HH urges Zambians to fight for economic freedom

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to continue to fight for economic independence and human rights.

Hichilema, who has once again elected to stay away from state-sponsored independence celebrations, believes there can be no meaningful political independence without economic emancipation of Zambians.

“On this 52nd independence anniversary in honour of our forefathers who fought for our political independence, we would like to wish all Zambians a reflective independence day,” Hichilema said in a message posted on his Facebook page.

“We however remind fellow citizens that there can be no meaningful political independence without economic emancipation of our people.

“Our citizens live on less than a dollar a day while the poverty levels have reached alarming and unprecedented levels since independence in 1964.”

The country’s main opposition leader regrets that while political independence has been achieved, Zambians are still hungry, hence the need to continue the fight for economic independence and human rights as a country.

“From us as UPND, we still remain committed to our 10 point plan in pursuit of economic independence and basic freedoms which include the freedom of association, assembly and speech,” he stated.

Ever since he joined active politics ten years ago, Hichilema has consistently shunned state functions on independence day, instead choosing to commemorate the national day by visiting orphanages and making donations.

 

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26 Responses to HH urges Zambians to fight for economic freedom

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  2. its an obvious case that hh wil shun the event.bt by so doing he is distancing himself frm winning public atention.its nt everythn that needs politicing

    christopher jim
    October 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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    • PF has tainted the meaning of Zambian independence. I thought people fought for independence in order to enjoy their freedoms of assembly, freedom of expression, upholding rule of law etc. But alas under the PF all these tenets of independence and democracy have been eroded and replaced with thuggery and extra judicial killings.

      How can an individual who is not free to greet his supporters or meet his people celebrate independence? If I can not enjoy the freedoms enshrined in independence then I see absolutely no need to celebrate it.

      HH and GBM with the entire UPND did a good thing not to be part of this PF scum which is busy killing people behind the facade of Christianity and then expect free intellectuals to attend its useless celebrations.

      To hell with you Chama , Lungu and your minions. Nothing lasts for ever.

      Mwanya ba PF muzanya manzi.

      wanzelu
      October 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm
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  3. thats my president, His exerllence.

    So what?
    October 24, 2016 at 5:06 pm
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  4. Donald Trump’s twin brother.

    HH azinama!
    October 24, 2016 at 11:07 pm
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  5. HH Loves Zambians and wants them to Live a Better Life than rhis One under pf

    Jata Noiluma
    October 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm
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    • @Jata, but why is it that HH has been contesting for presidency for 5 times. He does not win. Ask yourself this question. May be people do not love him, or is it people have no confidence in him? Just wondering.

      Haatwambo Kennedy
      October 25, 2016 at 9:02 am
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      • RIGGING. STOLEN ELECTIONS. CORRUPT JUDGES. BRIBERY.

        That is why.

        Doggie
        October 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm
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      • Because of RIGGING. STOLEN ELECTIONS. CORRUPT JUDGES. BRIBERY.

        That is why.

        Doggie
        October 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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    • My foot,
      He steals from Zambians
      He has nothing to do with Zambia.
      For him, it is Me, Myself, I, Echi Echi
      Give us a break and talk about issues of substance, and not Satanists and thieves like yourEchi Echi

      zam@51
      October 26, 2016 at 4:56 am
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      • mazafucker shut up.

        Panama papers
        October 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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  6. You were singing and dancing ”Dununa reverse” – ubukopo fye bweka bweka. The same idi0ts who were busy dancing the same nonsense today they are crying foul begging for a living from the same people they were despising. The truth still remains that there is no special offer that the PF and Edgar Lungu can render to Zambia. The best description that suits them is ”Economic Looters” of our time. Right now the government coffers are being dried up almost every second either by an irresponsible president,minister or government official. Duduna Reverse – ala mwe bena Zambia ifikopo, mulinokutasha pantu ubucushi mwalayamba ukupitamo bwakapelamakufi. Eco mwalefwaya mwaletila ”Ifintu Ni Lungu” or ”Umuntu Ni Lungu”so according to you, the rest are not human beings. Ale mudununa bamambala mukalapila.

    Mfula Nambuluma Chinsali
    October 25, 2016 at 4:29 am
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  7. That is my president. I would have been very proud if the system was not manipulated to deny him the opportunity to serve. In many Zambians eyes he should our current president. God bless HH and let the international community help in bringing the stolen victory to the real winner of the 2016 elections. Lungu’s message was not inspiring at all – just busy praising a useless dictator. No wonder KK refused to attend.

    True Zambian
    October 25, 2016 at 5:35 am
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  8. how do u attend a function when u know for sure you will be beaten or killed

    jakute
    October 25, 2016 at 6:11 am
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  9. Actually, not even real political independence has been attained yet. Yes, the Zambian territory is currently free from foreign colonialisn, however, Zambian People are still under internal colonialism by their own black leaders! Zambia still needs to attain full political independence.

    Zamnian people still require to be politically free themselves from the local, domestic, municipal colonialism imposed on them by their greedy, power-hungry, and sometimes semi-literate leaders who are poorly governing them. The Problem of Zambia, really, is poor National governance, more than anything else: hero-worshipping; extreme centralism; bad political system, bag governance structures, and bad supporting laws and law implimentation. We need urgent power-sharing reforms for power to devolve to the lowest political units, away from Lusaka and State House. It is not yet Uhuru!

    Maano
    October 25, 2016 at 8:28 am
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  10. mulishani bakalusa ba hh long time no seen how do you feel now?

    kajob
    October 25, 2016 at 9:00 am
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    • Tulibwino you idiots who steal someone s victory. Bakaboolala hiding in the name of Christianity and yet you practice unchristianity. Blasphemy. No wonder you don’t finish your terms.

      roy
      October 26, 2016 at 6:06 am
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  11. Tulibwino imwe ba riggers of election. Kuingila ma state house through backdoor.

    muntu
    October 25, 2016 at 11:42 am
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  12. Maano,emaano sana ayo

    ka grade 6 term 2
    October 25, 2016 at 11:58 am
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  13. U talk of independence yet u dont even know d bag of meali meal kkkkk..dununa ka?

    harry
    October 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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  14. Economic freedom is de only game in pipo’s mind .

    Robert Sulamoyo jr
    October 25, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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  15. HH is missing the point here. Simply because the white man left in 1964 , therefore we are politically emancipated. No sir. We are now politically, socially and economically colonized by Bemba and Easterners. This worse given the fact that this hergymon comes after 52 years of foreign domination.

    HH please don’t haven’t an illusion that Zambia only needs economic emancipation, We still need political dispensation from the new colonizers – Ben has and Ngonis

    Harry Tembo
    October 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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    • You can know that the man is dull by the way he writes.
      Don’t waste time on this posting because the writer is headed to bed, at Chainama Hospital.
      Sick man, Where is tribalism going to take you.

      zam@51
      October 26, 2016 at 5:06 am
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  16. Why allow failures to lead us, this country is going nowhere but extrem poverty.

    common man
    October 26, 2016 at 6:33 am
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  17. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery first!The rest will be easy,Believe in yourself as a Zambian,Not UPND,FDD,PF or whatever party you’re affiliated,but ask yourself,what you are going to do or doing to improve?It begins with the mindset,change or perish!

    manluche
    October 27, 2016 at 5:26 am
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