‘It was foolish of us to vote a person of Sata’s calibre’

Dear Editor,

First of all I would ask that my name and contact details be withheld for obvious reasons.

This is the first time I have voiced out complaining about the many happenings in our country joining the many other voices that are disaapointed and frustrated at the rate of development at the direction our country is headed under the patriotic front government.First of all I would like to make it clear here that we have no one else to blame but ourselves..How do we put in to power a man of Sata’s calibre?Michael Chilufya Sata’s past is there in black and white for everyone to see.Yet we went ahead and voted for him in the name of change.

Well,I guess we get what we deserve,a country with no direction!!..I can’t point at 5 positive things this man has done from the time he took office,at this point,am begining to think) was a better choice.

I personally have never really liked politicians and I have never voted in my 35 years old life because I have always thought I will not be affected, but I am..I feel the pain of the many people crying out to have the price of mealie meal broght down, the many zambians that do not have a place to sleep or a toilet to relieve themselves from,all those people who have to stand in long ques for mealie meal or fuel instead of being out there doing something productive.As if that wasn’t enough,Army worms are further worsening our already shaky state of food security…and now I hear even the cargo trains at Tazara are not operating because of lack of fuel..In the face of these many problms and challenges,all we gate from Sata is him chasing after HH and NM…swearing in a bunch of people in to public service every single week,his ministers fighting amongst themselves and senior members of his party and governmnt proudly engaging themselves in corrupt business activities..

This is a government which came in to power with a manifesto whose content was a copy of other political parties’ manifestos mostly the UPND..Are we surprised that they have totally failed to,using their manifesto,give this country any form of direction.?Am not expecting much from Michael Sata and I know that even he doesn’t believe he has what it takes to run a country.

I have so many issues to put on paper and I know I sound like a scatter brain right now.

The bottom line is that Zambians need to wake up and start voting wisely.What we did in 2011,voting for Michael and his cohorts….that’s foolishness and I hope we will have learn a lesson by the end of their first term..

Fifa refuses to back Lionel Messi or Godfrey Chitalu for goal record
Xenophobia: Hundreds of Somalians in Ndola spend night in the rain

80 Responses to "‘It was foolish of us to vote a person of Sata’s calibre’"

  1. kokoliko  December 17, 2012 at 12:08

    this Obama fool where does he get the audacity to talk about national issues when he has never voted for the past 35yrs.you don’t deserve the page on Zambian watchdog space,that’s why you talk of pit latrines where people can help themselves instead of talking about the welfare of the universities were knowledge is.you just sell tomato in the street

  2. OBAMA  December 17, 2012 at 11:48

    How do you even have guts to speak on national matters when you do not vote,,ala!

  3. Fu Manchu  December 16, 2012 at 05:24

    Most of us are saying lets wait for 2016. Okay we wait for that year hoping for what? In the meantime what are we doing to enlighten ourselves what it is we are looking forward to come 2016? It will not come as a surprise that most will still be hood winked by the same populist rhetoric which ushered in the current leadership! There are also those, especially in rural areas, who think once a party is elected to lead the country it is mandatory that it stays in government for two consecutive terms i.e. 10 years! I am afraid that 2016 is lost hope as long as we still remain not analytical in the way we choose leaders and keep dancing to the same repetitive song on the development they will bring.

    • OBAMA  December 17, 2012 at 12:31

      The danger is that just like you,,you talk very well about problems and no solutions! You are debaters only and not thinkers, look at how good you have pointed out problems but not even a scratch to a solution!

Comments are closed.