Saturday, December 29, 2007


Chiluba should tell it all
By Muyoyeta Simasiku
Saturday December 29, 2007 [03:00]

If there ever was an answer to the deep-rooted corruption that started in the Chiluba regime and has continued today, Chiluba himself is that answer. Everything starts and ends with Chiluba. As a nation we would be privileged to have Chiluba tell us what he knows. Chiluba is exposing Mahtani, forgetting that he is actually exposing himself too at the same time. It's like a thief exposing a fellow thief about how and what they stole. But that's good for us.

You see, Chiluba has nothing to lose now. And as a nation, we will be naive to dismiss what is coming out of his mouth now. He is the biggest fish and he knows it all.

Even though he is facing his own corruption charges, the state could still use him to tell the nation what he knows. It is just sad that the man has lost credibility, so probably no one would believe what he is saying.

But reading through his allegations against Mahtani, it makes a lot of sense and law enforcement agencies should follow on these allegations until they establish that they are baseless. And Chiluba has even challenged Mwanawasa and his government, saying if he didn't know, now he does, and what is he going to do about it?

If the Mwanawasa government ignores these allegations, then it will be safe to conclude and agree with Chiluba that they are conniving with Mahtani. And even though The Post aren't in very good boots with Chiluba, they could still persuade him to tell the nation what he knows about the corruption roots in Zambia. Let Chiluba tell it all!

Govt's 2007 achievements
By Gersh, Nairobi
Saturday December 29, 2007 [03:00]

The utterances made by chief government spokesperson Mike Mulungoti in the Times of Zambia that the government met most of its targets for 2007 cannot go without comment. Mulongoti only pointed out two things that the government has achieved. Is this what he calls “most”? Can Mulongoti convince the nation that the government has met its target for 2007 by giving concrete references and not just those two?

I would agree with most opposition leaders that the government has done completely nothing in practice but they have done something in theory and in their heads. If the country’s biggest hospitals don’t have medicine and are almost collapsing and if the highest institutions of learning are closed every now and then, how can the government claim to have done something?

But coming to think of it, maybe they have done something after all - stealing from poor Zambians by paying themselves huge sums from taxpayers’ money!
Wake up government, you have done literally nothing.

Let's be reasonable
By Concerned citizen
Saturday December 29, 2007 [03:00]

I wish to disagree with NCC chairman Chifumu Banda’s recent utterances in the Times of Zambia that the NCC allowances are reasonable. I feel Banda is speaking like this because he is one of the beneficiaries of the allowances.

Surely, why else would a person of Banda’s calibre say that the NCC allowances are okay? Where on earth has any poor country like Zambia paid off such huge amounts? If it were in the USA or in Europe, I would agree with Banda that the allowances are reasonable, but as long as this issue is here in our poor Zambia, I simply cannot agree with Banda.

The allowances are just too much and for me, this shows how extravagant our government is even though it says at the same time that there is no money for developmental projects. We are among the poorest countries in the world and yet, we are the most wasteful in terms of resources and this is why our economy is just dwindling and the poor are getting poorer while the rich are getting richer. There is no equal distribution of resources.

Let us learn not to think only of ourselves but also of others, especially the poor and the needy for they too are Zambians! As a Christian nation, let us put away the spirit of selfishness and adopt the spirit of love for Christ said "Love your neighbour as yourself". Let us be reasonable!

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