Analysis of Zambian Politics 2015 onwards


In as much as I may be neutral and uphold my convictions that the type of government doesn’t matter as much the kind of heart its leader has for development of masses, it is still cardinal that important matters have to be talked about if their benefits can help shape the future of a nation.
Zambia has seen a new turn in the field of political growth and if well nurtured would soon attain greater heights. with less of political violence perpetuated by cheap arguments and better conduct of candidates, it is evident that we have matured and will conduct future elections in a more civilized and respectable manner.
After the death of the late President last year, I calculated a great deal of anarchy and blamed most of it on him for tactfully suppressing opposition by other political parties during his reign and for not grooming a candidate to replace him, which of course as at now most people have forgotten that he never actually did but only left people with their own assumptions and an inevitable indoor striffle(confusion) within the party. However little did I perceive that time that his actions, most likely unknowingly, were slowly hatching a healthier ground for political maturity.
Briefly looking at his work I would say he knew his calculations so well that he took aggressively risky decisions. At times certain decisions have to be taken regardless of what the general public thinks and it is his aggressive temperament that won people’s confidence in him. Probably he had taken keen interest in the methods of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but whatever his inspiration was, he had come close to being an ideal politician. Politics is one profession that requires mastery of the skill of doing less talk and letting people make their own assumptions, if a leader is considered to be a level head by the public then unconsciously they make good justifiable reasons on one’s behalf for every deed one makes. It’s like the bible theory in which Christians try interpret every word of the scripture as a holy coded message even those that aren’t.
And I would say he achieved this much because no one raised a stiff eyebrow on the source of the money for developmental projects like multi-kilometre road construction and repurcursions on the future generations in terms of payments. No one ever thought why previous govenments didn’t run several multimillion projects in the shortest timeframe and everyone thinks he did a billion things but can’t count more than ten.
This however isn’t much of my concern as at now but his muting of opposition and creation of a possible in-party tension and his death are my main attention, because these are what birthed this new evolution in the political field.
With the “loud” politicians gone, professional politicians of a quiet temperament like Hakainde Hichilema and upcoming potential, eloquent think-tanks like Elias Chipimo will now have a chance to take the stage and move politics to another level. But since change is a gradual process it would be good to keep them a little longer in opposition while that change is fully instilled in the minds of the citizens and for the candidates themselves to gain a little more experience. Yet how long we should keep them is a sensitive question that needs brisk response because we do not know when which party would like to replace its fore-leaders.
With the increasing distrust in biased information services like the Zambian Watchdog yielding growth in people’s judgmental skills and ability to analyze information in preference to taking it raw, we have a green light that people have awakened and will show active intellectual participation in governmental issues.
Whether we opt for continuity of the PF rule or choose UPND is not the main matter, but how we want to shape the future of elections in Zambia and the kind of leaders we shall put our faith in in the forthcoming general elections in 2016 must be decided after this week’s January 20th elections. We need to critically analyse the conduct of both the winning and losing teams and see how much effort the winning candidate will put in serving his people while weighing all matters at stake in every decision he makes.
It’s not about the party or tribe but the kind of heart one has for his country with consideration to his intellectual skills.

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