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Saturday, October 2, 2021

The Minister of Finance is Occupying his office Illegally-Edith Nawakwi

Headlines The Minister of Finance is Occupying his office Illegally-Edith Nawakwi

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi has alleged that the newly appointed Minister of Finance is illegally occupying the office.

Reacting to the appointment and swearing-in of the new Finance Minister, Ms. Nawakwi said that Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane has not yet been sworn in as Member of Parliament hence rendering his appointment null and void.

Ms. Nawakwi said that it is unfortunate that President Hakainde Hichilema wants to govern the country by not following the law.

The former finance minister has also questioned why President Hichilema alarmed the nation that the country’s coffers were empty when in fact they were not.

“The country has 4 to 5 months import cover besides that, the country is cashing in every minute at every border plus money from toll gates, where is that money”, she questioned.

Ms. Nawakwi has also advised President Hichilema to appoint a Minister of Agriculture who will execute the promises the UPND made during campaigns of reducing the cost of farming inputs.

“Am asking our President Hakainde Hichilema to ensure that the person he will appoint as Minister of Agriculture must reduce the cost of fertilizer to K250 as promised in the campaigns especially that the 2021-2022 farming is around the corner”, she said.

Meanwhile, opposition Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo has charged that Zambia currently does not need an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package.

Speaking when he featured on Tuesday’s edition of let the people talk program this morning, Mr. Tembo said that at his inauguration on 24th August 2021, President Hakainde Hichilema found $ 1.7 billion in foreign reserves and IMF had given Zambia Special Drawing Rights of $1.3 billion, bringing the total foreign reserves that Zambia has to over $ 3 billion.

Mr. Tembo argued that there is no reason as of now to put the country on an IMF package unless government fails to run the economy which he says is not the case currently because Zambia has a new government that has not yet started performing to say it has failed and warrant an IMF bailout.

Mr. Tembo said that as of now the country can go on the open market and get another bond at a better rate with conditions not as restrictive as IMF, since the country has a new government.

Mr. Tembo is also said that Zambia does not need an IMF bailout package now because the conditions attached to the IMF program are retrogressive.

However, the PEP president also said that he has faith in the UPND government because of its credibility in as far as managing the economy is concerned and has advised the government to only consider a bailout package from the IMF when they fail to run the economy.

57 COMMENTS

  1. Hehehe Nawakwi has resurfaced and not one mention of the Hatembos. I hope you are still looking after their daughter or whatever.

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  2. This is an interesting comment by this former minister of finance. I am not a constitutional lawyer but the last time I consulted the constitution section 116 talks about appointment of a minister, there’s no mention of the minister being sworn in as a member of parliament. Common sense tells me that as soon as the returning officer declares a candidate as duly elected as a member of parliament he/she qualifies to be appointed a cabinet minister. Ms Nawakwi shows her awful ignorance of the constitution. Previous presidents made appointments of ministers before they took the oath of office as members of parliament. I would love to know Ms Nawakwi Hambulo’s explanation of why it was acceptable for previous presidents to appoint ministers before being sworn in parliament?

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  3. Madam, I thought you had emigrated to SA, as per your statements during campaigns hahaha?

    Given all the incorrect statements you were spewing out in campaign, and the garbage that came with it, how we trust what you are saying this time around? Where are the Hatembos madam??

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  4. Viva!
    Madam Nawakwi! If they lied then let the same youth hold them to make sure they implement as they said or change government. Until the politicians learn to not lie,

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  5. Its not illegal you retard, its due to an emergency at hand that requires urgent attention ,, she just want audience but people already know what she is; a used rubber.

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  6. ZMK250 per 50kg bag of fertilizer; Free education; US$1 = K5; Fuel pa K7.00 per ltr; 3Meals per day per family;
    These are real issues EN and Rafa are raising.
    About appointing Ministers, all I know is that this guys is lazing about in that position. I also know that this level of inexperience exhibited by h² is appalling and will make him blunder a great deal.

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  7. I don’t think you still have a political career. All you can do is sit quietly and enjoy the little you have. No one pays attention to this nonsense you are talking about.

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  8. Ah! She has woken up after the election! Better go back to sleep – nobody cares about your useless comments!

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  9. How did the Carlington maize saga in which the Zambian government lost a lot of money due to Nawakwi paying for maize which was not delivered go

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  10. The people that draft our laws, those that enact them, those that interpret them and those that enforce them don’t make much sense, what’s wrong with the legal fraternity?

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  11. S. Tembo, You talking sense!! Bally thinks he will fix it with an IMF retrogressive loan! He is inexperienced. He cant even learn from others mistakes! He cant think outside the box. When we say he got rich through dubious means, you say he has brains. Lets wait and see!! Back to Chiluba failed policies!!!

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  12. @4 Khumalo Mthunzi, Shut up
    You are a fuul .. following blindly. Nawakwi can not be an adviser to her greatest foe. Let her solve the old cases, abdication. Let her explain why she failed to fill in presidential nomination papers.. Lawyer Sangwa has given green light on appointments even before opening of parliament. Zambia is in the right hands NOW.

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  13. We have LAZ in this country, what are they saying? This matter is a legal matter since someone had mentioned illegality. Can we safely assume that these bodies such as LAZ, ECZ and others are just for academic interests?
    It appears to me that only the EAZ does play some role in so far as being relevant is concerned.

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  14. LT….

    Can please give air time to young people in leadership positions like young mayor’s and young civil servants,

    We are tired of hearing from these useless people who bring no value whatsoever to the lives of Zambians……….

    and only survive by seeking airtime to talk rubbish…..

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  15. LT….

    Can please give air time to young people in leadership positions like young mayor’s and young civil servants,

    We are tired of hearing from these use.less people who bring no value whatsoever to the lives of Zambians……….

    and only survive by seeking airtime to talk rub.bish…..

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  16. Zambian opposition as usual very lazy, budget presentation is next month, by now we could have seen serious opposition parties proudly publishing snippets of what would be alternative budgets

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  17. Is she in South Africa yet? Edith please. You will also benefit from a prosperous Zambia. When more Zambians are richer, you will have more Zambians affording your sausages and you will earn more and expand. Look on the bright side of life and stop sulking. Is it ‘hell hath no fury as a woman scorned?’
    The way you hate HH we are now going to start thinking that there is something deeper than just politics.

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  18. Really laughable…Sean Tembo thinks reserves is money for spending right away, no wonder this boy is building a 7 bed roomed mansion when he has a small family.
    Nawakwi is blind Bo Situmbeko was the first one to be sworn in last week…when are bailiffs following up on her ?

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  19. IMF and World bank nibapunka.
    Only the dulls get hoodwinked by them. They did once and it appears they are doing it again.
    Debt is an efficient tool for IMF and World Bank sharks. It ensures access to other peoples’ raw materials and infrastructure on the cheapest possible terms. Through their ideology of neoliberalism, they immediately start to impose economic restructuring and Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) that forces countries to spend less on things like health, education and development to ensure DEBT REPAYMENT. In effect, other development priorities will be shelved and poverty start to creep into the nations.
    Doesn’t this ring a bell? Yes, you guessed right. Don’t pretend that you don’t know this. Bad things are happening again.

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  20. Ba Nawakwi.surely you are still hurting..HH is now your president,our president..iyeee uluse ine.Be real…wake up…it is Bally now in state house

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  21. Ba Nawakwi.surely you are still hurting..HH is now your president,our president..iyeee uluse ine.Be real…wake up…it is Bally now in state house

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  22. Ba Nawakwi.surely you are still hurting..HH is now your president,our president..iyeee uluse ine.Be real…wake up…it is Bally now in state house

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  23. Hooooo Zambia. What have you gotten yourself into again. Almost 30 years ago they punkad and duped you. They are back with force under the guise of a new regime to do more stealing these IMF.
    We were an uneducated nation but now they have come when alot of us have acquired some level of education.
    HH should not take us for a ride. How can you plan economic recovery on IMF? This is f…ck…!ng bu..ll sh1+.

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  24. Yaba…I think the FM will not seat comfortably in his seat. He will have a tough time with the people he worked with during the first round of privatisation. Accountability will prove to be too much for some. Let the games begin….pyeeeee.

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  25. Why are we not interviewing the former FM, Alikuti? tifuna aulule…How much do we owe and to whom? Did he empty the coffers during inauguration?

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  26. This shows how dull this woman is. She is so bitter and cannot see the challenges we are facings as a country. Leadership is about Priorities Ba Nawakwi. We are in deep Debt and for us to start stabling our Economy??? We need a Minister of Finance ASAP. HH knows what he is doing and within his powers as a President, hence the Dollar Approaching. Keep your views to yourself Nawakwi, your time is long Gone. Actually you should apologize for your lies.

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  27. Mr Situmbeko Musokotwane was the finance minister during RB and there was rampart corruption. RB chodren were incharge of tenders and one of even ran away to S.A. So what corruption will he fight which he didn’t fight then? Anyone who says PF is corrupt and you were not there during RB’s time just know it was the same man who was in charge of running the economy. What did he do then with the corruption in the procurement in government? Why didn’t he resign on principle if he didn’t agree with what was going on then? My point is UPND should stop calling their friends thieves, corrupt, mismanage because of the person they have put as Finance Minister he is part of the problems we have now as a country.

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  28. Sending this counsel from where madam? Botswana or RSA? You told so many lies during campaigns in an effort to either prevent HH from standing by Bhavani bg house m arrested on tramped up charges or decampaining him. You said HH has no heart , well we voted for his kidneys others voted for his liver. Kikikikiki

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  29. These are the same people causing unemployment levels in the country to go up. They have big multimillion dollar businesses that can expand and have a workforce of over 2000. Imagine if they took their time and energy in their business, unemployment levels would be manageable.

    Better retire in politics and grow that business and help create employment and help this economy grow big and recover.

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  30. A SET OF POLITICAL FAILURES AND DISAPPOINTED ONES. I RECOMMEND POLITICIANS LIKE KALABA, MMEMBE, HANDFORD ,HAMDUUDU , KATEKA, CHANDA, SILUMBA AND NEVERS.WHO DISPLAY WISDOM EVEN IN CRITICAL SITUATIONS. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT ONE OF THEM SHALL ALSO RULE THIS COUNTRY IN FUTURE. EVEN IF I BELONGED TO THE SOCIETY OF 8TH CENTURY I WOULDN’T FOLLOW AND VOTE For PEOPLE LIKE SEAN TEMBA AND NAKACHINDA . AS FOR NAWAKWI I CANT SAY SAY ANTHING BECAUSE SHE IS LIKE A PERSON WHO CHOOSES TO ABANDON HERSELF AND RUNNIING WILDLY FOR SUICIDE

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  31. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    LT and all the supposedly media others will their credibility if their sources of news are failed, bitter politicians like Nawakwi just to appeal to the lowest common denominator. You don’t just quote these pinheads just to fill spaces… no one will take them seriously except their kind, and no one will take you seriously.

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  32. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    The media have a part to play in the development of a country by offering their platform and ensuring that serious debate and dialogue is done by the enlightened citizens. Please move away from gutter and cadre journalism and start offering proper debate.
    Serious journalists would by now started investigating and following the trail of stolen money by the former government officials. Now they are not so powerful and you can help in exposing their corruption and help in recovering the money that Zambia needs right now.
    You can also go interview successful economists and academics to offer solutions on what the government could do with the massive debt. Legal issues, ask Constitutional experts and scholars for opinions.
    Not Nawakwi or Sean Tembo who are just politicking and craving to be…

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  33. The list of jokers keeps elongating, already we have Peter Sinkamba, Sean Tembo, Enock Tonga and of course Edith Nawakwi

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  34. It is a waste of time giving space to this disgraced woman liar. What is she still doing in Zambia anyway? Let her go out as a refuge. We needed the minister yesterday to check on the PF financial mess which includes how much she was paid for her lies. The new minster is in office legally than her who illegally abused state resources & institutions.

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  35. New Finance Minister stop thinking to go to IMF. It means you are not fit to be a Finance Minister. Dont mislead HH and zambians. We shall suffer as other people have already indicated. We will be slaves and no jobs will be created. Consider other avenues of improving Zambian economy as Mr Sean Tembo has put it. Never go to IMF .

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  36. Running a Business and Running Government are two different thing. we wait and see how it goes with new Government

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  37. To be honest IMF is a mistake, we suffered during Chiluba’s time due IMF. IMF is not a solution here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Same kaloba just like in PF………. PF got Kaloba from Chine now change for another Kaloba from IMF!!!!!!!!!!! Then was change necessary apart from creating more unemployment for the youths who were working in the bus stops and markets……………

  38. @2 Melvin Hamalambo, what has changed things is the ConCourt judgement about the Ministers that were said to have remained in office illegally. So Cabinet can’t exist in the absence of Parliament and Parliament is formed when members take oath of office. So Nawakwi is right. Bally isn’t still shivering, he’s waiting for a signal from Parley for him to appoint his Cabinet, however, he’s been caught up in a crisis where the 2022 budget to be presented by 30 September has to prepared and aligned to the UPND manifesto within such a short period of time

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  39. Please help us by quoting the exact provisions of the Constitution that prohibits the President from appointing an MP before they are sworn in by Parliament. And they should read inter alia : President cannot appoint ( note that the wording : “may not ” still gives the President some discretion to go ahead ) .

    Let us not confuse traditions and Practices to Law.

  40. Indeed, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned … Even for a Chimbwi ndwii No Plan like Nawakwi, one would think she would be shameful enough to zip her soiled lips but alas nilwa kunya chinyanyenye vernom all over. HH must revive the Carlington Maize Scandal and also the ZCCM sales scandal where Nawakwi adopted the Chimbwii Ndwii Nawakwii negotiating style by sleeping on the job. Just like the red-lipped snake Derek Chitala, these Namwanga Mnwacusa are full of tyhemselves, kulimonesha ta all the time. HH zaku punzisa nzelu wena, kano unye amafi!

  41. Ba Nawakwi, ema checks and balances aya? You are a disgruntled opposition nonsense not worthy of any support except from mediocre people like you. First ati HH taka tekepo, now its the finance minister.
    Woman, let me tell you something, whether its by la or not, our country was brought to its knees because of the hand-outs PF was giving out carelessly. kulanda maybe you also benefited from the same. For this reason, we have no time to wait, we are FIXING YOU, FIXING THE MESS CREATED BY PF, FIXING THE EMPTY COFERS AND FIXING ALL THE THIEVES.
    Please woman, with all due respect, give us space we do our job…..FORWARD IWEEEEE
    Secondly, coming to the issue of empty cofers, how does a nation have such little amount of money in reserve? its equivalent to nothing compared to what we true…

  42. MAYO TWALILENI NA ADULTERY NA BA MUKAMWINE. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO COMMENT ON SUCH MATTERS WHEN YOU HAVE MORE TO WORRY ABOUT, ABOUT THE WOMAN YOU HAVE HURT

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