FORMER Zambia Union of Broadcasters and other Information Disseminators (ZUBID) president Simon Mwila has endorsed President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front for 2016.
During the January 20, 2915 presidential elections ,the veteran broadcaster supported the United Party for National Development (UPND).
Mr Mwila said he decided to support President Lungu and its Government after a careful analysis and serious reflections.
He made the announcement at the rally organised by PF Mungwi district officials addressed by Malole Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma at Rosa Mission Secondary School in Mungwi on Sunday.
“You saw me coming here on the different party but I have realised that it was a mistake to support political parties with no proper agenda and now I announce to you that I am in the boat,” Mr Mwila told residents.
He said Zambians should rally behind the leadership of President Lungu and allow him his Government complete various developmental projects.
Speaking later, Mr Yaluma who is Mines and Minerals Development Minister urged residents to support the PF Government beyond 2016 for the country to complete developmental projects.
“The PF Government is a people centred Government, we are committed to complete all the developmental projects let us work together for us to deliver,” he said.
To follow President Lungu’s strong emphasis on prayer, the meeting started with the prayer.
“We need to forgive each other, just last week we had prayer and fasting to reconcile the country. This needs to spread across the country,” Mr Yaluma said.
Responding to complaints by some residents on the deplorable nature of feeder roads in Rosa and the surrounding areas, he promised that a contractor would soon be on site.
“This road which stretches from Shimpa via Rosa to Chimba chiefdom will be worked on. We recently procured a set of earth movement equipment which will be going round to work on feeder roads,” Mr Yaluma said.
Government had put road construction as one of the priority sectors to link rural farmers to the market.
He reiterated that better roads brings a lot of benefits especially in rural areas where farmers had been grappling with limited access to the market for their produce as no one could venture into buying the produce in areas were the road network is bad.