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UPND and Hakainde Hichilema should tell the nation the plans they have on issues of debt swap

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By Kennedy Kamba (MCC) PF Chairman Lusaka Province

AS we run towards August 12, it is important for these political parties and their leaders aspiring for government power to tell the nation the truth and where they stand on progressive decisions made by the PF government such as the debt swap for Civil Servants.

We demand an official position from the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema because Zambians need to know the truth instead of hiding in “unofficial” statements from lower organs of his political party.
They are running away from discussing this very critical issue comprehensively and truthfully because they know Zambians will laugh at them and their preposition.

They know that they don’t mean well and given chance, which will not happen anyway, HH could reverse this important move that was meant to significantly lessen the debt burden on civil servants.
This is where President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is widely viewed as a good man with a pro-poor approach compared to Hakainde Hichilema who is always thinking narrowly on business, enriching himself and his foreign investors who are considered as his friends.

We challenge the UPND and Hakainde Hichilema to tell the nation the plans they have on issues of debt swap which they are failing to announce to the nation because they know that the world will laugh at them.

The truth, however, is that we know their preposition. We know where they stand. Civil servants must be wary of Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND that has vowed to undo all these progressive moves made by the ruling PF to essentially lessen the debt burden and empower the citizenry.

These are opposition leaders who don’t mean well for Zambia other than their personal benefits just as they misconducted themselves when they dubiously sold the mines to foreign investors and shared the resources amongst themselves, leaving ordinary Zambians in abject poverty.

President Lungu and the PF have done something we must all be proud of, and that is giving back power to Zambians and restoring integrity and respect in the civil service.
Like we mentioned before, today Civil Servants can manage to own a car, build a house and create wealth for their families because of the empowerment and enabling environment that the PF Government has created.

We urge those that have remained supporting HH and the UPND to see through their lies, change their political ways, defend and protect Zambia from crooks that are hiding in the name of the opposition. They simply don’t mean well for Zambia.

The same way he would want to dribble civil servants over the debt swap which is a progressive idea is the same way he dribbled this country together with his selfish friends when they privatised the mines dubiously. The very crooked transactions left Zambians in untold misery.

It is now that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has fought so hard to give power to the people by giving back what was stolen to Zambians when Hakainde Hichilema sold the mines, the expensive mines for a song to his friends.

Today as we speak President Edgar Lungu has given Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) back to Zambians. The President has also given back Mopani Copper Mines to Zambians. If given chance, which will not happen anyway, Hakainde Hichilema wants to undo all these progressive moves made by the PF.

A person or political party that intends to restore the misery that Zambians were subjected to because of greedy politicians for many years should not be entertained because he is an enemy of progress and national prosperity. Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND must be ashamed of themselves.

We cannot afford as a country to go back to misery and mediocrity ways of doing things as a nation. The same perpetrators of people’s sufferings cannot today come back, and try to play smart, hence claiming that they will deliver better living standards for people.

Our message to Zambians is that stay away from these political crooks that cannot tell the truth. These are very crooks who have come back today claiming to be political saints.

Let us stay away from these selfish leaders that cannot even explain the role they played at privatization and suddenly got rich. They are a very serious danger to national development and good governance.

We are happy, however, that Zambians know who they are and that’s why they will miss the victory opportunity again because of their horror background which left Zambians in severe poverty.

38 COMMENTS

  1. Bwana Kamba you are articulating half truths. Firstly getting a loan from a bank is a personal decision. It is choosing instant gratification over delayed gratification. I am not judging, I am just stating a fact. That our govt has decided to buy votes and loyalty from civil servants through this mechanism is reckless. Firstly both civil servants and govt do not produce goods and services per se, where will they get the monies to settle these loans notwithstanding the fact that we a officially back to HIPC status? Secondly, how does a responsible and competent govt, segregate other citizens in the private productive sectors who are equally heavily indebted? Are you saying this is just a govt for civil servants? Is it any wonder that in PF’s 10 year reign, you have failed to come up with…

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  2. ….come up with any viable industrial policy to effectively exploit the abundant wealth of our nation? Because Kamba you and PF are politicians who are just focused on buying votes and looting. Your PF lacks imagination. I hope these gullible citizens you are covertly manipulating betray you at the ballot. Very unethical govt.

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  3. Civil Servants are not naive. They know that if ECL wins the Debt Swap will be reversed, the Violent PF Cadres will takeover their jobs, they will not get a Salary increase,they will be retired based on their tribe,they can be killed just like Prosecutor was killed, they know that cost of living will skyrocket etc. Civil Servants know that they can trust ECL and PF at their own Peril. Civil Servants are yearning for a change of Govt on August 12 and their only Hope is HH and UPND Alliance. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. Having leaders like kamba is a waste of time and resources.
    PF is like SATAN, nothing good can come out of him no matter how he try to become reasonable.
    Kamba! there is practically nothing happening at kcm, no new projects for 2 years to extend its life span, kcm has outsourced it’s major operations to Reliant and mms(jchx) are these two companies zambians?
    Some other contractors in mcm and kcm are pf cadres that are paying miners a k900/month, and here is a fool praising meanless policies that has meant to increase poverty amongst zambians.
    Never should you involve HH in your debt swap deal as if we are ignorant human beings, better you call it debt buy out!

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  5. In this PF, to pretend you are working is just to mention the name of HH out of the 16 participating parties in the presidential elections. A pass is just to mention HH, then you are working. Very sad, and that is why you have seen the country collapse economically

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  6. Demagogy! Wanting to set a trap for UPND? PF sow the seed. Let them reap the fruit!
    PF and Kamba should instead tell the Nation how they are going to get the Nation out of the DEBT TRAP from both foreign and internal Creditors!

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  7. So says a disgruntled person whose government has plunged the country into an enormous unsustainable debt. Progressive my foot!!

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  8. Is Kennedy Kamba thinking properly to ask UPND Alliance and HH to come up a plan how to solve the civil servants’ debt swap puzzle as though he is in charge of govt operations? What every one who is concerned with the failed once Mighty PF govt strategies is that whatever makeshift they are trying to put in place are falling apart. Kamba still talks of HH having sold the mines and benefited individually, how low thinking is privatization was an MMD govt donor driven program and was done in broad day light. May be that time Kamba was still in Primary school and did not understand the basics of what it meant. I repeat that the civils servants’ debt swap is not sustainable and its foundation built on sand and will crumble with a louder bang at the end of September 2021. Which ever way it…

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  9. This is a sign of desperation, why would “aspiring for government power tell the nation the truth and where they stand on progressive decisions made by the PF government such as the debt swap for Civil Servants.?” is he implying PF has made a great decision, which we all know is done to buy the election, and this guy wants opposition to tell him how great of an Idea it is?
    Kamba, your answer is “SCRAP” IT OFF.

  10. PF CANT RUN PARASTATALS SO LETS HOPE THEY DO SELL THEM OFF TO BUSINESS MINDED PEOPLE
    INSTEAD OF PARTY ST00GES WHO DESTROY MOST CONCERNS WHILST RECEIVING HUGE SALARIES AND BENIFITS

  11. These Zambian civil servants with debts are idyots. Why are in debts in first place? Because PF forget to put money in your pockets your fuuuls.
    Country is in debts, civil servants are in debts and you bakamushi want to vote back thieves.

  12. How does this ‘Debt swop’ isssue even become a campaign issue. The existence of the unpaid debts which is as a result of government failing to pay its dues to civil servant and in some cases failure to remit loan repayment deductions it maps via PSMD is a sign of failure by the government. It is not something for them to be proud of.

    This is all smoke screens and mirrors layered with a lot of ignorance by all the cadres and expert wanna-bees commenting on the operations of the consumer credit market which they know nothing about. So when the debt is transferred to the Public Service Microfinance Company (PSMC) which we are told we take on and restructure the loans at lower interest rate and possibly longer terms, two outcomes come to mind. i. If the PSMC will be charging below…

  13. Mr. Kamba’s reasoning is valid and resonates well with the needs and wishes of the Civil Servants concerned and who are posed to benefit. Now i note that UPND followers and their president don’t come out clearly on these issues other than being agitated and to advance insults. Whether this is done during the election season or not, what is important is the benefits for the concerned. Please UPND be smart.

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  14. Ba Kamba naimwe. If I were you, I would just the hell up. This issue is way beyond a simpleton like you. Give us break for heaven’s sake!

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  15. UPND doesnt have useless debt swap plan like yours, UPND has a better plane to change the livehood and improved service conditions for civil sevants.

    How many teachers or nurces get eductions allowances from government?

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  16. Forget the man saying this. Concentrate on the words and message. They are factual. Let upnd respond without including characters and individuals or the PF as whole. Let them tell the nation what they would do instead of debt swap. What they would do with the mines and the ever elusive mining policy. Chapwa!

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  17. Why should HH have to say something about how civil servants spend their money? He was not there when they borrowed and if the PF government regulated and adequately supervised lending institutions, the civil servants would not have borrowed beyond their capabilities and would not be in this pickle. We know that the union leaders, unemployed former ministers and other political hangers’ on want to swindle the hard working and thrifty Zambian taxpayer. This is the last r_a_p_e before they leave.

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  18. He has no plan for anything, leave alone debt swap. Don’t expect too much from him. He will disappear from the politics after August 12.

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  19. HH needs to me mentioned every time, because he is the biggest enemy of the country and people need to be reminded of the evil of voting him.

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  20. Dear Kamba, do you really think HH and UPND have any plans? HH only knows to swindle the people. He has not done anything for them.

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  21. The one who looted the country and stashed money in tax heaven would have any such plan? Are you ok Kamba? You should know what to ask whom.

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  22. President Edgar Lungu and his ministers have made it clear umpteen times. If you don’t read it, then how come it is their fault? The government is already in talks with IMF and WB to resolve the issue. It will be done in couple of months.

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  23. Zambians are wandering whether UPND means well for the ordinary Zambian because all progressive ideas meant to empower Zambians seem to have collapsed with UPND behind. REFERENDUM, BILL 10, DEBT SWAP, all have collapsed. Come 12 August, I think it’s UPND versus Zambians. you will see!.

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  24. Actually, HH has no plans for the country or people. His only plan is to come to power somehow and sell the country to foreign mafia.

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  25. I think you have not read what Mubita C Nawa had to say about the so called assurance to perform in 200 days of coming to power. He openly apologised for the lies! Now you know what HH’s plans are.

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  26. So says a man who hides behind fake id! If you are really interested in debating, reveal your true identity. Don’t be a coward like HH. He hides in his house and you hid behind the fake identity.

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  27. If HH can motor mouth about everything under the sun and claim to transform Zambia within hours of taking over the office, then Kamba is very much right in asking the plan. Don’t use the shield that HH is not in power, how can he do anything? Though he is not in power, HH wants to be the president of Zambia. He must be ready with the plan.

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  28. Blabla…..blabla….. Do you know anyting else than this? Bl00dy South African moron, feeding on dirty money of HH.

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  29. Nonsense. Ubupuba is the main requirement in PF leadership. In PF if you think, please find another party please.

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  30. The UPND has no plan because it is actually not an issue to begin with. The PF has been bragging how civil servants conditions of service have improved since they took on the reigns of power in this country …. even bragging how everyone can now afford to own a car and a house…..so if that is truly the case how do we find ourselves here???

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  31. The government just want to buy vote from civil servants, because this move was came at the wrong time. PF government has failed to deliver the nation now they come up that idea in order to attract the civil servants to vote for while things are not okay in Zambia. Please just say the truth to the people Mr samba, this is wrong idea that the pf government has taken. PF government has got a lot credit from out side countries that is more than 12 million dollars, now there are busy cheating the people of Zambia,in hospital and clinic no medicine, people are suffering in lural areas, people are crying the commodity prices has gone up due to economy crisis, where are we going Zambians now. Let’s vote wisely other wise things are not okay.

  32. The so called, Debt Swap’ by the PF government is and will never be in the UPND manifesto hence, it’s not worth talking or writing about. It’s appalling to see that there are some people still living in Stone Age… this is the 21st century…. HH is the way forward. Ba Lungu and PF have failed Zambians.

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