PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has directed civil servants and Patriotic Front(PF) members not to harass people deemed to be Tongas. President Lungu said that the victimisation of people based on tribes should come to an end.
The President said he had Information that people were going round harassing civil servants who were Tongas. The Head of State said Tongas must live freely because they were Zambians.
President Lungu said this when he addressed people at Lundazi Airstrip yesterday that he was disturbed with the reports that Tonga civil servants and others were being harassed.
He said belonging to the Tonga tribe does not guarantee that particular person belongs to the opposition UPND.
“It doesn’t mean that when you are a Tonga, you belong to opposition political party.Others are not politicians but are being harassed based on tribe. This should come to an end from now,” President Lungu said.
He said the people should not be discarded based on tribes stating that Zambians should embrace each based on One Zambia,One Nation motto.
President Lungu said Zambians should live in harmony because were one people regardless of the political affiliation.
He also hailed the people of Lundazi for electing him as the Republican President. He said he was happy that the people gave him massive votes in the general elections.
Speaking earlier Patriotic Front(PF) Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri said she was happy that Lundazi gave enough votes to PF party in the elections.
And President Lungu has also said Government would ensure that old projects were first completed before starting the new ones.
He said when he toured Lundazi District Hospital that he wants to make sure that projects were completed before starting the new ones.
“Even when you are constructing a house you cannot start a new one before completing an old one. I am deeply disturbed that this hospital has not yet been completed,”he said.
He said there was need to revert back to Farmer Input Support Programme which was better than electronic voucher system.
Meanwhile, Lundazi chiefs have commended President Lungu for implementing a number of developmental projects in the district.
The chiefs who spoke through Kazembe of the Chewa people said they were happy that Lundazi has received a fare share in terms of developmental projects.
They however appealed to President Lungu to look at some roads which were in a bad state in various chiefdom in Lundazi district.
The Head of State also inspected a maize field affected by army worms and returned to Chipata for a night stop over.