LETTERS

HH’s addiction to power

Dear Editor,

What could be more shameful than the rumours circulating on social media that the International Criminal Court (ICC) would nullify President Edgar Lungu’s election after November 23, 2016?

These social media rumours aptly reinforce UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s addiction for power and irremediable stance on his masquerading as Zambia’s sixth president (“HH will put Zambia on fire”, Sunday Nation, November 13, 2016).

And this is happening in our peaceful Zambia. All because of one man who’s failed to become Zambia’s president 5-times and allegedly declared himself UPND candidate-for-life.

Imagine, you play football against another team and you lose. But you don’t want to accept the result.

And so you choose to masquerade as the winner and spread rumours on the soccer field rather than yield?

He pretends that he wanted the majority of the people of Zambia to decide who should rule them. But that is not what he was really after.

He wanted to lay hands on the instruments of coercion in the State – the army, the police, the public TV and radio stations, the central bank and other public services.

So many lives were disrupted in post-election violence in Namwala, just because of the ambition of one man, Hakainde Hichilema, to become the next president of Zambia no matter what.

It was obvious that the PF’s nationwide support against him was overpowering and that is why he lost the polls fair and square.

Little do UPND supporters realise that the inevitable question on every sensible person’s mind and lips is: “So, are the rumours of UPND’s presidential masquerading that are circulating on social media really necessary, Mr Hakainde Hichilema?” Please, give us a break.

Mubanga Luchembe,

LUSAKA

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We see what we look for

Dear Editor,

We all see what we are looking for and no one can say they have not experienced it.

You buy a new shirt or dress and suddenly, you see the shirt everywhere.  Indeed, we all see what occupies our minds.

On a trip to North-Western Province recently; a man I gave a lift from Chingola mentioned that he was seeing a lot of beehives everywhere. It turned out that the man was a honey collector.

Only the other day, I watched my team Manchester United butcher Swansea at their own home ground.

But an Arsenal supporter was seeing a finished Manchester United. What we focus on will be what we see. This is how God made us regardless of how we use that ability.

For example; what do we all see in our family, our government or our church? When we think about each of these areas, are our thoughts positive or negative?

It’s easy to see only all that is wrong about everything.

However, this may be true of a number of wrongs. But we still see what we are looking for in life’s key areas.

If we focus on the negatives, well, it’s all negatives we will see.

However, if as a proud nation we truly want to see positive qualities in ourselves or situations, then we just need to start looking for those positive things we want to see by affirming the behaviour we desire.

We may have true hurts. But all of those negatives notwithstanding, there are so many positive things we are missing about our country, by only dwelling on the negatives such as tribalism, hunger, poverty and disease all the time.

Instead let’s find something of excellence in our country Zambia, in our President and even leaders we did not vote for, and point this out to others, rather than all those petty disappointments that fog our minds.

The most practical way to start seeing positive things is to start looking for them.

In Philippians 4:8 we read; “Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

God bless Zambia

Mukuka Chilufya

Chambishi Mine Township

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Promote Sergeant Eric  Kapekele

Dear Editor,

Late Presidents Mwanawasa and Sata started the crusade against corruption in Zambia, and to date President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is fighting the scourge.

But it appears many officers both from the Government and private sectors, not forgetting NGOs, seem to be enjoying corrupt activities as it appears to be the quickest way of getting money without working for it.

Zambia Police Traffic section in no exception. Many motorists especially the mini-bus and taxi drivers will attest to the fact that officers manning road blocks will stop the vehicle and tell the driver to go and “pay” some cash to some officers siting in a Police car without telling the driver what he is paying for!

Many a time they don’t even issue out a receipt and we see not road worthy cars passing through check points, including overloaded vehicles.

We come to know only when such vehicles are involved in a road accident, after some lives have been lost.

To this effect, many travellers have labelled traffic police officers to be the most corrupt Policemen in Zambia, but one Eric Kapekele from Chongwe Police Station has stood out from the crowd to prove this untrue.

This officer before impounding a car will give guidance and counsel to the driver.

He is humble on the road and even wears a smile as he gives you a charge.

That is what we expect from our Police Service. This officer has respect for both drivers and passengers and at least he is one whom we can safely say he is corrupt free.

It is from this background that I write to the Inspector General through the Officer-in- Charge Chongwe Police to consider promoting this officer so that other men and women on the road can emulate his professional conduct.

Credit must be given where it is due and Eric rightly deserves this.

I salute you Bwana Eric, keep up your good works because you are an inspiration to the Zambia Police Service and Chongwe traffic section in particular.

CHAKWIYA BORNFACE

CHONGWE.

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