Government says the perception that the Patriotic Front Party hates the people of North-Western Province should be erased as government has shown commitment and support to the people in the province by bring more development since the party was elected into office.
Information and Broadcasting Services minister Chishimba Kambwili says delays and failure to explain to the people of the developmental projects government is implementing makes people of north-western to believe the notion that the PF governments is tribal.
“ That Notion which was said by the late Ben Tentamshimba, may his soul rest in peace, should be erased from the minds of people with all strongest terms because the PF has shown that it is a party for all Zambians”, he said.
He was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Acting District Commissioner Mercy Kambita during his tour of media houses in Kasempa district.
And the minister heard that the contractor Asphalt Zambia Limited engaged to work on the township road has not yet started works even after receiving payments.
Mr Kambwili warned the company of having its contract revoked if works do not commerce soon adding that such delay make government appear as not performing.
And Ms Kambita during her briefing expressed concern at exorbitant prices charged by the local Authority for residential and commercial plots.
Ms Kambita called the Minister to intervene on the matter as her office has for the past months been receiving complaints over the high priced service charges by the Kasempa District Council.
And in his reaction, Kambwili directed the council to convene a meeting and consider reducing the charges because the government wants to empower the poor people with land.
He cited that a peasant farmer cannot afford K4500 being charged for high cost as it was too expensive and will only benefit people with incomes.