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UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, deserves a chance to rule Zambia

Headlines UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, deserves a chance to rule Zambia

THE United Party for National Development (UPND) Chilanga district aspiring council chairperson, Champion Tembo, has charged that the UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, deserves a chance to rule this country.

Speaking last Wednesday when he addressed pastors and spouses of police officers in Chilanga, Champion Tembo, who is also UPND Chilanga district deputy chairperson in charge of administration, said Hakainde Hichilema deserves an opportunity to rule this country because he has the ability to turn the potential in our water bodies, minerals, land and agriculture into wealthy.

“I have had several opportunities to have a one on one talk with Hakainde Hichilema. There is only one thing that always stands out about his character. He is consistent and he has a brilliant vision for this country,” said Tembo. “He possesses the ability to turn the potential which is in our minerals, water, arable land and agriculture into wealthy.”
He also told the gathering that the UPND administration is going to restore rule of law which is going to bring back professionalism in the police service.

“For you women who are married to our men in uniform, HH is going to restore rule of law which is going to bring back professionalism and dignity in the operations of the police,” said Tembo. “We can’t have a country where officers are transferred in national interest for executing their jobs professionally. We can’t have a country where men of God are treated as political opponents when they speak on the evils being perpetrated by the government and ruling party carders.”

Meanwhile UPND Chilanga district chairperson, Chisambwe Chinyama has said that PF doesn’t understand economic dynamics and the power of government pronouncements as seen in their Kandolo suggestion which has terribly backfired.

” You see, from the time Covid-19 started causing havoc, the prices of caskets has risen. This is because the demand of caskets has gone up. Are you telling me that the price of Kandolo is going to remain the same when bread has become expensive? Kandolo prices have gone up due to the demand on the market,” said Chinyama. “This only goes to show how blank PF is when it comes to matters concerning economic dynamics and the power of government pronouncements.”

42 COMMENTS

  1. What a silly thing to say. Why should you impose leaders on the people just to satisfy your emotions? If HH is fit to rule then let the people vote for him but he needs to work harder. So far he is not trusted because of his actions. We have never heard HH speak out on external forces working against our country so the people of this wonderful nation wonder whether he represents their interests or that of his friends and pay masters. We don’t know where he stands with peace either because of his constant refusal to participate in national events.

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  2. Ability alone is not adequate. For instance every average man out there has he ability to father a child but honestly, may not have what it takes to bring up that child. We need experience in public office. No doubt that double h is now experienced as a failed opposition leader.
    It’s amazing to note that you and only you have seen what 18Million Zambians have not seen supposing Zambia has 20 Million people. I take it spaka is in the mere other 2Million. How ironic!
    We don’t have at our hands a credible CV to run this noble nation in h², sorry. Only grave memories of h² given national duties. Sorry face to our mines.
    Alebwelelapo pa mupando.

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  3. Surely if UPND is the popular party, why would one issue such a statement? Zambians should elect leaders out of merit and not sympathy. In my view, HH may have brilliant ideas in his head but if those ideas do not resonate with the people then he clearly needs to work on his communication skills. We keep hearing HH is going to restore this, he is going to do that but nothing to show how that will be done. In fact his actions and body language tell a different story. We would like HH to do well but at times he seems to be his own enemy.

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  4. Every Zambian deserves to rule Zambia, or do I need to say no deserves anything out of just deserving.
    I deserve to be rich.

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  5. Currently in Zambia HH and UPND Alliance are the only viable option. ECL and PF have failed to manage and govern Zambia. Voting for the Continuation of PF Corruption, PF Cadres Violence and thuggery, extrajudicial killings, Gassing, burning Markets etc will be suicidal for Zambians. The situation will get worse and Zambia will become a Police-PF Cadre State where Constitutionalism, Rule of Law,Good Governance, respect for Human Rights will cease to exist. All our Rights and Freedoms will be taken away by these marauding PF Cadres and Militarised ZPS. We need HH and UPND Alliance to restore Rule of Law, Peace,Stability and Progress. The writing is on the wall.

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  6. He is talking to the spouses of police officers who in their wildest dreams never thought they would live in decent houses. It can be very hard to convince them to vote for the opposition in my view.

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  7. HH WILL RULE FOR SURE
    WE TIRED OF PF AND THEIR CORRUPT WAYS
    THE SLOGAN NOW SHOULD BE PF AND LUNGU MUST FALL

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  8. Hello to all supporters of aspiring presidential candidates who have been troubling me about the minimum qualifications for a presidential position. Today I had an honour to chat with our constitution interpretors. From all he layed out the easiest were as stated below.

    1. At least 2 years as ward Councillor. Council chairmanship will be an added advantage.
    2. At least a previous history of adoption as a Member of Parliament in Zambian constituency or any equivalent related adoption/elected.

    Nachishiba so bambi qualification no body no body.

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  9. Leave it to the Zambian voters as this is his
    Last attempt to win.If he can’t make it then
    He has to move on and accept defeat and wish of Zambian people.Zambians cannot keep giving their votes only to keep losing.

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  10. It’s to govern and not to rule Zambia. There’s a world of difference btwn governing and ruling. I know it takes a bit of appropriate learning to know the difference.

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  11. There is nothing like deserve here, one MUST show the electorate their leadership qualities and let the people decide. If one, like your hh, has a propensity for tribalism and loves politics of greed and division, then I for one will NEVER waste my vote on him. And yes, a lot of people I have talked to totally agree with me. That is the beauty of democracy.

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  12. Yes he deserves to rule because you are a UPND chairperson and you are guaranteed of a job or a contract in govt….why even waste time publishing such articles.

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  13. Bwana Lungu deserves to be voted out on account of his very poor economic track record.On HH i’ll leave that on Zambians to decide in August.

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  14. PF can keep their heads buried in the sand like Ostriches. Hunger knows no Political Party,tribe, Religion, Region etc. Njala inyokola muntuwese! People are Hungry country wide. Nobody will vote for continued hunger and poverty. PF Cadres and Supporters of ECL and PF will obviously vote for ECL and PF Rule becoz they are benefitting from PF Corruption and Patronage but how many are they? The Majority of Zambians are suffering from high cost of living, joblessness, low incomes, PF Cadre Violence and thuggery, extrajudicial killings, Gassing etc. Nobody will vote for continued Hunger and Suffering. Macmillan’s wind of Change is blowing across Zambia. Even in PF Strongholds People are crying out for a change of Govt. They want to try HH and UPND Alliance for a Change.

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  15. Truth be told, the majority of people who support the Presidency of Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu have PERSONALLY benefited from his rule. These are people who are not concerned about the country as a whole but what is in it for them. Through connections they have become richer than they have ever dreamed in their lives. They have benefited from the infrastructure graft. The cadres in the street are benefiting from the poor marketeers. The RATSA, ZRA, Lands, Immigration, councils, Police, Army, ZNS, DEC, Airforce, ACC etc etc, you name it are all personally benefiting through their unregistered ‘agents’ with whom they share profits. Lungu has allowed the monkeys to have a free reign in the fields. You can now get away with murder in Zambia as long as you grease the right palms. This is why HH…

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  16. If the economy is so bad, why are there no workers’ strikes in Zambia. In the history of Zambia there has never been such a calm labour force. The Resident Doctors Association president was sacked and not a single doctor in the country has rallied to his aid. People may grumble about the high cost of living, bu that is just purely out of greed than necessity. Zambians are all enjoying the fruits of corruption and they will not want to change that. The rule of law is not good for poor people, it only benefits the wealthy. Come to think of it, if you were stopped by the traffic police for driving a defective vehicle because you cannot afford to pay for parts, but you can afford a one pin for the police officer, what would you do? Easy, pay the one pin and be on the move until the next road…

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  17. Politics in a democracy is a competition of ideas and programs, it’s not about giving each other chance. You don’t just wake up and tell your tribesmen that it’s now your turn to rule. Sell your self, don’t just make a tribal appeal. Otherwise just retire from politics, they’re not for you

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  18. #20 @Saint
    Its not correct to assume that the majority that are supporting ECL are benefiting from corruption and connections to the system. Those of us that lived in the first republic especially in the copperbelt can testify that we’re beginning to see sanity in our nation in many areas and Zambia is heading in the right direction. For instance are you aware that even when MMD recorded a bumper harvest, over 30% of the harvested crop would go to waste under PF its under 1% due to refurbished and newly built silos.
    ZRA has been reformed and spread their tax collection base. It has become more professional and collect above target even in this period of covid.

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  19. In MMD we used to think that there were no more plots in Lusaka, PF built roads in the outskirts of Lusaka and opened up new areas for plots.
    The UTH is no longer the congested and dirty hospital we got accustomed to . PF decongested by building level one hospitals in all community areas.
    PF has revamped IDC and a number of companies under its portfolio are now declaring dividends to Govt.

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  20. Only PF has made a serious attempt at economic diversification to agriculture and 3 years in a roll the country has recordered a bumper harvest in the midst of climate change and army worms.Fisheries is one of fasted growing areas in the agriculture sector among others.
    Lately if you watch Zambezi magic you will discover good quality Zambian produced TV productions like Mpali and Zuba. That’s because of reforms in the ministry of information through digital migration and courses to improve the production have been introduced at NIPA, Evelyn Hone and Unza. That’s PF policy to create youth employment.

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  21. Under MMD civil servants especially teachers would only dream about owning car and a house. Today the story is different. Then they would get paid today and tomorrow they que up at the kaloba banks for credit. The number of houses we see around Lusaka are owned by civil servants and that has also created employment for semi and skilled labour force. In MMD most colleges and Private Universites including Trade Centres were offering only business courses today the story is changing.

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  22. You don’t have to be a president to show “the ability to turn the potential in our water bodies, minerals, land and agriculture into wealth”
    You can show us this potential while you are in the opposition

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  23. We got used seeing the police and other security wings staff in dilapidated and old ramshackes. The story is changing.

    I can go on and on but the point is there are those of us who are supporting MMD on merit because we’ve seen where we have come from and where we’re going. There are many areas they need to improve on and work on but l think we’re safe with PF than any other party at the moment. Besides we haven’t seen any other party with a serious manifesto to counter that of PF.

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  24. What is Upnd manifesto…? As for HH is a hardcore tribalist and divider of the National. Voting for him is like accepting genocide notices

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  25. Am non partisan but this is where UPND is getting it all wrong….there’s nothing like “deserves a chance “…its the will of the voters….no one is stopping HH from becoming the President….people go out and vote..and that’s how it works…..no one can impose himself……so please before you write your articles learn some words and it means…..and for your own information.. the more you tell people that HH deserves to rule Zambia the less chances of him wining…you’re decampaigning HH

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  26. NO HE DOES NOT DESERVE A CHANCE AT ALL. HE DESERVES TO REMAIN A CONDEMNED MEAT. HIS MISSION FOR PRESIDENCE HAS GOT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CONTINUING TO DEVELOP ZAMBIA WHERE OTHERS LEFT OFF. HOWEVER, TO COME AND BRUTALLY SILENCE ZAMBIANS WHO MIGHT BE TALKING ABOUT HIS VERY DARK AND HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS MEANS AND WAYS OF SUDDENLY ACQUIRING UN PROPOTIONATE WEALTH WITHIN A YEAR OF RENTING OUT A HOUSE IN KALINGALINGA GHETTO (BY THEN).
    AS A PRESIDENT HE COULD BE TOO POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS TO EVEN BOTHER ABOUT PEOPLES COMPLAINTS. WE WILL FIRST LET HIM CLEAR HIS PAST MESS. IN ANY CASE HE DOES NOT DESERVE ANY PUBLIC OFFICE FOR TRIBALLY DIVIDING ZAMBIA.

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  27. What a statement. So according to Mr. Tembo, it’s important for an individual to rule a country because HE deserves it and NOT because the country deserves it!?? This is an almost totalitarian, contemptuous and small-minded way of thinking. It is also terrifying because it puts the candidate first and the country second when the country should come first. The thought that this is the type of thinking that will determine Zambia’s next president is frightening.

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  28. HH deserves to rule and its up to real meaning Zambians to give him a chance. Most of the people who opposing him is because they are benefiting and want the gravy train to continue and not because Lungu is doing anything right.
    Under Lungu, stealing, cheating and lying has become a way of life in Zambia not only have we lost billions of Dollars and Kwachas but we have also lost the spirit of the nation. The decision is yours.

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  29. #23 @David. You are just confirming what I have said. You are looking at personal benefits- owning cars, houses etc. What you are failing to see is the damage to the country as a whole. The high debt that Zambia is failing to pay back will empower the foreign lenders to influence the government in the least but at the worst take over some of our industries. Already you can see that the Chinese nationals are making millions of dollars in Zambia and are happy with this President while Zambians like you, are making a few Kwacha and are happy with their little money. Corruption is inviting unscrupulous foreign investors and soon you will have international crime syndicates operating in Zambia. Cocaine use is already on the rise in Zambia.

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  30. #[email protected] Saint
    I’m not so concerned about debt but Zambia’s ability to service it. With debt it can be rescheduled or refinanced but the bottom line is the ability to pay back and l think the country is now strategically positioned to pay back. Why do l say so
    1. ZRA has been collecting revenue above target even in covid era an indication that the economy is resilient.
    2. The copper price at the international market is going up and it is estimated to reach US15,000 by 2024 now with Mopani in the hands of ZCCMHI and the repossessing of KCM will boost the economy and so is revenue and forex.
    3. Bumper harvest will allow export of maize and other crops thereby earning the country forex as well as enough revenue for ZRA.
    4.Cultivation of marijuana by the defence forces under strict…

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  31. hichilema is not a leader but alarmist and a cheater, he alarms everyone the international community and Zambians that is his poor method surely how to you run to the international community everyday and call your self a leader! If it was government have sold ZNBC and ZESCO to Chinese! To this day we are waiting for evidence! 2. Accusing government of wanting to kill him, at one point even did a video running in the bush which is shameful. For me such a person can’t never lead..

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  32. hichilema and your friends for Christ sake give the BP pensioners their money.. Those that have died they souls are speaking against you. Iike i always say hichilema is a hypocrite and he has no moral fiber in him.. Honestly speaking how to you deprive people of what belongs to them. It is sata.nic, And he is busy misleading people

  33. Zambians deserve and want a servant in statehouse and not a ruler.Time to vote for a humble, caring intelligent poor-focused leader inbStatehouse and that leader is definitely not arrogant introvert and manipulative Double H.
    Vote for Comrade M’membe.

  34. hichilema has not idea of how the government system functions therefore he doesn’t deserve a chance…No try and error. It’s not pants please

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