President Mwanawasa says he would not adopt a populist approach in addressing issues of national importance.
Mr Mwanawasa says he will work hard in order to promote national interestÂ and
develop the economy.
Mr MwanawasaÂ said he has no intentionÂ of adopting a leadership approach that would
give short term benefits and create long term economic misery to the people.
”I could very easily engage in populist behaviour by doing things that would make
you people happy today and sorry tomorrow,” he said.
Mr. MwanawasaÂ further advised people to continue working hard in order to sustain
the economic achievements that the country has attained.
And President Mwanawasa hasÂ thanked the people of Petauke for supporting him and
MMD government in last’s year general elections.
He said the support given to his administrations was due to the commitment shown by
the government throughÂ improvements in the economy.
Mr. Mwanawasa however advised the people of Petauke not to listen to liesÂ from
He said some opposition leaders promise better living standards to the people, when
they failed to provide services when they were in the government.
He said he will personally not require so many years to start delivering better
services to the people saying 10 years is adequate to deliver services.
He told the meeting thatÂ the second term of his office will be dedicated toÂ implementing developmental projects in order to fully achieve the vision of developing the country.
President Mwanawasa letter held a closed door meeting with traditional leaders.
The president was speaking on arrival at PetaukeÂ boarding school grounds this morning.
President MwanawasaÂ is in PetaukeÂ to drum up support forÂ the MMD candidate,
Fashion Phiri in the June 5 Kapoche Parliamentary by elections.