Former MMD Member of Parliament for Masaiti Constituency Jazzman Chikwakwa has urged the electorate not to vote for recycled leaders in the August 11, 2016 general elections.
Mr Chikwakwa said youths should instead be given an opportunity to seek political office and become elected representatives of people because they are capable of being leaders who can deliver for the electorate.
The former deputy minister and law maker in late President Chiluba’s MMD regime challenged youths to seek leadership at local and parliamentary levels
ZANIS reports that Mr. Chikwakwa said in Ndola today that for rural areas to see meaningful development there is need to elect capable leaders and not recycled politicians who he said have not been able to deliver in these areas.
Mr. Chikwakwa said government has constructed schools, health centers and roads but that the elected representatives in rural areas have done very little to add value to the developments.
He called on the people in rural areas especially on the Copperbelt province not to blame President Edgar Lungu if they elect recycled politicians who are failing to deliver in rural areas.
“Having recycled politicians or leaders whom we have identified that they have failed to deliver will not take us anywhere,”said Mr. Chikwakwa.