Nevers Sekwila Mumba

Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba
Dr Nevers Sekwila MumbaTuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 1:55pm
Hon. Felix Mutati
Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance
P. O. Box 50062
Chimanga Road

August 22nd, 2017

Hon Mutati,


On July 31st 2017, I wrote a letter to you requesting to know the actual debt stock for our country as of now. Your silence which is now entering the second month is unfortunate.

We are unable to speculate why you have been unable to respond to our query despite the promise from your office that you were going to give a response within the week of our request. We can only assume that, by your silence, you have agreed with our estimated national debt, which roughly stands at US$23.4 billion without counting the pending debt under negotiation.

I am sure as Minister of Finance, you are aware of the devastating effect a runaway national debt has on the delivery of services to the citizens. It is for this reason that the MMD government, specifically under the Levy Mwanawasa regime in which both yourself and I served, aggressively decided to dismantle the debt which stood at $7 billion. The relief we obtained from the multilateral lenders helped us to reinvest in social services like education, health and poverty alleviation programs.

Our hope is that having served with us in the MMD government you would serve as a conscience to President Edgar Lungu and the PF government. It is your responsibility honorable minister to tell the nation the truth as to the current national debt stock. Further, it is your duty to advise the PF government on the devastating effect of debt on social stability of the nation.

Since you apparently ignored our last letter, we wish to remind you that your office is obligated to provide answers from any Zambian who seeks clarification. I am deeply disappointed that you have chosen to avoid this issue of debt in the hope that it will die a natural death and you shall not be called to account.

We demand an answer from your office.

Sincerely Yours,

Rev. Nevers Sekwila Mumba
President, MMD

CC: Mr Edgar C Lungu, President of Zambia
Secretary to the Treasury
Ministry of Finance
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Dr Nevers Sekwila MumbaSunday, August 20th, 2017 at 9:40am

Today, Zambia celebrates a unique legacy. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa stands out as one of the most successful presidents Zambia has ever had.

He demonstrated that you can lead God's people from a place of total dedication.

He exemplary showed that democracy and the competition of ideas was necessary for economic growth.

His personal values of integrity and discipline brought about sustainable economic growth which led to the cancellation of the national debt and the upgrading of the nation's' credit rating.

He had the honor of transforming Zambia into one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. The list of successes is endless.

I learned the art of dedication to duty, country and people from him. I shall remain eternally grateful to God for the opportunity he gave me to serve the people of Zambia as Vice President under the tutelage of this great visionary leadership.

President Mwanawasa taught me that being a president is not the greatest achievement but leaving the Presidency with a legacy of having improved the lives of the people you served is what matters the most.

LPM left a debt free, democratic and a United Zambia. Today, unfortunately none of the three exists.

A month after he discharged me as Vice President, he met me in his office. He told me that I had very strong enemies, but political decisions are never permanent and I should remain calm, then he added,

"Who knows, you may end up as President of the same party which has treated you harshly."

He then narrated his story when he left the Vice Presidency only to become President of MMD and the country later.

His prophecy came true when I evidently took over the leadership of the MMD in May 2012.

These intimate moments I shared with him continue to inspire me and the decisions I make.

On behalf of the general membership of the MMD, the party he loved, I wish to join former First Lady Maureen and the family in celebrating this great life and his legacy.

He may be gone from us but his unselfish Investment in our lives remains unshaken.

President Mwanawasa proved that if we look hard enough and pray hard enough, there are leaders amongst ourselves that can serve this country unselfishly.

May the love of God, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit guide and keep his family and friends as we celebrate this great life.

President Mwanawasa, so long, so long, son of the soil, until we meet again.

Nevers Sekwila Mumba
MMD President
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Dr Nevers Sekwila MumbaThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:44pm
Press Release
We wish to welcome the walk to freedom by our brother UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. Hakainda's false incarceration as a result of trumped up charges, marked one of the darkest hours of our Nation's history, and brought to the fore our deep divisions as a people, and scars all of us must strive to heal.
It showed us how complicity by most organs of Government, can be abused to carry out political vengeance, through bogus prosecutions on trumped up charges in collusion with those that have been entrusted with power by the people, to dispense justice on their behalf. The Amnesty Southern African representative correctly observed when he said, "Persecution by prosecution is the hallmark of the PF's strategy to disadvantage all those that are politically opposed to it".
Just a few days ago our colleague Obvious Mwaliteta was cleared by the courts of law, after being locked away in jail for an entire year for some crime that never existed.
This proves that our law enforcement require urgent surgical restructuring in order to meet the required standards that will meet the true aspirations of every citizen, rich or poor regardless of gender, religion or political persuasion.
Our Police are supposed to be the guardian and the backbone of our society and must always endeavour to give out the best and always be ready to stand in defence of the persecuted and the weak.
This noble task of law enforcement is a core asset that must profoundly define our character as a Nation and as a people with shared values and a common destiny.
We regret to note that from the beginning of Mr Hichelama's traumatic and State sponsored persecution, it was all clear that he was innocent and that the whole process had been designed to humiliate, break and torment a citizen whose only 'offense', was to aspire to run for public office which is his fundamental right enshrined in the constitution of Zambia.
We call upon all our fellow citizens to pause and collectively search our inner beings honestly and truely. Did Hakainde a decent family man and law abiding citizen, deserve this inhuman treatment? Did Hichilema who always diligently and dutifully availed himself to any Police station, across the Republic once summoned even by a mere constable, deserve an entire battalion of masked troops,to forcibly gain entry into his private home and teargas his wife, family and staff in the dead of the night?
It's high time our Nation retune our collective conscience and rediscover our moral compass and ask ourselves hard and honest questions about the direction of the Country.
President Hakainde Hichilema is my brother from another mother. We are each other's keepers and we warmly welcome his release,but not the manner it has been carried out. HH deserved an outright acquital because he is absolutely innocent. Sadly, citizens once again have been robbed of an opportunity to hear the truth as a consequence of the Nolle by the DPP.
HH has now become an African giant in the fight against injustice and we congratulate him for standing up for virtues of human dignity and democratic values of our people.
All people of good will must condemn the PF Government for leading our Country towards an ugly path of hatred and vindictiveness. We thank the Almighty God that in all this He remains the final Judge.
In the same vein, we wish to encourage our Judiciary to always be firm and fair and remind them that they are the bedrock and custodians of our freedoms. Without their fair dispensation, adjudication and defence of our shared values as a people, our Nation is headed for the abyss. They are our heartbeat and must fiercely and independently define who we corporately are, as one Nation under One God.
God bless the Republic of Zambia and may He bless all of our people.
Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba
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Dr Nevers Sekwila MumbaSunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:22am
Oh Lord, I hunger for more of You
Rise up within me let me know Your truth
Oh Holy Spirit, saturate my soul
And let the life of God, fill me now
Let Your healing power
Breathe life and make me whole
And let the peace of God, let it reign
And let the life of God, fill me now
Let Your healing power
Breathe life and make me whole
And the peace of God, let it reign

Hillsong - Let The Peace Of God Reign Lyrics

Have a blessed Sunday and May the peace of God reign in you, From Florence and I.
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Dr Nevers Sekwila MumbaWednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 8:45am
Our letter to the Finance Minister Felix Mutati.
Hon. Felix Mutati
Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance
P. O. Box 50062
Chimanga Road

July 31st 2017

Hon Minister,


I refer to the above subject matter.

Arising from your address in parliament when you announced the national debt figure as $7.2 billion after your initial figure of $17.2 billion was corrected by your office, we have embarked on a long search for the truth. Attached to this note is the outcome of our research, which actually reveals that your earlier figure of $17.2 billion is closer to the truth than your last figure of $7.2 billion.

I am aware that your ministry is the only one mandated by law to confirm figures such as national debt. That is why we have sought for your final position on this matter.

Please peruse through our findings and calm our nerves by clearing the obvious anomalies we have identified in your numbers.

We intend to further raise this question of clarification on the floor of parliament where your statement was given.

Since this information is already in the public domain, we request that your statement of clarification be made available to the public, while we would also appreciate an official reply to our letter.

We await your favorable response and wish you God's guidance as you deal with this matter.

Sincerely Yours,

Nevers Sekwila Mumba

cc: Secretary to the Treasury
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