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Stop harassing traders, UPND carders told

General News Stop harassing traders, UPND carders told

Mongu Municipal Council has cautioned cadres to stop harassing traders at Kashumba Market. Mongu Mayor, Nyambe Matakala says the law will visit any cadre that will be found wanting.

Mr. Nyambe was speaking when he met scores of marketeers at the famous Kashumba market.

The civic leader said cadres should free the market area in order to allow traders to conduct their businesses freely and also enable councils to raise the much needed revenue.

“We do not need any cadres in the stations as directed by the Republican President Hakainde Hichilema,” he said.

The mayor further said old market committees will be dissolved so that new ones are elected in order to give a new lease to operations of markets.

And Mongu Central Constituency Youth Chairperson John Chinga applauded the Mayor for ensuring that President Hichilema’s directive of no carderism in trading places is adhered to.

“Therefore, we shall not allow anyone to come and harass people at Kashumba Market. All marketers should desist from putting on UPND party regalia while in the market as we have realized that people are using the UPND to tarnish the name of the party,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of the marketeers, Mathias Bisenga commended the Mayor for ensuring that all party cadres leave the markets regardless of their party affiliation.

“We are happy that the law will now deal with any cadre that will be found in the markets harassing people. They should allow us marketeers to trade freely without any intimidation,” he said.

A driver at Mongu Central Market Kelvin Mukumbuta (gesture) appealing to Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) not to entertain criminals in markets shortly before addressing the marketeers in Mongu Western Province
A driver at Mongu Central Market Kelvin Mukumbuta (gesture) appealing to Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) not to entertain criminals in markets shortly before addressing the marketeers in Mongu Western Province

Traders at Mongu Central Market jubilating after Mongu District Mayor Nyambe Matakala denounced caderism in the market and the need to form a new committee in order for sanity to occur at the Market in Mongu Western Province
Traders at Mongu Central Market jubilating after Mongu District Mayor Nyambe Matakala denounced caderism in the market and the need to form a new committee in order for sanity to occur at the Market in Mongu Western Province

Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) denouncing caderism and calling for formation of a new committee in order for sanity to prevail during his address to markerteers at Mongu Central Market in Mongu Western Province
Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) denouncing caderism and calling for formation of a new committee in order for sanity to prevail during his address to markerteers at Mongu Central Market in Mongu Western Province

Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) addressing and assuring traders at Mongu Central Market that his government will construct new markets and will not allow its people to trade in the sun in Mongu Western Province
Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala (blue suit) addressing and assuring traders at Mongu Central Market that his government will construct new markets and will not allow its people to trade in the sun in Mongu Western Province

20 COMMENTS

  1. You have got a lot of work to do sir, unless you provide those promised jobs now. People don’t just go to the bus station or market for fun. They do these things because they want to earn a living. It’s not impossible but not easy either.

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  2. What the new dawn government will not tolerate is Cadres harassing people who are trading in markets and those using bus stops to move around. Cadres and people who to to bus stops and markets to earn a living by harassing innocent people should be stopped forthwith. How can a country develop with a mentality that justifies earning a living by harassing people in markets and bus stops? Let the cadres undertake their own trading in markets and pay relevant market levies to the local councils.

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  3. #4 Ngoma Yamano. You are right but like they say in ciBemba uwikwite asontela ubwali kukanwa… some of these people if given an opportunity can reform. In short without an alternative you can expect the scenario to continue indefinitely. Some have known this life not as choice but out of desperation.

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  4. “….provide those promised jobs now.”
    If you are speaking of jobs you ought to be supporting those marketeers, more bucks in their pockets, but clearly you are supporting those few thugs who are harassing and taking way the marketeers profits. If you want jobs for those thugs, WHY CAN’T they START SELLING as well? Thats a job right there !!!
    STOP this NONSENSE OF YELLING, that you want the government to create jobs for you, DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELVES, removing cadres is one way of creating a conducive environment, making it attractive for more people to start selling freely and increasing their profits. WAKEUP !!

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  5. All those who are saying UPND should provide jobs now are exhibiting ignorance and luck of schooling like PF cadres. Provision of jobs is a gradual process. You should compare employment rate now and at the end of mandate (5 years). Only stealing money is instant (like PF cadres).

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  6. #7 tell that to the youth that went enmass to vote for jobs that it’s gradual. Mistake was to give these desperate children the impression that jobs would be easy to give because the PF don’t have brains to know how to give this commodity.

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  7. Like upndead Kapya rightly pointed out. H² Promised and gave a timeline such as free education in one week after inauguration.
    Zambians need these promises fulfiled immediately atase.

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  8. Oh my goodness me!! We have people who encourage thugs to be harassing innocent traders and people at bus stops on the basis that jobs promised them are not coming fast enough? The government provides an enabling environment for people to be employed and to generate profits which can be used to employ more people in various enterprises. Ensuring that marketeers and those with public transport businesses conduct their business in a safe environment devoid of Party Cadres harassing them is an important responsibility of government in providing a conducive environment for businesses to thrive. People should be encouraging youths and others not employed to seize the opportunities for employment and self employment that emerge when people are free and safe!! The thinking that a government…

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  9. @Beston it’s because markets and bus stops are the only place where layabouts without any skills can pick up a quick Kwacha. They only need to shout and bully their way to some cash. Unfortunately the PF entrenched this by officially allowing chaos to overrule civil institutions such as councils. So UPND will have an uphill battle reversing this mentality in both parties’ cadres. If you walk through the Lusaka CBD you will see the chaos I’m talking about. Unlicensed Traders are all over the pavements and the council can do nothing because of politics. Ask yourself why this does not happen in say Japan

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  10. 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

    Please ignore some people who are brainwashed by the PF regime.
    As General Kanene (#6), Mr Fix it (#7) and Ngoma Yamano (#11) have clearly stated, the job of the government is to create conducive environment to attract investment both locally and from abroad. No one in their right frame of mind would come and invest in a country where militia and mercenaries take the law in their hands and harrass traders just because the previous regime created such lawlessness.
    Successful govts don’t give out handouts or jobs; they empower private sector to create jobs by creating enabling environment such as trading freely; lowering taxes; etc.

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  11. 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

    However, I’m surprised that we are still talking about this issue to this day…. clearly the message isn’t reaching out and it’s merely lip service. Please arrest them if you truly mean it. By the way that Major shouldn’t make anyone hold an umbrella for him… this is the mentality that needs to be weeded out and not make these people think they are small gods.

  12. I hear someone calling other people BRAIN WASHED BY PF. Is this true? Or maybe he doesn’t know that a human being is the most complicated animal? Unlike other creatures which migrate according to the season, a human being relies on the current leadership for solutions.

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  13. When we told you that upnd was the most violent party in history you called us names. Live with the decisions you made. Me I am not suffering and I am even doing better since leaving govt.

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  14. Any sincere person whether PF or UPND knows that cadres in markets and bus stops are troublesome. As a nation we need to learn to agree on what moves as forward. We desist the previous attitude of wanting someone to fail in order to take over. HH’s directive to end caderism must be supported be all well meaning Zambians. If HH did something wrong or said something untrue, we must forgive the same way we want ECL to be forgiven for wrong statements and action. Except where there’s evidence of theft both HH and ECL can face the law. As for job creation, when HH promised jobs it includes market trading and bus stop management by council. The problem we have in Zambia we think jobs are only those in factories and offices. Bus stops and markets are job creation points too.

  15. Before, the police and councils were excused by opposition and CSO’s for failure to control and deal with party cadres. So, who ‘s to blame now when UPND cadres are reported to be harassing traders at bus stops and markets? Removal of party cadres was one of the promised actions by this government. Now we have a cabinet and agencies in full operation and cadres are still a thing? Still waiting for 2022 budget and more patience from us?

  16. The irony of making promises you can’t fulfil. By the way don’t forget this is in UPND territory. What do you think all those cadres and street vendors will be doing going forward? All you are courting is high crime rates, drugs, prostitution,…this is why it’s important as a leader and responsible parent not to make promises you can never deliver just to become President. Last time I looked the Kwacha is not at K10, the prices of mealie meal and fertiliser have no reduced, there’s been no K2500 pay increment across the board for civil servants,…need I go on? And believe me we will still be talking about these lies some people fell for 2 years down the line and buy that time more youths will be unemployed and the likes of Laura Miti would have abandoned them

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