President Edgar Lungu has said that he is confident that the Patriotic Front Government will remain in power beyond August 11th General Elections because of the massive development done within five years.
Speaking during on going Press Conference at State House today, President Lungu said that the PF has recorded remarkable growth in areas such as agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, and economy and that his administration has delivered a new constitution.
President Lungu said that in the health sector, the PF government has constructed 39 district hospitals across the country of which five are operational.
President Lungu said that out of the 650 health posts being constructed across the country, 170 are operational and are offering great health services to the people.
President Lungu said that in road infrastructure development, the PF Government has done a total of 3, 947 km of roads under the Link 8000 road project.
President Edgar Lungu further revealed that K915 million Kwacha has been collected from newly established toll gates. The President said that the establishment of toll gates has yielded positive results and that traditional leaders in various parts of the country are calling for installation of more toll gates.
The Head of State says the PF government has performed very well in road construction infrastructure where over 16,000 jobs have been created.
On the media front, President Lungu says government has liberalized the airwaves and that the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) which was created in 2002 as a Act of parliament was operationalised by the PF in 2013.
He says a total of 36 radio and 20 TV licenses have since being issued by the IBA.