Isula amenso umone uwabufi – UPND

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upndThe PF would have us believe that the one area it has delivered on is infrastructure. But before they ask you to sonta again this is the truth behind their lies.

In 2011 the PF went on a shopping spree to finance road construction without looking at how much money they had in the bank. In just three years, they have outstanding payments of 5 billion kwacha owing to road contractors. Even if no new contracts are signed, by 2020 the bill will be 25.6 billion kwacha with 13 billion kwacha in outstanding payments. They then borrow to pay debts. They have now created a national debt of over $6 billion. Bambo Lungu Wagulitsa Dziko Ku Kaloba!

Corruption has made these roads expensive. Compare the cost of building a road in South Africa versus Zambia. The money we pay for one kilometre in Zambia (US$2 million), you can do five in South Africa.

The PF has put no plan in place for maintenance of these roads so soon people will be saying ni pesa epo mwabombele? Here is the issue, if we continue on a clear maintenance programme it costs the taxpayer US$100,000 as opposed to US$460,000 per kilometre for major rehabilitation.

Here are some of the headline facts:

  • 5 billion kwacha owed to infrastructure contractors.  = 10% of national budget
  • By 2020 the bill will be 25.6 billion kwacha with 13 billion kwacha in outstanding payments.
  • Commitments versus cash at National Road Fund Agency up from 820 million kwacha in 2012 to 47 billion kwacha in 2016. = 80% of national budget
  • Cost of building a road in Zambia = 20 million kwacha

Cost of building a road in South Africa = 4.4 million kwacha

  • No maintenance plans in place.  Maintenance is US$100,000 per kilometer as opposed to US$460,000 per kilometre for road rehabilitation.

PF is trying to take false credit. The projects they are bragging about started way before they were in Government.

Mongu – Kalabo Road;                         1990/2006 – President Chiluba/Mwanawasa
Senanga-Sesheke Road;                       2010 – MMD
The Pedicle Road;                                 2010 – MMD
Nakonde – Mbala Road;                        2010 – MMD
Isoka – Muyombe Road;                        2010 – MMD
Luangwa Bridge to Mwami Border Post;        2008 – MMD
Chipata Mfuwe Road;                             2010 – MMD

These power projects were initiated by someone else and PF are taking false credit:-

Itezhi tezhi Power Station;                            2006 – MMD
Kafue Gorge Lower Station;                         2009 – President MMD
Lunzua Power Station, Mpulungu;             2010 – President MMD

In short, when you sonta what has been done in the past 5 years next to the cost, PF, tapali epo mwabombele. What PF is claiming as their great success is a lie and someone else’s work. There is nothing to Sonta at?

UPND National Campaign Centre

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13 Responses to Isula amenso umone uwabufi – UPND

  1. Nothing to sonta

    noel ramifra mutelo
    June 23, 2016 at 7:29 am
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  2. It only make sense if you Sonta on employment creation,reduction on price of food,reduction of poverty levels etc any one can make infrastructures using borrowed money.
    The so called infrastructures are nothing if citizens are wallowing in abjecty poverty.
    Greece is passing through economic difficulties because unbridled debt construction. As you may know Greek’s infrastructure is far much better than zambia but cannot solve the economic problems currently the country is going through.
    What is the use to construct more universities when you are not able to manage the existing two government ones.It is not just a question of building but how are able to manage them efficiently0? Same goes to roads is the government going to borrow for maintenance

    Yondo sister
    June 23, 2016 at 7:56 am
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  3. Let them sonta at their stomachs, personal wealth they have accumulated within a short space. How do you become rich when you don’t have a business you can sonta that is making you rich at a supersonic speed. Let them sonta at the very fast rate that Zambians are becoming poor every second that passes by. You can literally see people becoming desperately poor by every minute that passes by. Let them sonta at the resurfaced injustice and barbaric intimidation which was their in the 1980’s. Why is Zambia in a reverse gear, socially and economically? LORD HAVE MERCY FOR THIS Let them sonta at their stomachs, personal wealth they have accumulated within a short space. How do you become rich when you don’t have a business you can sonta that is making you rich at a supersonic speed. Let them sonta at the very fast rate that Zambians are becoming poor every second that passes by. You can literally see people becoming desperately poor by every minute that passes by. Let them sonta at the resurfaced injustice and barbaric intimidation which was their in the 1980’s. Why is Zambia in a reverse gear, socially and economically? LORD HAVE MERCY FOR THIS GREAT NATION…..

    Percy
    June 23, 2016 at 7:58 am
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  4. PF under Edgar Lungu became a gold mine, everyone involved has become a millionaire. The majority of them have graduated from rugs to riches. Michael Chilufya Sata (MHSRIEP) must be weeping uncontrollably for anointing a wolf in a sheepskin to rule over Zambia. Everything in Zambia costs three times the normal price. Prices in Zambia are neck and neck with prices in a broken economy of Zimbabwe, sometimes we are worse off, all because of corruption. Give PF another five years, corruption will go through the roof and there will be no Kwacha to talk about. We will end up with no currency to talk about and start using other countries currencies like the US Dollar and the Rand. It’s a shame isn’t it to see a rich country like Zambia going to the dogs like that all because of a few greedy and selfish Zambians. GOD FORBID!!

    Prince Mande
    June 23, 2016 at 8:00 am
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  5. thank you for your update bro,pf bufi nothing more.they say we are creating job well they don’t,yesterday deputy spokesperson say we are trying to create job for the youths through youth empowerment fund.now if you go and access the found you will never have it.i wonder even so called men of God have became lies.pf remember want the bible say in Jeremiah;God will judge whatever done in darkness.

    true worshipper
    June 23, 2016 at 10:51 am
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  6. PF are just thieves with their leader amassing K23m in one year as nichekeleko proceeds from the so called infrastructure development they insist on for their benefits these quacks.

    Kata
    June 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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  7. At least PF finished the projects and people have seen where the money has gone unlike HH who sold the mine and we can’t still see the benefits

    mj banda
    June 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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  8. HH ine nolupwa lwandi

    mundumbiiiii
    June 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm
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  9. A project can be initiated by some one but requires to be implemented. The PF have implemented and can there record such implementation as successes. That I am afraid is the way it works.

    Bwalya Banda Hamunjele
    June 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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  10. Even without their Sontapo ideology the Whole Pathetic Failures has put me off especially when I look at their Cadres and skyrocketing of the the life of living. Its is disaster.

    Kabiki Mwamba
    June 24, 2016 at 10:16 am
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  11. There is no SONTAPO for Lungu. All road works were started and done by MMD, although majority of them are still not finished. guys tell it like it is. PF is finished. It ended with the owner Mr Sata

    BOWA
    June 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm
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  12. so what.

    mwakinga
    June 26, 2016 at 8:34 am
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  13. No matter what you will say Ill still vote for ECL

    mwakinga
    June 26, 2016 at 8:35 am
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