PF does not even know definition of job, and don’t compare me to Sata – Says HH

PF does not even know definition of job, and don’t compare me to Sata – Says HH

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says it is unfair to compare the opposition UPND to the ruling party, the PF.

Mr Hichilema said the two political parties are fundamentally different and that there is no basis for comparison.

He said people that say the UPND should not be treated because it could fail like the PF has allegedly failed are not being fair to the UPND.

“Surely you cannot compare the PF to the UPND, we are fundamentally different from the PF. We are a sea apart, ”Mr Hichilema said.

Mr Hichilema said Zambians should vote for the UPND in 2016 because its leadership has never been tested.

He was speaking Thursday evening when he featured on the Let the People Talk radio programme on Radio Phoenix.

“Why should we have all those people selling on the streets if the PF is creating jobs?”

“We are saying trust us with the governance of this country. We will change the course of this country and put in on the track to social and economic development. Don’t say politicians are the same, I refuse to accept that because I can never be compared to Mr Sata, we are very different in so many ways.”

Mr Hichilema said the UPND is a collection of men and women of high integrity who have given themselves up for leadership of this country while the PF does not offer any credible leadership.

 

HH welcoming new comers to his party, one by one

HH welcoming new comers to his party, one by one

“There is no basis for comparison, maybe this is why the pact failed,” he said.

Mr Hichilema also castigated the PF government for the mounting public debt accrued over the two and half years of the PF government.

“They are borrowing recklessly without a plan. This debt will soon start chocking the economy with all these debt repayments and in most cases they are borrowing for consumption. This is being irresponsible.”

He said the UPND in government will prioritise domestic revenue mobilisation and dismantling the over 4 billion US dollars in external debt.

“What is every more worrying is that they are not only borrowing internationally but they are also busy borrowing from the domestic market and now crowding out the private sector. You cannot create jobs when the private sector’s access to credit is constrained because the state is borrowing every day,” he said.

Mr Hichilema also rubbished claims that the PF government has created over 600,000 jobs since it took over in 2011.

“The PF does not even know the internationally agreed definition of a job, according to the ILO, a job should have a reasonable tenure and a reasonable wage and access to pension or gratuity. The jobs created by the PF to push wheelbarrows and a shovel are not jobs.”

Mr Hichilema said members of the public interested should check the figures at Zambia Revenue Authority to understand that the PF has not added 600,000 to the job bracket.

“Why should we have all those people selling on the streets if the PF is creating jobs?”

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