THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused parties in the race for the January 20, 2015 presidential election of copying its ideas.
UPND deputy national secretary Kuchunga Simusamba said in an interview yesterday that the party was the only one with a clear vision on how to develop Zambia and that other political parties were merely duplicating its plans.
Mr Simusamba said the UPND had for many years indicated that once elected into government, it would re-introduce maize and fuel subsidies and recognise Chanda Sosala as the Paramount Chief Chitimukulu which other parties were quick to pronounce.
“We have been saying it for a long time that we are going to recognise Chanda Sosala, pay farmers as well as introduce subsidies. Now every other party is saying the same things,” he said.
The party was not selling any borrowed ideas from other political parties but was only making promises that were originally its own and those that it could deliver.
He said it was good, however, that Zambians were intelligent people that could not be cheated and were aware that UPND was the only party with a vision.
Zambians had observed that the PF had failed to deliver on any of their 2011 campaign promises of lower taxes, more jobs and more money in people’s pockets.
He urged Zambians to analyse for themselves which political party had a proper developmental roadmap for Zambia, which he said was UPND.