16th October 2014
Water Blues Hit Wusakile and other Urban Centers
Reports of water blues in Kitwe's Wusakile township and other urban, that have led to protests this week are not new.
In one of my many visits to these areas, I personally experienced and was told moving testimonies by our mothers on the difficulties they go through due to water shortages. The water situation has reached a critical stage and wonder why we have not even declared it an emergency.
As for Wusakile township, that issue was heavily politicised by our competitors in the PF during last year's local government by-election when they told the electorates not to vote for our candidate because as an opposition civic leader, we would not deliver development such as addressing the water and sanitation problems in the area.
17th October 2014
The announcement by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda that the wage freeze will be implemented even in 2015 was actually made during the presentation of the 2014 budget in parliament last year.
UPND, warned the Zambian people that the wage freeze would hurt most Zambian families especially that the PF had removed fuel and mealie meal subsidies. The subsidies were acting as a cushion to ameliorate the high cost of living.
The PF government and Mr. Chikwanda should not punish innocent Zambians for his reckless borrowing and myopic planning in national economic matters.
5th October 2014
The recent duping or basically abducting of our councillors from various parts of the country by the PF party, some from as far as Mwinilunga in North-western province is a provocative action that cannot be tolerated.
The PF abducted our elected councillors, brought them all the way to Lusaka and forced them to renounce the UPND, with a view to create by-election . In what has become a cancer of elections in this country, this is yet another wasteful expenditure coming at a time our children are killing themselves over lack of government bursary at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and other higher learning institutions.