Able to pay 80 ministers, fund bye-elections but govt fails to finish Mansa clinic

The PF government has failed to complete the construction of the eye clinic ward at Mansa General Hospital and has appealed to the business community to assists in completing the project whose works had stalled since 1975.

Yet the the PF regime is employing more ministers who are each paid hefty salaries, entilted to two luxury vehicles each, fuel and entertainment allowances.

Luapula provincial minister Brigadier General Kapaya made the appeal at Mansa General Hospital during a meeting with Mansa Lions Club members and some business people at the hospital grounds.

He said Luapula province was leading in eye problem cases, noting that there was no ward for eye patients as the small space available was overcrowded. This is inspite of the costly bye elections that ailing dictator Michael Sata has embarked on in his appetite to increase the number of parliamentary seats for the PF. The Catholic church and other key stakeholders have condemned the bye elections and have called on voters to reject the MPs who accept offers from the PF.

Gen Kapaya said the business community in Mansa could make a difference in completing the two structures at the hospital which will require cement, building sand, roofing sheets, door frames, window frames, floor tiles among other items.

He said government cannot do everything alone but from the 56 identified business people in Mansa and other towns in the province, the task could be accomplished in a short time because every person was a potential eye clinic client at some point.

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45 Responses to "Able to pay 80 ministers, fund bye-elections but govt fails to finish Mansa clinic"

  1. Kakwata Aniche   May 13, 2013 at 16:07

    Thats PamaFi for you what do you expect. I am sure we were told what these guys are made up of – crap!

  2. Salt   May 13, 2013 at 11:00

    the gvt is the most useless of them all strting wil the dog called sata

  3. Hamus   May 13, 2013 at 09:58

    The most useless govt in Africa. The president is afraid of appearing on TV for interviews or addressing the nation important issues.

  4. Wawa   May 13, 2013 at 09:49

    the most useless govt in Africa..we have so little hope for development..

  5. root   May 13, 2013 at 07:43

    is it true that ministers gets k45m

  6. UBUFI-INDEED   May 13, 2013 at 07:12

    We pay TAX as business people, where does it go? Fuel subsidy removed to develop the country, use that money to develop NOT ubufi and by elections.

  7. Political eye   May 13, 2013 at 06:07

    80 ministers and no development? What are they doing apart from looting our tax payers money?
    By elections at a rate of Two per month and due to defections? Only us Zambians can put a stop to this by voting wisely.

  8. ikafa   May 13, 2013 at 05:58

    The councillors & area MP in Mansa are to blame they can easily complete the said structure with CDF cash.let us know who to pursue in matters of Governace.the hospital management & provincial health also should take blame because they should have added this to their budget to see its completion.

  9. Vintu Mufumbenge   May 13, 2013 at 05:17

    Why do thugs block my comments I promise not to read this stupid hate tissue paper of yours.You can go and fly a kite

  10. FuManchu   May 13, 2013 at 03:22

    Even ministers have a social responsibility and if all were to forego a months salary, as allowances are enough to sustain them, the Mansa General Hospital Eye Clinic project would be completed. As a business person who listened to the appeal I did not take it seriously considering that the one who made the appeal is enjoying my taxes


    The major problem is that the PF government is a lover of money to be in their pockets insteady of using it to help the unpreveraged.
    Our government it is time you change and deliver the best to mother zambia

  12. Joseph   May 12, 2013 at 20:14

    Very discouraging!

  13. Alexander chilufya kaliyangile lubinda   May 12, 2013 at 20:01

    Believe me or not all the 72 tribes voted for the PF government,so its about bembas,its about the government and entire supporters including ministers,mps and cadres solution is simple next time vote wisely as you voted wisely when you removed MMD.

  14. Centre Back Of Democracy   May 12, 2013 at 19:12

    Kambwili did not miss the point regarding budget for by-elections. He was speaking from a position of ignoruma punctuated by lack of isukulu. Unless PF are GOD to have known the number of by-elections on the horizon, my guess is PF are thieves, busy looting tax payer’s monies from the treasury through senseless and stupid by-elections. A sensible government would have refused to adopt greedy Namulambe,greedy Taima, greedy Masumba, greedy ngoma, greedy all MP’s causing by-elections. But look at them. They deny it, obviously for the benefit of their illiterate and impoverished voters, that they don’t have a hand in the stupid and senseless by-elections which are draining resources meant for health and social sectors. Woe to PF! GOD is watching you.

  15. say thetruth   May 12, 2013 at 18:55

    God, this country is named after you, help us transform the hearts of our leaders to realise why you gave them the jobs, positions of governance and earthily life of existence in this country.

    • Atase   May 13, 2013 at 02:31

      Blasphemy!! Which country is named after God?

  16. say thetruth   May 12, 2013 at 18:44

    Calling for the corporate partners to fullfill on of their obligation of social suppot to the area they operate in is very much okey, but having 80 ministers is sign of abuse of office which Sata led administration should be assured to be seen visiting the courts after they are out of power. each minister zambia can save the following:-
    1. two vehicles at K350,000 each = KR700,000
    2. Salaries at 16,790/ month = KR201,480
    3. Fuel at K7.20*70*30days*12months = KR181,440
    4. Entertainment Allowance K1000*4weekends*12months = KR48,000
    5. Two Drivers salaries K2,160*2*12 = KR51,840
    6. Other travelling on duties allowances Annual Estimates =KR125,000
    TOTAL KR1,307,760
    Assuming that government was to have only 15 C/ministers and 20 D/Ministers it means that The total ministers will be 35 from 80 current ministers we could served KR58,849,000.00 or ZMK58,849,000,000.00 old currency OF THE 45 un wanted minister, which is due to Political appesements being done by PF administration, which can be avoided should the PF ruled this country according to 10 commandmnts. Please God have mercy on Zambia which is declared in your name to transform the hearts of self centered, injustices and partialities of our leaders to realise our reasons why you have given us these jobs,positions of governance and the earthily life of existence!!

    • Centre Back Of Democracy   May 13, 2013 at 07:23

      Sir Alexander Chikwanda can’t see all these wasteful expenditures that are draining our national treasury.
      Bob Sichinga can’t tell Sata to halt the senseless and stupid by-elections so that resources can be channelled to agriculture in view of the looming hunger.
      Defacto Minister of Health, Dr. Kaseba, can’t tell the husband to stop the stupid and senseless by-elections so that resources can be channelled to purchase of ARVs, Dialysis Machines for all hospitals, drugs, CT Scanners for all hospitals, building of cancer hospitals, and so on and so forth.

      The Police Post here at Kazungula-Livingstone checkpoint is in serious need of a coat of paint costing only KR2,500. The broken window panes only need KR200.

      The landing bay on the Botswana side of Kazungula is all in concrete, clean and desirable to land on. On the Zambian side, the landing bay is all filthy dirt, obnoxious, nauseating and colonial like, yet a concrete pad would only cost about KR1,000,000.

    • Tech Reporter   May 13, 2013 at 08:02

      I like tat analysis.wish we could have actual figures from The Accountant General.

      We want to know exactly how much the nation is spending on these useless ministers-per month,per quarter,per year with comparative figures for period of RB,Mwanawasa,Chiluba and KK.


      By the way,u guys promised to provide us with Sata`s chain of assets and how he acquired it,why he`s hiding….still waiting??????

  17. its great the watchdog is providing checks and balances. keep it up we’ll surely develop at this rate. help the government keep the non performers on their toes

  18. Timothy kangwa mwamba   May 12, 2013 at 16:51

    This is not about being bemba or not,dont blame us for the presidentz wrongs,u o voted for him so talk against the govt. not bembas.

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  20. MMD Zwa   May 12, 2013 at 15:59

    Maybe the opposition need to “boycott” these bye elections to send a signal that they are against whatever is going on! For as long as they participate in them, they should just shut up. Besides elections are the life blood of a democracy. Or maybe we go the Chinese way?

  21. COONDE   May 12, 2013 at 15:21


    • Vintu Mufumbenge   May 13, 2013 at 05:13

      Wayasana manje Shut up

  22. Never in my Era   May 12, 2013 at 15:08

    The cost of the coming bye elections in Solwezi East can be equal to the cost of grading the Solwezi/ Kipushi Border road which is in a deplorable state to say the least. Timeless Timer has cause this bye election because of his bottomless bottom and love for money. Shame on you guys in Pathetic Front.

  23. rasta   May 12, 2013 at 14:08

    80 ministers sure.i can imagine what the catholic priests would be saying if it was rb’s govt,also what mmembe would be writing in editorials.

  24. Listen and Analyse Please!!!   May 12, 2013 at 14:02

    By-elections serve the interests of those in the ruling class, not the ordinary Zambians. This is a fact. The truth is that it does not matter if projects that benefit the ordinary people stall as long as politicians are happy. This unfortunate situation will continue for a long as the law is silent on the interests of ordinary Zambians but very supportive of the ruling class.

  25. Amuna Ngawo Ngawo   May 12, 2013 at 13:52

    pf leaders you are so sturbon pliz control fuel price electricity tarrif why are u so useles in your leadership for people of zambia their is eurobond where is the money we have are own power station in zambia you cried for leadership you are given now you WANT to see us as people of no use U MUNTU MUTWE WHAT A HEADLESS GOVERNMENT THAT S WHY WE LOST AFRICA CUP WE WON AND YOU MISUSED DE MONEY HOW DO U MAKE BUDGET FOR BYE -ELECTION SO YOU EVERY ZAMBIAN TO GET INTO THIS BYE ELECTION INDUSTRY YOURS INSTEADY WORKING TO DEVELOP THE NATION OUR FAMILIES SHAME ON YOU PIPO

  26. rigger   May 12, 2013 at 13:49

    @ Mpongo Muleya

    Its clear that this project is no longer Government priority. The new priorities of the new PF Government are: bye elections, dining with the Chinese, sharing the EURO Bond money sharing road construction money. The Government has even neglected Zambian missions abroad.

    Your views are my views. You succinctly put them. Zambia Missions abroad are now resorting to skimming whosoever they meet.

  27. Mr Facts   May 12, 2013 at 13:20

    Donchi kudabwa

  28. blackbull   May 12, 2013 at 13:19

    sakeni must be in b a coma why the silence he cant say anything

    • mincher   May 12, 2013 at 13:50

      Where is Kitwe is now the cleanest city?
      Nursing Sakeni?
      Carrying Urine bags of His Master?

      • Suntwe   May 12, 2013 at 17:20

        Good observation.

  29. Bb   May 12, 2013 at 13:19

    Fwebena zambia twalisaluka ukutekwa i think iule kuti lyatuteka ko bwino cos a beach will not only borow and spend but she will also generate money from her prostitution at least creating revenue than just borowing and spending on unnecesary ministers

  30. Shimwitwa   May 12, 2013 at 13:15

    Let us the people of Zambia rise up against this dictatorship which has criplled all arms of government and now attaking lawyers through Vuvuzela Yakumbuyo M’membe.

  31. Kwalanga kasawelo   May 12, 2013 at 13:14

    No government will deliver to people’s expectations as long as our constitution remains what it is. Reduction in presidential powers, running mate clause and 50 + 1 are ways to go. I can’t blame PF but the constitution because that is where they are drawing their authority. We need rise up and fight the fight of of our lives for us to have a constitution that makes our leaders much more accountable than they are today. We saw this sort of thing even in MMD. Even UPND will do the same. No one will will do us a service as all of them would want more power. It has to be all Zambians standing up and fight for good causes in our constitution.

  32. Bb   May 12, 2013 at 13:09

    This is the danger atributed to having leaders who are in the afternoon of there lives ukwa has nothing to lose by the time he will dying he would have accumulated bilions of dolars in debt with the international community for the young generation to come and pay. The man is busy borowing just to satisfy his stay in state house where else on earth do find three deputy ministers in one ministry shame

  33. Bad eggs multiplying   May 12, 2013 at 13:04

    Its sad to learn that the government which proclaim to be pro poor is not concerned. Kambwili said bye elections are budgeted for, am sure he missed the point. There is no upright government that can budget for unnecessary bye elections not even the government for late Amin. In this regard the PF government should now consider development rather than PF induced bye elections. The figure given for the people who have been employed is very low compared to the figure they informed people during the campaign period. I would not be surprised to learn that majority of the employees are employed by china man and take small amount back home

  34. riddick   May 12, 2013 at 12:55

    Miles sampa should be dealt with his bosses stealing poor peoples money evil pf

  35. Mpongo Muleya   May 12, 2013 at 12:36

    Its clear that this project is no longer Government priority. The new priorities of the new PF Government are: bye elections, dining with the Chinese, sharing the EURO Bond money sharing road construction money. The Government has even neglected Zambian missions abroad.

    • Swity kay   May 12, 2013 at 12:58

      Sakeni abakwisa

      • Weed   May 12, 2013 at 13:16

        Sakeni? You mean that PF mini-star who looks like a vampire.

        • Mpangula Mputyu   May 12, 2013 at 20:23

          U asking about Sakeni,

          He is on criminality induced coma.

    • Mwanarob   May 12, 2013 at 14:49

      And all this being led from State House!