NAREP to contest Mpongwe bye-election, welcomes Kwacha rebasing

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Opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo Junior has said the rebasing of the Kwacha will boost foreign and local confidence in the economy of Zambia.

Mr. Chipimo however said government should have a consistent, transparent and clear policy direction in order for the rebasing of the Kwacha to have meaningful impact

He was speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today.

Mr. Chipimo said rebasing of the Kwacha was costly hence the need to have stability in the government’s affairs.

He said the frequent reshuffling of ministers, deportation of foreigners, statutory instruments on trading only in Kwacha and the manner in which the minimum wage was introduced were suggesting instability in government affairs.

And Mr. Chipimo has said his party will contest the Mpongwe by-election even though such polls could have been avoided if political parties had put their houses in order.

And The Press Association of Zambia (PAZA) Executive Secretary Patson Phiri commended the media for the role it playing in the Kwacha rebasing exercise.

Mr. Phiri said the citizens of Zambia were informed about the rebasing of the Kwacha through the media’s hard work and accurate information.

He reaffirmed the media’s importance in politics saying no campaign would be successful without the active participation and coverage by the media.

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65 Responses to NAREP to contest Mpongwe bye-election, welcomes Kwacha rebasing

  1. Narep and Chipimo are here to stay and make next government. The problem with most of you is that you just want politics of insults, name calling and cheap opposing. This is 21st Century and Zambian Politics need to change in the Direction Narep is going. Mr Chipimo stay focussed and use criticism as oil to lubriate your engine to government and plot one. Copperbelt is behind you.

    bish - January 8, 2013
    06:13

  2. This Narep guy is so full of himself and cudnt take his wife for Kuchipimo @ UTH.

    wiseman - January 8, 2013
    04:44

  3. NAREP is for GAYs

    wiseman - January 8, 2013
    04:41

  4. Sorry our own leaders Chipimo,HH and his excellence Mr Micheal we love u all period.

    Malama - January 7, 2013
    21:42

  5. HOW OLD IS CHIPIMO? THE GUY LUKS VERY OLD AND POVERTY STRICKEN! WHY?

    sharp - January 7, 2013
    20:39

  6. NAREP is satellite of the PF. Its aim is to cause confusion in the opposition. Chipimo knows he can not win anything but his aim is to carry the PF message while appearing credible.

    Kays - January 7, 2013
    20:23

  7. Mr chipimo is using ZWD comments

    ViILIFIER - January 7, 2013
    20:22

  8. u’r right abt building the parties but ddnt u thnk selfishness has also characterised our political parties? MMD,UPND,NAREP and other opposition parties will share votes giving PF an advantage. Wish we had one strong opposition political party, but alas democracy is at its peak in our mother Zambia.

    Menyela - January 7, 2013
    19:45

    • Indeed the splitting of votes may give PF a greater chance, and the fact that a party in government normally has an advantage in by-elections. However, the main problem for our nation is the presence of individuals among us that see it justifiable to support a failing party. I have always thought that a situation of three parties would eventually give us a health democracy. So I am looking forward to three parties establishing themselves for the future. In the meantime our problems will be with us for some time.

      Howling Wofl - January 7, 2013
      20:01

  9. I Dont think Chipimo could win any parliamentary seat in any part of zambia includind his own village. pipo are just giving false hopes to this boy

    Njekwa - January 7, 2013
    19:16

  10. im not for Narep, noe i am for UPND. i knw most bloggers on this site are UPND sympathisers but my simple question is do you think UPND can win the mpongwe seat??? PF,MMD, UPND,NAREP are contesting. will UPND emerge victorious????

    Menyela - January 7, 2013
    19:04

    • While wining the seat would be desirable, we must not lose sight of the importance of building parties thru these by-elections. This may be the only chance for opposition political parties to articulate issues to the electorate in Mpongwe given the inhibition achieved thru the Public Order Act. I would encourage them to go ahead with a view of building up for the real thing in a few years, or earlier if the Lord so wishes.

      Howling Wofl - January 7, 2013
      19:17

      • i agree with you, build pipo’s confidence is wat these parties need to start doing. now at how votes will be split by the opposition.. UPND,MMD,NAREP will all share the votes giving an upper chance to PF. i think oppostion parties need to learn not to be selfish. The problem is that every leader of opposition thinks they can go to state house including Cosmo Mumba which is not da case….imagine if we had one opposition party what impact it wud have en the pressure it wud give to the ruling party, but alas democracy is at its peak in Zambia.

        Menyela - January 7, 2013
        19:36

    • You see its not always about winning its making ground, mpongwe might not be won by upnd(most likely) but if they can do better by getting numbers they prepare a good foundation for 2016. If you think there are upnd sympathizers here, its because currently its the only variable option among the opposition, mmd is dead, narep is a disgrace and sold out to pf, the rest need i say anything. who else is there?and pf is worst of all parties, the status quo cant continue for the good of this country.

      suggestor - January 7, 2013
      19:20

      • NAREP is the future……viva!! NAREP

        umunthu - January 8, 2013
        13:22

  11. i was in mpongwe far as st antony local people are saying big NO to namulambe he hasnt done the road work from mpongwe farms turn off to Ndubene area beyond now the voting pattern will be like this 1.pf 2.mmd .3.upnd and follows the rest

    coolman - January 7, 2013
    18:25

  12. Blessed are those whose tongues are controled by natural wisdom, Chipimo you are the chosen one continue keeping you tongue GOD has a future for you.

    kayula - January 7, 2013
    18:18

    • Spot on Kayula, may God bless chipimo. let these insults be turned into blessings for chipimo.

      Kutemba - January 7, 2013
      20:08

  13. So Chipimo is a parrot!!!!

    Monazite - January 7, 2013
    18:06

  14. Who is wise sata or hh? Vote…sata

    mukupa - January 7, 2013
    17:55

  15. CHIPIMO IS LOOKING FOR A JOB IN PART OF FOOLS

    CBU - January 7, 2013
    17:48

  16. NEVER, JUST NEVER TRUST NAREP AND ITS PRESIDENT CHIPIMO

    Manzi yapya - January 7, 2013
    17:46

  17. AT LEAST NAREP MAY BENEFIT FROM STATE COFFERS TO FINANCE THE MPONGWE POLLS IF THEY REQUEST IN ORDER TO DIVIDE VOTES TO THE ADVANTAGE OF FP. HOWEVER, NAREP PRESIDENT IS VERY INTELLIGENT AND CANT BE COMPARED TO SATA, KABIMBA, AND ALL DEFECTING MPs COMBINED.

    Dr. Savimbi - January 7, 2013
    17:46

  18. narep kaya will wait and see.

    bashi dr economist - January 7, 2013
    16:33

    • This embryo has nothing much to offer.when things are bad and opposition need to stand firm for the people. He hides behind the curtain in popped up eyes like a weaned child. Where is he when his fellow oppositions are harrased by sata? Is he sharing a bird with him or he has been bought with so much that he is gone numb in the brain. Please this ka chipimo should spare us. Let him take his accented english to his household. Rubbish

      tonto - January 7, 2013
      17:30

  19. NAREP as a party will be luck to garner a patry 200 votes.

    Honest - January 7, 2013
    16:25

  20. Ok.lets see what the only and real threat to pf will perform in mpongwe

    Mr Kiss - January 7, 2013
    16:20

  21. spornsered vote spliters,go to hell,
    Bloggers can someone tell me the difference between these two figure,
    (1)k50*10=k500.
    k50,000*10=k500,000,now dont tell me the diff is zeros,
    (2) how many k50.do you need to make k1000. and how many k50’000 do you need to make k1’000’000.
    Hand in by 2moro 06:00

    one zambia 72 nations - January 7, 2013
    16:11

  22. Chipimo and Narep are just PF cadres. Is the money he collected from PF whilst in Brazil,Rio finished?
    This cadre has nothing to say. Mr Sata give this man a job for he has been a loyal cadre to your party/PF.

    Kay Love - January 7, 2013
    15:59

  23. How is he going to campaign when he is so compromised by satana?

    xyz - January 7, 2013
    15:58

    • he will be sponsored by satana using the old currency

      lubi - January 7, 2013
      16:01

  24. Narep’s Chipimo i hear is earmarked to take over from Sata and Winter seems not to be aware of this.
    Chipimo has been contracted to stand bcoz other opposition parties have opted not to stand hence no vote spliting. But PF is worried that if opposition does not split the votes UPND will carry the day. This is how Chipimo was convinced to stand by the Powers that be.

    Voters waste no time to vote for Cyborgs of PF they will offer no counter balance to the wrong decisions of the PF government

    The Coming - January 7, 2013
    15:44

  25. NAREP IS THE ONLY LIKEY ALTERNATIVE PART TO PF. MMD IS GONE, UPND HAS ALL THE HIGH POSITIONS OCCUPIED BY TONGAS WHICH MAKES IT A TRIBAL PART… FOR NOW ITS VIVA PF AND SATA ALL THE WAY, BUT PF SHOULD NOT SUSPEND LUBINDA.

    PF SHOULD FIND A WAY OF GETTING RID OF KABIMBA, HE IS THE DIVING FIGURE IN THE MIGHT PF

    Bukata - January 7, 2013
    15:43

  26. Elias better leave the mpongwe polls for opposition. I say so because 2 him, pf has done a lot and I feel he won’t have any campaign message for mpongwe voters.

    Ibu - January 7, 2013
    15:39

  27. Chipimo Elias if u could only be genuine, you speak the same language as economic illiterates like sakeni and Chellah. Tell me what confidence does rebasing bring to the economy? If you want the economy to improve, export more goods than yapping.
    If you could only stop dreaming that Sata will anoint you for president, yhen u could boadt your chances of becoming presido and seriously take on this PF. It might just be too late for you, because ULP, ADD, UPND & MMD might just form a formidable opposition to unseat PF.

    Dylan Thomas - January 7, 2013
    15:22

  28. Elias if u could only be genuine, you speak the same language as economic illiterates like sakeni and Chellah. Tell me what confidence does rebasing bring to the economy? If you want the economy to improve, export more goods than yapping.
    If you could only stop dreaming that Sata will anoint you for president, yhen u could boadt your chances of becoming presido and seriously take on this PF. It might just be too late for you, because ULP, ADD, UPND & MMD might just form a formidable opposition to unseat PF.

    Dylan Thomas - January 7, 2013
    15:20

  29. Even CNP SATA is better than this weakling Nkote looking.

    menemene - January 7, 2013
    15:16

  30. chipipo is not a politician bt a political analyst.any 1 who thinks chipimo has sumthing 2 offer is mentally retarded.

    pimbilimano - January 7, 2013
    15:12

    • i agree

      lubi - January 7, 2013
      15:53

    • yes oooooh!!!!!!!!!

      easterner - January 7, 2013
      16:51

  31. Someone educate me please!Does rebasing of a currency improve an economy of a country whose primary,secondary,tertiary and quartenary industries are infancing? The only route in this era in questing for both economic growth and development is by increasing primary production, add value to the raw materials and jerk-up secondary production.In the African context Govt should be doing business in business and promote class one mixed econmic production. Go back to govt controlled demonstration primary production such as farming, mining, aquaculturing and many others.
    Anyway there seems to be light at the end of the tunne.

    Mwape D - January 7, 2013
    15:06

  32. @ WILLIAM K what has Chipimo said that other Party Leaders have not already said? Is it Wako ni Wako working here?

    Mamen - January 7, 2013
    15:02

  33. Chipimo is like an an oscilloscope swinging one way then the other when it suits his belly, who can trust such?

    suggestor - January 7, 2013
    14:48

    • sorry I meant pendulum instead of oscilloscope

      suggestor - January 7, 2013
      14:50

    • Attacking Chipimo will never make UPND any more popular. If Chipimo is irrelevant, leave that to the voters. The real enemy here is the pathetic PF government

      Shrek! - January 7, 2013
      15:04

      • But thats exactly chipimo, we need him in the opposition yet he manages to deceive so many of u tell wat u see in him?to me he is as cheap as they come, no stance only good english which confuses the unschooled. its not attacking him its putting a mirror before him

        suggestor - January 7, 2013
        15:13

      • We not attacking chipimo for upnd.we are doing so for people like you who do not what their problem is in this country. Atleast UPND has pulse narep is in coma

        tonto - January 7, 2013
        17:39

  34. Ka Chipimo…..nga ba da atishani? Have you spoken to him about his appearance in a pub in chilenje at that age???

    Kangalaitoitoi - January 7, 2013
    14:30

  35. CHIPIMO IS VERY ANALYTICAL AND ITELLIGENT IN THE WAY HE OPPOSES THIS GOVT. HE GIVES CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE AND HE CRICIZES WHERE IT IS NECESSARY.

    WILLIAM K - January 7, 2013
    14:25

    • ba Willy, mwabwela anso. Very active, but not accurate in analysis and judgement.

      Howling Wofl - January 7, 2013
      14:28

    • Why does Willium K Always miss the point?? Does he get anything right???

      KumalilaNgoma - January 7, 2013
      14:30

    • If you give a grade seven to address pre-schoolers, they will think its the most intelligent person talking, thats how chipimo convinces the easily gullible, but take time to really listen to him with real intelligence he offers nothing

      suggestor - January 7, 2013
      14:54

    • thats what happens when you eat nsima with both hands. when it suits him…….even Nawakwi will only criticize pf to gain more allowances from satana. so she has been given together with that satanist frank bwalya- they are quietened- kwasila. dont bite the fingers that feeds u

      lubi - January 7, 2013
      15:59

    • That’s a lie chipimo has never been an intelligensia. Speaking good accented english does not qualify one to be intelligent. He is a lawyer so he claims why is he not practising. Do you know how many years he spent out there just to obtain just a single honorary.dullness is expensive ask his father how much he spent on him alone neglecting other children just pushing him to bring a name home not a shame. He is no near intelligent he is just exposed.

      tonto - January 7, 2013
      17:51

  36. Masebo says narep is the only threat to Pamafi party according to todays Past Newspaper.

    James - January 7, 2013
    14:04

    • give credit where its due you cant be feaces all the time

      moses tembo - January 7, 2013
      16:13

  37. CHIPIMO IS NEVER ORIGINAL.HE ONLY SPEAKS AFTER OTHERS HAVE SPOKEN AND HE MOSTLY REPEATS WHAT OTHERS SAY.FURTHERMORE,HE DOESNT SPEAK WHILE THE ISUE IS STIL WORTH DISCUSING.HE IS A REACTIVE LEADER AS OPOSSED TO PRO-ACTIVE LEADER.HE IS A STALE LEADER TOO.

    RASTA MAN(CULTURE DEFENDER) - January 7, 2013
    14:03

  38. NAREP and its Ka Elias are just jokers.

    Howling Wofl - January 7, 2013
    14:03

    • Narep is the only way forward.

      Shi Mapuli - January 7, 2013
      14:21

      • Sorry, I think you are getting mixed-up. Way forward is UPND slogan.

        Howling Wofl - January 7, 2013
        14:26

      • narep is lost of what it wants and it carries sympathizers like yourself who are lost of where to belong. The lost leading the lost and hoping to find a way, good luck if you do.

        suggestor - January 7, 2013
        14:46

  39. opposition already wants to split votes to the advantage of the ruling party,kaya.how many are contesting?

    grace - January 7, 2013
    14:02

  40. Patson Phiri, kale mudala, hope you no longer tuck in like Kanda Bongo man

    Kamuntu - January 7, 2013
    13:51

  41. Now here is a candidate who simply knows how to self destruct, always double minded and inconsistent. Can someone advise this dreamer to know what he wants and stayed focused

    suggestor - January 7, 2013
    13:47

  42. NAREP & its leader are simply utopian, elitist & boring after trying to kiss up to the PF party earlier on.

    Mulaso Zulu - January 7, 2013
    13:29