Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi has charged that it is not worthy commenting on president Edgar Lungu’s commissioning of the 750 megawatts kafue gorge lower hydro power plant.
When contacted for a comment by Pan African Radio staffer Hermit Hachilonde, the agitated Ms. Nawakwi pleaded with the reporter not to interview her on meaningless projects.
She said it is a sheer waste of time to be commenting on the haphazard projects being launched by president Lungu and the PF government.
The opposition leader further advised Mr. Hachilonde to be seeking newsworthy comments from her which she claims are abundant.
“am saying come to me for better news, so don’t come for me for Edgar Lungu’s “chipante-pante” stories. “waumfwa” you have a lot time to come and get important news. The man is dreaming every time! He went to Kasama and said the mealie-meal is now k45, so I do not want to comment on things I cannot see, I was there I just arrived yesterday, ok, thank you! Edith Nawakwi said”
On 28th November, 2015 president Lungu launched a 750Mw power generation plant worth US2m in Kafue to cushion the current power deficit the nation is grappling with.
By the virtue of being former energy minister under Chiluba administration, Ms. Nawakwi has come under severe criticism by some sections of society for not having done enough while she was in charge.
Therefore, Pan African radio deemed it necessary to seek a comment from the FDD leader.