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UPND will soon be obliterated in the Western and North-Western Regions, former finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda

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The Patriotic Front (PF) has become much more popular and stronger, penetrating Western and North-Western Provinces and sooner than later, the United Party for National Development (UPND) will be obliterated in the regions, former finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has said.

Mr Chikwanda has said Zambians, particularly those from Western and North-Western Provinces were appreciating the monumental social and infrastructure development in their regions which the PF had so far delivered.

Mr Chikwanda who is not a political propagandist and a candid believer in truth and facts said the opposition political parties had run out of sensible criticism against the PF and had resorted to propaganda, insults, nihilistic malice and propaganda to sell their dry political messages.

He said Zambia was improving in all sectors such as education, health, agriculture and manufacturing because of the PF’s policies under President Edgar Lungu who has been pursuing his vision of delivering development to all parts of the country without leaving on one behind.

Speaking when he appeared on the ZNBC Sunday Interview hosted by Gravazio Zulu, Mr Chikwanda explained that there has been a sustainable upward thrust in the country’s economy which has been boosted by the high metal prices.

Mr Chikwanda who is PF member of central committee stated that the appreciation of the Kwacha against major convertible currencies was not an accident but as a result of meticulous implementation of progressive policies.

He explained that there were no gimmicks in the running of the economy and that Government was not manipulating the strength of the Kwacha, cautioning that employing ploys to strengthen the performance of the local currency could easily backfire in the face of leadership.

Mr Chikwanda stated that it was the expectation of the PF that the appreciation of the Kwacha would be sustainable because of the improving metal prices and the increase in the foreign reserves.

“Zambians have seen levels of development never seen before and are appreciating the efforts of the PF. The PF has become very strong in some areas. It has penetrated regions such as Western and North-Western Provinces and soon the opposition will be obliterated.

And the PF has not played any gimmicks in the appreciation of the Kwacha and gimmicks backfire. So the appreciation of the Kwacha is not partisan and I am a political propagandist. The fundamentals for the performance of the Kwacha are there,” Mr Chikwanda said.

And Mr Chikwanda said Zambia should move away from the dependence on Copper as the major export earner and start investing in agriculture.

He stated that Zambia was exporting high quantities of maize and it was economically advisable that the country should expand the agriculture sector because it has proved to be a sustainable means of earning foreign exchange.

“For this marketing season, maize will account for 3.6 million metric tonnes part of which will be exported,” Mr Chikwanda said.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Also talk about the level of corruption and debt obligations. Building shopping mall, buying jets , over prices fire trucks won’t benefit the poor.

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  2. GO AND REST TILL YOUR HANGOVER HAS GONE THEN COME AND TALK SENSE
    WE HAVENT FORGOTTEN YOU FROM THE OLD DAYS

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  3. I THOUGHT ALEXANDER WALYA CHIKANDA WAS RESTING IN PEACE ENJOYING HIS RETIREMENT IN NEW KASAMA. HE HAS NOW BECOME A SEER PROPHESYING DOOM ON UPND WHICH HAS SO MUCH LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING THE NEXT RULING PARTY IN ZAMBIA. MAY YOUR PROPHECY BE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. The incompetent hen should explain why leaches has appreciated due to non payment of coupon payments. There is interest charged on the coupon payments as penalty.

    Lungu thinks he can get away from paying billions owed and like a fool anticipates that it will be written off

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  5. I AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THIS KAMBWILE IS BEING SPONSORED BY ALEXANDER CHIKWANDA AFTER ABANDONING NAWAKWI. THEY DISTORTED THE POST, NOW THEY ARE AFTER HH AND DEMOCRACY BECAUSE OF THEIR GREED – INTENSE AND SELFISH DESIRE FOR WEALTH AS WELL AS POWER

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  6. Says the man who sent Zambia into unprecedented debt TWICE! He wants to continue drinking whisky at State House with his adopted nephew.

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  7. Fossil Chikwanda is the partly reason the economy is a mess…not only is he is a stubborn foooool his polices were obsolete

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  8. What does the word obliterate even mean to this one. The DON KING of corruption in Zambia has finally uttered some nonsensical words! Go back to your hole and enjoy the stolen loot!

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  9. Alexander Chikwanda has to be most SHAMELESS & DESPICABLE Citizen of this country.
    He presided over what can only be described as ECONOMIC VANDALISM in the Ministry of Finance. Total Fiscal Disaster.Zambia’s current Economic Mess is down to him .The Eurobond disaster was his making .
    Today he is enjoying his retirement with earning from Chinese Bribes & Kickbacks,while the Zambian people are standing chest deep in Economic Sewage.

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  10. Not too long ago, Alexander Chikwanda was reported under the headline “Poverty, inequality levels in Zambia unacceptably high – Chikwanda” as having decried the socioeconomic decay and backwardness facing the country and its ordinary citizens. The situation has continued to decline year after year since the PF assumed power in 2011. Here is Chikwanda today fooling gullible Zambians — smearing porridge on the faces of suffering citizens! God forbid!

  11. Bumper harvest, higher metal prices, no importation of hydro power. this equals to a bullish kwacha or strong kwacha

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  12. Listen to how fooolishly he talks about “‘MONUMENTAL’ social and infrastructure development all over the country”, increased foreign reverses(at what level did PF00l and you find them), “Chikwanda who is not a political propagandist and a candid believer in truth and facts” – what a nerve!!
    He conveniently forgets to mention the rot and corruption introduced in institutions of democracy like the courts, the police, public service, etc. The high levels of poverty, sovereign debt burden and so on the citizens have been forced into under Pf00l. Muzachiona, God willing next week you and ur corrupt lot won’t be able to abuse ZNBC as you currently do!

  13. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven …” When you are retired from active politics and as old as Chikwanda, it is wise not to be caught up in the political fray supporting one group of people against another, because your obituary is likely to be a sad one. This may not really be worrisome to you because you will be gone, but it may be a sad episode to your living kith and kin. It is always a good idea to exhibit a kind, forgiving, tolerant, and compassionate attitude.

  14. Why is the ECZ allowing Chishimba Kambwili to be having rallies when others are being stopped? I hope the concourt is taking note but more importantly I hope the opposition are keeping a record of all these happenings

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  15. UPND supporters very immature and no respect and they expect to form government….not such characters…you’re simply losing votes with your loud mouths…expect August 12th to be the same as any other elections from the past

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  16. FutureZed – Who told you he is looking for a job? Do you not know he is among the suppliers for KCM and the mines…hence he made sure the mines were paid VAT when he was Finance minister so they can pay his company. It is in his interest that PF wins as if they lose that gravy train will be cut off!!

  17. THE SAINT – Zambians have memories of fish… they have already forgotten how this old fart used to call people lunatics for stating that his govt was borrowing at an unsustainable rate.

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  18. It’s very interesting how these UPND sympathisers have so much belief in the clueless head of cattle leading them.

    Can someone tell us how HH will create employment and by what margin and when, how does he plan to drop the prices of household goods and when. I believe 90% of you don’t even understand UPNDs agenda. To tell you the truth he doesn’t know how many youths are unemployed today but he keeps blagging about unemployment.

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  19. Papa Alexander B Chikwanda stay out of praising the PF government which has destroyed many lives of Zambians through poverty, corruption, greed and failure to implement projects or infrastructure which bring in cash flow. How is the Zambian economy going to grow if both money for building and maintaining infrastructure is borrowed. Uncle Chikwanda the PF in North Western and Western Province is doing well just like in other provinces. Watch and see what will happen on 11th August. PF has created this problem for itself. People have moved on. People have a right to change the government when it wants. Development can not be based on half or quarter truth. Uncle, I have no better words to say except that PF government have gone. It is done. There is no turning back because PF has let down…


  20. This is one of those moments I agree with UPND Bloggers. Chikwanda was a useless Finance Minister in KK’s Government. He badly advised KK, who in the end fired him for plunging Zambia into abyss.

    I was never for Michael Sata because he was clueless and irrational. Yet again, Chikwanda was a useless Finance Minister in Sata’s Government.

  21. Listen to how fooolishly he talks about “‘MONUMENTAL’ social and infrastructure development all over the country”, increased foreign reverses(at what level did PF00l and you find them), “Chikwanda who is not a political propagandist and a candid believer in truth and facts” – what a nerve!!
    He conveniently forgets to mention the rot and corruption introduced in institutions of democracy like the courts, the police, public service, etc. The high levels of poverty, sovereign debt burden and so on the citizens have been forced into under Pf00l. Muzachiona, God willing next week you and ur corrupt lot won’t be able to abuse ZNBC as you currently do!

  22. Alexander Chikwanda is Zambian and is free to comment on anything Zambian that affects him. He does not deserve the mean comments he is being subjected to. People are free to disagree with him, but with respect.

  23. Alexander Chikwanda, what a shameless personality. If it was a normal person by now he would be remorseful for sending many Zambians to their early grave with his corruption and tribalism which he championed in PF. After influencing sata to take a shameful agenda of tribalism, he is there still yapping tribally inclined comments. To your shame Zambians are now united and with the unit we are seeing Zambia will rise in the name of the LORD. With this unit Zambia will be the envy of other countries in terms of development, good governance, standard of living and every good thing. But this is the end of PF.

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  24. What Mr. Alexander Chikwanda is talking about is holding no water. What development is he talking about that has taken place in Western and North Western provinces. These two places are very backwards without even universities. The only development we saw is the rebuilding of the Chingola-Solwezi road after late Sarah Sayifwanda and Lucky Muslusa protested by walking from Chingola to Solwezi. Just driving to Mwinilunga from Kisasa is hell, talk of the road from Lumwana West to Kakoma/Kambimba birder post is another nightmare yet the road has got economic importance as some truckers are using it to transport mining equipment and consumables to Kolwezi in Lualaba Province of DRC. Its better for ba Chikwanda to stop fooling people in those 2 provinces they are suffering just like other…

  25. Better you keep your mouth shut and tell us how you are going to pay back the euro bonds you contracted while you were the most incompetent finance minister ever.

  26. So these old politicians have no shame ka. Since the Kaunda days we’ve been talking about moving dependence on copper to Agriculture. This rhetoric is not new and Chikwanda should peacefully continue to enjoy his loots. PF have no relevance at all in Zambia. They have no message. Every day is lies upon lies upon lies.

  27. Obliterated! Sounds epic. Meantime in my minds eye I see the guys preaching doom sitting with triggered incendiaries next to them. They are drinking the poison and hoping that it will magically obliterate the foes. Tiye nayo!

  28. Right on ba Alex Chikwanda, you have always been a Gem in politics! We want tribalists like Hichilema out of political lime light after he loses on August 12! The chap has brought a lot of tribalism in Zambian politics! B4 he came into politics tribalism was not as much as it is now, because he wants to win on the basis of his minority tribe, Tonga! He may just be inviting lots problems on himself, he should just have been quite like his fellow privitization crook Valentine Chitalu, who is in London enjoying the plunderer loot!

  29. People who rest in peace have integrity not this looter of the treasury unconformable of the likelihood of going to jail

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