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UPND government has a social contract with the people of Zambia and not individuals-State House

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Statehouse has said that the UPND government has a social contract with the people of Zambia and not individuals.

Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya has said that the commitment to transform the social and economic lives of people, delivering free education, reforming NAPSA, and dealing with legacy issues around higher education funding are some of the contents in the social contract government has signed with the people.

Reacting to a story published in one of the daily tabloids attributed to UPND Secretary General Batuke Imenda alleging that the ruling party has never signed a social contract to employ youths after forming a government; Mr. Bwalya says President Hakainde Hichilema’s government intends to respect the social contract to the fullest.

Mr. Bwalya added that the president is alive to the fact that his government was elected on the basis of the strong commitments it made to the people of Zambia and will never forget that its ascension to public office is owed to the goodwill of the Zambian people.

Earlier today, UPND secretary general Betake Imenda was described as malicious and dangerously damaging, a statement attributed to him in one of the local tabloids on youth employment.

Mr. Imenda had been quoted in a local tabloid allegedly saying that his party did not sign any contract that they would employ the youths.

Addressing the media in Lusaka today, Mr. Imenda said that at no point did he utter such words and has since challenged the named media house to produce a recording of the said interview.

Mr. Imenda said that he is currently consulting with his lawyers for a possible lawsuit as the alleged statement was doctored to attract the attention of the readers of the paper.

The news Diggers has since published this audio

During the elections campaign in 2020, President Hakainde Hichilema held an event where he signed what he described at the time as a youth contract. Below is his social media post of the event

President Hichilema signing a Social Contract with Youths
President Hichilema signing a Social Contract with Youths

On December 7, 2020

Today we have signed a social contract with the youth of our country because the future belongs to them.

The contract contains benefits for our future leaders including; quality education, mineral wealth contracts, jobs, business opportunities.

Contracts for Mukula trees, transport, and several other government programs will be given to the youths. No foreigner will be allowed to do such jobs unless under a joint venture.

The above stated among others are the reasons why a jobless youth, a youth struggling to acquire education, a youth without business opportunities should now stand up to go and get an NRC, a voter’s card, and in 2021 vote for change, vote for Bally because we will deliver development for all.
May God bless all our youths in the country.

HH aka Bally.
#time4change

10 COMMENTS

  1. Iwe ka Anthony don’t take us for f00Is. Upnd only has a social contract with the devil. Freemas0nIc contract.

    This boy has even put on weight. He was a mere blogger here living in poverty. Today he is acting like he has always had a salary. Be wise. That job won’t last after 5 years. Me I invested and am sorted

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  2. Confusion in the house. Akakunkubiti. They know not whether they are going or coming. All have fallen to be liars, from the entire misleadership to grassroots.
    Promises where made to the Zambian people and the youths or to the youths and the Zambian people. These misleaders are being told that they made a commitment to youths in particular and this one is yapping as the one that’s been denied food. To this effect, Zambians are saying you lied and you are liars for backtracking in every aspect of economic and social sectors.
    Indeed lies have very short legs.

  3. Confusion in the house. Aka.kun.ku.biti. They know not whether they are going or coming. All have fallen to be liars, from the entire misleadership to grassroots.
    Promises where made to the Zambian people and the youths or to the youths and the Zambian people. These misleaders are being told that they made a commitment to youths in particular and this one is y.ap.ping as the one that’s been denied food. To this effect, Zambians are saying you lied and you are liars for backtracking in every aspect of economic and social sectors.
    Indeed lies have very short legs.

  4. Confu.sion in the house. Aka.kun.ku.biti. They know not whether they are going or coming. All have fallen to be liars, from the entire misleadership to grassroots.
    Promises where made to the Zambian people and the youths or to the youths and the Zambian people. These misleaders are being told that they made a commitment to youths in particular and this one is y.ap.ping as the one that’s been denied food. To this effect, Zambians are saying you lied and you are liars for backtracking in every aspect of economic and social sectors.
    Indeed lies have very short legs.

  5. “UPND government has a social contract with the people of Zambia and not individuals”….Well said Anthony Bwalya
    After failing to defeat the UPND Kabwata Candidate who barely uttered a world, the PF and its allies want to spread more lies to the public.

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  6. Some female upnd cadres are a shame including vocal NGOS. Supporting any how with no proper analysis how zambian staple food is costing now ,fertilizer at k1000.00 transport too costly to travel , commodities expensive and you support blindly. Consider your comments wisely otherwise no substance.

  7. #5 Mwachisompola…. They don’t feel it…. don’t forget just like PF cohorts these people get money from the party almost everyday. These days I see Upnd members frequently visiting the Boma just like the the late PF.

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