Street Vendors Have Been Mistreated-Shimunza

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

DATE :12-01-2018
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AS MOVEMENT FOR NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION, MNT, WE COMMEND GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF CHOLERA, BUT CONVERSELY WE ARE SADDENED BY THE MANNER IN WHICH OUR TRADERS HAVE BEEN TREATED CAUSING ECONOMIC STRESS AND CLOSURE OF PEOPLE’S BUSINESSES WITHOUT DUE CONSIDERATIONS.WE CANNOT THROW THE BABY WITH BATH WATER.

WHILE CHOLERA IS A DEADLY DISEASE THAT WE ALL DO NOT WANT TO TAKE CHANCES WITH SENSITIVITY IS REQUIRED TO GENERATE TWO TYPES OF SOLUTIONS :

1. SHORT TERM MECHANISMS TO DEAL WITH CHOLERA IN THE IMMEDIATE AFFECTED AREAS.

2. LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO CONGENTION AND SANITATION IN THE CBD AREAS COUNTRYWIDE.

FURTHERMORE, IN A DEMOCRACY, IT MUST ALWAYS BE BORNE IN MIND BY THOSE WHO GOVERN THAT, WE LEAD BY PERSUASION NOT DRACONIAN OR COERCIVE LEADERSHIP. AUTOCRATIC AND AUTHORITARIAN METHODS ARE AT VARIANCE WITH DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE. IN VIEW OF THIS THE FOLLOWING COULD HELP MINISTERS AND THE PRESIDENT IN GOING FORWARD.

1. DON’T IGNORE ALL STAKEHOLDES INCLUDING LEADERS OF VENDORS CONSULT ALL WIDELY AND WISELY

2. DON’T PLAN AT GOVERNMENT LEVEL ONLY, AND SURPRISE THE INVOLVED BE INCLUSIVE.

3. SENSITIZATION IS CRITICAL BOTH FOR CHOLERA AND BUSINESS CLOSURES

4. DON’T SOLVE ONE PROBLEM BUT THEN CREATE ANOTHER ONE BY KILLING THE HEALTHY DUE TO BUSINESS CLOSURES, WHILE TRYING TO HEAL CHOLERA AFFECTED.

5. PLAN FOR SUSTAINABLE WIDER CONSENSUS AND MINIMIZE USE OF FORCE ON CIVILIAN POPULATIONS

6. CONSIDER ALL FACTORS INVOLVED NOT LOPSIDED PLANS IN THE SITUATION

7. INVOLVE OTHER POLITICAL PLAYERS WITH IDEAS TO THINK BEYOND PARTISAN POLITICS AS WE PANDER TO THE SAME PEOPLE. AS GOVERNMENT DO NOT WAIT TO BE APPROACHED CALL FOR MEETINGS WITH US TO SOLVE ISSUES OF NATIONAL INTERESTS.

8. TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR QUICK ALTERNATIVES TO THE VENDORS PLIGHT

9. NOTE THAT PEOPLE ARE ONLY COMMITTED TO WHAT THEY ARE PART OF IN A PROCESS THAT IS WHY CONSULTING IS VITAL

10. REMEMBER THAT THE INTERESTS OF GOVERNMENT IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE PEOPLE FIRST. WE MUST NOT BE FOUND CONFLICTED BEING BUSY SERVING GOVERNMENT AT THE EXPENSE OF CITIZENS AS MINISTERS

  • ISSUED BY :
    DANIEL MVULA SHIMUNZA
    FOUNDING PRESIDENT
    MOVEMENT FOR NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
    FIRST WORLD ZAMBIA IDEOLOGY

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