Your government sounds like a choir singing out of tune – GBM tells HH

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Your government sounds like a choir singing out of tune – GBM tells HH
….as the Head of State admits lack of coordination in his government
LUSAKA, 29.11.2022
Patriotic Front aspiring candidate for the position of party President, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, GBM, has likened the UPND government to a choir singing out of tune. Mr. Mwamba says the chaos observable in just about every public sector under the government of President Hichilema is like a choir whose parts are singing in different keys in the process producing a discordant sound.


The former Kasama Constituency lawmaker was commenting on remarks by President Hichilema yesterday that, “One of the issues that is coming out now is that at the higher level we are doing the right thing; we are saying the right things, but the system is not responding; the system is clogging things down. I think we should address this matter. The narrative at the top must be as the narrative in the middle and at the bottom”.


Mr. Mwamba says President Hichilema sounded exactly the way an inexperienced politician, whose overrated capabilities have just been perforated by the realities of his new assignment, would sound like. The veteran politician says President Hichilema is out of his depth as the challenges of governing the country overwhelm his limited understanding of public affairs.


“He came to public office with a top-down management system typical of the private sector”, the veteran businessman observed, adding, “He is unable to pick elements from the top-down, the bottom-up and the New Public Management, NPM, approaches which some successful governments in the developed world have adopted with excellent results”.


Mr. Mwamba says his experience in both government and the private sector has exposed him to the best approaches in the implementation and delivery of public policy, which experience President Hichilema does not have. Consequently, Mr. Mwamba regrets President Hichilema will be governing by trial and error thereby slowing the country down.


Until and unless President Hichilema gets right the mix of management and governance systems, the country will become so dysfunctional, by 2026, the administrative infrastructure of the whole country will be in disarray leaving behind a daunting task for a new government to rebuild them.


“This is the price the electorate will have to pay for using the country as a laboratory to experiment with untried and untested leadership”, says Mr. Mwamba.
ISSUED BY GEOFFREY BWALYA MWAMBA, GBM
CHAIRMAN FOR MOBILIZATION IN THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PATRIOTIC FRONT
ASPIRING CANDIDATE FOR THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF THE PF

9 COMMENTS

  1. There is need of president HH to fire some minsters. The first thing one has to tackle is agriculture a nation can not run without the food security. How do you make small scale farmers to share fertilizer in medas seriously and you expect to harvest properly. Look at the ministry of health it is in a total mess no drugs in hospitals yet they are still serving.Ministry of local government also in a mess nothing to show . Only empty talks, you need to fire these minsters it is long over due.

    • I agree with you, Agriculture, Ministry of Health and Local government are a let down, if it is local government we have a sweet talker who is busy driving through filthy streets of the country, Lusaka and any other city except Livingstone is dirty were every place is a dumping site and selling point! recently installed street lights are off without any maintenance, when these three Ministers stand on the floor of the house what comes out of their mouths are just promises and comparisons. So annoying and draining one year down the line no fruitation from their talk.

  2. THE SAME PEOPLE BLAMING PRESIDENT HICHILEMA WILL CONTINUE TO BLAME HIM FOR ACTING ON WHATEVER IS PULLING HIM DOWN. THE MINISTERS YOU ARE SAYING HE MUST FIRE CAN ONLY WORK WELL WITH A FREE CIVIL SERVICE, ARTICLE 3 OF THE PF CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT ALL APPOINTS TO GOVERNMENT OR PARASTATALS MUST BE PF MEMBERS. DO YOU EXPECT PF MEMBERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE TO WORK WELL WITH UPND MINISTERS? FOR INSTANCE, GOVERNMENT IS FOREVER DISPATCHING DRUGS TO PROVINCES BUT MEDICINES ARE NOT THERE IN CLINICS AND HOSPITALS. IT IS PF DOING WHAT THEY KNOW BETTER. EVENTUALLY HE WILL FIRE ALL PF CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ARE PF THEN YOU WILL SAY HE IS NOT A GOOD PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE IS DOING THE SAME THINGS PF DID. UMUNTU MUUBI. A GOOD MAN HAS KEPT THE PF IN THE CIVIL SERVICE THINKING THEY WILL RE ORIENT THEIR THINKING BUT TO NO AVAIL, WHAT NEXT? THEY WILL HAVE TO GO.

  3. kanwakahosha – The same people you are saying PF this PF that are the same people who overwhelmingly voted PF out. Let us stop this nonsense of PF, PF. This is just making the work of the President difficult because most Zambians will work with the Government of the day – and you want him to appoint people that you feel are sympathetic to his Party, essentially bringing us back to PF days. Let people be held accountable, that’s all.

  4. Fellow Zambians , learn to read and hear the world news.Who doesn’t know that th current Russia-Ukraine vote has pushed freight charges up.Just to import a container from China to South. Africa ,it costs $18,000.
    The post COVID -19 pandemic brought a disruption in manufacturing and distribution of Pharmaceutical products. You want to have the Minister of Health fired for that? The bottom line is that drugs are now expensive and difficult to procure from other countries. That goes with fertilizer.Russia was the largest exporter of fertilizer and at the moment ,she is on sanctions and busy wasting billions firing missiles to kill innocent Ukrainians.
    I urge the Ministers of Health and Agriculture to issue Ministerial statements to the nation and explain in detail what I have outlined.

  5. Yes you may call him – Choir Master and yes, he may be according to your words and thinking but the truth is you miss him. It’s not about being a big Moloshi and fill big size, but it’s about perseverance and waiting upon God’s time. This time you would have been his vice president but mwalobe lyauma when you were cheated by ba ………

    Already mwalifimba kale kwashala ukupoleka. In short, I don’t see issue which you are addressing that concerns Zambians. Ala you will never be the president maybe you are waiting to be appointed as a Chief but still more people of Kasama and abena Lubemba cannot appoint you because you don’t deserve to be called a chief.

  6. The British say that those that live in glass houses should not throw stones. People who have skeletons to hid should not even talk. If PF had to simply blackmail some people to support him they should not think their cases are over. It is always funny how every time pride goes before a fall.

  7. It is very irritative with the manner the PF are performing in leadership today. Being in opposition is not a crime but time to reflect and check on what we deed in the past, and what our friends are in leadership today are performing. Where its due please give a thumb and where they are wrong talk or speak out.
    PF used to deny that where will HH get money to pay the retirees, He has done at least, where will HH get money to pay civil servants, he has shown it clear, where will HH get funds to pay for schools, no school is complaining that ever since school fees has been scrap of schools are bankrupt, where will HH get money meet all the 155 constituencies of K25m when PF in leadership failed to give out K1.6m to all constituencies. These are the issues which must ask PF that where did we go wrong?
    GBM was in MMD, went to PF, and in UPND finally back to PF. If you have amano, make up your party and mobilize people to follow you kaili you are fond of saying you have a big follower.

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