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Friday, 14 January 2011

A Pro-Corruption President?

"For those (candidates) offering you bribes in form of money to vote for them, take the money, use it but vote (with) your conscience"
President Rupiah Banda encouraging his party members to take bribes but "vote with your conscience". Not sure which "conscience" he is appealing to. It can't be the same conscience that allows one to take bribes.  This is a new low for the Republican President. I thought he is there to defend the rule of law? How can a President serious encourage people to engage in corruption? 


  1. These are the kind of flashpoints in which Zambians need to be aggressive. I would like to know why an elected official (in this case the country’s President) is okay with political candidates offering bribes to constituents. Is this something he also does? And if so, why is this an accepted part of the electoral process? If he comes back and says he was misquoted, then let him explain exactly what he meant. This is completely unacceptable, and something not to be glossed over just because he hands out Shake Shake and chitenges. We can do better than this!

  2. It seems to me the president rarely thinks before he speaks. May be I am being harsh, but often he says things that one cant even put down to "very old age". He needs to endure he never talks without a script.

    When he speaks from his heart - this comes out. Now we know from the abundance of the heart a man speaketh, but for the sake of the country we wish he can temporarily stop relying it!

  3. Meant to say "ensure" rather than "endure".



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