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HH SAYS ZAMBIANS WANT REDUCED COST OF LIVING

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Lusaka ~ 13 Sept 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

President Hakainde Hichilema has called on Cabinet and Provincial Ministers to work in unison to realise the developmental goals of the citizens.

And President Hichilema has said Zambians want a reduced cost of living which has skyrocketed.

Speaking at the Induction Ceremony for Ministers at Mulungushi International Conference Centre today, President Hichilema said Zambians voted UPND into power so that it could turn around the economy.

“People have given us the mandate to deliver on their expectations. We are not on holiday, we are here to work. We must exceed people’s expectations. Walk around the streets of Lusaka and elsewhere and listen to what people are saying – we are free again,” he said.

“We were voted into office on premise of turning around the economy. When others were giving opinion polls which were baseless we understood what the people wanted. They wanted to see a reduced cost of living. Part of our agenda is to lower the cost of living, create jobs, and create business opportunities for all our people, not just our people.”

Meanwhile, President Hichilema stressed the need for the procurement procedures to be changed “and we have to do it quickly.”

The President also said that he will not hesitate to make reshuffles in the “New Dawn” Administration if need be.

He told both Cabinet and Provincial Ministers that they have to deliver on time on the Zambians’ expectations.

And the Head of State said there should not be transgression between ministers and technocrats in their various roles.

He called on ministers to provide necessary leadership to ensure productive working environment.

President Hichilema reminded Ministers that the offices they are occupying are not theirs but for the Zambians.

“You are occupying an office that belongs to the people of Zambia not yourself. I have observed with ministers in the previous government even in the way they used to walk as if it’s their offices,” he said.

“Cabinet requires us to be confidential at all times, it requires us to declare interest where it is required…We should do so without being reminded. People will tell you that this is freedom.”

9 Comments

  1. sleepy joe

    Well spoken Mr President. You have indeed sounded a fatherly advised to the ministers, yet the advises carries some warning shots. May just avoiding drugging back pf into your meetings as you are now the people in charge. we will listen to you, work with you and rate you after 5 years,so just freely execute your mandate. Quote’ I have observed with ministers in the previous government even in the way they used to walk as if it’s their offices,” End of quote. Such comments may not be necessary Sir!

    • Cyber king

      You have been talking and talking…..ITS TIME FOR ACTION SIR. We need to see a reduction in the fuel price ..its long overdue. Prices in shops are not coming down and we expected cement prices to drop. None has happened !!! Please FIX IT!!

  2. sleepyjoe

    Well spoken Mr President. You have indeed sounded a fatherly advise to the ministers, yet the advice carries some warning shots. Maybe just avoiding drugging back pf into your meetings as you are now the people in charge. we will listen to you, work with you, support you and only rate you after 5 years,so just freely execute your mandate. Quote’ I have observed with ministers in the previous government even in the way they used to walk as if it’s their offices,” End of quote. Such comments may not be necessary Sir!

  3. musonda mwape

    You have said enough .work on paye to increase buying power stop paye on allowances .work on napsa for people who have made contributions for more than ten years ,pay them 70 % this will create employment by economic activities such as constructions and farming ventures.Revise national servise policy push in the unemployed give them agri projects.

  4. ROKA

    and the price of fertilizer must be pegged as promised K250.00 per bag please

  5. Nkonde John KC.

    I thank God through our Lord Jesus Christ that we have yet another President over our Nation of the Republic of Zambia.Being a godly Nation we deserve the best and I believe that is the best decision we could give a Nation.Long live Zambia and long live the President and His Cabinet.

  6. clint

    IM EXPECTING THE NEW DAWN GOVERNMENT QUICKLY TO RESPONDE THE PROMISES THEY MADE TO THE ZAMBIANS 1_REDUCE PRICES OF GOODS AND SERVICES

  7. clint

    Thanks Mr president

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