MMD Vice presidential candidate Bowman Lusambo says he will allow the developmental projects he has initiated in Kabushi constituency in Ndola to speak for him ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Addressing scores of Kabushi residents that attended the inaugural Bowman Lusambo Football tournament at Milemu grounds in Ndola on Sunday, Mr Lusambo said he will not respond to those opposed to his developmental projects.
He told the cheering crowd that no amount of opposition will stop him from serving the people of Kabushi.
‘What is wrong with assisting with the unblocking of the drainage system? What is wrong with putting up boreholes in Kabushi, people tell me what is wrong with improvements to Main Masala market so that our women could be trading in better conditions?’ Mr Lusambo asked.
‘For me, my heart is in Kabushi and i will work for you people, forget about those that don’t want us to work with you. The works will speak for themselves.’
He also announced that he will soon launch a Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund targeted at assisting marketeers with soft loans.
‘For our women here, please don’t feel left out, we have something coming for you. We will soon launch a project to start dispersing grants to women running small businesses in our markets in order to end the exploitation that our women suffer at the hands of micro finance institutions,’ he said.
And Lubuto Stars were crowned champions of the first ever Bowman Lusambo Football tournament after beating Lubuto Gunners 1-0.
The tightly contested match was watched by an impressive crowd of mostly local people who cheered on their teams.
Lubuto Stars walked away with K 15,000 cash prize while the second runners up Lubuto Gunners received K 10,000 with Masala Police receiving 7.5000 as third place finishers.
The fourth finisher was Tintinamumfu and pocketed K5, 500.
Rapheal Mwaanga emerged as the tournament’s top scorer with four goals while Charles Marvellous was voted as the man of the match in the final game.