FORUM for Democracy and Development(FDD) presidential candidate Edith Nawakwi has said the future of Zambia lies in the hands of the people who are going to elect a new Republican President on January 20th 2015 in the presidential election.
Addressing a mammoth rally at Nadalisika Primary School in Chipata on Saturday afternoon, Ms Nawakwi said some presidential hopeful were promising to offer free education and reduce fertiliser which she described as empty promises aimed at hoodwinking the electorates to vote for them.
She explained that despite United States of America (USA) doing fine with resources, it had failed to offer free education.
Ms Nawakwi said the people of Zambia should be careful with politicians who were promising a lot during their campaigns saying they were a danger to be entrusted with the highest office.
“Even in America where money is believed to be generated, they are failing to offer free education. America has failed to do so and these are empty promises aiming to hoodwink electorate to vote for them,”she said.
Ms Nawakwi said it was not true that a bag of fertiliser would be reduced once people elect such a presidential candidate saying Zambians must be serious in electing people who can improve the economic status of the country.
She said most of the Zambians were poor due to the fact that the leaders in Government had more powers unlike the electorate.
She said it was sad that the poverty which was being experienced in the country has be used by some politicians to trick the people to vote for them.
She said her government would ensure that it promotes decentralisation policy in order to benefit the majority Zambians.
The FDD leader said she was aware that Eastern Province had the potential to feed for the whole country in terms of agriculture.
She said the Patriotic Front(PF) Government had failed most of the Zambians during its three tenure of governance of the country.