Get back to the office and work, HH tells Lungu

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has urged President Edgar Lungu to stop wasting resources by traversing the country in the name of inspecting developmental projects which are not there.

And Hichilema commonly known as HH says President Lungu and his PF has been putting the blame on the UPND on the challenges the country is facing due to his poor leadership.

“We advise him to return to his office and get to work initiating much needed programmes to tackle inequality, empower women and youth, and revamp our ailing education system,” says HH in a statement made available to Zambian Eye.

President Lungu has been on a four-day work visit in Eastern and Muchinga provinces where he held a number of campaign rallies.

Below is HH’s statement:

Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

Last weekend’s events where innocent participants in the Youth Day procession were attacked and dehumanised on the basis of being UPND were shocking and we continue to call for those responsible to be made to answer for their ghastly acts.

Nevertheless, we will not let such acts of intimidation and thuggery distract us in our quest to fight poverty in Zambia. In fact we must now double our efforts on this front because in many ways poverty feeds violence and instability.

Having tried to lay all our problems at the door of external factors, the PF have now lowered themselves further and are seeking to blame the UPND for everything from violence to mealie meal shortages, including the partial drought.

As President Lungu continues to spend his time and state resources traversing the country to inspect development projects that are not there, we advise him to return to his office and get to work initiating much needed programmes to tackle inequality, empower women and youth, and revamp our ailing education system.

Here are a few things we would like to ask President Lungu to do when he sits at his desk. First off, we suggest to President Lungu that he picks up the phone to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja and order that those who instigated and perpetrated the violence during Youth Day be brought to book. This is very important, not only because crimes have been committed and justice must prevail, but also because peace and unity is absolutely essential if we are ever going to beat poverty and inequality.

Secondly, we suggest he urgently cuts waste and inefficiencies, such as bloated travel budgets, unnecessary ceremonial activities and bloated contracts. Thirdly, these savings must be deployed in areas where our citizens are struggling such as our students, schools, healthcare and basic water and sanitation services. Fourthly, reforms must be initiated and red tape cut to ease the burden on local enterprise for job creation. We are in a hurry to employ the over 4 million Zambians who do not have a decent job out there. Here long-term solutions must be put in motion, for example moves to reduce the cost of farming inputs to ensure higher productivity and better prices next season so that a lower cost of living becomes sustainable and government can re-allocate resources elsewhere.

We are fast becoming a nation focused on survival not success. This is the story of Zambia under the PF. Let us now prepare to start a new chapter.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President


23 Responses to Get back to the office and work, HH tells Lungu

  1. What else do we need from the opposition?
    He has told us what to do. Let us try and see if things will change.
    This is the solution from the opposition.
    Thank you kachema.
    Nendalama nasho mulebikapo.
    Also help with money to places like universities.

    March 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

    • The only thing hh knowz is complaining. Sir we are tired of your complaints. What type of a human being are u who complains over everything?? You hav brought a bad spirit of complaining in Zambia especially among the minority and ever bitter cowtheners. Plz stop yo complaints

      March 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

  2. Wamulya nyoko

    March 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

    • Amai tilikuseli, wamulya uso…

      March 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

  3. He is intelligent! HH forward

    March 16, 2016 at 9:59 am

  4. HH is right on this one, unless of course the President is on a campaign trail in which case he should make it known. There is so much that needs attention. Inspecting projects sounds hollow by a mile.

    Cha Cha Cha
    March 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

  5. No need to advise an exiting presido. His time has sinc expired. He has proved to be just a big Kachasu buyer.

    March 16, 2016 at 11:04 am

  6. He is scared, of spending time in the office, because, he has no view, and no idea how to operate and perform functions of the president. Leaving everything poor Inonge . Shame

    Mutale chomba
    March 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

  7. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa(M.H.S.R.I.P.) took over power from FTJ in 2006. By end of 2007 he and Magande & Team were able to re-align AND FIX the economy such that both foreign and domestic Borrowing(LOANS) by Government were drastically reduced forcing local banks TO look FOR clients TO GET loans. Fruits of a prudent Leader can be seen within a Very short time. Mr Lungu’s Govt is the champion of a bloated Cabinet, excessive external borrowing, Load shedding, high mealie-meal prices, ruthless police-beatings-tear-gassings, closing Universities and that It’s all Global.

    March 16, 2016 at 11:53 am

  8. Lord we cry out, liberate us from these ruthless rulers. They have eyes and yet they cannot see, they have ears and yet they cannot hear, their mouths only speak evil, threats and destruction.
    Lord hear our prayer.

    March 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

  9. LT, please redesign your site. The layout, features, are all wrong.. Get a proper developer to create a nice blog/site in wordpress. Its fairly easy.

    Mr Intelligent
    March 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    • This is Zambian Eye! (Any brand of cooking oil ni saladi..!)

      March 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  10. You are God chosen, you have always had my vote

    March 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  11. Ba HH plz stop condemnation ad blaming the president about his country tours. The man is working. If he goes out of the country u complain. He travel within the country u still av a problem. Wats wrong with u sir. Plz concentrate on advising yo candres to preach peace ad stop responding to violence plz twalomba kulindimwe mundala

    March 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    • What’s wrong with you? Are you from the Green party coz member of this party think like that.

      March 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

  12. He should find money to pay Contractors instead of dividing the country in the name of visiting developmental projects which they have failed to fund.

    March 17, 2016 at 4:32 am

  13. The President has been moving too much seriously.A lot of issues needs his attention coz a lot of people are complaining.

    March 17, 2016 at 6:32 am

  14. Useless complaint from hh as usual. Hh u have brought a bad spirit of complaining in Zambia no wonder er cant vote for u. Sorry u will never rule Zambia

    March 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

    • This time around HH is getting my Vote which I did not give in all previous elections.

      Physie Mulenga
      March 17, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  15. To hh anything Lungu does is wrong. Nowanda pipo dont vote for hh. Sir hh u are too bitter and too jealousy.Leave Lungu alone. We love him and we shall vote for him come august. Jealous and bitterness will kill u sir

    March 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

  16. Hh u will never rule Zambia. Presidency comes from God and Lungu is God chosen. Wait for your time if it will ever come. Not everyone is called to be president. No matter how much u complain we shall still give Lungu massive votes.

    March 17, 2016 at 10:15 am

  17. Lungu is our servant leader. HH does not appeal to Zambians becoz of boasting. He thinks he knows everyhing yet he has no experience in managing an economy. Magande is 100 times better & practical economist not under 5 hh. Theorist

    March 17, 2016 at 10:21 am

  18. hh even his face in the picture looks bitter. SADIST i voted for u in Jan 2011 but this time its for Lungu.Recycling the same idi.ots from mmd and pf and u say change?? Stupid and useless change indeed. Viva ECL. continuity is necessary for development.

    March 17, 2016 at 10:29 am

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