Letters to the Editor

Masebo is telling lies

I am not sure whether Chongwe MP Sylvia Masebo is living in the same Zambia that I know.

She may be facing grave political frustrations, but to state that there is total breakdown of law and order in Zambia is not only a sweeping statement but a dishonourable lie.

It is either she does not know the meaning of ‘total breakdown’ or she is simply hell bent on disparaging the Government of President Edgar Lungu. The usual impertinent stuff we are used to.

If there is a country which currently enjoys the best political atmosphere because of unrivalled security, it is Zambia whether Masebo agrees or not.

We know the likes of the Masebos will never see anything virtuous in the current Government for as long as they are in opposition and their only duty is to unleash stroppy criticism.

I am also shaking my head to try and believe what Masebo is talking about, but like I have stated above, her denigration is not knew.

Zambians are now getting used to it and it has lost effect on the nation because 99.99 per cent is hogwash which should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.

Like other political leaders who cannot gulp what All Peoples Congress (APC) president Nason Msoni has said about the impossibility of any single political party deposing PF in 2016, Masebo is at liberty to continue kicking and squawking until doomsday. It is just a matter of time.

Lies come from the Devil and their shelf life is very short.

Josiah Soko,

Salima Road Matero

UPND nurturing delusion

Delusion or plainly wishful thinking has been said to be the mother of upheaval.

So when I listen to eruptions from some opposition political leaders, especially those from UPND, I can’t help thinking about the aberration that these people are into.

They speak with such self-assurance as if tomorrow is truly theirs. It is easy to discern their desperation for State House which has been as elusive as ever. Of course in 2016 the battle will be between President Lungu and Hichilema, the rest are din makers who should be best remembered as such.

I certainly feel sorry for leaders like Edith Nawakwi, Charles Milupi ,Eric Chanda and others too trifling to mention, who will simply go with the wind after the 2016 elections, but such is life.

Moffat Zakeyo


Battle of wits at CBU

There is an English adage which says that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

In the battle of wits between lectures and management, it is the innocent students that suffer.

Therefore I find it odd that Hon. Chishimba Kambwili accusing Opposition parties of inciting CBU student to cause havoc at the laying of wreaths ceremony in Kitwe.

That Government has remained mute over the current impasse speaks volumes of difficulty the situation is at the second highest learning institution in Zambia.

Not long ago, the nation was informed or misinformed that Professor Naison Ngoma has been sent on a forced indefinite leave, but what is he doing in the office barely 3 months after the announcement was made?

Has the meaning of indefinite suddenly changed? It is no wonder lecturers are bitter.

However going on a strike may not solve the issue. Lecturers must use other means to air their grievances like locking out the Vice-Chancellor and his team but continue attending to the students.

In the like manner, Government must come out from its cocoon and terminate the contract of Prof Ngoma and the unwanted management and pay them their dues immediately.

This will be cheaper than the current scenario and as the 2016 election draws near, be rest assured of lost confidence from both the parents and students at CBU.  It is never too late, let’s bring sanity at CBU



Political campaigns are not productive

On 18 October, 2015, Zambia prayed for, among other things, God to heal our land and give us enough rains. We all believe God heard our prayers.

What we may have forgotten however was to tell ourselves that God will not come down with the rains from heaven to come and prepare our fields for the next planting season. This we need to do ourselves, and it calls for hard work with sweat.

What is most disheartening is that after national prayers for rains, grass root politicians have now seen it fit to go flat out to campaign for 2016 elections.

People who are supposed to be working in their fields are busy in the streets and markets doing nothing productive, with some even trying to explain the fall of the Kwacha.

So sad that young energetic people have been withdrawn from their families by very unproductive and most insensitive party officials at a time when parents need them most.

Mothers have to go to prepare the fields alone even when God has blessed them with children. This is not only unfair but also cruel because after the campaigns, these young people go back to their mothers expecting to find cheap nshima.

Fellow countrymen and women, what Zambia needs even more than political rhetoric is food on our tables.

It is so shameful that 51 years after independence our Kwacha has continued to chase the dollar just to import mangoes, oranges, bananas, apples, potatoes, dog food and even popcorns.

Let’s ban political campaigns during working hours.

Mukuka Chilufya

Chambishi Mine Township