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Zambezi District Chief Describes the Performance of Elected Leaders in N/W Province as Pathetic

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Chief Ishima Sankeni the sixth of Zambezi District has described the performance of elected leaders in North Western Province as pathetic.

The traditional leader said that councilors and Members of Parliament have failed to foster any development in the province despite having been given a five-year mandate to represent the people.

Speaking to ZNBC News in a telephone interview, the Chief said that he will de-campaign any MP and Councillor that has failed to deliver in their Constituency or ward, adding that the elected leaders have abandoned their constituencies after being elected and forgotten their promises to the electorates.

The traditional leader said that the current crop of Members of Parliament are a group of failures that have failed to foster development in the province and do not deserve another opportunity to serve the people.

Chief Ishima has further appealed to traditional leaders across the province not to be used by selfish politicians as campaign tools during the 2021 general elections.

Chief Ishima said that the people of North Western Province will not be cheated by leaders without any vision as they too want development in the province.

75 COMMENTS

  1. What of elected leaders/appointed in government, the president, vice president, the DC and the provincial minister. Have they also failed to bring development in that area? What development can councillors and mps bring of which government cannot??

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    • Lucky Cheelo I think its sad that you have decided to be defensive but again you are clearly saying that both PF and UPND cannot develop Zambia so we should kook elsewhere.UPND has been turned into a cult saldy where irs ekectted MPs have taken leave of their senses and allow Sammy to control every aspect of their pibluc office when Samny has never held public office and has zero knowledge of how or what it takes to serve.

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    • Zulu Themba Isaac it’s government which is supposed to develop zambia not MPs and councillors. If North western is under developed, then it’s PF government that has failed not UPND. How can upnd which is not in power develope a place?? MPs and councillors are just law makers and it’s upto the executive to develop zambia.

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  2. MPs collect no tax from their constituents. It’s government that collects expenditure tax on all taxable goods exchanged levies fees on government services consumed and all eligible incomes. Government is then mandated to spend the revenue so generated properly and equitably. The same chiefs thank Edgar Lungu and other PF officials for massive development countrywide whenever they meet them. So wht’s their problem?

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  3. MPs collect no tax from their constituents. It’s government that collects expenditure tax on all taxable goods exchanged, levies fees on government services consumed and all eligible incomes. Government is then mandated to spend the revenue so generated properly and equitably. The same chiefs thank Edgar Lungu and other PF officials for massive development countrywide whenever they meet them. So wht’s their problem?

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  4. Chief Mumena was my junior when pursing my B.A. in Development Studies and he can proactively radicalise political economy and political science discourses which also hinges on human development and let alone economic development. It’s not those you insinuate to have failed but it’s all hinges on the PRESIDENCY.Zambian yellow books for budgetary formulations are never implemented but what we see is ad hoc clueless flashing outs of monies kakistocracly by this flea circus regime full of clueless street adults masquerading as leaders while destroying everything that which we once celebrated leaving nothing for human development discourse

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    • Amijola Joe you stated well in your analysis but spoiled it when you lost your sense of decorum and respect. You can still put your point across without sarcasm and insults to towards leadership. That’s what intellectual intercourse requires

    • Douglas Lungu Its not sarcasm and insults to your so called leaders but the reality of this kakistocracy thieving circus regime.Im only being radical and proactive without mincing words.In any case you can’t patronize me on what I know ; neither can you control my radicalism.Say to your lane as I refuse to be cretinical and irrational like those who fail to mention the wrong stemming from this scam of a regime in the annals of Zambian history

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    • Chris Chikumi my friend it’s not about comparing the fact that the chief has complained. Whether in eastern there is development or not. There is no development in Zambezi that’s all.

    • Chris Chikumi don’t blame znbc for Christ sake. It is the chief who said it. Unless you tell me znbc is fabricating then I will challenge you to prove the authenticity of your claim

    • Peter Mongeza let me say there r pipo we h trust znbc nthose ofus who do not. That is a fact. My reasons for not trusting znbciddimple, znbc will never no mean never cover anything positive said by opposition political parties. Ifu readanything about an opposition political party, be assured thtit is in the negative nehstthe chief said, gounddpace on znbcbecos northwestern is dominated by opposition. Of the chief hadssidanything positive about political representatives in northwestern, znbc wud certainly nothave covered that. U find anyone is covered by znbc, it it’s either he is saying something gufsbput pf or he issayingsothong bad about the opposition. I respect yo choice n hope will also respect mine

  5. What has the chief done himself? He has all the resources but cannot even grow ifinanashi. Chiefs in Zambia are lazy and just depend on others to feed them. That’s not right. They have land but cannot start cooperatives for his people. He should be removed.

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    • The chiefs should engage govt on the lack of development.MPs don’t have access to treasury funds more so if govt has no political will to develop the province like was the case to uplift Muchinga province under late Sata.Its govts lack of political will to have the province developed that the chiefs should be addressing.In their interactions with the powers that be they should highlight this very prominently.How do you account for this that the province contributes well over 70% to the national kitty but is at almost the tail end in terms of infrastructure?Today Solwezi is the only provincial HQ with gravel roads in the town center.

  6. The chief should be educated on the role of the mp and government that is when he is going know who is suppose take development in the area, it is his duty as chief to speak for his people but the problem with some chiefs the like to ma Brown envelopes

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  7. Let the president visit him and you hear him speak of massive development in his area. Seriously I no longer trust these villagers because they are all the same. No wonder America has electoral college votes because no everyone than that cast a popular vote is sane.

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  8. Mumena shouldn’t be paraded in this manner because he’s well vested in development studies and knows how Zambian leaders are destroying everything that which we once

    MPs only lobby for human developmental projects just in Zambia you have a clueless kakistocracy thieving circus regime which only takes cosmetic development during by -elections And loot our finite resources without shame through kickbacks and non delivery of goods and services

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  9. Its unfortunate when the custodian of calture becomes a cader. He as chief should know very well the separation of powers. MPs roles and responsibilities are making laws. The NWP MPS represented their people well as can be seen from their participation in stopping Bill 10 which the people of NWP opposed. Development is the responsibility the executive

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  10. With all the respect to His Royal Highness Ishima Sanken’gi VI, I choose to agree with your statement. MPs from NorthWestern Province just like any other MPs any rural constituencies speak about lack of meaningful development in their areas in parliament. Most of the massive development has been taking place in Lusaka. Its not the MPs that are failing us but the technocrats who preside over the disbursement of funds. In a well organised or decentralized system Copperbelt and North Western are supposed to getting a bigger share of taxes being collected in these two provinces and this could have translated into meaningful development. In case the Royal Highness should have been more specific because he has not covered the whole province by visiting each constituency and may be he is…

  11. Do people know the role of an mp
    Ignorance is when people think that when an mp is taputapu nama donation and you think that’s working.
    Mp flex their muscles in paliament how many motions has your mp take to the house, does your mp open his/her mouth to debate?, if yes ; is it on the side of the people he represent or not? And many others

  12. Zambian politicians work during election time and then coast to the next election. This is why the spend all the time fundraising so that they can flaunt that cash around when they are working for about two months in four years for re-election. Here and there a condom scandal will break out and some will work to fire others. Enough said.

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  13. I have observed that most people have forgotten civics. Kindly visit ECZ website to understand the 3 arms of govt and their roles. It is actually the duty of the executive where the president, ministers, mayors, councillors falls to develop the area. Not the MP

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  14. We warned you about voting for those scumbags in opposition. We trust you have learned a valuable lesson and will ask your villages to vote pf in August. Twalumba

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  15. PEOPLE MUST KNOW THAT THE LANGUAGE HERE IS NOT AIMED AT MPs AND CONSELLORS BUT UPND. ALL OF US KNOW THAT MOST CHIEFS ARE PF PAID OUT TO DECAMPAIGN THE UPND AND HENCE WHAT THESE THREE TODAY ARE SAYING. WE WANT CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP AND THOUGH CHIEFS YOU HAVE POWERS ON YOUR SUBJECTS BUT REMEBER VOTING IS A RIGHT OF EVERY PERSON AND IS SECRET.

    CHIEFS ARE ON PF PAYROLL AND THEY WANT TO DEMONISES OPPOSITION.

  16. Ba Kaonde moustache nabeve ni phone na simcard, my cousins know how to grow the moustaches, hey steve harvey, how do you do?

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  17. From the comments above from upnd donkeys, it’s the smell of defeat that is agitating them. Why do we elect local Representatives if GRZ and the president are expected to do everything??? It is the mps job to sit with locals and identify areas that require attention, it is the mps job to heckle the minister in which that area falls to push for funding. If a small school in Zambezi requires water or windows, isn’t it the most job to identify and fix this problem from CDF or GRZ funding?? North Western is quicksand for upnd….

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  18. The message should no longer be wear masks, but wear masks correctly, the whole of lusaka, masks are worn with noses outside the masks, so what is the use

  19. After reading most comments on this article, I have concluded that most Zambians don’t know the responsibilities of MPs, Councilors, DC’s, Provincial Ministers, Mayors and President.
    No wonder why we attack the President on anything.
    In Zambian politics, we only concentrate on the Presidential Candidate, If I vote for X Party president I will also vote vote X MP and Counselor.
    We don’t know how to hold our MP’s accountable.
    Zambia is 200 years behind USA politics

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  20. The role MPs and counselors is advocacy,the implementation is government,the government has deliberately not given Northwestern Province any hearing for choosing the people they chose,in any case they’re on record saying that…

  21. You are wrong Luapula will soon become the flagship of the country watch this space there is a lot infrastructure development in the province

  22. If they were interested in developing the province we all know that each MP collects a constituency fund from government to spearheaded development in his area, to add to that MPs get a lot of money as pay which they could either donate or do some development 5years is a long time to do something even using your own salary if you love your constituency.
    So there is no need of crying and saying it is the president you all have resources at your hands I said constituency funds where does go.
    MPs are there to lobby government for development in their given areas and not to go to parliament to just start walking out.

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