LETTERS

 

Liquidator and more Post employees locking horns

Dear Editor,

As appointed liquidator Lewis Mosho of Lewis Nathan Advocates holds custody and control of all the assets of the Post Newspaper and has since requested for a catalogue of all assets of the company from the proprietor Fred M’membe. But his problems are far from over. It is worth mentioning that hundreds of former Post Newspaper’s employees are set to join the petition in winding up the company following Lusaka High Court Justice Sunday Nkonde’s decision to place it under provisional liquidation (“More Post employees to join petition”, Daily Nation, November 9, 2016). The former employees, vowing to get their terminal benefits from the erstwhile company owner they hold responsible for the Post Newspaper’s woes, may not give up, despite other huge debts including almost K80 million owed to ZRA, US$3 million to Investrust Bank and over K750,000 owed to five members of staff in employee emoluments. However, competing motley array of creditors are not the liquidator’s only worry. He will also be locking horns with some more of the former employees that include journalists, drivers, newspaper packers, office and utility staff. Another problem would be the fact that hundreds of ‘Sangwapo’ prepaid advertisers would also join the list of creditors. Then there’s the legal quarrel between the Supreme Court and the Tax Appeals Tribunal over the unpaid ZRA’s tax debt. Though Fred M’membe may now be seen to have been deserted by droves of trusted lieutenants, and some of his bosom buddies, remains a seasoned and determined businessman, with a supportive young wife, Mutinta to boot, who’s always by his side in times of trouble.

Mubanga Luchembe, LUSAKA

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Sky no limit for teachers

Dear Editor,

Teaching is one of the greatest and noblest callings down here on earth. Keep love and embrace it. I would not be painting these pictures right now if a caring teacher out there did not help me learn how to read and write. So thank you. Do you feel low, unappreciated and discouraged as an educator sometimes? Don’t be! The world would be lost without you. When you teach, you get the chance to change a mind. When you change a mind, you change the world. Therefore, as a teacher, you’re a very important agent of universal change. Thus, try always to be a good and great teacher. Do not settle for mediocrity. Do not be cheated that for teachers, there is but one door to greatness. No! The great Henry David Thoreau was a Teacher. The great Emerson was a teacher. President Kenneth Kaunda was once a mere teacher. President Robert Mugabe, the most educated Leader in History, was once a mere teacher too. Teachers also can fly with the eagles. To teach is to learn twice. To be a teacher is to be a blessing to humanity. Jesus Christ was a great teacher as well! Therefore, dear teacher, if you put your mind to it, remember always, that there’s nothing you can’t do. The sky is not the limit even for teachers!

Andrea B. Matambo, Lusaka

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Congratulations President Trump!

Dear Editor,

IT is with great pleasure, humility and honour that I seize this rare opportunity to tender my sincere and heartfelt congratulatory message to the recently elected President of the United States of America Comrade Donald Trump. I also wish to extend my resolute and unflinching gratitude to the losing candidate Mrs Hillary Clinton. Mrs Clinton, Your compassion and your prompt acceptance of defeat shows that indeed you are a seasoned politician, diplomat, lawyer and a mother. You have openly recognised Trump as your President which would be bizarre, abnormal and unusual in Zambia’s modern politics. I further wish to thank you for the unbroken, diligent and voluntary servitude to the world. You are an inspiration and you have not sacrificed your highly priced estimation in substitution of the desperate, insatiable and unquenchable thirst for power like the way some of our local politicians. You gave President Trump a good run for his money and you chased him all the way up to the finishing line before the world would confirm that he is President. You have touched the furthest nerve of my flesh when I heard that you personally called President Donald Trump to congratulate him on the historic victory. Tears of joy are flowing in my eyes as I put pen to paper to communicate gratitude to the readers in the countryside of Zambia. Today America is a shining example of democracy, good governance and the rule of law and have managed to maintain its enviable reputation. It is my prayer that you will be equal to the task as you bear the huge responsibility ahead of you. As an avid believer of democracy, I wish you shall embrace the losers and the losers shall embrace you as President.  We are all winners and democracy is the victor. Always remember that at the end of public service only integrity survives and it shall bring sanity to the world.  I wish you God’s guidance and divine wisdom as you bear this huge responsibility on our behalf.  All the best President Donald. J. Trump and accept my congratulations once more.

Marvin Chanda Mberi, Youth Rights Activist. LUSAKA.

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President Lungu should not be held to ransom

Dear Editor,

My take is that Edgar Chagwa Lungu should not be held to ransom by the corrupt and tribalists in the PF. Time to cleanse and reform is now. I also feel that the country is highly divided and the only way to go round it is for President Lungu and Mr Hichilema to champion reconciliation at national level if genuine healing is going to take place in our country. I have a strong conviction that Mr Hichilema can and has a lot that he can do for this country, and I wouldn’t be ashamed to propose a government of national unity as one conduit of bring about national healing and reconstruction. At the end of the day, we are still one people. John Noel Lungu First Youth Representative on the ICGLR

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