Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya
Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has advised opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to channel his donations of any kind to rural areas where citizens are faced with challenges.

Commenting on the recent development where the opposition leader’s donation of a generator to Chawama Level One Hospital was rejected, Ms Siliya says Mr. Hichilima should consider donating the generator to an area like Bweengwa in Southern province.

She states that such gestures by the opposition leader are purely political and are unacceptable.

Ms. Siliya was speaking during a weekly media briefing at her office on Thursday.

Ms Siliya notes that an area like Chawama is already developed and has a competent Member of Parliament who is able to attend to challenges such as the provision of power to a Clinic or Hospital.

And Ms Siliya has encouraged those invited to make a submission before the parliamentary select committee on the constitution amendment bill to do so.

She has further encouraged citizens to make their way to parliament on 26th September when it will be opened for ordinary citizens to make submissions.

Meanwhile, Ms Siliya has acknowledged the long hours of load shedding are affecting small businesses in the country.

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    • Dora is right. Tongas have suffered a lot in the last few months because of hunger. Honorable Mweetwa even invited the president to visit and see for himself. So HH must indeed channel his donations to Southern province where the people are suffering.

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    • If you come to Lusaka Times to expose your frustrated life, then you gain nothing. They say two wrongs don’t make things.

      The English language has many words that you can use to express a point of view. !!!!!

      If you resort to name calling, and see yourself as the ++ Wisest or ++ Shrewdest one, then you simply expose how your SOUL, MIND & HEART is deeply rooted with BITTERNESS, UGLINESS AND TROUBLED. Basically, it shows how shallow you are.

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    • Cont..

      While one may think they are performing {good }by blogging vulgar against others. The result is the {opposite}.

      Because instead of convincing others that my candidate is the best person to lead the nation, you actually are doing a good job DE-CAMPAIGNING your candidate at large.

      Unless otherwise, HH would be shocked to discover how online bloggers alienate those who would consider giving him a chance at the ballot.

      IN GENERAL – BLOGGERS ARE DOING A GOOD JOB TO DE-CAMPAIGN WHOEVER THEY SUPPORT – WHETHER ITS … PF or UPND

      We are born to be achievers.
      Zambia enjoy the day. !!!!

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    • MR. INDEPENDENT OBSERVER()

      Very words and wisdom from you my man. I am getting addicted to reading your comments. During the KK days we were all one people, even when we faced national challenges, we never went against each other.

      If HH made a political calculation, then Madam Dora Siliya has added fire by also politicizing the situation. Dont you agree with on this one. ??

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    • But this what some us want double h to be doing.
      Let him be donating.
      It is a good move.
      I disagree with Dora on this one 100% unless someone convices me otherwise.
      So double h lives in Lusaka I am meant to believe, so if he kicks off his donation exercise in Lusaka, so be it.
      Dora may sound reasonable but some electorates in Chawama voted for double h also although CKinsultor calls them Dogs.
      You certainly cannot tell someone where to direct his or her donations. Unless this is image building fake news, I rest my case.

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    • Two wrongs don’t make a right – double standards stunt at play

      I am taken aback on this one.
      So when a double h elected official decides to work with the Government, double h excommunicates them.

      So then it doesn’t make moral and political sense to disallow double h to donate. Even when you take it with a pinch of salt. 2 wrongs don’t make a right.

      Let’s imagine the donation didn’t come from double h. What if it was Sinkamba P. donated that Gen set would the Minister have said No?

      You would have stopped that donation if it were of low standard by size, capacity, performance, risk assessment.

      Your refusal to accept that donation from a Zambian Citizen regardless of status is politically motivated. You would have also let him do the “sonta epowabomba in 2021″…

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    • Wht Dora means is that the people of Bweengwa may be in Zambia but they’re second class citizens in it. But to put it too bluntly would alert too many people on wht she means. When u put it subtly, u can always deny it if it boomerangs.

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    • You need to give up on me Independent Observer, am not going to stop using uncouth words to refer to my PF brethren so move your posse along to the next vulgar guy, am a lost cause.

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    • And anyone not frustrated with the direction the country continues to head in is not very OK upstairs. Stop being the LT police dude, let some of us vent.

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    • If he does that, then he is a tribalist for only helping people in sp…damned if he does damned if he doesn’t….I’d be ashamed personally if this harlot Dora siliya was from my neck of the woods.

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    • Don’t mind him, the dude is from cyberspace zwd, the space of the politically charged vulgars.

      Just read through the comments below and you will reckon.

      On surprising thing is that in most cases double h is more measured in the tone of his language unlike CKinsultor and the dudes on this platform except maybe when he use vernacular. Maybe it’s because he is a little bit educated. Ni pretence or what?

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    • Dudelove 1.11

      Surely something is really EATING YOU. I made a general comment that goes to both PF & UPND Bloggers. I did not mention you or pick your acquired online name.

      You need just to carry on with your life. I would not care less from you. This itself ex-posses you, out of all the people – you choose to play assumption accuse me to be targeting you. PLEASE GET A REAL LIFE

      My advice to you is to channel that anger to something tangible. You will be surprised what you can achieve in life and make Zambia better place.


      Enjoy the rest of the day !!

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    • Dora is a core tribalist. Her own words are clear evidence of how she hates people from Southern province.

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  1. The comfortable “haves” who do not suffer as the “have nots” can with impunity say anything to please themselves yet the denial affects the suffering needy people. There is a derogatory implication in Dora telling HH to “Take your genet donation to Bweengwa.” The foul mouthed non peace loving leaders should be alive to the fact that Zambians are getting more enlightened and pray that they spend the rest of their lives holding on to positions they currently occupy. The Zambian voter when pissed off does make a statement loud and clear!

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  2. Very hopeless,totally useless,and she calls herself a leader at national level when her thinking is tribal and regional!! If HH has to donate that to a rural area,WHY BWEENGWA AND NOT EVEN PETAUKE?Just wanting reduce HH to his original village when he is aspiring for national leadership and you keep shouting “One Zambia One Nation” while practising the opposite!!

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    • The Supreme leader HH of the UPND asked for it and he had to be responded to in a political language which he had started… Smart Dora is more intelligent than the Supreme leader himself…

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    • Dora and all her fellow political prostitutes are a disease this country must eradicate, the iiddiioottss think that by merely pronouncing the words one Zambia one nation before vomiting the rubbish they call news on rotten media that is not being tribal and regional. When you are called dogs, you quickly get offended, is this kind of thinking not the same as the instict in the dogs?

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  3. Mmmmmm……….Dora is the one who’s being political here.Why mention Bweengwa, Southern Province of all places? This is not even a campaign period. There’s no election in Chawama.So what’s the problem? The same government has always told us that they cannot do everything so why should it be a problem when someone donates what an institution needs?

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    • Smart Dora is more intelligent than the Supreme leader who was trying to use a forked tongue by trying to donate when he knows that Chawama level one hospital is connected to a hot line where power does go in addition to the generator

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    • Dora is intelligent than your mother and father, Fwaya you are probably the dullest family in Zambia you sound like it too ….. useless cadre

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  4. Surely only Bweengwa for HH, Why not Petauke? Dorica Dora feeds and lives on Taxpayers like HH’s sweat, yet he dares insult HH with impunity! Can Dora inform the Nation how much Tax she contributes to National coffers as compared to HH?

    Does Dora understand what the word politics mean? Doesn’t she know that all governance issues are political matters? Doesn’t Dora know that HH is the leader of the largest political party in Zambia? Doesn’t she reckon that the 100,000 so-called votes that put Lungu in power could actually have come from MMD Mutati Faction, else PF would lost by an even wider margin than 100, 0000 so-called extra votes by PF? Zambia is for all Zambians, else what does the motto One Zambia, One Nation stand for? It is very sad we could have such leaders in Government…

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    • I wish Dora Siliya was more nationalistic in her outlook than she is. At her best, she is a cadre. And the worst kind ever. At her worst, an intolerant bigotry whose intent is not national building, but destruction. Such statements can only come from a hardcore, and seasoned TRIBALIST. This is one of the most contradictory group of leaders we’ve ever had. They sing the One Zambia One Nation, moto and yet they are seething with malice and grinding their teeth with tribal sentiments at every forum. But time will catch up.

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    • Notwithstanding the fact that that’s what Zambians still feel and grapple with to date when a more reasonable Sakwiba was unfairly knocked off or aside of the UPND presidency with a direct “only a Tonga to rule UPNDEAD” tribal slogan at face value.

      Tribalism hurts yeah? So Dora and h² are tribalists. With dora making a new entry with the latest remarks.

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    • It is unfair for our leaders or raiders, people are suffering but they busy insulting others .people have eyes and ears.

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  5. Dora should simply keep that hole on her face closed, Dora is just a bed warmer for ECL and PF.
    Brainless cow

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    • Definitely a silly comment of holes and warmers. If she be a cow you will be an h² sick bull.
      Can’t you criticize her humanely?

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  6. Imagine what this tribalist HH and supreme leader of TONGAS would have reacted if the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) was to distribute relief food to the people of Chawama. He would have sharply criticised the government as being biased and poor planners, why? because hunger and starvation are more pronounced in Southern province and Bweengwa in particular where this tribalist HH hails from and that is where donations must made to and not Chawama which is not in needy like Bweengwa. The man is directing his political strategy to the wrong people, underfive politics at play as usual. Dora siliya is 100% right let this man kill his cows to feed his starving people after all he gets 99.9% votes from the same tribesmen.

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    • That is stup!d thinking as usual fropm a m0r0nic PF supporter. How do you know he would have reacted that way? You are the same !d!ots who would have howled that HH is being tribal if he had donated to Bweengwa. He tries to donate to Chawama you still label him a tribalist, ba PF tamulifye ifipuba but also amashilu.

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    • Remember the comments that triple h made when the first lady commissioned the clinic he constructed secretly. He can’t be trused because he will start mocking the government over a simple donation of a generator. Why not donate relief food to the people who are in need, especially his home town?

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    • @8.2
      Really?
      He is that bad too?
      Maybe Dora understands double h.
      I always say double h must donate and do alot of Charity works.
      I honestly don’t know that part.
      So when h² gives with one hand, the other knows and counts.

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  7. Our leaders are very careless in the utterances. Surely this is uncalled for and no sane Zambian can support this kind of talking. Speaking from experience, Chawama needs that gen set especially during this time of loadsheding. I see the spirit of pride running through our political leaders and it has to stop. Dora stop being selfish just because you are comfortable.

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    • Watch the footage of 28th August and see for yourself what triple h was saying about Esther Lungu when she commissioned Tengama Health Post which he built secretly. That is when you will understand why his donation was rejected. He can’t be trusted. Those who trust him lwenu, he is still an under five.

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  8. Politicians are very difficult pipo to understand. If UPND wins today, will see pipo like Dora parading in the same party with a view of saying “we will defend you in our area”. So, let them sort out each other but the pipo on the ground are being affected. God is watching!!!!

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    • They are not difficult but stupid, foolish and iiddiioottss, Dora and Bowman will swear to be real UPND if UPND became the ruling party. Let them challenge me if I am lying. Stupid iiddiioottss.

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  9. But why has she proposed Bweengwa? There’s nothing wrong in giving, even in churches when criminals and prostitutes give offering from their ill-gotten money it’s never turned away. We know that Hichilema doesn’t easily give, but when he does he ensures that he keeps a note and will always remind the recipient about it in future, especially when they part ways. There must be an image builder behind that gesture. So Dora, don’t stop that man from giving, in fact get as much as you can. By the time it will be 2021 the list of recipients will be so long that it will keep him busy as he will spend more time reminding people about how he gave them this and that such that he won’t have time to campaign. Muleishiba utuntu

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    • Okay, that is the first retrospection.
      Image building expedition you say, mmmmmh.
      So Dora is thinking in those lines, yeah?
      Ifi ukotuya.
      It’s interesting how double h has started behaving in the right direction.
      I will watch this space.

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  10. What freedom do we really have in Zambia if a citizen is trying to help his fellow people and gets blocked or hindered in such a manner. Then when elections come you say sonta epo wabomba this is dictatorship at it’s best. First you rejected the mealie meal, boreholes and now a genset. Thereafter you direct HH to donate to his native southern province so that you may justify your tribal chants against the man by saying HH only wants to help southerners. Be mature all you thugs masquerading as leaders in the PF.

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  11. THIS WOMAN IS SICK. SHE IS A TRIBALIST AND FOR A HOSPITAL TO NOT ACCEPT A GENERATOR FROM AN OPPOSITION MEMBER IN ORDER TO SAVE PATIENTS FROM DYING IS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND DORA AND THE HOSPITAL STAFF SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THEM. DISGUSTING !!!!

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    • We shall run a Tribalism Detector program to assess this
      Notwithstanding the fact that that’s what Zambians still feel and grapples with to date when a more reasonable Sakwiba was unfairly knocked off or aside of the UPND presidency with a direct “only a Tonga to rule UPNDEAD” tribal slogan at face value.

      Tribalism hurts yeah? So Dora and h² are tribalists. With dora making new entry with the latest remarks.
      Tribalism is bad from all corners.

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  12. looks like the pf is in state of panic, i mean fearing the unkown, though a politician hh is capable of donating to any group of people like has done so in many parts of the country, eastern, western and many others. but unfortunately all this has been taken as political motivated and rudly brushed off. nd pf has continued to de campaign themselves .sad ,sad its bad.

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  13. Dora thrives on dull Petauke Villages to elect her so that she can be appointed on wako ni wako basis by some one in authority from eastern province she used to be in RB’s govt. Ba Sata came in power she remained mute untill seeing ECL she jump back in govt.As agriculture minister she became a tourist taking selfies in USA with a finished former Boxer.The two Bowman and Dora are both from an ousted party MMD why not criticise you B.Lusambo who sends a truck load of mealie meal to Kabushi while people in Beengwa and other parts of southern province are hunger striken?

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  14. Who refused the generator? Is it the people of chawama or people elected to run the affairs of the nation? Why do I say so? No government official has rights to stop any citizen to help another or other citizens in time of need. The fact that we elected PF it does not give them rights to choose who we talk to or relate with as citizens. HH is trying to conduct himself beyond party and tribal lines. If he took the generator to Southern province, you same people would have said he only thinks about his tribe. The reaction of Madam Dora is purely fear of HH becoming popular nothing else. You should have just congratulated him and tell your MP to wake up, Period. See how the Republicans and Democrats unite in times of national challenges in USA.

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  15. Dora and PF this is too much! PF aligned conmen and criminals of all sorts are busy donating anything and anywhere as they like.Can you really compel any citizen where to donate and where not? If this is not tribalism then it is criminality that has established itself in Zambian politics.Why this PARANOIDAL FEAR of HH by PF? Only last wee he was chased from Choongwe by ZP/PF on the pretext he had no police permit.PF are only afraid of the consequences of their crimes.

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  16. This is not uniting Zambians. This statement is very tribe and in bad taste. Zambia will remain divided for a longer time as long as the likes of Dora Slit continue to be office. She must have found a different way of doing it.
    This guy called HH in his political life as an opposition I have never heard him use tribe remarks. The only thing he suffers from is that he has received lots of votes from SP.

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  17. “…..Ms Siliya notes that an area like Chawama is already developed and has a competent Member of Parliament who is able to attend to challenges such as the provision of power to a Clinic or Hospital…”

    Hehehehe ……..if the mp is so competent why has not sorted out the power issue up to now ????

    PF are full for dullards…..

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  18. Pride goes before the fall! Dora Siliya is doing a good job decampaigning Chagwa the same way she did with RB! So if Chawama is developed and Bwengwa is not, whose job is it to develop Bwengwa? And why has she particularly singled out Bwengwa? Anyway, we have heard you! What MMD-PF is doing is not different from Apartheid, Xenophobia, Racism and tribalism! Evil People!

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  19. Our leaders are full of hate and are not ashamed to routinely expose their incompetence and luck of focus. If HH indeed donated something, they should just be happy and make no comment. Miss Siliya’s response is very unprofessional and childish. Bweengwa is part of Zambia just like Chawama and there was no need to refer HH to that place. Refuse the donation and let it end there, such statements have the potential to divide the country even further.

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  20. What a shameful comment coming from a supposedly leader of some country!! A sensible and kind hearted MP would think before opening her filthy mouth with such a divisive comment such as the one she made. Do we ever wonder why South African blacks are killing their own brothers? It is because those entrusted to be role models like this Doria woman are immoral and corrupt and they do nothing positive for the youth of today!! She ought to be ashamed of herself !! People are dying from starvation and neglect in hospitals because of lack of electricity and all she can do is look after her own greedy self and her thieving clowns!! Let those who want to help give what they can without any political undertones!!

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  21. “Ms Siliya says Mr. Hichilima should consider donating the generator to an area like Bweengwa in Southern province.”
    Cute, Dora, cute! I love you for that, Hon Dora!!!

    On second thoughts, maybe HH’s donation should have been accepted and then sold and the proceeds used to purchase additional relief food for the correct people that HH has neglected in his ever futile quest for political relevance. The recipients of the relief food would then have been told how the donation came about and that it was never intended for them but the PF is a pro poor party blah blah you know the stuff. Now THAT should have been a sucker punch to floor HH forever.

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  22. “Ms Siliya says Mr. Hichilima should consider donating the generator to an area like Bweengwa in Southern province.”
    Cute, Dora, cute! We luv you for that, Hon Dora!!!

    On second thoughts, maybe HH’s donation should have been accepted and then sold and the proceeds used to purchase additional relief food for the correct people that HH has neglected in his ever futile quest for political relevance. The recipients of the relief food would then have been told how the donation came about and that it was never intended for them but the PF is a pro poor party blah blah you know the stuff. Now THAT should have been a su.cker punch to floor HH forever.

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    Very immature statement from an immature person masquerading as a leader. No wonder the country will continue to be at the bottom of human civilization. First of all, I don’t think it is a government’s job to reject donations meant for the people. The man wasn’t donating to PF party but to the people of Chawama and his donation isn’t from proceeds of crime like the donations these dimwits make anyway. HH’s donation should be on equal standing with that of govt officials who donate from money stolen.

    Second it is a fallacy to claim that Chawama is developed… the entire country is a ghetto shantytown with a few exceptions of malls here and there.
    Second she must be ashamed of herself to admit Bweenga which is part of Zambia is underdeveloped and she is not doing enough to develop…

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  24. 5.2 thorn in the flesh: “Notwithstanding the fact that that’s what Zambians still feel and grapple with to date when a more reasonable Sakwiba was unfairly knocked off or aside of the UPND presidency with a direct “only a Tonga to rule UPNDEAD” tribal slogan at face value.

    Tribalism hurts yeah? So Dora and h² are tribalists. With dora making a new entry with the latest remarks.”

    I have forever since 2006 tried to elicit a comment on this from UPND (leaders, cadres and LT bloggers) and received no response neither yes nor no, or in between. And yet a simple response in form of denial or apology would improve the fortunes of UPND dramatically. As it is, UPND have confirmed irreversibly what they stand for, no matter what bembas are appointed as running mates by HH. In 2016 HH…

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  25. ….. In 2016 HH reaffirmed it when in a period of overconfidence he warmly hugged Munkombwe (MHSRIEP) when the old man innocently alluded to it at a rally in Choma.
    Please UPND, let’s have your comments, 2021 is just round the corner: do you agree or do you not agree with what Sakwiba was told in 2006 at the (s)election oh h^2?

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