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Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s developmental ideologies and that of the ruling Patriotic Front are similar in nature

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Late Dr Kenneth Kaunda’s developmental ideologies and that of the ruling Patriotic Front are similar in nature and have helped Zambia to develop, University of Zambia political scientist has observed.

He notes that just like UNIP, the PF remains a pro-poor party which has ensured for the first time the implementation of the minimum wage is actualized, implementation of the social cash transfer, expanded the pension scheme to the informal sector among other empowerment and lively programes are made possible.

Dr Alex Ng’oma who was one of the three (3) lecturers who spoke at the ‘Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda Lecture Series 2021’,said both Dr Kaunda and the Patriotic Front put priority on empowering people through sound humanitarian activities.

“From the kind of ideologies the late Kaunda had,it is comfortable to say the late Sata was a graduate of KK’s ideologies” Dr Ng’oma further observed.

He likened the Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) created under the PF and established for the purposes of wealth creation through a sound industrial development infrastructure, as similar to Dr Kaunda’s desire to make Zambia a prosperous country through establishment of local indigenous companies.

He noted that IDC is a strategy along the lines of Dr Kaunda’s developmental agenda to effectively organize and manage state owned enterprises.

And concerning unity and national peacebuilding, Dr. Ngoma said President Lungu has further followed Dr Kaunda’s footsteps of unifying the country as evidenced by the amplifying the ‘One Zambia one Motto’ which has become embedded even in the news bulletins on the national broadcaster ZNBC.

He appreciated the progress the PF have made in securing mining jobs and also for promoting local ownership when it comes to enterprises.

Dr Ng’oma said from the dilapidated infrastructure the ruling party inherited, the PF have managed to embark on massive infrastructure development to create base for industrial and social growth which is paying off.

Meanwhile, university of Zambia vice chancellor Proffessor Luke Mumba has disclosed that the Kenneth Kaunda memorial lectures will be an annual thing that will help in keeping the legacy of the first Republican President alive.

15 COMMENTS

  1. I see your point but private sector is the way to go. The state can not run businesses otherwise the result will the Kaunda regime, North Korea, South African Airways, Cuba etc. To me the Chiluba approach is the best. Free government from having to worry about failing companies and using all revenue on people. This is why HH is the way to go.

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  2. The Soviet Union is another example and this is where Kaunda got the idea. Despite being a very powerful country, where is it today? Educated men should help us compare capitalism to socialism not campaigning for Lungu.

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  3. Awe don’t reduce the old man to your level. KK is a big fish. PF ni kapenta chabe, you have a long way to go.

  4. U’re too young jst frm yo statements Dj, better u read extensively. Chiluba ws the worst, useless leader to destroy this nation. Check our local govt, ad u praising him, for wht? Our industries almost all gone, whr our parents, brothers were employed. Visit Zamefa, Luanshya ad see the state of art machinery the UNIP govt started, u’ll be surprised. Don’t be fooled tht capitalism will done good for Zambia or Africa, never. From ’91 to date wht hv we archived, nothing. Let check our history frm 1964 to 1991. Yo brains will open up. Ba Dj u were born in the ’80s no wonder, u’re forgiven.

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  5. Why KK this KK that we all know who KK was to every Zambian. The whole political science is on the late KK, let the man rest. He’s gone and the country has to move on. I loathe political empty heads who continue to politicize KK’s legacy to score a few political points. Instead look at how best we can move the country forward and into prosperity. Ba PF uno mwaka namufeluka….

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  6. Of course the ideology is the same but you need to work on cleansing the pond. Unfortunately all parties suffer from the same sickness except the opposition is worse. Their ideology is too narrow to transform the nation others too idealistic to be realistic. PF stands in alignment with UNIP’s early stages in Govt except they need to reform. UPND don’t fit the mold they are too capitalists to attend to the social needs of the people. Citizens beware you’ve a lesser evil among the contestants.

  7. This lecture was more about laundering PF /ECL pathetic rule than it is about KK’s legacy. If you really want to do justice to KK’s legacy please leave the PF out of the picture. Do not use KK’s sincere efforts to develop Zambia to justify PF corruption and self interest that have characterised and motivated the PF rule. True and honest historians will in time give an objective appraisal of the current social, politico and economic catastrophe the PF is inflicting on this country. Quack UNZA researchers, economists and historians, trying to mask PF misrule are opportunists who will be put to shame.

  8. Whatever it is, capitalism or whatever “ism” it may be all at the end of its business in the making. Capitalism without accountability it won’t work. Similarly what ever other isim without accountability it won’t work either. At end of it all are in business. The more local businesses belong to Zambians or government the better for us Zambians. Then bottom line key question is, how does business succeed? The answer is accountability, businesses being run by the rules of business success. Even our passed presidents can be judged as such in terms of success.

  9. @DJ you are right and China also had development plans and you can see Chairman Mao announcing them and sticking to them. Communists are very good at national development as could be seen in how the USSR developed to challenge the US in just 50 years from 1917 to 1960. America had been around for 180 years.

  10. Patriotic Front’s developmental ideology is unsustainable debt ,high inflation and worsening economic indicators.

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  11. @9# Mzambia wa Zamani
    It looks not sustainable because of severe external shocks and the fact that PF inherited a very weak and small economy from MMD despite low levels of debt and low inflation then. These statistics are not the real measure of strong economy. The real measure of a strong economy is strong industrial base to support growth and withstand external shocks. In all fairness the economy was destroyed in MMD together with all the wrong advisors to Govt on privatisation. When you study the PF manifesto and the implementation plan and the fact that it’s synchrinized with development plan and Social Development Goals 2030 makes it clear to see and effective to implement except you’re too blinded with your Bally you can’t see any better

  12. SOMETIMES I WONDER THE COMMENTS BY DR. ALEX N’GOMA. HOW DOES ONE IN HIS NORMAL STATE COMPARE THE UNIP POLICIES TO PF’S. THIS FRIEMD OF OURS TRIES HARD TO MAKE HIMSELF RELEVANT TO THE PF BUT IT SEEMS LIKE EACH TIME THEY MAKE APPOINTMENTS AMONG UNZA DONS. THIS MAN IS LEFT OUT. THE PF HAS NOT SECURED ANY MINING JOBS ON COPPERBELT BUT RATHER CAUSED MORE MISERY. DR. N’DOMA IS A BIG BRIAN BUT HE IS SUPPORTING SOMETHING THAT HAS BECOME IRRELEVANT TO CURRENT SITUATION BEACUSE PF HAS CAUSED SO MANY PROBLEMS AMONG CIVIL SERVANTS. A GOOD EXAMPLE HOW DID THE CIVIL SERVANTS FIND THEMSELVES WITH HUGE DEBTS ND NO THEYARE TALKING OF DEBT SWAP. ALL THE PF GOVT IS SUPPOSED TO DO IS COME UP WITH A PLAN ACCEPTABLE TO CONCERNED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HOW THE DEBT WILL BE DISMANTLED.

  13. Can this man also inform the nation how many miners owned their own property, or cars or farms during the time mentioned?
    Can he be honest as to inform the nation the status of the economic by 1987? The narrative painted is that things were so rosy and the next guys destroyed them? No wonder the graduates of today kuwayawaya fye!

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