Vice Presindent Rupiah Banda says the economic recovery strategies which the new deal government put in place have already started yielding fruits.
Mr Banda says infrastructural development, revitalising and opening up of the mining
industry and availability of job opportunities are some of the major indicators of
Zambia’s economic recovery in the past few years.
The Vice President said this during a public rally he addressed at Luano Basic
School in Chingola today to drum up support for MMD candidate, Charles Chimumbwa in
the November 8 Nchanga constituency parliamentary by-election.
Mr Banda said the imminent success of Zambia’s economic resuscitation depends on the
able and continued leadership of the MMD.
The Vice president urged the electorates in Nchanga constituency to vote for Mr
Chimumbwa so that he joins government and represent them efficiently.
He emphasised that there is no political party in the country at the moment which
would equal the vision of the new deal administration in its quest to improve the
economy of the country and the living standards of the people.
The Nchanga parliamentary seat fell vacant following the resignation of the
incumbent, Charles Chimumbwa from the Patriotic Front, PF, to join the ruling MMD.
The seat is being contested by seven other contenders including Plyson Gondwe for
UNIP, Gineton Kachamba and Lillian Kaoma as independents.
Others are Christopher Mwape of All People’s Congress Party (APC), Stanley Simukoko,
FDD, Wylbur Simuusa for PF and Alvin Simwinga for UPND.