President Edgar Lungu’s Spokesperson Amos Chanda has expressed concern at the fact that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema rejoices in evil.
And Mr Chanda says President Edgar Lungu has ensured that there is no wastage of resources at cabinet and the entire government system especially during trips.
Speaking when he featured on ZNBC’s Sunday interview last evening, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said it was not only shocking but disheartening to see opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema celebrate the power outage that was experienced in five provinces of Zambia after a lightening strike.
Mr Chanda said it was very peculiar to see someone (Hichilema) celebrate a national crisis.
“How is it our fault that lightening struck, but to see HH celebrating, we begin to wonder, maybe it was sabotage and if it was sabotage, does he command lightening… will he blame people for associating him with dark forces,” Mr Chanda queried.
He said instead of jubilating at the National calamity that affected half of the country he would have expected a leader to be more empathetic and even help find a solution.
And Mr Chanda, who announced that President Lungu was one of the only African presidents who travelled with a very small delegation, was quick to mention that all trips carried out by the President so far were for economic benefit.
Mr Chanda said President Lungu usually travelled with a maximum of upto 21 delegates as opposed to the usual 80 delegates.
He said the Head of State usually personally looked into the delegation list, and said that since President Lungu ascended to power, he had cancelled party officials on tours.
Highlighting some of the Presidential trips which he said have built stronger international relations ties, Mr Chanda announced that Zambia would have a revamped Agro business from Saudi Arabia, revamped TAZARA and TAZAMA.
He added that the better relations with China would facilitate the construction of a spill-over city in Kafue as well a aid the country in form of climate change adaptation.
Mr Chanda emphasised that the Presidential tours were within budget and would stick within budget.
On the issues of nullification of parliamentary candidates, Presidential Spokesperson announced that there was some discomfort by the Head of State but he would let the arms of government operate independently.
However, he did note that the judiciary needed not operate like they are in a political arena.
He hoped that there was no politics involved in the system and was quick to note that the PF would retain any seat that is nullified if it came down to polls.