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Lungu has been cheating that he is poor – UPND

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President Lungu

Last weekend during the so-called PF mega rally in Ndola, President Edgar Lungu challenged UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and UPND Vice-President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to bring down the price of beef and mealie meal respectively. This was in reference to the businesses the two run.
Of course, in his usual hypocrisy, Lungu did not reveal that these men have been slowly growing their businesses for more than 30 years now, unlike him who has amassed a huge amount of wealth in just one year of his presidency. Essentially Lungu has grown his wealth by well over 100% in a space of 18 months. If that is not witchcraft then we do not know what is.
This is the same Lungu and his PF colleagues who have been posturing and cheating people that they are poor, and that they care for the poor people.
We now demand that with that newly acquired wealth Lungu immediately sets up a milling plant and cattle ranches and brings down the prices of both mealie meal and beef products. He should lead by example. To grow his personal wealth by over one hundred percent in 18 months is nothing short of a Guinness world record.
As someone who seems such a business genius in doubling and tripling his business empire in such a short space of time, while most other businesses are struggling, he can make it. He can easily invest in these businesses and help the suffering masses as he has scolded others for not doing.
We are told he owns a chain of houses, bars and taverns, and car washes so we look forward to seeing an immediate reduction in the prices of chibuku and other beers, as well as a reduction in house rentals in Zambia.
Stephen Katuka
UPND Secretary General

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26 Responses to Lungu has been cheating that he is poor – UPND

  1. Who has done the due diligence to determine that Lungu’s wealth has grown by 100%. What were the benchmarks? This is not an argument in support of Mr. Lungu, but I am just curious.

    M.M
    June 8, 2016 at 9:46 am
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    • Can somebody please at ZRA verify that Edgar Lungu paid taxes for his recently accumulated wealth for the past 18 months. This is a lot of money which Zambians need> Failure to show evidence of paying tax, all that wealth should be confiscated until he pays tax.

      Kerry
      June 8, 2016 at 9:57 am
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      • HH is not presidential material.
        Worse still is his running mate GBM.
        Surely, is HH himself convinced and comfortable that he can leave the nation in the hands of GBM if he died or became incapable of ruling, if at all he ever became president?
        It is this same judgment he has exhibited when choosing his running mate that makes me think he is not president material – the judgment is very lame and shocking.
        In leadership you have to put all things on the table; for each decision look at advantages and disadvantages. Then make the decision that represents best judgment.
        It is wrong for HH to think just because GBM is the one who can bring in tribal balance, and possibly (in his thinking) make UPND win, then pick GBM on that basis. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.
        It is more important to look at possible future outcomes than just focus on wining.
        I know that some people have given him regard as a result of this decision, but for me even some regard I had for him has now slipped away.

        advice
        June 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    • Breaking News! Edgar Lungu to be arrested for tax evasion and maybe corruption just after losing the election.

      Breaking News!
      June 8, 2016 at 10:04 am
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    • Simple, they took the figure he declared in 2015 when declaring his assets and what he has now declared in 2016…so the information is coming from no other than Chagwa himself

      Shameless
      June 8, 2016 at 11:44 am
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      • It is a crime in Zambia to evade Tax. Can Lungu show the Nation that he is tax compliant? We need to see his tax returns. An increase in wealth by K12 million should be equivalent to circa K4 million of Tax. Indeed, has the President declared his tax Obligations and settled his tax dues?

        ZRA Commissioner, what are telling the Nation?

        Maano
        June 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    • Zambians need to know this about HH
      HH is not presidential material.
      Worse still is his running mate GBM.
      Surely, is HH himself convinced and comfortable that he can leave the nation in the hands of GBM if he died or became incapable of ruling, if at all he ever became president?
      It is this same judgment he has exhibited when choosing his running mate that makes me think he is not president material – the judgment is very lame and shocking.
      In leadership you have to put all things on the table; for each decision look at advantages and disadvantages. Then make the decision that represents best judgment.
      It is wrong for HH to think just because GBM is the one who can bring in tribal balance, and possibly (in his thinking) make UPND win, then pick GBM on that basis. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.
      It is more important to look at possible future outcomes than just focus on wining.
      I know that some people have given him regard as a result of this decision, but for me even some regard I had for him has now slipped away.

      advice
      June 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm
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      • You are free to vote for a candidate of choice. l hope your choice will not negatively affect the majority as the case of January 2016 irresponsible voting by some Zedians which might include you.

        Mpombo
        June 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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        • There was no voting in January this year.

          advice
          June 9, 2016 at 7:01 am
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  2. jealous !!!!!!
    Leave him alone

    Raspower
    June 8, 2016 at 9:54 am
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  3. Even Sata(MHSRIP) was not poor but spoke for and helped the poor. What is wrong is to be rich.

    Pef
    June 8, 2016 at 9:58 am
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    • Meant to be rich and you keep on looking down on the poor.

      Pef
      June 8, 2016 at 10:00 am
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  4. True Politicians are not yet born. There is no current politician who can say they are going in Number 1 House to serve the people.

    They all want to move out of Plot 1 rich. Why did Late Sata (MHSRIEP) take RDA to state house? Was it a genuine decision? Why was this decision not reversed if it was not a good deciosion?

    I am beginning to doubt Auditor General (post audits) and we need another proactive watchdog called Public Protector, as Anti Corruption has died.

    We also look forward to new focused politicians with good track records.

    amalango
    June 8, 2016 at 9:59 am
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  5. Ba UPND arresting u hh or the all team for losing to Edgar Lungu on 11 Aug.

    Chikubabe One Zambia One Nation
    June 8, 2016 at 10:14 am
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  6. News hh called me this morning that he want the elections in December because is not ready in Aug,he want to sale his running mate because people in southern province they don’t know him.

    Chikubabe One Zambia One Nation
    June 8, 2016 at 10:21 am
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  7. as supports how much do you have in your accounts for one year five months,coz your so called president had more than twenty three million kwacha for a year.people are suffering ninshi ba fumya kwisa bena?sonta apo waiba.

    abel
    June 8, 2016 at 10:42 am
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  8. UPND just live with the fact that you have picked a wrong running mate. GBM will be convicted soon for some of the pending cases, what will happen. Mind you GBMs ‘papers’ are being scrutinised by OP. If found fake who will you blame? Lungu or HH ? GBM was in a govt that was famous for u-turn policies, GBM himself used to make a list of suppliers to supply defence and even fired Gen Sakala head of ZAF logistics for refusing to flout tender procedures. If HH had chosen anyone else other than GBM we would have voted for him but for this corrupt 300Kg illiterate fool who even HH himself once called ‘a moron from Intercity’ today HH is foolishly convinced that by GBM having a PhD is more educated than him !!!

    UPND Convention 2016
    June 8, 2016 at 11:14 am
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  9. Thats almost how much HH made in one month after selling our mines. Yes he sold the mines o

    UPND Convention 2016
    June 8, 2016 at 11:17 am
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  10. HH the idle the agent for privatizing mines. He is animal farm farmer a great pretender we are suffering today due to his cone minds. Kaceme mupuba. Leave LUNGU alone.

    Deadly destine
    June 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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  11. LUNGU DECLARED HIS WEALTH OF 37.7M KWACHA DURING THE NOMINATIONS.

    THIS IS NOT HEAR SAY, IT’S TRUE. LUNGU IS RICH.

    HE SHOULD STOP PREACHING POVERTY WHICH HE HAS FORGOTTEN IN 18 MONTHS.

    afcon
    June 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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  12. Lungu cries poverty and pretends to hate rich people and claim to be poor, we call that hypocrisy.

    Conspiracy Theory
    June 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm
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  13. it is very disturbing to have a person like you to base the fact that privatisation is meant stealing of the money by HH. No my brother you are miss informed.What was the role of HH? we he the one privatising? and how old was HH? Who was the buyer and seller? and how much was the pricing that these buyers buy these mines.? So look HH was working for a company which was evaluating assets and not the buyers of mines?so in essence there were 2 tenders one for evaluators and the other for buyers…. so these evaluators there job was to tell the Zambian Govt( Chiluba,Sata,Penza,Nawakwi,etc) which was the seller how much they should sell these assets they wished to sell,so they were told how much these assets could cost. They went and sold these mines at very low prices and Zambians were retrenched and these were not paid. HH never worked for Zambian Govt. and not even the buyers or the even the never was he a middle man for any of these transactions. Lets sober up and aportion blame appropriately and correctly. It is the same thing thing we are seeing with Edgar Lungu who blames the price of beef on HH and not having a clear understanding of how economic dynamics operate.HH supplies beef to Botswana and the price is low! When again he supplies Zambia the price is high WHY? So the one running the country is not managing things properly.

    wisdom
    June 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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    • @wisdom, I agree with you that HH was not and is not in government. But you and I know that HH is in business just like Dangote.
      You and I also know that cement was costing K90 per 50kg bag before Dangote came on the scene. When he came on the scene he put his cement at K47 per 50kg bag compelling the other two players, namely Chilanga and Zaabezi to reduce too. This, in fact, happened when the kwacha was diving down and it was expected that prices should have been shooting up – but they came down for cement. Right now it is costing K53 per bag.
      Now, was Dangote in government?
      Did government change policies to enable even Chilanga and Zambezi to bring prices down?
      This belief that the government is the one to do everything and think that you and I are not a stakeholder to bringing change has caused this country to stagnate. Surely, should we expect the government to weep our houses?
      As a successful business man Dongote believes that, when it is in his power and capacity to do so, it is a moral obligation to pass the benefit to the consumer. HH and GBM are equally business men just like Dangote, but what can we point at as coming from them the way everyone can point at what Dangote has done. Sontapo remains a fair deal for anyone who wants to lead.
      So you are overrating yourself by thinking you are the only one who understands how the economy works. Don’t tell me that Dangote does not understand, but only you and HH understand how the economy works.
      In your contribution you don’t need to be fair to me, but at least be fair to yourself.

      advice
      June 9, 2016 at 7:07 am
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  14. PF cadres argue just for the sake of just talking! They are all mad idi0ts including Lungu Edgar Chagwa. Old as he is, he can stand up and tell the nation that HH sold the mines and all parastatal companies and pocketed the money! This was shocking coming from a so called president! This Edgar is a very cheap simple dull president who has reduced the presidency to feaces!

    Ngalande
    June 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    • I am sure you have already put me on your list of mad people.
      Because for you, anyone who does not insult is mad.
      So, since I do not insult you can go ahead an put me on your list of mad people.

      advice
      June 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm
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  15. HH is said to be the richest when he has not even bless his childhood primary school neither a poorest in his own village but busy boasting. Leave ECL alone you oppositions with uninterruptable symbol. ECL for president.

    Deadly destine
    June 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm
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