Lungu’s new Government appointments a strong reflection of an increasingly Ethnically divided Country.

If there has been any doubt on how divided Zambia is along narrow sectarian lines, Lungu’s new Government appointments have clearly shown the deep cracks of a dying unified statehood.
Much past debate was dedicated to Lungu’s strategy  on retiring Zambians from a selected number of regions in the infamous ‘National Interest’, a term that many translated as ethnic cleansing of professionals and technocrats that were perceived to originate from the so called political strongholds of the opposition.
This resulted in a predictable depletion of a total sum of hundreds of years of the much needed work experience, that was conviniently replaced by people that lacked the expertise but had political, nepotistic, and ethnic loyalty through patronage.
The arguement that Lungu has to reward only those that support him in past elections, augment a widely held view of how narrow an African perception of Democracy in relation to opposition politics is. And to a large extent explains why Africa has not developed after the post colonial era.
Lungu’s gate keeper politics where politicians in positions of authority control access to resources and opportunities in order to advance their own political and economic ends, has given rise to nepotistic distribution of employment opportunities in the range of scales not seen before.
Corruption, unaccountable leadership, cronyism, patronage and rent seeking politics at the expense of social justice, has been the hallmark of the Lungu political leadership and easily qualifies him as the most divisive politician in 50 years of Zambia’s Presidential politics.

2 Comments on “Eastern Province Chiefs Refuse to ban UPND.”

  1. Maambo
    June 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    It s unfortunate that the people who call others tribalist, are hypocrites. They themselves are real tribalist.

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  2. OneNation
    June 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    Unlike Chiefs from other regions, the Eastern Chiefs have responded to this nonsense in very clear terms. One would have hoped other Chiefs would have also reprimanded their subjects when they spewed nonsense and all the mess we are in now would have been avoided. But do not add your stuff ba Watchdog – did Senior Chief Nzamane refer to the President in his reprimand of Edwin Sakala?

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