Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The UPND is working to put an end to political tribal discussions

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By: Anthony Bwalya – UPND Member

During our most recent Press Conferences held at the party Secretariat, the UPND made it unequivocally clear, that the reckless debate on tribalism in Zambia is nothing but a political tactic and diversion by the PF.

We made it clear, that the PF would never want to engage in a national discussion around corruption, and how it has cost the Zambian people well in excess of $10bn since the PF assumed office. They can never engage the issue of increasing household poverty, and how close to 4 million more Zambians are poorer today than only 8 million in 2011. They can never engage in a discussion around unpaid public sector pensioners who have now been chased from the Ministry of Justice. They can never engage in a discussion about how the cost of the Basic Needs Food Basket for a family of 6 is now close to K7,000 per month!

They don’t want to discuss the cost of fuel or electricity and strategies to normalize this because it benefits corrupt individuals in government and their business associates.

They don’t want to discuss how broken the business environment is to the extent that reductions in FDI is now approaching the $1bn mark.

The Minister of Finance Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu recently presented a frightening status report of the Zambian economy, and no one is discussing this because that is exactly what the PF would like – no one should engage in a discussion on serious issues of substantive collective interest. It makes them look bad.

How about shortages of drugs and staff in our hospitals and clinics….How about falling standards in public education leading to a precipitous rise in private schools.

These are the issues the country should be discussing, and yet, the PF have created a senseless diversion to a discussion around Tribalism, a problem that only exists in the hearts and minds of PF politicians.

Is Zambia better today because of what Nkandu Luo said in CHILUBI? Are we better off today because of what Bizwell and Nyela said in CHILUBI? Are we better of today because of the most recent statement issued by the government through their mouthpiece Dora Siliya?

The tolerance for stupidity in our national politics must end countrymen and women.

Zambia has a mountain to climb in order to lift our people out of poverty, and engaging in a discussion around tribes is not how Europe or America or Dubai were built.

The UPND will be relentless in providing leadership on real issues and ensure that this reckless plot to divide the country for the benefit of a small group of people ends.

25 COMMENTS

  1. J0na Ch@kolwa has always dodged a meaningful debate.
    He did so twice when he stood for the Presidency, & even dodged an agreed B.B.C interview whilst abroad as he was given the heads up that B.B.C are NOT Dead.N.B.C, or Zambia Daily mail sycophantic cadres, & they will go for the jugular & expose the drunken one, so with tail between his legs, J0na dodged, choosing instead to stay on in his London Hotel penthouse getting drunk.
    This is the same Charlatan who dodged with a Widows cash, let’s not forget!

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  2. They always hold press conferences on Facebook and yet fail to hold a party convention. Ironically it is due to them declaring that only a Tonga can rule upnd. So how can any sensible person take what this tribal hooligan is saying seriously? Kz vote pf

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  3. Meanwhile my good brother Jk has humbly asked me to request from you all that you buy or download legally his new hit single sunga abana lungu. It is our official party song as we enter 2021 election and win by landslide. Kz

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  4. UPND only have Ackson Sejeni and HH to blame because they both started this cancer called tribalism in 2006 and they have been campaigning on tribal line ever since in Southern province.now this cancer is killing them.Believe you, it will get worse in 2021 because other political parties have joined UPND to campaign on tribal lines!!
    UPND IS A TRIBAL PARTY AND ALL ZAMBIANS KNOW THIS FACT!!

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  5. Local government by elections in kalomo UPND 2309 ,PF 327…

    Wako ni wako till 2021..!!!

    Mr. hh we have been telling you that winning elections in Africa involves several factors.

    Today you are crying about national division on tribal reasons.since 2006 you did

    nothing about tribalism and your folklore can’t vote for another party in your region.

    Just nurse bruises from previous by – elections @ chababa ka..?

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  6. How can they end it when Ackson Sejane and Akainde started it in 2006? UPND 7 times rejected by peace loving Zambians.
    How far is Milupi’s war crimes report? Is it still 95% complete?

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  7. UPND and Kainde Ichilema have not explained to the Zambians what Sejane meant by “only a tonga”. They have not realized that two provinces a not enough to put akaivotela umwine in state house are now playing victim. To Mr Anthony Bwalya, these tribalists will spit you out the moment they are done using you. They used GBM who came out thinner than he went. Look at the UPND hierarchy who even failed to accommodate Sakwiba Sikota because he is Lozi.

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  8. So in short UPND is HH’s personal political party….why cant he allow someone else to be in charge…so GBM joined UPND hoping that one day he could become their leader but he found out the hard way

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  9. My cry is to see one day PF is out of the system completely because they are a parasite of Tribalism.
    How curnning they have become that no other tribes could see it and condemn it by pulling out. I can not join PF even if they offered me good money like the way othe tribes have been bought. You can not put your tribe to link it with tribalists. Today its Tonga remember that tomorow it will be Namwanga or Nkoyas who have moved out to side with the Nkandu Luo, Mutale and Nyela. Bakuluna kisikamani, look at even the vice President trying to defend Nkandu Luo just because you hate UPND.
    The other issue is look at how many other tribes have the majority of the so called political parties are presidents?
    This is true to me that unless one tribe speaks or insults you, you wont be sad but…

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  10. UPND need to field fresh young minds if they are to be taken seriously by Zambians. As much as we need opposition parties. They have a found it hard to cleanse the tribal beginnings of their party in its middle form. Mazoka was not a tribalist. He did some outer worldly things but was one that saw the need to make a Zambian UPND. Then Sejani spoiled all of that.

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  11. @KCN,
    Who is Sejane? How many of you in PF have been speaking about tribal remarks? True Bembas will never speak on tribal because they know where they came from. Look at Nkandu Luo, Nyela (Deaficator) and many others haters of other tribes speak tribalism. Look at how they have lined themslves in top jobs even when they are not qualified but they promote each other on tribalines.
    This is not healthy for our Zambia. I wish i was not born with such people whose spirit is evil and stinks devil.

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  12. Sejani was a minister in the Chiluba MMD and has never sought political office on the UPND ticket. He left the MMD whn Chiluba sought a third term and hasn’t been known to be an active member of any political party. He comments on political developments as any citizen is entitled but doesn’t take any active part. He served in govt without scandal but that’s not appreciated in a country where thieves are celebrated.

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  13. UPND DOESN’T ONLY TALK TRIBALISM THEY PRACTICE IT BECAUSE ITS IN THEIR BLOOD. MY EXPERIENCE WITH TONGAS IS THAT THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE IN THE PRESENCE OF THER TRIBES, THAT’S WHY A TONGA MANAGING DIRECTOR MAKES SURE FROM DRIVER, CLEANER, SECRETARY, CLERK, ACCOUNTANT ETC IN HIS OFFICE ARE ALL TONGAS! SO LET THEM NOT PRETEND AND START BLAMING KANDU LUO! NKANDU LUO DIDN’T SAY OR DO ANYTHING WRONG! NKNDU LUO ALANDILE FYE IPINDA LYA MU CHIBEMBA! PERIOD! SHE DIDN’T POINT AT ANYBODY AS BEING TRIBAL, SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL? HAKAIVOTERA HUMWINE (HH) , NA SEJANI!

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  14. Simple response to this Trible, Anthony Walya: of course the country has serious issues to discuss, but no one will discuss anything important with your Trible HH and Trible UPND. Why dont you remove the log in your eyes before you look for a speck in your friends eye? The birth of Trible HH in 2006 with his trible birth attendant Ackson Sejani created triblism in Zambia. Countless times I have advised Trible HH to apologise publicly for that if he and his Trible UPND are to be taken seriously in Zambia as an alternative leadership. He has not. Just see now how even in parliament yesterday Veep Inonge used the same argument to answer a Trible UPND MP who raised the issue of triblism thinking he was clever. The whole bunch of Trible UPND MPs could not stand the shame and had to walk out…

  15. ….The whole bunch of Trible UPND MPs could not stand the shame and had to walk out under the weight of Veep Inonge’s reminder of Choma 2006, and she said that “she was there, listened for herself and did not need a witness”. She really went to town on the tribles with FACTS, because she was DISGUSTED like many other Zambians. There is your fate in 2021 Mr Trible HH!

  16. Trible UPND should realise that it’s not tribalism for someone to say there will never be a tonga President, a bemba President, or a Lozi President or any other trible President in Zambia. It’s a fact as there is no such provision in the constitution, it only provides for a Zambian President. So get that into your thick heads you tribles and stop those silly tears and walk out antics.

  17. If being tribalistic is all tied to hate, those who are targeted must delight in being hated for it means they are very effective in their dealings and result oriented!

  18. If being tribalistic is all tied to hate, those who are targeted must delight in being hated for it means they are very effective in their dealings and result oriented!

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