Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ambassador Mukwita Criticizes Vice President Nalumango for Missing the Point on Mealie Meal Cost

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Ambassador Anthony Mukwita has criticized Vice President Mutale Nalumango for missing the point when she recently made comments about the rising cost of mealie meal, a staple food for 90% of Zambians. The Ambassador, who is a media expert and international relations expert, spoke about the issue on “The Analysis,” a live show on KBN TV.

Ambassador Mukwita stated that the issue was not about the choice between roller meal and breakfast, but about whether Zambians can afford the mealie meal, which the government promised to reduce to K50 as opposed to the current price of K200. He also expressed disappointment in the Vice President’s “outlandish statements” that make her boss, President Hichilema, look bad, and advised her to stop making uninformed public statements.

The Ambassador went on to reference the French Revolution of the 1700s, where the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, was so oblivious to the hunger in her country that she advised people to eat cake in the absence of bread. He emphasized that those who love Zambia will continue to remind the government to live up to the promises they made ahead of the elections instead of ignoring them.

Ambassador Mukwita added that the current government has a unique opportunity to make Zambia a better place, and there is no need to rewrite history. He advised that the government should not mistake objective criticism for hate and that those who praise the President amidst failed promises actually hate him.

The Ambassador has recently completed a book on the rise of China in Africa, which will be available in Zambia and on Amazon in February. The full interview with Wiseman Henry Zulu can be found on the link below for critical analysis.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Take a person who eats Roller Meal which was costing k120.00 but now it’s costing K195.00 what would the vice president recommend for this individual to eat?

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    • Tarino Orange are you drunk or simply dull? Can’t you see even the simple gist,? Simply put.. your aunt Mrs Nalumango is telling us to switch to roller meal because it’s cheaper than Breakfast meal..so for me who’s on Roller which also has become more expensive what is the alternative. Numbskull

    • Deja Vu if thats the case then Mukwita has his allegory all wrong. The queen who asked her citizens to eat cake was being bourgeois. She didnt see why people were crying for bread which wasnt there when cake was in abundance. At what price?

    • In the local case Nalumango is saying dont go for the expensive brand-or cake-go for the more nutritious one-roller meal

    • @Deja Vu because we dont refer to people as Economist Hakainde, footballer Lwandamina, Accountant Musokotwane, Banker Siakalima, Singer Maiko Zulu

  2. After his disastrously failed campaign for Lungu in the last elections, what is this Mukwita chap now looking for?

    So hard to trust such slippery characters!

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