HH commemorates jubilee in John Laign, Chawama compounds

OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema yesterday commmemorated Zambia’s 50 years of indepedence with the vulnerable  in John Laing and Chawama Townships.

And Mr Hichilema also donated mealie meal, Cooking oil, sugar and salt to vulnerable and aged residents of John Laing and Chawama.

Mr Hichilema who boycotted Golden Jubilee celebrations at the National Heroes Stadium on government invitation said he could not celebrate because Zambia was experiencing high levels of poverty.

Mr Hichilema said the price of mealie meal and other basic needs had become prohibitive to many Zambians under the PF Government and that he did not see it morally correct to celebrate the anniversary when many Zambians were suffering.

“The cost of mealie meal, fuel and many other basic needs has gone up and most vulnerable citizens cannot aford. You cannot afford to eat and use a bus to go to the Univeristy Teaching Hospital to visit your relatives because transport cost is reduculously high,” he said.

Mr Hichileam also thanked freedom fighters for playing a vital role in liberating the country.

“If some of the freedom fighters who fought for our independence were here today, they would be shocked at the high levels of poverty and suffering people were going through,” he said. He said after 50 years ophans were supposed to be accessing free education under government bursaries.

Mr Hichilema said it was not fair that even after 50 years many children in John Laing and Chawama compound were not able to access education. He said if UPND forms government it would prioritize improvment of the education, health and agriculture sector.

“We shall pay the farmers on time unlike it is the case under the current leadership of President Michael Sata,” he said.

Mr Hichilema said he decided commemorate the Jubilee year by giving the vulnerable and the aged some food to helpmeet their daily needs.

He promised John Laing and Chawama residents that once UPND formed government, it would reduce the cost of fuel and mealie meal.

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One Response to “HH commemorates jubilee in John Laign, Chawama compounds”

  1. sinkamba wisdom says:

    WELL DONE HH THE INCOMING REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT
    PRESIDENT HH YOU HAVE SHOWN THE REAL LEADERSHIP. IT IS UNFAIR TO SPEND MILLIONS OF KWACHA DINNING WHEN THERE IS NO FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR MOST ZAMBIANS. VIVA HH. VIVA UPND. WE KNOW WHEN UPND AND HH FORMS THE GOVERNMENT WE THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE FREEDOM OF DOING BUSINESS, WE ZAMBIANS WILL HAVE THE FREEDOM FOR DOING FARMING BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT EVER WE SHALL GROW IT WILL FIND THE THE MARKET AND PAID FOR ON TIME. EDUCATION AND HEALTH ON TOP OF AGRICULTURE WILL BE ENHENCED BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANTN THESE ARE TO THE SECTORS OF OUR ECONOMY. WHEN UPND FORMS GOVERNMENT THEY WILL NO PANGAS CADRES IN STREETS OF LUSAKA. FARMERS LAND WILL NEVER BE INVADED LIKE THE CASE TO DAY WITH PF. HENCE. HH YOUR CHOICE TO SPEND TIME WITH THE PEOPLE IN TOWNSHIP IN NEED OF HELP WAS A GOOD DECISION MADE IN THE LIGHT DIRECTION.
    YOU SEE THIS REMINDS ME OF UNIP DAYS WHEN THE QUEEN FROM GREAT BRITAIN VISITED ZAMBIA. HE ASKED KK ABOUT WHAT LIVES IN THOSE SMALL HOUSES IN WUSAKILE, THE QUEEN WAS POINTING AT THOSE WUSAKILE HOUSES WITHOUT TOILETS. ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE , HE RESPONDED TO SAY THAT IS WHERE WE KEEP HORSES. BECAUSE HE WAS ASHAMED TO SAY THE TRUTH KNOWING THAT COPPER AT THAT WAS AT THE PICK OF PRODUCTION AND THE PRICE WAS GOOD. THERE FORE , THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION AS TO WHY A MINER CAN LIVE IN THAT POOR HOUSING WITHOUT TOILETS. SO TO DAY LET US NOT PRETEND ALL IS WELL WHEN STUDENTS ARE COMMITTING SUICIDE OVER SCHOOL FEES, FARMERS ARE GOING MONTHS WITHOUT BEING PAID CASH FOR THE MAIZE THEY SUPPLIED AT A HIGH COST. RETIREES ARE GOING YEARS WITHOUT GETTING THEEIR RETIREMENT PACKAGE. SHAME ON YOU PF. YOU HAVE SPENT ALOT OF MONEY ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL MAKING PROCESS WITHOUT GIVING THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE THE ROAD MAP. WE NEED TO HAVE AGOOD CONSTITUTION THAT IS HOW THE ECONOMY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT CAN BE SUSTAINED. BECAUSE OF NO GOOD CONSTITUTION, THAT IS WHY YOU CAN CHEAT VILLAGERS BY GIVING DISPOSABLE PHONES TO BUY OFF THEIR VOTES. VIVA HH. VIVA UPND

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