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Monday, September 13, 2021

HH promises to Lower the Price of Fertiliser from K800 to K250 in August when elected

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The United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has promised to lower the price of a 50kg bag of fertilizer, which according to him, is currently costing them between K700 and K800.

In a message to his supporters, Mr. Hichilema said that when his party forms the government in August, it will lower the price for the 50 kg bag of fertilizer to K250.

Taunting his vision his party has for Zambia, Mr. Hichilema said that the lowering of the fertiliser to K250 for a 50 kg bag will lead to more production and cheaper foods, adding that it is the way economics works.

Mr. Hichilema further said that his party has the vision to make Zambia a serious food basket for firstly Zambians, the region, and the globe.

and Acting UPND Alliance spokesperson Tabo Kawana has said that M. Hichilema will run agriculture as a business so that farmers are able to sustain their lives and live better lives.

Speaking on 3FM radio in Chipata last evening, Mr Kawana appealed to the people in Eastern province to vote for President Hichilema because he is a farmer and he understands agriculture too well that farmers will never face the problems they have undergone under the Patriotic Front.

“You have faced problems and you even named PF as Paya Farmer because the PF failed to manage agriculture but this won’t be the case, under UPND because President Hakainde knows the right time and quantity of seed packs needed to produce enough crop to feed your families and sale the rest.” says Mr Kawana.

He said President Hichilema will run agriculture as a business where those on FISP will be able to graduate to leave room for more farmers which is not the case under the Patriotic Front.

He also said that all farmers across the nation will benefit unlike a situation now where some farmers are left out while some have remained on the FISP program for a long time without graduating because the PF government has not managed agriculture well.

Meanwhile, Mr Kawana thanked the people in Chipata district for the support given to UPND and President Hakainde Hichilema.

UPND Alliance Acting spokesperson Mr Kawana is in Eastern province to share the vision of the alliance to the people of Eastern province.

43 COMMENTS

  1. And how would he do that?? This oval headed twit has no tangible agenda except fantasies. Mulepitilia futi, ba guy!!

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  2. Comedian hichilema at it again, this chap has no idea how government systems function..I keep on saying hichilema is a hypocritical liar

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  3. Idc this was possible ECL would have already done it for the people of Zambia. He has proved himself faithful to look out for the farmer. Tell us how much it costs to produce the same bag of Fertilizer so we can believe that statement. That figure sounds too low to also cover production costs unless you are advocating subsidies which IMF has rejected and end up costing the country more in future.

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  4. NO DIFFERENT TO MR PRESIDENT
    PROMISING THE WORLD AND GIVING VERY LITTLE
    PF ARE THE MASTERS OF DECEPTION
    PF MUST FALL AND THATS IT

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  5. Bally uliChabufi kkkkkk. You surely want to subsidise fertiliser by paying K550 to each bag?. Man you insane. This means the maize will be bought at K40/50Kg. Then what value will this have to them farmers if your dollar will be above K15.

    You are 100% dreaming you are playing politics. Wake up weshiluweee

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  6. This is a language of a dictator. How do you just wake up one day and say I’ll lower this and that so that you can make more? HH, please those text books you read in the 80’s are old. You are credited with financial intelligence but your pragmatics show a different story. This man is falling apart at the last hurdle.

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  7. I thought magicians no longer existed. We have one HH, who evaluated NCZ for a song dreaming about fertilizer at k250. Does he even know the cost of producing a bag of fertilizer?

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  8. YES YES IT IS REALLY POSSIBLE TO DELIVER FERTILIZERS UP ZAMBIA TO A FARMER AT K250.00 TO K300.00
    MAXIMUM WITHOUT DIFFICULTIES , THEN THIS WILL POSITIVELY AFFECT THE FOOD PRICES AT ALL LEVELS TO COME DONE .

    SO THIS IS CRITICAL ,ALL WE NEED TO DO STOP THE FERTILIZERS CARTELS

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  9. F00Iish desperate dreamer . Fuseke. Next you will offer your wlfe to all men if they vote you in

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  10. It is not possible to sell at K250. Even NCZ in Kafue can’t sell at that price.
    Politicians look at the audience when they make statements and don’t mind about the practicalities involved.

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  11. Great idea, boss! While we’re at it, let’s just cut the price of EVERYTHING by 70%. Easy!

    …oh, just don’t cut my wage. Now that’s business.

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  12. Hahahaha again poor finishing bwana HH….now you sound like a real “Politician”….and this is the reason why you’ve lost elections for more than 7 times…promise this…promise that….wrong message bwana HH…it’s impossible to unseat the ruling government with such cheap Political lies….remember you promised free education in the last elections…and you lost…and now you’re losing again

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  13. May be he was thinking about cow dung when he was talking because it is not possible to produce a 50kg bag of fertilizer at k250. Or it is because his supporters are brain washed and he thinks everyone will not use their brains to analyze his statement.

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  14. The moment you hear a politician making wild promises, just know that they have no plan. How do you reduce from k800 to k250 mwebantu? The world does not work like that. Reminds me of Donald Trump.

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  15. I DONT BLAME PEOPLE FOR DOUBTING THAT IT WILL COME DOWN TO AROUND K300.00
    YOU HAVE ALL BE BRAINWASHED BY PF TO KNOW ANY BETTER
    BORN INTO POVERTY SO TO MOST ITS NORMAL >>>>>>>
    BUT VERY SOON WHEN OPPOSITION TAKE OVER YOUR PERCEPTION ON GOOD GOVERNANCE WILL BE A REALITY
    AND PF LOOTERS WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK

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  16. If the Kwacha appreciates by 50% to K10 per dollar as the PF has promised, the price of fertiliser will also fall to at least K400. So, HH is not dreaming.

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  17. @ Edwin & @Tikki, your Reponses shows that you are also embarrassed as worshipers of HaHa,i say so because, you are trying to move from your messiah’s promise of K250 to K300. Kikikikiki. Otherwise, we have now reduced on responding to you guys who always want to hear your voices. We are now just waiting for 12th so that we take ECL again pamupando. Alebwelelapo!

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  18. FutureZed – because there is alot of corruption in fertiliser procurement..it is grossly inflated to benefit the elite.

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  19. The cost of doing business has gone up worldwide. You only have to read UN reports to understand this. So, I wonder how HH will bring down the price of fertiliser to K250 when much of it is imported due to the obsolete machinery at NCZ. Even locally produced fertiliser require imported raw materials with high landed costs. Of course, HH is trying to make himself electable, but his promises do not match with the economic realities on the ground.

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  20. Never heard of price regulation or subsidies? The government decides on petrol prices, electricity tariffs, mealie meal prices – so why not fertilizer? Hey stup!d KZ, you go on paying K800 for your fertilizer, I will pay K250! Oh, I forgot, you will be in JAIL, so you can’t buy fertilizer! Too bad! But don’t worry, Edgar China Lungu will be in the cell next to you!

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  21. True once you start paying the pensioners are Sartunia Regina then you can bring the cost downwards…once you show which of your workers who herd your cattle you have sent to school up to university then we can hear you…..otherwise its another within 90 days….sole william under5 we can see right through you….bye bye

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  22. August 15th…..UPND supporters will run away from Lusaka times….this time they will disappear for good because HH also will be history in the next 2 weeks

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  23. HH has previously offered the explanation of why fertiliser is expensive – mainly to do with the supply chain and which parts need to be done away with. Most of the supply chains and contracts under this regime have been set up to deliberately enrich a lot of middle men who happen to be either PF cadres themselves, politicians, buddies and other cronies.

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  24. Only dunderheads would fall for such lies. This boy will say anything to get a vote, even if it meant denying that his name is Hakainde.

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  25. It’s a typical wild fallacy. In previous campaigns, he said free education, free fertiliser. He got challenged, now he says, K250 while a 50 Kg bag of maize will be bought at K400 a bag from farmers. All these statements are illogical and lack common sense. But a politician still has to promise senseless things anyway just as he has promised gayism.

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  26. Ula beja mudala, wenye, Bufi, Boza, Vyakuti Putu. Anything that sounds too good to be true, it is usually too good to be true. We need elections soon before desperate souls promise to bring gold from the moon. It is this desperation coupled with fiction and pure lies that are dangerous for our country. Conmen always bring out the best which is usually not true. Please reject this ” Mineral pay chaps” and others with the contempt they deserve.

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  27. Pure day dreaming. How is HH going to achieve that? Perhaps I should not be blaming him. Does this man have advisers to advise him? His solutions to the country’s economic problems don’t seem to make sense. Too simplistic even to an economic ignoramus like me!

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  28. Give him a chance. This is how Tanzania beneifitted from Magulification. Nizanu anzanga. You continue with the status quo at your own peril. Everything is a risk after all koma iyi yeve mwazionela mwabeka.

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  29. So disgraceful how PF is embarrassing themselves by using Police to block HH where ever he goes. Totally unnecessary and misuse of the Police resource with crimes plentiful in compounds where they are supposed to be patrolling

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  30. Look at the PF rats above in disbelief that the cost of fertiliser can be lowered ??

    What the PF and their rats don’t understand is that corruption and mismanagement of the whole GRZ adds to half the costs already……

    Proper mangment of GRZ will lead to lower costs everywhere ….

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  31. Why isn’t Lusaka Times reporting on the force being unleashed on HH and other citizens by the Police in Chipata and Malambo, to try and stop him from going anywhere? Teargas in Malambo and an attempted blocked at Chipata airport. The CK’s, GBMs, etc. in the meantime can address rallies anywhere without hindrance.

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  32. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Lies and theories. Full of Lies and theories.
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    Every atom in his body knows hetch hetch is lying big. Only his supporters are buying this mess.

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  33. Is going to put up fertilizes plants in a day to produce the cheap fertilizers? Impossibility. Is he going to fight corruption in the fertilizer supply chain in a day? Impossibility! Can he subsidise fertilizer by more than 200% with the Zambian economy? Zero! It is true this man does not understand what he is promising meither how government functions. May be in private business, you can steal and become a millionaire over night but in government you’ve to put in place policies that can work to create wealth for the country.

  34. Thats highly possible to Zambians with brains. And impossible to PF dullards who are just thugs.

    HH s government will lower fertilizer prices for the following reasons

    1. Supply chain corruption and extortion will be scampered.

    2. Kwacha will appreciate and stabilize to minimise price speculative fixing.

    3. 60% of fertilizer will be produced by NCZ which PF has neglected deliberately so its thugs like kaizer can benefit from fertilizer extorsion deals.

    4. NCZ production capacity will be doubled.

    These are just some of the ways HH has said will definitely reduce fertilizer prices. Very pragmatic!

    Lungu and the whole PF dimwit can not understand somple economics. They only know and care about lowering the price of Jamersons whisky. How can a bunch thieves and…

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  35. Actually, that is the real price of fertilizer. Middlemen and PF beneficiaries have hijacked the process and increased the prices so much that the market has believed the hype. Why should agriculture be a loss making venture in Zambia and Zambia alone?

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  36. Now am beginning to think twice about voting for this man. I think i wont vote. This guy is lying no different from the PF. My vote was for you but looking at the other candidates bwafya. Voting will be a waste of time with such lies we will be replacing like for like unless there are heavy subsidies.

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  37. Before commenting social media addicts shall google the prices in producing countries. If government does Not subsidize, the price shall be K1,000

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