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Fuel Price Set To Go Up

A few days after the Energy Regulation Board approved the adjustment of electricity tariffs, the agency is on the verge of hiking fuel pump price by nearly 50%.

According to information obtained, the price of fuel will possibly be increased by the end of this week.

But opposition United Progressive People’s party president Saviour Chishimba has opposed this decision saying it will affect the poor.

BELOW IS SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA’S STATEMENT ON FUEL HIKES

URGENT APPEAL TO THE PF GOVERNMENT NOT TO INCREASE THE PUMP PRICE OF FUEL BY 48% THIS WEEK

We, in the United Progressive People (UPP), urgently and seriously urge the PF regime not to increase the Pump Price of Fuel by 48% this week.

UPP pleaded with the Government in December, 2016 not to increase the Pump Price of fuel to K21 per litre and we were happy that our advice was heeded to.

Nonetheless, it would appear to us that whenever the PF regime decides on a particular course of action it leaves no room for counsel on issues that affect Zambians. The 48% increase, as we have learned from sources, will bring to pass what we exposed last year.

There is no country in the history of the world that ever drove the economy out of recession by increasing the cost of doing business.

The people of Zambia are already struggling and aggregate demand in our economy continues to drop. Chicken sales have dropped by 30% because the cost of living has gone up sharply and suddenly. The drop in the consumption of consumer goods is an early warning sign of doom.

The PF has continued on a ruinous path of raising income taxes, increasing tariffs, imposing costly toll gates, among other harsh actions while maintaining the salaries of civil servants, defense and security personnel at the same level.

Our balance of payment remains unfavourable with a trade deficit of close to K1 billion. Jobs are dwindling and all other indicators on social mobility are in a decline mode.

Meanwhile, our nation continues to contract huge debts and yet there is no tangible change in the living conditions of ordinary citizens because more than 50% of borrowed funds have lined the pockets of the PF regime through corruption in partnership with bogus Chinese contractors.

Under the #BringBackOurMoney! anti corruption crusade, UPP urges the people of Zambia to demand accountability from the PF regime.

Let us ask the government #ShowUsOurMoney! Where have the billions of Eurobond dollars gone? Where have the billions of dollars borrowed from other nations, banks, individuals and institutions gone? Surely, the poor quality roads, which are being washed away are not worth over US$10 billion in debt.

The people of Zambia are now being subjected to high taxes and tariffs to pay for the corruption they have not benefited from.

The corruption of the PF regime is the very reason why they have lost the moral duty to govern – hence the call for early elections in 2018. Otherwise, Zambia will be driven into deeper troubles of which it will take many years to come out. Corruption cannot continue to be entertained as the way of doing business.

Justice on the K345 million Maizegate saga is still being delayed through various tactics. We have been calling the Chief Justice on this matter for over a month now.

God bless our nation!

Saviour Chishimba
UPP PRESIDENT

59 Comments

  1. mengmoreler

    That’s wat vey wantd tiyeni nayo ni dununa regret.

    • hummer where it hurts

      Don’t empty your tear tunks just soon,we still have more to cry about rather than the electricity tariffs. Remember we have just started our journey in reverse downhill and it is so steep ,we’ll need a lot of yelling and wailing in this voyage.Our guide in this adventure does not care because he will hover down the slope.

  2. Luwingu Lwansase*

    We shall vote for you Saviour chishimba don’t worry. sign by Luwingu lwansase* watumpa lwamoca*

    • Shu shu shu

      Saviour Chishimba is an alarmist. How many of his rumors have turned out to be true? Zero

  3. Topcat

    It’s not even a year when we warned this idiot about campaigning for drunk clueless Kamina Misa, after be denied a job he now wants to sound relevant to right thinking zambian. Shut up idiot, Kamina Misa has a 5yrs mandate from idiots like you.

    • Wise D

      YouTopcat,who are you talking about ecl in small letters or S.C? If it is ecl,then you are very right

    • Wise D

      YouTopcat,whom are you talking about ecl in small letters or S.C? If it is ecl,then you are very right

  4. Mbala's hearing

    Savior you are eligible to save us from our dictators,thankyou for standing up for checks and balances.

  5. J

    Thanks Mr upp president you are biting the nail on its head may our Almaty heavenly father bless you always together with HH.

  6. Compound Manners

    Hope this is not affecting PF cadres . Thats DUNUNA bwana !

  7. Mbala's hearing

    Savior you are eligible to save us from our dictators,thankyou for standing up for checks and balances.may God save Zambia.

  8. Chichi

    Just got in South Luangwa national park. However the news coming from the capital is very depressing for poor zambiana. Everything is going up: electricity, food, school fees, bus fares, rent and now fuel which will substantially push prices of commodities and services even further. This country is done and it’s not coming back to normal. It’s a failed economy and soon it will be down graded to junk status. The inept government of deranged Edgar is taking everybody to the grave.
    Terrible!
    Signs cute Chichi girl.

  9. Tim

    One Zambia one nation

  10. PF

    Oh!!!! We thank God,,, there z time for everything.
    Nayo Nayo General Dealers

  11. Banga

    The problem with us Zambians is that we talk too much and do less,why not protest over such irregularities? Let’s also push for early elections in 2018 before our people die of hunger because of this government’s incompetency. Even economists of this nation can’t explain to us what is happening. Rebuke Mr Mutati,he’s to comfort the president that things are okay,help Zambia.

    • flexking

      yeah i think we should set aside the being a christian nation thing and fight for the nation
      we have been struggling for so long when are we going to join?????…..Being a peiceful nation does not mean every thing is okay,we can do something about it.Dont just let one person to be doing what he wants for the nation.

  12. Muxa

    So that’s your plans ba pf so that us poor people who voted you shall remains poor in our own country?

    • me

      Our beloved Government of the Republic of Zambia, what exactly are you up to?
      What are your exact intentions for the poor Zambians? Yes those who directly buy fuel are people with vehicles ( maybe “rich people”) buy the final sufferers are always the people on the grassroot.
      Have mercy on the poor Zambians! Please have mercy on us ba government.

    • me

      Our beloved Government of the Republic of Zambia, what exactly are you up to?
      What are your exact intentions for the poor Zambians? Yes those who directly buy fuel are people with vehicles ( maybe “rich people”) buy the final sufferers are always the people on the grassroot.
      Have mercy on the poor Zambians! Please have mercy on us ba government.
      May JTheehova Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; The Holy one of Israel bless our leaders in this nation of Zambia. Amen.

  13. Muchi44

    I hope ba dununa are exempt from this and dancing in golden shoes, otherwise…. Zambian voters are depressing

  14. SKY-JAY

    UPP and UPND they are trying to put things in a good situation but the PF are busy trying to put things in bad situation, UPP and UPND Zambian people are behind you, this country will never develop if needs and wants are going up each and every day.
    Go Zambia Go UPND.
    SOURCE: UPND OG FORWAD.

  15. senior citizen

    Saying a peaceful nation while suffuring this pfools has failed wake up my fellow zambians before its too late.

  16. Wix

    It’s a good lesson a foolish voters dununa regret, forward chamber.

  17. Wix

    It’s a good lesson for foolish voters dununa regret, forward chamber.

  18. musoko

    Ba upp na ba upnd nabobene kuwayawayfye tapali efyo bakacita

  19. Wise D

    Mr.Chishimba i agree with all what you have said,because in this case we don’t know where this foolish vodka jemason is taking our nation.

  20. Jk

    he told you, that ” i don’t ve a vision to this country ” becz of your tribalism, you see

    • Martin junior

      U r right thats what is bringing HH down

  21. SIMWAWA

    We’re are we going Zambia

  22. Smith Junior

    Please how will we manage buying 1litre at K21. If that happens then what will be the cost of transport from Kitwe to Lusaka or Kitwe to Chipata and how much will the price of Meal meal be?
    Hear our cry and do something. We are just poor zambians

  23. Martin junior

    Please how will we manage buying 1litre at K21. If that happens then what will be the cost of transport from Kitwe to Lusaka or Kitwe to Chipata and how much will the price of Meal meal be?
    Hear our cry and do something. We are just mere poor zambians

  24. mweezzy jr elzzy

    2 Timothy 3:1-3

  25. SKY-JAY

    Malibu yakuilombela, tiyeni dununeni tumone.
    SOURCE: UPND OG FORWARD.

  26. sims

    you supported pf for employment, now that you cant benefit from their govt you become a whistle blower, please mr savior give us a break.

  27. sedu

    truly government is benefiting on us poor Zambian citizens. …awe ni dununu reverse rubbish. ..

  28. sandy

    Lolo lolo! Dununa reverse, hard working Government bravo!!

  29. Chilankalipa

    Just down tools all workers including those that serve Chakolwa Jameson.

  30. Emmuz boy

    U were busy singing and dancing dununa reverse,this is what jk meant when he said dununa reverse I think Zambian will learn a lesson out of this.Tiye NAyO paka litente

  31. Chelsea

    We are finished if it’s true

  32. Brian mweemba

    We want people like u chishimba

  33. Muzo

    What a wrong strategy? Increasing power, fuel and the rest

  34. Someone

    A Parrot spoke exactly in my dream .There is no reverse gear for this situation.

  35. Napoleon

    @Banga….The problem in Zambia is that u can’t protest because we have a brutal police force.Our courts are weak and corrupt.I can applaud Congolese,Nigerians and South Africans who know how to address matters concerning their countries.In South Africa they forced Zuma to bring back the money he stole for Nkandla.The p.f government has advantage of 30% plus population of our illiterate Zambians to hike prices of fuel and electricity.They did it during the elections by bringing a bill of rights .Our nation is becoming a sinking ship controlled by a weak leader. Even freedom of expression is illegal because we don’t have it.Try going to the police and apply for a permit for a peaceful demonstration concerning the irregular fuel hikes.First thing they will do is detain u and ask u which political party do u belong.By the time they beat you to get answers u end mentioning a party that u are not affiliated.These leaders have cursed our people not to see the bigger picture.They have trampled on our rights and freedoms.

  36. Ba Citizen

    I would like to hear what PF diehards would say if it’s fine or not…

  37. Lord tariq

    if he is doing it for the 15 million plus Zambians then he is better than rest who are busy making trips whilst Zambia’s economy is collapsing.Our politicians from the opposition have to do it for a cause not for a gain like getting a job in the ruling party.The opposition can win the 2021 elections by mapping out a economic strategy for Zambians to remove p.f neo-liberal economic policies which can’t seem to work for the poor Zambians.The p.f /mmd corrupt government is a sinking ship which if not tamed will make the 15 million Zambians unable to afford the the basic needs like food,health,shelter and education.lastly i think a peaceful demonstration like #saveZambia needs to be planned.it’s our constitution right to protest if they is illegality in our system of governance.Maybe Magande should be our next finance minister instead of mutant mutati.

  38. sibweni

    The srategy is not good,let them think twice

  39. Edgar Lungu

    It’s a very good idea

  40. Chris B

    Chine chine uku ekufilwa ukuteka ichalo nomba elyo lwanya.

  41. Chris B.

    Felix Mutati you have failed us we thought you would do us better now you are a total failure.

  42. Chris B

    This is very painful, this not the PF we voted for and Mutati you are a snake I personally detest your policies. You are worse than ba Chikwanda. Mwebantu were is Ngandu Magande to help us. God save us we are dying ba Opposition nabo kuwaya wayafye. I heard that Chishimba Leopard Kambwili formed a Political Party with the likes of Miles, Bob Sichinga, Dr Kasebe, and the rest where is it now is the time to launch it twachula pafula. These hicks are totally unfair God what sins has Zambia commited that it constantly lose its meanful leadership before they even accomplish their mission.
    ERB must be closed down forever it serves no purpose of good at all.

  43. B Christopher

    Ba Citizen apa takuli ifya kweba ati PF die hard ubu ubuchushi bukumine umuntu onse. who would support this kind of foolishness atase ifya bupuba ati ERB ububwafye bweka bweka I think this way beyond off line am an easterner but I will not eat being an eastener this is too much natulolesheko bambi mwee

  44. chichi 2

    I like the way Savior Chishimba is putting the government to task and doing checks n balances. Unlike the so called hh who is slowly but surely becoming irrelevant. He is still fighting for his ego of becoming President. Let’s hope he rots in jail.

  45. Ba Citizen

    @B Christopher you are very right bro. I said that because others would say “YES” even to something which is wrong just because they love PF. Think of the impact this will have on the economy! Already there is a possibility of increasing fuel and do you think other necessities will not be affected?
    I am an easterner too of Chipata but currently in Lundazi but I don’t like how the PF is making some of the decisions. Lets call a spade by its name and not a flat shovel!

  46. The Zambian

    How come HH is still able to communicate from jail.
    That’s a Tonga Bull for you.
    PF Government just cool down, you are on over drive.
    “You are going too fast. We are going to crash, crash . .aaaagh.” Victor Kachaka

  47. zakilah

    hehe thats what you zambians wants dont regret

  48. Char muta

    I think dis called zambia is a christian nation is killing as wht’s happing is very foolish

  49. Edgar Changwa Lungu

    Sory fellow Zambians,it not me who is causing all these problems.I can now tell you the truth that,it is the people who persuided me to stole mr HH’s votes during 11/08/2016 elections for me to be in the devil house,because i told them that:
    1.I have no vission to lead this country.
    2.I’m a drunker(chakolwa).
    3.I’m a back teeth man.
    4.I don’t have enough money ,due to this will lead me to increase taxes,price of meali-meal,fuel,electricity and so many more.
    So please once HH is released,i will just handover power to him so that he can continue with good leadership all else people will surfer more.I’m sory once again.

  50. lsk

    elc and the group are dead in thinking .

  51. mepcbag

    mm

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