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HH Donates a 37 Passenger Seat Rosa bus to Pilgrim Wesleyan Church

General News HH Donates a 37 Passenger Seat Rosa bus to Pilgrim Wesleyan Church

UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT President Hakainde Hichilema this morning fulfilled his pledge of a 37 Passenger Seat Rosa bus to Pilgrim Wesleyan Church, John Howard congregation in Lusaka’s Chawama constituency.

Lusaka District Pilgrim Wesleyan Church Overseer, Richwell Mudenda when receiving the donation said the Congregation is happy that President Hichilema has fulfilled the pledge he made during one of his visits to the church.

“I do remember mentioning the need for the Church to move and preach the word of God within our communities despite transport challenges. When President Hichilema stood up to greet the congregation, he pledged to get us a bus to help us resolve the transport problems we were facing that time. Today that pledge has come to fruition and we thank God for the donation,” said Pastor Richwell Mudenda.

Pastor Mudenda said he now believes that indeed President Hichilema was brought up in a family whose tradition is to give charity for a just cause.

“Wait patiently upon the Lord who has your destiny, we are really grateful for the genuine gesture. We really appreciate the donation. To the family of Mr. and Mrs. Hichilema, we say thank you,” he said.

And in a speech read on his behalf by UPND Religious Affairs chairperson, Pastor Kelly Mukonka, Mr. Hichilema said UPND attaches great importance to the church as it has a great role to play in politics through its Prophetic Ministry.

President Hichilema said the government should not interfere with the work of the Church but allow it to operate as a body of Christ because it has its own agenda of making a difference in this world, through the holy spirit.

Meanwhile, President Hichilema said it is more important at this moment for the Church to engage government on issues bordering on leadership, corruption, morality, economic debt, safety, and security as part of its mandate to serve the interests of the lowly in society.

“I request all Church mother bodies and their affiliates to continue demanding freedoms that will create room for sustainable justice in our beautiful land. Our thorn issue is freedom of assembly and expression, the Public Order Act (POA) and total abuse of human rights and we humbly request the church to continue standing in the gap and create a beacon of hope and guidance to the nation,” said President Hichilema.

He said the church leadership should be determined, in speaking for the voiceless and the vulnerable in society, in order to realize a safer and prosperous country.

Pastor Mukonka was accompanied by UPND Lusaka district Chairman, Savious Ndaba, Chawama Constituency chairperson, Andrew Zulu and 2021 UPND Chawama Constituency aspiring candidates, Potipher Tembo and Nchimunya Chimbulu.

43 COMMENTS

  1. Some one will be bitter over this good gesture – others make pledges from stolen resources. Well deserved Pilgrim Wesleyan Church and carry on the work of our Lord as Charles Wesley did.

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  2. Well done Hakainde we need more of this. Pons in politics always mix these things. It is good to give back to the community which has made you who you are. Leaders ought to be showing this example. Having said that, politicians always have a tag to whatever they do, it is like the so called “western aid” there are always hiden strings attached. The good part is that the plural politics are always good because politicians compete to perform, to give and to behave in certain manner accepteble to their employers (the electorate).

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  3. Now let’s hear pathetic id!ots like KZ utter stupid!ty over this kind gesture by HH. Not forgetting that Lungu gave Nkana football club money last week…

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  4. Pure pledge…thanks bally for the donation with no strings attached….!! kaya uyu amvela bwnji manje….kutomola zina nikulakwa!!

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  5. Pure pledge….thanks bally for the donation with no strings attached…Kaya uyu ndani amvela bwanji….kumutomola zina nikulakwa!!

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  6. Thanks hh this is a good start and hope you will triple this in future. I am sure you can considering your net worth. This is what we like to see. Less politicking and more public service. Kz

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  7. THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO SONTA, PEOPLE SHOULD SONTA WHAT SOMEONE HAS DONE OR DID BEFORE TAKE UP PUBLIC OFFICE, ITS NOT RIGHT TO SONTA AT PROJECTS MADE FROM TAX PAYERS MONEY.

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  8. Chi bus chisasa……is this all the Bally can do sure. Very soon the church members will be pushing this bus kikikikiki!!!

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  9. Someone visited a Catholic church during campaigns for chairmanship in kafue Estates and pledged to give that church a vehicle. You all remember when that was and to date he has not fulfilled. Kikikiki

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  10. Hope people can learn to be critical readers. For the information of the unsuspecting readers, HH is known to donate where there is tribesman or tribeswoman. Is it a mere coincidence that the pastor of that Church is one Richwell Mudenda? During the 2016 elections, UPND campaign vehicles and other materials ON THE COPPERBELT were deliberately and strategically placed in the hands of known Tongas and not UPND members from other tribes. I known such a woman married to a Namwanga man in Ndola who runs a lodge where HH usually spends nights when he is there. This is in Kansenshi area. I will not mention the lodge and name of the owner of the lodge for very personal reasons.

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  11. Look at the names, Hichilema, Mukonka, nchimunya, Mudenda ,Mukuni,and Ndaba.
    Could this be a coincidence? On top of that you even brand the bus!

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  12. @Mwine MUnzi

    Exactly my thoughts. I have known HH to donate where there is a tribesman or woman. Is it a mere coincidence that the pastor of the church to which HH donated is Richwell Mudenda? During the 2016 elections, UPND campaign vehicles were donated to and remained with known Tonga UPND members on the Copperbelt. I personally know one such lady married to a Namwanga man in Ndola’s Kansenshi area where the couple own a lodge at which HH usually lodges when in Ndola for party activities.

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  13. UPND also has a chairman for religious affairs? That means this ministry will be upheld once they get into power?
    Well done to the UPND, and the PF for allowing this donation, we know sometimes they are difficult.
    Kaizer, well spoken. We all still know you are an impostor though.

  14. Well done Bwana Hechi Hechi. Now we’re waiting on Lungu to sell his eSwatini mansion and do a similar donation .

  15. Tell us how the millions in you Caynman Island were acquired before we can say thank you for the schools, boreholes, cars, buses, and power generators you keep donating.

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  16. Rosa bus taking 37 passengers! Maximum is 29 passengers. 37 seater can only be for school children. However, the gesture is still good enough.

  17. Luapula Premier – Yes its cheap when you buy in Japan but add shipping and customs plus registration that $900 will add up to $9000

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  18. A 20 years plus old ka bus bus sure & people are “congratulating”, Zambia ni zikho yanja true. Maybe 3 rd or 4th hand ka bus. Others donate brand new (that years built & registered) marcopolos. Not aka

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  19. There is nothing surprising about my comment. For me, anyone who does something positive for our people will get kudos from me, irrespective of party affiliation. I can only wish our friends in upnd and diaspora could be as level headed and objective for once in their lives. Look how they responded to his excellencys donation last week. This is one reason they cannot win over zambians. To them only their leader can do right. To us in pf we acknowledge positive development whether it’s from muloleyekela or hh. It is called political maturity. Kz

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  20. Anyway, all gifts given freely, should be appreciated. Likewise with this one.
    Its just difficult to ignore the fact that the mileage of that thing is written on its rims. Am in my late 40s now, and such bases were brand new when I was still in secondary school. I hope the church realizes that they’ve just received a headache which will be in and out of mechanics garages every two months. It will bleed their coffers dry. Am speaking as someone who came back to Zambia from school, public transport buses where my first investment. If you have old machines you will cry and dance pelete. Spare parts killed my business.

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  21. Thanks a million to the incoming President. Iyi ndiye Sontapo yazoona because it’s not tax payers money but private individuals own mula. So pasa ulemu.

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