Government must drop fuel prices immediately – HH

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As oil prices have continued to plummet on international markets, I demand on behalf of the Zambian people, that the PF government should within one week from today drop the price of fuel.

Zambians are suffering and local businesses are struggling so we cannot delay any longer.

A serious reduction in prices has been due for some time but the situation by now has become ridiculous. How can oil prices be at a third of their highs and still we are paying a very high price in Zambia?

This is another example of how poor leadership is failing to manage the economy for the benefit of Zambians.

High fuel prices are driving up food and transport costs for Zambians across the country. They are also making it harder for local businesses to grow, flourish and create much needed jobs. It also raises the question of how we can hope to export Zambian crops and products across the region when the cost of transporting them is so high.

During my campaign I have committed to lowering the price of fuel but I call on government to oversee a reduction immediately so that the pressure can be eased on a number of Zambians who have struggled to meet the rising cost.

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President

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10 Responses to Government must drop fuel prices immediately – HH

  1. tell these chakolwazi, bauze, balwite,bebize at same time hh 4give zemu u no these pipo are not economists but chakolwazi and kaponyazi so the issue of fuel,food,cement and other essential commodities to them its an insult.

    Dr.Leakey
    January 8, 2015 at 9:23 am
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  2. Come on HH,ERB reduced the fuel 3 weeks ago and they announced that they would issue a further reduction by 10th Jan.
    Your outburst three weeks ago was that PF are reducing fuel for compaign purposes wow Zambia politics never seize to amaze me

    Habwanda
    January 8, 2015 at 10:47 am
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  3. we want the reduction now instead of telling lies ba kolwe imwe

    blackbull
    January 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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  4. HH is now making sense even to dogs, winning hearts and minds.
    we are interested in the percentage, am sure they r buying it cheap but just swindling the change.

    bryson
    January 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm
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  5. HH as an economist must know that fuel prices cannot be reduced now because the Crude oil stocks we are using now where bought at the old high price. Do not just politik as those of us who have been to school like you are able to tell if the things you are demanding make sense or not. If they reduce fuel now you will say it for political reasons.

    How i wish you could win the Elections so that you see how HOT it is to run a country and satisfy everybody.

    Amazed
    January 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm
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    • excatly my point.very good

      alick
      January 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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    • Obviously HH understands this. He is lying through his teeth because the electorate is gullible. After all PF told an even bigger lie and got away with it. Well, until now.

      HH will realize, and I suspect he understands, that reducing the price of fuel in an abrupt manner may also mean loss of tax revenues. No marks for guessing what the impact on programmes is.

      Cha Cha Cha
      January 8, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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  6. The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has charged that the Patriotic Front’s (PF) ending will be the worst in the history of the Zambian politics.
    UPND President Hakainde Hichilema who is also a renowned Freemason says the time is near when the PF will answer to the charges of abuse of office and for promising lies to Zambian people. The UPND leader did not however specify which provision of the Law the PF has abrogated for making what he termed fake promises.

    Mr. Hichilema in typical Morgan Tswangirai way of politics has called upon the international community to come and effect sanctions on Zambia as the case is in Zimbabwe, this according to him will rescue the people who have been subjected to suffering under the PF regime

    He adds that though people have been saying the ending of the former ruling MMD was bad, the PF will have the worst ever because the people of Zambia will rise against them.

    Mr. Hichilema who runs a party with over 70% of its members from one province says all well meaning Zambians should rise and fight for this country before it can be turned into a war zone.

    ck
    January 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm
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  7. HH IS NOW PANICKING. HE THOUGHT PF WAS GONE WHEN THEY HAD IN FIGHTS. NOW HE IS FEELING THE HEAT. I FIND PEOPLE WHO TALK WITHOUT STATS TO BE EMPTY. HIS CRAP ON FUEL IS NAUSEATING. COME JAN 20 HIS POLITICAL CAREER IS OVER. I PITY MAUREEN.

    Ken Mwaba
    January 8, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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  8. ken mwaba dont cheat yourself and the people listern to people and observe as you move around the country. things have changed hh has done his home work properly. pf is kuya bebele tell simuusa to arrange to clear all the farmers in 10 days time other wise you wont get even 20 percent

    blackbull
    January 8, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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