Have a human heart, Kambwili tells Lungu

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Chishimba Kambwili

Roan Patriotic Front ( PF ) Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has described the move by President Edgar Lungu’s government to kick out the Vendors from the streets as heartless.

 

Government on Thursday removed all the people who have been trading from the streets.

 

But Kambwili who was recently fired as Information Minister but still serves in the PF Central Committee says what the party has done is a betrayal to it’s people who voted for it in August 2016 crucial elections.

 

Kambwili has reminded Lungu that the PF is a pro-poor party and that he feels sad that after campaigning heavily today government is removing the people from the streets which is their source of living.

 

Kambwili says his heart bleeds for the Vendors and wish he could help.

 

“The sad case of street vending.

 

The elite call it dirt because they can afford to shop on Shoprite, the poor call it business because that is their only source of livelihood. What happens to these men and women who seek to send their children to schools and provide for their families? Having heavily campaigned in the last general election I reiterated that fact that the patriotic front is a pro poor party and we would not remove street vendors from the streets, until we provide an enabling environment for them to thrive. The economy is currently under enormus stress and this isn’t the time for towns to compete on being the cleanest, its time to put the people first. My heart bleeds for the street vendors and I wish I could help.

 

Lest we forget that unemployment is high and this is a way for people making ends meat. Let us have a human heart when making life changing decisions, how can we refer to human beings selling their products as dirt ?

 

The sad case of street vendors, dirt in others eyes, livelihood in their own eyes.

 

Where is the fairness?

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20 Responses to Have a human heart, Kambwili tells Lungu

  1. Mmmmmmmm….big man you just need our sympathy after realising you are in big trouble. Now you believe that whatever goes up must come down. You are DOWN and now trying to find ways of recovery.
    Sorry, you deserve what you are going through.

    zambian
    January 20, 2017 at 12:06 am
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  2. Lets Live And Unite As One Family.

    Justine
    January 20, 2017 at 2:34 am
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  3. CK is right , you can not chase the vendors ,I can shop anywhere be it in the streets of shops but majority can’t afford to go to the shops , also majority are poor people please Mr Lungu consider what your comrade is telling you.you must have a heart for the poor ,
    What you doing now will work against you soon

    Samson
    January 20, 2017 at 4:15 am
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  4. What a ledership mwebantu,ba shi kulu balitusuminisha,uku shiti sha mumisebo nomba imwe chafuma kwisa?thats why pf is M.C.SATA.miners him no pf,its now pf/mmd gvt

    jazy k
    January 20, 2017 at 4:43 am
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  5. ECO MWALEFWAYA BA MUMBWE BUSHE TAMWAISHIBE ? WHEN WE WERE TELLING YOU, YOU USED TO CALL US NAMES AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR GOD LUNGU WHOM YOU USED TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE DAY IN AND NIGHT OUT WOULD BRING YOU HEAVEN ON EARTH. MWANYA MUKALAPILA, BY THE TIME LUNGU LEAVE OFFICE, MUKALALYA NABANA BENU NANGU AMAFI YENU. NOMBA CILI KWISA ? NABAMUKANYA UKUSHITISHA MUMA STREET, UBUNGA NI K150 KA 25Kg, UKUTUMA UMWANA KU COLLEGE JUST A SINGLE SEMISTER PLUS OTHER REQUIREMENTS NI K12000 AND ABOVE, ABAICE ABALEPASA UKUYA KUMA SECONDARY SCHOOLS NI K1000, MUKASHIFUMYA KWISE MPIYA ESHO ? ENA ALI NA PE, ALELYA, TALEMWIBUKISHA NOKUMWIBUKISHA EFYO MWAMUCITILE AWE. BAMBI PAKULUMBANYA NOKUPOKOLOLA LUNGU MUKUTALIKA BALEFWAYA NOKUINYELAWILA MULANDU NOBUKALI, NOMBE LELO MULI KWISA ? MULENYA, MUKALAPILA.

    Moses Chilifyebwino
    January 20, 2017 at 5:19 am
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  6. A lasting solution can be found by all of us for these vendors.remember they are our sisters,brothers,aunties,uncles,cousins,nephews,nieces,fathers,mothers and neighbors as it is written in the bible.lets all unit for a better zamber

    WA POHO YENSU
    January 20, 2017 at 6:12 am
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  7. zambia

    WA POHO YENSU
    January 20, 2017 at 6:15 am
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  8. CK is naive and pretentious. How can he expect Lungu to have a heart when his DNA is violence and killing of innocent people. Has CK ever heard Lungu apologising for the murder of Mapenzi Chibalo in cold blood by the PF Police? The man is callous and what is happening to the vendors reveals the true character of Lungu and his PF Party.Lungu just wanted the Vendors Vote and now that he is illegally and firmly in power he has thrown away the vendors just like condoms after use.Illegitimate Lungu does not have the People of Zambia at heart. What matters for Lungu is to retain power by hook or crook,enrich himself and enjoy life while sipping his favourite drink, Jameson Whiskey. That is all he cares for.

    Moya
    January 20, 2017 at 6:23 am
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  9. Those people you call poor should not in the first place be in town to make it dirt.You have tolerated them to travel all the way from villages to come to town where they can’t survive without proper shelter or food.Take them back to villages and improve their livelihood there.Don’t play dirt politics.

    Advocate
    January 20, 2017 at 6:51 am
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  10. mr kambwili dont shed ifilamba fya ngwena,to fool those few you managed to convince vote for you and edgar Lungu.if you were not told to leave that office,you could not have said these things.please just enjoy your lot.

    charles
    January 20, 2017 at 7:06 am
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  11. NO STREET VENDING….PERIOD !!KC should not politicize this illegal means of trading. Let people trade in designated areas. You cant have people trading on street corners, traffic lights and anywhere else but designated areas. How about keeping the towns clean and working again. With street vendors the towns were getting blocked with every parking taken as a vending point. I don’t have sympathy for street vendors at all. They are on streets and not designated areas because they don’t want to pay taxes and other levies. You cant promote lawlessness and anarchy for political expedience.

    PM
    January 20, 2017 at 9:53 am
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  12. Many countries, even in Europe, USA and others have street vendors. However, in organised societies like those street vending is well organized and properly regulated, unlike here where anybody can mount any ugly structure anywhere and start vending – no water, no toilet, no nothing a human being needs on a daily basis.

    M.M.
    January 20, 2017 at 9:55 am
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  13. About time something was done to keep our streets sane. What did Kambwili do for the vendors when he was in govt -nothing? govt has built modern markets everywhere but these have remained empty because the vendor chooses to trade on the street and we are supposed to be ok with that – no way. Clean and respected towns will be good for everyone.

    Sacks Ngwele
    January 20, 2017 at 10:33 am
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  14. The Vendors issue needs to be addressed and in a proper manner. To start with all the two groups have a point , the vendors make the cities dirty and contribute to the throwing of garbage any how and anywhere. One the other hand as CK puts it they need to survive! Whats important is to find a balanced way of addressing the issue here. There are vendors in the world found every where but its organized vending done in such a way that vending is not seen to be causing problems. But because of politics we have a situation which has lead into things looking unsightly in all ways .Councils should come up with plans t accommodated the so called vendors.

    katuba old boys
    January 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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  15. Just from what i’ve read so far, am compelled to think that most of the the people who have written on this column are educated and somewhat comfortable. i feel that we need to think of the masses who are suffering than trying to beautify the town. remember zambia can not be a country with out people, therefore before you think of of removing the people from the streets try to think of yourself being in the similar situation where you do not have food and shelter for your family. first, create job for the people and you see that it will be easy to to remove those who will remain on the streets because they will be few or none.

    mcm
    January 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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  16. On this one i think CK is right. The GRZ should strive to create jobs for the Zambians. this however is not a GRZ resposibility but every one’s so pointing fingers is not good.

    mcm
    January 20, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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  17. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,politics its really a very dirty game,how i wish they could just allow hh as the president

    zisky
    January 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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  18. Kambwili is a very bad man. Just rewind and see what he was like in PF government not too long ago. He was very divisive, tribalist, dictator, arrogant and very corrupt. Just to remind him, clean streets is global. He must shut up and support good causes. If PF is for the poor, then make Zambia poorer and that’s exactly what you did. I hate PF, but Kambwilil, I hate to the bone. All the poor on the street is because of part of him. He stole so much of their money the last 5yrs, now he pretends to sympathize with them. Should he be given a job back, he will forget the poor exist. If there is hell, thats where this man should be right now. And Zambians are very docile. There is no intellect in this country. Why is a criminal getting so much support when he stole all your money. Zambians are like a husband praising another man for screwing his wife.

    the elite
    January 21, 2017 at 2:12 am
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  19. When you are out of the position that’s when you realize and start sympathizing with the poor. you would have realized this when you were the minster, don’t show your fake sympathy just because you are out of position. correct your mistakes first and apologies to the people you used to insult and your arrogance see how it has ended you at. if we were to get that money you misused to give to the poor how many lives we would have saved. other people they are not even managing a single meal but you were busy buying expensive cars. the approach to leadership is now shifted from saving the society to make our-self richer. this shows bad quality of leadership. GY

    John Smith
    January 21, 2017 at 11:59 am
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