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President Hichilema Addresses Public Concerns and Highlights Government Achievements

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President Hakainde Hichilema has reassured the Zambian public of his administration’s commitment to addressing the challenges affecting the country’s development. Speaking at a public rally held at Kalikiliki grounds in Lusaka, President Hichilema acknowledged the concerns about the rising price of mealie meal and outlined steps taken to mitigate the issue.

President Hichilema emphasized that the government’s approach to the current maize price is aimed at empowering farmers to increase production, which would ultimately lead to a reduction in the price of the staple food, mealie meal. He urged the public to be patient, emphasizing that resolving these challenges takes time.

During the rally, President Hichilema also highlighted key achievements made by his government in the past two years. These achievements included finalizing a debt restructuring deal, implementing a free education policy that has seen increased enrollment in schools, and raising the constituency development fund to address local challenges.

Additionally, the President noted that progress had been made in the construction of classroom blocks, procurement of desks, employment of civil servants, and the restoration of law and order. These achievements were part of the government’s commitment to improving the lives of the Zambian people.

Munali Member of Parliament Mike Mposha expressed gratitude on behalf of the Munali constituency for the government’s efforts to enhance the well-being of the people. Lusaka Province Minister Sheal Mulyata also commended the community for their strong support and turnout at the rally, highlighting their appreciation for the President’s efforts to improve their lives.

As part of the government’s community engagement, President Hichilema commissioned the drilling of a second borehole at Shine Zambia School, benefiting both the school and the surrounding community. This borehole is one of seven donated by the first family to constituencies in Lusaka, aimed at addressing water and sanitation challenges.

In the morning, President Hichilema interacted with students from the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) and Evelyn Hone College (EHC). He expressed his commitment to providing a conducive learning environment and increasing bursary allocations to support students.

As part of his personal contribution, President Hichilema donated a borehole to each of the learning institutions to address water and sanitation challenges and presented a bus to NIPA.

President Hakainde Hichilema’s 10 days of activism, commemorating his two years in office, underscore the government’s efforts to engage with the public, address their concerns, and make strides in improving various aspects of life in the country.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Those with substance between their ears would have listened and understood what the president is saying. There are no shortcuts in life. Long gone are the days of short term euphoria under pf without any long term sustained goals. Let us suffer now for a long term of success. Thank you Mr hichilema

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    • HH, shut down the country for 2 weeks, there were too much amasushi in August. Shut it, we need to restart.
      Pay K6.5 million to Mumbi Phiri as well. You sent her to prison over the same you went for as well.
      Shut down the my friend.

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  2. The opposition rally was cancelled because of security concerns. Now he puts these concerns aside and holds a rally…. that’s what we used to do in Wusakile when we were children…

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  3. At one football club each coach they employ is undermined by those who want that job. The job is eventually given to them but the performance becomes even worse. Excuses ranging from some players still loyal to the former coach to witchcraft become the daily cry.

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  4. Criminals like HH shall be forced into early retirement like we have done in Niger. In Burkina Faso. In Gabon and many countries. This so-called Democratic elections whereby the rich tend to spend stollen millions of money and sponsored by the west to buy poor voters will be things of the past. I have formed a think tank to redefine democracy based on our African traditional rule of laws. Enough is enough with the present poverty of the massa.

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  5. Next time please don’t lie to Zambians when begging for their votes MR HAKAINDE HICHILEMA THE SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH

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  6. The mealie meal and fuel prices are high but we know it shall be well in due course. There are interventions already in place to mitigate the high cost of living. Remember it took Mwanawasa the whole term of 5 years to revamp the economy. We started enjoying the fruits of his administration in the second term.

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    • Where was I when Mwanawasa was president? I was there and I recall how wonderful it was…. was it by accident? No…. Mwanawasa introduced among other taxes THE WINDFALL TAX on the mines…. this what solved the problem…it was not by accident. But you friend has given the WINDFALL PROFIT to the mines so how do you expect things to turn for the better?

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    • Deja Vu
      September 1, 2023 At 4:56 pm
      “Where was I when Mwanawasa was president? I was there and I recall how wonderful it was..”

      You must have Been smoking a lot of ganja………

      We all remember the austerity years before the debt write off, which the PF has reversed now………

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    • Mwanawasa didnt revamp anything. People have a tendency to miss the past because its gone. In Philosophy we call that Romanticism. Mwanawasa mainly benefitted from Zambia’s HIPC debt forgiveness which was artificial as we soon recoiled back to our usual budget deficits, poor economic management, begging bowl mentality and Fikaisova African attitude. MMD wouldnt have lost elections of Saint Mwanawasa was as good as is being portrayed

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    • Mwanawasa didnt revamp anything. People have a tendency to miss the past because its gone. In Philosophy we call that Romanticism.

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    • Mwanawasa mainly benefitted from Zambia’s HIPC debt forgiveness which was artificial as we soon recoiled back to our usual budget deficits, poor economic management, begging bowl mentality and Fikaisova African attitude.

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  7. It’s very easy to read this man’s mind. So this is why the IG seemed to have overruled the Minister. There was some dimwit pulling strings from above. What they don’t know is that in trying to preempt the PF, they’ve actually ammunition to lunatics like Nakachinda. The day they’ll have their “rescheduled rally” they’ll just be punching big holes in whatever he’s said.

  8. Rising price of mealie meal
    rising price of petrol
    rising theft of hospital drugs
    rising cases of police corruption
    rising cases of gold and US dollar smuggling
    rising price of groceries
    rising cases of no garbage collection everwhere
    Yes, implementing a free education policy that has seen increased enrollment in schools but drastically dropped the quality of education

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  9. Every time things heat up, this president goes on a campaign trip. Zambians should see through him that he is an imposter. He is up to no good.

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  10. LT the time has come to end the comment section. It’s always the same buff0ns writing nonsense. Most times it clearly prejudicial.

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