Bus loans is a sweet-talk move that won’t work – Political Commentator

A Political Commentator has alleged that President Michael Sata is trying to blind Zambians through bus drivers by getting buses to be given on loan to drivers.

The Patriotic Front government has come up with a bus loan scheme which will enable over 1,300 public and private service drivers to become owners of buses. The scheme was unveiled on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at State House by President Michael Sata.
Unveiling the scheme, President Sata handed over the bus to the first beneficiary Sara Njovu who is a widow taxi driver. She has been supporting her family using income from the business that is dominated by male.

The loan scheme will be run by the Ministry of Transport, Communications, Works and Supply, in conjunction with the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) and Higer Bus Company.

Two buses were handed over yesterday by President Sata who promised to empower all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation. President Sata said he is ready to assist Zambians who are organized and ready for empowerment.

“I have no problem assisting MMD, UPND members as long as they are organized,” President Sata said.

But Ngwira has charged that President Sata knows bus drivers and kaponyas who voted for him are disappointed with his move on to remove subsidies in fuel and maize meal, hence the introduction of the bus loan.

“He is trying to sweet-talk them with these buses,” Ngwira said.  “We know you batata (father), MULIBABUFI (you are a liar), Zambia is bigger than bus drivers who are just in Lusaka, RED CARD.”