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UPND’s one year stay in Government has been an “Economic Disaster”

Headlines UPND's one year stay in Government has been an “Economic Disaster”

Patriotic Front (PF) Media Director Antonio Mourinho Mwanza says the UPND’s one year stay in Government has been an “Economic Disaster” and a serious challenge for the Zambian people.

Speaking during UNZA Radio’s Lusaka Star Programme yesterday, Mr Mwanza stated that the economy is in distress adding that the money is losing value.

Mr Mwanza noted that life under the New Dawn Administration has been extremely difficult for the Zambian people especially for those running businesses.

He added that the cost of running business was very low under PF compared to the period the Current Government has been in power.

“The cost of living has remained high such that one needs not less than K9,300 per month to raise a family of five in Lusaka before adding other expenses,” he said

Mr Mwanza noted that today, most people have closed these shops in townships because the cost of doing business has become very high, and when it comes to commodity prices, Mealie meal was 120 and today it is k150 in certain places.

“When UPND took over Government fuel was K17 per liter, but today it is k24 per liter……We had medicine in hospitals today, even UTH is fighting to have reagents,” he noted

Mr Mwanza stated that the PF had a clear road map when it comes to economic policies as compared to the UPND.

He said that the PF under the leadership of Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu introduced the economic recovery plan as well as debt management plan which this current Government has failed to do.

“If the Zambian people were complaining when fuel was at K17 per liter, imagine how deep the problems are for the citizens at K24 per liter. When the fuel was going up, the PF brought in measures to lower the costs such as the removal of VAT on Fuel and removing excise and import duties on fuel,” he said.

He explained that a stabilisation fund on fuel was created to cushion the increase in price of the commodity, that’s how the PF managed to maintain it when in other countries prices soared, the UPND Government has not injected any money to stabilise the fuel prices.

Mr Mwanza claimed that the UPND is using the PF economic recovery plan and the issue of debt management plan Government is using is primarily the copycat of what the PF left.

He cited that the Government must not give excuses for the Ukraine war because they need to prepare for such situations and cushion the poor.

And Mr Mwanza mentioned that 2022 has been a sad year for farmers, because the Government has neglected all the promises it made during the campaigns on farming.

“The promises made to the farmers to buy Maize at over K200 hasn’t been achieved, when the UPND took over Government, fertilizer was at K450 but today it is Over K1000 when they promised that it will be at K250,” he said

34 COMMENTS

  1. In fact the opposite. It’s the best thing which ever happened to Zambia
    Had your gang of thieves with your clueless moron been in power Zambia would have been in manigi trouble

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  2. Keep yapping, nobody is paying you no mind, imwe bama ketula, ababulwamo ne nsoni. Bally is working, get out of the way!

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  3. This little clown should just shut up. He was so drunk with power & since he is nolonger noticeable, he makes *****ic statements to appear relevant. Ubwato bwalibila iwe ka ngoshe

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    • The PF economy that accrued $31 billion in debt in 10 ten years, or $3.1 billion/ year in borrowing money that went into the pockets of PF criminals, and left the country so much on its knees it was the only African country that defaulted on its debts last year. This fellow and the members of the Pathetic Fools party should be in jail for what they did to the country. This is to say nothing of selling our land to Lebanese and Chinese. I hate PF

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  4. All of you upnd supporters you are f00Is. You will see in 2026. If any of you try the same violence you showed in 2021 I will pop a gun shot up your backsides.try me

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    • Kaisar Loser, the handcuffs are waiting for your at KKIA if the moment ever comes when you land from the UK. We will even let you pick your charge from corruption, to violence against the people, tribalism… etc etc

    • @Kaizer Zulu, you may hide your true identity behind the keyboard but one thing about you is certain, you are extremely immature and you most probably did not go past 7th grade. You take pride in writing silly stuff, what type of a person are you kansi, were you raised by animals? Regardless of whether your identity is hidden please have some dignity, shame and self respect. The world has moved on from the PF illiterate type of sentiments such as yours. You are now a misfit. At times it is okay to shut the hell up when you have nothing sensible to say. I cannot imagine what it must be like being you!!! I feel pity for you and your parents especially. May God work a miracle in your life.

  5. This Antonio Mwanza is a sil ly prat no shame at all..he thinks he is talking to drunk call boys in Chawama after buying them cheap whiskey.

  6. This Anto nio M wanza is a sil ly prat no shame at all..he thinks he is talking to drunk call boys in Chawama after buying them cheap whiskey.

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  7. LT why post stories about someone when his name is subject to moderation by your website…PF is no longer in govt whatever agreement you had with this prat expired.

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  8. “the UPND Government has not injected any money to stabilise the fuel prices.”LT

    I’ve never seen an Administration that is easily agitated to give stimulus. There are dividends that are owed to people that need to be pumped back into the economy but this New Dawn administration is refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself.

    This administration is operating like a person held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

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  9. YES IT IS A DISASTER YEAR TO PF GROOMED CÔRRUPT THIEVES BECAUSE THEY ARE EXPOSED, THE RRESOUURCEES THEY HAD STOLLEN FOR THEIR PRIDE ARE BEING SEIZED AND THEY CANT STEAL ANYY MORE DUE TO RESTRICTIIONS PUT IN PLACE BY ÞYHE NEW DAWN GOVT

  10. Ba Antonio mwanza,you need to tame yourself and feel sorry cos you miscalculated your defection from FDD to PF a party of thieves.

  11. Sooooooooooo true. I am waiting for fuel to get to K5 per litre.
    Now he forces Zambia to borrow to from baldhead IMF to pay new recruits.
    Zambia will be worse off after the nigga leaves.
    Anthonio is making very important statements.

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    • But you are the dimwits that found fuel at K3 and left it at K17. Why do you want fuel to go down to a price you failed to reduce it to in ten wasted years of PF??

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  12. Comment: Antonio you should learn to appreciate other people’s achievements and give credit where it is due. Your hatred for HH & the New Dawn UPND Government will one day consume you beyond repair.

  13. I would rather be in a bad economic space under UPND than under PF where looting, violence, plunder, absence of law and order and caderism were the order of the day. I would rather be under UPND and be respected internationally than under PF whose name was even highlighted in bad light in a UN meeting, PF was just a mess though I belong to PF. We messed up things big time, who borrows recklessly like that, and one expects UPND to have a smooth start. Just how?

  14. Under PF a simple rickety shelter called a toll gate between Ndola and Kitwe cost the Zambians 4.3 million US dollars, 70 million kwacha. Where on earth mwe banthu? And they even have the energy to yap

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  15. This is why Lungu’s immunity needs to be removed so that he can be prosecuted for serious economic sabotage. The damage Lungu inflicted on the economy in pursuit of stay in power in Aug 2021 needs punishment.
    He started by firing Dr Denny Kalyalya as governor of BOZ and brought in his drinking mate Chris Mvunga to print money for Election Campaigns for PF. Printed money to buy votes hence there was too much money chasing fewer goods and prices are skyrocketing. Used foreign currency to import luxuries like helicopters rather than import essential medicines and drugs at the hight of covid-19.
    Now Lungu has the audacity of calling other liars, including Boris.

  16. Had PF continued in power, the exchange rate against the US Dollar would have hit K35/USD and we all would have been in extreme trouble. Thank God the people rose up that day and used their common sense. ECL and his clueless government were taking us into a very deep ditch from which we would failed to come of. Right now, the Kwacha is among the best performing currencies and it has already crossed the K15/USD mark, therefore mitigating the prices that would been increasing due to the Ukraine war….Thank God we got rid of that corrupt, kleptomaniac and savage government.

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  17. KKKKKKKKKK PIPO BOLA PANSHI LET US WAIT AND SEE ITS 90 MINUTES AND THINGS ARE MOVING, IF WE SEE GOOD BEING DONE LET US JUST APPRICIATE ZAMBIA YESU BONSE PERIOD.

  18. Never will Zambians allow that Monister called PF to come back in govt..They will just draw back the Zambian economy in reverse gear.No wonder they used to sing Dununa reverse so loudly.
    As for UPND Start building Roads please Hnr, FM Please fund The Infrasture Ministry headed by Hnr.Charles Milupi strategic roads should work on before Rain Season set in Please. Remember By 2026 It will be SONTA APOWABOMBA

  19. The chap is becoming irrelevant. It is a problem of paid up vuvuzelas doing it to eat. He need to survey the voters and see what they say whether has been a disaster. He is still carrying old way of doing politics.

  20. Mwanza is just now confused. because HH has continued becoming more and more meaningfully popular natioally and internationally while the pf leaders are becoming more and more discarded due to their bad añd retroggressive activities they were involved in being exposed now. they now even feel shy tto sinng ‘alebwelelapo pa …’ as fôr mwanza the pf ‘master of ceremony is very surprise to see that even the kalandany band are no where to be seen. Oh yes it is a disaster to PF mwandi

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