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Be a bit patient with the New Dawn Government, Tayali pleads with Zambians

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Minister of Transport and Logistics Frank Tayali has pleaded with the Zambian people to be a bit patient with the New Dawn Government.

Mr Tayali said the UPND administration is putting up a foundation that will lead the nation to economic and social prosperity. The Ndola Central Member of Parliament said the people will soon see the results of the government’s efforts.

Mr Tayali said the government headed by President Hakainde Hichilema knows what it is doing after coming into office last August. Mr Tayali said the government is currently sorting out the local economy systematically.

He assured citizens that the UPND administration will not run the government haphazardly.

“First of all when we got into the office we hit the ground running. It was important for us to understand what we were getting into. We needed to appreciate the depth of what we were getting into, depths of problems that the country is facing which we have been doing and so we left the politics out. But obviously we are slowly settling down. I think we truly understand what we are up to and so we came down to appreciate particularly Copperbelt voters for what they did and also most importantly to reassure them that with what we are doing as a government,” Mr. Tayali told journalists in Ndola.

“You know the prudent administration of public coffers and the general re-establishment of economic diplomacy. You have seen the President travel within the region and beyond. His message is very clear, Zambia is back. Zambia is ready for business and this is why coincidentally we are doing this today (Procurement of specialised ground handling equipment for Ndola’s Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport). This is yet another reaffirmation of that readiness to conduct business. So the Zambian people better rest assured that obviously Rome wasn’t built in a day but with what we are putting in place so far we have no doubt that soon rather than later people will begin to see the results. As we have seen for instance in inflation. We took over when the inflation was at 24%. I hope you (journalists) understand what that means and having brought down from those levels to 10.5 % is real serious financial frugality as we call it. Meaning that we are putting our money where our mouth is,” Mr Tayali said.

He said President Hichilema and his ministers were working hard to unlock Zambia’s potential especially in the mining sector.

“We are saying that there is no extravagance. Those illicit monies in the market are being eliminated. Now obviously investors when they see these positive indicators it builds confidence that here is a country that’s got systems in place. So it was important that we lay this foundation going forward so the President is also working very hard together with the Minister of Mines so that we unlock the potential in the mining sector. I hope that Zambian people can be a little bit patient because the results will soon be seen,” Mr. Tayali said.

Mr Tayali was one of the Ministers that accompanied President Hichilema on his three-day visit to the Copperbelt Province last weekend.

The Head of State visited Ndola, Kitwe, Mufulira, Chingola and Chililabombwe to thank voters for ushering the UPND into Government during the 2021 General Election.

“I was here not long ago and I am back again as I promised. I am back and thank you for your welcome but I am back here not for one day. I am here for three days. I am on the Copperbelt for three days. So twalapita pita monse and we want to reach out to our people to thank them once more for the wonderful support that they gave us in the last election which was very difficult,” President Hichilema remarked when beginning his trip to the Copperbelt.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Awee naiwe, be patient for wht? People are dying. For how long? Zambians hv bn patient for too long 1991 to date. Iwee you’re are bigger so wht want more to fill your tummy with yo wife, you think we’re foolish to listen frm u, jst shut up!!! Ba liya kutina amatole?

  2. I’m sure Mr Tayali this morning you had a three course breakfast, your fuel tank was overflowing courtesy of GRZ, at lunch you a buffet lunch at some prestigious hotel….of course you can afford to be patient.

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  3. I could see why the guy is pleading, speaking as a foreigner, you Africans are unaccustomed to proper foundations being laid.
    You all are accustomed to quick fixes and shoddy outcomes. That is why all African countries are in a mess.
    Your current President is different. He is professional, organised, methodical, result driven and articulate.
    Tell me one other African country who has such a leader? The answer is NONE.
    You Zambians are very fortunate to have him, you all should be rejoicing.

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    • You don’t know what you are talking about. Whichever country you come from hasn’t the same problem we have here.

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    • Its illogical what you are saying…. to be accustomed to quick-fixes. Unless they work very soon you see that there was nothing fixed so you throw them out. And therefore you would get accustomed to quick fixes.

  4. Ben is very right…. how come a foreigner can understand how our President is being methodical and the locals just want populist rhetoric ati more money in your pockets… what happened bane ????
    Everything must be built on a firm foundation for it to be strong and long lasting…that is what Bally is doing.Please let us give him and his team time.Dont listen to the rantings of the PF criminals who really should be hanging their heads in shame for leaving our beloved country in such a mess.Bally is busy day and night cleaning up the PF mess….

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    • For your own information this chap is not a foreigner he is only pretending to be one. The people saying be patient are not exercising patience themselves and want a 20% salary increment on their hefty salaries not forgetting their sitting allowances which they also want to increased. By what percentage were the salaries of the civil servants who get a fraction of what these guys are getting paid increased? Guys twapapata ba praise singers if you are managing we are not. At least let us all sacrifice otherwise such statements are a slap in the face and insults for those of us who are sacrificing for this country.

  5. Five years from today,Frank Tayali will still be asking us to be patient while his and his own will be fat. I remember one Chiluba who asked people to tighten their belts and never told them when to loosen even after 10 years in [email protected] Zambia has been independent for over 50 years. 50 years is not a quick fix. Coming to UPND for each and every promise they made there was a time frame and today they are asking us for more time. It is not yet 14hrs according to UPND. We want fuel at k5, mealie meal at k50, fertilizer at k250 as promised otherwise we sending them farm in the next 4 years.

  6. For your own information this chap is not a foreigner he is only pretending to be one. The people saying be patient are not exercising patience themselves and want a 20% salary increment on their hefty salaries not forgetting their sitting allowances which they also want to increased. By what percentage were the salaries of the civil servants who get a fraction of what these guys are getting paid increased? Guys twapapata ba praise singers if you are managing we are not. At least let us all sacrifice otherwise such statements are a slap in the face and insults for those of us who are sacrificing for this country.

  7. Some people should step aside and give their friends opportunity to start enjoying three course meal in this community. Those calling others to be patient,Why not sacrifice to step down and give chance to others to enjoy life up there.Are there people who don’t know how devastating hunger is.A father telling a son to go on an empty stomach,while himself is having sumptuous meals.May it could be a great thing a fa…………….can do.

  8. Zambians are great hypocrites. Those who were patient with PF lies of “more money in your pockets in 90 days” are now attacking the messenger for the exact same principles.

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  9. Tekanyeni tubombeko, it’s barely 10 months bane n everyone is going through a tough time globally, Mother Nature is also angry at us.

  10. Let the UPND MPs lead in the sacrifice. There leader HH is not getting a salary( We are told) . Can Tayali, Garry, Musokotawne, Nalumango also stop getting their salaries . Then Zambians will understand what sacrificing and being a little bit patient means. Not this nonsense of telling starving people to be a little bit patient .

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