Ten policy and attitude differences between PF and UPND

TEN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UPND AND PF POLICY POSITIONS AND ATTITUDE

1. POVERTY
ECL: We are a pro-poor government
HH: Our country is rich but with poor citizens

2. CORRUPTION
ECL: If you think there is corruption, provide evidence
HH: Investigative wings should be empowered with resources and independence to dig evidence on behalf of citizens

3. VIOLENCE
ECL: Let us end violence together
HH: As commander in chief I will be personally responsible in ensuring I end violence using the powers availed to me

4. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
ECL: I am a listening president
HH: I will be a decisive president

5. COMPETENCE
ECL: I will instruct the MOF to come up with measures to revamp the economy HH: I will consider revising the VAT rate downwards as well as PAYE to boost consumption and liquidity in the economy

6. EDUCATION
PF: Free education is not possible because the population has grown UPND: Free education is possible if we grow the economy

7. ECONOMY
PF: Overborrow, overspend and the economy will grow
UPND: Borrow to invest, spend prudently and target a 10% GDP growth

8. BILL TEN
PF: We shall pass bill ten whether you like it or not
UPND: Bill 10 should be withdrawn and consensus based approach must be applied

9. FUEL PRICES
PF: The kwacha had depreciated we can’t reduce prices.
UPND: We need to waiver taxes and streamline oil procurement to keep pump prices low.

10. DEBT RESTRUCTURING
PF: Let’s pay $5m to foreigners to advise us on our own economy
UPND: Let’s use our own experts and save money

Richard W

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