PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has disagreed with the tendency of some citizens who go to any extremes in search of miracle money, at the expense of hardwork.
Speaking during the official opening of the Indo Zambia Bank head office in Lusaka yesterday, the President said there is no such a thing as miracle money.
“The master of ceremony, (Paddy Mukando) was talking about citizens of Zambia developing a love to go to witchfinders and preaching sessions for miracle money. [But] there is no miracle money,” President Hichilema said.
“I don’t agree with miracle money myself. We have to work diligently.”
Meanwhile, President Hichilema urged banks to provide affordable loans for people to access capital cheaply.
“If Indo Zambia Bank and any other bank can support small businesses, Just 100, 000 small businesses….. and each of the 100,000 businesses employ just five people. Just do the arithmetics; no graphs today! How many new employees will come on board?” he indicated.
“It will create jobs more than the public sector!”
He advised citizens who aquire loans to invest, rather than living a lavish lifestyle of buying luxurious cars while attempting to portray an elite image.
“I see on social media that the President wears the same shirt everyday. No I change!” remarked President Hichilema.
“But where is the conversation coming from? They want to see the President looking very luxurious! (and that’s where the problem lies). Is my priority a car called a piece of metal? What status does it give to me? driving a VX costing UD$250,00! What change will that bring to me? Zero!”
By Moses Makwaya
Kalemba June 7, 2023