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“We are tired of your fights,”Catholic priest tells Lungu and Hichilema

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A Catholic priest says Zambians are tired of the differences between former Republican President Edgar Lungu and President Hakainde Hichilema.

The clergy has since urged the two leaders to put their differences aside and reconcile to set the tone for peace and unity in the country.

Speaking this morning during the memorial service for late President Micheal Sata at the Presidential Burial Site, Father Godwin Mulenga called the two leaders to sit and talk.

He said the Church maybe encouraged to bring the two together for the sake of peace and unity in the country.

“You are the only two who belong to the exclusive club called Presidential club but you have never sat down together as brothers. What you make the two of you to sit so that you set the tone for the nation to move forward. This fight whatever you call it must come to an end and I speak now as a man who is representing God,” he said.

Father  Mulenga also said the Patriotic Front has duty to continue honoring late President Sata as an opposition political party by offering credible checks and balances to the United Party for National Development led government.

He said the former ruling party has a duty to rise from its troubles for the sake of their founder leader, Mr Sata.

“Learn from your mistakes. Zambians want an effective government and a formidable opposition.We have a government in place, PF has a mandate to offer checks and balance, if you wait for government to fail, your relatives in Kaputa will continue dying,” he said

Father Mulenga also condemned politics of cadre leadership emphasizing on the need for politicians to stop scandaling and destroying legacies for previous government.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 28th October, 2022)

(Picture by Salim Dawood)

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Government to sink boreholes across the country

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“WITH the current devastating climate change, the government is going flat out to sink boreholes and do crop irrigation across the country”, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

The President said his administration is determined to ensure food security despite the challenging circumstances.
“We are determined to ensure that food security is attained even during these difficult times. Let us all get involved and get it solved. We shall overcome as God will do the rest,” he said.

President Hichilema urged citizens to actively participate in the efforts, stating the collective responsibility to overcome the challenges emanating from the dry spell.

Last week, President Hichilema declared the ongoing drought a national disaster, announcing a comprehensive set of measures to mitigate its impact.

The declaration was prompted by the destruction of one million hectares of farmland, affecting over one million households across the country.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

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‘Why are you pretending to be rich?’ HH asks Gov’t officials who insist on traveling on business class

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has described government officials that prefer traveling on business class as cheats and pretenders.

The head of state has revealed that the country has limited resources and it does not make sense for a government official to move in business class at the expense of the treasury.

The president said following the declaration of a national disaster as a result of the prolonged dry spells, that there will be for prudent usage of resources.

“We will aggressively shift resources from consumption, wastage travel, and business class. Secretary to the treasury, I hear there are people who want to travel business class from Lusaka to Johannesburg?” he said, “for one hour 30 minutes [you want to be on business class], we sit on our stools for three hour we village people,”

He wondered what is wrong with a government official travelling on economy class.

What’s wrong with economy ticket for one hour 40 minutes, this is what I call pretence, for one hour 40 minutes you want to fell rich, that’s cheating,” the President said.

He said he has already given his cabinet the signal that there will be no more unnecessary travels.

“There will be no more of such things, including unnecessary travels, size of delegation, I sent this signal to my colleagues in cabinet and I have made this official, resources are limited, the question is how do we utlise the limited resources,” Mr Hichilema said.

Meanwhile, he warned that there will be accountability in the utilization of resources and those found wanting “Will be on their own”

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

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House of Chiefs commends President Hichilema’s swift response to drought crisis.

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TRADITIONAL leaders have commended President Hakainde Hichilema’s decisive action in addressing the drought.

House of Chiefs Chairperson Chief Chisunka said the President’s declaration is a timely and crucial step in mobilising resources and support to mitigate the impact of this drought on the affected communities.

Dr Chisunka said the effects of climate change, particularly the prolonged dry spells and erratic rainfall patterns, have posed unprecedented challenges to agricultural systems, water sources, and, most importantly, the livelihoods of people.

He underscored the urgent need for collaborative efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change.

Dr Chisunka said the traditional leadership is committed to supporting the government and ensuring coordinated relief efforts.

“As traditional leaders, we commend President Hakainde Hichilema for his swift and decisive action in recognizing the gravity of the situation and marking our country’s debilitating drought as a national disaster and emergency. Together, we can overcome this crisis and emerge stronger and more resilient than before. We will continue to work together to build a better and brighter future for all our people,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 3rd March, 2024)

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