Young political activist has expressed disappointment that Republican President opted to make announcements of his new Cabinet Ministers when scores of Zambians expected him to address the nation.
Prince Ndoyi a young politician from the former ruling Party the MMD said Zambians did not expect to see pictures of their President making appointments instead they wanted to hear his voice making sweeping changes especially after the dramatic exist from government by Harry Kalaba.
Ndoyi known for his criticism of HH and the UPND leadership today pointed lamentations towards the Head of State as he noted that what the country expected was not only appointments made quietly but an address to the nation on a number of issues among them corruption allegations levelled against his government by one of his own Ministers who has since resigned.
“Today Monday scores of Zambians were waiting to hear the Presidents’ voice either on radio or TV not to see pictures. To hear him sound the alarm in both sound and picture making sweeping changes not only to cabinet but to the wider overall management of the country. Structural reforms in agriculture and his posture against these things that have taken center stage such as Cholera and the Crying Traders, Labour Matters, Army Worms and Corruption Allegations.
“But fortunately for those appointed, which ever wisdom he used to appoint the same, is a debate for another day. But the President saliently did that behind closed doors, subjecting every Zambian to wait for ZNBC news to hear his voice probably in a less than two minute clip,” he said.
Ndoyi opinionated that the Head of State missed yet another opportunity to talk to the public and make popular decisions that identify with the majority who put him in office.
He said President Lungu is seemingly insulated from reality and that the handlers should not de-link the President from the reason he is Republican President, the party.
“My honest opinion is the President has yet again missed a mouth watering opportunity not only to address the nation but to make popular decisions. A President elected on a popular majority of 50percent + 1 must from time to time identify with the popular majority.
“For me the President has been insulated from reality and his party-PF. My most immediate humble advise to the Presidential handlers is that they must not delink the President from the party which is the reason he is President. He is a politician and much of the reason why our former President Rupiah Banda lost in 2011 is because he lost touch with the party-MMD as according to Dickson Jere. RUPIAH BANDA was made too busy with the presidency and party matters he delegated,” he said.
Ndoyi further advised the President to use the discontent of youths in his party as a yardstick to measure the frustrations of youths in the country.
He said the actions of the PF youths who impounded tracks of Mukula was an indicator of a bigger problem which the President should not shy away from addressing.
Further the former students leader and now political activist appealed to those closest to the President such as the First Lady and the First Family to bridge the communication gap between the President and the general citizenry.
Ndoyi questioned whether it was the Zambian intelligence that was failing President or the beauracracy of state house civil servants
“I wonder sometimes does the President hear us, what mode of communication can someone use surely? First lady Esther Lungu and Tasila Lungu please help us. Who is failing our humble leader, is it the INTELLIGENCE or the walls at STATE HOUSE?
“There is no where to hide, you jump on a taxi or a bus, everyone is complaining. In the hospitals and market places, people have missed their President and they don’t see or hear him directly unless through others. They miss their humble and poor President who lived among us. WHERE IS OUR PRESIDENT?”