Amos Chanda

Former Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda has advised the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) youths to help mobilize the party by taking a leading role but ensuring a form of discipline is maintained that he said was lacking in the rank and file of the party generally.

Mr Chanda said that urged the youth to use social media for party mobilization, saying that social media platform offers opportunities for political mobilization, political education.

Mr Chanda however, decried the use of social media by the youths to smear the people they did not agree with.

“As party activists, you seem misguided to think that this platform is expressly for protest and smear against those we don’t agree with,” he said.

“No! It can’t be like this, the “voice note revolution” and text postings have become a norm, causing incredible internal bleeding within the party. How can this be leadership and mobilization?”

Mr Chanda said that youths can vent out frustrations internally but not in a manner that helps the opposition.

“The purpose of any party political formation is to acquire the power to preside over the affairs of state in line with our ideological propositions. The locus of this power lies in the state; if we have this power how can we tear one another in a manner that threatens this very power? This is somewhat reverse logic, which an intellectual outfit like yours cannot fall into,” he advised.

“If you are not getting explanations from Ministers, you have every right to complain to the Secretary General who is basically the main whip between party and Govt policy.”

He said such frustrations cannot be spewed online as the practice has been in recent months.

Mr. Chanda said insider voices carry greater credibility even when not true.

“I have seen with great surprise open rebukes against the President, SG, Ministers and other top leaders from within the rank and file of the party via social media; and oftentimes feeding into the menace of fake news which is damaging individuals and institutions,” said Mr. Chanda.

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21 COMMENTS

    • Amos Chanda is in no position to dole put advice. He never saw himself as a civil servant at State House but as a govt-paid political attack dog. That’s why he could tangle wth Chishimba Kambwili and HH and calling them all sorts of names. Has become wiser on leaving State House? Tell it to the marines.

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    • Do you remember …
      DISGRACED State House Aide Kaizer Zulu his counterpart Amos Chanda, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo and Minister in-charge of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa on Tuesday night celebrated the arrest of UPND President Hakainde Hichilema in style at a pub on 8 Reedbuck road in Kabulonga.
      The four senior PF officials took turns boasting how they had made sure they had fixed the opposition leader and how they were controlling state institution.
      The officials who were in the company of another mercenary, Lewis Mosho and some former Post Journalist and what looked like prostitutes, drunk the night out and only left 8 reedbuck after midnight.
      “Natuka chita ka cikala…kalemona kwati ni ka President nako. In fact Ba (kakoma) Kankanja is very weak if I didn’t…

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    • Epomwaba? Mwapola baChanda?
      How is business going?

      Ala social media nififine.
      Do you remember the current POTUS?
      He is constantly on social media tweeter feed smearing the Democrats my brother. He does politics there.
      Ala it is a contemporary platform for a little bit of politics. Imwe!

      Do you remember the immediate past POTUS? Ala bachanda wesu, Barrack used social media, not for smear campaign though, but to galvanize youthful population vote for this white house.
      Kids involved in the smear campaign are in the dead’s den.
      Muleishiba utuntu ba Chanda ba wesu.

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    • PF will do themselves well to get rid of Sunday Chanda. Hr is not journalist nor a trained communications specialist. Sunday has no tertiary education

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    • discipline? From Mr Indiscipline himself! The man who openly insulted Kambwili his elder. The chief smearer himself now attempts to advise others not to smear

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  1. What goes round comes around. Just google your own messages both official statements or your postings and you will be your own judge, as to wether you inspired the youth to be respectful or otherwise.
    Statehouse today is issuing normal statesman and the current spokesperson is in best position to issue the advise you have put out there

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  2. Thought you quit politics to pursue business interests most of which have shutdown because they were supported because you were in office. Second you are due to declare how much tax you paid on earnings from your business interests. Lastly you know the number of the youth chair call him and let him send that message in his capacity as chair. Oh I forgot you are too big to call anyone. Stay in your lane. Focus on your life after plot 1

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  3. Well said Joe Mwansa, this guy was mediocre when he was serving as the press aid to the President, typical of the mediocre African creed of not talking while food is still in your mouth. Now he thinks he can talk after having been sucked. He must just suck it up

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  4. Pf and discipline in that same sentence? Is this man partaking in the drugs lungu is peddling? These guys are clowns. What discipline can you expect when your fellow official came out Just last week to say that pf thugs were now in control of markets ? You have lost control of your gun yielding thugs. Meanwhile last night had one of best nights with my white wife. Lets Just say the neighbours had a noisy night kiki

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    • Imagine! How these politicians are misusing their power appointing cadres to our civil service! And no one including opposition is challenging this! Our hard earned taxes misused to pay cadres.
      Political parties think this is normal because they all aspire to do the same thing

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    • He was a cadre all along. He got a civil servant job because he was bootlicking his party leader. Is this how rotten our political leaders are?

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  5. Just shut you little idyot Amos Chanda. First tell us why you were kicked out before we listen to your silly “advice”. And you used to bore us with lies and fake news, remember? You can’t be a saint now, can you?

    And PF is bleeding internally that can only be good for us all, provided we make sure that HH is NO option and the message is spread well.

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  6. A very good piece of advice from Mr Amos. Up and down seem to be dominating social media with alot of lies and sometimes even insulting leaders.

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  7. YOU THREATENED THE ZAMBIAN JUDICIARY WITH REFORMS ‘LIKE THOSE OF KENYA’ OR ‘THE KENYAN WAY’ AND TRUE TO YOUR WORDS WE NO LONGER HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT JUDGE SYAVWAPA. THAT WAS YOUR MEMORABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ZAMBIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM. AMOS, YOU WERE NOT JUST A PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON BUT A MINISTER WITH ALL PORTFOLIOS. YOU SEEMED TO HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT YOU WERE A MERE MORTAL!! POWER CORRUPTS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GET IT MOSAYEMBEKEZELA!!

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  8. Useless, chap!! What advise can you give the youths that now you are out of the corridors of state house?? Mwaleyunfwa sana ba mambala imwe.

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