Friday, June 14, 2024

Government statements are coordinated – Kasanda

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Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda has denied assertions by some sections of society that Government issues uncoordinated statements.Ms Kasanda who is also Minister of Information and Media said to the contrary, Government issues coordinated statements stating that there are various channels of communication
The Minister also disclosed that Government is in the process of coming up with a communication handbook.
This strategic initiative aims to streamline communication practices, promote consistency, and enhance the effectiveness of government messaging.

Meanwhile, Minister of Home Affairs and Interior Security, Hon. Jack Mwiimbu, weighed in on the ongoing investigations surrounding a recent case involving an aircraft, substantial sums of money, and minerals. From Angola, Mr. Mwiimbu addressed the importance of allowing the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to take the lead in handling the investigation, cautioning government entities against making prejudicial statements that could compromise the integrity of the process.

Refuting claims that the seized plane and minerals have gone missing, Mr. Mwiimbu clarified that the plane remains under DEC’s custody, parked at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The minerals, on the other hand, are securely held by investigative wings. The suspects remain in custody as investigations continue.

Mr. Mwiimbu asserted that the government is committed to non-interference in the ongoing investigation, underlining the significance of upholding due process. He urged the public to refrain from making unsubstantiated comments, as such actions have the potential to jeopardize the investigations.

In a press briefing yesterday, Minister of Mines Hon Paul Kabuswe detailed the role of a team of experts from the Ministry who conducted a thorough analysis of the alleged “gold” bars seized at the airport. The team, comprising the Chief geologist, senior metallurgist, senior chemist, and gemologist, meticulously examined the bars and concluded that they primarily contained Copper and Zinc, along with trace elements of Tin, Osmium, and Nickel.

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  1. Mwiimbu addressed the importance of allowing the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to take the lead in handling the investigation, cautioning government entities against making prejudicial statements that could compromise the integrity of the process.

    In short this has contradicted Hon Kasanda. No need to say much.

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    • She also is quoted as “The Minister also disclosed that Government is in the process of coming up with a communication handbook” Why would it be in that process if not for the fact that they have noted the unco-ordinated govt statements

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      “” The Minister also disclosed that Government is in the process of coming up with a communication handbook.This strategic initiative aims to streamline communication practices, promote consistency, and enhance the effectiveness of government messaging. “”

      UPND / HH was in opposition for 20yrs. Its now 2yrs in power that’s when they are thinking of drawing a process how to communicate effectively. I REST MY CASE BEFORE THE GRAND JURY.

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    • 1. Those in UPND with habits of having high temperatures, get agitated and spike your hairs to the ceiling board, when we critic the status quo, read this Ms Kasanda’s statement in black & white.

      Kasanda has addimited that in her capacity and the government as whole, they have no clue how to communicate to the nation, which includes the president himself. No corporation, institution, society or nation can develop where there is a communication breakdown.

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  2. And Jack Mwimbu has directed them to keep quite and thats when she is opening her lying mouth….Zambia look what you voted for….and you can imagine the cargo on Presidential jet….no wonder HH is always traveling doing deliveries of Gold….

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  3. Now its UPND vs UPND….let them start fighting and this clearly shows that these morons are busy stealing….Jack Mwimbu knows that Kabuswe is involved ….and HH is a ring leader

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    • O.M.G.
      @Grant Kolala – Tekanya mune.
      Have facts before you spew these false and negative comments. It’s all speculation, but you present it as fact.

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  4. Stop splitting hairs.The Minister has generally cautioned against prejudicial statements,not that any particular government agency has been singled out

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    • You want us to describe an elephant by touching its tail? If you don’t want to look at a naked woman, will it mask the fact that the woman is naked?

  5. And this is exactly what bazungu like…they help someone who can be their puppet become President and they come in free with Private jets and steal our minerals….Chushi Kasanda should have been fired long time ago

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  6. Uncle Chushi Kasanda. I am surprised to hear from the government spokesperson, thought she was away on very important national duties. A government spokesperson who has never attended a press briefing or been on a live program discussing national affairs or God forbid, taking questions from citizens.

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    • Spaka is a retarded die-hard UPND tribalist-like Sejani. Like most villagers he finds it difficult to adjust to modern thinking. He tries to be urban by pretending to be objective by sometimes criticising the UPND. But all of us can see that he only criticises UPND members who are Bemba. He has criticised Kabuswe, Tayali, Chushi because he wants them fired.

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    • Hybride

      Chushi kasanda is the most incompetent information minister

      Kapuswes name keeps comming up for no good reasons

      When have I called to sack tiyali ?

      That’s why I say you are too du.ll

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  7. We have Morons in government and these are the people busy talking about PF the party that people voted out to distract us from there stealing.you have been caught pants down while your leader has left country pretending to be on national duties.what a joke of a government

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  8. Legalising homosexuality is the easiest win for hh. If I were him I would quickly legalise it so that I atleast have one achievement for my legacy.

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    • @Wagner, have you stopped taking your meds again? You’re one sick puppy. Take your decadent homosexual lifestyle to the West.

  9. UPND is such a let down….as a non Partisan Patriotic Zambian am very disappointed with HH and his government…the fact that all Government officials are running scared screams volumes…..these guys are looting like no mans business….just listen to them when they’re making statements…incriminating themselves

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    • I never really trusted HH. And people voted for him because they wanted anybody but corrupt lazy Lungu. But HH is not any better. Incompetent, seems more concerned with his personal businesses than country’s, soft on corruption, and has allowed himself to be used as an American puppet. Also under him the LGBTQ invasion is growing. We need to vote this guy out, come 2026 to save our country. He’s no good for Zambia.

  10. Now last week i said that Trade Kings is also involved in alot of illicit deals with the government….its a no brainer to assume that Trade Kings made his millions by manufacturing boom…no way…he is definitely involved in alot of illegal mining operations and gold smuggling….his industries are just a cover up or fronting…notice that Trade Kings tries very hard to work with the Government of the day…he knows how corrupt we are as Zambians….a so called Minister sitting in front of cameras and telling the whole country that GOLD HAS TURNED INTO COPPER….

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    • The discovery of those mineral bars has led to the misconception that all gold bars that were intercepted by DEC were genuine, but in reality, criminals were involved in this operation.
      The scam involved exchanging fake gold for real currency, allowing the scammers to walk away with real money while the victims were left with counterfeit gold.
      A reasonable person understands this….how can you believe that ” GOLD HAS TURNED INTO COPPER….”, honestly? Come on ba UBER driver / Journalist

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  11. Once you hear bazungu praising you just know that they’re stealing from you…just yesterday the American Ambassador (Gonzalez) which is a Spanish name was busy praising the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and today we have a Spanish stealing Gold from Zambia….you can add 1+2 and you will get the answer and Gonzalez belongs to the Biden Administration
    which is the most corrupt Administration in the history of the USA

    • Does this have anything to do with “American Ambassador (Gonzalez)” having a Spanish name and a Spanish citizen suspected of a gold scam?

      Are you for REAL?

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    • Auntie Grant, America as you know is an immigrant country. 40 percent of Americans have English and Irish ancestry. About 20 percent have other European country ancestry. From the 1960s, Mexican immigrants are top of the list followed by other people from South America.
      It has nothing to do with Spain and how you are trying to link this to Spain. There are third generation Americans with the name Gonzalez.

  12. The same New Dawn Gov which used to mock previous Gov as a Chipante Pante Gov. Here we are now. Common mistake leaders make iwhen in power s dismiss views of the masses or underplay concerns, it is this same attitude and arrogance that has led to previous regimes losing power.

  13. Minister of Home Affairs and Interior Security,
    This means there must be a Minister of Home Affairs and Exterior Security, or a Minister of Foreign Affairs and Exterior Security?

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