HH has money and energy but has to change tactic to win

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HH greeting officials

HH greeting the late Mazoka’s wife, Mutinta

By Mubita C. Nawa

I have received numerous inquiries and requests for me to comment and air my view of Hakainde Hichilema, the leader of the opposition UPND.

Honorable HH is a good man who I have personally known for the past fifteen years. I am very proud of his successes in business and in life in general. He has been at the helm of (now) the largest opposition party in Zambia for many years. In the January 2015 elections he came close to winning.

I believe with all my heart that honorable HH will be a dominant force in Zambian politics for a long time to come. His chances of winning any election are as good as anyone’s. I don’t believe elections are about critics. Elections are about the pulse of people in the ground and what they desire and whoever understands that pulse wins.

This past election demonstrated HH’s commitment to winning and there is no politician who worked harder no spent more money than HH. I commend him for that.

I believe if HH can spread his money and personal wealth a bit more to the people of Zambia it will help him significantly and push him further. People like Moses Katumbi attained power by spreading wealth to the people. Building a school or a hospital can be a huge plus for example. I know with all my heart the man is generous and a manifestation of that generosity will be a huge step.

Finally I think having advisers who are dynamic will be a continued advantage. Advises who will continue to position HH as a mainstream metropolis leader for all will be a great plus. And there are ways in doing that.
I don’t believe HH needs reused and recycled leaders who seek refuge in his party. HH can raise a new generation of leaders who can attract new subscribers to his party.

Personally I have never accused HH of being tribal. My advocacy for him has been a twinkling of his personal strategy and overal party disposition to be more liberal financially, more accommodating of dynamic young leaders and to distance himself from the bitter crop of dysfunctional leaders who just shift from one party to another be they young or old.

HH has the money and the energy and that is something not all politicians have. In my view what he needs now is a robust strategy that involves new young leaders and he will be right where he wants to be.

All in all I am very proud of HH and his commitment to Zambian politics and to Zambia. God bless all our leaders. I respect you all.

Please don’t ask me to write a commentary about your party president as well…lol. Article written by a spectator of politics who does not belong nor affiliate to any political party.

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10 Responses to HH has money and energy but has to change tactic to win

  1. Very hollow statement. Please do your homework before you write. When you talk of charity work in Zambia, and you fail to mention any single Zambia businessman who has done philanthropic work better than HH then you don`t know what you`re talking about. Go to UNZA and ask for a list of people that HH is helping, they`re so many. Not only that HH looks after so many orphans.
    Second, when you talk about inclusion of young people in UPND leadership structures, please use numbers—–what age group are you talking about? How many of such age group are in UPND leadership?

    The article is very poorly written.

    Blago
    May 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm
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    • Its fools like you who are making it very difficult for HH to be president. Bo Mubita has given HH a brotherly advice.

      J J
      May 5, 2015 at 6:22 am
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  2. Ok,
    this article looks simple, but has content worth considering. People love HH including me. Look, everyone should know that it is the simple comboni dwellers that vote. it is villagers that line up to cast these votes. HH can do well to openly involve himself with these. he had done well before when he took some cattle to celebrate victory in one of these bye-lections. he could do this where ever he has registered improvement some how…

    Nangalembe
    May 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm
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  3. BO MUBITA BO NDATE, YOU ARE CORRECT, UPND NEEDS ROBUST READERSHIP. HOWEVER, IT HAS SOME, IT ONLY NEEDS TO ADD SOME MORE. HE NEEDS TO DISCIPLINE THOSE WHO DO NOT WORK WELL LIKE COPPERBELT PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN,HE IS NOT SERIOUS.

    JATA NOILUMA
    May 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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  4. Unfortunately that is not his money, it is stolen money from zambians . That is why that money can not help him a lot of zambians have been agrieved and some have lost their lives , whose jobs he sold away on a song . God listens to the poor when they cry let him return it and repent may be God will forgive him, I don’t know weather zambians who lost their jobs will do the same

    nshilimubemba
    May 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm
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  5. Nshilimubemba and Nawa you need metal check up. Don’t just comment because you think you have abit of wisdom.

    Mainza
    May 5, 2015 at 8:01 am
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  6. Somehow I feel these “let’s get successful motivational talks are a scheme to rob poor people.you do not need a struggling motivationalist to fix up your life when he can not motivate himself

    kabuldo
    May 5, 2015 at 8:59 am
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  7. Very good suggestion. I don’t see why people and UPND itself are condemning Nawa. The idea can boost his chances. There was no malice in the article. For the second time I’m ashamed with UPND’s reaction following the day when HH failed to approach Edgar Lungu to greet him at his (HH’s) church. HH should be or at least seen to be stable, non vindictive and no bitter. Yes it’s painful for the presidency to be stolen from you but that is what politics involves in Africa until you get the right support/transparency in institutions that manage election votes. HH should be careful with his advisers!

    Gerry
    May 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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  8. Very good suggestion. I don’t see why people and UPND itself are condemning Nawa. The idea can boost his chances. There was no malice in the article. For the second time I’m ashamed with UPND’s reaction following the day when HH failed to approach Edgar Lungu to greet him at his (HH’s) church. HH should be or at least seen to be stable, non vindictive and not bitter. Yes it’s painful for the presidency to be stolen from you but that is what politics involves in Africa until you get the right support/transparency in institutions that manage election votes. HH should be careful with his advisers!

    Gerry
    May 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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  9. Bo Nawa, despite your great effort to sound/appear friendly you have really put yourself up for SCRUTINY as to whether you have a WELL BALANCED intellectual approach to real issues affecting Zambians.

    Just for starters: Looking at the past 3 Zambian presidents, there has NOT BEEN ANY THAT HAS BEEN AS PHILANTHROPIC as HH. This means that from the ONSET, your statement is more of a HOGWASH.

    I really held you in high esteem before this. (Next time say NO to foolish comments).

    FastLane(Ausiland)
    May 5, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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