Letters to the editor

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:35:02 +0000

Know Your Neighbour Project hailed

Dear Editor,

 The event was held near Lilanda’s Kalukungu market whose guest of honour was the Lusaka mayor, Mr. Wilson Kalumba.On Friday the 2nd of February, 2018 I had the privilege and an opportunity to attend the “Know Your Neighbour” project whose motto is “When you see something, say something”, the brain initiative started by the area councillor, Mr. Patrick Salubusa.

I was moved to see the young and old uniting to make the campaign a success.

It was also moving to see Top Zambian musician like James Chamanyazi, Bobby East, Kekero, Chiko Chali, Willy Jinx and the Topstar TV Company coming on board to contribute their abilities and capabilities to make the “Know Your Neighbour” campaign massage louder.

As a gesture to encourage the residents of Kapwepwe ward 25 to keep their surroundings clean, awards were given to the cleanest houses and schools.

They say, it takes collective knowledge to develop a nation. With the current cholera outbreak, it would have been more encouraging if the previous….leadership [Former councillor Piyo and team] would have come on board to work hand in hand with the current leadership (Councillor Sabulusa and team) on this campaign as we curb the further spread of cholera.

The “Know You Neighbour” campaign should be hailed for its positivity and it is a campaign that should be spread to other areas.

Let other councillors pluck a leaf from this good, positive project.

And to the area councillor of kapwepwe and the team I say, congratulations on this positive move. keep up with your good works, we are following the “Know Your Neighbour” campaign proudly. As the motto puts it, when you see something, say something. I rest my thoughts.

TROY MUKUPA

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Southern, Western and North Western Province MPs doing nothing

Dear Editor,

Since our last general elections in 2016 which ushered in President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, people of Southern, Western and North Western provinces have never asked their MPs what projects have been done for them.

All I hear are insults upon insults, poured on President Lungu.

Did they send their MPs to parliament to draw huge salaries and allowances for insulting the President?

Are insults developing their areas? Surely, is this normal? Even some chiefs support their misguided UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to demean President Lungu.

My brothers and sisters, please wake up and demand development from your representatives and don’t allow them to draw allowances for not doing the job for which they are employed to do.

Bravo to Central Province councillors for hard work and support they are giving to government.

HH, be fair to your people by encouraging government to take development to your strongholds.

Your children do not need the little development you are denying your electorates, but your poor voters badly need it.

So, stop politicking otherwise good government projects meant to uplift poor citizens.

P.C.L. Simwawa, Lusaka

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Cholera will continue to strike if…

 Dear Editor,

Zambia is our only country and it is not an animal farm either.

But we throw litter everywhere, and when we go to South Africa, we fear doing the same. Why?

I feel it is because our mind-set is polluted. We are not patriotic.

Does it have to take the Government through our armed forces to clean up our streets?

Sadly even after our defence forces cleaned up Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD) and other towns, dirty is starting to pile up again! What kind of people are we?

So we are only good at insulting each other!

Are street vendors ready to throw out Edgar Lungu from State House simply because he has waged war and conquered Vitro Cholerae bacteria from taking people to their early graves?

If there is a milestone in his presidency journey, it’s this very one together with Mansa Central Member of Parliament, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, the health minister

I know politically bankrupted persons like Hakainde Hichilema and GBM will criticize the government for evicting vendors from the streets for their political expediency.

If there was a weak arm in President Sata (MHSRIP), it’s allowing vendors and PF cadres to take up the streets and parking lots!

These vendors are supposed to be in state farms and poultry industries, selling and exporting food on behalf of the republic of Zambia!

Both live and fallen heroes had strong and weak arms-we have to admit that fact and never have to copy and paste deadly mistakes.

Since Lungu chased vendors from streets, has any vendor died of starvation because of not trading from the streets?  None.

Have they been chased from homes for failing to pay rentals and land rates? The quick answer is still NO.

Are those vendors not selling? Illiteracy and physical hygiene do not go hand in hand!

It does not require a bachelor’s degree to learn to wash hands, cook and eat food while hot and properly boiled to kill germs.

London has 16 million people; Lusaka has fourfold less inhabitants, why isn’t there a single one dying of bacterial infection in England or indeed in Johannesburg?

As long as we wait for the Government to clean markets, streets and homes for us, cholera will continue to strike and reap so many souls!

Enock Mukosha, Lusaka

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Moves to regulate internet welcome

 Dear Editor,

Those against this regulation are the ones posting insults on social media (internet). Bravo Mr Mushimba over the proposal to regulate internet usage in Zambia.

No normal person would be against regulating what can corrupt the minds especially of the young ones through exposure to pornography, insults, hate expression, defamation and lies.

Only the guilty will be afraid of a law protecting users and recipients (consumers).

The move is aimed at ensuring sanity and making sure that there is no abuse at all. Abusing freedom of speech calls for regulation.

It is not true, that the laws will curb the rights of users but criminals need fear because the law will catch up with them.

Change Life Zambia

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Cholera will continue to strike if…

Dear Editor,

Zambia is our only country and it is not an animal farm either.

But we throw litter everywhere, and when we go to South Africa, we fear doing the same. Why?

I feel it is because our mind-set is polluted. We are not patriotic.

Does it have to take the Government through our armed forces to clean up our streets?

Sadly even after our defence forces cleaned up Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD) and other towns, dirty is starting to pile up again! What kind of people are we?

So we are only good at insulting each other!

Are street vendors ready to throw out Edgar Lungu from State House simply because he has waged war and conquered Vitro Cholerae bacteria from taking people to their early graves?

If there is a milestone in his presidency journey, it’s this very one together with Mansa Central Member of Parliament, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, the health minister

I know politically bankrupted persons like Hakainde Hichilema and GBM will criticize the government for evicting vendors from the streets for their political expediency.

If there was a weak arm in President Sata (MHSRIP), it’s allowing vendors and PF cadres to take up the streets and parking lots!

These vendors are supposed to be in state farms and poultry industries, selling and exporting food on behalf of the republic of Zambia!

Both live and fallen heroes had strong and weak arms-we have to admit that fact and never have to copy and paste deadly mistakes.

Since Lungu chased vendors from streets, has any vendor died of starvation because of not trading from the streets?  None.

Have they been chased from homes for failing to pay rentals and land rates? The quick answer is still NO.

Are those vendors not selling? Illiteracy and physical hygiene do not go hand in hand!

It does not require a bachelor’s degree to learn to wash hands, cook and eat food while hot and properly boiled to kill germs.

London has 16 million people; Lusaka has fourfold less inhabitants, why isn’t there a single one dying of bacterial infection in England or indeed in Johannesburg?

As long as we wait for the Government to clean markets, streets and homes for us, cholera will continue to strike and reap so many souls!

Enock Mukosha, Lusaka

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Larry Mweetwa has maggot brains

Dear Editor,

Larry’s comment on co-joined twins is so pathetic, it made me want to puke … this operation is blue sky stuff and the smart doctors of the Zambian enterprise made us all proud.

Does Larry even know how many doctors in the West would die to be part of such an endeavor? Ifi bantu fimo awe mwandini. Be patriotic and proud of your friend’s achievements. Kano nga nibo … akaso bane kills. And to the Doctors, yours is a noble enterprise!!! Guys like Larry are nothing but showboats for nothing. We are very proud of you … you put Zambia on the map once more.

Please document and make sure your publish this work and share it with the likes of John Hopkins, etc. the world renowned advanced hospitals took notice of what you managed to do, forget maggots like Larry.

B R Mumba

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