9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Government expresses gratitude to UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema over his decision to donate to COVID-19 fight

Headlines Government expresses gratitude to UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema over his decision to...

The government has expressed gratitude to UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema over his decision to donate towards the fight against COVID-19.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says Mr Hichilema and the UPND are free to donate to correctional facilities and other institutions towards the fight against the coronavirus.

Speaking on the Breakfast show on Hot FM this morning, Mr Kampyongo said Mr Hichilema is free to donate to any institution of his choice.

He added that even President Edgar Lungu has no problem with anyone wanting to donate towards the fight against COVID-19.

Mr Kampyongo said he has communicated with the UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka authorizing the donations and is ready to receive the donations on 10th April 2020.

And Mr Kampyongo said he has also acknowledged the proposals made by Mr Hichilema on decongesting correctional facilities and police cells but indicated that this is provided for in the constitution.

Mr Kampyongo said this is not the time for politicking but to work together in order to save lives.

The UPND Leader Mr Hichilema recently said he is ready to work with the Government in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mr Hichilema says he is willing to meet anybody and have a conversation on how to fight the pandemic and save lives.

Yesterday Mr Hichilema flagged off a nationwide distribution of hand sanitizers and other hygiene soaps as part of his contribution towards the fight against coronavirus to needy communities.

[Read 3,651 times, 1 reads today]

32 COMMENTS

  1. THIS IS TH E WAY TO GO, I BELIEVE IN A COUNTRY WERE WE PUT PATRIOTISM AMD MANKIND FIRST. WE HAVE ONLY ONE ZAMBIA, SO WE SHOULD UNITY AS A COUNTRY

    26
  2. Now he is .Before he was not allowed to even visit a market .Where is your donation f*ckin$ Kampyongo? Never mind using tax payers cash and calling it a donation.

    9
    6
  3. The slope has started shaking them out of PF when you start noticing that… they will soon start filling the ranks of UPND and before long Dora will be government spokesperson of the UPND-led government. Life is a biatch pa Zed…

    15
    4
  4. We thank God for this unity. This is how human beings should live. I pray that this becomes a launch pad of how our leaders are going to treat one another. Both leaders in PF and Opposition parties are our leaders and personally it gives me joy to see them work together. If tomorrow PF raises a concern about HH, UPND should never take it as being oppressed equally if UPND expresses a concern about how PF is governing they should not call it bitterness because every Zambian wants the best for Zambia.

    15
  5. Pride leads us nowhere and embrace each other because we have a common enemy which is corona virus. I’m waiting for Lungu and Dora Siliya to accept the donations. Forget about Sunday or Monday Chanda, the guy reasons with stomach.

  6. it seems the quarantine period has. made Kampyongo wise. This is the most mature response I have heard from him and this is how it should be. This COVID-19 is bigger that PF or UPND. We need to stand up and fight it together

    10
    2
  7. WHERE IS THESE FOOL KZ,LUSAMBO ,RED LIP CHANDA,MUMBI PHIRI ETC? POLITICIZE KAILI! U ARE ASHAMED WELU.

    3
    1
  8. Just this morning I personally called the upnd secretariat to thank them for the donation. This is what we want to see from the opposition leader. Putting our people before politics and coming to work with us for a common goal . I wish even the opposition bloggers here could desist from constant criticism and for once offer constructive dialogue. There is nothing you will gain by insulting me or his excellency because we will remain in power and are governing. The sooner you accept this, the better for your BP. Kz

    10
    15
  9. If PF adopted this attitude from the start , they would be enjoying universal support …….

    We all remember how Lusambo banned donations of gen sets and maize meal from UPND earlier on

    14
    2
  10. Please HH ensure that those donations only go to Tongas and those from the west. The rest are already fed under pf. We need separate southern and western from rest of country.

  11. Now we are talking, thank you Mr Minister, this is the Zambia I grew up in. We can walk hand-in-hand without seeing eye-to-eye.

  12. Can we now revisit the Government position that he should only donate to cows in Southern Province?

    9
    2
  13. Zambia is bigger than any political party. Politicians come and go but the people of Zambia shall be there for generations and generations to come. Job well done HH. Divided we fall but united we solidly stand.

  14. The PF govt. should firstly express shame and humility for having stopped HH from making donations on numerous occasions previously. In fact HH has in previous times had to make secret contributions because of the PF attitude. For those who want to investigate, he has even built schools, clinics and sponsored students

    8
    1
  15. This is maturity and we commend the hon. Minister for this show of unity in our country at this point in our history.

    4
    1
  16. Awe that good because this is not the time for politics, this is the time to fight the enermy COVID-19 together as a nation. Always remember that together we can do it . United we stand divided we fall.
    #staysafe

  17. Mwalanda ba SK. This must continue and the political temperature will reduce. PF has been too negative for a long time & Chanda needs to be tamed.

  18. HH’s charitable work predates his time in politics. Whn he was non-political, his charity didn’t make news bcos the giver lacked name-recognition on which news depends. The PF hv bugged his phone and been digging all over to find dirt linked to HH, including sending ZRA to his businesses. This has left them frustrated and disappointed. They can’t believe a man can be this upright.

    11
    2
  19. Kaizar Zulu © impersonator, You started very well but lost it at the end.. Stop being excited about POWER because it does not last for ever…Zambia will last for ever and not any political entity. The real KZ is smart. You are too low in your overall thinking….

    8
    1
  20. I tell you this is mature politics, Zambia you are growing. Shame to those who are saying he is spreading Covid-19. Hon. Kapyongo that’s the way to go.

  21. “Mr Hichilema says he is willing to meet anybody and have a conversation on how to fight the pandemic and save lives.”-LT

    GRZ says otherwise.

    The GRZ is in tears because the way the political party treats it. It as been kicked around like it’s not wealthy.

    This is not the time of this kind of politics.

  22. GRZ is not PF or any political party.

    We need leaders that will treat GRZ as constant themselves as inverse.

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

The Resurrection: Fred M’membe is Back, Bold and Resolute than Never Before

By Amy Chilufya. As the Socialist Party’s standing rises, we have also noted a growing pattern of lies being thrown...

ZESCO, KCM seal direct power supply deal, shuts out CEC

ZESCO Limited says it has entered into a long-term agreement with Konkola Copper Mines following successful conclusion of negotiations. ZESCO Director Strategy and...

Why a moral revolution is needed now more than ever

We cannot get overly familiar with the intolerable images of unarmed African American men dying on flimsy grounds, and in many cases, by the...

Chisamba Lungu Makes Zanaco Return

2012 AFCON winner Chisamba Lungu has returned to Zanaco. The midfielder has joined the seven-time champions as a free agent on a two-year deal barely...

Minister of Tourism Assures Artistes of Presidential Protection

Minister of Toursim and Arts has called for calm in the nation and in particular amongst artistes assuring them of president Lungu's protection as...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]