Citizen Democratic Party leader Robert Mwanza

ANYTHING in the reduction of fuel pump price above K17.52 which the UPND administration inherited from the PF leadership is not a reduction because they promised to reduce, Citizen Democratic Party leader Robert Mwanza has said.

This comment follows the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) downward adjustment of petroleum prices from K26.75 to K23.19 per litre.

Mr. Mwanza said Zambians would only celebrate a reduction in fuel price when it is below K17 where the PF left it and insisted that other than that it’s not a reduction.

He said in an interview that the UPND promised Zambians that they would reduce the price of fuel which they found at K17.52 ngwee but that has not been done

“Anything above what they inherited from PF is not a reduction, why, because they promised that the cost of fuel was going to be less than what it was during PF and not what have we got now,” he said.- Daily Nation

14 COMMENTS

  1. ROBERT MWANZA, YOU’RE JUST A PETTY POLITICIAN LIKE YOUR POLITICAL MATE ANTONIO MWANZA. ALWAYS TALKING NOSENSE: YOU MEAN YOU CAN’T THE REDUCTION OF THE PRICE OF FUEL UNTIL IT REACHES K17? ACKNOWLEDGE TRUTH OR FACT WHERE ONE OBJECTIVELY EXISTS. DON’T IGNORE FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICS!!!!

  2. Yaba no wonder he is a one man party. How embarrassing to actually register a party abd declare oneself president of that party. Mu zambia namo, a real circus

  3. Fuel reduces, it has not reduced at all unless below K17.52. It increases to K27, it has increased too much. This Government is heartless blah blah blah. PF sooner than later you’ll have nothing to criticise. Bally has sealed all leakages in financial expenditure. Money is now being routed where it is supposed to go. There’s financial prudence that is why the economy is looking up. Keeping on this course promises alot of good things. Kudos to the new dawn government.

  4. Bally has suffocated the economy by having very little money in circulation, all in the name of reducing inflation while economic activities reduce generally. The word on the street is bad. People aren’t happy and life is so much harder and most people are saying this is not what we voted for. We badly need to change the current trajectory because generally, most people feel they are worse off now.

    • In life in general things tend to get tougher before they start improving. Hang in there just a bit and you will see the changes sooner than later. It’s a process

    • @Ati Shani
      When you borrow carelessly the way PF did at very high interest rates, there will be little money to go round. I know a lot of Civil Servants who are currently in debt distress largely due to Financial indiscipline! How do you borrow more than what you are able to pay even with your entire net salary? This is a simple example of what PF did to Zambia. PF as Mwata Kazembe rightly observed is the most financially indisciplined organization! They couldn’t even organize their conversation. How did we expect them to run an economy prudently? Yes, there was a lot of money in circulation under PF but that was Kaloba money! It’s not different from what some civil servants do. They borrow to impress or show off even if it means parting away with 90% of their net pay.
      We should be thankful that Change happened. Just before PF left office, our entire tax revenue was going to debt servicing. That’s why we were having no drugs in clinics and hospitals, retirees not getting paid, workers going many months without pay, etc, meanwhile PF cadres were the only ones who seemed to have the money. Those who were lucky to have contracts with cadres are the ones who were under the illusion that there was a lot of money in circulation.
      Now that the leakages have been plugged, it’s obvious there will be a temporary drought! It has to get tough before it gets better. The abscess must be painfully squeezed before someone can feel better again!
      Amano Kubombesha!
      Amano emufundo wamano!
      Open your eyes to great opportunities unfolding.
      Those who want to just sit mu Komboni expecting things to improve without personal effort are the ones who will feel the pain!
      Us Countryside people you call villagers are living better stress-free lives than you Kalale dwellers!
      Yes, it’s tough now. These are the EFFECTS of HIGH PF debts! We are reeping what PF sowed but someone is fixing things! When you sow Maize seed, you don’t expect to harvest Groundnuts!
      So Bally should not be blamed for PF problems. Zambians should blame themselves for their own carelessness of electing known thieves who robbed widows and went on to robe an entire nation in the name of Ubomba Mwibala!

  5. Too much for checks and balances! And these are the idiots hoping to unseat the UPND when the idiot is talking about things he understands little or nothing at all? Does anyone have control over things they don’t produce? Is there juju in economic issues? May be there will be juju for this ignorant rat to organize his party to win 3036 elections.

  6. Just 2 simple questions for you pf supporters?
    What was the World Crude prices at the time fuel was costing K17.52 ?
    What is the current World Crude oil?
    After you have answered , then you can then make that statement.

    • It seems these people don’t use common sense whenever they speak. During the PF’s rule, the price of crude oil was trading at less than $50/barrel but today it is over $100/barrel.
      If we were to go by his statement, fuel should be costing about double the K17/liter of PF which should be about K34/liter. By the way, K34 includes subsidies meaning without subsidies, it should have been over K38/liter. So to an analytical mind, these people are just exposing themselves that things could have been worse under them.

  7. PF found the price of petrol at around K8,647 (unrebased or K8.65 rebased) with promises of reducing it and putting more money in our pockets. Neither of these promises were fulfilled. Price increased to K17 while more money went to a few who dipped their fingers in public coffers and needed phony immunity agreements to escape jail

  8. Shallow Komboni politician… kikikiki
    Introduce yourself first.
    Who are you?
    How many wives and children do you have? We don’t want politicians who carry excess baggage to crowd out the citizens!
    What is your education status?
    What is your Networth?
    How many people have you employed?
    How much tax did you pay in 2021?
    Don’t just craw from under a rock and think we know you…. kikikiki

  9. UNDER PF IF WHEN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WENT UP, TWO THINGS HAPPENED. EITHER THERE WAS AN INCREASE BY THE PRODUCER OR PF THEMSELVES INCREASED BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO MAKE MONEY TO GO TO THEIR POCKETS. UNDER THE NEW DAWN GOVERNMENT, THEY HAVE NEVER INCREASED THE PRICE OF OIL BECAUSE ANY INCREASE WAS WHAT CAME FROM THE PRODUCER AND THEY SIMPLY PASSED ON THE COST TO THE CONSUMER. IN SHORT, THE PUMP PRICE WAS DICTATED BY WHAT THE SOURCE WOULD DETERMINE. SO, UPND HAS NEVER INCREASED PETROL OR REDUCED IT BECAUSE THE ONE DOING SO IS THE PRODUCER. ROBERT MWANZA IS EXPOSING HIMSELF AS USELESS MATERIAL.

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