Ms. Katakula (in black) presents a goat as a token of appreciation to President Nawakwi.
Ms. Katakula (in black) presents a goat as a token of appreciation to President Nawakwi.

FDD President Edith Nawakwi says Zambians are willing to eradicate poverty from their homes through hard work as opposed to getting handouts.

And Anne Katakula one of the latest beneficiaries of the FDD Start-Up Grants Project says politicians seeking to be elected should practically demonstrate what they will do for their people instead of making unattainable promises.

Speaking when she witnessed the delivery of the latest packages of Sun flower, maize and Soya beans seeds to Chibombo District Small Scale farmers, Ms. Nawakwi said the people of Zambia do not want handouts but want to earn their living by working hard.

She explained that she understood the sweetness which is in farming as she is a farmer and that she was educated and became what is today because of tilling the land.

“We as a Party we understand that the only way out of poverty for our rural communities and the country as whole is farming that is why we embarked on this project of helping small scale farmers. We realise that we can not help everyone but we hope to change the lives of the farmers we are helping. We also want to demonstrate that what Zambians need are not handouts but a supportive Government to help them grow enough for food and enough for cash.

“We also want to show the people in this country how we want to run the agriculture sector to move the country from being a copper dependant to an agriculture dependant economy. Zambians in rural communities have never known and will never know the sweetness of copper because mining companies are owned by foreigners. If I was to ask anyone seated at this meeting the color of copper most of you don’t know but we all know what farming can do to our lives,” explained Ms. Nawakwi.

She also noted that instead of putting money in people’s pockets as per their promise the PF has taken all the money to roads and neglected other needy areas such as schools and clinics which are a necessity as children and mothers are walking long distances to go school and clinics respectively.

She said smart governments are no longer building roads but engaging private partners to build and maintain them as roads are a business in this century.

Meanwhile Anne Katakula has called on politicians to add value to the lives of the people the intend to represent and rule as opposed to buying votes with salt and chibuku.

She commended Ms. Nawakwi for changing people’s lives through the grants from the party and that her actions as a leader speaks volumes of what she will do when the people of Zambia entrust her with power next year.

She said women in Chibombo will fully support her and her party further imploring men and women across the country to rally behind the FDD as the party has demonstrated what they will bring to the governance of the country through actions and not promises.

Ms. Nawakwi on Sunday witnessed the distribution of Sun flower, Soya beans and maize seeds as well as other requirements including chemicals for weed control and knapsack sprayers among others to Chibombo District small scale farmers.

Ms. Nawakwi handing over farming inputs in Chibombo.
Ms. Nawakwi handing over farming inputs in Chibombo.
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15 COMMENTS

  1. KiKIKIKIKIKIKI HOW CAN SHE ERAdICATE POVERTY WHILE SHE IS TAKING AWAY GOATS THAT CAN HELP TO COMBAT POVERTY IN ZAMBIA…VERY FUNNY

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  2. Ba nawakwi u started well in your statment but u have gone astry by talking about pf.focus on your small party which i doubt if u can win since 50?1 is for pf and upnd not small childish parties.as if u don’t see development on schools and clinics across the country.just eat that buzi also look for a man to satisfy u sexually.

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  3. Which hard work?? Hard work pa zed only existed in the days of KK. Right now it is a looting and get rich quick mentality. Everyone is always scheming of how to defraud their employers, evade tax, etc, etc

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  4. this is way of enticing voters and sugar coating it as empowering the poor.its not different from buying votes with salt and chibuku by pf as they’ve put it.and if were really willing to end poverty thru hard work do you think we would have been this poor.

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  5. As a token of appreciation for giving us the dual citizenship, I would urge mama Nawakwi to provide the FDD contact details so that we could contribute towards this very important work she is doing in educating and at the same time helping small scale farmers regardless of their political affiliation.

    We the Zambian people in diapora should not just been seen by GRZ to be condemning them everytime but instead should be seen as partners in the development of Zambia. When we condemn PF, its not that we do not like the people as individuals who are managing the country but its because of sometimes due to their luck of foresight coupled with selfishness and stubborness even where they know they could be wrong.

    We the Zambians in diaspora will support any govenment in office but at the…

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  6. Not be afraid to condemn for bad policies and this does not exclude those in the opposition parties.

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  7. What Edith is doing is commendable that has to be implemented in a by partisan manner.
    The person to blame for the Zambian current circumstances is our first Republican President. He took advantage of the uninformed Zambian during his pre. Independence campaigning to outwit his competition in Late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Late Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula who infact where telling Zambian the truth and had a vision for the country through had work ( read Kapwepwe’s). Kaunda crookedly planted a seed of “MAYENDELE and free things for every citizen) plundering the reserves the colonial masters had left.
    The tragedy is that our generation seem to have adopted that culture. And we point fingers at each other and expect politicians to work the magic, in the end get frustrated when our…

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  8. Kaili talefwaya ama handouts.
    On a Serious note,Nawakwi is doing a commendable job,something that has not been done before.this is proper empowerment,God bless this woman,at least she is not dishing out brown envelopes whose contents will end up in bars and tarvens and only for a day.and she is not starting a foundation like some lady in state house who will soon go out with a begging ball to organizations ,
    Nawakwi is hard working and intelligent,you can’t take hat away from her.

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