The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says President Lungu is bound to fail if he continues to be surrounded by incompetent people.
UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani says President Lungu should realize that most of the things that are not working out for him are as a result of him being surrounded by people who are not adding value to the governance system of the nation.
Mr. Mapani says it is very clear that the people President Lungu opted to work with are bent on seeing him fail.
And Mr. Mapani says President Lungu should not blame the opposition that they are scaring investors by their statements on the state of country’s economy, stating that it is a known fact that Zambia’s economy is not doing well.
He states that the Head of State has an obligation to lure investors to invest in the country even during this trying moment.
Mr. Mapani adds that the blame game will not work for him as most people are expecting to see results.
Meanwhile, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says it is an insult for President Edgar Lungu to tell retrenched miners to venture into farming.
Mr. Hichilema has wondered how the former miners would go into agriculture when they have no knowledge about farming.
He says this only shows that the PF government does not care about the welfare of the miners.
Mr Hichilema has also observed that the benefits the miners are being given are not enough considering the high cost of leaving in the country.