Zambia will collapse under PF – Yobert Shamapande

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 Zambia will collapse if the Patriotic Front remain in power after August 11, development consultant Yobert Shamapande has warned.
President Lungu

President Lungu

Dr. Shamapande, who was president of the defunct National Leadership for Development (NLD) and took part in the 2001 general elections, says it is time to chande government as the current one does not seem to grasp the depth of the Zambian people’s real suffering and anguish.

He has endorsed the candidature of the opposition UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, calling on Zambians to give him and his team a chance to fix the “broken” economy.

Dr. Shamapande believes Hichilema has the the qualifications, the temperament and a concrete practical programme to uplift the Zambian people’s lives and take the country to greater heights.

“I never take any political stand lightly.  Here is my central argument – Zambia today is in distress, facing dire economic times as people’s suffering deepens because of the failed PF policies of the past five years,” Dr. Shamapande said in a statement.

“We have seen a collapsed Kwacha and skyrocketing inflation with devastating consequences on the people’s living conditions, with rising prices of mealie meal, kapenta, housing, fuel, transport, education, healthcare, and every essential for the survival of the vast majority of Zambians; daily power blackouts like never before seen in this country resulting from punitive load shedding; massive unemployment especially among the young people; job shedding in the mining industry; escalating poverty levels ravaging millions; ill health, severe hunger, homelessness and squalor; a return of street children displaying truly distressing scenes of human struggles for survival on the urban streets; shattered education with children out of school because parents cannot afford school fees; crumbling health care services whereby major hospitals like the UTH look like war zones;  soaring budget deficits; a crippling national debt; critical deterioration and erosion of human rights and fundamental democratic and civil freedoms of assembly, expression and association, and more – all hitting the hardest within the past five years,” he added.

And Dr. Shamapande has observed that apart from the selection of Vice President Inonge Wina as President Edgar Lungu’s running mate, nothing of significance came out of the PF campaign and manifesto launch at Heroes Stadium.

“Last Saturday, on 21 May, we listened to PF launch of its manifesto for the August elections at Heroes Stadium amid pomp and circumstance. Apart from the selection of Vice President Inonge Wina as President Edgar Lungu’s running mate, nothing else of significance came out of that gathering, except for the usual political platitudes of saying “we have done wonders in developing infrastructure…”. Where is the PF vision to get Zambia across the river?  Where is its concrete programme, if re-elected into office, to tackle abject poverty, mitigate the suffering, and bring down the run away cost of living with unaffordable prices of food, medicines, housing, fuel, transport etc?  PF had nothing to say about the life-and-death issues facing this country.”

 

 

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9 Responses to Zambia will collapse under PF – Yobert Shamapande

  1. Its better to realize that Zambia has actually already collapsed under pf. voting for pf again will simply make Zambia SINK

    KING SIZE SCANDAL
    May 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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  2. PF are now DUMB, CANNOT SAY ANYTHING BECOZ OF TOO MUCH DAMAGE TO THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST ONE YEAR PLUS OF EVIL AND CRIMINAL LEADERSHIP.

    Kata
    May 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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  3. Its amazing to see zambians still singing ; pf,pf,when they go hungry . ‘Tupamelas have returned in the compounds. Sometimes I think the reason could be that, an average zambian has never lived in a decent house with a flushable toilet, has never eaten a balanced meal,has never drawn water from a tap. YOU DON’T MISS WHAT YOU HAVE NEVER HAD!

    V2044
    May 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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  4. Ma rubbish wat are u saying sontapo!!!!!

    Ronald Kupanda
    May 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    • Uli kapuba

      Mal
      May 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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  5. This chap is around! I remember him from the 2001 elections when he appeared from nowhere, formed a political party and campaigned heavily only tv. After losing horribly he just disappeared into thin air.

    Panda
    May 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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  6. HH is the Right Man to be Our Zambian President This Year. God, Help Us, Zambians, by Giving Us HH as Our President This Year.

    Jata Noiluma
    May 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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  7. Sontapo epo wabomba.This Dr Nani uyu,the organisation he use to run is defuncked.HH had a Hood of natives after some documents connected him to benefiting more than the owners of the choncho.Even just a simple explanation on how he wisely multiplied his ngwees to become a billionaire to eclips other notable coin collectors into kindergarten traders.Then, Kaya privatization loot ,kaya.We need answers before we abuse our vote to enrich others.otherwise ni ECL for presidence.

    Chintuchilumbamopo
    May 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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  8. IT IS AMAZING HOW POLITICIANS USE THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE TO REMAIN IN POWER.

    PF HAS BLINDED A LOT OF LESS LEARNED INDIVIDUALS THROUGH CORRUPT ROAD PROJECTS, WHEN THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED.

    PF HAS BORROWED HEAVILY LEAVING THE COUNTRY HIGHLY INDEBTED; AFTER THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE 20 YEARS OF MISERY FOR THE PEOPLE.

    afcon phiri
    May 26, 2016 at 7:01 am
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