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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

UNZA unrest caused by PF’s failure to prioritize on National Matters-HH

Headlines UNZA unrest caused by PF's failure to prioritize on National Matters-HH

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has said that the current students’ unrest at the University of Zambia(UNZA) have been caused by the ruling Patriotic Front(PF) ‘s failure to reschedule its priorities on national matters such as education that plays a critical role in shaping up a nation’s development agenda.

In a statement, the UPND leader said that UNZA’s perennial problems have been left unattended, for far too long and they won’t go away unless and until the PF systemizes allocation of public resources to core areas such as education of our youth.

Mr HIchilema demanded that all UNZA students be allowed to write their exams and that the PF redirects the resources that they are lavishly using for slush funds, political campaigns and bribing people, to resolving the financial problems at the University of Zambia.

Below is the full statement

PF HAS NO POLITICAL WILL TO RESOLVE UNZA CRISES.

We deeply regret reports of disturbances currently taking place at the University of Zambia Great East Road Campus, between students and the University Management. We believe the student unrest has been caused by the PF’s abysmal failure to reschedule its priorities on national matters such as education that plays a critical role in shaping up a nation’s development agenda.

UNZA’s perennial problems have been left unattended to, for far too long and they won’t go away unless and until the PF systemizes allocation of public resources to core areas such as education of our youth. But we all know they lack the political will because of misplaced priorities and incompetence.

In view of the above, we demand that all UNZA students be allowed to write their exams and that the PF redirects the resources that they are lavishly using for slush funds, political campaigns and bribing people, to resolving the financial problems at the University of Zambia.

We further wish to reiterate our long held position as UPND that when elected into government, all deserving students especially those from poor families will be granted Bursaries and no one will be turned away from writing exams on account of not paying their University fees.

The UPND will ensure that education is once more a core priority of government, and in that regard will reintroduce meal allowances and expand and enhance Bursary opportunities to all tertiary institutions, to ensure growth in human capital for the betterment of our communities.

At a time when Zambian households are struggling due to the PF’s mismanagement, incompetence, recklessness and corruption, the PF must take responsibility for the misery they have caused to the people of Zambia by ensuring our citizens especially the youth are correctly empowered through proper education and the provision of jobs. That’s what the PF promised, let them live up to it.

HH aka Bally.

40 COMMENTS

  1. It’s annoying for you to comment on the unrest at UNZA when your Party the UPND is one of the major sponsors of violent protests at the institution. I’m very certain that some of the students that have been identified as trouble makers will mention some officials from your Party as having hosted them. This is the reason why most of us don’t see you as an alternative. You have never been sincere. Please spare us, we have more important matters to attend to than listen to your empty statements. Malarca kleftis!

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  2. WELL,SAID BALLY. AND THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN GIVEN.IT IS ALOT OF PAIN WHEN U HEAR WHAT THE FIC AND AUDITOR GENERALS REPORT HAD HIGHLIGHTED.MIN OF HEALTH AND THE MINISTER IS STILL IN OFFICE UPTO NOW.WHERE ARE WE GOING?EVEN,THE WORLD ANALYST HAVE CATEGORICALLY STATED THAT ZAMBIAS POOR ECONOMY STARTED IN 2011 AND FROM 2015 WHEN ECL TOOK OVER THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH HEAVY FINANCIAL MISMANGEMENT. AND NOT CZ OF COVID 19. IT IS A TOTAL NONSENSE EXCUSE.RIGHT NOW MIN OF JUSTICE UNDER GIVEN LUBINDA GIVES A FRIEND BUSINESS TO DELIVER VEHICLES.WHAT A SHAME. AND THE WHOLE REASON WHY BOND HOLDER REFUSED TO DEFER IS CZ THEY SAT DOWN AND CHECKED ON THE FIC,AUDITOR GENERALS REPORT AND OTHER FACTORS.THIS COUNTRY NEED A TOTAL OVER HAUL OF THE LEADERSHIP.NOT THESE ONES.WHETHER SOMEONE IS RUDE AND IS ABLE TO…

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  3. HH: Way Forward on Debt and Default
    By Hakainde Hichilema
    (UPND President)
    The PF have delivered to the Zambian people a disaster that has tarnished the reputation of our country. We are the first African country to default in the COVID-19 era, following our failure to pay a $42.5 million coupon on the expiry of grace period on November 13, 2020. This reputation will unfortunately remain with us for decades to come.
    As we had earlier advised on the need to avoid a default at all cost, the country now faces a real risk of holdout creditors taking legal action to seize our sovereign assets. There are reports already that some creditors have embarked on a process to determine a possible payout to holders of default insurance, which may trigger a chain of collection of payouts that could…

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  4. The reason many of us think that you’re not the alternative is that you’ve never been sincere. I’m sure that some of the students that have been caught will reveal that they were hosted by officials from your Party and were promised rewards for burning down that office. Malarca Klephtis!

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  5. HH, the only saviour we have, please come quickly before the dollar touches K100. Come and arrest this economic decay which has been there even before covid came

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  6. Dream on Ichilema. 2021 will not be different from 2016. I see the same HH with the same attributes as the under 5 I did not vote for in 2016.

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  7. HH is like a hyana waiting for sticking and rotting in order to eat. This politics of waiting for misfortunes. I wonder what HH will say about the Kazungula Bridge and Kafue lower hydro when they are opened. HH is not street smart not knowing what matters to Zambian voters even after losing a record number of elections.

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  8. Surely the only hope for Zambia. Economy even deteriorating further under PF. Love him, hate him, he is the only saviour for Zambia. HH, Zambians keep praying for you.

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  9. MMD tried by far better than these stubborn fellas. Just pick two parameters, exchange rate and inflation. In decline ever since RB left. Ati we are working, working where

  10. Bally is the only alternative. Please come and change Religious Ministry to Ministry of Employment. Salvation never comes through ministries, it is a personal thing, come and remove this drain on national coffers

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  11. Kakaiza zezulu, wansekesha. So what solutions do you have up your sleeve? The country is in trouble. We are now defaulting in our sovereign debt.

    Solve the “plobolemus” abantu balafwa kunsala bakaamba. Mwilatukanafye bakaamba.

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  12. I only learnt today that Zambia was already declared a junk status, other countries are also affected by covid, how come they are not in junk status. We need new and focussed leadership next year. You can demonize HH, unfortunately he is loved by Zambians

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  13. Yep , the bally is right.

    We know PF spends millions a month paying their unemployed thugs.
    The same thugs who beat the ministers up if they don’t get paid like how zayellow was hammered……

    The lungu and PF modus operandi is pay and bribe their unemployed thugs, who they use to beat up and harrass the opposition , giving the PF a chance to loot…….

    From that looting , the thugs eagerly wait payments…….

    Then there is those thugs who have graduated from being PF street enforcers have now curved themselves public spaces like bus stops and markets which they controll and earn money through extortion of the public…

    It’s a vicious cycle……

  14. I knew that HH would comment. You comment on everything after commenting then you demand.your always-on social media. have you noticed that Sunday Chanda has reduced social media. Leave such happenings to your media team or SG of your party to comment. Your always-on social media. At the end of the day, you will start to bore people.

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  15. Under5 idio.ts at it again, you fo.ols who told you that it’s only hh! Only hh only hh only hh. You idi.ots. They are people who are more intelligent than your sat.anic leader. Ba Lusaka time stop blocking me. Non sense

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  16. We have to consider the wealth of HH, as he suggests that he didn’t get that wealth from privatization of Zambian assets, then we can note that HH can be the Ginimbi of Zambia since everyone knows that the wealth he boasts about cannot be properly explained.
    I know it would sound strange for him to tell the nation about the source of that un explained wealth.
    Zambians must agree with him that he got that wealth probably from the same source as Ginimbi of Zimbabwe and rest the case or arguments.

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  17. Some people really do not use the correct organs for thinking. How can someone sane say and believe that only ch!kala hh can save zambia? Who is HH among the 18 million plus Zambians. What is so special about the privatization thief? It is because of such narrow mindedness that make the likes of Bushiri succeed in duping people. This is why UPND is thought of a cult because of believing a their ka so called savior.

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  18. HH is a sadist that’s why he can’t win the hearts of the majority Zambians but for his group think mentality of typical UPND sycophants and zealots….

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  19. Bally, we’re with you, save us from this economic rot. Bring back a competitive Kwacha n working institutions cos right now cadres are reigning supreme…..lawlessness is the order of the day like that JJ cadre who beat them up in their workspace.

  20. By the way…this free.mason, dem.onic, sata.nic leader hh 1. He has no conscience 2. he has no shame where on earth do you want government to employ all the youth when you and the then government MMD sold parastatal companies like fritters, What the pf government is encouraging youth to do is form cooperatives or small start up businesses. Don’t listen to demo.nic hh, if he has failed to take care of his farm workers what makes you think he will take care of you. It is impossible.

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  21. @ Dee ,
    Blogging at 02:42am HH is giving sleeplesss nights Ba Mwankole imwe mwachusha abena Zambia pafula.Kwacha now going to K22 per dollar, Ukubwesha Inkongole Nachishupa tamukwete nensoni

  22. It is wrong to glorify student riots. The nation must speak with one voice. The nation must condemn political violence in all its forms. When fees are not paid in good time, then it becomes necessary for guardians and sponsors to approach UNZA authorities i a civilized manner to discuss the way forward. Sometimes loans an help. Some times, late payment can help. Sometimes, exclusion from classes or exclusion from exams can help. It is ridiculous to expect government to fund UNZA at the expense of other competing national priorities, such as the Covic-19 pandemic. Take time to glory violence. Take time to glorify riots. Take time to glorify lawlessness.

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  23. If HH had been in parliament people would have known the real him (empty brian), he just parrots the opposite no original ideas. The tweeter president. His votes will remain stuck on tweeter platforms.

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  24. Taylor… ignorance as no defense, the problem with you ba dot-com, you don’t think but are emotionally charged, for your information 40%-55% what is imported into this country we used to manufacture or produce. UK,USA, China, German Economy are strong why it’s because of what is exported. In Zambia after privatization we can’t even manufacture toothpicks and you expect kwacha to compete against the dollar it’s not possible. Do a research on what Zambia used to manufacture before Privatization.

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  25. But doesn’t HH know that the problems at UNZA have always been there even when government provided free education and allowances to the sector? Closures of the Institution due to students unrest were very common and you want to pretend like you’re not aware. Show leadership by condemning violence and not advancing your political fortunes by supporting illegal acts. What sort of a leader are you?

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