Chipimo regrets removal of subsidies

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The opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) leader Elias Chipimo jr . says the removal of subsidies by government is regrettable.

And speaking earlier, NAREP National Secretary Reverend Jevan Kamanga called on senior officers who will occupy offices at the new headquarters to work hard and promote the vision of the party.

Mr. Chipimo says government should have avoided the removing of all subsidies in one go but could have instead staggered the reductions over a period of 6 months so that the impact is minimized.

The NAREP leader also called on government to clean up the oil procurement process in order to avoid unnecessary costs and the over pricing that he said causes high pump prices.

ZANIS reports that the opposition leader said this at the launch of his party’s new secretariat in Lusaka, which will also be the party’s headquarters.

The launch of the NAREP headquarters was characterized by various activities that include singing and dancing, poems by college students and party youths plus drama and chanting of the party slogans.

Mr. Chipimo jr. called on Zambians to be part of the change they need to see in the country and have a desire for change.

Zambia needs a political consensus that is built on values and compelling vision for development that places people, who he said are the nation’s most precious resource,  at the very centre, he said.

He stated that his party will continue with its tradition of always being constructive in criticism and speak without insulting other political players.

Mr. Chipimo however regretted the removal of subsidies by government and suggested that government could have avoided removing all subsidies in one go and instead could have staggered the reductions over a period of 6 months so that the impact is minimised.

The NAREP leader also called on government to clean up the oil procurement process in order to avoid unnecessary costs and the over pricing that he said causes high pump prices.

And speaking earlier, NAREP National Secretary Reverend Jevan Kamanga called on senior officers who will occupy offices at the new headquarters to work hard and promote the vision of the party.

Rev. Kamanga said disclosed that NAREP was growing every day and that it has reached all corners of the nation where it never existed.

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114 Responses to Chipimo regrets removal of subsidies

  1. CHIPIMO IS FAR FROM BEING PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL. HE CAN ONLY MAKE A GOOD SPOKES PERSON WHEN HH RULES IN 2016. IF HE HAS HAS BRAINS LET HIM MARK MY TIMELY WORDS. ZAMBIA NEEDS A YOUNG PRESIDENT WITH BRAINS….FULL STOP.

    mwamba - May 19, 2013
    08:44

  2. ‘ Mr. Chipimo says government should have avoided the removing of all subsidies in one go but could have instead staggered the reductions over a period of 6 months so that the impact is minimized.’
    So this one supports the removal of subsidies, in a country where 90% live on less than a dollar per month? This guy sits on the fence all the time.

    Boondocks - May 19, 2013
    08:43

  3. If we vote HH for President, is he going to be a president for SOUTHERN PROVINCE ONLY or for ZAMBIA ? Get this question answered before I decide whether to give my vote to HH or NOT !!!

    Kalikeka - May 19, 2013
    06:27

    • You are very stupid.

      Boondocks - May 19, 2013
      08:35

      • He is very stupid indeed!

        Bamfumu - May 19, 2013
        08:58

    • STUPID QUESTION BANE WERE OUR PAST PRESIDENTS ONLY FOR THE PROVINCES THEY ORIGINATED. ITS ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. ONLY A FOOL CAN ASK SUCH A FOOLISH QUESTION. AM A BEMBA AND I HAVE TAUGHT IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE FOR 4 AND HALF YEARS NOW. ALL I HAVE LEARN’T FROM TONGAS IS HARD WORK. I THINH HH MEANS WELL WHEN HE SAYS CAN CHANGE ZAMBIA. IT’S ALL ABOUT HARD WORK PLUS BRAINS….REALITY PAYS.

      mwamba - May 19, 2013
      08:36

  4. which schools is chikambwili is talking about cos muteteka complain about a school which is not open up now u are just cheating you know yourself that u cheated zambians especially u chikambwili together with your ukwa and mind u there is by election in your constituency on a councillor and mmd is going to beat you so that you reverse you decision on subsidy

    wonder - May 18, 2013
    21:47

  5. A tribalist is a person hu plac his trib above al other trbes and think only a tribalmate can be a leada of a nation like zambia.such a mindset is backward,leading a nation is nt like leading a chiefdom wher u just interesd in preserving cultural traits bt is about hving ideas of hw u can reduce povaty in,unemployment,malnutrition,imprve sanitation,literace etc.it doesnt mata whether a lozi,bemba,kaonde,lunda, ngoni or a tonga become president bt their ideas.we hv had ngoni, bemba and lenje presidents,i challenge any one 2 tel me if there is no unemployd pipo among these tribes,tel me if ther is no povaty among these tribes.zambians let hv a right thinking and avoid this tribal thing bt use our cultural diversity 2 develop our country.if u r contispatd with tribalism and owz drg isues in those lines then u r a fool

    Chalicool - May 18, 2013
    21:29

  6. Some Bemba’s think they can speak on behalf of all Bemba’s, we r not looking at tribe anymo ine palwandi as a Bemba I will vote for HH. Pipo shud not b mistaken any tribe can rule this country. Go HH even the mood in luapula is different twanaka nabo ba fi puba ba PF.

    Pwele - May 18, 2013
    20:30

  7. Flip Flop, Flip Flop, Flip Flop, monkey in a mango tree. What were you doing in Brazil with Ukwa?

    Musi-o-Tunya - May 18, 2013
    20:17

    • No need for name calling no wounder African is still poor despite have rich resources. We need to discuss issues not pipo, you van not judge Chipimo by one trip to Rio……HH worked with SATA during their failed pack…..r u going to judge him by that?

      mbala mafia - May 19, 2013
      08:43

  8. Mwana talk not on the dead man . U ar sily why cnt u jst talk of the shit sata is dowing

    Monze - May 18, 2013
    19:42

  9. Always the last to see sense in whatever people say, uyu mwana azavuta ndithu!

    mwanawina - May 18, 2013
    18:34

  10. Zambian Watchdog there is too much censorship.
    Don’t censor me please.

    wycliffe - May 18, 2013
    18:26

    • because you like the ASS

      Chileshe Chepela ku luwingu - May 18, 2013
      19:27

      • But Gay rights are recognized by the UN. Secretary
        General Ban Ki-Moon said this to Parliament when he
        visited Zambia. Everyone is entitled to equal treatment
        regardless of sexual orientation. Even you Chileshe
        Chipela ku luwingu. Are you asexual like amoeba or bacteria?

        wycliffe - May 18, 2013
        20:00

        • Q: How do you get four gays on a bar stool?
          A: Turn it upside-down.

          muyoomo - May 19, 2013
          08:29

    • Four homosexuals are sitting in a hot tub. They notice some sperm rising to the surface. One of them says, “Ok, who farted?”

      muyoomo - May 19, 2013
      07:04

      • Your ass must be jealous of your mouth given
        the amount of SHIT that comes out of it muyoomo

        wycliffe - May 19, 2013
        07:48

      • Hahhahahahahah very funny… Liked the fartn in truck as well

        Rear-smacks - May 19, 2013
        08:11

        • What else would you like “rear smacks”

          wycliffe - May 19, 2013
          08:19

  11. Thank God Elias is realising that his uncle is worsening.I’m watching ZNBC news,Kambwili is saying monies from subsidies removal will be directed to building schools.while building schools is important,the qtn remains-Why money frm subsidies and not from the allocation of by-elections?has PF jst realised tht the schools don’t hav infrastructure?what people are saying is true tht this Govt went into office without plan.No wonder they were sayin”don’t kubeba”USELESS PF.CHIMBWI NO PLAN!

    chiposha - May 18, 2013
    18:24

  12. Chipimo now and Chipimo then Spot the difference.
    Interesting

    AND ABUSE WHILE OUR GOVERNMENT – THROUGH ITS SILENCE – FLIRTS DANGEROUSLY WITH THE IDEA OF ACCEPTING HOMOSEXUALITY AS BEHAVIOUR WE SHOULD ACTIVELY PROMOTE IN OUR SOCIETY.
    HOMOSEXUALITY
    IT IS TO THIS ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY THAT WE NOW TURN. AN ISSUE WHICH, IF NOT HANDLED CAREFULLY, COULD RESULT IN DEEP DIVISIONS WITHIN OUR COUNTRY THAT WOULD MAKE A MOCKERY OF THE SENSE OF UNITY WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUILDING UPON FOLLOWING THE VICTORY OF OUR NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM IN LIBREVILLE LAST MONTH.
    IN ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE, WE MUST MAKE THE CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PREVENTING VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THOSE THAT PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY AND ACTIVELY PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY AS ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR WITHIN A GIVEN SOCIETY. WE SHOULD HATETHE SIN AND NOT THE SINNER AND WE SHOULD NEVER ACCEPT THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS SOMETHING WE CAN COMFORTABLY LIVE WITH. WHILE THE LAW ALLOWS NO ONE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND COMMIT VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THOSE THAT SEEK TO EXHIBIT HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, IT MUST BE STRESSED THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS NEITHER ACCEPTED NOR CONDONED IN THE BROAD ARRAY OF OUR SOCIETY. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THE INSISTENCE OF FOREIGN NATIONS ON MAKING AID CONDITIONAL UPON THE ACTIVE PROMOTION OF GAY RIGHTS IS NOTHING OTHER THAN A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

    wycliffe - May 18, 2013
    18:06

    • Shut up you dirty mind ! sewer line prophet

      sewer line prophet - May 18, 2013
      19:30

      • I’m only quoting Mr. Chipimo

        wycliffe - May 18, 2013
        20:59

        • Q: How do you get four gays on a bar stool?
          A: Turn it upside-down.

          muyoomo - May 19, 2013
          08:28

  13. Chipimo now and Chipimo then Spot the difference.

    AND ABUSE WHILE OUR GOVERNMENT – THROUGH ITS SILENCE – FLIRTS DANGEROUSLY WITH THE IDEA OF ACCEPTING HOMOSEXUALITY AS BEHAVIOUR WE SHOULD ACTIVELY PROMOTE IN OUR SOCIETY.
    HOMOSEXUALITY
    IT IS TO THIS ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY THAT WE NOW TURN. AN ISSUE WHICH, IF NOT HANDLED CAREFULLY, COULD RESULT IN DEEP DIVISIONS WITHIN OUR COUNTRY THAT WOULD MAKE A MOCKERY OF THE SENSE OF UNITY WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUILDING UPON FOLLOWING THE VICTORY OF OUR NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM IN LIBREVILLE LAST MONTH.
    IN ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE, WE MUST MAKE THE CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PREVENTING VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THOSE THAT PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY AND ACTIVELY PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY AS ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR WITHIN A GIVEN SOCIETY. WE SHOULD HATETHE SIN AND NOT THE SINNER AND WE SHOULD NEVER ACCEPT THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS SOMETHING WE CAN COMFORTABLY LIVE WITH. WHILE THE LAW ALLOWS NO ONE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND COMMIT VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST THOSE THAT SEEK TO EXHIBIT HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, IT MUST BE STRESSED THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS NEITHER ACCEPTED NOR CONDONED IN THE BROAD ARRAY OF OUR SOCIETY. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THE INSISTENCE OF FOREIGN NATIONS ON MAKING AID CONDITIONAL UPON THE ACTIVE PROMOTION OF GAY RIGHTS IS NOTHING OTHER THAN A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

    wycliffe - May 18, 2013
    18:01

  14. forgive chipimo , he was born on a silver spoon.

    kalubale - May 18, 2013
    18:00

  15. President Chipimo. What a joke!!!!!!!! Looks like a photocopy. Ohhh that’s why he is called junior. HH is real and authentic. PF kuya bebele

    Sosa bomfwe - May 18, 2013
    17:23

    • But hh needs the same junior to get a bemba vote. It is a fact that you can not become a president in zambia minus a bemba vote. They are more in Cb and Luapula.

      Editor - May 18, 2013
      19:25

  16. Foolish muppet reasoning like the Kaponya you are! Are you God? Who 12 years ago gave Clown Bufi a chance? Clown Bufi is now President, illiterate and corrupt as he is. Who cares what that waffling muppet says. We are not in hell and we shall kick these muppets out. We managed to kick KK and that wimp Bufi can’t be difficult to remove. Bufi failed to bully us into giving the late midget a third term and he will not bully us into think he’s “God”. Some of you think Bufi is immortal. He will be gone before you know it! Get real, muppet!

    Czar - May 18, 2013
    16:55

  17. Foolish muppet reasoning like the Kaponya you are! Are you God? Who 12 years ago gave Clown Bufi a chance? Clown Bufi is now President, illiterate and corrupt as he is. Who cares what that waffling muppet says. We are not in hell and we shall kick these muppets out. We managed to kick KK and that wimp Bufi can’t be difficult to remove. Bufi failed to bully us into giving the late midget a third term and he will not bully us into think he’s “God”. Some of you think Bufi is immortal. He will be gone before you know it!

    Czar - May 18, 2013
    16:54

  18. I have a question for those that think HH can win a general election? From were can he gain votes ?????? His Mps are busy defecting and he is yet to win a bye election in any other area apart frm western province. Let him gain ground in other provinces. 2016 yena bufi bane PF will sweep 10-0. I feel for upnd supprters u will choke til death. Mazoka failed to make state house. Hh surely can’t. No way in hell like kabimba says !

    Uncle Zambia - May 18, 2013
    15:54

    • ULICHIPUBA wait untill yourself die of hunger and we will throw you like a dog muchimu folo !

      hh hasent said a thing yet

      zunda - May 18, 2013
      16:43

    • Foolish muppet reasoning like the Kaponya you are! Are you God? Who gave 12 years ago gave Clown Bufi a chance? Clown Bufi is now President, illiterate and corrupt as he is. Who cares what that waffling muppet says. We are not in hell and we shall kick these muppets out. We managed to kick KK and that wimp Bufi can’t be difficult to remove. Bufi failed to bully us into given the late midget a third term and he will not bully us into think he’s “God”.

      Czar - May 18, 2013
      16:51

  19. I agree Narep should not indulge in politics of tribalism….That should be left for some members of UPND.They talk as if HH dishes free money to all the tongas in the land.Please politics should no longer be about tribe,they should be about finding solutions for the social economic problems that the Zambian people have.. period.No one tribe is superior to the other tribes.In 2001 I VOTED FOR MAZOKA NOT BECAUSE OF HIS TRIBE BUT HE APPEARED TO ME AS A COMPETENT POLITICIAN TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS.He never used his tribe as a political walking stick.UPND!!!UPND!!Where have you got this tribal undertone that we never saw in your founding father.!!!!

    BANTU JUSTICE - May 18, 2013
    15:44

    • You are obviously a victim of Fred Mmembe’s machinations. Fred creates a perception using his Post Newspaper, then feeds that perception to gullible readers like you and Lo! You believe whatever he writes. Sad.

      Centre Back Of Democracy - May 18, 2013
      17:45

      • I dont think you have answered his question

        James - May 18, 2013
        19:31

        • @ Bantu Justice has clearly understood my explanation. But for the benefit of you, @ James, Fred Mmembe has constistently portrayed HH and his UPND as tribalists without stopping to think about the following:

          1. How come UPND has MPs in North Western and Western Provinces, areas of Zambia which are not Tonga speaking? Non Tonga speaking people voted for these UPND Mps.

          2. At a recent by-election in Mpongwe, Copperbelt Province, non Tonga speaking people voted for the UPND candidate who was robbed of victory by PF rigging antics.

          But Fred Mmembe chooses to portray UPND as a party which only exists in Southern Province, obviously to decieve the gullible readers of his now less popular newspaper.

          Centre Back Of Democracy - May 18, 2013
          21:39

        • @ James it’s you who has mis-understood the answer. The tribal tag that UPND carries was percepted by Fred Mmembe and fed to gullible Zambians.

          Centre Back Of Democracy - May 19, 2013
          07:50

          • Its quite obvious that James is a useful idiot. Dont lose your sleep over him.

            do do - May 19, 2013
            08:38

  20. Don’t Kubeba. Zambians have a short memory, just in 2011 September a habitual and tired politician promised heaven in Zambia and we quickly believed. The English saying ” If it looks or sounds too good it is probably too good to be true” We are a young Nation (Majority are young) so conmen usually know what to say to Conn you and this is exactly what has happened with Zambia. I for one do not believe that these guys will use the subsidy savings for anything tangible. They just ave the right words and no action which is typical of conmen. The biggest challenge for Patriotic failures (PF)is that they will perpetually lie to stay in power because when you lie you must lie again to cover the first lie and the second lie must also be covered by the third lie and this is the reality in the PF Kraal.

    Kelvin Mweemba - May 18, 2013
    15:16

  21. CHIPIMO ARE YOU SAYING THE PROBLEM IS REMOVINNG SUBSIDIES AT ONCE ? MEANING YOURSELF U WILL BE DOING IT BEAT BY BEATT LET ME TELL YOU YOUR FRIEND SATA IS IMPOSING SOME SUNCTION ON ZAMBIANS THINKING THAT HE IS PUNISHING RICH PEOPLE LOOK NOW FUEL INCREASE K1.7 BUS FARE NAKONDE TO LSK FROM K15O.00 TO K200.00 DIFFERENCE K50.OO, SUBSIDIE ITS NOT THE ONLY INDUSTRY FOR ZAMBIA OR SOURCE OF MONEY THE OLD MAN PREACHED ABOUT CORRUPTION FAILED NOW SUBSIDIES HE REMOVED THE EARNING FOR POOR ZAMBIANS CLAIMING INFRASTRACTURE IS THAT DEMON LIVING COMPARED TO LIVES OF ZAMBIANS OOOOOOOOOH YOU ARE REAL MAN OF ACTION ZAMBIAN WERE CRING FOR JUST A MONTH OF SUNCTIONS ON MEALS AND FUEL FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE YOUR ACTIONS OOOH NATIONAL BOUNAS GONE WHAT IS THIS MAN UP TO OOH DON’T TELL ANYONE HE IS LOOKING FOR EXIST DOOR

    Amuna Ngawo Ngawo - May 18, 2013
    14:43

  22. Chipimo can not make a good president because he is indicisive. He wined and dined with ukwa in Brasilia. He back stabbed fellow opposition leaders. He only woke up and stopped parroting pf policies after cops on the copperbelt mistakenly harangued and nearly locked him up.

    The guy is nothing but a turn coat and can not be trusted. Him and ukwa are mirror images of each other except for their ages.

    Even in this issue of removal of subsidies, he has failed to clearly state his position implicitly supporting the move by pf. If he were representing the poor majority of zambians, he should have been categorical in condemning govt. But we know on whose side he is on. Ka traitor ka bufi.

    b42016 kuyabebele - May 18, 2013
    14:39

  23. Chipimo is just a small boy pushing his luck he has offered no solution.

    ikafa - May 18, 2013
    14:30

    • But we had the so called big boys in the 2011 elections who are clearly struggling to lead the country now. The number of ministers & deputies is the highest in the world. Some ministries have up to 4 deputy ministers literally doing nothing and nothing at all. And what makes it worse is that you have a president who can not be advised.

      james kanganingani - May 18, 2013
      14:41

    • Leave Chipimo alone. He has articulated the issues and doesn’t border on personalities. calling him names can only come from an empty tin

      Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
      15:47

  24. Dear PF,How come there was no mention during campaigns that once in power subsideis would be removed. And do these useless by elections cheer you. Guys,let be serious. Your tenure in government will depend on your conduct period. If you follow Winter Kabimba who literally argues with any any advise put across,its at your peril.

    james kanganingani - May 18, 2013
    14:16

    • Have you forgotten the slogan “Donchi Kubeba”? don’t tell them. This slogan is a blank check given to SATA himself he may rule the country as he wishes even if it means killing half of the electorate who voted for him. Those who were in MMD during the time he was minster without portifolio will tell you. Ask Nawakwi of FDD party, ask Miyanda of Heritage party…

      Kelvin Mweemba - May 18, 2013
      15:01

  25. In Tonga, Chipimo means under 5. Iwe Chipimo, ask Sata what feasbility studies he has done wher he is taking money from subsidies and we shall listen all else ALL THAT MONEY IZ GOING 2 MORE BY-ELECTIONS and SQUANDERSOME BY SATA AND HIS MPs including the CHIRWAS. Which infrustructure and what cost 4 each, without this infor. We shall continue protesting at unza

    Miserable - May 18, 2013
    14:13

    • No prizes for guessing which party you belong to since you are translating chipimo’s name in Tonga. Attacking Chipimo will never win you any ground. The enemy is the PF and its poor policies. UPND cadres need to shake off their PF mentality. I guess it comes from associating with misfits like William Banda

      Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
      16:03

      • U THINK LIKE YR CHIPIPO. U CNT REMOVE SUBSIDIES WITHIN THE PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS WE CHINANGWA WE. SOME PEASANT FARMERS DIDNT DO WELL THIS YEAR, WHERE DO U EXPECT THEM TO FIND MONEY TO BUY FERTILISER. YOU SAW HOW TH CROP FAILED IN SOME AREAS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH REMOVING SUBSIDY BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE SYSTEMATICALLY AND OVER A PERIOD NOT LESS THAN TWO YEARS SO THAT FARMERS WITHIN THAT PERIOD ARE EMPOWERED AND ARE ABLE TO GET FERTILISER WITHOUT GOVERNMENT’S ASSISTANCE. DO U KNW THE IMPLICATION OF THE REMOVAL OF FERLISER SUBSIDY? WHO DO U THINKS FEEDS U? U ARE PROBABLY WORKING AND CAN AFFORD AN EXPENSIVE BAG OF MEALIE MEAL BUT HOW ABT THE YOUR SISTERS AND BROTHHERS STRUGLING IN THE SHANTY COUMPOUNDS? U THINK ITS ABOUT CHIPIMO OR UPND? THINK BEYOND POLITICAL LINES SWINEEEEEEEEEE………

        african queen - May 18, 2013
        18:03

  26. Narep is the future govt after 2025 but UPND is govt in 2016 and beyond. Watch the space!!!

    The underlining message from HH is that the PF government is a failed project. Every good leader leads for the good of his or her people that he or she leads.

    LELONILELO - May 18, 2013
    14:12

  27. the problem i have with chipimo is that the guy is never direct with what he says.as the case above,i dont know whether the guy is against the removal of subsidies or the manner the subsidies were removed.the same was the case with rb’s imunity,i couldnt tel whether
    he was against the removal or the manner the imunity was removed.this guy could be a sheep in goat’s skin.

    • I agree with you entirely. Chipimo is unpredictable. Today he is consorting with the undemocratic and human rights abusers, PF, next he seems to condemn them. Which is which? Todate Chipimo or his NAREP executive have not explained what the tax payers have benefited from Chipimo’s extravagant trip to Brazil. At least Nawakwi landed a job from Sata which effectively shut her up.

      Centre Back Of Democracy - May 18, 2013
      14:36

      • Opposition does not mean that you oppose Everything the govt does. Chipimo some times agrees with the govt if they are doing some thing that benefits ordinary pipo……and you can not judge Chipimo purely on the Rio trip there is more to politics that Rio.

        mbala mafia - May 19, 2013
        08:29

    • He wants it both ways- mr do ggooder does no wrong!!
      Ones position on issues must be clear, always . vacillator?? or oppotunist?? Even HH has done same on RB . It makes them untrustworthy

      kim - May 18, 2013
      15:07

    • He supports subsidies on one condition: gradual implementation.

      Inxosana - May 18, 2013
      16:12

  28. POTATO CUT PROTEST!!!! UKWA IS AFFRAID OF POTATO CUT WE WILL MAKE HIM SUBMITT TO OUR DEMANDS

    LETS GO POTATO! VIVA POTATO

    Ndobo - May 18, 2013
    13:53

  29. It should be told as it is. Kaunda a Northerner found Zambia along side the likes of Malaysia and Indonesia in 1964. He bankrolled the freedom struggle of Mozambique, Angola,Namibia, Zimbabwe, Bostwana and SA. All this along with years of bombings of infrastructure by racist regimes on Zambia without compelling the freedom fighters from these countries to sign some kind of an MOU to somehow pay back through preferential trades of some sort when they get independent. These countries are far ahead of Zambia in all areas right now. He then forcibly fed us with his bizarre philosophy of Humanism whilst nationalizing all companies killing all private enterprise and initiative in the process. He went further by declaring a one Party state that completely drowned all checks and balances with the dreaded state of emergency fully fledged. Enter Chiluba in 1991 a Luapulan who had huge national and international good will until he started speaking with a bizarre accent with his lips twisted on one side and wearing equally bizarre multi colored high heeled shoes and tailor made suits with silk ties. A sure signal of big time robbery in progress. To continue with the plunder of national coffers, he attempted a go for the third term aided by one Micheal Chilufya Sata. The people rejected the idea out rightly until he stepped aside and in came the first non northerner leader and boom! The economy shot up within 7 years of his leadership. He was allergic to corruption and things began to look real bright. But alas! It was not to be, the man the world called Mr. Integrity died. RB had his own challenges but the economy never took a real battering and things still looked good for us. Internationally we still commanded great respect. In came another Northerner riding on deceit, lies and ignorance of youthful voters, in the infamous “90 day don’t kubeba” philosophy. I need not go far,its written all over. I don’t trust northerners, mchingans and luapulans. Chipimo doesn’t have my support. Let’s try other people.

    MORDECAI - May 18, 2013
    13:48

    • U bulezi ndate.

      Munembo - May 18, 2013
      17:22

  30. Point taken chipimo. This is the opposition we need which can give us the pf construtive critism not ka HH. I will fuck ka mutinta for HH in da mouth.

    peteje - May 18, 2013
    13:42

    • Peteje,Peteje,peteje,how many times did i call you.Mukongo wanyoko you read this!

      Mujoza - May 18, 2013
      14:33

    • Ocana caMubwa!

      Law student - May 18, 2013
      14:59

    • peleje we know that you are impotent,

      bufi - May 18, 2013
      15:09

  31. Save money from subsidies to finance by-elections for the benefit of the ruling class and those wishing to join – traitor MPs.

    Honesty is a virtue - do not insult - May 18, 2013
    13:37

  32. ALL OPPOSITION IN ZAMBIA ARE NONSENSE…

    kanitundira - May 18, 2013
    13:33

  33. NAREP is the future for Zambia.Keep it up.

    Posapo - May 18, 2013
    13:30

    • Yes Yes…..NAREP, NAREP, NAREP…..the future they do issue based politics not politics of Judy and punch not substance HH and UPND

      mbala mafia - May 19, 2013
      08:35

  34. Big underfive clinic should just keep quiet. He is always late in commenting on National issues. Very slow. After 10 day of an incident thats when he yaps. Which world do you live in CHIPIMO? wake up!

    karataker - May 18, 2013
    13:23

    • Chipimo believes in making quality comments and not just noise. Being quick to comment does not mean you offer quality. NAREP represents quality and not just mere politicking for the sake of making a name

      Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
      15:49

      • Zero, you tribalist.

        Munembo - May 18, 2013
        17:24

      • When is he going to explain what he was doing in Brazil. As a tax payer, I have been waiting to see the benefits of his extravagant trip to Brazil.

        Centre Back Of Democracy - May 19, 2013
        07:58

  35. Too little too late.

    Kunda - May 18, 2013
    13:23

  36. This goverment will be the easiest to topple.

    Msengezi Mtapila - May 18, 2013
    13:23

  37. Not a bemba again with long hands like a monkey

    who is to blame - May 18, 2013
    13:11

  38. Kapimo u are just waisting yo time. We don’t want a bemba now,

    who is to blame - May 18, 2013
    13:08

    • This is no time to talk about tribe my friend. Just win over the voters without talking about tribe. No prizes for guessing which tribe you are!

      Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
      15:51

      • We dont need a bemba,kaput.

        Munembo - May 18, 2013
        17:26

  39. All the Bembas are PF by defalt. Same crooks never be cheated..!

    NorthWestern For Life and Chiwamina Galu - May 18, 2013
    13:02

    • A stupid and tribal statement.

      wycliffe - May 18, 2013
      13:05

    • someof you are just fools, period

      kim - May 18, 2013
      15:18

    • Caution ! He is one of them pretending to be UPND and uses trible remarks but actually he is PF. I know a number of them on this site.

      wisemen - May 18, 2013
      19:49

  40. He (Chipimo) should engage the government on this
    Point. We spend 300 millon dollars a year on susdsidies.
    I am confident that this money can be better used.
    The key is to improve maize storage which is terrible
    in Zambia. The price rise can be managed. Since salaries
    have also gone up since the increase minimum wage.

    wycliffe - May 18, 2013
    13:02

    • rubish

      Real Patriot - May 18, 2013
      13:43

    • Just accept that Sata has failed to run this country.Mwanawasa and RB maintained these subsidies but at the same time Infrastructure devlopment was going on.

      Dont trust Sata please that the benefits of Subsidy removal will be felt later.HE is liar.

      silu - May 18, 2013
      14:08

    • Stop talking about minimum wage because in some areas it is not there.

      Nawa Nawa - May 18, 2013
      16:49

    • You are the people stealing the same money. What are talking you bemba thief?

      Munembo - May 18, 2013
      17:28

  41. Dictators work on negative psychology. More people complain, more kick they get and more harsh they become. Leave them to hang themselves. No piece of advice will work. Time only decides when and how change will come.

    As for oil procurement, it stinks to the core. It is a racket that every government gets involved in. Allow oil marketing companies to import and price it based on their market driven pricing, and most of the problems of oil scandals will be gone. Crude is overpriced- kickbacks range from 5% to 10% depending upon how many hands are involved in signing of the deal.

    Finance Bank provides loan (hefty 12% interest rate on dollar amounts) and makes money from conversion of Kwacha into dollars (hefty 4% difference in exchange rate, inflated insurance ( split between Supplier to Dar-e-Salaam and Dar-e-Salaam to Ndola- in total 1%)

    Who and how they will allow such big margins to go away?

    Politicians, middlemen, bureaucrats, banks and insurance companies would not allow direct imports by marketing companies as they will all lose out.

    If Mr. Sata is allergic to corruption, open up the market, let Indeni and Tazama compete with private sector and consumers have choice.

    Diesel will be half the price in Northern and Luapula provinces (finished product from Tanzania) and so will it be in Southern Province (finished product from South Africa), 40% cheaper in Eastern province (finished product via Mozambique) and eventually enterprising
    transporters and traders will bring in cheap product from Angola into Western and North Western Province.

    These are figures and facts from a study done by an international bank and reviewed by the Ministry of Energy Officials during late Mwanawasa’s time. Mr. Mumba, then PS at Ministry of Energy,killed the recommendation of opening up the market at the behest of Maureen Mwanawasa, who was instrumental in getting him the job.

    wopala - May 18, 2013
    13:00

    • Tell us more.

      summer - May 18, 2013
      17:15

  42. acedwanso nafuti…nkala cabe
    iwe utupanga congo.

    kapompelo - May 18, 2013
    12:55

  43. What does Chipimo has to say with regards to the tax payers’ money he enjoyed in Brazil? A good justification would help, considering he was told of the big likelihood that PF would not take steps in addressing energy issues as their do not have direction on the energy issue. Energy drives the economy of countries and PF is not ready to address this subject matter not any time soon; anyway learned Kambwili told the nation that energy prices only affect the elite who drive expensive cars like him.

    Zed@crossroad - May 18, 2013
    12:53

    • We also need answers from those that were in a pact with Sata. They helped sell Sata to areas where the PF was not popular. Zambia also needs an apology from those who shared the platform for months with Paya farmer.

      Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
      15:54

  44. this guy z confused,the other day he supported,today he condemns it.

    chanda - May 18, 2013
    12:50

  45. I will never trust any bemba in my lyf,even my bemba distant friends know this…reason being these chaps P.F. by default which translates them into being liars, theives, name them…

    Edwin-the LITUNGA - May 18, 2013
    12:45

    • We’re tired of the same people who have messed up the country’s resources since independence. We need a different people now. Threse guys have consistently gfailed to rule and only excel at plunder of national coffers. They are just reckless all of them.

      Bembas Only Economic Empowerment (BOEE) of GRZ - May 18, 2013
      12:55

    • You Idiot Who asked you trust Bemba? Continue your useless behavior. As also nomba ni tribalism after Sata ni Chipimo

      Kiki - May 18, 2013
      14:34

      • Far from it. You will vote for them as bembas not other tribes.

        Munembo - May 18, 2013
        17:32

  46. Chipimo good luck as you run this race. You could be Zambia’s hope. I am supporting you and I know a lot more people who are as well.

    Star - May 18, 2013
    12:44

    • this guy is not constant if you can remember well this man supported the move at first,so which hope are you dreaming about.

      zero in - May 18, 2013
      12:47

      • At least he wasn’t in a pact with PF

        Lusaka Fire - May 18, 2013
        15:56

    • Let me guess you are Bemba you foreskin. What is up with you people always thinking you are the only ones who can run this country? You fools have put us through enough shit, blood bobin.

      Jack - May 18, 2013
      15:03

      • With your bitter thots, you cant win anything. You will surely die trying my friend , like 50 cents said. Only simple minds see tribe everywhere. Some tribes just dont like taking risks, which apparently Bembas dont seem to fear. Who stopped other tribes from contesting and convincing people to vote for them?? should chaps like sakwiba also complain?? HH made a mistake like nawakwi – where an opposition leader going into an election starts siding with a government people want to remove. Do things properly and you can command national respect and votes. Choose who to team up with properly or betta just go it alone

        kim - May 18, 2013
        15:16

      • As long as there as chaps that think like you, Bembas should and will rule!! like it or not

        kim - May 18, 2013
        15:21

        • So you a chibemba?A thief.

          Munembo - May 18, 2013
          17:34

  47. Why should “Kapimo” just regret when he should heavily condemn. Always treading “carefully” my butt.

    Tiger - May 18, 2013
    12:36

  48. Ka Chipimo ka mahafu. ZWD Picture of the new NAREP HQ kabili.

    Mpangula Mputyu - May 18, 2013
    12:34

  49. THIS CHAP IS SLOWLY LOSING THE CONFIDENCE OF MOST OF HIS SUPPORTERS AND POTENTIAL SUPPORTERS DUE TO HIS CARELESS PUBLIC UTTERANCES!! I’M ONE OF THOSE WHO THOUGHT ONE DAY HE COULD BE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA!! BUT LO AND BEHOLD!!! A CAREFUL LOOK AT HIS COMMENTS ON SOME NATIONAL ISSUES WILL PROVE OTHERWISE. SHAME!!

    IS HE THE LATEST VICTIM OF THE DISEASE WHICH AFFECTS THE OPPOSITION IN ZAMBIA?? A DISEASE CALLED VERBAL DIARRHEA??!!!WHY? WHY? WHY CHIPIMO? WHY A VIBRANT AND YOUTHFUL MAN LIKE YOU?!!!

    COPPERBELTAN - May 18, 2013
    12:33

  50. late comer

    mpombo - May 18, 2013
    12:24