Sunday Chanda

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lusaka, Zambia, 27th December 2017 – Patriotic Front wishes to assure that Kabwe, like other parts of Zambia, falls heir to the development goals of the 2016-2021 election manifesto. The ruling Party will fulfil its electoral assurances to the ten (10) provinces without leaving any place, including Kabwe, behind. It is also a malicious misrepresentation that the ruling Party would arrest an elected representative for putting cross their views, no matter how inaccurate those might be.

The PF’s delivery infrastructure includes elected officials such as Members of Parliament, Council Chairpersons, Councillors and Central Government. Elected representative’s collective and individual interface with Central Government must focus on raising solutions and fast tracking the pace at which campaign promises are realized on behalf of the electorate. Elected officials must therefore be mindful that in their attempt to disassociate themselves and apportion selected blame on the ruling party, they are as a matter of consequence prosecuting their own performance as elected representatives of the people and the extent to which they have offered solutions to local challenges in their areas of jurisdiction. Representatives of the people understand that solutions to the challenges their constituencies face are not found disparaging a Party they belong to on TV but through focusing on the “how” future-search conversations with Central Government and other stakeholders, including the people.

The intention behind the e-Voucher system cannot be reproached because it seeks to improve on efficiency and seal the loopholes that existed under FISP. The unfortunate slippages in the implementation of the e-Voucher must and will be resolved. These slippages have been exacerbated by cartels of dishonest extension Officers in the farming input distribution system who had previously exploited and abused the FISP to their advantage. These cartels in many cases have conspired with some co-operatives in frustrating the e-Voucher system for government reintroduce the FISP, a system they exploited, disadvantaging farmers. There is no doubt however that once successfully implemented e-Voucher will drastically reduce theft of farming inputs and eliminate ghost farmers. The ruling Party has therefore called on the responsible Ministry to speed up registering the affected farmers across the country. This clarion call is in line with the objectives on agriculture of our 2016-2021 manifesto which assures food security and a rewarding environment for hardworking farmers.

Elected representatives must therefore resist the temptation of playing to the gallery for temporal heroism but instead focus on bringing forth the fruits of our election manifesto 2016-2021. Collective responsibility also entails that elected representatives must avoid falling for the Opposition’s narrative of derailing PF’s development implementation agenda characterised by smear campaigns, false alarms and unsubstantiated allegations.

Issued by:
Sunday Chanda
Media Director
Party Headquarters

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Is Mulungushi Textiles working? Sad that next door is Mulungushi Shopping Mall. Why should we have places to spend money like shopping malls and not places to make money, like factories like textiles. This is not good for the citizens

    So it’s like the citizens have to spend stolen money in those malls being put up all over Zambia. And they are dominated by South African companies. When civil servants get paid they go and damp all their money in ShopRite and others, which money goes to South Africa to drive the manufacturing wheels over there.

    Zambians remain languishing and getting rooted in corruption, thieving and all sorts of vices. My point is that we are always dealing with the expenditure part minus solving the INCOME part. Ban Salaula to resuscitate the textile industry!…

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    • “It is also a malicious misrepresentation that the ruling Party would arrest an elected representative for putting cross their views, no matter how inaccurate those might be”. Didn’t your president just fire Lucky?

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  2. Mr Chanda has failed to tell us what has been achieved vis a vis what was promised. I reckon it just adds up to Tutwa’s frustration.

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    • And most of all the voters frustration and disappointment in this syndicate of thieves masquerading as political leaders! Look at the state of roads in Kabwe its criminal to imagine we have a government in place. The clowns are bent on stealing from the people than be concerned about the welfare of the people. We are tired of your cheap lies! This is the most corrupt government in post independent Zambia.

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  3. Sunday Chanda , you are really a big fool my tribal cusin , wemwaiche how you allow to be used and protect criminals , the PF as did the MMD has lamentably failed and stolen more that in the name of infrastructure development wait we shall punish you one after we remove you from Government in 2021 wait and see . Take this as a warning not threats so we know all you claim to be PF , as who supported PF from day one donot even want to be associated with foolishness.

    Hope we can find somebody for President in 2021 and promising party we donot have , so wait God will give us soon .That guy in Kabwe said the truth and I support him , so is Mulusa over wheelbarrows and power the other which has costed him the job

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  4. FISP and now Electronic Voucher system where the government gives money to Agro-dealers, stockists of various agro-inputs like ferts, seed, lime, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides and a whole range of farming tools and machinery.

    Then a farmer is given an electronic card, which contains the farmer’s details, is worth a certain amount of money, deposited in the government account, by the farmer cooperative.

    Then the farmer walks into the agro-dealer shop, collects of his/her choice and takes back to the farm. Brilliant. It meant to eliminate 1.transportation costs by govt. 2. Officers involvement. 3. Delays….

    But officers seem to be still involved in formation and membership choice in the co-ops. Zambia!!!

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  5. It is very unfortunate that the ruling part’s spokesperson has been forced to start answering back to the allegations made by the mp from within the ruling party like the former minister of national planing and development Luck Mulusa, these people can easily sale the state secretes.Mr Ngulube must know the right chanel to present his vews than discredting the govt and the party which made him to be called Honourable,if he thinks that the party in power is not working beter he resigns and call for a by-election in Kabwe.

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    • What type of thinking is this, “if he thinks that the party in power is not working beter he resigns”.
      Don’t you think this is suppressing different opinions within the Party? So you want to have a party full of “yes Bwanas”…..how can you even think like that, imwe kashi?

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  6. It is abundantly clear that Mr. Lunch has no idea what He is doing. Sorry to say it, but the man is incompetent, lazy, and has no direction. No leadership quality. Its not surprising that those in His party who bother to think through issues are speaking out against him. But the thieves and parasites like this Chanda are only interested in the wealth they have acquired for themselves through dubious means.

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    • Look the MP must lobby for his electorate for things to go forward. If things have changed in other areas why not Kabwe? Too many leaders playing to the gallery. Tutwa Ngulube was part of the officials promising the Kabwe people. In short Tutwa is part of the failing team.

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  7. There he goes again. Empty has usual. What Tutwa is talking about is real life not massaging lungu and his minions. People will starve becaue of poor planing and wrong perioties on the part of this thieving Government of the great leader. Ikala panshi

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  8. Useless e-voucher…go to Zim people dont carry cash they simply conduct business via mobile payments even shopping in rural areas!!

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  9. Mwaiche Sunday Chanda, you seem to live in fools paradise. Explain what PRESIDENT LUNGU meant to go and fake reopening of Mulungushi Textiles. Do you think Lungu and PF will go to fool Kabwe people with the same Koswe mumpoto tricks again? Sunday Chanda, the people of Kabwe wants to eat same way you do when you speak rubbish you get paid and you manage to buy food for your family. Are the people of Kabwe goong to be surviving on fake promises that unfortunately come after 5 years with green chitenge and some’s head on it? Come on young man learn to shut up you don’t fool the voters. No life in Kabwe, life is only in your house and your fellow vuvuzilas.

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  10. UPND THE REAL DEAL SAYS LUCKY MULUSA

    December 28, 2017

    Movement for Multi-Party Democracy member who is also former Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa has reviewed that UPND is the real deal going forward.

    Speaking to Zambian Watch in an exclusive interview, Mr. Mulusa says he can work with UPND because they also hate corruption.

    Mr. Mulusa says despite being thankful to President Edgar Lungu for appointing him minister, he still has the right to criticise the PF govt for its corruption.

    He says there is no political will in the PF to fight corruption.

    “I want to state that I’m thankful to president Lungu for appointing me minister, but it does not mean that I have to support his corrupt activities” he said.

    “I have been fired for quite a number of reasons,…

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  11. @ Kaonde Waswa Mema: When members start airing desenting views in this manner, its called frustration. Simply means intra party communication channels are jammed. Seen?

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  12. TUTWA ngulube, is a good man but his problem is that , he is a sanguine 70% and choleric 30% . Such people always have a leadership egotistical, he wanted a ministerial position because he feels that he played an important role in mulungushi rock center in 2015, till now his expectations are in limbo, this is why is getting into frustration.According to psychology of such people, he will continue making noise hence it’s a continuation of that mazhiandu busses saga. Later, he will face his exit as usual per African politics. He lacks collectives responsibilities like that of typical melancholy and phlegmatic natures .Any I feel for ECL his tenure as whole has been undermined even with his own relatives ( people who eat with him everyday)such that everyone can dare ECL/ PF at free will…

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    • He supported the confusion which brought, led by inonge,ecl into power in the first place.The only thing, regrettably, is the opposition we have is tribal inclined, if they want a tonga leader upAndOWN shoulder to bring in Matongo or Hachipuka or simply bring back Sakwiba as its president.Sakwiba is the one who was supposed to be its president, the tribe took the centre stage, shame.

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  13. Liverpool have confirmed Van Dijk as their first signing of the January transfer window, with the fee believed to be rising to £75 million.

    The Reds tried their best to get a deal over the line prior to deadline day, having previously been forced to end their interest after Jurgen Klopp had met the Dutchman before contact had been made with Southampton.

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  14. This Kabwe MP is the Judas of politics. Since we now know, let him know the meaning of isolation. There are others that we use as conduit to deliver development to that part of the country.

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  15. These people have indeed failed Kabwe, don’t just say things without listening to the views of the public. Just because u are managing everything doesn’t mean others are in the same shoes as u. Look at a the youths all over town, clubs, and mostly prostitution in Kabwe in order to have bread on the table. A lot of people applied for jobs at the new shopping mall but non was picked u ended up getting people from Lusaka to come and work here even in pep stores and shoprite. Y is mulungushi textiles not working? Y is kifco not working? Y is Dunavant not working? This simply means that pf have failed Kabwe residents. Y don’t we have a branch for ZNBC? Ask yourselves all these questions before defending the PF party which is now a disappointing to most of the people who trusted it.

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  16. Bane let us give chance to ECL , 1 president at a time H.H 2021 period. ECL is working, go to great north road.ninshi bonse ndese bampofu?come to KANYAMA mbasela road is done what you need?we people should be grateful to ECL he is tying iam not a politician but a Zambian from central Provence, I love my country Zambia May The Almighty God Bless ECL & HH These are our leaders today we need to see them shaking hands in public. I end here.

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  17. UPND Chief of the Namwalans is the one who has failed his people! Ignorance, hallucinations, delusions and did not get Under Five vaccinations.

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