5 out of 9 candidates participated in the presidential  debates moderated by Muvi TV's Costa Mwansa
5 out of 9 candidates participated in the presidential debates moderated by Muvi TV’s Costa Mwansa

Green Party President Green Sinkamba, FDD’s Edith Nawakwi and Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND were the stand out performers at Thursday evening’s final presidential debate.

The debate which was broadcast live on Muvi TV and across 16 other radio stations dotted around the country was held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.

Out of the nine candidates contesting next Thursday’s election, five candidates turned up and used the debate to explain to the nation their respective visions and plans for the country.

PF candidate and incumbent Head of State Edgar Lungu shunned the event while UNIP’s Tilyenji Kaunda said he was caught up in campaigns and People’s Alliance for Change candidate Andyford Banda and Democratic Alliance’s Maxwell Mwamba opted out.

But the evening clearly belonged to Green Party candidate Peter Sinkamba, Edith Nawakwi of the FDD and UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema who took the advantage and delivered strong statements on how they will transform the country.

Rainbow Party candidate Wynter Kabimba and United Progressive Party President Dr Savior Chishimba also featured and spoke passionately about empowering local people through socialism and the transformation of councils into counties respectively.

Moderated by Muvi TV’s Costa Mwansa, the candidates were asked specific themed questions around agriculture, energy, jobs, governance, economy and water and sanitation and a general question on why the thought they were the best to lead Zambia.

On agriculture, the Green Party’s marijuana agenda and the manner of Mr Sinkamba’s delivery kept a fully packed audience cheering as he kept making a case on why Zambia should abandon its over dependence on Maize and adopt high value crops such as Marijuana.

“Zambia just needs only 500 Metric Tons of Maize for eating, we don’t need to finance the 3M Metric Tons of Maize, we are wasting people’s time and money. This nonsense of Maize has to stop, small scale farmers have been doing Maize for years and they are still in poverty. Let’s abandon this and adopt marijuana farming for medicinal purposes,” Mr Sinkamba said as the audience cheered.

He added. “If you want to be rich, vote for Green Party, I am the only one who has come with a bag of US36 billion. This is the money we will realise from the marijuana crop which we will use to develop the country. The US$5 billion we make each year from mining should be petty cash.”

Mr Sinkamba said the biggest problem facing Zambia today is that the country is broke and cannot finance its own develop.
FDD’s Edith Nawakwi said the country’s over dependence on copper has hindered development saying voting for the FDD will mean totally transform on how development is delivered.

On the rule of law, Mrs Nawakwi said the current constitution vested too much powers in the Office of the President which makes even good people corrupt once they step into State House.

“How many times have we heard the President wake up one morning and shout that he will put a road here and there with no regard to planning and the fiscal situation, he is doing that because the constitution gives him such powers, under the FDD when we form government next week, that will change,” Mrs Nawakwi said.

“Our constitution is so bad that even If Jesus came down on this earth today, with the current constitution, he will be corrupt in two hours. It doesn’t matter how many anti-corruption buildings you put up, an over centralised system will have loopholes” she said.

UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema used the occasion to address insinuations that he benefitted from the privatisation of state owned companies under the MMD government and stated that the story of having personally benefited from the privatisation exercise was a broken record.
Mr Hichilema who spoke at lengths on how the UPND’s 10-point plan touches on key development challenges facing Zambia said the country is where it is today because of voting for people with no vision.

“It appears Zambians have become accustomed to low levels of service delivery and such their expectations have come down. You need a clear plan and vision, that is what the UPND is offering and that is what distinguishes us,” Mr Hichilema said.

Mr Hichilema reiterated that it is worrying that some Zambians sometimes underplay the importance of skills in running public affairs.
“If your child is sick you take the child to the doctor, if your car is broken, you take your car to the garage and if your economy is broken, you take it to an Economic Manager to have it fixed,” he said.

But Mrs Nawakwi responded in a clear low blow that, “If your car is broken and you take it to the mechanic, sometimes the mechanic might not have the right spare parts.”

UPPD’s Savior Chishimba promised to disband statutory bodies such as the Road Development Agency saying the RDA is now a nursery for corruption.

“We will disband these structures that just make it easier to breed corruption. RDA will go, FRA will be replaced with the Crop Marketing Authority whose role will be simply to buy the crop for strategic purpose,” he said.

One of the biggest statements from Rainbow Party President Wynter Kabimba was that under the Rainbow administration, Ministers will not be allowed to receive presents because that’s nursery and fertilizer of corruption.

Part of the audience at the presidential debate
Part of the audience at the presidential debate
HH stresses a point at the presidential debate
HH stresses a point at the presidential debate
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166 COMMENTS

  1. Kaponya (HH) Kalusa was just licking his lips like a serpent. The bankam has no idea how Government works. He’s just a waste of sperm

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    • Myopic cannibalist UPND minions continue to pray to this pagan fake Kaponya economist and they think the whole nation is blind.

      You will vote for him alone you retarded blind bats.

      And meanwhile stop sitting on ECZ trucks or else the State police will be left with no option but to gun you down like the filthy rats you are.

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    • Check out the seating arrangements, this Mwansa wanted ECL to be next to HH, mmmm was HH not going to slap ECL? This guy guy had a bad motive

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    • It has also emerged that Kaponya (HH) is bonking Fred Mmembe. Ailing Boer thug Gay Scott is now bonking GBM.

      Zambians beware of the dirty diseases these UPND gay people are spreading at the rallies. They have diseases of all sorts from those rotten battocks.

      Reject (HH) 100 reasons
      Visit: https : // fb. zambiasentinel. com /fbreason/public/list-reasons

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    • Kudos , it seems YOUR BOSS HAS HAD SO MUCH DIARRHEA FEARING UPND, he couldn’t come to the DEBATES, YOU SEEM TO HAVE BEEN HELD UP WIPING HIS ALMIGHTY A,.R,S.E – Hope you cleaned it well, we need him to be smelling fresh when handing over the INSTRUMENTS OF POWER!!!

      Vote WISELY 11/8/2016!! Vote ZAMBIA FORWARD!! VOTE UPND FOR A REFRESHING RENAISSANCE!!

      #MURDERERCHAGWAMUSTFALL!! #PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you

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    • During the debate HH said ……our expectations in the country are so low that we praise poor delivery and believe it’s the best ….. Kudos and friends epitomize this statement

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    • @ KUDOS. The insult of “He’s just a waste of sperm” was copied from Ugandans insult on Lungu your small god. Remember when he went & made a styopet comment that the opposition Kizza Besigye should just accept the rigged election result. Other insults given to Lungu include:-

      “TAKE your 1diocy back to Zambia you stup1d drunkard”

      “Such a donkey which has come to be grazed in Uganda”

      No zambian president has ever been insulted in a foreign country like Alungu. The presidency has been reduced to tavern levels

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    • Clearly Kudos you’ve been thinking about HH for the past year, on daily basis. It’s clear you like the guy, if you weren’t concerned about him, you wouldn’t be talking about him everyday. I wonder what your reaction would be if he shook your hand & smiled at you!

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    • WHY SHOULD A ZAMBIAN VOTE FOR SOMEONE WITH NO GUTS TO APPEAR ON THIS PLATFORM TO SELL HIS VISION TO THE ELECTORATES? HIS ABSENCE SIMPLY MEANS MEDIOCRE AND NO VISION, NO AGENDA FOR THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. EDGAR LUNGU IS SIMPLY A TIME WASTER AND A SPACE FILLER IN OUR POLITICS. HE COMPLETELY HAS NO VALUE TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. VOTE HH NEXT THURSDAY. VOTE FOR UPND AND ZAMBIA FORWARD.

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    • Again the Lazy Reckless Bum Edgar cowered out and this bum is supposed to be a lawyer…really laughable no wonder he was banned by LAZ. As for those who attended a massive plus for them and I hope their are rewarded.
      The Green Party is on to something, its ironic that the person speaking sense is normally silenced by brainwashed loudmouths like they are when it comes to religion…marijuana is a very powerful herb and its juice is proven to fight off cancer – do we have to wait for the West to start selling to us in capsules and bottles before we can approve.
      Wake up!!!

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    • The three has one thing in common. Repeated losers in national elections. Lungu does not belong to that group. We had the PF Veep explaining g same issues on ZNBC.

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    • It is very clear that Lungu cannot be part of the presidential debate, and the reason is very simple; he has moderate to severe mental retardation. Therefore, he is not capable of some degree of communication and performance of tasks such as analyzing an evaluating national issues.

      He has missed an opportunity to debate as a way for the public to get to know him and his position, as well as highlight his proposed policies if he has any. He has missed an opportunity to deliver their message on a massive public stage that provides an opportunity for committed and undecided voters to get to know him on an in depth level.

      Zambians want to know both his personality and his stance on national issues but he is hibernating in Eastern province bonking prostitutes and wetting his throat…

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    • Muvi TV are backwards, why arrange the podiums in order of their preferences? They should have lineup candidates as per ballot paper order.

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    • PF absent because it has no vision or plan on how to pay back the USD9billion. Who borrows at such a rate and still expects to survive. It has to take PF to bring Zambia back to the Highly Poor Indebted Country status within the 90days theory. Whatever, hypothesis one uses to prove the PF is a bad party with bad economic policies the conclusion will be the same. PF=Poverty=violence=job loses=deceit=no vision part=everything negative=corruption.

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    • People with a negative mindset will never appreciate a brilliant one. HH is far better and morally stronger than Chakolwa. Chakolwa woke up with a hangover and found himself head of state. He even confessed that he had no vision. Babululu bake can vote for him But not SOBER minded Zambians who care for this nation. Chagwa AZAGWA

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    • HH should try out this marijuana thing should he take over….lets say for a start, start up with 10 commercial farmers in each province and see how it fairs. And if I were the president, i would appoint the dobo passionate man himself to lead the project. This is the easiest way to diversifying the economy. Weed is easy and fast to grow and you do not need the expensive fertiliser, this could be a plus to stamping out poverty among the local people.

      Please could someone take Sikamba seriously…dobo is excessively popular in the western world and it is very expensive so i hear…..we would be making millions venturing into this sector!! Sikamba is right, this is the easiest way to beating poverty in Zambia especially among the rural populous!!

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    • Seriously speaking, Who has ever seen EL articulate his vision or just tell the nation what he wants to do for the country.
      I do not think i am the only one who has never seen him speak, if i am wrong may the PF supporters here upload a clip or anything showing EL articulating issues of what he wants to do.
      Every leader has his style and vision, Look at Mrs. T. May of the UK, she came in and now she has abandoned most of David Cameroon’s ideas and policies to forge her own policies but as for Zambia, we do not even know if the country is going or sinking, Just shows why Zambia is a failed state, A country with a leader who has no clue as to where he is taking over 13 million people, All he knows is dancing, cry my beloved country.At time i even think that KK was better because he had a…

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    • @Zezemba
      The moment you call it dobo people conjure up images of smokers….what he is talking about is the medicinal properties of the herb. I take it you have not heard of hemp protein or hemp oil?

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    • Opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has expressed disappointed with President Edgar Lungu decision to snub a Live MUVI TV debate ahead of Next week’s General elections.
      Mr Sinkamba says the move is regrettable as the President’s refusal to interact with other presidential candidates through live TV debates is a serious sign of leadership failure and potentially fuelling election tension in the country.

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    • @Mr. Kudos, fu.ck you sir, or madam, or whatever you are, for I don’t really care whether you are male, female or a hermaphrodite!

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    • @Zezemba – I was thinking the same thing. Mr Sinkamba has done a lot of research on this issue. Let him lead a few farmers in this project and see how it does. We could be sitting on a money maker for the country. In some of the States in the US, medicinal marijuana has been legalised. There is a market out there, we just need to explore it.

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    • #Kudos People yesterday thought you were dead but I told them this tea car ra is just too brock and after I sent you a MTN recharge number now you are back.

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    • Lungu chickened out again! What a shame of a president. I believe he would have collapsed given the duration candidates stood to present. Alcohol has consumed his strength and brains to allow him articulate any sensible issues to the public. Even if HH wasnt there I can go for Nawakwi not this coward.

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    • This @Kudos has really struggled to make his case but with 92 dislikes against 59 likes KAYA!!!!

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    • Ba Lungu never participated? This candidate is a very weak one. This is dangerous, his going to go, am afraid. He may be relying on some other means.

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    • His Excellency Sinkamba with Edith as his running mate is the best. Vote for Sinkamba or Edith for a real change. Rest are waste of time.

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  2. In fact many have complained that this F0OL is ever ready to attend debates yet when the Nation gathers for national prayers he stays away. This man can bring demonism to Zambia.

    It was wise for our Great Leader, His Excellency ECL to stay away from this rabbish debate for Under 5 Pussiys.

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    • Hahaha…….chakolwa was too drunk and was afraid to explain where he got $2.3 million in 1 year…….hahaha

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    • Even white people attended, they took those debates
      Seriously? They expected to see how Edgar has lost weight again?

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    • National prayers organized by Christians for Lungu. That is dununa reverse. Christians are for Jesus and not a human being. What a shame, you call that political scheming holy.

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    • Nostradamus, you worship the whites but I don’t. In Europe no one would dare say even the blacks were present because they think a blackman does not think. They came just to hear the loopholes in each. if you don’t kno how they have no respect for blacks, ask Guy Scott.

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    • @Observer most Africans suffer from serious inferiority complexes. School and religion teach them to adore the white man as he is said to be cleverer and more closer to god than Africans. Our school system needs a drastic change for Africans to be liberated from the inferiority complex

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    • Please educate him …this is what happens to your kids when you hang picture of White Jesus in the sitting room as your saviour. This mental slavery is killing our people!!

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    • If you think your Edgar is better than those other candidates, then I can tell that Zambia has no leaders left, they all might have died. I prefer to bankrupt and close-down that PF government than continue with current cabinet.

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    • Nostradamus the white people worshipper. Hallujah to the whites!!! I am sure if Scott appointed M’Membe to rule you would say the gods have shone upon mother Zambia. Sometimes it is better to say nothing at all Nostradamus. My opinion of course!

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  3. Edith has more experience than the rest who appeared on the debate platform.
    Hence she bases her analysis on practical experience in the governance of this country having served in different portfolios.

    Unlike HH who does not know how a government works coz he has never served in government before.

    He is a Hallucinating Hunter (HH)

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    • Lol! Yes, the experience of stealing – we still remember Carlington Maize scandal which Edith Masterminded and the Zambian people lost alot of money!!

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    • Edith has experience but Zambia went through one of the waste times during her time in government. In short she’s not presidential material. The mines were sold when she was in government. She should in fact be the right person to tell us how they looted money from the sale of mines or what went wrong. She knows better and people should leave HH alone. I once watched Nawakwi explaining what they did with the mines in a documentary about Zambian mines privatization.

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  4. 1.So zambia doesnt have any non-partizan host than costa mwansa? We all know muvi tv agenda.
    2. If one did not benefit from privatisation, how come he aquired many shares in the companies he himself privatizd?
    3. Listening to the crap one would know yhat others knew of the questions they were going to be asked. I want costa to deny this.

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    • ECL is in the equalizer provinces (eastern and muchinga= southern province). Besides no need to debate with anger and hate infested people, he can collapse. Lol

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  5. And this is the Wankar all UPND pagans have been worshipping? To them this simple, filthy crook is the father of economics? The FO0L knows nothing. Kaponya.

    The crook is not even leadership material. He can’t tame his cows. He can’t control GBM. His oxen are all over the place sitting on ECZ logistics trucks.

    ECZ has been transparent by giving you stakeholders the delivery dates for trucks, ballot papers and all materials.

    You decide to use that information to hijack ECZ trucks? In 2021 we won’t inform you of these logistics. Things will be very different after August 11. There will be no more stupiidity and lawlessness. Stupiid rats

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    • And this why we always advise his disciples that HH is just an empty tin. He has failed to fine tune his political messages for Zambians and his regional party besides being in opposition for over ten years. He has remind shallow and he has become a broken record of himself. He was a big loser of the night cause Edith and Peter were not his match.

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    • Kudos and Lungu are worried HH is a pain in their flesh. He isn’t going anywhere. You may want to tell your people by responding to HH’s issues raised otherwise he may knock you down.

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  6. @Kudos, uli tole sana tomba noko cikala cobe. HH was not the only participant in that debate, why single him out from the rest ? Is this the only platform where you are free to sell your folly and hatred ? Cikala I’ ll start trailing you until I finish you off.

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    • Single HH out because he debated like a grade seven kid. If anyone was looking forward to this debate to decide who to vote for, then either Sinkamba or Nawakwi will get their vote. Mr. HH came third in that debate and did not shine, he was simply average.

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    • And this why we always advise his disciples that HH is just an empty tin. He has failed to fine tune his political messages for Zambians and his regional party besides being in opposition for over ten years. He has remind shallow and he has become a broken record of himself. He was a big loser of the night cause Edith and Peter were not his match.

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    • hahahaha, ati HH is an empty tin. Lungu does not even have the substance to make any tin-like noises. Your ka coward runs away from debate and you dunderheads are dissing someone who actually was at the debate?? PF cadres, supporters and members all share the same tiny brain administered by Frank Bwalya. 🙂

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    • What do you expect from empty tins like pf cadres. they are just like anyone else in pf all cowards.

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  7. You are just idi0ts! HH is the right man lead the nation. How can he attend prayers organized by serpents?

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    • All you PF goons are justing yapping without facts single aout points with statistics showing how HH failed.HH spoke with facts ,figures explaining why PF has failed.Lets debate not insults and Kalijo.HH was the best and spoke like a president.Muvi is widely viewed than ZNBC carry out research.HH got votes from the middle class and the rich who can not come for rallies.Muvi was live the entire country,meaning HH was live the whole country while Lungu was sleeping in petauke.

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  8. So the drunkard now living in State House was too full of Jamesoni and forgot to attend the debate?

    Or was he just too busy spending the K 23,000,000 of stolen Zambian taxpayers money on a drinking party?

    Maybe he just could not think of anything to say? Too vision less?

    Or just plain scared to answer questions?

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  9. You are just idi0ts! HH is the right man lead the nation. How can he attend prayers organized by serpents? He is above such mediocrity.

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    • HH above mediocrity but appoints a foul mouthed overweight violent thug as his running mate!

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  10. By snubbing the Presidential Debate Lungu voted himself out of State House. Lungu has shown that he is arrogant and has no respect for Zambians. Lungu thinks that whether we vote for him or not he will continue to be President of Zambia.How can a right thinking Zambian voter re-elect a President who cannot justify his performance record? How can we vote for Lungu when he says he has no Vision and therefore does not know how to fix the broken economy? How can we vote for a thief who has stolen $2.7million in 15 months?Clearly Zambians have the last chance to get rid of the corrupt, violent, visionless and clueless Lungu regime . Lets vote for HH & UPND for change . We must remember that without a vision people perish and with a vision people prosper. Lets prosper with HH as our new…

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    • Indeed Lungu has no vision and thats why he shuns such important national matters. How can one explain what he does not know and does not have? On a serious note Zambians should be serious in selecting National leaders. Lungu is not fit to be called republican president!

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    • Unfortunately thats not the case in Zambia…people in Lundazi or Sinda dont have a tv set or Muvi tv…rural Zambia needs educating!!

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  11. If I had the opportunity to debate I would focus on 3 key things: “Service Industry” – provides thousands of jobs in transportation, education, health care, construction, banking, communication, retail services, tourism and government. “Manufacturing Industry” – make products to sell in Zambia and around the world. This would include paper, high technology equipment, aerospace technology, automobiles, machinery, food, clothing and many other goods. “Natural Resources Industry” – include forestry, fishing, agriculture, mining and energy. For those things we don’t have access to like high technology equipment and aerospace technology, this is where the power of knowledge and skill transfer to support these industries comes in from developed nations. Look at how Ethiopia has…

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  12. Look at how Ethiopia has positioned human resource development in their 15 year growth plan dubbed Vision 2025. Ethiopian Aviation Academy is a pioneer aviation training center in Africa. Ethiopia has served the demand for skilled aviation professionals over the past 5 decades. The academy has been the backbone of Ethiopian airlines by producing highly trained, qualified and dedicated workforce. Where in Zambia the Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa denied the opportunity for Zambian tourism management degree graduates willing to come from North America and Switzerland to come and contribute to the tourism sector. Knowledge can be an indispensable asset for creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in the tourism industry. Vote wisely because we all want a better Zambia for every…

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  13. The example of taking a car to a mechanic is good – its not to a bush mechanic. Same, u can’t give an economy to an inexperienced crook, who only proximity to a Govt job was to steal state companies & enrich himself.

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    • As we are talking right now the best economists in Zambia are in the govt and HH is not one of them. There are PHD holders in govt. HH just has 1st degree.That may explain why he could not tick

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  14. Vote wisely because we all want a better Zambia for every Zambian. I doubt President Edgar Changwa Lungu can even come up with such a strategy. With all that has transpired, the deaths, corruption, the threatening of voters, killing of innocent civilians, tear gassing children, women and grand parents to some ending up in hospital, killing of policemen while on duty, releasing convicts, pardoning rapists, abuse of office to chartering a private jet and not paying civilians salaries on time, it’s safe to say PF can now retire. We are ready and hyped to start building the nation. One Zambia! One Nation!! As it should be!

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    • Those with PHD in economics how many are pragmatic and have made money like HH in Zambia through this Zambian hash economic conditions.HH is the best ,he not just an economist but a practicing one.

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  15. Zambian foo…ls how do elect ka lun…u who can’t articulate and debate on national issues? You should have watched the BBC labour debating…and this was only within the labour party to vote for the right candidate to lead the party for the next general elections.
    Awe mwe we Zambians have problems we will never solve..ni poverty and corruption our way of life

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  16. Edgar Chagwa Lungu avoided the debate coz he’s no vision,no dynamic ideas and doesn’t have answers for tough questions.A coward of accountability.

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  17. Edith Nawakwi had alot of valid points. Overall she had the upper hand in that debate. HH as always; the usual songs his been singing. NOTE: In 2011 Sata & RB did not attend those debates and came out 1 and 2 respectively. And those that attended got lower votes. know why..? Not everyone has access to TV or Radio to listen to that debate. Sata & RB knew that they needed to go in the outskirts where the majority voters are. I think that’s what ECL is probably doing as well.

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    • People as far away as ’10 miles’ did not even know that this ‘Presidential’ debate was taking place…

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  18. Mr kudos, why are you so bitter? Why did your candidate stay away? Don’t you think it was better for him to attend and debate the nawakwiz?

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  19. And you think others are not going in the outskirts. Just attending this shot debate and continue with campaigns is something not difficult to do. He just chickened out.

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  20. UPND zealots, from the debate last night, then we are voting for the best that is Nawakwi, she beat your enexperienced HH. So leave President Lungu out of comparisons. Compare your ka god HH to Nawakwi and Sinkamba, who both outshinned him. You Tongas, you will cry next week, as Lungu gets sworn in for his own term. Look at how Julius Malema has lost in SA local government elections after posing with so called HUGE RALLIES, bigger than the so called mammoth rallies by Your UPND.

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    • Just accept that Lungu cannot articulate issues and has no plans for mother Zambia other than looting the national coffers.

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  21. I have come to the conclusion that people like Kudos have the right to support ECL as their choice for president. However, their lack of sensible arguments coupled by incessant invectives against HH simply leaves me in shock that we have people who wake up in the morning to spew such bile. I don’t think Kudos et al insults are doing ECL any favors but I can safely say that his chickening in yesterday’s debate was an indictment on his inability to lead Zambia to greaterh heights. How, in God’s name, does one fear to face the people he wishes to lead. I believe ECL lost sone undecided voters by his absence. BTW I am no supporter of HH but he came out quite presidential yesterday and I shall give him my vote. That’s all.

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    • Define ‘coming out presidential’. By the way, ECL did not ‘chicken out’ because he had indicated earlier that HE WOULD NOT ATTEND and this was common knowledge…Also, please check out Nawakwi’s rebuttal of the ‘taking a broken car to a mechanic’ theory. It is on point…

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    • The economic challenges we are facing as a country can’t be resolved by prayer alone. Lungu’s supporters ought to know that faith without good works is nothing. I am happy our opposition leaders brought out a number of practical solutions to Zambias economic problems in last nights presidential debates. I will vote for HH too cos he sounds presidential. I am also for the view that the man is able to tap good ideas from progressive people unlike Lungu who has sold his soul to thuggery.

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  22. Lungu is too senior to waste his time with the useless debate. The debate was purely for the opposition political parties

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    • Lazy Lungu would rather stand in rural Zambia and lie to them that if PF has no MP in the area development will cease…the man is too dull.

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  23. Muvi TV should stop this American nonsense, Zambia is not America. These candidates don’t have to be paraded at Mulungushi, they need to be i Marapodi, Chazanga, or Chimwemwe, not at Mulungushi watching white people who don’t vote. It is in America where people vote according t the TV, where in Africa do they do this? Muvi, please stop this nonsense!

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    • Also stop using a computer, and while you are discarding western traits go back to wearing skins.

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    • Spaka like ilo you are one of those africans who went to school to be blinded about africa. You are duped into believing a computer (in other words technology) is western. It isnt. The west has been admittedly a better market for all kinds of ideas. The west has been receptive(or liberal) to all ideas. That’s how computers and plenty other technology were invented. Not a single person or race invented it. Your wanting to associate backwardness with Africa and progress with the west shows you went to school to be brainwashed

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    • Naimwe a phiri

      What has Africa invented ? Even the language you are communicating in if not african.

      Stop trying to be a mugabe and just embrace the west , their civilisation won as a standard for the world to follow.

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    • @Spaka keep your inferiority complex to yourself and your family. Phiri is saying the West because of its liberal policies allowed an atmosphere in which they could use or claim other people’s inventions. Most inventions you attribute to the west are not theirs. If only you could escape your mental imprisonment you would discover that blacks have invented: carbon filament invented by lewis Latimer 1948-1928. Heart pacemaker invented by Otis Boykin 1920-1982. Multiplex telegraph invented by Granville Woods 1856-1910. Uganda has just come up with the first solar powered bus. I don’t wanna spoon feed you. Do your own research and emancipate yourself from mental slavery. To help you ho to: https://www.buzzfeed.com › things-that-

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    • You Spaka also needs to visit countries like Eritrea and Mali where you will find indigenous African architecture. You will also find a culture of pyramid building in Sudan Ethiopia Egypt etc.
      When you sneer at animal hides clothing you will still prefer leather jeans. Why? Because they are Western styled. And youve been programmed to idolise the west. Cotton clothing which you adore and associate with the West was am Asian invention. Paper too. So stop idolising the West as this just blinds you to your place in humanity

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    • Does the fact that I am communicating in English mean I did not invent my own language? No! It just means I have been brainwashed (by the West)to think I can’t use my language because it is inferior. All my inventions as a. Black person have been subjected to the same fate.
      In an earlier post I listed black inventions for you but LT hasn’t published it.

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  24. The example given by HH about the need for Economic Managers was brilliant. Edith Nawakwi’s comment on this example was uncalled for.These debates are held to afford the candidates to present their visions and plans. HH presented his party’s Ten Point Plan and where and what is Nawakwi’s Plan? Nothing. Edith is very jealous of HH and is always critical of HH even in Inappropriate forums. Edith is still banking on FDD/PF Alliance when its obvious Lungu is losing this election. Lungu chose not to attend and give his own plan and vision so he is out of the race in the eyes of the public. To secure our future lets give HH and UPND a massive vote and kick out violent Lungu and his fellow liars and criminals out of State House on August 11th. Forward with HH,GBM and UPND. HH will make us…

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    • There is no compelling reason why we should.

      Btw, I liked Edith Nawakwi’s rebuttal of the ‘broken car to a mechanic’ theory as propounded by Kainde. Paraphrased, she was simply saying, “this Economic Manager standing next to me has the wrong economic theories to fix this economy ..” (E.g. People can not eat roads..)

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  25. Kwena Kudos i wish you were not born!Are you the only Pf supporter Kudos SURE?What hind of hatred has been in your heart against HH?You know what?whenever 5 people complain over your folly,your number of years reduce by 7 days.The real issue is why did ECL fail to come for the debate?Bushe HH ciinshi akucita Kudos kanshi?But remember you only make him famous and am sure when HH becomes the president you will hang your self or run away from your country Zambia.You do not even give the reasons why ECL should remain in state house but you only insults HH.You have to be ashamed of yourself KUDOS! I presume Kudos LUNGU must be your auncle or a close relative to you,or a friend of your father/auncle or your close friend.You seem to be a beneficiary of what Lungu is stealing from the poor…

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  26. But the evening clearly belonged to Green Party candidate 1. Peter Sinkamba, 2. Edith Nawakwi of the FDD and last UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema who took the advantage and delivered strong statements on how they will transform the country.

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  27. hh has never been even a ward chairman and does not know how gvt works….do not compare him to our Presido ECL with wide experience.

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  28. When u say “rotten buttocks” which we cannot prove, what if we say a “rotten mouth” from what we can prove using your words mr Kudo! Do you feel good?

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  29. Iweee!! You cant say Lungu is too senior to waste his time. On 11th August that seniority will be dropped that’s y people will be voting. I t will only return if he wins. Don’t mislead people. You are about to write an exam at Grade 12 now because you topped the class in Grade 9 you are absent saying am too sharp. when you sit the next exam everybody can now top the class based on the preparation for now not then! why are you misleading the big man?

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    Edith Nawakwi had alot of valid points. Overall she had the upper hand in that debate. HH as always; the usual songs his been singing. NOTE: In 2011 Sata & RB did not attend those debates and came out 1 and 2 respectively. And those that attended got lower votes. know why..? Not everyone has access to TV or Radio to listen to that debate. Sata & RB knew that they needed to go in the outskirts where the majority voters are. I think that’s what ECL is probably doing as well.
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    19.1 flag Vizungu August 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

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    People as far away as ’10 miles’ did not even know that this ‘Presidential’ debate was taking place…
    20 flag Spuds August 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

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    UPND zealots, from the debate last night, then we are voting for the best that is Nawakwi,…

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    • My Brothers, below is what will guide our voting this year. i have my voters’ card and reg ready.
      A PASTORAL LETTER ISSUED BY THE ZAMBIA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOP (ZCCB)ON THE AUGUST 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS.
      “NO LONGER WILL VIOLENCE BE HEARD IN YOUR LAND” (Isaiah 60:18) A CALL TO PEACEFUL, CREDIBLE AND TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS PREAMBLE 1. To all members of the Catholic Church and all people of good will. We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in the words of St. Paul: “Now, may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Th. 3:16).
      2. As we are near the election day of 11th August 2016, we are compelled by the love of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14) to once again speak to the nation on matters relating to the electoral…

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  31. ECL CHOSE TO ADDRESS PEOPLE WHO MATTER AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. THE VOTERS. THE AUDIENCE IN THIS DEBATE IS COMPRISED OF NONE VOTING WHITES WHO DO NOT MATTER.THE DEBATERS ARE THE SAME LOSERS ALL THE TIME. THE STORIES THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE WELL ARTICULATED IN THE PF MANIFESTO. LETS SEE IF THIS DEBATE WILL RESULT INTO VOTES FOR HH, FDD OR MARIJUANA PARTY.

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    • Its was not a competition ba PF minions. It was about plans of having a better Zambia. Whats wrong with PF cadres kanshi! Bushe bane mwali umako ka grade 12?

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  32. IN TERMS OF DEBATING, MARIJUANA PARTY LEADER WON. BUT DOES THAT MAKE HIM RIPE TO BE VOTED FOR AS PRESIDENT? HENCE SUCH DEBATES ARE IRRELEVANT.
    WHEN ITS TIME FOR PRAYERS HH RUNS AWAY. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO DEBATES, HE IS QUICK TO ATTEND.

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    • Do you expect anybody with functional brain to mock God with insincere prayers in company of convicted embezzler and his 40 thieves?

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  33. Kaponya Chakolwa Loadsheding Corrupt Violent Chagwa as usual chickened out from selling himself. The man is blank, his brains is saturated with blue label cann’t speak on such a platform. Why should Zambians vote for him when he is afraid to face the reality. Abash Paya farmers!

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    • Lungu is in Eastern Province talking to 800000 voters who will next week cancel the tribal vote in southern province. In terms of value addition this is more important because every vote in southern province needs to be countered. Wako ni wako

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  34. This ka sorry excuse for a President Chickens out again. WORST PRESIDENT ZAMBIA HAS EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF HAVING!!
    It’s Not the first time this Alcoholic has bailed out of responsibility, remember the B.B.C, No show??
    Zambians’ should have duped this tavern dweller, that this was a Whiskey marathon, & U would have see it rear its Ugly head.
    This Crook Chagwa has made Millions of dollars from dodging, & sleeping on Duty. Unfortunately dustbins like dullest Kudos think this mediocrity is the norm.
    Kudos better pack your bags, as your embassy job is over.
    On U.N.I.P, who cares if they never showed up!

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  35. @ Mr Kudos
    “If your child is sick you take the child to the doctor, if your car is broken, you take your car to the garage and if your economy is broken, you take it to an Economic Manager (HH) to have it fixed”,he said.
    Lungu is the Kaponya because he is a product of corruption and has no clue of managing the country. The evidence is all there to see that barely a year in office he has brought the country to its knees. It is clear you are the beneficiary of Lungu’s corruption. The trouble with you is that you have only been waffling on this site and have failed to make case why Lungu should be re-elected. Lungu is a pathetic failure and there is no argument about.

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    • What economy has HH fixed for him to equate himself to one? A major in Economics does not make one an “Economic Manager”. Obama, a lawyer, took America out of a recession.

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  36. In the PF, we are busy selling our greatest ideologies of developments including new technology you will enjoy once we get back into Government for the next five year term.

    Viva ECL

    From your friends in Livingstone

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  37. I think Mr Kudos is a beneficiary so to say in the PF to the extent that he can’t notice the collapsing of the Zambian economy…………………. we are drawning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. What is more important is talk to the real voter’s where the President is in Eastern Province than those who gathered at the Mulungushi Conference arranged by a misguided Muvi TV which has no impact of the whole country. ECL could not waste his precious time to debate what his government is already implementing and hence was wise enough talking personally to the people who wanted to hear his message of what PF has done and will continue doing…

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    • Infact the Muvi TV moderator failed to ask important questions such as the referendum because he knew that his preferred candidate is not supporting it…So this is how immature and incompetent and biased Muvi TV is…That debate was so shallow compared to the international standards that it was just playing to the gallery of the UPND who had their Supreme Leader HH foretold of the questions to be asked…

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  39. @kudos you are the devil. Wechikulu chonse namano yabupuba. Ulichisushi fye iwe.
    All your comments shows how uncivilized you are.
    You are a very desperate ass licker. Your pf president failed to show up which is very bad for your support. He has shown that he has nothing to offer apart from practising stone age politics of violence.
    It’s shameful to continue supporting a failure.
    The fontini presidents stayed away from the debates. This has shown us who is ready to lead Zambia to prosperity.

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  40. There were five participants and three of them shone?
    This is just a failure by the reporter to interpret what was going on in an event. I’m sure a more skilled journalist would put things differently.

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  41. what are you talking about? where was this debate? I own a 40 inch TV but did not see it. was it on Zee World or it was on supersport 14? am really blank as a multi-choice subscriber. tried my brother who watches ZNBC non stop but he does not know too

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    • We stopped watching ZNBC! why should we be forced in watching one chakolwa with biased news? We watch a balanced news with MUVI!

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  42. Nawakwi, if ever you have something to vomit out of your dirty mouth, just like your brother neckless Kambwili, please leave Jesus out of your politics. How dare you say Jesus can become corrupt in two hours? I urge you to please repent and turn around or you will perish in your sins.

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    • Its like these politicians do not fear God at all!. Lungu and Nawakwi can say anything bad about God without fear!

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  43. You’ll never find chagwa in a debate. he’s so sneaky, always slithering away when things call for open discussion and then re-appearing with a call to prayer.

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  44. Who does not know ECL, even the people in remote areas knows who Lungu is if not in person by what he has done / doing for them, have head what he wants for them, right now is going round the country telling them what he will do for them additional to what he has done already. so what is so special about a debate, anyway who is better the one who misses a debate or the one who refuses to pray? Actions speaks more rounder that words that is ECL, the man in action not just talking talking, but he has showed it by example what more do you want to hear from him which you have not head or seen. let those who has nothing to point at talk. Leave him alone he is on tour of duty.

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  45. IT APPEARS THIS STORY WAS AN ATTEMPT AT PUTTING THE ATTENTION ON ANY BODY ELSE BUT HH. AFTER TAKING A POLL OF PEOPLE WITH CONSIDERABLE POLITCAL KNOWLEDGE I AM GLAD TO SAY THAT HH WAS THE MOST EFFECTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE DEBATE. INFACT INDEPENDENT AND UN BIASED NEWS OUTLETS DECLARED HH WINNER OF THE DEBATE. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT.
    BREAKING NEWS, HH WINS DEBATE!!!!!

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  46. Why are bloggers commenting on ECL when they can comment on the debaters that were present? ECL was not there and so you have nothing on him…Debates maybe an important platform for expressing ideas and winning arguments but certainly they do not equate to good leadership. Debating is an oratory skill not a leadership skill, for a leader I would say it is “a good to have” skill and not an absolute necessity. Nonetheless we should hear more about the practicality of the arguments of each debater in this case!
    I will make a case for Nawakwi and Hichilema; they are very good speakers and leaders in their own right, however I have a bone to pick with them. The matter being the privatisation of OUR mines: If history serves us correctly we know that Nawakwi was at the helm of Ministry of…

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    • So you have no eyes to see that his slot was empty? People have the right ask why the guy likes to chicken out! Is it because he does not have what it takes or what?

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  47. Ministry of Finance and was part of the team that was pushed to privatise OUR mines. The government of the day (MMD) hired consultants and evaluators to determine the worth of the mines. Sadly among these evaluators was a young and vibrant Hichilema who saw an opportunity to do his part and reap huge fees from his work which he did not do very well, because he was not and is not a MINERAL ECONOMIST (Ask Dr. Mathias Mpande). Unfortunately the entire process of privatising OUR MINES was not conducted in a transparent manner but was shrouded with a lot of SECRECY and hiding of high valued assets (Ask Mr. Francis Kaunda- Former ZCCM CEO), hence undervaluing OUR MINES. These people STOLE and RAPED OUR inheritance…the MINES have always been viable but because the so called experts and…

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  48. experts and economic mangers saw it fit to take advantage of the unsuspecting Zambian public and especially us MINERS so that they could make huge personal financial harvests. THIS IS PURE CAPITALIST SELFISNESS; we will never really know how much we have lost because of these CAPITALIST mined economic managers. As such they cannot be trusted to manage public resources again. We know that Hichilema is not the only one that benefited out the privatisation process, because he was probably someone else’s stooge; if he had Zambia at heart he would have been the first to cry foul…but did he? Your guess is as good as mine…he walked away with handsome consultancy fees and extra untold financial benefits. (Check with the Lawyers)

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  49. In my view Hichilema and Nawakwi operate and project non-workable ideas out of a vacuum. They do not articulate their starting point for any of their so called brilliant approaches to fixing things. I find it worrisome that Nawakwi keeps talking about non dependence on MINING when we all know that MINING has always been the vehicle to help bolster development of other supporting industries. I remember that ZCCM had Mine Farms all across the Copperbelt and food scarcity was non-existent, this was a first step of Agro-diversity, it is unfortunate that people want re-invent what already was, when the destroyed what was fuelling the growth we desire.

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  50. Hichilema also does not articulate how we should transition from the current state of Agro to the desired state. We need brighter people than these characters if we are to see the change we desire.
    On the other hand I see the PF government actually working on the most important issues rather than talking! They are doing their bit in fixing things; the damage done by the privatisation is so deep that we are experiencing the consequences 15 years later. You will be irrational to blame it on the ECL or PF.
    VOTE WISELY.

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  51. I echo Mr hh statements,zambians are so poor they can not even imagine themselves having three meals a day,hence settle for no vision leaders.most people here supporting lungu are abroad and enjoying the benefits of standards other nations have set for themselves.so sad that they don’t want the same for zambia.

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    • What do you see when you first enter the so called developed countries? Is it infrastructure or food on their tables? You are such a hypocrite.

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    • @mimi I live in Zambia on the Copperbelt, I am infact a former miner! I have observed that UPND has gained some serious momentum in their mobilisation on the Copperbelt. The most notable achievement ever since Anderson Mazoka (MHSRIP) was at the helm of the party. I have also noticed how shallow and hollow the UPND message is for the first time. The main thrust of message is, apart from the obvious lies about free education, that what the current government is doing UPND can do better because our President is an economists! Mr. Hichilema calls himself and economic manager??? What UPND should be doing is firstly appreciate the work that has already been done by the sitting Government (PF) but add on by explaining what is amiss and then elaborate on their methodologies, I do not see this in…

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  52. ECL did not need to come to a stage set for leaders who are yet to lead, to be asked what he will do when he is already delivering . only these that have turned a blind eye can not see what transformation the Country has under gone in just under 5years of PF’s SATA/ECL .Zambia be objective.

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  53. Edgar doesn’t need to a secondary school type of debate. He’s done this through action and it’s up to zambians to judge him according to what they have seen. That debate was stage managed by Mmembe Inc and intended to embarrass the Republican President in favor of those who want this position . Talk is cheap,,,, ukulanda kwalyanguka

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  54. HH says zambians are hungry, so how come himself is not hungry. How come he got the opportunity where we the rest haven’t?

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  55. People Supporting Lungu hate Zambia! they dont want everyone to be happy because of the development and have an improved life standard like them. Lets vote out PF under Lungu because he has taken as beyond the Kaunda ages.

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    • @Jason supporting a fellow ZAMBIAN cannot mean hating zambia or are you saying some zambians cannot aspire for public office? That thinking is not different from the IS who want all of us to become Sunni mosilems by killing innocent people. Just vote for your candidate and pray he garners enough votes.

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  56. ECL HAS CHICKEN THE DEBATE ONCE AGAIN. AFTER 1 AND A HALF YEARS IN STATE HOUSE. HE HAS NO VISION FOR ZAMBIA. VERY SAD INDEED. DUNUNA REVERSE MEANS , KICK ZAMBIA BACKWARDS.

    ZAMBIA HAS TO MOVE FORWARD. HH FOR NOW.

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  57. @Jason don’t even talk about KAUNDA since it appears you’re talking from what you’ve been told by other people!

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  58. AT SARA, ECL, DOES NOT MUCH WITH ALL THE DEBATERS WHO WENT THERE, IT WILL BE THE SAME LIKE YOY ARE EMPLOYED BY IMF AND THEY ASK THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO WANT EMPLOYMENT THE SAME EMPLYED PERSON GOES TO QUE UP, NONSENSE. ECL IS HAVING BUSY SCHEDULES OF WORK,THE OTHER GUYS ARE LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE WHOLE HEAD OF STATE GOING FOR SUCH A DEBATE WITH OPPOSITION LEADERS LIKE SINKAMBA OR WYNTER WITH NO PROPER BRAINS. MWAPYA BAMAMBAL KUKONDA FOREWARD NAPA 11.08.2016 HAKAINDE AZAPITILILA STATE HOUSE FUTI

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  59. Boza iwe Nsomba why did Lungu shy away.He knows he has no points.Why should I vote him when he can not take us seriously.VIVA HH.

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  60. It is good that after next week one of these candidates will be history and irrelevant! Watch this space!

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  61. Pliz zambianz let’s be patriotic ,let’s think about our future generations before making a decision concerning our country on August 11
    Pliz vote HH

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  62. ECL is a clear disappointment for he has run away from this excellent and interesting chance to articulate his conviction of how zambia can be developed with its people. He has shown that there is nothing existing in him as fuel for development, a total shame! He is a share waste of our time as zambians because he is not serious at all. ZAMBIANS PLEASE VOTE HIM OUT,DO NOT WASTE TIME ON HIM ANY MORE. ANY SENSIBLE PERSON WOULD BE PROUD OF A FATHER WHO HAS THE COURAGE OF ARTICULATING POINTS IN READINESS TO CONVINCE OTHERS, ONE WHO IS FEARLESS!

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  63. Micheal data did not debate did he vote himself out of state house,let me tell u for free you ll cry on 11th August when ECL wins,who is better HH who shuns prayers and ECL who shuns debates organized by people full of hatred coz he was busy companing to my grandmother who does not even hear English but nsenga in presume,you will cry next week do not day we ve rigged the elections coz the writing is on the hall yo HH is headed for real defeat he thinks just because he came close last year when PF were quarreling he will be close this time around mark my words.why should ECL come on Muvi TV organized debate when even a chicken knows that they hate ECL it’s just like attending Zambia watchdog organized debate when u know that they are pro HH and Muvi TV were disappointed coz there man…

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