UPND parliamentarians are intelligent

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Watching and listening to Mazabuka Central UPND parliamentarian, Garry Nkombo and his Kalomo Central counterpart Harry Kamboni respectively make a contribution on the recent national budget makes you see the difference in the caliber of MPs between the UPND and Patriotic Front ones.

For those that haven’t seen the video of Garry Nkombo, well he questions the equal allocation of money to Defence, and Public Order with the Ministry of Agriculture which is at K2 Billion, I mean defence or security which is purchase of equipment such as guns, short batons and teargas mainley. Garry questions why government through the minister of Finance would allocate that amount of money for defence and Public order as if the country is at war, he also wonders how the same amount of money is allocated year in and out when there are carry-ons from previous years, the shocker being how the same amount of K2 Billion would be allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, an amount that includes FRA payments, FISP and the like.

On the hand, his counterpart, Harry Kamboni in a parliamentary recording raises similar issues,; Revenue, Borrowing, Expenditure and Taxes-
– On Revenue, Kamboni questions government logic in planning on raising K4.2 Billion from road fees and user fines against the mines’ K4.9 Billion, something he finds appalling and charged that mines who are making so much can not be charged so low, he also questions the logic in planning in raising money from fines for offender and wonders how government will operate should citizens be orderly on the road and not commit offenses.

– On Borrowing, he question the logic in borrowing more money from other sources at high interests to pay off currents loans from China and other sources.

– On Expenditure, he raises a concern about the so called “Economic Affairs” expense fund that is not explained and how it could be allocated K23 Billion more than what is allocated to the Ministry of Health and Education combined, citing it as a loophole for financial theft by those in government.

– On Taxes, he questions the taxing of non alcoholic beverages while the alcoholic ones remain untaxed, he argues against the 4% turnover tax saying it doesn’t grow local businesses but kills them in infancy, the issue of VAT on imports is raised too and he charges that it makes our products expensive and uncompetitive outside the country, he instead suggests Tax exemptions or VAT refunds as done in South Africa and the U.K.

I may have questioned the UPND, it’s leader Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice President on a few things in the past; His candidate selection for Chilanga, his wheelbarrow antic and sentiments on the Zimbabwe saga when Mugabe was ousted, but it becomes clear to me that UPND members of parliament and their President Hakainde Hichilema are intelligent and have clearer ideas on how to govern this country unlike the ruling party parliamentarians and their leader, Republican president Edgar Chagwa Lungu who seem clueless on funding solutions to our dwindling economic fortunes as a country.

The arguments presented by the many Upnd MPs on the budget give a clear indication that there is hope and that we still have a reserve of Intelligent politicians that can steer our country forward.

As far is logic and intelligence among MPs is concerned, it is UPND 10 – PF 0.

Vote for Hakainde Hichilema and UPND in 2021 unless PF performs an economical miracle which is very unlikely.

Mbanga, Irvine Ilukui.
Fayetteville, Arkansas.
United States of America.

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3 Responses to UPND parliamentarians are intelligent

  1. But Lungu told the public he had no vision of his own, refused to debate and present his case against his opponents, YET Zambians voted for him because too many of them can’t see past tribe.
    Do you think those types will care about parliamentarians’ ability to articulate a point?

    Newbie
    October 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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  2. Very few uneducated and corrupt Zambians voted for them but the idiots went ahead and manipulated and stole votes to impose themselves on the poor Zambians who voted them out. One day all the hidden truth will come out and Zambians will forever be shaken at the revelations, except harsh punishment awaits the impostors, masquerades, ba Kwiindi ne mbeba mu mpoto na mwibala.

    Chilankalipa
    October 12, 2018 at 10:31 am
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  3. When will Lungu date the press? His avoidance tactic justifies reasoning that he indeed is clueless in vision for country and fears that presenting himself before journalists will expose his ignorance on many issues! Surely does Zambia deserve this kind of leadership……Cry for beloved country Zambia!

    FuManchu
    October 14, 2018 at 8:53 am
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