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It’s shameful for President Lungu to Allege ‘Price Hike Sabotage’ over his failures to handle the Economy

Columns It's shameful for President Lungu to Allege 'Price Hike Sabotage' over his...

By Sam Mwikisa – Kitwe District Youth Spokesperson

As President Hakainde Hichilema puts it “you can rig the elections but you can’t rig service delivery’. This is the monistic episode that has hit ba Lungu and the PF Government.

It is really shameful for a Republican President to claim sabotage on high prices of commodities in Zambia today when his Government can’t even manufacture a complete Toilet Paper to improve forex but has continued to run an import dependant economy.

What has the PF Government done to improve the economy ever since they came into power through the past two previous questionable elections? This is a team of people whose mission was and still is to silence President Hakainde Hichilema and the Opposition so as to protect their electoral questionable past victories and remain in Power even after the 12th August 2021 elections.

They can’t hide their incompetence anymore as reality has downed on Zambians today. Who has ba Lungu and his Government not blamed for their failures? They have blamed President Hakainde Hichilema and the Opposition for all their incompetence and failures. They have blamed Covid-19, a new pandemic that found a collapsed economy. They have even blamed God almighty before for their failures in the Energy sector.

We expect ba Lungu to just accept that he has failed. Playing blame games for all his failures will not solve the ever-sky rocketing commodity prices Zambians are facing today.

If he really loves Zambians, let him just do an honorable thing by not even pushing for the unconstitutional 3rd Term. If in case he manages to manipulate his way and pushes for the 3rd term, Zambians will have no choice but to show him his incompetence on his face through the ballot on 12th August 2021.

May I remind ba Lungu that Zambians want affordable meals and not blame games. Zambians want quality Agriculture Policies that will bring about food security and not blame games. Zambians and the majority of Youths need Jobs and not blame games. Zambian businesses want a strong Kwacha against vehicle currencies and not blame games. Zambians want an economy that is well oiled by good policies to provide various opportunities in all sectors and not blame games.

This is why every sound and responsible Zambian is looking forward to 12th August this year so that they can vote for President Hakainde Hichilema for a better Zambia that will bring about the true industrialized economy that will provide food security, jobs, business opportunities, and free and affordable education for all.

At this point allow me to congratulate the Opposition Alliance Members for appointing President Hakainde Hichilema as the Presidential Candidate for the Alliance just as Zambians wished.

35 COMMENTS

  1. Please stop smoking whatever you are taking.Address HH as UPND party President not as stated in your article he is no there yet.Secondly it’s not all Zambians who believe in him or follow him ,wait for the ballot paper on 12th August my friend

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  2. The PF is busy dishing out bundles of cash into the local economy from unexplained sources.This is driving up inflation (now 22%).
    Basic economics
    “If the Money Supply increases faster than real output then, “ceteris paribus”, inflation will occur.If you print more money, the amount of goods doesn’t change. However, if you print money, households will have more cash and more money to spend on goods. If there is more money chasing the same amount of goods, firms will just put up prices.”

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  3. President has a point. Explain beef for example. How does a kg of mixed cut move from K35 to K90 in a year??? How is beef, a local product get affected by the dollar?? Fuel and electricity have remained constant???

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  4. ECL is clearly knows that he can’t win a free,fair , credible and peaceful Election in 2021.Hence ECL has said that “even if u don’t vote for us” we will still be there in 2021 and beyond. Clearly ECL has resolved to impose himself on Zambians thru an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term. He is relying on Rigging the August 12, 2021 Elections. Already the voters Roll shows it has been rigged infavour of PF Strongholds. ECZ and Concourt will approve ECL’s Third Term Eligibility and should the 2021 Elections be Petitioned Concourt will Rule in favour of the Appointing Authority. ECL needs the Cyber Security Bill badly so that he can close the Internet and Social Media to enable him rig the votes and Election Results on August 12, 2021.Can the Opposition and the People stop this…

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  5. Sam Mwikisa stop smoking weed..Your boss was in the forefront during privatization selling companies like fritters, mind you he was a consultant when you talk of manufacturing it’s important noting that the only way to grow the economy is by exporting more,I must commend government for trying to revamp industries, Kawambwa tea, Zambia railways, Zamtel,KCM, Mopani to name a few. To build a base for revenue collection.. Your idol is on record saying Zambians can’t run the mines yet he is looking for votes from Zambians how shameful… A point of correct it’s not the opposition alliance but upnd alliance because of one stupid and selfish individual called hh..So to say opposition alliance is wrong and misleading to the public. Pf will win…

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  6. Spends more time and money destabilizing the opposition. How much has he paid broke Chishimba Kambwili to end his career.
    Watch “MUVI TV| SPECIAL INTERVIEW | FRANKLIN M’MEMBE | 26/02/2021” on YouTube

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  7. Kwacha down 50% ,inflation is 22%,forex reserves are down to records levels…Lungu is a true economic failure .

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  8. It’s only shameful if it’s not true.

    KK was delusional who used the same strategy to stay in power for a good 27 years. A pattern may just be emerging here.

  9. #3  Zambian Citizen 
    February 28, 2021 At 8:59 am

    “President has a point. Explain beef for example. How does a kg of mixed cut move from K35 to K90 in a year??? How is beef, a local product……”

    Antonio mwanza,

    tell your du.ll boss that everything in the economy is interlinked….nothing remains localised like a chawama pit.latrine, no.

    Those cows need foreign made medicines, that beef needs forigne made equipment to butcher , to sell that beef the shop landlords are demanding rentals in dollars .

    Is that why lungu was searching villages in southern province, to search a price fixing device ???

    Hehehehehe……..you thought running a country is like running a chawama tarven ??
    Zambians ain’t seen nothing yet…….wait.

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  10. #3  Zambian Citizen 
    February 28, 2021 At 8:59 am

    “President has a point. Explain beef for example. How does a kg of mixed cut move from K35 to K90 in a year??? How is beef, a local product……”

    Antonio mwanza,

    tell your boss that everything in the economy is interlinked….nothing remains localised

    Those cows need foreign made medicines, that beef needs forigne made equipment to butcher , to sell that beef the shop landlords are demanding rentals in dollars .

    Is that why lungu was searching villages in southern province, to search a price fixing device ???

    Next…….

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  11. The govt must be commended for keeping all energy prices constant (except charcoal!!), because this has exposed a lot of sabotage sharks. For e.g, how has the price of cement gone up by 40%??
    There is a lot of sabotage going on in this country and WE the Zambians should resist this. Outside forces are trying to force a regime change – but NIX, forget it. I for one will stick with ECL because of the big positive changes he’s govt is doing and the peaceful atmosphere existing so far in Zambia. I dread the chaos, the “STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN”, the blame game as time is wasted, the REVENGE that would plunge the country into worse chaos than we are now discovering the MMD did.

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  12. Me , I love these jokes from lungu……especially with this covid lock down…..pure entertainment.

    Next joke pleas…..

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  13. UPNDEAD’s strategy = Choreographic Chaos.
    In doubt? Check former Pact member Sean.
    Anything is possible with the UPNDEAD pact. Presidents just don’t speak from without. They have credible intel.
    On the state house trajectory at all cost.
    Formula orchestrate discontent in the heart of Zambians to win sympathy.
    Who does that? Only the devil himself.
    He has tried to torch and gas you.
    But I believe Government should be on top of things. This is an election year. Since you already know, I believe you’re working on it. It’s not a joy ride going to the polls. Zambians, guard your hearts againt evildoers. Your lives are at stake.

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  14. UPNDEAD’s strategy = Choreographic Chaos indeed.
    So when the quindis tried to touch mealie meal by conniving with Millers, Government’s solution was solar powered hammer mills dotted all over Zambia. Behold and be wary they’ll pounce at every chance to discredit Government.
    Hey, but don’t write the effect of Covid-19 entirely off.
    The economy of the country depends on you and I. Government need not be destructed.

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  15. MAKE ZAMBIA GREAT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHO EVER WINS EXCLUDING PF LETS MAKE THAT DAY A NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY
    LIKE NATIONAL PRAYERS BUT CALL IT BYE BYE PFFFF KIKIKI

  16. This Thorn in the Flesh

    Hehehehehe …….kukosa bane,

    you think running a country is like running a chawama tarven ????

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  17. 11  Rhapsody 
    February 28, 2021 At 11:14 am

    “..The govt must be commended for keeping all energy prices constant (except charcoal!!), because this has exposed a lot of sabotage sharks. For e.g, how has the price of cement gone up by 40%??
    There is a lot of sabotage going on in this country and WE the Zambians should resist this……”

    Let’s go…….you see, as someone said , just like how you can fake a cv but ultimately fail to do the job……
    you can rig elections and force yourself on zambia by violence but you will fail to run the country…….

    Untimely lungu and yourselves will realise that running a country is not the same as running a chawama tarven…….

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  18. Socialist tendencies of blaming unseen enemies, NAZIs blamed jews for their failures, it’s common among communists to find an imaginary enemy to feed masses for their failures.

  19. ARISTOTLE COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MY SELF
    WITH LUNGU ALL HE KNOWS IS WHAT HE IS BEING TOLD BY THOSE AROUND HIM
    AND THOSE SAME PEOPLE ARE PROTECTING THIER JOBS AND POCKETS

  20. Do you surely need to be a rocket scientist to see that all economic indicators are negative ever since PF took over and even before covid. This is not the economy MMD left, MMD did not leave a perfect economy but it was decent by far and we were getting by.

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  21. Ghana is the first African country to receive the covid vaccine whilst Zambia is the first African country to default on its loans.

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  22. Not sure why LT is removing the point that MMD left a decent economy that some body posted . Not sure what is wrong with that truthful statement

  23. Just read the author’s last name and you will know that he comes from a certain tribe and supports upnd. He is a lost ignorant baboon just like his tribal leader. Upnd will turn Zambia into a Rwandan case. Can we get rid of these upnd savages. Paniy0 panu and mookongo wahniyoko to the whole upnd party and your supporters

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  24. Just read the author’s last name and you will know that he comes from a certain tribe and supports upnd. He is a lost ignorant baboon just like his tribal leader. Upnd will turn Zambia into a Rwandan case. Can we get rid of these upnd savages. Panly0 panu and m00k0ngo wahniy0ko to the whole upnd party and your supporters

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  25. After August, we need a government that can come and reset things to possibly where MMD left them, it is only true that the PF has been a failed project going by the evidence from the negative economic stats ever since they took over.

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  26. Doesn’t ECL have Economic Advisers?He must have been advised that Printing Money recklessly will lead to increased Money Supply and inturn prices will skyrocket. PF Cadres are all over carrying “twusaka twandalama ” and dishing the money left and right under the guise of empowerment. At this rate of Printing Money by BOZ, by August 12, 2021 the Election Day Prices will tremble. Should the Elections be violent and disputed the Zambian Economy will collapse further leading to hyperinflation or very high prices. An illegitimate ECL Govt will be Sanctioned by the International Community and that will worsen the economic plight of Zambians. Tough times ahead.

  27. You are all upnd fools who can not analysed issues independently because of their political affiliation. Let’s be objective here, you have interests to protect so are the others on different political divide. Hh this hh that how sure are you that he is forming the next government. You are the same people who cries foul when ever results are announced. Foolish hh foolish upnd

  28. 1968 Kaunda’s economic reforms brought State Enterprises.1987-1991.UBZ was down,Mwaiseni had empty shelves,most state enterprises and farms were shells.
    Mines were losing 1million dollars per day no investments.PF repeating the same mistakes with no discipline and corruption,the end result will be the same.
    It will fail.Inflation from printing money making things worse.

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