GUILTY: Don’t give any of them Chance

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13077043_10207427590266112_2681312172035849802_nBy Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba

Anyone who was involved in some way in Privatising companies which made people lose their jobs is guilty. You don’t need a court for this. GUILTY!
This Privatisation issue has been there but people want to ignore it. You know why? Because people think everything is politically oriented. This for me is beyond politics. People who don’t even participate in politics lost everything because of selfish people.

I challenge this generation to read more. And when I say to read more, I mean reading to understand. Now we can find everything on the internet. So we have no excuse. Below(link) is one of the reports which highlights what happened before, during and after that evil exercise.

This is one of the many reports written after those World Bank/ IMF programmes like the Structural Adjustment Programmes and what I may call the Privatisation Projects.

The main highlights in this report is about how the economic influence manipulated by the IMF and World Bank and the narrow-minded free market approach to economic policy of the two institutions, contributed to Zambia’s economic decline. Other particulars or highlights included external economic shocks and internal mismanagement and corruption by some of the people involved.

Some of these people walk freely. Some are even seeking public office. As I said. Let’s read these reports and avoid regretting after August.
This particular(Click link) report dubbed “ZAMBIA:CONDEMNED TO DEBT-HOW THE IMF AND WORLD BANK HAVE UNDERMINED DEVELOPMENT” was written by Lishala C. Situmbeko and Jack Jones Zulu in April 2004. It is a good read. Read it!

or http://­www.globaljustice.org­.uk/sites/default/­files/files/­resources/­zambia01042004.pdf

Be wise read more. Have a good week.

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17 Responses to GUILTY: Don’t give any of them Chance

  1. It is regretable, to find people with backward thinking like mrjoe lombe. please do not try to pull our poor nation into the 70s again. There is nothing wrong with privitisation of mines, but it is our own minning policy that is wrong and unstable. Learn from our neighbors, axample namibia, all but one of their mines are in private foreign companies, or co-owned with government, like Debeer diamond company, kompat coppet mine full private, canadian co. Rossing uranium private, even in the fishing industry, there are foreign private co.s. this is to privide technology, sophiscated equipment which small economies can not afford, quality skilled management etc. If you can not run your education system, your health, your roads, even police, what makes you think you can run mines with such rampat corruption? plz

    Life experience
    May 3, 2016 at 12:42 am
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    • Mr Kaluba, why are you always irrational? In line with your article title, start with condemning the current debt crisis under PF then. Deal with how weve ended up in the hands of IMF. Then go back to privatisation and identify who privatised the mines. It is either you talk about this baseless tribalism against HH or Privatisation against HH when he wasnt even in government. whats wrong with your brain?

      State House Maize Exporting Co. Ltd.
      May 3, 2016 at 7:47 am
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  2. Zambia government has no capacity to run our mines efficiently. Listen to international news, countries like venezuela that made the mistake of kicking out foreign companies from there oil industry, is now just like poor zambia loadshadding, shops are empty basic goods zero. you said mr. Joe, i also say read again, find the report called east assian miracle micro-economic report, by world bank research. The higherst growing economies are in east assia eg. Indonesia, thailand, korea, in the south, taiwan hong kong ect. All have the same approach to economic growth that is industrialisation. I am not in the country, but i am following the zambian politics & i can tell you with confidence that HH has the right approach that can develop zambia, not depending on copper only, but industrialisation tho diversification

    Life experience
    May 3, 2016 at 1:55 am
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  3. The writing is derived from a bitter argonising staunch Paya Farmer typical Cadre. He said it was a World Bank and IMF program. he wouldn’t have condemned it if it was a natolelefye guy who was involved. live your life man with bitterness, Mwanawasa did the impossible by having the debt written off but your man who formed his party and plunged this country to dip debt again is GUILTY OF THIS SIN. he embarked on many unpriorized program s. he is happy in his grave I think, he put up a shabby team to manage our affairs…. truth be told.

    Aipepeta
    May 3, 2016 at 4:43 am
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  4. Making excuses for the FTJ administration, are we? FTJ is on record kissing SAP even in his dreams. Blaming others for our own mistakes. No country on earth can stand up to international capital/ finance. You DO, they simply switch off your economy, and turn your people against you. Ask dearly beloved KK.And NGOs. Perusing the article on my phone, I have not been able to find current politicians mentioned

    Muyunda Lindunda
    May 3, 2016 at 5:15 am
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  5. Everyone who lived in that era contributed to privatisation. I recall Zambians cheering, insulting KK and voting KK out of power when MMD proposed privatisation in their manifesto. Privatisation took year and it was done with your knowledge, so why didn’t you stand up to oppose it? Docile Zambians are always looking for excuses

    Story teller
    May 3, 2016 at 6:28 am
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  6. This is political economy. I have read plenty of such articles. They don’t offer real economic solutions but they sound good to read.

    Ba Luapula
    May 3, 2016 at 6:33 am
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  7. This article is a a veiled attack on HH for his alleged role in privatisation of Luanshya mines. But who privatised Mufulira, Nkana, Chibuluma, Kansanshi, Kabwe, Nchanga? Particularly, who privatised the rail line from Ndola to Luanshya?
    Also, privatisation was the most important economic policy of the MMD government.

    Sometimes, it better to hide one’s ignorance inorder to maintain some dignity.

    John Bambo
    May 3, 2016 at 6:39 am
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  8. very shallow minded man..can you please stop writing articles you never understand..nonsense!!!!!!!!!

    wako ni wako
    May 3, 2016 at 7:53 am
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  9. Then everyone who was in government then including half of the PF… Dont say things targeting one individual

    Humphrey
    May 3, 2016 at 7:59 am
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  10. who ever is the author of this trash is just dull. how do u blame someone who was just contracted to evaluate the costs. wasnt there a commitee set to approve what was evaluated? was it not the responsibility of the GRZ to sell the companies, did HH work for GRZ? we are fed up of this nonsense u cheap propagandist

    Bbinsimatako
    May 3, 2016 at 8:18 am
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  11. Get some education Kaluba. You don’tmake a General conclusion based on one write-up. Of what use is the point you are trying to drive home? To us, that is spilled milk. As long as Zambia continues being a mono copper economy, expect turbulence. We need to shake up the status quo and think outside the box. There are successful countries out there whose main back bone is not mineral wealth but the vast potential of Agriculture and Tourism. The mining blame game on who did what and what not will not take us anywhere!

    Prof X
    May 3, 2016 at 9:53 am
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  12. The mines were not viable and had run out of means to stay afloat. The UNIP govt was confronted by this and many other issues that need resources to stay up. There solution was simplistic, short term and disastrous, which was to print money.
    With such solutions, the mines were bound to collapse anyway anbd such failure would have been complete and massive. No jobs would have survived. There was no option but to privatise and even one of UNIP’s last minister of finance the late Gibson Chigaga did acknowledge the first ruling party was en-route to privatising state enterprises and was engaging the IMF on that. In short, had UNIP stayed beyond 1991 they too would have privatised.
    Hence what is being argued in this article is not firmed on solid ground, lacks economic legitimacy and is mainly rumbling for the sake of it. The mines needed to be privatised as a matter of life and death. There was no other alternative to privitasation other than closure. And those with a heart for the people did their sacred role in opting for passivisation, while the dangerous ones to the people opposed it.

    lobsided
    May 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm
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  13. I WONDER WHY SOME PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO FOCUS ON ONE SMALL THING FORGETTING BIGGER THINGS. WHAT WAS FTJ’S ROLE IN PRIVATISATION, WHAT ABOUT MCS, NAWAKWI AND MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF FTJ’S GOVERNMENT? BUT SOME PEOPLE FOR SOME REASON BEST KNOWN TO THEMSELVES HAVE CHOSEN TO FOCUS ON ONE SMALL INDIVIDUAL (THEN) HE SINGLE HANDEDLY PRIVATISED ALL THE MINES. PEOPLE DO NOT DELIBERATELY CHOOSE TO DULL, BECAUSE I DO NOT ANY SENSEABLE PERSON CAN REASONABLY PILE ALL THE GUILTY OF PRIVATISATION ON ONE INDIVIDUAL TO BE EXCLUSION OF THE THEN GOVERNMENT. WAS THIS PERSON SO POWERFUL THAT HE LITERALLY, SINGLE HANDEDLY SOLD ALL THE MINES? I THEN WONDER WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT? WHO WAS ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED FOR THE PLUNDER OF OUR RESOURCES? SUDDENLY, SUCH INDIVIDUALS ARE SAINTS!!! WHY I ASK?
    BY THE WAY WHAT CAME FIRST, PRIVATISATION OF THE MINES OR MWANAWASA’S REGIME? HOW IS IT THAT SOME PRESIDENT LEAD THE COUNTRY TO PROSPERITY AFTER PRIVATISATION BUT NOW WE ARE BLAMING PRIVATISATION FOR OUR ECONOMIC TROUBLES? JUST THINK CLEARLY PEOPLE.

    JOB 13:13
    May 3, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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  14. All those condemning Kaluba – get this: he is saying that all those that somehow we feel are not providing good answers on their role in the privatization process, we need to hold them accountable. Especially those that are fighting for the top office — it no secret that HH, Nawakwi, and others fall into this category. I think it makes sense.

    Observer
    May 5, 2016 at 11:58 am
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  15. This is the same “‎Ilekodi” scratched, those day we used to play ama lekodi pa record player, if it had a scratch it will keep repeating the same piece, we are tired of same accusations about this and that, nga LP Mwanawasa, how did he manage to turn around our economy, with the same privatisation, he managed to bring the dollar to K2,90n whoa!! what a feat!!! He assembled best team to run the economy. I remember him telling the cadres that they should find something to do, he was not going to use state resources to buy them shake shake! The truth is PF has poorly managed the resources. We were supposed to follow our National Dev Plan. Even munganda you sit down with the family and chart the course if you want to build. You don’t just wake up and start building @ icikulu Ku kula, awe!!

    Ngoza rerooted
    May 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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  16. Mr Observer you just choose to be dull. HH was never in Government. what language do you understand? Read and understand things,How come Mwanawasa managed to turn around the economy even after the privatization process? just acknowledge that Pfools have failed.

    Mwamba Kabiki
    May 7, 2016 at 6:57 am
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