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BE PATIENT WITH US, WE WANT TO APPOINT PEOPLE ON MERIT; BY THE TIME WE’RE DONE, YOU’LL BE HAPPY WITH US – HH

HH with Musokotwane

Lusaka ~ Fri, 27 Aug 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

President Hakainde Hichilema has urged finance minister in the newly elected UPND government Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane to ensure all financial loopholes are sealed.

And President Hichilema has urged Zambians to be patient with him in coming up with a team as he wants to appoint people on merit.

In a statement after the swearing in ceremony of Dr Musokotwane, President Hichilema said the country expects nothing less than delivering financial prudence and channeling resources to key areas but most importantly fix the debt situation.

“We are alive to the fact that our victory was youth centered and as such the Ministry of Finance is key in ensuring that our economic vision is given life as that will lead to many other developmental programs such as jobs and business opportunities for our youths. We also emphasised to the New Minister of Finance that our task is to seal off all financial loopholes and ensure that the resources are channelled to right beneficiaries across the country. Our people need food, water, quality education and quality healthcare services,” President Hichilema stated.

“We understand the anxiety for us to make appointments but we appeal to you to bear with us as we want to appoint people on merit and therefore, the first qualification for one to be appointed in your government must be a Zambian, qualified and also capable of delivering your expectations. By the time we are done, you won’t be disappointed with our team.”

13 Comments

  1. Mr incredible mk

    No worries my president.. Take all the time in the world we dnt want thieves to be part of that cabinet bt remember prices must start dropin soon ensure u look it to it … Thats why we put u their…

    • kalaba

      Be wary of MMD. They dont die . They just reincarnate. Already Musokotwane has reincarnated into UPND. For sure next will be Mutati . Will not be surprised in the ever green Dora is also given some post. VIVA MMD.

    • Boom Box

      Hmm, iwe

  2. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    On agriculture prices of fertilizer must go down to k250 this season this is what our president promised us

  3. peter.

    Is musokotwane not recycled?.

  4. Voter

    Mr. President you are beginning to worry us. You have been campaigning for years and now you need to think of the right people. Have you never heard of a ‘shadow cabinet’? Musokotwane might have an impressive CV but his performance in the past was that of an MMD bootlicker. Are you telling the nation that nonoe of our younger more energetic graduates are not good enough! The old guard always resists change and often exhibit a ‘ this is how its done attitude”.Musokotwane is no exception. His press conference reminded us of a soccer striker who would go into defence, the wings, mid field, goal keeper and even coach. He touched on areas which are not his baby. His rile is about fiscical policy and the treasury. Agriculture, mining. Labour are not a preserve of the Ministry of Finance….mmmmm we are now very worried with this appointment.

  5. Paul Simbeya

    As Zambians let’s give Dr Musokotwane a chance. However, I personally I could have gone for an Economist without PhD but practical like the President himself. Every PhD man is always theory,theory, theory and at the end they offer out nothing. But this may be diffrent. Let’s support Dr Musokotwane in his new role. congratulations Dr.

  6. Treason

    The appointment is very good don’t you know that during this man’s time we had a very good economy in mmd than any other government we had before. Mr president you are the one with a Vision of how you will transform this country so don’t listen to most of your opponents.

  7. Jackson kapepa

    My preferred candidate would have been Ngandu magande he handled the portfolio well especially with the exchange rate & the windfall tax.mostof the current mining firms are not in the habit of paying the correct tax. The type of minerals being extracted must strictly monitored to arrive at the correct tax to be paid please mwebantu!!!

  8. Jessey Lingard

    Splendid appointment we need people who are skilled,trained and qualified to handle good positions.Thanks Mr President for your appointment

  9. Rodgers

    We depend on you our best president❤

  10. FULANIABEL

    THANKS MR PRESIDENT FOR APPOINTING A MAN WHO WORKED GOOD FOR THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE IN MMD GOVERNMENT. AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT HE’S ALSO GOING TO BE A GOOD MANSAVERNT OF ZAMBIANS EVEN IN YOUR GOVERNMENT.

  11. clint

    Thanks its a new dawn we wish u well Mr President

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