so far on the copperbelt. PF cadres wake up!
  19. Mischisha
    Arold Muma,and Under five lies I am currently in south africa as I am writting to you, its 23:15 to day, my cell is +27747384968 and have bought the newspaper if you want me to scan for you call me, wednesday,when in today's Media the Star has published this story actually they have started terminating 85,000 jobs and no baby cry and the government of south africa is going to help those who would be retrenched to go in other fields especially farming and retraining in different artisanship;but they have welcomed the government measure and it;s not an insult. Under five and your followers are still very far from politics of reality and the dollar today againist the rand is official R14.60 buying from the bank and black market 15.25 and selling to the bank official R13:80 and black...
    • Cuito Cuanavale
      You are not telling the truth about the reason behind the weakening of the Rand. The value of the Rand has fallen partly because President Zuma has appointed a new Finance Minister who is hadly known in financial circles. It is the uncertainty about the new minister that has caused the Rand to lose more of its value not the job losses. This happens in all the major economies. THE South African economy is not like those of the banana republics north of the Limpopo river.
  20. pipo
    It appears there is no opposition in Zambia at the same level as late Sata. Sata managed to dislodge the MMD despite there good economical records because he knew what was appealing to the people and campaigned using very simple language. Now the opposition, we have no message which is appealing to the people but are merely saying things are bad without giving alternative solutions to challenges which are mostly global in nature. As bad as the situation may appear, Zambian have no alternative government. I therefore see PF carry the day next year just like the case of Tanzanian election on a clean slate.
    • Lucy
      What alternative policies did your SATA give to MMD other than campaigning on tribal lines.? Your call blatant lies of more money and lower taxes as policies. Then it explains why the country is where it is today.
  21. Mischisha
    Imwe Bambuli Na HH, Don't be laying the people of Zambia now because your lie s are catching you up because of your ignorance and arrogance and have no escape;especially you HH. Anglo are closing Mines which are making very low profits and retrenching more than 85000 and we in Zambia our miners are crying for nothing,get moving stop crying in Malawi there are no big mines like ours. God made only one career for man which is to tend to the Garden of Eden or to Cultivate the Eden farm or I would say farming; but others want to blind you that we all cannot be farmers for hunger to diminish even if you are a computer wizard you must have a place where you need to grow crops to subsidies what you might be earning don't be deceived you miners that you can do anything else.I am dealing in...
  22. Jordan chulu
    Sunday Chanda, Anglo American has a plan when he lays out his people, they train and equip them with job skills, whereas your chagwa, only sends them to go farming with out land, with equipment,. Anglo America , will give them enough funds to sustain them. So ba Chanda, mwilaibepa, with your vision less president, mwanya, kuyabebele . Ni forward fye ifwe 2016
  23. Mischisha
    BLIND TONGA ZAMBIA OPPOSITION LEADER HH MISLEADING NOT SO WISE HIS BLIND FOLLOWERS & NOT SO WELL INFORMED ZAMBIANS Imwe Bambuli Na HH, Don't be laying the people of Zambia now because your lie s are catching you up because of your ignorance and arrogance and have no escape; especially you HH. Anglo are closing Mines which are making very low profits and retrenching more than 85000 and we in Zambia our miners are crying for nothing, get moving stop crying in Malawi there are no big mines like ours. HH you went to the copperbelt laying not to the well informed Miners, promising that you will bring Anglo and seemingly to be well connected and yet all are lies with your GBM punka kaponya. Garry Nkombo and Banda economics ya kubelenga efyo yaba. Bashi maini also be careful you will be...
    • Lucy
      Stop your tribal hate speech you fly. Zambia si anyoko. Why do you want to take like Zambia is for you and your clones only. That is not politics and but war that you insinuating. Your levels of ignorance, backwardness and hatred is toxic for your children. You are the same baggers who hero worship foreigners and yet you despise your own countrymen.
  24. Bengy
    Pliz genuine Zambian pipo,4get about this hypocrite hh.He got alot from privatisation and liquidation of Zambian companies.uyu cikala has no conscious no wonder he's a satanist
  25. Jordan chulu
    BanSunda, all you did is cut and past, this news, you never knew about it, we all ready and heard about it in the news, don't give credit to yourself as if you a the originator of the story. Shame! We have more plans effective ones than your chakolwa, why doesn't he follow his friend of Tanzania, who leads by example. Ba mbuli Sunday kuyabebele
    • Hogwash
      The only example Lungu can give is international travel and JAMESONI consumption! From KALOBA that poor Zambians will have to pay back!
  26. Patrick
    That is so cheap from a GRZ that only sees borrowing then stealing by over inflating prices of projects from its citizens as development. Cheap teenage girl politics from pipo who have run out of ideas of how to run the country seem to get their kaponya theive supporters excited. Instead of trying to engage the opposition in cheap political bickering, try fixing the problems we are facing. the opposition should mot even respond to this sillyness.
  27. Scrutinizerer
    Sunday Chanda's official title should read as....'Chairman for PF publicity media for HH.....'...hardly a week passes by without publicising something about HH....some of us are more interested in publicising what PF has up the sleeve to tackle free falling Kwacha....budget deficit....power shortage....PF cadres looking down upon Zambia Police....depreciating poverty levels...Copperbelt shakeup as far as employment is concerned...general cleanliness of the environment...mushrooming of fake prophets taking advantage of our vulnerable women....the list is endless than all the time dwelling on HH this HH that...the so called HH is not in the driving seat yet...why the eyes and ears on him all the time...does he give you sleepless nights..??....
  28. Luapula Premier
    HH ever scoring own goals! Olympiakos 0 - Arsenal 3? South Africa is in moaning. I thought I was the only one who heard about this monster called Anglo!
  29. Luapula Premier
    Lungu told him not to go and expose himself in CB. CB is FB. Ba Sunday, mwa mu bombelapo umwaice aumfwa. Ba police give him 10 permits.
  30. Musalakata
    Harold Muna, it is your reasoning which is even shallower: you mean Anglo will come and invest in other areas which will create jobs at the pace our miners desires? Didn't you listen to President EL outlining the alternative activities retrenched miners on the Copperbelt have to be involved in; that is, farming in resettlement areas, road construction? The problem you have is hatred which will take you take you no where. If God allows that HH becomes President, it will be so and anyone in the opposition will not be expected to be as hateful as you are.
  31. kratos
    ba pf ,you remind me of the days sata was in opposition,mmd used to find anything even if it was useless to use aganist him.history is repeating itself now .pf is in panic mode trying to fish even kapenta to feed the big beast which wont even satify ,cause the damage they have caused is too big.the clock is ticking sunday chanda invest wisely.change right now is inevitable.forward we go
  32. MAKWINGO
    Chi chanda Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is the only Zambian Speaker at the 2016 Mining Indaba to be held in South Africa. This is a very big event in the mining and investments circles. The main sponsors are Australian Government, Government of Canada, African Minerals, AngloAmerican, Rio Tinto and main others. We are yet to be told the Zambian government plans towards this event at a time Zambia is losing mining investors and jobs. It looks like Hichichema has been spoted by the business investors. Hichilema is a self-made businessman and entrepreneur. He says he is on a mission to reverse Zambia’s dwindling economic fortunes. From humble beginnings Hichilema’s determination in pursuing his studies paid off when he was awarded a University scholarship,...
    • MAKWINGO
      graduating with a BA in Economics and Business Administration and later an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy. Hichilema quickly ascended to Zambia’s corporate world, landing such prestigious jobs as CEO of Coopers and Lybrand at the tender age of 32 years, from 1994 to 1998, and later Grant Thornton. He was the biggest local shareholder in two foreign-owned companies, and Chairmanof the Board of Directors at Barclays Bank Zambia Plc. He is also a trained Business Negotiator, a qualified Change Management Practitioner, and member of the Zambia Institute of Directors. With elections scheduled for 2016 Hichilema is campaigning on a strong economic platform, arguing Zambia needs a leader who understands business in order to unlock developmental benefits for the nation.
    • Calculas
      But the business investors will not vote for him, its people from southerb Province ONLY who will vote for HH. Remember people from Muchinga, Luapula, Nothern, and Eastern provinces next year will apply the NEGA NEGA formular, i hope you know what that means.
    • Lucy
      "Calculas" you primitive and backward buffoon. You are happy being Governed by people without vision. Why should you die of poverty simple because you detest fellow Zambians on the basis of tribe and yet have enough competency to positively change direction of this county. Your tribalism is a sin to God and a curse upon you.
  33. MAKWINGO
    kambwili, chanda, mumbi, lungu and co do not have the grooming for such platforms I would advise they tap and count it a blessing that kachema is recognized and a goto to person for expert advise on how to run the our economy which is in the wrong hands. I think Zambians should cast aside ethnicity and usher in a competent regime with both moral and selfless attributes.
  34. topsoil
    So called mulena, do you remember Roy Mudenda and the infamous serial killer and robber Chilala? Which grouping did they hail from ?
  35. tripoli
    THE FACT IS PEOPLE HAVE LOST EMPLOYMENT IN ZAMBIA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HH BRINGING ANGLO HERE ........DON'T JUSTIFY YOUR FOOLISHNESS AND FAILURES BY USING AN INDIVIDUAL VIEW OK I;LL ALSO BRING THE JAPANESES WHEN I CAME INTO POWER ........BA PF YOU HAVE NO POINT ON THIS MATTER SOUGHT OUT YOUR MESS DON'T MAKE COMPARISONS .
  36. tripoli
    pF pf pf WHENEVER YOUR DO SOMETHING FOOLISH YOU COMPARE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES NEXT TIME MEAL MEAL PRICES WILL GO UP YOU WILL SAY EVEN THE AMERICANS HAVE INCREASED THE MEAL MEAL PRICE UBUKOPO AND FUN ENOUGH SOME PEOPLE UNDERSTANDS THIS MATRIX AND AGREE ONLY A FOOOLISH PERSON WILL AGREE TO THAT.
  37. Mi CoRaZoN
    Comment: Hahi is pupet with no gud thinking capacity the united party for national dancers upnd has no direction coz the leader is pilatos dancing king so guys foregive him coz he's a fool with no vision lets show him where he belongs in 2016 lets retire hm frm politics with a heavy lose of his life which he will never forget we don't intertain foolishness in Zambia
  38. Terrible
    I fail to understand UPMD cadre reasoning. One dumb cadre even says that Anglo can shed jobs elsewhere but create jobs in Zambia, how and why, because HH says so. Ba cadre, just let HH handle this fall out himself, you don't know anything. Apa ba UPMD mwafakapula, but like I always say, nothing can ever go so well with HH that he can become President of this country. I repeat that HH has a propensity to shoot himself in the foot at critical times. But it's easy to understand, the man is so hungry for state house that he either 1. fails to reason, 2. or to think through what he says, 3. or he believes that he can lie his way to power 4. or most likely all the above.
  39. Terrible
    @MAKWINGO, none of the accolades that you have attributed to HH have anything to do with ability to be President of Zambia or any country. That is a CV for a job or in business. Leadership of a country is God given basa. But HH's ambition for state house has clouded his thinking and he has thrown his CV to the wind, opting to tell lies everyday as part of his new political CV. Look here, if HH has opted to tell lies, his CV counts for nothing now.
    • MAKWINGO
      And those currently in leadership (PF) are a resounding success TERRIBLE! I think its in black and white we have a case of leadership failure because we neglect ability when voting and champion ethnicity as long as that is not addressed we will continue to willow in mediocrity whilst able Zambians are being appreciated beyond our boarders
  40. joseph
    HH is a liar and he has been exposed ! He wanted to cheat us on the copper belt and foolish ones were almost believing the propaganda nonsense.Its good the truth has come up.
  41. joseph
    UPND are opportunists and want to take advantage of situations to cheat people.Now your lies have bounced and no one on the copper belt will ever believe your Anglo nonsense stories any more.
    • Lucy
      Which lies? The only party that thrives on lying in Zambia is PF. None of your campaign promises have come true. Those lies will not keep you in power beyond 2016.
  42. zedoc
    HH's bluff has been called off with job cuts by Anglo in South Africa. He went to the copperbelt bluffing that the solution to the Zambian mines and job losses was by bringing back Anglo that would restore miners' jobs. But with the job cuts in the South African mines he has been caught up in his own web of lies. It also clearly shows that HH knows very little about Zambian mining. The Zambian mines go to as far back as 1905. They are among the oldest mines. The copper ore reserves in most of these mines have been dwindling and require more sophisticated machinery to mine which pushes up the cost of production. A drop in commodity prices on the global market is always an excuse for mine owners to lay off labour and further cut down on production costs. Therefore, even if Anglo were to...
    • Lucy
      Has HH been elected president for you to say that he lied over Anglo American talk? What kind of weird thinking is this. How can a country develop with people in PF thinking so poorly like this.
  43. jkalusa
    MAKWINGO someone can be educated rich but still very primitive. I dont expect that person to be tribal,cheater,ki~, why do all these its simply primtivity. NB do not mix personal achievements with national. INTERPRETATION OF AGLO IS IF HH WON BY ELECTION ALL MINES IN ZAMBIA WOULD BEEN CLOSE AND MINES SOLD OFF ,ALL 85 000 MINERS FIRED. GOD SAVED US FROM THIS SELFISH D~ITS TRUE U ARE UNDER FIVE NOWARDER SATA DITCHED HIM AND OPTED FOR LUNGU WHAT A DIFFERENCE 4000 AND 85 000.
    • MAKWINGO
      your writing is deranged just like your understanding of issues, point is we have failures for people in authority. In civilized environments the system does not allow visionless , unprepared and chancers to ran affairs of the masses do you vote ati just that ifintu nu lungu or donchi khubeba and not that silent voice of reasoning. Tell you what we are moving backwards in a haphazard fashion where common decency and scenes by passes people like you for once try and protect and respect education morals, and have respect for other ethnic groups and opinions one Zambia one nation
  44. Analyst
    Although i am a Kachema too,but the hypocritical behaviour by the senior most Kachema man never cease to amaze me.Does he think people on the C/B are too desperate and can not see his lies ?
    • Kambwali
      Zambians are very easy to cheat. What is the breakdown of these 85,000 jobs country by country and which of these countries is most affected? Mr. Sunday Chanda is playing on the simple minds of Zambians who cant read between the lines and understand issues. This Anglo American Corporation Plc is a huge investment operating in over 30 countries worldwide. No sane person in their right frame of mind can therefore compare the 85,000 jobs lost worldwide to the so called 4,000 jobs lost on the copperbelt in Zambia. If the company is shedding jobs equally in each of the countries it operates, it amounts to about 2,500 jobs lost per country. Compare this to the over 7,000 jobs lost so far on the copperbelt. PF cadres wake up!
  45. Kambwali
    Zambians are very easy to cheat. What is the breakdown of these 85,000 jobs country by country and which of these countries is most affected? Mr. Sunday Chanda is playing on the simple minds of Zambians who cant read between the lines and understand issues. This Anglo American Corporation Plc is a huge investment operating in over 30 countries worldwide. No sane person in their right frame of mind can therefore compare the 85,000 jobs lost worldwide to the so called 4,000 jobs lost on the copperbelt in Zambia. If the company is shedding jobs equally in each of the countries it operates, it amounts to about 2,500 jobs lost per country. Compare this to the over 7,000 jobs lost so far on the copperbelt. PF cadres wake up!
  46. kanyelele
    INDABA IN SOUTH AFRICA TO GIVE A CHANCE TO SHARE HOLDERS OF ANGLO TO ADRESS WHAT HAS HIT THEM.THEY WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT THE WAY FORWARD,ITS TAKE OR LEAVE IT.SO DONT THINK ITS SOMETHING BIG WHY HH WILL BE THERE HE IS PART OF THEM.THEY BE TOLD WHICH MINES WILL BE CLOSED,SOLD,ONES THAT WILL LOSE WORKERS.ITS A SHAME TO STILL THINK HH IS ~
  47. HH asebana
    If HH was a shrewd politician like Lungu is or like Sata was, the best story he could have sold to miners is that he would look for more credible investors rather than mentioning names. What if Anglo had issued a contra statement to HH's ambitions?
  48. chuma
    This ANGLO mining news has excited the PF thugs. Don't talk about HH who is not in government. Talk about how you are going to alleviate the poverty of the majority of our people. What foolishness is this!
  49. Mundetele
    Iwe Kambwali, sweet potato, there is no divide, this is happening all in RSA. Stop being stup!d, go on line and research then come back to this blog and type out something sensible!
  50. Mundetele
    Many commodities are trading at the lowest levels they've seen since the Great Recession in 2008/2009 as seemingly insatiable demand from China has slowed. The S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity index has plunged by 24% since the start of 2015. Platinum and copper prices, for example, are back at recession-era levels. Both metals are important to Anglo American. The continued drop in commodity prices has taken a big toll on miners around the world. Anglo American reported a pre-tax loss of $1.9 billion in the first half of 2015 after sales fell by 17%.
  51. Mundetele
    According to HH, all loses of jobs in the mines is because of poor policies by PF ECL lead government. HH has always been a vulture, he fattens himself at the death of others. His wealth came from commissions from the poorly done privatisation by Chiluba's MMD which killed many. He then started fermenting ambitions to be president since he had actualised the dream of being a successful businessman and this he brought to fruition at the demise of Anderson Kambela Mazoka, supported by a serious tribal tag from the predominantly tribal leadership of the then UPND, killing the ambitions of Sakwiba Sikota. Now and I mean at this period, HH will ascend to power riding on propaganda from the current global economic price slump of commodities which has left our minining families on the...
  52. Mayiji Samatowe
    WERE DOES THIS GUY CALLED SUNDAY CHANDA GETS THE COURAGE TO PARADE HIS IGNORANCE IN PUBLIC LIKE THAT? I CANT EVEN LIE TO A WOMAN IN PUBLIC
  53. Kashimbi
    Ba PF please continue with your propaganda. It seems you have not learned from RB and the MMD how their propaganda through Chanda Chimba threw them out of Steak House! The more you portray HH as an enermy, the more you alianate your selves from the ordinary Zambians. If you have never heard of the HATE VOTE, keep your ears to the ground, pantu 2016, you shall cry louder than Bwezani. Keep it up Vuvuzelas.
  54. Peter
    SO, ZAMBIANS STILL TRUST THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CONGLOMERATE? ZAMBIANS DON'T CEASE TO SURPRISE ME. WHAT WAS THE THE CONGLOMERATE THAT ABANDONED ZAMBIA WHEN ZAMBIA WAS IN NEED. ANGLO-AMERCA DO NOT SOLVE PEOPLES' PROBLEMS. NEITHER DO THEY HELP IN SOLVING OTHER NATIONS' ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. THEY INVEST IN A COUNTRY WHERE THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS AND WITHDRAW INVESTMENTS WHERE PROBLEMS START TO SHOW UP. ANGLO-AMERCA LIKE HH BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT HH CAN EASILY SALE HIS COUNTRY FOR A SONG. HH AKAMISHO BWAMBA IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL YOU ZAMBIANS. EVEN A FUUL CAN GUESS THAT THEY WILL BUY OFF MANY MINES AND THEN ABANDON THEM AFTER FRUSTRATING CHINESE COMPANIES. STICK WITH CHINESE AND EUROPEAN COMPANIES IN THE MEAN TIME. AMERICA IS A NO GO AREA.
  55. Adage
    I really do not understand the Logic or the argument behind this article. It really is a disappointment to see the people we consider as intellectuals leading the nation behave as if they have never been in a class. The caliber of our politicians and the level of political intellect in our beloved country leaves one wondering what system of Education we have. The real intellectuals in this country don't even speak. I think they are quiet for some reason because if they have to speak, they will also appear as ignorant people. Most of what the majority of our Politicians are involved in is MUD SLINGING POLITICS. EXCEPT FOR A BLESSED AND FEW WELL INFORMED POLITICIANS, the arguments of many of our politicians are very shallow. Reasonable and constructive argumentation is an intellectual...
  56. Mi CoRaZoN
    Ha Hi is a lier and a cheat why can't he learn to shut his stinking mouth he oz dicompaign himslf I wounder if he's truelly an enconomiest as he claim to when wat we see in hm is a failed crook a lier slanderous Beggar

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