IT is surprising that some people in Western Province have continued to vote for opposition parties despite the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) initiating developmental programmes that are resulting in job creation and improvement of people’s livelihoods, Minister of Education Michael Kaingu has said.
In separate meetings with marketeers and PF cadres in Limulunga Ward yesterday, Dr Kaingu said the people of Western Province have benefited a lot in terms of decentralisation through the creation of nine new districts.
“ADD won’t take you anywhere. You should appreciate what the PF is doing, we have the first female Republican Vice President and we have new districts meaning that people no longer access services in far places.
This is a sign of total commitment from this government which loves you and you vote for it in 2016,” Dr Kaingu said.
“I am MMD, the minister here is UPND but we have seen that this is a working government and people should not tell you lies that President Edgar Lungu will not deliver.”
Earlier, Western Province minister Poniso Njeulu suggested that contractors that abandon government projects after receiving down payments must be severely punished.
He also said that usage of prefabricated materials should be encouraged in the region since the area lacks stones for construction.
Dr Kaingu was in the region to drum up support for PF candidates that are contesting by elections in Mabumbu, Katongo and Namushakende wards on April 14.
He is also scheduled to inspect school infrastructure projects being undertaken in the province.