President Michael Sata today met MMD members of parliament currently serving in Government. This is according to a media statemet released by State house. According to the statement , the rationale behind the meeting held at State House this morning was to discuss issues of development in their constituencies and how best they can collaborate with Government on such and other related matters.
The statement went on to say that it was President Sata’s considered view and passion that there must be serious joint efforts across party lines to consolidate the nation’s new developmental path and as such his doors remained open to all parliamentarians wishing to engage Government on issues concerning the areas and people they represent.
The Head of State reiterated his appreciation of the progressive and patriotic attitude exhibited by the MMD parliamentarians currently serving in Government.
” President Sata regards the parliamentarians as forward-thinking allies in the struggle to achieve the development goals set by the Patriotic Front (PF), such as unlimited access to education and health for all, sustained economic growth, job creation, equal distribution of resources and rural development.”
“During the meeting, the parliamentarians pledged their loyalty and support to the PF Government under the guidance of President Sata in working towards developing the country”, read the statement.
The MMD members of parliament who attended the meeting were Hon. Keith Mukata [Chilanga], Hon. Richard Taima [Solwezi East], Hon. Josephine Limata [Luampa], Hon. Dr. Patrick Chikusu [Katuba], Hon. David Phiri [Mkaika], Hon. Nicholas Banda [Kapoche], Hon. Elijah Muchima [Mwinilunga West], Hon. Patrick Ngoma [Feira] and Hon. Forrie Tembo [Nyimba].
The meeting was also attended by newly elected Mufumbwe PF member of parliament Hon. Stephen Masumba who was accompanied his campaign manager, and Mandevu PF member of parliament Hon. Jean Kapata.