Wednesday, April 17, 2024

President Hichilema Assures Nation Amid Drought Crisis

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President Hakainde Hichilema has reassured the nation that no citizen will go hungry in the wake of the recent declaration of the drought as a national disaster and emergency.

Addressing mourners at the burial of prominent cattle rancher Teddy Namainga in Busangu Village, Namwala District, President Hichilema pledged that the government is taking every possible measure to ensure food security for all Zambians until the next rainy season. He acknowledged the devastating impact of the drought on farmers and assured those who lost their crops that the government would provide assistance to alleviate their plight.

President Hichilema emphasized the importance of unity among Zambians during these challenging times, urging citizens to stand together as the government works tirelessly to alleviate suffering and address the consequences of the drought.

In his tribute to the late Teddy Namainga, President Hichilema praised his contributions to the nation as a unifier and a staunch advocate for embracing diversity. He lauded Namainga’s dedication to hard work and his role in inspiring many individuals to pursue careers in ranching. President Hichilema emphasized that Namainga’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. senior citizen and rancher, Mr Teddy Namainga Mukamaangwe, in Maala area of Namwala District.

President Hichilema speaking at the burial of senior citizen and rancher, Mr Teddy Namainga Mukamaangwe, in Maala area of Namwala District
The burial of senior citizen and rancher, Mr Teddy Namainga Mukamaangwe, in Maala area of Namwala District.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Assures the nation???….The Almighty Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema has now realized that being a President is not kids play…its serious business….its not about coming up with graphs….and percentages…..just like Chakwera who is considering stepping down and the religious leaders are breathing on his neck…..Tinubu of Nigeria is about to go into exile….Africans are slowly waking up

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    • @Anous,
      Go to fvcking Malawi or Nigeria, us in Zambia has a perfect president at perfect time.
      HH is down to earth, he even mourns ordinary villagers.

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    • There’s plenty. Presidency isnt rocket science. Politics never looks for academic qualifications

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  2. Talk is cheap…..if HH is man enough he should just resign and let competent leaders take over…but since he is just in it for the money he will be tempted to hang on till he finishes selling all the mines and mukula trees and Sugilite and gold that changes to copper

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  3. Just wait he will be on the plane soon claiming to be looking for food to feed the nation this man thinks Zambians are fools

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  4. The new dawn did not listen to people’s advice and thought we will continue having
    Bumper harvest every year and in that hope
    They exported all the maize and today we have
    No maize and nothing to harvest.Always
    Listen to people’s advice.

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  5. For a start it was not 1.4 million bags exported !!
    It was far less !! if you want to include Maize smuggling across our borders it could well exceed that figure, and that is us to blame
    As for letting competent leders take over Name one in the political arena at this time,
    They all just Yap Yap with no actual realistic solutions or substance

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    • @Tikki. Ok. Tell us how many bags were sold as Chushi Kasanda told us they had sold over 160,000 bags out of the earmarked 282,000 bags…and that was in her constituency alone. And mind you these were reserves dating back to 2019 that were being disposed of.

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  6. In contrast to Japan’s post-war land reform that aimed to empower farmers and reduce the influence of wealthy landowners, Zambia’s President Hichilema’s commitment to ensuring food security for all citizens showcases a proactive government approach. It highlights the importance of prioritizing the well-being of the population in economic policies rather than catering to the interests of a privileged few. By focusing on the welfare of its people, Zambia’s government sets a positive example for inclusive and sustainable economic development.

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  7. This man is a disaster. 2021/22 he inherited 2M tons of maize in stocks and another 2M new harvest. Soya was at K11 per kg. 2022/23 he cancelled all FISP contracts and awarded his friends who only managed to deliver some in January 2023. A lot of soya seed were distributed because he lied that he had found a market in China. He refused to buy soya and most of it went to waste. He exported all the maize. Few people received FISP and now we’ve a drought. No sane farmer can listen to this man. He’s effectively introduced GMO against our wish

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    • What is use of FISP when we have a
      drought ?

      Shocks like a drought will be absorbed……

      There will be a slight deviation from our path to prosperity, but……..

      Forward 2031……..

      And beyond

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    • Press conferences are for selfies and self praise. Good observation. He went into the cholera center where people were dying and ordered that all volunteers be employed

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  8. Citizens should not worry about hunger but instead worry about what this man is going to feed you. He is so oblivious to global operations which has victimised our continent for so long. His urge to please the so called global community is costing Zambia and we should watch his friends who put in power closely. Zambians should not accept handouts when they can fend for themselves. Demand for compensation to a bad farming season so that you can start growing irrigated maize to feed yourselves.

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    • UPND conmen sold maize for a song to foreigners and for every tonne the chimwi no plan made US dollars 20.
      Lord, have mercy on us. We voted for white-collar criminals.
      Send a political saviour. Cannot wait for 2026.

  9. My Question to you is what has africa done for itself apart from rip eachother off
    and fight for power amongst ourelves take a look North of us, wars and terrorism,
    also look at our Oil rich and huge mineral deposit nations still in a poverty status, We need genuine help so learn to accept that !!

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    • Our politics are toxic. From day one you are in campaign mode and pushing important issues into second place. Tshisekedi is already spoiling for war with Rwanda therefore no time for developmental issues.

    • When you have powerful nations in the background tinkering with African leadership, how do point a finger at Africans ripping each other off? Look at what Zambia did to Zimbabwe? Can you compare the elections in the DRC to Zimbabwe and yet your own leader was made give DRC elections the seal of approval. Is that an African or Zambian problem?

  10. Make a difference in your family, community and country. Turn your complaining energy into working energy. Take stock of how you use your time and energy. Start today. Things will only change when you change. You have the tools, take action.

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  11. “ President Hakainde Hichilema has reassured the nation that no citizen will go hungry in the wake of the recent declaration of the drought as a national disaster and emergency.”
    And some gullible soul somewhere is supposed to believe this rhetoric. Anyway Hakainde has succeeded in dismantling the food security of the country and now he can fulfil his dream of feeding the people of Zambia on GMOs to please his masters.

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  12. @ Spaka
    Don’t you think you’re more competent than the Supreme leader the Almighty Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema

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    • I could be…….but

      Out of those standing in wait, there is no one……..

      The opposition leader to take over from UPND is not yet born ,or……..

      Is still in school.

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  13. Just stay the course Bwana President. These naysayers above don’t know a “competent” leader to replace you and they don’t have solutions to this crisis. Even California ,the 6th largest economy , had a drought crisis with its genius scientists,engineers and leaders running multibillion $$$ corporations.

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