Government says it is disappointed with opposition Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi sentiments that government is fooling the people of Western Province.
Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government is disappointed with the opposition leader’s sentiment that people in western province were being fooled as he was reported to have said in the Post newspapers.
ZANIS reports from Ndola that Mr. Kambwili observed in an interview in Ndola today that Mr. Milupi is scared because he has seen that government now is dominating the Western Province where he (Milupi) claims to be popular.
On Monday, April 27th, State House announced that Cabinet had approved the acquisition of US $14million from the OPEC Fund for International Development to improve water sanitation in 100 villages in 16 districts of Western Province.
However, ADD President reacted to the announcement by saying ‘it was ridiculous for President Lungu’s Cabinet to fool the people of Western Province that they will spend US$14million to provide water to 100 villages in Western Province’.
Luena Member of Parliament added that the Patriotic Front (PF) government has taken the country one step towards a failed state as evidenced by the nationwide power outage experienced on Monday.
However, the Chief Government Spokesperson added that there is no corruption involved in the US$14million signing meant to improve the livelihood of the poor people.
Mr. Kambwili further said Mr. Milupi should apologise to the Zambian people for making such a statement which would bring chaos to the nation.
He noted that Mr. Milupi has teamed up with a group that is calling upon the secession of Western Province and has become the spokesperson.
He has advised the Luena law maker to concentrate on organising his party than attacking government anyhow.