INFORMATION and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said that tribe does not matter for a president as long the person can deliver development to the people.
Speaking in Malambo constituency where he is campaigning for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Jacob Shuma, Mr Kambwili said he does not matter where one comes from but what one can offer to the people of Zambia.
“Tribe is nothing, that’s the reason we have President Lungu has our President in a party perceived to be for Bemba’s. We look at the quality of the leader and not the tribe,” he said.
Mr Kambwili added that people campaigning on tribal grounds should not be tolerated in a democracy and should not be voted for.
The minister said the ruling party has already shown what it can do for the people through various developmental projects going on throughout the country.
He cited the construction of health facilities, roads, provision of electricity to households and schools in rural areas as some of the major developmental projects that the ruling party has embarked on to alleviate the suffering of the people.
Mr Kambwili has since urged the people Malambo constituency in Mambwe district of Eastern province to give President Edgar Lungu more MPs from Eastern province.
He said President Lungu is committed to delivering development to the country hence the need to support him by giving him more MPS.
Mr Kambwili said he is confident that Mr. Shuma will perform if elected to office because President Lungu does not entertain non performing MPs.
He also assured the residents that the problem of water reticulation in Mambwe district will be resolved as government had procured drillers for all the 10 provinces.