It is illogical for MPs not to work with Government-UPND MP
United Party for National Development (UPND) Gwembe Constituency Member of Parliament, Brian Ntundu has cautioned UPND councilors in Gwembe against frustrating government’s developmental agenda.
Mr Ntundu observed that UPND councilors are the majority in Gwembe constituency and cautioned them against politicizing government’s developmental projects in the district.
He was speaking yesterday during a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) stakeholders meeting held at Munyumbwe Civic Centre.
Mr Ntundu said there is need to support the Patriotic Front government so that its developmental agenda for the district succeeds.
He said as member of parliament, he sees nothing wrong in supporting the government of the day adding that MPs draw government salaries and allowances.
“It is illogical for MPs not to work with government because it is the same government that pays them salaries and fuel allowances for them to carryout their duties” he said.
The MP explained that the PF government is there to deliver to the people of Zambia and called on all Zambians to support government in implementing programmes.
Mr Ntundu said the 2013 budget is the best so far as it is activity based.
He said the PF government is committed to adjusting the CDF upwards to ensure that Zambians plan and implement their localized developmental projects.
The MP who spoke fondly and highly of President Sata said politics should not be mixed with development.
He called for the proper utilization of CDF for the benefit of the people of Gwembe.
And Gwembe CDF stakeholders have unanimously proposed to purchase road equipment from the just released one billion kwacha CDF in order to improve feeder roads in the district.
In attendance were Ward councilors, the District Commissioner, heads of government departments, district council staff, NGOs, the church, chiefs, and community representatives.