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Fix the Local Economy as promised prior to 2021 Elections, UPND told

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Opposition Leadership Movement President Dr. Richard Silumbe has challenged the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government to fix the local economy as it promised prior to the August, 2021 General Elections.

President Hakainde Hichilema and the ruling UPND promised to fix the local economy when in opposition starting with the local currency the Kwacha.

Dr. Silumbe said the New Dawn Government should talk less and put up practical measures aimed at recovering, repairing and rebuilding the national economy.

The Educationalist said the government should shift attention away from speeches at the ongoing Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, to fix the economy as promised during election campaigns.

Dr. Silumbe said the people of Zambia want to see the government put in place policies that will benefit the youthful generation of the country.

He charged that scores of the youths are not productive coupled with less jobs and inadequate business opportunities in all the 10 provinces.

“Away from the Mining Indaba speeches, the Government should fix the economy as promised. Talk less to recover, repair and rebuild the economy of Zambia by putting in place policies that will benefit the youthful generation of Zambia. Today, the Government is busy talking well. 90% of the youths are not productive with fewer jobs and no business opportunities in all the 10 provinces,” Dr. Silumbe said.

“We had heard: Bally will fix the economy. Economic recovery plan provincial expo until today, we seem not to find the answer to challenges facing our people. All these plans are not working as we are talking all the time with no action,” he said.

He said the Leadership Movement was not seeing a better Zambia that has been envisioned for many years.

Dr. Silumbe said the Leadership Movement is suggesting that Zambia holds a national indaba on economic recovery plans.

“Leadership Movement demand for a national indaba on Zambia’s economic recovery plan. LM believes Zambia belongs to Zambians and only Zambians will develop Zambia. As Leaders, let’s find local solutions to our problems. From the Leadership Movement-LM perspective, we are not seeing a better Zambia that we imagined, we need serious advocacy to have a Zambia that is sustainable,” he said.

Dr. Silumbe added that Zambians should run mining companies and help the nation to fully benefit from its minerals.

“Enough is enough; Zambians should benefit from the mining sector and we need to run our mines,” Dr. Silumbe added.

Meanwhile, the Leadership Movement has announced that its leader Dr. Richard Silumbe, who is an educationalist, will this second term of 2022 extend his Education Support to 13 community schools in Lusaka, Kafue, Kabwe, Kapiri, Serenje, Mongu, Mkushi, Kitwe, Mazabuka, Choma, Monze Livingstone and Chipata.

Dr. Silumbe has been supporting communities’ schools, youths and women cooperatives in selected parts of the country that include Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces.

“Leadership Movement-LM believes that every child everywhere, has a right to better education. A vast majority of Community schools are in poor state with school buildings that are falling apart, no clean running water, and basic materials such as desks, chalk, boards, teaching and learning materials etc,” said party spokesperson Tatila Tatila.

Mr. Tatila added:”Dr Silumbe dreams of Zambia were the poorest and most vulnerable children of Zambia to access quality education. As a party, we call on the Government to consider community schools in its CDF empowerment programs and we call on the Ministry of education to train community school volunteers in education more often through orientations.”

13 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Richard Silumbe,…..

    Dr in what ?

    It would be very embarrassing to where ever you gained your Dr credentials………

    Also very embarrassing to your line study or proffession………..

    Very du.ll Dr………..

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  2. You have failed to improve the economy of your home and now you have started ranting? This is not child’s play. Dr of what? Muppet.

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  3. If you were talking politics in the campaign field did you not realise people were taking you at your word? Here you are now! People will not mock or criticise birds but those whose role in society affect their survival now and tomorrow. Honeymoon is over.

  4. BEFORE RENOVATING A HOUSE ONE HAS TO CLEAN UP THE MESS CAUSED BY THE PREVIOUS TENNANT
    THATS EXACTLY WHAT THIS GOVERNMENT IS DOING CLEANING UP AND GETTING RID OF ALL THE COCKROACHS FIRST
    COMMON SENSE I WOULD SAY

  5. Academic credentials are not a bigger picture bwana, the greatest credential is that we are Zambian citizens period.

  6. Dr. Silumbe why don’t you form partnership with the government to assist with the economic development policies/plans/framework to ensure that all Zambians benefit from such as a caring Zambian citizen? I am certain our visionary President will welcome your constructive input.

  7. Who’s a cadre? A cadre is a party sycophant who supports what his president does even though he sees that what his president is doing is wrong. Who’s a critic? A critic is a patriotic citizen who only wants what is best for his country. A critic is a person who only appreciates what the leaders have done but doesn’t praise them because that’s what they are paid to do.

  8. BEFORE RENOVATING A HOUSE ONE HAS TO CLEAN UP THE MESS CAUSED BY THE PREVIOUS TENNANT
    THATS EXACTLY WHAT THIS GOVERNMENT IS DOING CLEANING UP AND GETTING RID OF ALL THE ROACHS FIRST
    COMMON SENSE I WOULD SAY

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  9. Once upon time,a nursery school child was promised sweets by his uncle if he found employment.When the uncle found employment,the child kept asking for his sweets from his uncle. But the uncle kept giving excuses.The child cried and told his uncle that he was a liar.

  10. It’s pity that UPND supporters and cadres can’t see anything wrong with the status quo no wonder they are supporting anything that he does, this is the mistake of African politics and hence we can never develop. They promised us they’ll do better than the previous regime but alas we’re still in the same doldrums and predicament and there seems to be no hope anytime soon. He promised to reduce the dollar rate but he’s now mute as reality has dawned that it is not abracadabra but reality and prudence. Anyone who criticizes the current regime is immediately insulted by UPND vuvuzelas on the platforms such as this, The reality is that talking and practical work are not the same as we have seen every time blaming the previous regime and we’re almost a year after they took office. Wise…

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