Sata’s company takes over all Govt advertising contracts

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Sata cheating his way to State houseAll advertising contracts for government and key parastatals in the mainstream media will now be handled by President Michael Sata’s company, City Advertising Zambia Limited.

The greeady and corrupt move by dictator Michael Sata means that a lot of youths and other small businesses and even established advertising companies will lose businesses.

State House sources have told the Watchdog that Sata’s company, City Advertisers domiciled at Farmers House on Cairo Road, which initiated, and still runs Sangwapo Adverts in the Patriotic Front controlled and run newspaper, The Post, is now the official advertising agent for all government activities.

Sources have disclosed that key institutions such as the Road Development Agency (RDA) have been ordered to channel all their print and electronic advertisements and payments to City Advertisers.

RDA was recently transferred to State House under the president’s office and regularly runs full-page newspaper adverts worthy billions of kwachas.

Advertisements for the government and its parastatal wings runs in billions of kwacha.

The media industry in Zambia employs hundreds of sales executives, mainly youths who obtain advertisements from both private and public institutions for a living.

The move to corruptly award Sata’s firm as the sole advertising agent for government has effectively sent these sales executives in the streets.

Some of the advertising agents complained that it was now hard for them to attract advertising contracts where they earn a commission because most of their clients in government and parastatals channel adverts through City Advertisers, Sata’s company.

Less than six months in office, president Michael Sata increased his personal salary by more than 100 per cent. He is already building his retirement hoouse.

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105 Responses to Sata’s company takes over all Govt advertising contracts

  1. Bafikala baya sana

    Captain John - December 24, 2012
    10:58

  2. we wait and see until 2016.

    joe - December 24, 2012
    10:53

  3. @Chisenga: DON’T BE NAIVE!
    THE REASON HE DOES NOT HOLD PRESS CONFERENCES IS BECAUSE LIKE THE DICTATOR HE IS, HE FEELS HE IS NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE APART FROM HIMSELF. JUST AS PF BELONGS TO HIM, ZAMBIA NOW BELONGS TO HIM.
    A DISCIPLINED EDUCATED MIND DOES NOT GET EXCITED BUT LISTENS TO CRITICISM AND IS ANALYTICAL AND ALLOWS FOR DIFFERENCES OF PERSPECTIVES TO ISSUES.
    THIS IS NOT FOR PEOPLE LIKE KK AND SATA

    .. - December 24, 2012
    10:39

  4. the dictator must renovate chibokaila b4 its too late. i see him spending the reminder of his life in prison.

    mazoka massacre - December 24, 2012
    10:28

  5. Indeed it is a good story but mere gossip or grape vine. At times before we blow the horn let us understand the reason for the decision. Do not start pouring scourn over a tissue instead let us discuss issues. Yes City advertisers may be for ba kateka but find out the process used to award the jobs to it. Look at the positive side of PF. The best is yet to come. Mark,my words the best is yet to come.

    Ba Kapufi - December 24, 2012
    09:48

    • Stupid

      Yebo - December 24, 2012
      10:23

    • The process is that sata, that old serpent wants to put more money is his bottoless pocket. There id nothing else to understand ulness u are from the same monkey tribe with yo idiot kateka

      mwima - December 24, 2012
      10:27

    • If it doing more harn to the opposition and not your pamafi part, then be happy. Stop complaining. Let it haem the opposition more

      mwima - December 24, 2012
      10:29

    • Are you morally blind?

      hangambwa - December 24, 2012
      11:19

  6. I now call for the Ordaining of Prophet Chanda Chimba III. How did he know that these things would happen?

    We are all in this together! - December 24, 2012
    09:35

  7. Bushe amatolizo yalya ichifyashi chaleila ku Indya yalipola? Teti chibipe ngachataila ichimukalamba! By the time 2016 comes, he will be a billionaire even in rebased terms pantu he will Hoover all the khobili in govt.

    Ku Masangalatoni--Lekeni HH ateke - December 24, 2012
    09:24

    • Ulemu pliz…why not just mention your Dad’s broke ass balls mwe unachoka,instead of demeaning the president in this way? Mapolo yaba tate bako kufota naiwe chikala.

      Infamy'99 - December 24, 2012
      09:49

      • You are right my brother

        Deus - December 24, 2012
        09:52

      • Naiwe Panyo pa bamai bako po mbuwa.Tate waking
        Mavuzi monga dread ya bob marley

        john kabatisha - December 24, 2012
        11:43

    • LOL, Ukwa is a castrated bull with a weak heart. No wonder Jr Dr has been piping chi Kaseba on his behalf. I hope Ukwa drops dead in 2013, Lord hear us.

      Ine Ndiwansele - December 24, 2012
      12:32

  8. No my brother (sister )it’s a fact that some executives paid ad much as 30million to Rupiah’s children to see the President! But Rupiah’s strength was prudent national economic management,if Sata serves a full term hyper inflation will come, he is so corrupt that he makes Rupiah look like a saint.

    Truth Seeker - December 24, 2012
    09:22

    • I like your point. Its very true that) was not a saint but PF makes him look like one.

      The Advisor - December 24, 2012
      11:13

  9. ONLY THE IGNORANT WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING THIS MONSTER

    .. - December 24, 2012
    09:18

  10. The don’t kubeba u wanted at work

    Bana T. - December 24, 2012
    09:10

  11. NDELOLESHA FYE!!

    Black jesus - December 24, 2012
    09:09

  12. “THE CHILDREN WE FEED BROUGHT US THIS IDIOT”personally i don’t blame him i blame u!yes u the voter 4 wasting yo vote!next time analyse before casting yo vote!

    Wise man - December 24, 2012
    09:08

  13. Most bloggers on this site say that the Post misled them to think RB ‘s gvnt was corrupt. But one wonders if all stories by ZWD are gospel truth, people let’s critically analyse whatever comes written. People seem to have harboured so much anger, pain and hate on unsubstantiated stories. I see WD to be worser than the Post,some how I come to agree with Shikapwasha when he said the media can cause war like what happened in Rwanda. For your information to me both the Post and ZWD have special inclination in their reporting trying to foster their hidden objectives. LT is better than all and responsible.

    observer - December 24, 2012
    09:07

    • Well said.For me,I believe the Post makes unintentional errors whilst ZD writes lies(or a mixture of lies and truths) intentionally.As for RB,time will tell.

      Kalu - December 25, 2012
      12:01

  14. “I am addicted to corruption,” but the Zambian media misquoted me saying, “I am allergic to corruption.”!!!

    Ulemu ni Wabwino - December 24, 2012
    09:02

  15. A marksman waits waits for his target to reach the clear shot spot. he does not pursue the target !

    Renegade - December 24, 2012
    08:58

  16. The extent of Sata’s corruption beats that of RB and FTJ combined in their first year in office. And RB and FTJ were really corrupt characters. Give Sata another 4 years he’ll run this country broke

    North Westerner - December 24, 2012
    08:52

  17. This our complacency as Zambians is what makes these dictators go all the way. Why should we wait till 2016?

    We waited for 2011 to vote RB out and where are we now? Should people continue dying because of poor health infrastructure, lack of medicnes, poor staffing and we wait for 2016! Our education system is not anything to talk about; millions of youths are jobless, roaming th streets hopelessly, should we wait until 2016 when they are past their productive age? You cant talk about the poverty levels, poor water and sanitation, our roads, corruption, crime, and we should wait for 2016?

    The majority of us who can blog here are probably mid class citizens who can afford a meal, some air time to ve internet access, some mode of transport to see you to and fro.

    Think about th poor women in markets wher you occassionally buy your vegetables, think about th street kids whose names ve become “carrier bag” who line up th corridors and markets to sell you a zmk 500 carrier bag, think about those sch boys n girls in th village who ve no access to any books or tv to catch up with sata’s ever changing govt, reallignments and creation of new provinces and districts. You see, th only book available there is th atlas, how do expect these poor kids to compete with those at nkwazi, simba to name but a few? Do we still ve to wait for 2016?

    They say “if you do not know where you are going, which route to take, definitely your destination is where you are”. You see, we cant ve th same mulongotis, satas, nawakwis, masebos, namulambes, decades in decades out n expect any change, any different thinking. A hyena will always be a hyena, just like a dog will always be dog whether you dress it in a suit or not.

    You th youths should stop this hero worshipping and caderism to change th system, th leadership, object to these ridiculous things if there has to be positive change. No one is going to eat peace, dress peace, drive peace. All dictators need to be kicked out. You do not owe your life to kabimba’s rhetorism or sata’s mercies. We cant let a few corrupt fellows determine our destiny and for sure we cant wait for 2016.

    TINKWINK - December 24, 2012
    08:50

  18. PRODUCE EVIDENCE AND STOP TELLING US THESE GOSSIPS YOU ARE PICKING FROM THE STREETS OF LUSAKA.

    Money Money - December 24, 2012
    08:49

    • What evidence are you looking for?

      Bull - December 24, 2012
      08:57

      • money monkey uli fontini or what?

        amon - December 24, 2012
        09:42

    • @MONEY MONEY AND BBK
      Your man is just a thief and he needs to be punished by castration; full stop!

      Hara - December 24, 2012
      10:26

  19. Why Zambians voted for Sata, i still dont understand!

    blago - December 24, 2012
    08:46

    • Thats what makes me sad, to see how we have sunk so low.

      ManU - December 24, 2012
      09:29

  20. Four years is too far you will easyly forget and vote for them again nipabwato!!!!

    ZAMBIAN SUPPORTOR - December 24, 2012
    08:36

  21. Just the way you write yo articles shows how bitter and biased yoy are,be factual and truthful.

    lukanga kapeshi - December 24, 2012
    08:28

  22. Mwanya bafikala we told you that this idiot you are excited about is a thief. Don’t complain I hope you get more of this from your fellow idiot. Perhaps, then, just perhaps you will have learnt something in your dull heads.

    Cilobe Lobe Chilimbulu XIX - December 24, 2012
    08:27

  23. criminal

    maskat - December 24, 2012
    08:26

  24. u have no evidence shut up

    nchimunya - December 24, 2012
    08:10

  25. tabloid

    kezias - December 24, 2012
    08:07

  26. Chiluba was not a farmer (street kid) = agriculture suffered for 10 years (we relied on imported maize from SA)
    Mwanawasa was a farmer = agriculture policies improved,hence bumper harvests
    RB was a farmer = Levy’s good agriculture policies continued, more bumper harvests.
    Sata not a farmer (Kaponya)= signs are showing that he will be worse than Chiluba. Food shortages have come for good, brace yourselves.

    Jacob Zuma - December 24, 2012
    07:57

  27. This is exactly how I want it all to pan out!!!! LOL!

    Industrial Giant - December 24, 2012
    07:51

  28. seleni twibeko

    Hot dog (galu yo tentha) - December 24, 2012
    07:44

    • I think you mean ‘seleni twibeko’

      Suggestor - December 24, 2012
      08:37

      • What is the difference? I do not seem to see it.

        fumbi - December 24, 2012
        09:22

      • suggestor..whats the difference?. Pliz keep yo suggestions to yourself..

        Yebo - December 24, 2012
        10:31

  29. The good part is that even who come here to defend after being sent fail to defend and end up zeeee

    Evelyn Hone reloaded - December 24, 2012
    07:43

  30. chanda chimba III prophecy pipo thot he ws politikng nw it hs cm 2 pass

    zimandola - December 24, 2012
    07:34

  31. then u still think this is a govt for the poor.shame to the kaponyas who voted and have nothing.

    johnsimankobbolyo - December 24, 2012
    07:33

  32. If its true corruption has erupted @ State House. My name is mumangeni napapaata.

    Mumangeni Napapaata - December 24, 2012
    07:31

  33. Really sad reading. Self grandeur at its best.

    Honest - December 24, 2012
    07:28

  34. TYPICAL OF TIN POT DICTATORS
    WHY DO SOME EDUCATED PEOPLE SUPPORT THIS MAN??

    .. - December 24, 2012
    07:27

    • I regret.

      PF Moron - December 24, 2012
      08:22

  35. REASON WHY HE DOES NOT HOLD PRESS CONFERENCES TO ANSWER WHY HE HAS BEEN ALLERGIC TO CORRUPTION FOR ONLY 90 DAYS

    LOGICUS - December 24, 2012
    07:25

    • MY BELOVED PRESIDENT IS NOT SO GOOD AT HANDLING PRESS CONFERENCES. THE MAN GETS EMOTIONAL BECOMES EXCITED. HE CAN SAY ANYTHING. SO FOR GOODNESS SAKE. HE PROBABLY WILL DO WELL NOT TO DARE TO GO FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE. BESIDES WHAT IS A PRESS CONFERENCE FOR? THERE ARE MANY CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATING WITH THE PRESS. HOW MANY PRESS CNFERENCES HAS NEVERS MUMBA HELD? AND WHAT HAVE THEY HELPED TO RESOLVE? HOW MANY P/ CONFERENCES HAS HH (MR IBU) HELD AND WHAT HAS THAT HELPED?
      THAT IS SATAS STYLE OF LEADERSHIP. LIKE IT OR LEAVE IT.THERE IS A LOT OF BRIGHT FUTURE WITH THIS MAN AND THIS COUNTRY WILL DEVELOP UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP. SO SPARE THE MAN THE P/CONFERENCES.

      Chisenga - December 24, 2012
      09:41

  36. I neva voted 4 this baboon so not worried about his misdeeds.chanda chiimba 3 warned u who voted 4 dis grade seven baboon.i rest my case

    D H S - December 24, 2012
    07:23

  37. Animal Farm tactics..

    KopalaSwagg - December 24, 2012
    07:21

  38. ALLERGIC TO CORRUPTION ONLY FOR 90 DAYS

    .. - December 24, 2012
    07:20

  39. SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE WITH RB?
    RB USED HIS CHILDREN
    THE GREAT DICTATOR IS MORE DIRECT
    NO SUBTLETY
    ALLERGIC ONLY FOR 90 DAYS

    .. - December 24, 2012
    07:19

    • Get a life, idiot! Are you still repeating that mantra? Haven’t you heard? NONE of RB’s children were corrupt – you were simply duped by The Post.

      Sumerian - December 24, 2012
      08:03

  40. Too bad.smart criminal.will sata ever do anything sensible sure?

    Mr Kiss - December 24, 2012
    07:04

  41. …..and this is the President who is allergic to corruption???? If the man can hijack small advertising contracts what of Oil Supply or National Roads Contracts? God has a way of revealing lies. 2016 HH Wesu

    "TRUE ZAMBIAN" - December 24, 2012
    06:58

  42. I hope its not true story, if it is, then in my own opinion its not the right direction.

    Enock Roosevelt Tonga - December 24, 2012
    06:58

  43. This is what happens when the poor vote for their fellow poor man.Vote for leaders who ‘re financially sound.Poor leaders aways want to amase wealth,they don’t know that they were elected to serve the citizenery.Anyway it’s good that the poor ‘re feeling the weight of their decision by electing ba mundala.Ndilanga buyo.

    Shaka - December 24, 2012
    06:53

  44. people let us be realistic,Mr Sata we know is an intelligent thief who has stolen a lot from Zambian.
    My laugh comes last am sure those who voted Micheal you are in a big shock, and expect something more he has not even started he is just warming hands its Zambia the real africa.
    Lets enjoy together in this animal farm when are enjoy economic melt down in zambia.

    judge 1000 - December 24, 2012
    06:52

  45. It is sangwapo for everyone in govt. The presido CITY ADVERTISING all govt contracts, Wynter representing NAPSA to finish MMD, GBM taken DEFENCE contracts, Kambwili has taken over Luanshya GOLF Course etc. PF are the worse thieves. At least there was order in RB’s administration and RB was a better thief than this daylight Stealing like someone knows that they won’t be there tomorrow and for sure come 2016 wina azalila.

    Zomela - December 24, 2012
    06:48

  46. Besides being the greatest leader ever, Levy Mwanawasa was also a great farmer. Each time his truck brought loads of Tomatoes to Chisokone market, the price of the commodity went down and many citizens benefited. MHSRIP

    amc - December 24, 2012
    06:45

  47. The company has its offices at Farmers House.

    wajimona - December 24, 2012
    06:45

  48. This is what poverty can do especially to those that seek the presidential office to fill their bowels.How would this dull dictator exhibit this unwarranted selfish-ambition of taking everything to himself.CNP!

    zokole - December 24, 2012
    06:44

  49. Sela tulyepo naifwe

    Ananiye lungu - December 24, 2012
    06:35

  50. Four more years to go….

    Curtis - December 24, 2012
    06:35