YOUTH, Sport and Child Development Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said the Patriotic Front (PF) party’s 90 days slogan was just a campaign theme.
Mr Kambwili who is also PF National Youth Chairperson said on Breeze FM’s live ‘Political Hour’ programme that ruling the party meant that it would put in place a solid foundation that would help the country develop.
The minister said on Wednesday that the PF Government fulfilled its 90 days campaign slogan through the establishment of the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambia Constitution within 90 days.
Mr Kambwili said that Government does not want to rush with the new constitution.
He said this was to ensure that aspirations of all Zambians were considered before the final document was out.
“Government meant well to the people and we want to ensure that when the constitution is out can have aspirations of all Zambians,” he said.
He also explained that holding a referendum was an expensive venture because currently, the country does not have enough money.
Mr Kambwili said that holding of a referendum was as expensive as holding of a general election.
He also apologized to the farmers for the delay in the delivery of faming inputs for the 2013/2014 farming season.
Mr Kambwili said that the delay was due to logistical challenges that Government has faced.
He also heaped the blame on the late distribution of fertilizer on suppliers of fertilizer that Government had previously been dealing with.
Mr Kambwili said that the suppliers filed a court injunction restraining TAZARA from transporting cheap fertilizer, which Government bought from Saudi Arabia until after their fertilizer had been transported into Zambia from Tanzania.
He explained that this resulted in Government opting to transport the fertilizer from Tanzania by road which has proved to be a big challenge.
He since cautioned opposition political party leaders against mounting every blame to the Government.