26 May, 2021
“Politics is not a game, it is serious business. It is not a dirty game; it is the players who are dirty. We are at fault for putting the wicked in power and expecting them to be pure”. Powerful strong words from a powerful and strong woman with twenty (20) years’ experience in politics. Having served in Cabinet and in the National Assembly among others, her experience in public service is well rounded and suitably qualifies her to know what she is talking about.
Seated on her veranda after a long day in the campaign office, Mrs Mutale Nalumango, UPND Vice President and Presidential Running mate to Mr Hakainde Hichilema in the August 2021 Elections, spoke about the momentous week just ended.
“It was satisfying to successfully submit our nomination, in the face of so much negativity and aggression. I am grateful to God that all went well and that progress has been made in taking Zambia forward. I believe that this is an election to give Zambians hope and that for Zambians there is no other option but UPND and its Alliance partners.
For the Doctor working with no gloves or drugs and in the face of Honeybee scandals, is there any other option? For a Nurse or a Teacher, what motivation is there for them when their qualifications are not recognised and salaries are dwarfed? Is it what a Police Officer wants, to be commanded about by cadres and beaten? Or a Public Servant to lose authority and be commanded by anyone?”.
The passion clear in her voice, Mrs Nalumango expressed her hope that Zambia is ready to take back control in their hands and create the Zambia they need. “We want a silent revolution. No noise, no violence, no insults. Just your NRC and voters card. Speak to the person next to you and explain to them how to make things better, to take back their pride in working and earning a decent living and not being a slave to corruption or held to ransom eating crumbs from a stolen table”.
When asked on her priority areas if elected as Vice President, Mrs Nalumango sighed. “It is difficult to distinguish as each area impacts on the other.
I am a Teacher so education matters deeply to me. Education is the great equaliser. I was orphaned at six (6) years old and lived in the village. I am where I am because of the education provided to me by the Government. Why should a Government fail to provide education for its people?
But how does a child learn when she is hungry? Eradicating poverty is paramount. That means a focus on agriculture and food security which needs correct policies which allow for the creation of wealth.
Wealth creation means straightening out our mining industry. That can only happen in an environment of zero tolerance to corruption. We need to stop the bleeding if we are to grow the economy.
Caderism has been allowed to flourish out of control and there is no order in society. The rule of law needs to be re-established”.
Despite the overwhelming realisation of the work ahead, Mrs Nalumango is ready for the work ahead. “God has called me to serve Him through politics. It needs clean people to clean it up. Proverbs 29: 2 says ‘When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan’. We need each of you to come and work with us, don’t sit on the fence. You are welcome”.
On this International Day of Peacekeepers, we would like to acknowledge the many men and women in uniform who have staked their lives to serve humanity in distant places.
With our largest number of personnel in Central Africa Republic, we wish you well as you serve in one of the most dangerous missions in Africa, and perhaps in the world. You are some of Zambia’s bravest and finest sons and daughters, and the nation is so proud of you.
We would like to reaffirm that as part of the broader strategy on improving conditions of service, all your needs as you serve in peace operations will be met, once we are elected to serve, courtesy of the Zambian people. You will be provided with state-of-the-art equipment as well as ensuring that you get 100% allowances due, after completing the mission, in addition to the Monthly Service Allowance you collect while serving. We wish to emphasise that no penny will be deducted because the nation recognises your selfless sacrifice, outstanding performance and dedication to duty.
God bless our servicemen and women for all your hard work and for carrying Zambia’s flag with pride and honour. We pray for your safety wherever you are in the world and we also pray for your families whom you have left back home.
HH aka Bally
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As Alliance Partners pledge to deliver Zambia out of poverty
Today begins a new chapter in our collective journey towards a better, more prosperous and united Zambia.
The UPND Alliance, President Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Vice President Madam Mutale Nalumango, are ready and united to deliver the change our people so desperately need.
Zambia needs trusted leadership with a genuine vision for this country, and there is no better duo who can champion and help deliver this people’s cause than Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and Madam Mutale Nalumango.
President Hakainde Hichilema has yet again demonstrated his willingness and genuine desire to serve and help build a better Zambia.
His running mate, Vice President Madam Mutale Nalumango has been a servant leader for the people of Zambia for many decades, whether in the Public Service, Government or in the opposition. From being a decorated teacher, to the first female to be elected as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in 2006, to becoming National Chairperson of the UPND, she has proven herself to be trustworthy, reliable, loyal and a true patriot; exactly what this country and its people need. She is, and will be, the ideal stateswoman.
The UPND alliance has listened and delivered to the people of Zambia, the most credible leadership proposition in recent times, with a profound love for this country, and a true ability to deliver the Zambia we want.
The Zambian people must now stand up and make their voices heard.
The time is now, and change is coming.
UPND MEDIA TEAM
After a rigorous primary election process, we have settled for the 156 member of parliament aspirants and hundreds of other candidates in our local government structures. I can confirm to you that this is the most difficult process of our party, yet one that brings joy to those who have made it and a lot of pain and disappointment for those that have not.
My humble and earnest appeal to both categories is magnanimity, respect, understanding, love and unity towards each other. We will be uncaring to our culture of solidarity that has held us together in very difficult times in the past, if we do not give due consideration to each other’s aspirations and anxieties, that have arisen from the above process.
The grassroots did their job for which we profoundly thank them. The NMC also weighed in before the NEC settled on the final list. I ask that this process be respected, no matter the feelings of victory or disappointment we may feel.
Let us now focus on the bigger picture fellow members, and not allow our detractors to divide us, even as they pillage and plunder our nation. We are facing a vicious dictatorship and a collapsed economy, brought about by a most reckless and corrupt regime in the history of our country. We therefore have a patriotic and democratic duty to vote them out and unless we unite, our nation will be unrecognisable in the next five years, if the PF are allowed to continue. We must not allow that and if we do because of divisions, posterity may judge us harshly.
There is a lot of work to be done once we are in power and will need everyone who has demonstrable loyalty to help us deliver the development agenda we have for Zambia. We therefore have work for everyone, but before we assign you, we will need to get to State House.
I can give numerous examples of men and women who didn’t jump ship in previous rounds of adoptions, who have been adopted this time around. I therefore call on you to be patient and rally behind those that have been adopted and do not split the vote, as this would disadvantage our mission and goals.
I wish all the best to aspirants at MP, Mayor/Council Chairman and Councillor level.
HH aka Bally
The dissolution of parliament today means that we have no minister of home affairs or any other minister to interfere with the operations of the police in favour of the rural party. We therefore, call upon our men and women in uniform to take advantage of this period to do that work in the best professional manner possible. We shall not tolerate any abuse of public office or resources by former ministers; we shall be at hand to effect citizen arrest on any offenders.
Today, mark beginning of the end of Police officers getting orders from party cadres. We are on a journey to redemption and we call upon all well meaning citizens to join us on this journey. Our country’s economy is in ICU and it will take great resolves for us to revamp and rebuild our economy. Great resolves to replace a government of play boys with a mature, focused and hardworking leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema.
It doesn’t matter which political party you belong to or which party of the country you come from we have a huge task of saving our country from collapsing. It’s time to get together and say no to corruption, bad governance and visionless government. Our country is being destroyed under our very own eyes but for how long are we going to stand and just look? For the first time in history the national broadcaster has to remind us that we are ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION because the current govern is guilty of dividing this country. This election is about moving our country FORWARD but we shall always look back to find out who gassed us? Who bought the fire trucks? Who burnt City Market? As we move forward we shall not forget to fight for Justice for Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda and all other fallen heroes. We have not forgotten about expired drugs and condoms. No matter how long it takes justice shall prevail.
As UPND we shall not wait time fighting political opponents, we shall allow the law to take its course while we focus on rebuilding this nation. We shall make sure that every Zambian child has access to free education; we shall embark on massive industrialization which will help us employ all the graduates from colleges and Universities in the country. We shall make the people of this rich land RICH.
VOTE FOR HAKAINDE HICHILEMA AND THE UPND FOR A BETTER ZAMBIA
Deputy National Chairman mobilization and Stratergy
UPND Alliance Press Conference
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema writes below…
We had a wonderful church service at Njanji SDA church in Lusaka, today.
When called upon, we encouraged fellow believers to remain strong and have faith in our God, Almighty.
The Body of Christ is one and we wish brethren going to worship tomorrow, Sunday, God’s grace and love.
Once more, Happy Sabbath to you all and may God Bless our Country.