Firstly, allow me
please to give you all my heart-felt gratitude for your
tremendous support, encouragement and indeed the confidence that you have
in me as President. I thank you most sincerely. You people are
Sons and daughters of
without blowing my own trumpet, those of you who know or have heard me
speak before, are very much alive to the fact that I can
make good speeches. Nonetheless, I am not going to bore you or take much of
your precious time, but just go right to the point.
Today we have come to
announce to you that the forbearers of this great party of ours have
passed the torch to a progressive Zambian generation with progressive
ideas. Zambia Republic Party ZRP is back and I, ELISHA KING MUSOMA, am
the new President.
Fellow citizens, it
is not a secret that our overall aim as the REPUBLICANS is to
form government one day soon and help to radically change mother Zambia
and her place in the world. So the question should never be
whether MUSOMA and the REPUBLICANS will form government, but rather
WHEN will the REPUBLICANS form government?
Please let all our
people in all the corners of Zambia know that ZRP, under my leadership,
will never retreat an iota from our overall aim and vision to form
government, and turn Zambia into an ECONOMIC GIANT as well as the
BREAD BASKET of Africa. I have a dream for Zambia! I will repeat this: I
HAVE A DREAM FOR ZAMBIA
For almost 50 years
independence this country has been ravaged by mainly the 4 devils;
1. The devil of poverty
2. The devil of disease
3. The devil of illiteracy and
4. The devil of corruption
My government is
going to wage a ruthless war against the 4 specific devils that have
continued to ravage mother Zambia
and our wonderful people. When Zambia Republic Party ZRP is in power, we
will turn mother Zambia into an economic giant as well as the bread basket
of Africa by creating manufacturing industry, beginning an
agriculture revolution, empower indigenous Zambians instead of foreigners,
offer 3 years tax exemptions & incentives to newly formed
businesses owned by indigenous Zambians, we shall give financial
assistance, land and machinery in form of loans to serious indigenous
Zambian businesses, offer quality education and build universities in every
province, offer quality health care and facilities to all &
when needed, we shall bring back decentralisation, lower taxes, lower the
cost of doing business in Zambia, make all foreign investors that enter the
country to partner with Zambians and encourage value added exports
among other things.
Why should our people
continue to wallow in abject poverty in the land of plenty? How can you
have a country without billionaires after almost 50 years of independence?
My government will change that and for the first time in the history of our
nation, we are going to have billionaires in US dollars and more than one
million Zambian millionaires in us dollars.
So our immediate task
is to begin a massive and extensive marketing of ZRP and recruitment so
that ZRP and ELISHA KING MUSOMA become a household name in Zambia.
Never again will ZRP
die! ZRP from hence forth shall stand the test of time and live as long as Zambia
To our Current
Republican President, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata and your government, I have
this message for you sir. The REPUBLICANS are a progressive
people hence, quite different from all other opposition political parties.
So we are not going to shy away or hesitate to salute you for anything
that you will ever do in the interest of the nation and our people. At
the same time I would like you and your government to know that anything
that you do that’s not in the interest of our people, we will greatly
oppose you. Please make no mistake about this.
So in the same vein,
I would like you to know Sir that, as the Zambia Republic Party (ZRP), we
are in total support of your government's move to divide Northern Province
into two provinces and the turning of Choma town or indeed any other
town into the provincial headquarters of Southern province, living
Livingstone as the tourist capital: Sir that is a move in the right
We are also in full
support of the renaming of Lusaka International Airport,
airport and Livingstone airport after our forbearers: Kenneth Kaunda,
the late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and the late Harry Mwanga Nkumbula
respectively, though you didn’t follow the right procedure.
We are also in
agreement with you for calling the newly constructed Ndola
stadium after the late President, Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, but of course
not the naming of the Lusaka Hospital after him as well, as that
just amounts to political appeasement because he is not the only one
who needs to be appreciated.
We will also strongly
advise that the new stadium in Lusaka under
construction be named after our late president Dr Fredrick Chiluba
whose immense and selfless contribution to the well-being of mother Zambia
cannot be questioned or ignored by any normal Zambian.
As ZRP, we are
against the extension of retirement age in Zambia because
the lifespan of our people in Zambia has reduced drastically
over the years to less than 40 years.
I must also say that
as ZRP we have been appalled at some of your appointments and dismissals,
to which I would strongly advise Mr. President that before you cut, please
make sure you measure twice.
Mr. President Sir, we
are also against the awarding of the Public Guest House in Northern Province to
the Catholic Church. If you want to bless any particular church or member
of the clergy, by all means you should do that as long as you don't
use government resources. That's not right!
Coming to the issue
of the sale of Zamtel, if there's enough evidence that such a
huge public asset was fraudulently sold for a song by the previous
government, please do not hesitate to reverse and make the culprit account
for it and face the law.
Lastly, as ZRP we
also strongly oppose the move to appoint Mr. Mutembo Nchito as DPP. Sir, the fact that Mr.
Nchito’s company, for which he was chief executive officer, failed to
service the debt which it owed is enough ground for him not to be appointed
as DPP while there are thousands of qualified Zambians in good standing who
can fill the same position in our country.
Once again the torch
has been passed to a generation of progressive Zambians with fresh ideas,
so let the word go forth to all our people in all corners of Zambia
that the party is reborn, the politician is born and the President is born.
The REPUBLICANS are back! Let every well-meaning Zambian and non Zambian
alike join and support the Zambia Republic Party ZRP now, for a better Zambia
tomorrow. We are back!
God bless Zambia!
Elisha King Musoma