UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa  addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has promised to revive all dormant industries in Livingstone once voted into power on 11 August.
Mr Hichilema said Livingstone needed to reclaim its position as a Tourism, Textile and Timber industries town in order to create more employment opportunities for the local people.

Addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone on Monday, the UPND leader promised to complete the construction of the bus terminus and the market which he claimed the Patriotic Front (PF) Government had abandoned.

Mr Hichilema who was accompanied by UDF leader Miles Sampa bragged that he was the only leader in Zambia who was able fix the economy because he was an economist who understood the running of national affairs for a developing nation like Zambia.

“Once elected into office on 11 August, I promise to bring back all industries including the Livingstone motor assembly plant, I promise to give loans to all Marketeers and Taxi drivers so that they become their own boss instead of working for someone.

“There is too much hunger in our homes, very few people are educated and that is why as UPND we still insist on free education and reducing the cost of basic commodities, ”Mr Hichilema said.

He said once voted into power, the UPND will only give contracts for transportation of maize to Zambian companies only.

“No foreign company will be awarded contracts to transport maize across the country because we want to empower local transporters and so if there is a company from South Africa,Congo,Zimbabwe or Malawai that is transporting our maize, your days are numbered,” he said.

Mr Hichilema also strongly advised his supporters to reject the referendum alleging that it was meant to help rig the elections for the Patriotic Front.

Meanwhile UPND cardres ran amok after their rally and started beating up PF sympathisers, pulling down PF posters and chitenges in full view of the UPND leader when his motorcade made its way into the central business district of Livingstone town.

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa  addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa  addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa  addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa  addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UDF leader Miles Sampa addressing a rally at Villa Grounds in Livingstone
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  1. Kaponya, there’s much hunger in our homes because you sold all the mines and companies and made yourself rich at the expense of all Zambians. Stop making Utopian promises

    What a charlatan this FO0L!

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    • HH and GBM need to go back to the copperbelt. When PF is in Lusaka, they should be on the CB and when PF is on the CB they should be in lusaka. They need thier Mega rallies to be scheduled on Sunday’s for maximum attendance. HH also needs one more visit to Eastern while GBM and Dr. Mumba need to visit Luapula and Northern one more time. It is a closed deal in UPND strongholds.

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    • The money in your pockets promise was tested, the results are there for all to see.
      Another theory has emerged; perhaps it must also be tested. A theory is no good unless tested. Take the risk, push the boundaries otherwise our pockets will remain as they are.

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    • This is the campaign message you have and we are not surprised at all. HH will prove you wrong on 11 August. We have challenged you to take HH to court if you have tangible evidence, to date you are still yapping of privatization meanwhile your ka useless Edger is the president and has all the powers to fix HH in law courts if indeed HH sold all the mines for personal aggrandizement

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    • I love the fact that people were many and happy. But please dear politicians tell these cadres to stop being irresponsible for their well being. Don’t allow these cadres to be so unsafe on vehicles because a fall may result in injury or fatality.
      Thank you

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    • HH said he will give loans to marketeers. Kikikik but he is condemning Ecl for doing the same. Tell us something new not what Pf is doing. No message indeed for hh to the electorate. Why not just join Pf.

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    • Nonsense! This kind of cheap politics belongs in the dust bin. This loser must up his game

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    • HH MEANS SERIOUS BUSINESS. HE WILL INDEED REVIVE ALL THOSE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN OUR TOURIST CAPITAL. HH HAS GOOD INTENTIONS TO MAKE ZAMBIA A BETTER COUNTRY TO LIVE IN. HH LOVES ZAMBIANS AND WANTS TO MAKE ZAMBIA A COUNTRY FOR ALL ZAMBIANS, DISTRIBUTING OUR RESOURCES TO ALL PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE. WE SHOULD BE UNITED AND MAKE OUR COUNTRY A LOVING AND CARING COUNTRY. WE NEED VISIONARY LEADERS WHO HATE CORRUPTION AND LOVE DEVELOPMENT.

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    • Now this is what we call mammoth rallies. Never in Zambia has HH pulled thousands of people in all areas. This is a white wash for the opposition. However it seems the junior Mugabe seems already defeated. You can see it when he speaks on ZNBCPF news. When people have lost confidence in you no matter how you may try to block opposition coverage the people will still know because they have made up there minds to vote HH in.

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    • Pathetic fool. You were sold a lie and you keep repeating it. How can you be so dull as to believe HH sold the mines.

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    • We will copy and paste the pattern of voting for southern province, why should we vote for HH when tongas don’t vote for us? we can’t accept a situation where nega nega 18,000 and Lungu 0 Hmmmmmmmm olo ni tribalism nifi kwena, chachilamo this time it’s nega nega formula all the way mwana

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    • Let’s try to put this man in State House. He might just bring us the lost hope as a nation.

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    • Listen to this….No foreign company will be awarded contracts to transport maize across the country because we want to empower local transporters and so if there is a company from South Africa,Congo,Zimbabwe or Malawi that is transporting our maize, your days are numbered,” HH said….This is exactly what we have been saying that if you vote for these guys you will see real corruption. This plan is meant to give GBM business in transporting maize.exactly how GBM made money when he was a minister. Zambians if you are serious, dont give power to these two. They are mafias. No poor Zambian company will get business contract from the gvt. All ZESCO and FRA tenders will go to HH and GBM

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    • He will bring back Livingstone Motor Assembly plant, what is a joke of the decade! He has lost all decency and is busy churning out promises that are nothing but pipedreams.

      How will he justify state getting into business when he was in the forefront and one of the major beneficiary of Privatisation!!!!!!!

      For this reason alone, I will vote for a stone, frog or a Swine (Guy Scott) than wasting my votes on a Liar from the outset.

      My votes goes to Edith Nawakwi. It is a waste if I vote for HH or ECL or Kabimba.

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  2. Am sorry for my colleague Egder Lungu and Lawrence Evans. I don’t know how the duo feels about this well attended rally. 11 August, Edger will wet his panties as for Evans hope lies on Edger’s victory to co-opt him as nominated MP. Otherwise I can safely say the pendulum is swinging towards UPND in both presidential and parliamentary

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  3. Its a done deal in 2016.The water melon operation is over.Now we enter gear 5 its OPERATION ANACONDA.PF sela ngataulefwaya twala kuseshe.We shall constrict CB and LSK.

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  4. I see the continued use of military regalia by the UPND in picture three (3). Yet this is something that parties committed themselves not to be using by their cadres. What does this say about UPND?

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  5. The cadres ran amock beating up people and damaging Pf posters in full view of HH. I reckon that is what he told them to do. Kikiki violent party indeed.

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  6. Mr. HH you are making promises that are not attainable. You were part of the privatisation of the industries which eventually went under and now want to turn round and pretend to be the saviour. We can’t trust you with national resources and wait for August 11, the writing is on the wall that you are losing again and dusted to the history of this country.

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    • The truth is HH was a poper before privatisation, him and a few corrupt chaps become stinking rich after privatisation. HH was major shareholder of The sun hotel which he sold without declaring interest!
      this is the truth HH always tries to runaway from, by calling citizens that question him morons!

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  7. HH is just an alternative in theory. He has not said what no one has said, he has not promised the electorate what no other politician has. He is actually running out of political breath! The free education he is talking about is a non starter. We all know what it means and takes to provide education to the masses. There is no political fresh air coming from him and his band!

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  8. HH has my vote provided he promises to rein in GBM’s vindictiveness and boundless thirty for govt contracts (records are there). Let me hear your assurance bwana HH.

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    • @Chalo Nkhanza, HH cannot tell you anything on this one! The only reason GBM,Miles and others run to UPND is their hatred for Edgar and their wish to continue monopolizing govt contracts! Remember that Miles and GBM differed over contracts to transport ZESCO poles and GBM as you have rightly noted monopolized government contracts at Defence and FRA(Transporting Maize). That is HH is complaining and threatening companies transporting maize without adequate facts bcoz they took some business from GBM. That is the culture they want to revive that is why Masebo who lost her job on abuse of office at the Ministry of Tourism has gone to UPND together with Scott who has a similar history. I doubt very much the genuineness of these former PF members now in UPND and their leader!

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  9. HH IS WHAT ZAMBIA HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR OVER THE YEARS. HH IS A DYNAMIC AND VERSATILE LEADER. HH IS A VISIONARY LEADER. HH RESPONDS TO CURRENT AND PREVAILING CHALLENGES. HH MEANS SERIOUS BUSINESS. HE WILL INDEED REVIVE ALL THOSE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN OUR TOURIST CAPITAL. HH HAS GOOD INTENTIONS TO MAKE ZAMBIA A BETTER COUNTRY TO LIVE IN. HH LOVES ZAMBIANS AND WANTS TO MAKE ZAMBIA A COUNTRY FOR ALL ZAMBIANS, DISTRIBUTING OUR RESOURCES TO ALL PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE. WE SHOULD BE UNITED AND MAKE OUR COUNTRY A LOVING AND CARING COUNTRY. WE NEED VISIONARY LEADERS WHO HATE CORRUPTION AND LOVE DEVELOPMENT. COME AUGUST 11, LUNGU IS RECEIVING A 20% VOTE AGGREGATE! VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA ZAMBIA VIVA! VIVA CHANGE VIVA! ZAMBIA FORWARD WITH HH.

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  10. There goes the theorist ka HH, promising everything to a point where no one can believe him. You want to manufacture vehicles and compete with cheaper second Japanese vehicles, my foot! This guy is a dull economist. Livingstone needs a more innovative approach than just mentioning only what was there before. Not everything that was there before is appropriate now. Last time, he was promising free fertiliser for farmers for three years, free education up university, now he has run away from that, by writing a generic 10 point plan. Free education is attainable up to grade 12, beyond that its student loans, not free, okay. His addition now is free plots for Livingstone residents, what a careless chap! he is now a socialist. HH is a crook, petty, dull and a chancer.

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    • @10,Kalaluka, I agree with HH partially on one point,”….very few people are educated…” – that is why he is able to churn out a flurry of unfounded promises and they believe him! You have put it right;assemble cars and sell to who? Yes we need to revive the textile industry but we need to know what led to his collapse? Why is that the Chinese have been reluctant even to revive the Mulungushi textiles that they had always supported on govt to govt basis? How is he going to do that? Does he know the difference between textile and apparel industries? Which one do we need now and why?Free education,free health,free fertilizer but with which money and at the same time continue with infrastructure development? You are VERY RIGHT with describing him!!

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  11. Thank you Lord for giving us HH especially during this time when PF has impoverished and abused us to the limit. Grant him wisdom and strength to guide the nation to the highest limit. Struck all his enemies who do not mean well for the nation at large and we shall live to rejoice as united one Zambia as a christian nation.

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  12. HH should stop campaigning like Donald Trump. “Replace Obama Care with something better….” “Revive dormant industries in Livingstone…”

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  13. Not different from Sata’s utopia promises of more money in your pockets. He is a copycat of Mr Sata (MHSRIEP) message to the gullible electorate of just telling them what they want to hear. Where will money come from to start giving loans to taxi drivers and Marketeers? Unless he will be printing the money. Zambia’s economy is quite small

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  14. Coming from a man who sold the industries, mines. Come on. Livingstone is neutral ground mwana!

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  15. The so called under 5 president, as we have always known, is too much of a challenge to the incumbent regime. He deserves my vote as our country has been so divided by hate speech, wanton abuse of authority, endless borrowing, mediocre leadership, ever-changing policies, and gross corruption, e.g. RDA operations. We are patiently waiting for 11 August to come home and give HH, GBM and the UPND wining team our votes. God bless the nation of Zambia post-elections period.

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  16. Ba Kudos, HH was very young to sell Zambia’s mines when he was less than 26 years old, perhaps younger than you. He had just completed his Chartered Accountants and economist degrees at a very tender age at UNZA. He was just a worker at Thornton Price Coopers who was mandated by MMD government under president Chiluba to see whether mines were viable at that time. Indeed like most parastals like ZCCM, ZCBC, Neic stores all went under due to global industrial modernisation that came with cheap imports and the like. HH was never near the corridors of power. Mapenzi’s blood is on Edgar Lungu’s head and his thugs. Only God will forgive him.

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    • I can guarantee anyone on here that ‘Thornton Price Coopers’ is an invention by one genius called Wina…

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    • The truth is HH was a poper before privatisation, him and a few corrupt chaps become stinking rich after privatisation. HH become a major shareholder of The sun hotel which he sold without declaring interest!
      This is the truth HH always tries to runaway from, by calling citizens that question him morons

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  17. Ati i will give loans to drivers and marketeers. Everything is copy and paste. Soon will hear him saying vote for ECL as copy and paste. No original ideas. Kalusa at his best and GBM is coming to take over UPND soon and very soon.

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  18. PF HAS LOST TRUST. EVEN IF YOU BEAT PEOPLE AND NO ARRESTS, ALL THINGS WILL TURN ROUND ON THE AUG 1, 2016. GOD HAS HEARD THE CRIES AND SUFFERINGS OF ZAMBIANS.

    NALILA PAFULA, TEFYO TWALI MU MMD. ALA UBULIMI BWALI BWINO LILYA LELO CHAPONA LUNGU APONYE KWACHA NO BUNGA BWALUNDWA.

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  19. Zambia is one of the richest countries on earth.
    With real proper prudent management of GRZ and a drive to cutting imports to be replaced by local goods we can do all those things mentioned by HH.
    The people used of mediocrity and failure say it can not be done while our resources are being wasted, the UPND say it can be done

    God bless Zambia.

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  20. HH thinks he is God who has all the answers to our problems. hh is promising more than the 90 days of late president Sata. The people who attend these rallies should think if all these promises hh is making are possible. This guy is overselling himself, how possible is it to employ everyone, give free education, etc, there was free education in KK’s days because the population was small compared to now. With mmembe not paying taxes, I don’t know how it will happen otherwise you Zambians will end up paying more taxes.

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  21. am tired of listening to ba HH,nothing new comes out of his mouth. He does not convince me at all..

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  22. I really dont understand us Zambians……yes he might have benefited and yes wrong might have been done, but when one realises what they did was wrong and they have the capacity to reactify it, whay are we having it difficulty to comprehend that and allow him to rebuild what we claim he destroyed….same goes in marriage, relationaship and in business….go for it HH….we need to find solutions that we ourselves can be accountable for. We quick and blind that not all have resources to correct such and HH seem to take that risk. Zambia needs such men and women to take such challenges for the sake of our children….Lets vote for good governance, good strategies and not who should be president. Look at Africa at large what have we learnt about leadership

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    • “…but when one realises what they did was wrong and they have the capacity to reactify (sic) it…”

      My brother @Zero Boyz, are you here trying to confirm some wrong that HH did..?

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  23. I really dont understand us Zambians……yes he might have benefited and yes wrong might have been done, but when one realises what they did was wrong and they have the capacity to rectify it, why are we having it difficulty to comprehend that and allow him to rebuild what we claim he destroyed….same goes in marriage, relationship and in business….go for it HH….we need to find solutions that we ourselves can be accountable for. We quick and blind that not all have resources to correct such and HH seem to take that risk. Zambia needs such men and women to take such challenges for the sake of our children….Lets vote for good governance, good strategies and not who should be president. Look at Africa at large what have we learnt about leadership

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  24. Zambia needs an economist as president full stop. This time HH will go for full throttle. HH will arrest all illegal ministers drawing government funds. Arrest Edgar Lungu for corruption and killing Mapenzi in cold blood and arrest Kambwili for massive corruption he has acquired. Viva HH

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  25. The government of MMD under Chiluba sold the mines and not HH. HH gave them his expertise and govt had also had their experts so who was the main player? The Govt. Leave HH alone

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  26. Mr real, you are in your dreamland. Did you see Chawama or Kanyama rallies in Lusaka and these areas in Southern province? Despite intimidation from PF, people still went to attend UPND rallies. HH 2016

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  27. Kabolala HH, you are going into political retirement on 11 August 2016. You think Zambians are so foolish that they have forgotten that you were the main player in the sale of parastatal companies at popcorn prices. In other instances, you completely killed some companies, while you smiled your way to the bank as liquidator. This time around Eastern, Muchinga, Northern and Luapula Provinces, will vote the way Southern , Western and North Western Provinces, voted in the presidential by-election of January 2015. That is when you will know that regional (or block) voting is bad. As for Central province, voting has always been 50/50 for PF and the opposition. So, Copperbelt Lusaka and Northern Provinces will decide this year’s vote, period.

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  28. Ba miles, you might as well put red regalia and join upnd, what has happened to the yellow cap, UDF is a non starter. What has hh promised you, that you will be a minster if he forms government, you be disappointed my friend.

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  29. PF votes in Luapula, Eastern and Muchinga Provinces, will effectively cancel out the UPND’s votes from Southern, Western and North Western Provinces. Votes in Central Province will be shared equally by the PF and UPND. In Lusaka, Copperbelt-Urban and Northern Provinces, the PF will emerge victorious. Copperbelt-Rural (Lamba Land) will be shared equally between the PF and the UPND. Thus, the PF is expected to garner between 54% and 64% of the votes. Watch this space!

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    • Kalusa has no market in other provinces but SP. The voting pattern in SP won’t gonna change anytime sooner thus I know how not to give Hetch Hetch my vote.

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  30. UPND supporters have votes in their hearts so Fuehrer stop day dreaming that PF will win just because you see them dancing to Dununa reverse. HH 2016

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  31. HH goes ballistic each time he is asked how he got rich. I hope Costa Mwansa will ask him that question on the debate so that we know and stop speculating.

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    • You need to hope that ECL will answer how he amassed USD 2.3mil in 18 months.
      At least for HH you already have part of the answer = it was through Privatization. But we know nothing about ECL`s USD 2.3mil, why are you not raising that question too, if at least you want to be objective?

      Stop yapping on things you have no proof on, or you are just exposing your……..

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  32. “….he was the only leader in Zambia who was able fix the economy because he was an economist..” – such talk sounds like Donald Trump- “I am the one and only person that can fix the problems the USA is facing”. We need some one with demonstrated team work with trust in others not this simplistic know it all approach. No wonder he never runs out of promises!

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    • Will this scheme benefit all freemasons? Guys don’t take advantage of the poor zedians, go to hell with your satanic practices!!!!

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  33. Civil Servants always remember 2 years WAGE freeze.
    Youths always remember 2 years of EMPLOYMENT freeze.
    next will be 4 years wage freeze and 4 years employment freeze

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  34. Trucks from Monze ferried the crowd to Livingstone! Only those in State House can revitalise industries in Livingstone! Oh! Sorry maybe the man meant that he will invest in Livingstone using the money he got when he sold Zambia!

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  35. HH no doubt is one of the architects of poverty and joblessness on the C/Belt and Livingstone due to his selfish handling of privatisation. Who do you want to cheat ? Maybe your fellow cattle herders in Southern pa Kopala forget !

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  36. HH maybe if you try to listen and respond to people in a timely and fashionably matter you would do well and most will support you. You are not good at responding and come across as arrogant. Check your social media and see whom you have responded to asking you meaningful questions or thoughts about certain industries or sectors. You cannot know everything and that is why people collaborate. Someone may know a thing or two about a sector and they can help. But you are so closed minded at times that it clouds your judgement. There are people with degree’s HH who know more than the people you have on your team. Being a “team member helps!

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  37. You made money out of poor Zambians, you will be caged one of these days. You can not fool Zambians.

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  38. Definitely wishful thinking. Highly theoretical; pure fantasy and extremely misleading. Iwe businessman, our country has witnessed unprecedented influx of foreign supermarkets instituted by foreign businessmen while you our local businessmen, have nothing formal to point at. It is shocking that you should stand on the political podium and lie between your teeth. Pathologic liar.

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  39. Violence, intimidation, loss, bitterness, arrogance, hate, evil, envy and jealous is the hallmark of UPNDestruction. Imagine the entire UPNDown stooge openly discrediting and deviously misconstruing the purpose of the referendum the nation. This guy, Hetch Hetch, is the most unpatriotic, dangerous, spooky, weird and careless presidential candidates Zambia has ever witnessed. This stooge enjoys the sight of violence.

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  40. HH is gonna redeem us, period. Zambians will live like Americans. The minds of Zambians in 2015 compared to 2016 are very different. Be alert. People have senses, I am telling you the truth. NO DOUBT, JUST FORWARD.

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  41. @Kyubai There is no question in HH doing well. What we Zambians are concerned with are the people he has attached himself with. The same political rot we all despised and complained about when they were in PF are the ones who casually took a stroll and found themselves in UPND. They hated HH then, called him names and now are buddies. When HH speaks of economic development and the future he has for Zambia yet look at whom he has as eligible MP’s or his right hand man. What is GBM’s daughter going to bring to the table with her long track record of ub.uule with a Congolese man when she was a diplomat? We don’t want people just sitting and getting paid while real people with masters, bachelors to real PhD’s just waste away. This is why many are doubting HH. And this is why HH has to…

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  42. @Kyubai
    And this is why HH has to justify why he is giving these people jobs. It’s that simple.

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  43. HH, how do you say will finish the Bus Terminus and the Market which you have been condemning. Left and Right you have been condemning Infrastructure development, So, what has Changed?

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