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The Socialist Party Adopts 9 Candidates for the 2021 General Elections

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The adopted candidates from L-R Reverend Moddy Chisha Nonde - Chitambo, Maximo Mutambo - Senga Hill, Kunda Humphrey - Lunga, Kalonde - Mpika Central, Pastor Francis Chanda Chileshe - Lubasenshi, Nanyangwe Naomi - Mbala, Kapasa Makasa - Shiwang'andu, Mulenga Chiluba - Nkanchibiya and Pikiti Margaret - Malole.
The adopted candidates from L-R Reverend Moddy Chisha Nonde - Chitambo, Maximo Mutambo - Senga Hill, Kunda Humphrey - Lunga, Kalonde - Mpika Central, Pastor Francis Chanda Chileshe - Lubasenshi, Nanyangwe Naomi - Mbala, Kapasa Makasa - Shiwang'andu, Mulenga Chiluba - Nkanchibiya and Pikiti Margaret - Malole.

This Sunday, the Socialist Party led by Fred M’embe adopted 9 parliamentary candidates for the 2021 general elections to stand on the party ticket in Northern, Muchinga, Luapula, and the upper parts of Central Province.

The adopted candidates are Reverend Moddy Chisha Nonde – Chitambo, Maximo Mutambo – Senga Hill, Kunda Humphrey – Lunga, Kalonde – Mpika Central, Pastor Francis Chanda Chileshe – Lubasenshi, Nanyangwe Naomi – Mbala, Kapasa Makasa – Shiwang’andu, Mulenga Chiluba – Nkanchibiya and Pikiti Margaret – Malole.

The adopted parliamentary candidates have promised to closely work with their communities in order to foster sustainable development.

Speaking during a press briefing at the party’s Garden Office on Sunday when they were unveiled, Rev. Moddy Nonde Chisha from Chitambo constituency observed with anguish, the neglect, the people have suffered at the hands of political leaders.

Chisha said issues of education, bad roads, clinics, and bridges were a huge challenge to the people of Chitambo.

“Our Incoming President Dr. Fred M’membe is a revolutionary leader who wouldn’t love to see citizens being subjected to the capitalist system that causes suffering among Zambians. We in the Socialist Party pledge that under the socialist government, we will bring about Justice, Equity, and Peace in the distribution of the natural resources and the national wealth of our country as outlined in our manifesto,” said Chisha.

And adopted Senga Hill candidate Maximo Mutambo Sikonde pledged his loyalty to the party and the people of Senga Hill when he was elected as Member of Parliament.

Mutambo said it was disappointing that schools in the constituency were falling apart as teachers were not motivated. He said the lack of medicine in hospitals had also been a major challenge for the people of Senga Hill.

“Lack of medicine in our clinics such as Panadol and all must come to an end, this must change, I will make sure that I continue struggling for a better Zambia with the people in my constituency, the youths have no jobs and they are just in communities suffering,” said Mutambo.

He called for a complete shift in the agriculture policy in order to increase productivity while empowering the farmers.

Meanwhile, Mpika Central constituency adopted candidate Andrew Kalonde from Muchinga province thanked the party leadership for having confidence and adopted him to contest on the party ticket.
Kalonde assured the party leadership to do his best and not disappoint them and the electorate.

He said it is disappointing that after 50 years of independence, people still have a challenge of safe drinking water, roads, and poor nutrition.

“My people do not be carried away by the 12.5 kg of mealie meal which is being given to you, That is an insult to you because if they care for you, they must work on reducing the price of fertilizer so that you can afford to buy and farm your own food and even be able to take your children to school,” said Kalonde.

Kalonde questioned why the projects left by late president Michael Sata have not been completed for six years now.

“Michael Sata hospital was supposed to finish and all equipment fixed, the mortuary, houses for workers to be built before opening but what happened? They opened the unfinished structures so that they appear as though they care for you,” he said.

Kalonde added that the country was falling due to capitalism with inherent values of greediness, corruption, thieving and selfishness.

“The Socialist Party has this very arduous task of revisiting the past in order to transform the future. I shall therefore support programs and motions that promote national unity and equal distribution of development throughout the country irrespective of which party sponsors such programs. The task ahead of us cannot be left on trial and error or in the hands of test tube politicians (who do not have the interest of the poor at heart, the selfish, greed and corrupt leaders) but to tried and tested compatriots, -hands like that of our dear comrade and party president, Dr Fred M’membe,” he said.

Kalonde mentioned that the country should be in the hands of the people who understand grassroot issues that were affecting the poor masses who are crying day and night due to the oppression by the greed and shameless corrupt leaders.

“I have been with my president Dr Fred M’membe in Mpika for a month now, he understands your problems, he ate the food you eat and drank the water you all drink, he knows the train to Mpika district up to Nabwalya, Mbati, Chiunda Ponde and many other areas and he can’t be cheated,” he explained. He charged that the time for change was now with the Socialist Party whose values are centred on the emancipation of humankind.

15 COMMENTS

  1. The Socialist Party should hv tried to test themselves in the field by vying for any of the parliamentary and local government seats that hv been falling vacant. This a party that is high on appearances and low on actually rubbing shoulders with the competition in the field.

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  2. Bongoz I agree. Ba mmembe only became socialist after he was ordered to pay his taxes. Kikikiki. These are gay champagne socialist who are wasting our time and resources. Remember it costs government alot to accommodate these useless parties.

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  3. I kno many pipo will ignore these socialist pipo but to remove edgar in the absence of hh who will be barred from elections in 2021 u need any alternative. The key thing is just to cleanse the country from pf. Thats all. We can’t just continue like this. So much violence under pf..its primitive..

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  4. Taking place in actual election would also help the party’s polling agents to know election documentation, hw to file nomination papers and generally to know hw it’s done in the field. It’s totally different from sloganeering at party headquarters.

  5. I learnt a bit more details this week about Hitlers Socialist Party … its History just thought i read there manifesto and the character/person of there leader.

  6. @Malama Muma who will bar HH?Remember Rupiah Banda tried to bar Sata but he failed.No one can stop HH its too late.

  7. Those are modelling long sexy legs…looks like Mmembe will get alot of votes…very smart….we need such legs in the corridors of the state house…Grandma Inonge should retire together with Bandit President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

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  8. If M’membe had an ounce of charisma or gravitas, this party would be a great alternative for the Country at the moment. The former capitalist millionaire M’membe is not a socialist that is the unfortunate part. True revolutionaries are martyrs dead or alive. I haven’t heard M’membe, a creature of self preservation, speak out articulately against Escobar aka Lungu. What kind of revolutionary avoids confrontation? People want you to speak out for them, Zambians have already had a taste of socialism under KK, what they need now is an activist sort of powerful opposition. Activism will unsettle PF coz phonies hate to be called out in the daylight.

  9. In other words you’ll nationalize everything and we’ll go back to where we were pre democracy ! Not that we are living in democratic times now

  10. The overwhelming gist of the Manifesto of the Socialist Party (2021-2026) is the creation of an economic system characterized by state ownership of non-human factors of production and distribution, and centralized planning and control of economic activities, particularly activities in key and strategic commercial and industrial sectors of a country’s economy.

    The means or factors of production and distribution include land and the various forms of capital, such as raw materials, financial assets and institutions, manufacturing facilities, assembly plants, machinery and equipment, transportation facilities, service centers, and retail outlets.

    Obvious problems: (a) Zambia would be kicked out of the African Union and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA); (b)…

  11. … (b) development partners like Canada (CIDA), Denmark (DANIDA), France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan (JICA), The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden (SIDA), the United Kingdom (DFID / FCDO), and the USA (USAID) would withdraw their financial and material support; (c) the country would be kicked out of the WTO; (d) IMF, ADB and the World Bank would not consider our country for loans and debt-reduction initiatives; and (e) foreign investors and their capital would be fanned away.

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