Former Presidential Advisor Mbita Chitala says he has decided to back President Lungu in this year’s election because the he has proved to be God fearing and a man with respect to the rule of law.
Speaking this morning when he featured on radio Pheonix special programme, Dr. Chitala said President Lungu has shown serious commitment in the fight against any form of corruption because he was not corrupt.
Dr. Chitala says President Lungu was tolerant of divergent views, adding that Zambians should not be misled into believing that the Head of State has failed.
“President Lungu has shown serious incorruptible mind in the manner he is governing because he is not corrupt himself. He has performed extremely well since taking over government even at a time when people like Guy Scott and Wynter Kabimba fought him tirelessly to stop him from taking over,” he said
He also justified PF’s borrowing saying the borrowing was well done and the IMF and the World Bank has supported that because the money has gone towards the intended purpose.
He explained that most of the funds have gone towards infrastructure development such as hydro power production, road construction and expansion of roads and schools something he said people were able to see and appreciate.
He further said that there was no economy anywhere in the world that would grow without borrowing and that those against borrowing were not being genuine.
He added President Lungu is able to point at what he has done which was good for the nation and the people of Zambia in the fight against poverty.
Asked on the high prices of commodities and if price control was the solution Dr Chitala said government had shown the willingness to improve people’s lives by ensuring that they have cheap basic commodities such as mealie meal.
He accused some millers of undermining government efforts increasing the prices of the commodity but that he foresees the prices going down due to the initiative by the government to bring solar milling plants across the country.
On price controls, he said doing so would lead to shortages of basic commodities just like in the UNIP days.