HH receives Mpongwe defectors, tells Sata to come out and stop merely peeping in cameras during swearing-in ceremonies

Former District Commission for Mpongwe and Lufwanyama Miniver Mutesa today led a delegation of 240 defectors from other political parties to join the UPND.

Mrs. Mutesa who contested as independent candidate for Lufwanyama and emerged number two led a group of defectors from MMD, PF, ADD, and FDD.

The defectors were welcomed by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and urged them to continue recruiting more members so that the fight against oppression under president Michael Sata.

And Mr. Hichilema said he was saddened by misrepresentation and twisting of facts by the Post newspaper over the sex remark and challenged journalist to play their recorders and check if there was any mention of sex in his last press briefing.

Mr. Hichilema said he merely urged people to tell their spouses that if they continued singing ‘donchi kubeba’ in homes, there would be nothing in those homes.

And the UPND president has advised president Michael Sata to come out in the open and face the many challenges affecting the country than merely peeping in front of television cameras and microphones during swearing-in ceremonies.

Reacting to Sata’s threats to introduce UNIP style price controls in a free market economy, Mr. Hichilema said leadership was more than merely issuing directives behind the comforts of State House walls where everything is paid for.

He said it was important for Mr. Sata and his PF to seriously take stock of the available maize in the country, if there was any left, otherwise all the moves aimed at so called ‘operation flood the market’ to reduce the price will be temporal and futile.

“The biggest question Mr. Sata and his PF administration should be asking now is whether the country still has enough maize and other essential food reserves? How much will remain under this ‘operation flood the market’ and how long will the nation need to consume before the next harvest season which is only expected around April 2013?

Assuming all the maize is carelessly offloaded now for what seems to be political reasons and conveniences, does the country have sufficient stop-gap measures to avert eminent hunger,” Mr. Hichilema asked.

Mr. Hichilema has warned that without proper planning, prices of mealie meal and other essential commodities will never come down, just like was the case with the US dollar the PF offloaded on the market from the foreign reserves and other measures such as the statutory instrument banning use of foreign currency.

He said besides maize shortages that have already been subsidized by government, there were other economical fundamentals that were driving the price of mealie meal such as high production and transportation costs under the PF regime that needs to address.

He said he expects more from Mr. Sata and his PF government who campaigned on the premise of being experienced in government than the current haphazard way of doing things devoid of proper planning.

According to Mr. Hichilema, the PF was more pre-occupied with suppressing the opposition and poaching their members through costly schemes and bye-elections that only benefit a few people but are a huge drain on the national treasury.

He gave an example of North-western province where 15 out of the 25 wards, Mwinilunga (5), Kabompo East-now Manyinga district (6), Kabompo West (3) and Chavuma (1) were induced by defections to PF save for one in Chavuma whose councilor died.

It is really absurd that instead of settling to address serious national issues of education, health care, food and sanitation, Mr. Sata was feeling nice to waste meager resources by simulating more defections and increase representations at various levels.

He said it was also now clear that even the so-called new districts being created were mere political wings or branches of PF campaign centers as opposed to meaningful planned development agendas

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    Pankoloko 5 years

    de truth of de matter z dat there z no upnd in mpongwe!MMD z stil popular nd MMD candidate wil win.

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    "TRUE ZAMBIAN" 5 years

    HH you have my vote and “yes, it will count”. The time for real change is on the way by 2016 a “breath of fresh air” in Zambian politics will arrive. We as Zambians deserve better for our children, grand-children and great grand children where the re-cycled poliitcians will not see

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    Please all mmd mps can you defect to the upnd so that we have a massive bye election. .

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    Kams in Kitwe Town 5 years

    MAN OF THE MOMENT. WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT.

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    Kams in Kitwe Town 5 years

    YES I AGREE WITH YOU HH. NEVR GAVE U A VOTE BUT NOW I FEEL U ARE THE AMN OF THE MOMENT.

    BE FOCUSED AND BE COUNTED THIS COULD BE THE SHORTEST GOVERNMENT IN POWER IF YOU WORK HARD.

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    Roy 5 years

    HH we are now with u, sorry for not giving u chance to improve Zambia in 2011. 2016 is yours, keep on with your issue based politics

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    Nelson BJ Elisons 5 years

    Impindi ya ba HH yafika!! Remember power is in the copperbelt!!

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    it seems this is a upnd arrangement by watch dog y alot insults no respect many pipo read this including elders please readers be responsible.

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    WHETHER WINING MPONGWE OR NOT. HH CAN DO BETTER THAN WHAT WEARE EXPRIENCING NOW. THESE ARE THE FACTS. SOME PIPO ARE STIL BRIND AND IT WIL TAKE TIME FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND HH. IT NEEDS TO BE WISE.

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    the insider 5 years

    That picture was not taken from Mpongwe.

    There is no such place in Mpongwe.

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      birima 5 years

      ama jealousy. muzafa nayo

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    No Name 5 years

    Quote of the year:

    “Leadership was more than merely issuing directives behind the conforts of State House walls where everything is paid for”

    (Hakainde Hichilema H. H)

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      zonde 5 years

      i like this quote. satana will flee soon. and illegal arrests of Dr N.Mumba will not add any value to pam-fwa party

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        Zimandola 5 years

        I liked the other one….”Peeping behind TV Cameras during swearing in ceremonies ”
        HH can speak very interesting English.

        let the old man come out…

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        Why Tongas? 5 years

        me too

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    sad HH and upnd will take this seat no doubt. the pf govt has invested tremendously in sex and prostitution as seen by kabimba/namugala and pics exposed by master gay mmembe fred in the post papers. secondly, tribalism shoot by more than 1000% which is an achievement by the dictator satan. thirdly a high improvement in corruption at the tender board and in ministry head quarters where only those with relatives and related to the dictator are employed. viva pf.

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    DATA 5 years

    UPND IS THE PARTY OF THE MOMENT..VIVA HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FOR STATEHOUSE 2016

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    HH this is good,go round the country and recruit more maybe and only maybe u can make it.

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    chibwe choongo 5 years

    This is the way to go in this area (Pongwe) we as UPND we ar very confident their bcoz as pf they will go their without a slogan donchi kubeba is expired insteady it will b used against them.Viva HH and the UPND.

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    suggestor 5 years

    MWINSHO upnd ikalibe ku ngena mu lamba land ici ndiye cho onadi u need not to create false hopes for upnd in mpongwe.Any way I like yo confidence.gud luck my brother/sister!

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    UPND YAINGILA KWI LAMBA/LIMA ITS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR PF

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    Rebel-Leader 5 years

    CNP has no plan for the country. It is a total waste of time to have him in state house. This man only skims how to destroy and oppress the opposition and non Bembas. He has no plan for the economy. I do not know if he even went to school.

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    suggestor 5 years

    The truth is that upnd cant win in mpongwe its good for the party to participate in this election for future statistics and planing.But wining this by-election is a fallacy.

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      Hara 5 years

      You must have spent a night in a night club on Masumba account. How many girls did you bonk for you to still be half asleep? Should have invited Father Bwalya because he is starving as all the nuns have done a Don’t ‘kubeba’ on him.

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    Viva HH. You are the hope for our mother Zambia

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    Mulahu 5 years

    The faces of the so-called defectors look really sad. Wonder how many have even read the UPND manifesto and to what extent belly economics have influenced their decision.

    Really sad.

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    Mzilikazi 5 years

    Win or not hunger under PF is an assurance! its up 2 da pipo 2 realise that fact! He has food but he just want 2 help develop this country. I wish mealie meal can cost 100pinx25kg. Njala izamunyokolani under PF whether u like it or not….

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    Its Written 5 years

    Hh wil never win in lamba land.is just westin his tym goin there!

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      Boondocks 5 years

      I totally agree with you my brother. Bapuneme bonse!

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        lets wait and see 5 years

        Makandi ukufita. UPND is winning this one.

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          kazk 5 years

          Mwebakabesu aikona amatuka kabili!!! Kamulabila lukoso ukwakubula ifinangwa

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      beeds 5 years

      Yes UPND will most likely lose, but their victory here will be the # of votes they get. They have always gotten close to 0 votes in this area, but if they get 2000 votes, its a big personal victory. A dull PF mind like urs wouldn’t understand the significance of that.

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        Scramble for zambia 5 years

        Yes its about increasing numbers.believe you me after this by-election upnd’s presence in mpongwe will be strong.

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    Defend Democracy 5 years

    HH for President 2016… Abash Nepotism!

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    Mubanga 5 years

    Keep it moving HH our MAN!
    That’s the way to go!