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Job creation under the Socialist Party Government

Job creation under the Socialist Party Government

THE SOCIALIST Party (SP) will create employment once voted into power with a job-creation strategy centred around the three pillars of its social and political programme; education, health and peasant agriculture. Under the SP government, schools will not be run the way they currently are. We will provide free education from nursery at the age of three all the way to university, and it will be compulsory up to grade 12.

Education will be a major undertaking in this country and will be allocated not less than 25 per cent of the national budget. Under this programme, teachers will not be left to manage and run schools on their own. In order to have an effective, efficient, and orderly system, the running of schools will include other professionals and a broad spectrum of workers, such as human resources personnel, information technology experts, accountants, marketing personnel, cleaners, drivers, mechanics, gardeners, nurses, clinical officers, and catering staff, among others. Schools, colleges and universities will need to be supplied with all sorts of teaching aids and other goods and services, and these will be produced in factories by our people, meaning that education will directly and indirectly be one of the biggest employers.

The health sector will also be used to create a number of jobs. By expanding Zambia’s health services – both in terms of quantity and quality – we will need to employ more people. This will entail a need for more nurses, clinical officers, doctors, pharmacists, radiographers, and many other health and general workers. In addition, our government will prioritise the manufacture of some of the medicines we use, even under licence. We will also need to create factories producing health equipment of all sorts. This, together with many other functions that will be added to health services, will create many more jobs.

Another sector that we will prioritise to create employment is peasant agriculture. And when we say peasant agriculture, we don’t mean that everyone will be carrying a kambwili, hoe and be tillers of land. There’s an urgent need to transform the way peasant agriculture is carried out.

We cannot increase agricultural production with a hoe, that’s for planting flowers around your house and a few beds of vegetables to feed a small family. Our plans are much bigger than that and will involve many jobs being created in the agricultural sector because of the transformations we will make.

Transformative peasant agriculture under this government will need new equipment, that is; appropriate ploughs, planters, harvesters and other necessities. To produce these, we will need to set up factories all over the country employing engineers and their technicians, human resources experts, accountants, IT experts, marketing and sales staff, drivers, mechanics, nurses and clinical officers to ran staff clinics, catering people to manage the staff cafeterias, and so on. Of course, our reality, as it stands today, is that we may not have all the engineering expertise required to set up and run these factories. We may have to rely on expatriate skills while we train our people in our schools, colleges and universities.

We will also need to set up factories producing agricultural chemicals. These will require us to employ a diverse range of scientists and other staff. In addition, we will need to create factories that produce veterinary medicines for our livestock. This undertaking will employ scientists, technicians, HR people, accountants, ICT experts, marketing and sales experts and many others. The medicines produced will need to be administered by vets, working with lab technicians. In this way we will be creating more and more jobs for our people.

And, of course, peasant agriculture will need to be financed. This will require us to create a myriad of financial institutions, such as agriculture banks and insurance companies. These institutions will employ bankers, lawyers, accountants, IT experts, insurance personnel and many others, again creating more and more jobs.

The agricultural output produced by our factories will need to be delivered to our peasant farmers. This will create logistics jobs for drivers, mechanics and other support staff. Furthermore, the cotton we produce in Nyimba, Petauke, Katete, Chipata, Chadiza, Lundazi, Chama and other places, will not leave Eastern Province unprocessed. Textile factories will be established in employing people from all over the country in many, various roles. These factories will be producing reels of all sorts of cloth, but the cloth produced will not be exported as it is.

Clothing factories will be created to design and produce shirts, trousers, dresses, caps, canvas shoes, belts, and many other products. These factories will require sewing machines and needles so small factories will be created to manufacture and service the machines. The clothing factories will further need buttons and zips. The buttons can be produced from the horns of cattle, hard wood and stones, creating even more jobs. And the finished products will need to be packaged. This will require us to create factories producing packaging materials. Drivers will be needed to transport the finished products from the factories to the ports of Dar-es-Salam, Walvis Bay and Durban. Furthermore, delivery trucks will need to be serviced by mechanics. In this way, more jobs will be created.

Our strategies on cotton production and its processing and export will be extended to food crops. Small and large factories will be created all over the country to process agricultural produce. For instance, factories can be built to process tomato into jam, juice, soup, puree or paste. Some of these products can be exported, and some consumed locally, resulting in more jobs. In addition, it is important to also mention that there will be new jobs created in other sectors of our economy, such as mining, construction, forestry, and the provision of the many other services needed in an organised society.

Dr Fred M’membe
Mwika Royal Village, Chinsali.

SP launches monthly newsletter

SP launches monthly newsletter


By Socialist Party Reporter

THE Socialist Party says the high cost of living makes it difficult for many Zambians to access and follow news through the mainstream media.
Party national spokesperson Rehoboth Kafwabulula, in a statement today, said the Socialist Party is excited to carry citizens along its newest milestone.
The newest milestone, according to Kafwabulula, is the launch of the party newsletter called Monthly Socialist.
The maiden 16 paged edition is out and a copy is free of charge.
Kafwabulula said at the Socialist Party congress held in September last year, the membership made a collective resolution to publish a monthly newsletter detailing the progress of the party and continually sharing its values and perspectives on several issues.
“Today we are pleased to present to you our first issue of this monthly publication. The party leadership will continue to give the necessary guidance to ensure that we fulfill all the congress resolutions and forge ahead to transform our country,” she said.
“The high cost of living makes it difficult for many Zambians to access and follow news through the mainstream media. The masses of our people are therefore left out of the critical day-to-day information provided by the media.”
Kafwabulula indicated that the Socialist Party was forward to sharing its revolutionary agenda and progress in a much broader way henceforth.
“It is with this realization that we have decided to distribute this monthly newsletter free of charge,” said Kafwabulula.

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greetings comrades and friends of the Socialist Party.

Today, the Socialist Party is excited to carry you along its newest milestone.

At our Party Congress held in September 2019, the membership made a collective resolution to publish a monthly newsletter detailing the progress of our party and continually sharing our values and perspectives on several issues.

Today we are pleased to present to you our first issue of this monthly publication. The Party leadership will continue to give the necessary guidance to ensure that we fulfill all the Congress resolutions and forge ahead to transform our country.

The high cost of living makes it difficult for many Zambians to access and follow news through the mainstream media. The masses of our people are therefore left out of the critical day to day information provided by the media.

It is with this realization that we have decided to distribute this monthly newsletters free of charge.

We look forward to sharing our revolutionary agenda and progress in a much broader way henceforth.

On behalf of the Socialist Party,

Rehoboth Kafwabulula,
National Spokesperson

Greetings from the Socialist Party (Zambia)

Greetings from the Socialist Party (Zambia)

Dear Comrade President Lula,

Before coming to your home land of Brazil, we had asked our comrades at MST if it would be possible to see you. We were told it would not be possible due to the very limited number of visitors you are permitted per week.

As a result we had no alternative but to write you this short letter.

You are not alone in that prison; we are with you – and we will be with you until you come out.

They have put the wrong man in prison – Lula. Your jailers are the ones who should be in that prison, and not you.

You are not a criminal, they are the criminals who should be in prison.

We will not rest until you are out of there and the real criminals are put in there.

Like every other true revolutionary we know you are everyday strengthened by your innocence and the humane convictions you hold.

These frightened little men scared of their own shadows because of the many crimes they have committed against the Brazilian people, can’t break you by keeping you in prison.

We hope to meet with you soon as a free leader of our people and our common cause.

We love you dear Comrade President.

Aluta continua!
Victoria acerta!

Fred M’membe

Socialist Party presidential candidate in the 2021 Zambian elections

Statement of the Socialist Party (Zambia) on the attempted coup in Venezuela

Statement of the Socialist Party (Zambia) on the attempted coup in Venezuela

The Socialist Party in Zambia herewith condemns the on-going coup attempt against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.

Having failed over the years to kill the leadership and destroy the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, the United States is now desperately turning to rogues in the army to do their dirty job.

As it is to be expected, the greatest majority of the troops and all commanders are loyal to the people, the Constitution and their homeland. Commandante Nicholas Maduro is the undisputed constitutional President of Venezuela.

It is grotesque that in the 21st Century a country still aims at enslaving other nations in order to plunder their wealth. The immense oil resources of Venezuela belong to the masses in that country.
The United States and European imperialist powers plus their representatives in Venezuela have plundered that country for centuries. The Bolivarian Revolution reversed that plunder and redistributed the wealth to its people. This is against the logic of capitalist plunder. This is the reason why today a coup is underway – to deny the Venezuelan masses their regained sovereignty and dignity.

The coup must be condemned in the strongest sense. It is highly destructive; it promotes violence and undemocratic values.

All of the current United States policy toward Venezuela, including this attempted coup, are a direct and unceremonious interference in its internal affairs. It is hard to imagine a more monstrous example of interference in the internal affairs of another country.
But this is not new. They did it against Hugo Chavez in 2002.
They did it to Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana, Patrice Lumumba in Congo, Salvador Allende in Chile and many others in Latin America and Africa.

Our total support goes to the Bolivarian Revolution, the people of Venezuela and Commandante Nicholas Maduro.

Viva the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela!

Abash United States imperialism!

Issued by the Politburo
Socialist Party (Zambia)

April 30, 2019
17:25 hours
Lusaka, Zambia