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UPND not attached to running of government- President Hichilema

Feature Politics UPND not attached to running of government- President Hichilema

President Hakainde Hichilema says the ruling United Party for National Development party will be detached from government functions.

President Hichilema stated that the party will not ride on government activities or use public coffers to support activities of the party.

Mr Hichilema explained that the party will not have an overbearing influence on the decisions of the government.

The President further hinted that government treasury won’t be used to fund or support party functions.

He bemoaned that in the previous administration the party was closely attached to the state, a development that almost destroyed the country.

“We don’t want any political party activities to ride on the activities of the government or public coffer of the people of Zambia.

“We have seen too much of that and nearly destroyed our country. In all spheres we want to walk that path and tonight’s dinner is that indication walking towards the talk,” He said.

The President said this last evening when He graced the UPND dinner gala dubbed “Meet and Greet the President”.

Mr Hichilema commended the party for using the night gala to fundraise resources for running the party.

He said since the inception of the UPND the party has always funded its activities with the support from its partners, adding that it should continue on that path.

The President expressed confidence in the UPND not failing to support itself like it has always done in the past before forming government.

“The party must support itself as we did in the past till we formed government. Why should we fall now to support the party?” He asked.

Meanwhile President Hichilema assured the business community of government’s commitment in creating a conducive enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

He noted that the UPND administration will create opportunities for trade and investment as it endeavors to grow the national economy.

President Hichilema further assured the business community of putting to good use the funds donated to the party.

He explained that all the donations made to the party will be accounted for and used in a transparent and prudent manner.

Mr Hichilema urged UPND partners to report any member found miss using party donations.

“Business community that have donated to this party, just to assure you, your funds will be put to good use. If you notice that someone is missing your funds tip someone including myself then we will look into that matter.”

And speaking earlier at the same event, UPND Secretary General, Batuke Imenda called on the business community to supplement government efforts in creating jobs for the youths in the country.

Mr Imenda stressed that youths across the country played an important role in securing the landslide victory for the UPND in the August 12 general elections, hence the call to create job opportunities for them.

He thanked the youths of Zambia for trusting the party with the responsibility to govern the country.

Mr Imenda also thanked party members and partners for turning out in large numbers for the dinner gala.

He informed the Head of State that all the tickets for the night gala ran out despite being pricey.

The colorful event attracted Cabinet Ministers, the business community and senior government and UPND party officials.

19 COMMENTS

  1. The corruption is being done very cleverly and discreetly in upnd. Someone pays over $140k for a mere jacket and before you know it, he will be supplying govt on some huge contracts.

    Was it not hh who called for civil servants to read and understand the upnd manifesto. So then how can this dreamer of a president say that upnd is not attached to govt? Don’t insult our intelligence. This party is a one term govt. Mark my words.

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  2. Mr. President, that is the way to go…….
    We must bury the caderism, and stop this archaic thinking that because a party has formed government, then the party caders have the rights to own the markets, bus stops, distribution of land….etc, that was day light thuggery by previous governments..
    Zambians need to understand that, they affiliate themselves to a party based on the Party Manifesto and based on ideology conviction. The Party then forms the government to implement the Manifesto, in that case, it doesn’t mean that the Party becomes government. So, Mr. President, I commend you for driving this home, and for cleaning up this political mess. It`s a TOUGH decision, that will NOT please your members, but it`s a right one.

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  3. UPND your under surveillance round-the-clock. PF Lost because of Top down leadership and lecturing all the time. How long has your party been in existence? Why are you bringing your laundry out in public now?

    UPND time out. Those are vegetables you’re giving us, give us some meat.

    “Johnson warned members of the United Nations that “it takes real effort to conceal your thoughts from Google,” and that in the future technology could be used to keep every citizen under round-the-clock surveillance. Johnson’s speech was meant to warn of the effects of unregulated technology, and call for the UN to work together on a common set of global principles for emerging technologies.”

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  4. UPND your under surveillance round-the-clock. PF Lost because of Top down leadership and lecturing all the time. How long has your party been in existence? Why are you bringing your laundry out in public now?

    “Johnson warned members of the United Nations that “it takes real effort to conceal your thoughts from Google,” and that in the future technology could be used to keep every citizen under round-the-clock surveillance. Johnson’s speech was meant to warn of the effects of unregulated technology, and call for the UN to work together on a common set of global principles for emerging technologies.”

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  5. PF Lost because of Top down leadership and lecturing all the time. How long has your party been in existence? Why are you bringing your laundry out in public now?

    “Johnson warned members of the United Nations that “it takes real effort to conceal your thoughts from Google,” and that in the future technology could be used to keep every citizen under round-the-clock surveillance. Johnson’s speech was meant to warn of the effects of unregulated technology, and call for the UN to work together on a common set of global principles for emerging technologies.”

  6. “Johnson warned members of the United Nations that “it takes real effort to conceal your thoughts from Google,” and that in the future technology could be used to keep every citizen under round-the-clock surveillance. Johnson’s speech was meant to warn of the effects of unregulated technology, and call for the UN to work together on a common set of global principles for emerging technologies.”

  7. Of course the party in power runs government on the manifesto it promised that attracted the voters to give them the mandate. What I agree with in sentiment and intent is that those that have nothing to do with government business must not draw any resources from government! Ndipo kwenze sansakuwa … ati 450 fetelaiza inaguliwa 1200. Kwenze navuonelanji!

  8. “further hinted that government treasury won’t be used to fund or support party functions.”
    Why hint? Why not just say?
    The president seems to be loudly practicing political science theories on us. Just like Chiluba did when he wanted to impress donors. He then quickly u-turned

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  9. Look at how forgetful they are …this is what happens when you are an impostor, People have not forgotten how 28 year old Munir “rich kid” Zulu my foot bided K185,000 for Lazy Lungu’s silly hat back in 2017 when he was swimming in inflated GRZ contracts.

    lusakatimes.com/2017/05/02/rich-kid-paid-k185000-president-lungus-hat-auction-says-love-pf/

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  10. I detest such ceremonies especially where businessmen rub shoulders with Govt officials and ministers …no matter how corrupt free you are businessmen don’t attend such ceremonies because they like you they are throwing their hard in the ring for that next contract. I am sure if PF hosted such ceremonies only goons like Amb Emmanuel Mwamba and other hungry chaps would attend

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  11. I am shocked that ‘intelligent’ UPND supporters have forgotten that theres no free lunch in the world. Do you honestly think any sensible businessman will donate money to a ruling party for free? Is the money from dividends of shareholders or company cash flows? If shareholders want to donate their dividends why to a ruling political party and not an orphanage or school or hospital? These companies either wants to takeover or continue supplying government due to change of leadership. Implying no change has happened in GRZ.

  12. PF Lost because of Top down leadership and lecturing all the time. How long has your party been in existence? Why are you bringing your laundry out in public now?

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  13. Kalok is 110% right and ichipuba chimuntu at#1 comment Kaizar Zulu is wrong.Hypocrisy is all he knows.

    Well said HH,that is good governance.

  14. HH said he was going to auction the presidential jet when he comes into power. What have we seen to day from Shaka Zulu international airport? We have seen BALLY THE LIAR disembarking from the presidential challenger. Is this how inconsistent HH can be?

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