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The buck stops at Lungu

The inefficiencies, inadequacies and weaknesses of this government must all be blamed on Edgar Lungu.

And Harry Kalaba is right when he says that it is Edgar who should be reshuffled by Zambians instead of his ministers.

Edgar cannot hide his inefficiencies, inadequacies and weaknesses in his ministers.

If the ministers are not performing to expectations, the blame should go to the appointing authority. It’s like in soccer, if the team is not doing well, they don’t fire the players, they suck the coach, the manager.

Shuffling incompetent and corrupt ministers like a pack of cards won’t help improve the performance of Edgar’s government.

The truth is that Edgar is incompetent and has no capacity to run a country. This is a man who failed to manage a law firm. All he could do in that law firm was to steal a client’s money! The Law Association of Zambia found him unfit to manage a law firm and practice law. This is the man the Patriotic Front picked from the Law Association of Zambia garbage dump to run Zambia!

Edgar was from the very beginning not fit to even be a member of Parliament or a minister. But it is not his fault, he didn’t put himself in that job. It is the fault of those who put him there.

Edgar is at sea, the job is too big and complicated for him to manage.

The buck stops at Edgar. But we can also pull the string a little further and say that the buck stops at the Zambian voters.

“The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularised by United States president Harry Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office. The phrase refers to the notion that the President has to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for those decisions. Truman received the sign as a gift from a prison warden who was also an avid poker player.

With his recent Cabinet reshuffle, Edgar is trying to pass the buck back.

Buck passing, or passing the buck, or playing the blame game, is the act of attributing to another person one’s own responsibility.

But in the final analysis the buck stops with the Zambian voters who put Edgar in that office. The buck stops at you!

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