REMOVAL OF SUBSIDIES SINCE 2013 WHERE TO NOW

THROW BACK 2013
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE :
Media Statement for Immediate Release
PRESIDENT SATA ON THE REMOVAL OF FUEL
SUBSIDY
LUSAKA, Thursday, May 2, 2013 – His Excellency,
Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic
of Zambia, has said the removal of the subsidy on
petroleum products will enable the state to have
more finances available for spending and guarantee
proper implementation of all government
programmes and projects.
President Sata said it is necessary that the subsidy
on petroleum products, which has been a burden on
state coffers for a longtime, is removed and
consequently the price of fuel adjusted upwards in
order to attract wider social benefits for the general
populace.
“In 2012 alone, the Treasury redirected resources
amounting to KR754 Million (K754 Billion) from
implementation of other government programmes
and activities in the Budget to finance the fuel
subsidy,” the Head of State said.
“For the 2013 budget, the Government has already
paid a sum of KR571.5 Million (K571.4 Billion) in
fuel subsidies as at 18th January, 2013. It is
estimated that more than K1.1 Trillion (KR1.1
Billion) will be paid in 2013 as subsidies if no
adjustment is made to the price build up and/or the
pump price.
“Our people may wish to know that the estimated
K1.1 Trillion (KR1.1 Billion) subsidy can go a long
way in financing the construction of more than 100
new rural primary schools or over 120 new rural
health centres to help the majority marginalized
Zambians.”
The President has further explained that these funds
are diverted from expenditure on social sectors and
infrastructure development that if spent would have
accelerated poverty reduction and employment
creation especially for the youths.
“The removal of the subsidy will make more
finances available for spending and guarantee job
creation and the development of infrastructure such
as schools, universities, hospitals as well as the
Link Zambia 8000 project, which will open up the
rural areas for increased trade and investment,”
President Sata said.
“The decision will also make funds available for the
upgrading of the Indeni Oil Refinery to enable it
process pure crude oil, which is cheaper to import
and will result in cheaper imports by about US$10
Million while providing other by-products to be used
in the plastic, road and fertilizer industries. I believe
the overall short and long-term benefits to
Zambians of this action, outweighs by far any
perceived negative consequences.”
President Sata said in its pursuit to improve the
livelihood of all Zambians, the PF government
remains committed to ensuring that there is a
transparent and equitable distribution of resources
to all sectors to facilitate greater economic growth.
Meanwhile, President Sata is this Friday [tomorrow]
expected to flag off the commencement of the
construction of the 61Km Chalimbana Road project.
This is another project under the Link Zambia 8000,
which will provide a shorter route to the Leopards
Hill Road passing through Chiawa to Chirundu.
The same day, the Head of State is also expected
to lay a foundation stone for the construction of
Chalimbana University.
This is part of President Sata’s vision to overhaul
and develop the education system by increasing the
number of public universities as espoused in the PF
manifesto.
Issued by:
GEORGE CHELLAH
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC. Now the question is from 2013 after the partial removal of subsidies have the Zambian people benefitted ? what assurance does the ordinary man on the street have that he or she will benefit from the removal of subsidies in 2016 , only posterity will judge us .

Psalm 40 – KJV

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he
inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He
brought me up also out of an horrible pit,
out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon
a rock, and established my goings. 3 And
he hath put a new song in my mouth, even
praise unto our God: many shall see it,
and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4
Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord
his trust, and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies. 5 Many, O
Lord my God, are thy wonderful works
which thou hast done, and thy thoughts
which are to us-ward: they cannot be
reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would
declare and speak of them, they are more
than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not
desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt
offering and sin offering hast thou not
required. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the
volume of the book it is written of me, 8 I
delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy
law is within my heart. 9 I have preached
righteousness in the great congregation:
lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord,
thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy
righteousness within my heart; I have
declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation:
I have not concealed thy lovingkindness
and thy truth from the great congregation.
11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies
from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness
and thy truth continually preserve me. 12
For innumerable evils have compassed me
about: mine iniquities have taken hold
upon me, so that I am not able to look up;
they are more than the hairs of mine
head: therefore my heart faileth me. 13 Be
pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord,
make haste to help me. 14 Let them be
ashamed and confounded together that
seek after my soul to destroy it; let them
be driven backward and put to shame that
wish me evil. 15 Let them be desolate for
a reward of their shame that say unto me,
Aha, aha. 16 Let all those that seek thee
rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as
love thy salvation say continually, The Lord
be magnified. 17 But I am poor and needy;
yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art
my help and my deliverer; make no
tarrying, O my God.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR ( you might just get it )

You pray to God to send you a partner in
your life and when He does, you don’t
treat them right. You have been so badly
damaged by past relationships that it
makes you resort back to your old ways of
doing things.
You pray to God for a job just months down the line you develop negativity towards it.
You need to know that you are ready to
handle what God is sending you. Be
prepared for the blessings that is about to
come your way because when it does, you
need to take care of it. Be careful what
you pray for. You might just get it.

TRIBAL COUSINS : Chief Chitimukulu & Chief Mpezeni

Chief Mpenzeni and Chief Chitimukulu were
visiting Chief Mukuni and sat in his Insaka
enjoying Chibwantu and Gankata.
After a few cups of the brew, chief
Chitimukula started to brag:
Chitimukulu : My chiefdom brought you
Donald Nkabika of Andrew Kurt, who gave
us Mobile Toilets. We also have Kapembwa
Simbao who brought you Mobile Hospitals.
Not to be out done..Chief Mpezeni
interjected..
Mpezeni : Naseo tekupani a Mobile
President pela..Akulu mpuno

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http://www.zeleaks.com

EMMANUEL , God with us .

In the Bible, Jesus has many names that
identify His character. One of those names
is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.”
Before Jesus came to earth, the Spirit of
God resided in the temple. The people had
to go through all sorts of rituals to become
clean enough to go near Him. Now, as
believers, we are the temple of the Holy
Spirit. When we accept Jesus as our Lord
and Savior, He is the one who cleanses us
and actually makes His home in our hearts.
Isn’t it good to know that God is with us?
He is closer than the very air that we
breathe. His peace is always with us. His
joy is always with us. His power is always
with us, and His victory is always with us.
The next time you feel alone, remember,
you serve Emmanuel — the God who is
always with you!

YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY (WHY CAN’T YOU JUST LISTEN?)

In any relationship listening without
interrupting your partner is very
important. You see, when you don’t listen,
it says many things. It says that you don’t
respect your partner and what they have
to say doesn’t mean anything to you. It
shows that you are not patient because it
takes patience to wait for the other person
to finish what they are saying.
It also shows that you don’t have any self
control which is to keep quiet while your
partner is speaking. It also shows that you
are only interested in yourself and your
own thoughts. James 1:19 says we should
be quick to listen but slow to speak.
Nothing, when you are in the middle of an
argument will get resolved if you both keep
interrupting each other or talking over one
another and getting louder and louder in
the process. Hear me when I tell you this.
If you get this area under control, your
relationship will only get better.

STOP ACTING LIKE THE WORLD

Romans 12:2 Don’t be like the people of
this world, but let God change the way you
think. Then you will know how to do
everything that is good and pleasing to
him. – The way we think comes before we
act. When you accepted Jesus as your
personal Lord and Savior, your mind
should be on the path of renewal, the way
you thought before should be transformed,
the way you acted before should be
completely changed.
Acting like the world should not even be
considered anymore. If you have slipped
back into that worldly thinking, let God
change the way you think so you can
please Him the right way and live a true
Christian life like you are supposed to. It
may not always be easy, but with the Help
that God provides you will succeed and
win.

DO YOU FAIL TO PLAN?

There is a saying that you may have heard
and it says: People don’t plan to fail, they
fail to plan. Are you in that category? If
you want your business to be successful,
you must plan your strategies. How to start
the business, how much money do I need,
where do I get the products from, how can
I make the sale or what happens when
someone says no.
These are just a few of the things that you
have to plan for. Without a plan you will as
many have done in the past failed. To
make sure this doesn’t happen to you start
writing down the questions you will have
to face as well as the answers that will
keep you going until you reach your
desired goal and achievement.
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IS YOUR OWN WILL POWER ENOUGH ?

Will-power versus God-power. It is good to
have will-power when it comes to the
ability to do things or stay away from
temptation, but sometimes will-power is
not enough. It can fail you when you need
it the most.
God-power on the other hand will NEVER
fail you if you have faith and believe. God-
power will take over when your own will-
power just can’t continue on. So let us
pray each day that God give us His power
when we need it the most.

DON’T LET OPPORTUNITIES PASS YOU BY

There are many opportunities that come
your way, but if you are not in the right
frame of mind at the time, you can easily
overlook them and let them slip right on
by. You have to start today to be on the
lookout for opportunities that can make
your life better in some kind of way.
God can open a door to a business
opportunity, an opportunity to meet
someone, an opportunity to learn
something new or an opportunity to gain
more knowledge and wisdom on a
particular subject. Whatever it may be, you
need to take advantage of it right then and
there.