Dear Mwaba Mutale
Greetings muntu wandi , shani ubumi na global ndume yandi?
Well, I write to try and say 1 or 2 things over your question as to what the Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has done for Society at a personal level in relation to an Ambulance Hon Enoch Kavindele bought after foregoing a salary during the time he was Member of Parliament. ( Though it sounds weird but let’s go)
Firstly, Hon Kavindele is a wrong example to question HH’s charity work considering he Kavindele was an elected Member of Parliament possibly a Minister or may be Vice President at a time he made this very progressive donation as such, he was simply foregoing a salary paid to him by tax payers ….
Moving on, HH has never occupied a public office where his salary was paid by tax payers as such , anything he does for the good of Society is done out of the hard work and sweat of his family .
Worth noting before going further , is the fact that HH is a High Value Tax Payers contributing to the Treasury in a massive way as well as an employer of thousands just that alone it’s a milestone of responsibility to Society. If it were in other countries , he could have been honoured but hey this is Zambia.
Secondly , I want to say that, it’s been very difficult to highlight HH’s Charity work for Society at a personal level with the kind of sensationalism in our political discourse where certain things that are done in good-faith , good-will and without ill-intentions are used against them to look bad .
Furthermore , previously HH’s political opponents had managed to paint him as a pompous, boastful and a man full of pride for who he is … They managed to turn people against him so much such that , even if there is a good gesture somewhere , he or his supporters should not mention it because it will amount to boasting and showing off. This has added to the dismal awareness by those like you from knowing some of very numerous community and charity works this Opposition leader does… off course himself doesn’t see it as a loss , for he is naturally a person that believes in “what the right hand does or gives , the left hand should not know and vis vesa” to him even if he could have used this to propel his political mileage , because these are activities he started doing so many years before he joined active politics , he feels it’s an obligation to help and share the little God has blessed his family with those in needy. As such he does not bother .
Ba Mutale wesu, here are few community works that I am aware of that HH has done , Sir, you are based in Munali just few metres from where you and I bumped into each other few weeks ago, (by the way i was amazed and amused at your sharp memory of identifying a guy you just see on Facebook especially that we were both driving and you just stopped to give me a right of way but within seconds , you shouted Royd !! Royd !! Royd Moonga atishani iwe muntu ?” anyways you are an intelligent guy…) just find out along the road opposed Kamanga Station where they do a lot of Car washes whose water Project is that .
There is a Borehole ,machine, big Tank and and Project office that has a BIG UPND symbol with writings
—–” HH WATER PROJECT, DONATED BY THE UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ” on the Tank and Wall of the office. That Water Tank is supplying piped water to surrounding houses in Kamanga and the other side of Chelstone to over 5000 households and 45 water kiosks in Kamanga at a fair mantainance fee. WHAT MORE CAN A MAN DO ?
-In Mbala HH promised to sink 5 boreholes and the last borehole was equipped last month.
-GRADING OF MHATIMA GHANDI GROUND :- HH helped in clearing the famous Mhatma Ghandi community ground in Mtendere after the entire space of 200 X 200 was turned into waste dump site for over 20 years and used tipper trucks to clear the hips of wastes to back fill community roads.
– MSISI POLICE :- HH donated money for the construction of a POLICE POST in MSISI Compound and MMD Govt was very comparative by managing the Project , provided the plan and officers ..that was after residents complained of criminality in the area that had no Police Post.
-ROOFING OF MATERO MARKET – In 2009 Mr Hichilema bought Iron Sheets and assembled local youths to rehabilitate and roof the dilapidated Matero Market and himself Mr Hichilema was on top of the roof working with youths ..
-20 BOREHOLES IN N/WESTERN PROVINCE most of which were suck the outskirts of Solwezi Central …among them St Francis and at re Palace.
-HH has donated furniture to a number of Palaces some of which the current head of State goes to seat on when paying courtesy calls to these Palaces
-HH constructed a health post which he handed over to the Ministry for equipping in Milanzi Katete district of Eastern Province and 6 Boreholes in Chief Mbang’ombe in Eastern.
-In Zambezi District HH donated 7 Dip Tanks for cattle dipping after the out break of animal diseases today the DACO’s offices use the same Dip Tanks for their periodic disease curbing and monitoring.
-In Southern Province across he has suck a number of Dip Tanks and boreholes , Dams for rural farmers
-HH has built houses and renovated some for old aged around the country as he encounters different serious cases that can’t wait untill he forms Govt.
-HH has family Tertiary Education Bursary scheme that supports over 50 students at time in various Universities…
-Just few weeks ago on INDEPENDENCE DAY while those on public payrolls were busy cracking bones and spoiling themselves to treaties of champagnes at state House , HH and his Vice President Political Affairs Dr Canisius Banda were in Mandevu at a Community School and Orphanage where he donate an assortment of foods and other valuables on top of that he offered a Educational sponsorship to 100 pupils most of whom are orphans while some come from families that can’t afford … This was even on News check Muvi TV. ..
Okey Ba Mutale wesu , let me pick my wife’s call she Is calling lest I put my marriage on rocks ….They are too numerous to list … down but hey , find time to pass through UPND Secretariate off Great East Road between Bwinjimfumu turn and ZESCO Robots a long Provident Street Plot 95 …Good day man.