PEOPLE should stop listening to falsehoods being peddled by the United Party for National Development (UPND) and other opposition political parties that Government will not construct King Lewanika University and Mongu Stadium, Vice-President Inonge Wina has said.
And Mwandi member of Parliament (MP) Michael Kaingu has urged the people of Western Province to shift their support to President Lungu and his administration because the UPND and its leader Hakainde Hichilema will allegedly continue “dribbling” them.
Addressing a series of public meetings in Kalabo, Mongu and Nalolo districts on Monday, Mrs Wina said there is massive infrastructure development taking place countrywide and the PF administration has plans to take development closer to the people.
At Namushakende School grounds in Mongu, Mrs Wina said UPND members are so scared of Mr Hichilema that they and are failing to interact with Government officials.
“This is why we have these ward by-election because UPND councillors prefer to resign when they want to work with Government since their leader does not want them to contribute towards national development.
“These are the same people telling lies that King Lewanika and the stadium will not be built but we have money allocated in the 2015 budget and contractors are on site clearing the bush and levelling the ground and soon the President will come to commission the works,” Mrs Wina said.
Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi said Government has plans to ensure provision of quality health services for all.
And Dr Kaingu asked the people why they still think that UPND will ever come to power.
“How many times have you given support to UPND? President Lungu has given you a Vice-President and we shall build universities and other school projects. UPND and other opposition parties just criticise for the sake of opposing even good things. If we don’t shift support to PF, UPND will continue dribbling us,” he said.
At Muoyo School grounds in Nalolo, Luampa MP Josephine Limata advised people not to be cheated because the development currently taking place in the country is visible for all to see.
And Dr Kaingu warned civil servants, especially teachers that Government would ‘flush’ them out if they continue working with UPND.
“We can’t have people drawing salaries yet they campaign against us, they are failing to implement programmes because of spending so much time doing UPND work,” Dr Kaingu said.