Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale says some United Party for
National Development (UPND) councilors, mayors and members of
parliament have expressed willingness to work with the PF government.
Dr Hamukale who was speaking at a press briefing at his office in
Choma said the councilors, mayors, and Members of Parliament
were willing to work with the Patriotic Front (PF) government but were
scared to come out in the open.
“There are a number of councillors, mayors, and members of parliament
who want to work with us, but they are only scared of coming out in
the open. I receive a lot of phone calls from them wanting development
in their respective areas,” Dr Hamukale said.
He thanked the Pemba Municipal Council which is UPND dominated for
giving government land for the construction of the skills training
He said the PF government was ready to take development to all parts
of the country and cited the Dundumwezi –Kalomo and Namwala –Itezhi
Tezhi Road project that the government embarked in the province.
He thanked President Edgar Lungu for approving the construction of the
roads in Dundumwezi which was an indication that his government was
ready to develop everywhere in the country.
“People of Southern Province should come forward and join the PF, as
they can also aspire for party positions,” he said.
Meanwhile Dr Hamukale said the fight against the army worms and stalk
borers were over in the province.
“The war against army worms is over, we thank the officers from the
Ministry of Agriculture for their quick response. The infestation will
not affect this year’s harvest,” he said.