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President Hichilema has created an inclusive cabinet-Mweetwa

General News President Hichilema has created an inclusive cabinet-Mweetwa

The United Party for National Development (UPND) says President Hakainde Hichilema has scored on six of his campaign promises.

UPND Party Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa says President Hichilema has so far laid footing on the accomplishment of other promises he made to the people of Zambia.

“As a party, we are satisfied that the President has honoured his promise to have a cabinet that is representative of the entire nation,” Mr. Mweetwa said.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Mweetwa said the President has delivered a genuinely inclusive government by appointing people from all the ten provinces of the country thereby proving wrong those who said he would only appoint people from one region.

Speaking at a media briefing yesterday morning, Mr. Mweetwa said President Hichilema has also scored on ending the hostile takeover of markets and bus stations that had characterized previous political transitions.

“The President has scored on ending political violence, no one is afraid of being in Zambia today because peace rains supreme,” he said.

He further said the Head of State has also fulfilled the promised end to tribal and hate speech in the country and thanked the President for beginning to set into motion the vision of the party.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mweetwa stated that the party will respect the clear distinction between the party and government operations.

27 COMMENTS

  1. I still don’t like the fact the Masebo is Minister Of Health. I feel that was a wrong appointment. Garry should have been Home Affairs. Bally should rethink his appointments. PF should be allowed to contest 2026 Elections and Lose again. Let it die a natural death.

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  2. …No, not true…unfortunately it’s only in your cow shaped head….NE Rhodesians are being marginalized by tongas, lozis and nyamazai’s..

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  3. One term President HH…vote these morons out…liars and maniputers useless more Banditary than Edgar Lungu…..HH will end up in jail…he is a known criminal

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  4. Well he had no choice but to appoint the Upnd MPs from outside the pro Upnd three provinces not forgetting the alliance. All in all I don’t believe in tribal balancing, appointments should be on professional merit. I wouldn’t care if my tribe is missing from the cabinet as long as I get good service from government. I come from the same village with FTJ but never benefited anything from him.

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  5. HH has not completed his nominations for MPs, if anything I think he has only utilized 4 nominations. That said, expect guys like KBF to be DPP or something, people in PF won’t sleep at night.

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  6. Saulosi – I can see that you are still in pain if I were you I would disappear from LT like you did for 5 years when Lazy Lungu and Co were destroying the country then come back after 6 months to come and review HH’s work.

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  7. Cornelius Mweetwa has been UPND Party Spokesperson for years I still think he would have been better placed to be Chief Govt Spokesman rather than appointing him as a Provincial Minister. Anyway we have to give them time.

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  8. Excellent start Mr President ! Tribal supremacy complex should be fought tooth and nail. Late the weak tribal souls in our midst perish as we match towards a totally unified Zambia.

  9. You are correct Tarino Orange, I believe Mr Mweetwa derseved better than provincial Minister. These where the faces of UPND together with Mr Nkombo and Mr Mwimbu. He may have his short comings in the party, but please we are human. Some of these big apointments we never heard of them. My Only disapointment from the President. We understand its his prerogative.

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  10. Bally has appointed those whom he thinks, to the best of his judgement, would perform to his expectations and he has placed them in the positions he thinks they will perform. He has a reason he has consigned Cornelius to Southern province and it’s better the latter sticks to his lane by being nothing else but Minister of Southern province. The fact that you were making noise in the press and in Parliament doesn’t make you suitable for an official GRZ spokesperson. You might have a weakness that only Bally knows, so stick to your lane. Don’t try to be relevant when you’re a junior official in both Government and Party. After the President and Vice the most senior is the SG followed by the Deputy. Let them speak before you do otherwise you’ll find yourself booted out for indiscipline

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  11. Ayatollah – “After the President and Vice the most senior is the SG followed by the Deputy.” SG is only senior in the political party..s/he may have influence but has no place in the cabinet.

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  12. 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

    Mweetwa, too early to pat yourself in the back. Wait after 100 days and then you can list your achievements. Don’t react to losers like Kabimba and Sean Tembo… you have the overwhelming mandate of the Zambian people. You make positive changes, they will speak for themselves.
    We don’t know yet if this regional balanced cabinet will deliver… let’s wait and see.

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  13. #12  Ayatollah 
    September 10, 2021 At 9:24 am

    “Bally has appointed those whom he thinks, to the best of his judgement, would perform to his expectations and he has placed them in the positions he thinks they will perform. He has a reason……”

    Well said……..

    All UPND stalwarts have functions to fulfill no matter where they are placed…….

    A good strategy for proper mangment is to have your people at all levels of a functioning GRZ or organisation…….

    Having all your captains at one level of control is dangerous, this is where you get out of touch with the ground …….

    Very strategic thinking by HEHH……..you can begin to see why he kept UPND as a lean, tight functioning ship…..

    Bally 2 : 0 critics

  14. @Tarino, Cornelius has spoken as UPND Spokesperson. He’s addressing a national matter that doesn’t fall under his jurisdiction. That’s the reason I’ve advised him to keep his lane. Batuke Imenda has stopped talking about affairs of Government because he’s not part of it. Let Mweetwa keep himself busy with affairs of his office as Bowman Lusambo of Southern province

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  15. Zanm @ 1, Zambia has been good to those who trace their ancestry to India; the reverse is not seen in India in as far as how people of African ancestry are treated in India. There’s not one person of African descent who has been elected to the Indian federal parliament. This is unacceptable considering that India’s foreign policy is placing emphasis on cooperation with Africa.

  16. What a breath of fresh air from the moribund PF era where cabinet and all other government appointments were a two province affair

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  17. #20 If you honestly follow the our political landscape without bias you will note these: Upnd has MPs from all provinces with only Luapula not having one. Thefore it’s just right that Upnd shares the positions equitably.
    2) PF didn’t not have a single MP from NWP, SP and WP so the only to cover the entire country was to pick from the Upnd but unfortunately all those who accepted the positions were expelled and subsequently lost the by-election that ensued. However the last choice was used to appoint provincial ministers by nominating individuals from the said provinces. If you talk of tribes, it was not only Bemba and Ngonis… Jean Kapata, Bowman, Katambo, Malanji and others are not from Bemba or Ngoni lands.. the only difference is that they had their seats in urban areas. You can…

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  18. @ Ayatollah, mweetwa remains UPND spokesman, it will be very difficult to know when he is speaking as a minister or as party spokesman.
    @Tarino AKA Spaka, what do you mean Mweetwa has been party spokesman for years? He was only elected as such after the UPND convention.

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  19. Chiza Chirwa – I am not a UPND member to keep up with going ons in the party whilst in opposition…. Mweetwa has been very vocal in the past

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