President Hakainde Hichilema slams strange demands to access CDF
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says no one should be given a government contract when outside of the constituency, district or province.
Speaking on Sunday when he held a meeting with the United Party for National Development (UPND) party officials in Livingstone, President Hichilema said the stay of contracts within the key areas stated will lead to local cash flow.
“During the engagement, we also stated that no one should be given a government contract when outside of the constituency, district or indeed province. The stay of contracts within these key areas stated will lead to local cash flow and that is how the economy will be run going forward,” he said.
And the President also expressed concern with some conditions attached for citizens access to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
He said the move is a deliberate ploy to block citizens from accessing fund.
“During the address we stated that we are keen followers of social media and that we are listening attentively. We have read with dismay, issues to do with access to CDF where some strange conditions like cooperatives being on existence for three years even when they were just newly formed. This is a deliberate ploy to block our citizens from accessing CDF. Cabinet has approved that this is not the way to go as it deprives those who were never allowed to do business in the past regime. We want equity and this we will ensure ” he said.
President Hichilema said his administration is working to ensure that Zambia is united and end lawlessness.
“We won the 2021 elections because of all of you citizens through UPND as a tool and we appealed to the party leadership not to destroy what they created and that is UPND which is fighting so hard to unite and end lawlessness in the country.
We haven’t forgotten the past trauma that this country was subjected to including teargas canisters, jails and complete shutdown of both the economy and freedoms but we ask you all party officials and general citizenry to not accept the divisive nature of those not willing to build,” he said
The Head of State is confident that Zambia is getting better.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 5th April, 2022)
50 Members of Parliament plan protest of summit for Democracy
ABOUT 50 Members of Parliament allegedly plan to protest the Democratic summit in which the Vice President of America Kamala Harris will be in attendance next week.
The Members of Parliament suspect that this meeting is a plan by the Americans to promote LGBTQ rights in the country.
The matter was raised as a matter of urgent public importance by the leader of opposition Brian Mundubile in parliament on Friday.
“My matter of urgent public importance madam speaker requires immediate attention of the house and Government. 50 Members of Parliament called me for a meeting that they are going to prepare a protest on the summit of democracy which they suspect is a plan by the America s to promote LGBTQ,” he said.
In ruling, First Deputy Speaker Malungo Chisangano stated that the matter should be channeled into another avenue and not as matter of urgent public importance
However, uproar arose in the house with the some of the members starting to debate each other and they were sent away.
Those sent out by Ms Chisangano were Bwengwa Member of Parliament Michelo Kasatu and Chilubi Member of Parliament Mulenga Fube who started arguing over the issue in the house.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 25th March, 2023)
President Hichilema commissions power generation at Kafue Gorge in Chikankata district
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored Zambians not to demonise and shy away from exporting of resources such as energy in the country.
He said export of resources such as energy will help generate foreign investment and exchange, and thus it should be embraced.
The Head of State said Government is determined to make energy exportation second from mining in terms of generating foreign exchange for country for sustainable development.
Speaking when he commissioned the 750 Megawatts plus 12 Megawatts of hydro power generation at the Kafue Gorge lower hydro power plant in Chikankata district, President Hichilema said energy should be a source to help grow the country in terms of foreign exchange.
“Let us generate more and export. Zambians have demonised exports. Let us not listen to the propaganda. We want energy to be second from mining in generating Foreign exchange in the country,” he said.
He has since assured the neighboring Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana that as Zambia grows it’s energy generation, it will support the needs of the said countries in order to skyrocket trade.
President Hichilema further stated that commissioning of power generation at Kafue Gorge will help out an end to load shedding which has been like a traditional ceremony in the past.
The Head of State also reiterated that Government is determined and working hard in ensuring that the country is brought back to life with completion of such projects such like the commissioning of the power generation at Kafue Gorge.
“I assure Zambians that we are working day and night to take back Zambia into a decent economy to help generate investment, thereby creating more job opportunities,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Head of State has re-echoed the revival of Zambia’s relationship with China stating that the restored partnership has helped kickstart many projects such as the commissioning of the Kafue Gorge.
“Opposition are saying that Zambia and China have no close ties, but we have restored the China Zambia relationship. We have reset our relationship and this engagement marks the beginning of projects that we will work on together to benefit Zambia. We will further reset the relationship and partnership including a financial partnership,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 24th March, 2023)
Luck comes with hard work and not on the odds of betting, President Hakainde Hichilema tells young people
PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored young people to spend less time on betting and gambling, but instead continue being innovative.
The Head of State says luck comes with hard work and not on the odds of betting and or gambling and that is why they should continue working hard through education and innovations.
Mr Hichilema speaking during the award ceremony for the Hakainde Hichilema innovation fund at State House on Wednesday, 22nd March, 2023, said that the odds in hard work pay off more than the odds of betting and gambling.
“Please young people, spend less time on gambling and betting. Spend more time on what you are doing than looking for luck. Luck comes because you have worked hard,” he said.
He urged the relevant ministeries to ensure that they helped secure the young people’s innovations through commercialisation as as well as copy writes.
Mr Hichilema further reiterated that Government will continue to support young people’s innovations as they are the leaders of today as well as tomorrow.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 24th March, 2023)