PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama has accused an opposition political party leader of going round and discouraging investors to come to Zambia until he is president.
Mr Chama said the opposition leader, who he refused to name, should lead by example if he wants to lead the country unlike being selfish.
“I am very disappointed with some opposition leader who is telling investors not to invest in Zambia until he becomes president, what if he doesn’t become president? What will happen?,” Mr Chama asked.
Mr Chama in an interview said he was disappointed that the same opposition leader shunned this year’s Africa Freedom Day celebrations.
“He has continued to shun national events yet he wants to lead this country. These events are beyond partisan and politics” he said.
Meanwhile, veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has charged that African leaders have not done much to improve the lives of people despite Africa being free from colonialism.
“African leaders must work hard and improve the lives of the citizens to prove that our struggle for freedom was not in vain,” Dr Mwaanga said.
He added that the new crop of leaders in Africa must liberate the people economically since they are no longer colonised.
And President Edgar Lungu says while the country is independent and free, there is need to ensure that the freedom is seen in real terms.
The President said Zambia should be economically reliant on itself after attaining 50 years of independence.
President Lungu told ZNBC News in an interview after laying wreaths at the Presidential Burial site, Embassy Park in Lusaka that government is working hard to ensure that it accelerates social and economic development for all.
He says as the continent celebrates Africa Freedom Day this year, Africa should start looking to Africa and not beyond.
President said the continent at present is worried about happenings in the Great Lakes region but was quick to mention that the regional block is on course to resolving the problems.