AN ACUTELY SEPTIC SCEPTIC – A VERY UNSURE SISHUWA

One would have thought that by being an academician, UNZA don Sishuwa Sishuwa would be a person whose outlook would be guided by empirical evidence and objectivity.

Far from it! The prejudice and cynicism in his recent article in News Diggers wherein he attempted to disparage and “hex” President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s announcement that he had significantly reduced his salary in solidarity with the masses, confirms what many Zambians already know; Sishuwa is part of a political coven of chronic cynics.

Sishuwa and his ilk don’t mean well. They are druids of doom and gloom. They never see any good in any good deed or any positive achievement of the President and the PF Government.

On the other hand, they promote hate and bitterness in a bid to stir up anti-government sentiment. They scheme to incite mayhem and disorder, so that they may manipulate an opportunity to impose on Zambians their disorderly and regionally inclined “warlock” who has been rejected by Zambians six times (and counting).

It would be pointless to even try to explain the President’s goodwill in reducing his salary, and the fact that such a reduction for Senior Civil Servants and Parastatals would be a demonstration of leaders ready to sacrifice, because Sishuwa and his kind have already deliberately made up their minds and taken up a position of “no matter what you say or show us, we will not listen to you”.

Are they being realistic when they say that PF has done nothing good at all?

What about the increased enrolment in schools, because of the boom in the construction of schools across the country? Is that a “crisis?”

What about the increase in fully stocked clinics and hospitals? Is that a “crisis”?

What about the significantly improved road infrastructure and bridges across Zambia? Is that a “bad thing”?

We could go on and on until Kingdom come cataloguing President Lungu and PF achievements, but whats the point when some people who are living in denial like Sishuwa have made up their minds “ukufwa na no”!

Their scepticism has become septic. It is eating them up.

“U’ushitasha mwana wa ndoshi nangu endoshi ine”, the Bembas say!

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Venutio
Venutio

Sunday Chanda’s response to Sishuwa Sishuwa’s opinion contains more froth than substance. It is big on words, lean on logic and facts. Sishuwa raised specific arguments in his analysis. Sunday Chanda has failed to respond to the arguments point by point. Chanda’s aim, as usual, is to demean Lungu’s/PF critics through name-calling. But name-calling is not a substitute for logic and evidence-based argumentation. All well-meaning Zambians should resent this Chandamanic way of responding to criticism.

Njoshi
Njoshi

Let’s be realistic and not just supporting something blindly simply because we are benefitting from a system that has disadvantaged the masses. Are you Chanda also giving up 20 % of your salary? The civil servants honestly are struggling and is this voluntary or mandatory?

Dr Tarcisius Mukuka
Dr Tarcisius Mukuka

I think Sishuwa may be right. Unilateral salary cuts may be illegal. Such cuts ought to be the result of collective agreement and I can’t see any self-respecting union signing up

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