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Declare Covid-19 pandemic in Zambia a national disaster-HH

General News Declare Covid-19 pandemic in Zambia a national disaster-HH

UPND Alliance Presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema has outlined the party’s strategic plan once elected into office.

Mr. Hichilema announced that the Alliance would once ushered into office immediately declare the Covid pandemic a national disaster and create a directorate under the President’s office to bring the pandemic under control.

He observed that the current leadership of the PF government has failed the people of Zambia during the pandemic adding that many vibrant lives have been lost because the government failed to provide decent healthcare.

Mr. Hichilema described as unfortunate that donations towards the covid fight have been misappropriated by those who were tasked to manage the pandemic and allowed it to get to the current level where hospitals are congested with no bed space and people dying in large numbers.

The UPND Alliance presidential candidate was speaking at a Press briefing in Lusaka that was attended by among others Alliance Chairperson who is also Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Felix Mutati and National Democratic Congress President Joseph Akafumba.

The UPND Alliance says it is ready to manage the pandemic in a responsible manner by among others recruiting doctors and nurses who have been either fired or retired so as to ensure all facilities are managed by health experts.

Mr. Hichilema said the new government will further create provincial oxygen supplying industries to ensure that all patients get the required oxygen and are not left to die as has been the case by the PF government.

He added that under the plan, the new government would make use of auditoriums and stadiums to create the necessary bed spaces for patients who are currently being sent home as a result for no bed spaces in medical facilities.

Mr Hichilema said his government would further engage the local leadership and religious leaders at all levels to educate the masses on the importance of vaccinations.

He further noted that there would be mandatory quarantine at ports of entry so as to reduce the infection rates in the country.

And the UPND leader has wondered why the PF government leadership was content with road shows and rallies which are super spreader of covid saying this was a clear demonstration of lack of leadership.

21 COMMENTS

  1. You know nothing on how governments work having never worked there like trump…declare it in your house

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  2. The PF leadership have shown no interest in fighting COVID 19,even as it continues to ravage our country with increasing numbers of deaths. The President and his Vice do not seem to mind these deaths and even organise and mingle in huge COVID 19 SPREADER crowds wherever they go. The health care system in Zambia has collapsed because it has not received any financial and material boost from Government. More people are just dying at home. The vaccination programme is late, very slow and badly managed. There is failure even in implementing the basic Covid 19 prevention strategies .The disease is raging freely unabated claiming more and more lives as if there is no government in place. Thank you HH for highlighting Covid 19. I am PF ,but on this account I will support UPND and will vote…

  3. Under 5 trying hard to sound like Joe Biden. You are now contradicting yourself on this Covid issue. You and your supporters claimed government was lying about the rise in cases when the third wave hit us. You even cut short mourning period for KK to rush for campaigns.

    Echo ulushila

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  4. Kikiki this man is not serious.He told his supporters that there is no COVID.Now he has seen his people dying like flies now he is believing. You can’t have such a leader.A good leader ECL saw it with good judgement. I don’t think HH prays for guidance from the Lord. He said there is no COVID in Zambia PF wants to stop us from campaigning. Look at such leadership in this opposition loser! This man can’t rule this country. He is just like Kamanga in FAZ.Kamanga is a UPND. See where soccer is now in Zambia due to lies from these UPND cadres.Kamanga painted Kalu black.How can HH say COVID is real in Zambia?Look at the inconsistence. Awe bwafya this man has no direction.

  5. Kikiki this man is not serious.He told his supporters that there is no COVID.Now he has seen his people dying like flies now he is believing. You can’t have such a leader.A good leader ECL saw it with good judgement.

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  6. I don’t think HH prays for guidance from the Lord.He said there is no COVID in Zambia PF wants to stop us from campaigning. Look at such leadership in this opposition loser! This man can’t rule this country. He is just like Ka-anga in FAZ.Kamanga is a UPND. See where soccer is now in Zambia due to lies from these UPND cadres.Kamanga painted Kalu badly.How can HH say COVID is real in Zambia?Look at the inconsistence. Awe this man has no direction.

  7. This man can’t rule this country. He is just like Ka-anga in FAZ.Kamanga is a UPND. See where soccer is now in Zambia due to lies from these UPND cadres.Kamanga painted Kalu badly.How can HH say COVID is real in Zambia?Look at the inconsistence. Awe this man has no direction.

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  8. HH has run out of ideas how he will make people to vote for him .From the word go he has been telling his suporters that there is no Corona in zambia how come today saying he will declare National chakutiiiiiiiii . That is why majority people of Zambia can not trust this man HH

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  9. While where there is a will, there is a way. However, this quote below from HH’s statement is full of B*S. Which stadiums will HH utilize to fill up patients. None of our stadiums are indoor covered with roofs that will enable one to put in beds. Can he name one stadium in Zambia that can do that. HH is full overzealous promises and lies.


    “ He added that under the plan, the new government would make use of auditoriums and stadiums to create the necessary bed spaces for patients.. “

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  10. Mr. Hichilema described as unfortunate that donations towards the covid fight have been misappropriated by those who were tasked to manage the pandemic and allowed it to get to the current level where hospitals are congested with no bed space and people dying in large numbers.

    Hahaha, donations must have been looted.But when they received them they were lying to the public with there teeth saying this will go a long way.
    So many companies came forward to dish out assorted stuff including money but as usual No accountability nothing has been published in there govt newspapers or to well wishers showing how the donations were spent.

  11. Edgar Lungu and the PF have totally mismanaged this covid-19 situation in Zambia.
    While many African countries have managed to control the virus, the PF have no concrete plan.
    Zambia is just surviving by gods grace.
    Leadership theliz no.

  12. I must say that he LOOKED Presidential on the dais, but it is when he speaks that he does not sound convincing. HH, Zambians do not want Lungu and PF but they may stick with the devil they know. A Ugandan once told me that Museveni may not be as popular as Bobby Wine, but people vote for him because he promises stability, even stable corruption. In Uganda everyone knows what to do to get something, just carry extra money. HH must find something tangible, something that Zambians can look forward to in his Presidency. Zambians do not relate with intellectual and academic arguments. They do not worry about national debt because they themselves are used to living on borrowing. So far, I do not think HH has hit the sweet spot yet.

  13. In this weather I advise Hichilema to sometimes chill, get an armchair, get into the veranda, stretch yourself astride and scratch your balls as you bask in the sun. It’s better than keeping yourself talking nonsense

  14. I swear HH is the worst politician I have ever lived to witness. Few weeks ago you criticised COVID case numbers and called it a ploy by ECZ and PF stop you from campaigning. What has changed today?.

  15. Just wondering how many national disasters in a misleading manner this dum.my would declare if by mistake and the impossible probability he made it to plot 1.
    Whats with him and negative declarations?

  16. How is he going to fix it? By asking the international community who are struggling with it despite being the most advanced nations on this earth? PF don’t need to campaign, HH will de-campaign himself and blame everyone else.

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