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President Hichilema bemoans wasteful expenditure

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President Hakainde Hichilema has bemoaned the failure to follow the procurement procedures as disclosed in the Auditor General’s report for the financial year ending 2020.

President Hichilema said it is regrettable that there was the wasteful expenditure in the country.

The President said this through his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Antony Bwalya during a media briefing at State House today.

Mr. Bwalya explained that the Head of State is concerned that the country is losing a lot of money in key sectors of the economy.

He has since urged procurement officers to ensure that all public procurement of goods and services meet the stipulated criteria and is in compliance with the Cabinet circular on procurement.

He said the procurement guidelines must be followed while goods must be of the right price, recommended quality, and delivery of services must be timely.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya and Special Assistant to the President on COVID-19 Dr. Roma Chilengi share notes during the press briefing at State House
Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya and Special Assistant to the President on COVID-19 Dr. Roma Chilengi share notes during the press briefing at State House

Meanwhile, Special Advisor to the President for Covid-19, Roma Chiengi said the country will tomorrow re-launch the Covid-19 vaccination exercise led by President Hakainde Hichilema.

Dr. Chiengi urged all public leaders, Members of Parliament, government officers, traditional leaders and various community stakeholders to demonstrate leadership by ensuring that the masses are informed on the benefits of taking the vaccination against Covid-19.

He said the country has not done well in the vaccination campaign hence the need to effect a new strategy that will ensure increased vaccinations countrywide.

“In order to benefit from the vaccine, there is need to vaccinate a larger population in order to curb the pandemic. Vaccination is the only hope we have in mitigating the Covid-19,” he said.

Dr. Chiengi said Zambia needs to put all measures in place to ensure the expected fourth wave does not affect the country.

And State House Special Assistant for Economics and Development Affairs, Jito Kayumba, has urged the business community not to slacken even as government has lifted the Covid-19 restrictions.

Mr. Kayumba said the private sector, especially small businesses, play a vital role in the country’s economy, hence the need to ensure strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines as they do their businesses.

He said government is committed to supporting and ensuring all businesses thrive by creating a conducive environment for them.

He has since challenged the business community to reposition themselves in order to contribute to the growth of the country’s economy.

25 COMMENTS

  1. I swear if this guy was under my company. He can’t last for more than the number of problems he has identified so far.
    He’s simply a non performer whose waiting for IMF to steer the economic ship for him.
    WE ARE YOUR IMPLOYERS AND WE NEVER EMPLOYED YOU TO TELL US PROBLEMS. WE EMPLOYED YOU TO SOLVE PROBLEMS YOU’RE BUSY LAMENTING ABOUT.
    WHAT IS YOUR ACTION PLAN SIR?! AND HOW FAR HAVE YOU GONE IN SOLVING THE PROBLEMS.

  2. How do you have a president who is always moaning, complaining and criticising like a constipated pregnant cow. Moo mooo lyonse. Get to work you f00I. Enough of your constant media briefing. You promised heaven on earth. This is time to give us what you promised. Not crying like a baby

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  3. Is he being for real or he’s now just fooling around…still talking about PF like seriously!!!….it’s you get a new girlfriend and still talk or complain about your previous relationship…how childish….HH is forgetting that now he is power…people don’t want to hear anything about PF this PF that….that is why you won elections…if there was no wasteful expenditures then Lungu still should be in office…if your previous girlfriend was good then there’s no way you will be having a new girlfriend…get that in your head baby President HH

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  4. Why all these boys at State House? Why soo many “special ” assistants?
    This is wasteful spending at State House.
    This is ridiculous.
    I didn’t change government for this.
    State House needs no more than 4 employees. 4 girls chabe… not utu tuffikala.

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  5. @Kaizar Zulu
    Even his Funders are complaining because of his complaints and blame game…this man has already failed to rule Zambia…reality has finally downed on him..he thought governing was kids play…on the contrary you never heard Lungu complaining or blaming Rupiah Banda or Mwanawasa…because that was the reason people voted for PF….because MMD failed…..so no need to complain

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  6. UPND is cool, it is putting things back in order. I can imagine the pain in PF surrogates blogging here, let them mourn. PF inherited a decent economy for MMD just to come and run it aground with its visionless humble leader. And surprisingly they still have some feeble arrogant muscle here

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  7. Baby President now sounds like a broken record or parrot…..meanwhile things are getting expensive…fuel still expensive..food very expensive…no free education…no jobs for the youths…HELLO!!!!
    Never put your trust in a Politician otherwise uzadya oxygen

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  8. That is it HEHH……….

    Constant reminders is a way of reaching the masses of civil servants……

    Unlike that lungu who carried on and prepertuated this waistfullnes and said nothing…….

    More volume……..

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  9. Anti lab aka munthu wamba aka zoziwe don’t be f00I. You cannot even come up with a sensible response to my post because you have nothing to say and my sentiments are true. They say the truth hurts.

    Your under 5 president has now graduated to under 3. He loved the cameras and attention. He thinks presidency is a fashion show

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  10. Saulosi we warned these f00Is. They thought they knew better than us who have been in governance for many decades. Running a country is not like running chibwantu farm in choma. The government machine is complex..I am a former senior civil servant and know exactly what it takes to govern. The sooner hh realises this the better for him. If not he will be kicked out at the next election if not sooner

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  11. 1. Mr President! Strong men, Wise-men and Hard-working menfolk do not cry

    You have made your point and bemoan now for past 40 days or. Just get to work and show what you want to do for Zambia, and we will be with you all the way. We don’t expect you to perform miracles, though you have over promised. Your MP’s while in opposition were members of the Public Accounts Committees and knew about this situation. You knew the state of affairs all along. Why do you sound very shocked and surprised?

    Zambia wants you to do better good. You cannot motivate a nation by complaining and exhibiting dreadfulness. It will be a learning curve for you as no one comes with an experience to run a nation. It’s a job on training. Just get to work.

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  12. @ Kaizer Zulu and Saulosi: You boys should be castrated because you are so childish and stupid. If UPND Cadres want, they can come for you, but so mature unlike you fools and ur LUNGU. Just watch the way you write because you have hate many Zambians. You guys stole a lot. We know even the Jets you have hidden in South Africa with your friends. Wait. Time will come you will be caught. Don’t think you are smart. Keep on your nonsense.

  13. I will repeat this below !!

    2. Obama took over from Bush, a melting economy that was laying off 800,000 employees per month. The Car Manufacturing was collapsing. The USA had just spent $5 Trillion on War-on-Terror, monies USA had borrowed from China. The cost of living went up. The Dollar was weakening every week. Unemployment rate was 12%. And there was a Global Credit Crunch

    3. Obama did not point the figure on Republicans or play “Blame Games”. He just went to work because he knew that it was no longer the responsibility of the Republicans. But the onus was 100% on him. He turned around the economy and reduced the Unemployment rate to 4.5 % in 8 years. Again,

    Just get on with work and the fruits from hard work will vindicate you.

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  14. HH reminds me when i was dating in High school…all we used to talk about with our current girls was about our ex girlfriends and ex boyfriends….my ex this my ex that….come on its time to move on ex is past

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  15. Ushe will this man ever blamed himself for anything? I think he should be asking, who was providing the checks and balances for this wastefulness? I honestly believe the Zambian people are forgiving but if you give us bad news every day then you risk ruffling feathers. We want some positive news for once.

  16. So far I have not heard anything about the dreaded Public Order Act or the defamation clause or Right to information. These were talked about when this government was on the back bench remember? Sorry to use the wrong string.

  17. Just deal with it Mr.President the foundation has been led down for you by the PF although not all!! Just fix what you think is not right and move forward the vibe is in your slogan mandete “FORWARD”

  18. CORRUPTION AND WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE MUST BE PUNISHED, BUT YOU CANNOT CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF FEAR AND MISTRUST IN THE SYSTEM. NO ONE WILL WORK FOR FEAR OF MAKING MISTAKES – AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE NEW DAWN PROMISE!!!

    GIVE PEOPLE INSPIRATION AND REASON TO COME BACK TO WORK TOMORROW. IT CANNOT BE REPRIMANDS AND WARNINGS EVERYDAY!!!!!

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