Former Church of God overseer Bishop John Mambo has charged that the gesture by president Rupiah Banda to write off outstanding balances to over 3000 housing units will not influence the voter outcome.
Bishop Mambo says that it is not the first time that a ruling government is showing a gesture to the Zambians when the country will be heeding to the polls.
Bishop Mambo says that the issue of the housing units on the Copperbelt should not be politicized as is the case at the moment.
In an interview with QFM radio, Bishop Mambo stated that the president should be commended for the goodwill he has shown to the residents of the Copperbelt.
He added that if the Zambians want change of government, it will take place despite the perceived inducement by those in power.
He observes that the current political environment indicates that Zambians cannot be influenced by any political gift.
He has however observed that president Banda’s move on the housing units has been done at a wrong time.
He wonders why the president never took such an action some time back, but had to wait for the elections period to make his gesture.