Our Opposition parties are agents of doom

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba

I have been critical on the behaviour or rather the conduct of opposition parties especially the UPND and Hakainde Hichilema. Not because I hate them but because I base my opinion on what I see and observe. People have accused me of being one sided and only critical to the opposition. We have an opposition which behave like agents of Doom-I am not going to just watch.

I think people expect everyone to criticise the government of the day because that is the way we are brought up. For me that is not the case and I don’t owe anyone an apology because I believe I say the truth. Hence no matter how I will defend my opinion people will never understand because most read to comment or reply and not to understand.
Opposition parties are not immune to criticism. They are part of the democratic process hence they need to be sane in what they do, how their supporters behave and what characterises their existence as a party. In this regard if they turn into vuvuzelas or promote stone or iron age politics I will always speak against that. Some of these political parties don’t mean any good for Zambia. Their aim is to destroy and distract government. Their aim is not to provide advise or solutions but tension and hostility in the country. They will celebrate on every job lost and blame it on government.
UPND knows that even if they were in power jobs were going to be lost because it was inevitable. Because we as a country after selling our mines put most of our eggs in the mining basket. These eggs which are not taken care by us thanks to the people who sold or helped sell our mines. The problem of the mines was created 20 years ago. Hence the planing should have taken place that time.
The money from the sell of our mines should have been probably used to build or invest in power generation projects. I guess people were busy pocketing the money. I don’t understand why people in the opposition would even have the guts to say the PF government is the cause for people losing jobs in the mines. Or the government is the reason we are having a power deficit.
Edith Nawakwi was Energy Minster how many alternative energy projects did she propose or build. HH helped to sell our mines. Yes he was doing his job. But as a Zambian and economist did he ever advise the government of the day on which was the best sectors to reinvest the money in. Or maybe his focus was buying ingombe(cattle).
People are losing or have lost jobs but government is working hard to create more possibilities which will in turn help proved jobs for young people and those on the labour market. In fact more people would have been sent home by the mines but government’s meeting with executives from mine companies prevented that.
The PF government is doing what it can to put a lot of things in place. Zambia was one of the countries with a poor road network. But that is changing now. I mean how do you expect to explore other sector which can bring income to your economy with a bad road network. Roads constructed will bring about development and investment in rural towns. Zambia has a lot of potential in the tourism sector. Not everyone can fly to some places but most can drive. The other point is that our big cities are over populated. Social and economic development can now go to smaller towns and proper roads are cardinal. Agriculture inputs and farm produce can now reach people and bigger markets on time. Moreover, one will not want to invest in a country with 18th century roads.
Government is constructing electricity generating plants. Plans to put in place solar energy plants around the country have reached an advanced stage. Meaning we are not going to centre only on hydro generated power but also green energy which will also be cheaper.
Universities are being built meaning that programmes in more practical course should be taught to young people. We will need to maintain those solar energy plants and roads ourselves. That is what we call development. Development which will make people seeking power to do their best in distracting people in seeing these projects. They will distract the government in doing their job. This is where President Lungu and his government need to be focused.
As much as they are a government of all Zambians. They should know that most opposition parties are praying for their failure. UPND wants PF to fail. It is the only way they can be in government in their thinking. But I have some bad news for these agents of doom. We have close to 12 months to the next general elections. By the time it will be July next year most roads will be done. Schools, universities, hospitals and health centres will be all but completed. This will result in taking services closer to the people and creation of jobs. Teachers, health personal and lecturers will be needed. The power deficit will be mitigated and in few years it will be history.
My advise to President Lungu and his government is not to make these undemocratic parties and agents of doom who find happiness in the challenges of people get into their heads. You have a job to do. Making your point on how many people welcomed President Lungu in Livingstone will not complete those road projects. I don’t care if they were 13736, 1870, 351, 123, 51 or 9 people. What I care is for you to do the job you were elected to do. We want you to facilitated development as much as possible so that our economy can become stronger than it is now.
People should know that elections are next year and HH has no prof of what he is going to do in the event that he won. He is going to hold those rallies for the next one year. PF is also going to hold those rallies just like other parties. But there is one thing PF is going to be doing which HH and his friends will not be doing. Completing projects and creating jobs for the youth.
Come August or September next year people will forget about the UPND rallies. The only thing people will remember about UPND and HH is that his party celebrated the misfortunes of Zambians. People will also recall the Nega Nega type of voting. HH will be remembered as a dancer. But for PF things will be visible-Jobs will be created as projects will be completed.
 
About Author
Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba MA

PhD Candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies

International Postgraduate Centre (IPC)
 Faculty of Social Sciences, Juridicum Rooms 652-5,
Senckenberganlage 31,60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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33 Responses to Our Opposition parties are agents of doom

  1. As for me, I don’t even read your articles.

    Pretty
    November 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
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    • But if you don’t read on what basis have you commented. Tell the truth and not lies

      HaHa 2016
      November 26, 2015 at 9:10 am
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      • Agents of Doom will lose 2016 elections,no doubt about it.When you are bad you are bad.

        Citizen
        November 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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    • Me too.Tribalism has even entered in the heads of so called educated.Lombe you so dull and not worth responding.

      SIDO MARK
      November 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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  2. Your hatred for HH Mr. PhD candidate is sickening. Am not biased towards any of the two parties but i think your boring stories suffer from objectivity deficiency. If you want us to benefit from your developing analytical power as a PhD candidate in political studies please put aside your hatred for Tongas, it is capable of setting this beautiful country on fire.

    Martin Amukusana
    November 26, 2015 at 7:05 am
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  3. Am just advising.

    Martin Amukusana
    November 26, 2015 at 7:07 am
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  4. u dont like advice fr pipo wat he is saying is true but wen u love some one even feaces becomes sweet thats where the problem is with upnd cadres

    Melody
    November 26, 2015 at 7:23 am
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  5. These eggs which are not taken care by us thanks to the people who sold or helped sell our mines. STYOPET! CHILUBA, SATA, EDITH NAWAKWI, GENERAL MIYANDA, KATELE KALUMBA ETC. AND HH WAS NOT IN GOVERNEMENT.
    But as a Zambian and economist did he ever advise the government of the day on which was the best sectors to reinvest the money in. STYOPET! WAS THAT HIS JOB?
    Zambia was one of the countries with a poor road network. But that is changing now. I mean how do you expect to explore other sector which can bring income to your economy with a bad road network. Roads constructed will bring about development and investment in rural towns. STYOPET! ZAMBIA CAN’T DEVELOP HAVING THE MOST EXPENSIVE ROADS IN THE WORLD WHICH HAVE NO MAINTENANCE PLAN AND BUDGET AND EXPECTING TO BE MAINTAINED ON KALOBA OBTAINED RANDOMLY.
    We have close to 12 months to the next general elections. By the time it will be July next year most roads will be done. Schools, universities, hospitals and health centres will be all but completed. STYOPET! PEOPLE DON’T EAT ROADS AND UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT LECTUERS AND NON OPERATIONAL BECAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDS. WHAT ARE ROADS FOR IF THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE MONEY TO RIDE IN CARS, IF THEIR PRODUCTS CAN NOT EVEN BE BOUGHT ON TIME, IF FARMING INOPUTS CAN NOT BE DELIVERED ON TIME, IF EVERYTHING IS UNAFFORDABLE.
    People should know that elections are next year and HH has no proof of what he is going to do in the event that he won. STYOPET! YOU LIVE ON MARS. CONTINUE STAYING THERE.
    STYOPET! STYOPET! STYOPET! STYOPET! STYOPET! AND STYOPET! AGAIN.

    Nimrod
    November 26, 2015 at 7:24 am
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    • Come what may we’re voting HH. The wind of change has swept the whole country. If you think HH is the one who sold the mines. Try and tell the govt you will sell the mines and see where that takes you! Illiterates!

      Caasey
      November 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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  6. Joe u are a demon

    jucy
    November 26, 2015 at 7:30 am
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  7. @PhD Candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies…you are a big joke.My man you are a very big fool…an undergraduate student can analyze issues better…we are looking at the current fiscal policies and Monetary policies of the country… how they are being implemented economically.Look at the deficit at the moment and u brag about roads,universities,hospitals…keep on dreaming.Your brain is like that of a monkey…PHD my foot…

    Musonda
    November 26, 2015 at 7:58 am
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  8. Melody, am sorry my sister i have never been a cadre myself. I have excused you for lack of civility.

    Martin Amukusana
    November 26, 2015 at 8:21 am
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  9. you are dull with rotten mindset.why condemning opposition every day

    shings
    November 26, 2015 at 8:23 am
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  10. Melody, am sorry my sister i have never been a cadre myself. I have excused you for your lack of civility.

    Martin Amukusana - Corrected
    November 26, 2015 at 8:25 am
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  11. But what has been said is the truth,
    Upnd cadres grow up.

    Watchdog
    November 26, 2015 at 8:35 am
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  12. I always thought that Islamist that blow themselves were really foolish.But i guess we ve worse cases in Zambia.We ve been lied to from the word go,that even the liers believe their own lies.what more the blind followers.gee

    Ricky
    November 26, 2015 at 9:11 am
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    • At least people like you Ricky still exists…

      Musonda
      November 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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  13. Joe, you are just tribal. Period.

    Soft
    November 26, 2015 at 9:30 am
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  14. You you are eating well in Germany…..where the standard of living is excellent and the cost of living is very low. How can you compare Germany with Zambia? Germany is paradise on earth!

    johane wind
    November 26, 2015 at 9:47 am
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  15. Its shocking that a Phd candidate can write such trash.

    The man could have done better had he attempted to be objective. Biased academics are often a danger to their societies… That is where this analyst failed. Kindly manage your preconceived positions and you will be of value to your readers.

    naine nandepo
    November 26, 2015 at 9:54 am
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  16. Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba MA, Your hatred for the most loved and sort person to lead Zambia leaves much to be desired in your article. I know you have all proven that Edgar Lungu and PF cannot bring economic freedom but alas you dream day and night that one day your friends probably your education and food providers will one day make it for Zambia. You can put Edgar Lungu and his PF even for 50 years but all they will produce is failure. You can not have a government lead by culpably a non-productive individuals. All they dream is consumption and dependence on other countries for donations and borrowing. Despite enormous natural resources, Zambia has been turned into economic slaves by Edgar Lungu, PF and people like Joe Mwansakabinga. For once why should we perpetuate poverty when economic repairs such as Hakainde Hichilema are still alive today? Bad choices of leaders have costed us a lot. The media has also contributed by giving more than enough space for so called PhD students who can’t even analyse issues properly to continue speaking for people they don’t even care them selves let alone their stomachs. These greedy fellows like Joe want us to continue being economic slaves thus serfs, chattels, paupers, peons or vassals. Joe your article is an insult to HH and the Zambian people. We will vote for HH and UPND in 2016 general elections.

    Mainza
    November 26, 2015 at 10:29 am
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  17. sesheke UPND on line…mwansa Lombe kaluba…NTOTO,MUKONGO,MALEPE abanyoko-you are STUPID,IDIOT,USELESS educated FOOL who reasons just like a primary school child..do you understand what led to privatisation,what role the MMD government played in that exercise,indeed the role played by consultants ?????????????? what sort of education did you MOTHER FUCK acquire ????? you are embarrasing institutions that gave you those MOTHER FUCK papers of yours…….WHERE was SATA,founder of PF at time of privatisation,why should you only MOTHER FUCK single out UPND for you to please your founders….FOOLISH IDIOT,CHIKALA CHOOBE ?????? We all know,you are looking for a job from visionless govt…….NIINI na MUKONGO wa nyoko……..

    hunter
    November 26, 2015 at 11:08 am
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  18. Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba, what an imbecile you are. Ndofu yabanoko, nga walikala bwino cikala uko kubulaya wisale cinwa cobe cikala. Do you know the prevailing situation back home we mwana wandoshi we ? Finshi akucita umwana wabene Hakainde we mwana wa mbwa we, cikala cawiso, waba mafi kumatako, uleishinda makandi yobe. Uyo wine uletuka nokucila ulupato ewo tukasala nangu cibe shani, noko icinyo.

    See Properly
    November 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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  19. Want kind of an idiot is this dog they call lombe.its like this idiot is pursuing a PHD in hatrage and idiocy.why has he kept on attacking upnd and HH aimlessly .the idiot deserve to be sold to oil processing companies and the remains be used to as untiknock agents.

    Dm
    November 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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  20. I’m very sure that at the time you composed this trash you had not yet listened to your Edgar’s press address, if you now have I’m again very sure that you definitely have a different view about, i.e, to qualify him as an empty vessel occupying state office for nothing. Everything he said that seemed carries sense is actually coming from HH, nothing of his own but copy and paste. Lungu actually told us he had, and evidently still has, no vision. MMD told opposition to criticize and offer solutions, but Sata told them to vacate government because they had no more vision to govern the people to prosperity. Why then should Edgar continue in office when he has openly declared himself visionless? When all he does is copy and paste? Alas, if you ain’t owner of an idea implementation is always unsuccessful. Your Edgar has lamentably failed despite plenty of solutions from HH and others.
    HH is full of wisdom and knowledge, like it or not come 2016 HH is President.

    Memphis Shew
    November 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm
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  21. Lombe kaluba joe ; mukongo wabanoko chikala iwe..

    Copper Bronze
    November 26, 2015 at 7:34 pm
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  22. E.Lungu for 2016 nafuti nafuti.

    bm
    November 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm
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  23. Are jerubos UPND of PF suppoerts. You are a liar. When Jerubos attacked HH did you critise or you kept quite.

    joseph Mwape
    November 27, 2015 at 7:11 am
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  24. Ba kaluba sure can you keep a tonga orphan in your home? What makes you hate Tongas so much? Please note that you are just wishing yourself bad lucky grow up father you are not god, its only god who can kill tongas. Dear tonga women be careful with these people like kaluba they are meant to wipe up Tongas

    Peace maker
    November 27, 2015 at 10:59 am
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  25. ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS GUY WILL REMAIN A PHD CANDIDATE UNTIL JUSUS COMES BACK. With his shallow analysis based on jealousy, where else can he end apart from be thrown in a junk box. It is so shameful that even western universities have lost quality. Otherwise how do you explain this guy being a PHD candidate? Unless they have some quarters for stupid people like him to fulfil their Social Responsibility to Africa.

    PM
    November 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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  26. if pf will win the next elections then living in this country called zambia wont be worth.i hate these guys amd i wouldnt mind even joining suicide bombers to reduce them.

    kanwa
    November 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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  27. For me it doesn’t even make sense to read because he is talking like a cadre who is looking for a job in PF.Very soon Mr PhD you will get one. Look at your friend bishop E Chomba, he has found a job.Continue singing aloud you will get one,but it will be short lived because 2016 kuya bebele

    Egalitarin
    November 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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  28. I cannot stand THIS HH.He has brought misery in our COUNTRY. He is so power hungry that he can do any thing to be in power. He is wicked, you can tell by his appearance. May God help us.

    Stella Tembo
    April 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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