Tuesday, 31 December 2013

NO MORE FRUGAL LEADERSHIP: MAY THE BEST TAKEOVER AND RULE


By Nyalubinge Ngwende
AS we have entered 2014, ZAMBIA does not deserve FRUGAL KIND of LEADERSHIP. At
this time and era when NATIONS are making PROGRESS with GREAT IDEAS of CREATING NATIONAL WEALTH and their LEADERS are admired for taking 21st Century DECISIONS and INSPIRING their citizens to be ENGINEERS who forge TOOLS for production, ZAMBIA cannot afford to REMAIN BEHIND.

As we wake up this 2014, may we look to the GREATEST HOPE that our FAITH will not FAIL US to see DIVINE INTERVENTION for the WRONGS that those who were hard to hear made in 2011 when on that September 20th day went to vote for the PATRIOTIC FRONT.

May the SPIRIT of this GREAT NATION ARISE and SPREAD its STRONG WINGS and SOAR like an EAGLE!

SOLUTIONS to young people's problems of UNEMPLOYMENT must not be stage managed on television WITHOUT any SUSTAINABLE POLICY DIRECTION for JOB CREATION. CASUAL WORK must not be the PRIDE of ZAMBIA; the country needs CLEAR TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMS that have a MULTIPLIER EFFECT to give hope to every USEFUL YOUNG PERSON to see OPPORTUNITIES that are CLEAR and NOT GUESSES. WASTING OF RESOURCES on youth programs that GIVE LESS RESULTS must be ABANDONED forthwith. If Constituency Development Fund has not turned FORTUNES for young people to be PRODUCERS, may it be REDIRECTED to buy TRANSFER of KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS from China, India, Japan and Malaysia. We cannot have polytechnic institutions that NEVER INVENT or produce HUMAN RESOURCE able to forge not even DECORS for a MODERN BUILDING.

WE need NEW THINKING in ENERGY PROGRAMS that do not just take away space and change the RESOURCE BASE on which our RURAL ILK depend for their lives without giving them the PRIDE of OWNERSHIP. This country is a SHAME of its ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, power lines pass over several villages and that GRANDMOTHER will pass on not KNOWING ALTERNATIVE cooking energy, when all around her there are abundant means to produce the COMMODITY cheaply and put it in her hands.

NEW ENERGY PROJECTS must give our YOUNG PEOPLE hope like that of a TONGA boy in SOUTHERN PROVINCE who wakes up every morning DREAMING to be an animal husbandry expert or VET DOCTOR because he grows up UNDERSTANDING COWS and BULLS so WELL; It must EXUDE HOPE like that found in a NGONI boy that wakes up to be an ENTREPRENEUR in agriculture commodities like COTTON and GROUNDNUTS, because he grows up knowing the DYNAMICS of growing these CROPS.  

OUR ENERGY programs must INSPIRE young people to become part of the BREAKTHROUGHS—finding and engineering new sources from whatever material that exist around their BACKYARD like the BILL GATES of this WORLD that are putting everything that they turn their eyes into IMPROVING the COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY. Our graduates in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING must be scouring our peripheral areas for OPPORTUNITIES to setup GREEN ENERGY projects to supply tourism sites, fisheries ice plants and wild fruit beverage processing plants. If it means stealing or buying technology so that our GRADUATES can have it, may ZAMBIA go into deeper DEBT than at this time when BORROWING is for paying back POLITICAL FRIENDS for favours they rendered during ELECTIONS!


This NATION needs ENTREPRENEUR opportunities that give a LUSAKA boy the courage to BECOME the RICHARD BRANSON—owner of the Virgin Group of Companies. If it means government finding a way to GROW such youths, then we need a MINISTER of YOUTH who does not just talk SPORTS or become a SANTA CLAUS of distributing money. We NEED to put MONEY in projects that are GROUND BREAKING and become MODELS of WEALTH and JOB CREATION.

The INSPIRATION for a GREEN REVOLUTION is already there on our NATION FLAG. MAY we invoke the spirit of our GREEN BACKGROUND of our FLAG to INSPIRE us doing something GREEN that will make this country PROUD.

BUT it must be realised that the PATRIOTIC FRONT lacks what it takes to do this. Already it has showed that the only way to BUILD our country is by running around to borrow. It is far apart from DIALOGUE so that it can LISTEN to citizens with the HEART FOR THE PEOPLE and HEARKEN PASSIONATELY and work together with the AFFECTED to find solutions to PREDICAMENTS. How would one mean if the IMPASSE with the NURSES has ended up in DISASTER? This was all the MISTAKE of taking WRONG DECISIONS. If government leaders create problems in an INSTITUTION that did not have problems and FAIL to RESOLVE those PROBLEMS, it becomes very HARD to see how they would identify INHERENT problems that have kept OPPORTUNITIES from its people.

There is NO COURAGE that CAN SURPASS that of THE HEART that BEATS for the GOOD LIFE of the PEOPLE

May the SPIRIT of this GREAT NATION ARISE and SPREAD its STRONG WINGS and SOAR like an EAGLE AGAIN!