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As Zambians fight themselves politically in the naivety of being political die hards,the real economic enemy only grows stronger

Its shameful to keep seeing so called political party die hards support their political parties like soccer teams defying all reasonable logic when the reality is that politicians are not the main problem. The real Problem is the developed world that pushes African nations to stay under developed through organizations like the IMF. That is the real enemy, and as long as we stay divided on political lines, they are happy, they will keep looting our resources.

The real reason we privatised the mines is because the IMF told us to, or else, they cut “funding”. The International community gave us conditions for HIPC completion point that has played into their favour in the long run. The International community told us to create tax free conditions to allow their Coperations to loot our resources with no returns, our minds have been conditioned to behave like leaches and suck on the so called donor “aid”. When in reality we suck on poison that plunges us deeper in trouble.

We have changed presidents in the passed, and we will keep changing them, but nothing has changed much over the years, and nothing much will change, because all we do is change the face of the puppet we choose to see whilst the problem remains the same.

We have changed presidents in the passed, and we will keep changing them, but nothing has changed much over the years, and nothing much will change, because all we do is change the face of the puppet we choose to see whilst the problem remains the same.

The enemy at hand is very big, and for us to get better, it would have to get worse, an example would be what happened to Zimbabwe before their road to recovery now, or China nearly a century ago. But maybe thats what our politicians are not prepared to do because they are worried about political correctness and about how much backlash they will get from us citizens who are so focused only on what is in front of our eyes as opposed to what is behind them.

We as Zambians need to start uniting against the real enemy, because this unproductive energy people put in politics only benefits the real enemy and leads us deeper and deeper down the dungeon of economic colonisation.

By Niza Phiri (Munali MP aspirant)

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  1. this is true its only upnd supporters who thinks that when ichilema becomes a president then things will change!

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    • Its lack of good leadership! The current leadership leaves much to be desired. We cant wait to have the Visionary HH take charge! This visionless person we have in statehouse is getting us into more and more nkongole!

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    • The day we become self-sufficient and independent, our leaders will end up like Gadafi, our country like Iraq and Afghanistan, and our people in suffering never before experienced.

      The white man says he banished slavery. He lied! Today he demonises the Moslems, but we know better, he has lied! We have lived together in harmony for decades. But the Moslems have shown potential to become independent of them, and so they pay the price. So shall we, should we show potential.

      Write this down for future reference… “The day Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar stop sucking up to the west, they will be turned into Syria.” And with their mouth piece media they shall feed us with the lies that they have fed us since they enslaved us!

      Donald Trump spoke the truth when he said, “70% of the…

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  2. You don’t have a clue, the cartoon should show not the west but the Chinese, as for saying Zims back on the road to recovery what a joke, the place is broke and people are starving. time to wake up and not trust the Chinese, they are the current rapists of our resources and our country

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    • Without the WORLD Food Programme THREE MILLION ZIMBABWEANS would be STARVING!

      Is that the road to recovery?

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  3. Each country has a leadership which should make decisions on behalf of its citizens. World bank or IMF did not decide for us which roads/ Hopsitals/ Universities/ stadia etc to construct, we made those decisions ourselves. Just like we could have decided to use the Eurobonds to invest in Electricity generation and Agriculture to export to the big market in SADC and COMESA and generate money to repay the loans and additional revenue to build infrastructure (roads, Universities, hospitals etc). Why blame the Bank if you misuse the loan they gave you?

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    • a little bit of knowledge is very dangerous. The World Bank and IMF did decide what roads we would construct and which hospitals ,universities to build. In the 1970’s the world bank realised that the colonial roads built in Africa in the 1950’s were deteriorating and would adversely affect access to markets.After a few hiccups road expansion projects were embarked on in the .They offered governments huge loans to construct roads.Our our Levy Mwanawasa approved some loans which only cam into effect many years later.Some projects took 10 years to bring to completion ie from signing the contract to having the road.It wasn’t because we said we wanted a road but becasue there was money available to build the roads as dictated by the Massas.The late Sata had ambitious infrastructure…

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  4. The author of the article has failed lamentably to pin point the real problem that contribute to Black Africa always having economic problems.
    1) Most of Black Africans has a negative mind set and this has contributed largely to poverty in Africa.Unless its them that can deliver others can not do but are just good at supporting them.
    2) Laziness-Most black Africans are lazy to the bone and do not want to take initiative but just wait for hide outs and incongole.
    3) Most Black Africans plan to fail not to succeed.Do not have priorities or have misplaced priorities in short.
    4) Have too much respect for wrong doers whom they praise and too cowards to stand up to the wrong doer.Some body can steal from them and they will keep quite and praise such people,they will never ever take them to…

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  5. In as much as the western world and now China as well are taking advantage of our resources we cannot sit and abdicate our National leadership of any responsibility of the extreme poor leadership being exhibited in Zambia and many a country in Africa. An example in case, its obvious the PF approach of borrowing money everyday is bad for the economy, did IMF force them to keep borrowing?? they did it themselves and it comes down to extreme poor leadership and foresight. We cant keep blaming everybody else and take no responsibility for our own failures. Chiluba, RB, Sata and now EL have been terrible at leading Zambia. What the west and China have seen is this poor leadership and they have taken advantage of it.

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  6. Like HH is a puppet to Anglo-America. he is already owing them choppers he flew all over Zambia.HH kuwayayafye.

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    • Silencer, why does everything have to be about HH? You are so obsessed with him and blame him even when you have constipation shaaa!

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  7. The selling of of the mines was done with HH’S FULL PARTICIPATION HE HAD NO VISION AND DID’NT FORE SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR MINE TODAY.VISIONLESS TONGA BULL

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    • @Silencer let me remind that HH did not sale the mines it is Kafupi(Chiluba)and Bashikulu Ba Sata Katongo Charles Mwango who sold the mines.HH and grandthanton gave the MMD government the best value but they decided to sale them for less and pocketed the kick backs.HH has never worked for Government,so leave out of you dirt tricks.

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    • @ Silencer, you are very dull to think an ordinary citizen who HH was at the time can sell the mines alone without full knowledge of the Govt. Even if you hate someone, be reasonable!

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  8. “The real reason we privatised the mines is because the IMF told us to, or else, they cut “funding”.” THIS CAN’T BE TRUE. The annual production of copper was some 750,000 tonnes under private hands in the sixties only to drop under Zambian hands to less than 300,000 tonnes in the late eighties and the mines were no longer sustainable. Our Zambian mining engineers and geologists told us that the copper ore had been exhausted and the mines should close. It is not the IMF which said this. Kansanshi Mine was closed only to thrive under private hands and were it not for the low copper prices and the ZESCO fiasco annual copper production would have reached a million tonnes. Imagine how wealth the country would have been had Zambian mining engineers successfully run these mines. Is this failure…

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  9. Very sad reality and yet so true.As long as we keep fighting each other,Zambia’s real enemies get stronger. We are not each others enemies.God has blessed us with land and natural resources.Lets work together to develope our land ourselves.If you think investors are here to make our lives better read the history books.Slavery comes disguised in many forms.We are one Zambia,one Nation….Bemba,Tonga,Lozi,Lamba,Lunda ,Luvale,Namwanga etc..we are all one

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  10. It seems you have got eyes but you do not see the poverty levels in our country. Change is inevitable. You can not keep leaders in government who does not care the suffering of the majority Zambians. The Heritage Party will take the Zambians to the promised land. Patriotic Front government have failed. H.H should also concentrate on his businesses rather than committing our nation to unnecessary debts.

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  11. Joseph you are right but I beg to differ when it comes to HH. Miyanda was in MMD as vice president what did he change. What we need is not only an honest visionless president but a vibrant economic manager with practical skills of running an economy in African environment to produce products that we can sale to the west and world over.HH fits in this equation.

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  12. Why to you think they Thomas Sankara was killed?
    His wrote that,
    Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity.
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    You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.
    Read more…

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  13. The problem for our under development is not IMF or world bank but our selves and the type of presidents we vote in office.Our leaders in Africa have too much power which the abuse.They steal money and resources at the expense of the poor and they can not be held accountable because our institutions of Governance are weak.After plundering the economy they run to IMF and world Bank expecting Mana from heaven .Whites don’t condone that just like any other bank you squander your salary and then you run to the bank do you expect the bank to give money without condition worse when you go for Kaloba (Euro Bond or Vulture fund.)Zambians lets woke up you voters card is you weapon.Dont listen to fools ati wako in wako when Lungu is enjoying alone you are suffering.

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  14. Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity.

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  15. YOU ARE THE REAL REASON WHY AFRICA AND ZAMBIA IN PARTICULAR STILL REMAINS ENSLAVED BY THE WEST OR WHICHEVER COUNTRY IS COMING OR WILL COME ON BOARD THE SLAVE MASTER. MR WRITER YOU ARE TOO SHALLOW IN THINKING. DUE TO YOUR REAL KNOWLEDGE DEFICIENCY, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE IN PARLIAMENT ONCE (UNFORTUNATELY) ELECTED AS MP. YOU WILL JUST BE SITTING THERE WAITING TO SIGN OFF ANY PASSED LEGISLATURE. THE TITLE OF YOUR ARTICLE GAVE FALSE HOPE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO TACKLE AND EXPLAIN REAL ISSUES AND OFFER A NUMBER OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. ALAS, YOU HAVE JUST MANAGED TO LEAVE NUMEROUS QUESTION ON WHETHER YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE SET OUT TO DISCUSS.

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  16. If people took the time to digest the mines saga of the 90s, you would understand where i am coming from. Refer to the terms chilubas government was given for him to opt for privatisation. This is exactly what i was referring to in my article, i do agree that we do have certain rotten elements in our circles, but i also understand that when it comes to the toughest decisions this country has made, an effortless reference to journals and documents will show how much we are squeezed into these decisions… And by the developed world i include the Chinese. the I,MF was just a case in point referring to the chiluba administration

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    • Niza, for your library, stock up on ‘Why Nations Fail’ (Robin & Acemoglu), ‘The Economic Hitman’ (Perkins), and ‘Civilization’ (Ferguson). Enough said.

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  17. Can’t we find a suitable position for underfive to contribute effectively to our economy? We can create a big job like National Economic Manager in the Ministry of Finance, no maybe Ministry of Planning is better. I was going to suggest locating the job at State House but realised that we would not get value because they Manager would keep envying what was never meant for him.
    Did you see his paid for statement in the Past News today? If you did then you must agree with me that underfive is not material for national political leader at all, he cannot think at high level no wonder he cannot understand what otehr sat high level say and do. But his words resonate well when you dress him in the title “National Economic Manager”, just see the details e.g. extension officers, FRA food…

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  18. You can hardly understand what underfive has said in that article, unless you are a technocrat yourself. I mean it’s a message which even his supporters will say ‘ …..iihi waambaula mwana mukwesu…mwana mubotu taata…..’ without understanding a single word at all. At least I have figured out what he said, after forcing myself to read the rather boring stuff, suitable for low level dissemination.

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  19. @Joseph, how many times are we going to have change for the reason you are advancing? It is the population that is the problem, not the leadership. Look here – we assign God duty each time we are faced with a problem we can actually solve. We scream blue murder when miners are laid off but refuse to question our leaders about what they are doing to cushion such shocks. Therein, friend, and many more that are the responsibility of the population, lies the real problem. You will change to UPND and then what? You will change from UPND to some new party and then what? We must stop and ask ourselves these questions.

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  20. I pay my Tax every month and whether used for roads, hospitals, dams etc. does not matter much. My concern is that many dodge from paying and as a result the GRZ ends up borrowing the KALOBA. How shall we be independent with so much cheating going on?

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