Wynter Kabimba, leader of the Economic Front party, has accused Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema of putting business interests before the well-being of the citizens. In an interview, Kabimba accused Hichilema of having “a fetishism, religious belief” that money should be made at all costs, even if it means hurting the people. Kabimba pointed to Hichilema’s response to the Millers Association of Zambia’s complaints about the regulatory framework on the export of mealie meal, as evidence of his belief. Kabimba also criticized Hichilema for not understanding the importance of mealie meal and maize to the national security of the country.
Kabimba accused Hichilema of being “a danger as head of state” and criticized his administration’s attempts to resolve the high price of mealie meal, stating that they were telling the FRA to give cheaper maize to millers without considering the huge cost FRA had paid for it. He added that the UPND was not living up to their promises, as they had offered short term solutions to the people during their election campaign, but were now using the five-year mandate argument to justify their failure to resolve all the problems.
Kabimba also expressed concerns about the liberal economic explanations from economists and the recent increase in the cost of the monthly food basket, despite the drop in inflationary figures and the weakening of the Kwacha. He urged the President to consider the well-being of the citizens before making decisions that might hurt them.
when the announcement was made that he had been fired there was rejoicing in the nation
Leka umunobe abombe, your relatives you don’t look after will benefit.
Whatever we have against Mr Kabi. Ba this makes a lot of sense. It’s not too late to change direction.
Does Wynter Kabimba realize that Zambia is in a very deep financial mess caused by the profligacy of his friend Edgar Lungu? I’m probably expecting too much from someone who cannot interpret economic indicators.
Because Zambians especially the non productive ones crowd cities and demanding to be fed by government while the hard working relatives in the countryside get paid peanuts for their produce! Mealie meal procurement should be liberalized and government through FRA should only purchase strategic maize grain reserves for mitigation of disasters! Politics should never take advantage of a farming business in disarray just because noise makers in cities want to eat cheaply at the expense of those in rural areas who also need better services and living! Let city people feed themselves!
Its the reality of capitalism. “money should be made at all costs, even if it means hurting the people” Ask the jews and the Americans to confirm for you. That is why even the poor among the jews and Americans still support capitalism. They want to hold on to what they have even if its poverty.
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