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President HIchilema says Government will systematically deal with all those involved in the mismanagement of funds at DMMU

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President Hakainde Hichilema has promised the people of Zambia efficient and effective service delivery, by leaders holding public positions in an effort to rebuild the economy.

President Hichilema said that he will do whatever it takes to ensure that leaders do not misuse public resources at the expense of citizens.

The Head of State cited the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) as one of the offices that has been used in the past, to abuse public resources, adding that leaders enriched themselves with funds meant for disasters in the country.

He warned that his government will systematically deal with all those involved in the mismanagement of funds at DMMU, with a vision to retain its noble function and not a platform to take resources away from the people of Zambia.

President Hichilema has since warned public officers not to stand in the way of service delivery for the Zambian people or the law will be applied on them.

“It does not matter if people from the UPND will be offended by what I do to ensure that we correct the country by doing what DMMU was established for, which is to serve disasters in the country and not enriching oneself,” President Hichilema stated.

The Head of State was speaking during the remembrance ceremony in honor of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Founding President Anderson Mazoka, where he noted that Mr Mazoka always advanced the right ideologies.

President Hichilema said that the late Mazoka advocated for what was right for society, which is the route that the new dawn government is taking, in order to keep the country together.

He added that Mr Mazoka never believed in failure which he alleged was a danger to damaging the lives of many people.

The President has also disclosed that his government is working on various development programmes, saying that his administration will soon introduce what is called the debt service sustainability initiative.

He said this will allow breathing space, as government restructures the economy.

And the President has noted that education for all is the barest minimum that government should deliver to the children of Zambian.

HH and First Lady at the remembrance ceremony in honor of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Founding President Anderson Mazoka
HH and First Lady at the remembrance ceremony in honor of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Founding President Anderson Mazoka

Meanwhile, late Anderson Mazoka’s Wife Mutinta Mazoka remembered her husband as a best friend, special man and a wonderful father to their children.

Mrs Mazoka recalled the struggles for the party that her husband went through, saying she was elated by the victory of the UPND into power after the August 12, 2021 general elections.

She noted that the vision of her husband and the UPND founding father was indeed coming to fruition through the noble leadership of President Hichilema.

“Following the victory of the UPND Alliance into power, it is only befitting that this gathering took place at our residence because my husband was UPND,” Mrs Mazoka said.

She added that his constant affirmation was that the party outlived him which is what the country is witnessing.

The children to Mr Mazoka remembered shared fond memories of their father who they said was their hero.

Macenje Mazoka said she and her siblings were fortunate to have Mr Mazoka as their father, who taught them the value of education and life at large.

She added that even as he was their father, he immediately become a father to many as a politician for whom he served, and sacrificed for till his death.

Giving homily, St Kizito Formation House Father Cornelius Hankmoone implored President Hichilema and other leaders to emulate Mr Mazoka’s norm of practicing servant leadership.

Father Hankmoone explained that leaders should do what is right at all times, for the benefit of many Zambians, even when it does not please certain sections of society.

He noted that through the selfless leadership portrayed by Mr Mazoka, the results of the faith he planted is now bearing fruit.

He noted that Mr. Mazoka’s saw the value of the party to better the link bed of many Zambians especially the poor.

“If the President is to continue on the servant model that the he has embraced from the leadership of Anderson Mazoka was to take firm ground in his heart, he will take Zambia to greater heights,” Father Hankmoone stated.

United Party for National Development (UPND) Founding President Anderson Mazoka
United Party for National Development (UPND) Founding President Anderson Mazoka

28 COMMENTS

  1. This right here is like bam sh!+ gone bananas. Well well well, people want free education, someone in state house thinks he will get away with it making promises after promises.
    DMMU is under the office of the vice president. Bo inonge could be saying damn it boy bring it on. You got to get bo inonge before you descend on chanda Kabwe. Witchhunter.
    But from where I stand, inonge is hard core iron lady. You can’t get her.
    Hh get over it you got nothing. Either you waste your time fighting losing legal battles or you forge ahead to redeem your time. 4years hh 4years. Think about it boy.

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  2. At law you got to have better lawyers. Don’t forget the defence also got lawyers. In as much as you could be having it up to here, the arguments you got should be diamond solid strong otherwise your wishful thinking will drain you like a newly invented battery on pilot.
    So we see silumesi at ACC in trouble receiving instructions from you on how to procecute perceived corruption acts. Has he got the balls with credible evidence? The naivity in this guy in state house is appalling. We will surely live to see the end game to this mess just unfolding before our eyes.

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  3. Still talking about PF. Start honouring your campaign promises.

    Zambians are sick and tired of listening to stories about PF.

    Punishing people who abused funds will not improve the economy bally. Start working.

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  4. Deal with them Mr president. But sure that great man mazoka was a handsome and intelligent man. Real tonga genes. He passed on his wisdom to our president. For that twalumba. Tongas are great people. I will always vote for a tonga candidate

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  5. Mr President the corruption and abuse of office at Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under Chanda Kabwe is well documented and there is overwhelming evidence in media..even his riches are questionable but even a case on him can be messed up by ACC and DEC.
    All this corruption and former PF official has been arrested or slept in a Police cell they are all laughing in our faces.

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  6. How true your statement in a general sense, she was correct.

    “She noted that the vision of her husband and the UPND founding father was indeed coming to fruition through the noble leadership of President Hichilema.” LT.

    HH motivation for the high office revealed, and differ from the marginal benefit he got.

    “The oath is to support and defend the U.S. Constitution and faithfully execute your duties. The intent is to protect the public from a government that might fall victim to political whims and to provide a North Star — the Constitution — as a source of direction.”

    Not Political parties

  7. HH motivation for the high office revealed, and differ from the marginal benefit he got.

    “The oath is to support and defend the U.S. Constitution and faithfully execute your duties. The intent is to protect the public from a government that might fall victim to political whims and to provide a North Star — the Constitution — as a source of direction.”

    Not Political parties

  8. Playing to the gallery again….if there’s abuse of funds just investigate. Now you have warned them, they are two steps ahead of you.

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  9. Deja Vu – On this one I agree with you…it seems the President is sitting to too much intel that he is not handing to the relevant authorities. We are still waiting for the true price of the Gulf Stream Jet, he is quiet on Forest 27 when he can reverse that Gazette with the stroke of his pen. We want arrests now not promises you are not in opposition any more!!

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  10. Zambians want justice for abuses suffered at the hands of lungu and his gangs………

    That is why the majority voted for UPND……

    The people need justice dispensed sooner than later………….

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  11. So has the DMMU been audited? Or were talking from without.
    Maybe its a case where the president thinks aloud.
    Soon all this noise he is making will subdue.

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  12. If ACC and DEC media briefs are to believed, there is no on-going investigation at DMMU, so what is the President talking about? If you want your hungry UPND members not to fight for these jobs and fall in the same pilferage trap make a clear example of the former erring officers by quickly investigating, prosecuting and caging them. That is the best deterrent. This general talk is disappointing and wont take us anywhere.

  13. Stop it Mr President, what you do to others will be done to you Iam just wondering if you are better than them, everything you are saying is nothing but a joke however we have lawyers in the country who do their work professionally the president is not one of them.
    If they failed to convict you with your looted wealth how do know they will convict your friends, your friends do know how you escaped justice and indeed they have done exactly what you used to keep that privatization loot .
    Zambians know that nothing will come out from those investigations.

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  14. LT why are you allowing this f00lish boy tarino to spam this site! Block it. I have been on holiday in the maldives and shocked to see how standards are fallng on this site since upnd won

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  15. It began with you mr president-they called you all sorts of names on your part in the privatisation process but could not establish a prima facie case against you…so don’t slow down, squeeze them DMMU was a den of thieves.

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  16. We are tired of talk without action. We are not kids. Just work because action speaks louder than words. By the way, is it not a crime to tip a criminal?

  17. No amount of negative talk will sway HH from his vision and that of the UPND. Your insults failed to discourage him when was weaker than he is now – and its HIS voice that matters now. MUZACHIONA! Even when the guy is not showing any vergency you STILL cant repent imwe ma HARD CORE CRIMINALS like the so-called “State House has fallen”. We are emptying Mukobeko and creating room for you!!!!

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