United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says the torching of his Milling plant in Lusaka yesterday morning will not lower his spirit or deter him from speaking for ordinary Zambians and the poverty they are going through.
Yesterday morning fire almost swept the entire GBM Milling Plant but quick response by the Fire Brigade saved the multi-million kwacha worth plant.
The UPND Vice President, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says the fire at his milling plant is a political act by the ruling PF in order to distract his Campaign trail.
Speaking at Lufwanyama and Buchi Kamitondo grounds in Lufwanyama and Kitwe respectively this afternoon where he is on a campaign tour, Mr. Mwamba that the torching of his plant was done by ruling Patriotic Front to disturb and cut his campaign.
He has since condemned the act and called for peaceful and not vengeful and hateful campaign.
The opposition UPND Running mate to party President urged Zambians to boycott the buying of Times of Zambia and Daily Mail in solidarity with the Post Newspapers that was on Tuesday closed down after Zambia Revenue Authority demanded to be paid off the money they said the Post owed the State.
Mr. Mwamba who is leading a Campaign Team comprised of Former Acting and Vice President Dr. Guy Scott, former Ambassadors Bernard Mpundu and Major Richard Kachingwe among others promised the crowds that when his party forms government people’s welfare will be improved through their Ten Point Plan.
Meanwhile speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Chief Nkana of Lufwanyama, Mr. Mwamba said it is important for traditional leaders to remain non-partisan if the country is to develop.
And Godfrey Shamanenga who is Chief Nkana of the Lamba people of Lufywanyama urged Mr. Mwamba and all other politicians not to engage in violence as they campaign.
He also urged them to be persistent and not easily demoralised as convincing a person to support or be part of an idea takes one’s patient.