PF to develop Southern province despite being UPND stronghold

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PF Secretary General Davies Mwila
PF Secretary General Davies Mwila

Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has said government will not leave out Southern province from the ruling party’s development despite being a strong hold for the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).

Mr. Mwila, who was on the tour of all the districts in Southern province, said in Siavonga that the township roads in Livingstone have been completed.

He said government will now move in to complete the township roads in Choma and Monze.

He disclosed that government has constructed a hospital and a secondary in Gwembe district to uplift the lives of the valley people.

Mr. Mwila said the Road Development Agency (RDA) will be on the ground to work on the township roads in Siavonga adding that government will also look at the possibility of constructing a district hospital in Siavonga.

He also told the members to start preparing for 2021 general elections and ensure that all structures on the ground are working.

He further said the party has been failing to gain enough support in Southern province because of having weak structures on the ground.

Mr. Mwila also urged members to be committed to the party and be united for them to have a solid base as they approach 2021.

“This year we have to start preparing for 2021 election. Let us get the UPND members and have them join us and all the structures have to be put in place because without them we cannot go anywhere,” Mr. Mwila said.

He has meanwhile warned the PF leadership in Siavonga district to desist from bickering as they risked being dissolved.

He said the PF will not allow incompetent people to hold leadership positions noting that the party wants people that can work to strengthen grass root structures.

The ruling party SG told the PF leadership that it will be helped for them to ensure that the party is strong at the grassroots.

And Southern province PF chairperson Evans Lawrence also urged the Siavonga party leadership to be united so that they can help to rebuild the party.

Mr. Evans noted that it is difficult to attract new members to the party when the leadership is fighting among one another and it can make the party fail to grow in the district.

The Secretary General and his team, which included members of the central committee and the PF Southern province leadership, was on a tour of the province to gauge the strength of the party and how it can be mobilized in the region.

Southern Province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso
Southern Province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso

Meanwhile, Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso has refuted social media reports that Patriotic Front Secretary General,Davies Mwila was denied police escort.

Kapeso stated that the Police in the province has given Security to many people if the threat was imminent or suspected.
He said it’s normal police duty to protect lives and property.

He said people are aware of the tense relationship between the ruling Patriotic Front supporters and the opposition UPND especially in Southern Province.

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60 COMMENTS

  1. Who is this Davies Mwila to give silly ignorant statement like that …are you using PF money to fund all those projects? These dumb bells have become so arrogant that they do not know what belongs to GRZ and what belongs to PF…am sure he is driving around in a govt vehicle with a private plate!!

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    • Texas state in the USA has been a republican party stronghold for a long time, i have never heard Democrats say such nonsense when they are were in power. Why do some Africans have stalled brains.

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    • When you say: “develop Southern Province,” are you talking about building a dual carriage road from Lusaka to Livingstone, or building dipping tanks for farmers in Southern Province, or just building a roundabout in Chisekese? Please try to be specific as to the nature of development.

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    • I don’t see anything wrong with mwila’s statement. He’s the CEO of the party in government and he has every right to talk about the country’s development matters because it’s his party’s development agenda as set out in their manifesto that is being implemented by boma.How are you going to judge his party’s performance against what they promised if there’s a disconnect between boma and the ruling party?

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    • Why are you singling out Southern Province? Stop dividing our country Southern Province is in Zambia, and everyone in every part of Zambia should be treated the same.

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    • Cheap politicking. Are the people in Southern Province not Zambians to have an equal share of the pie imwe ba PF gov.?

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    • Absolutely absurd are the provinces that are opposition exempt from tax or are asked to pay less????? This is where the miss the point segregative kind of thinking even in the slightest should not be tolerated Mwila who was a minister before should not even be uttering such a statement in Zambia

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    • The statement, “…despite being a strong hold for the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND)” is ludicrous. You’re not doing them a favor by developing that part of Zambia. It’s your responsibility to develop the WHOLE country. Southern Province is part of Zambia and they pay taxes too. They may have different political opinions from yours, but they’re still part of the Zambian family. Stop the divisive insinuations.

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  2. You need votes otherwise 2021 Mr Lungu is out. Besides the government developing an area is there duty. You fellow governments work for their people while you remain fattening your pockets.
    YOU SHALL NEVER ENJOY YOUR LOOT just like Chiluba mark my words. Anything you took dubiously I sincerely pray that you never enjoy it. May it become your stumbling blocks to good health and long life.

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    • If a new president is elected in 2021, he’ll need to make all of them account for their wealth. Whoever cannot explain how they got rich while in office, will have to forfeit the wealth to the state, with possible prison time. I suggest 20 years minimum for corruption.

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  3. It’s the responsibility of govt to develop all corners of Zambia, even where PF isn’t popular.

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    • @danielle

      Then where was the need to state the obvious? If you are a responsible parent why would you have to mention it to your kids that you would provide food, school fees, clothing, pocket money even to those doing poorly in class? Why would this statement be necessary?

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    • Blind support, you don’t even know the name of your SG, does it mean this your SG doesn’t know that upnd members pay taxes too.

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  4. Just shows how these scoundrels don’t understand their duty… you are just a custodian of national resources and last time I checked Southern province was part of a sh!thole country they call Zambia. And last time I checked the people of Southern province were paying taxes. So you aren’t doing anyone a favour by putting few resources in Southern province, which resources the majority you steal and pocket anyway.

    Whether the province is the opposition UPND stronghold or not, you are supposed to distribute national resources equitably and fairly across the nation. It’s not your mum or your party PF’s money.

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    • Davies Mwila should be given basic education to understand that they are not developing Southern Province using PF money but Southern Province people’s. He should not talk as if Southern Province is not in Zambia or as if he is doing the province favours no.

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  5. SO WHICH PROVINCE ARE YOU DEVELOPING? NO WONDER THE MAZABUKA ROADS IS IN MESS, BY 2021 IT WILL BE ADUST ROAD. WHY SHOULD THEY CONTINUE PAYING TAX?

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  6. You know I find this funny, the SG said “the PF will not allow incompetent people to hold leadership positions “. Funny because, as SG, he is holding a leadership position. Funny because the PF is currently going through internal bickering, which is healthy as politicians would say. Then, going by resignation of top officials from government citing greed and corruption, I would say that is not healthy. And then all things considered, would we say the SG himself is competent and adds value to PF for him to say PF will not allow incompetent people to hold leadership positions? Well, your guess is as good as mine. Funny, don’t you think? My thoughts exactly.

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  7. “”Texas state in the USA has been a republican party stronghold for a long time, i have never heard Democrats say such nonsense when they are were in power. Why do some Africans have stalled brains.””

    OUR COLEAGUES HAVE A BIPARTISAN ACT THAT CLEARLY DIFFERENTIATES POLITICS WITH DEVELOPMENT THAT IS WHY TEXAS HAS BEEN DEVELOPING GIVEN THE COMMODITIES HERE OUR GOOD PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELD CAPTIVE BY ONE PARTY LEADER AND HAVE AS A RESULT FAILED TO ACCEPT DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENTIATING GOV FROM A PARTY

    WHEN I VISIT MY SIBBUKUS THEY ALWAYS COMPLAIN OF THIS UNLESS THERE IS A CHANGE OF MINDSET AND WORK WITH WHICHEVER GOV IN POWER GOOD PEOPLE OF KALOMO WILL ALWAYS LAG BEHIND IN WHOEVER COMES IN POWER

    THE…

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  8. THE OLIVE BRANCH EXTENDED BY MR DAVIES MWILA SHOULD BE ACCEPTED AND THOSE PROECTS ALREADY COMMISSIONED COMPLETED AND OUR GOOD PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE LEAVING IN FEAR OF ONE MAN AND PARTY OPENLY PARTICIPATE IN GOVERNANCE

    EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES IN THE COUNTRY CAN ONLY COME WITH THAT BIPARTISAN APPROACH WORKING TOGETHER PRESIDENT LUNGU HAS COMMENDED AND SHOWN RESOLUTE TO EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

    THE FEAR FACT OF ONE MAN AND PARTY SHOULD CHANGE IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE BA NENE

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  9. Davis Mwila speaking like the govt will use PF money to develop anything. Please stick party issues and let govt do its mandate. That mandate is develop and provide service to the people of Zambia regardless of their political affiliation. This kinda mentality being exposed the PF GS is not only shallow but retrogressive. It is a pity that we have continuously been inclining party politics into the managing of Govt affairs. No wander our technocrats in govt are failing to implement any policies.

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  10. Tongas what drug have you people swallowed that anything good for the country which is PF sends into convulsions.
    You can insult, sulk and swear on your children it won’t change the fact that you are just small impis who deserve nothing but being used only. Your tribesman, whom you worship will never rule this beautiful country and on this we all have resolved.

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    • Malinso not all of us giving different opinions are UPND members, others don t even belong to any party but are Zambians. Davies Mwila boobed on mentioning that PF will develop southern province. In what capacity did he say that because we know that he is a party member and the funds to develop the country do not come from PF but government coffers. He must make statements concerning his party not the government.

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  11. ON THE CONTRARY RESEARCH IN THE DOMAIN DONE BY ONE INTERNATIONAL “POLICY INSTITUTION SHOWS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE SAID IS TRUE OF ONE PARTY UPND AND ITS LEADER HH UNLESS HH IS REPLACED OR ANOTHER LIKE HAM OR CORN OR OTHER ON A CLEAN PLATE SUCH POLITICS OF NON DEVELOPMENT WILL CONTINUE ITS NOT A PARTY ISSUE REALLY BUT HH AT THE CENTRE HISTORY IS IN COPPERBELT AND TO CHANGE THAT ONE HAS TO STEP DOWN AND MIND YOU MOST PARTIES WILL ALWAYS HAVE PEOPLE IN MAJORITY FROM THESE ECONOMICAL POINTS AND ALWAYS MEMORIES WILL COME UP SO ACCEPT DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE ONE MAN AND MAY BE ONE PARTY WILL NEVER RULE ZAMBIA THAT IS A FACT TO REMAIN LONGTIME FOR HH

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  12. Thank you sir.we southerners are happy.Atleast we have good roads weather it’s PF,GRZ or Debt cash we don’t care.all we appreciate is development .please return the provincial headquarters to LivingstonLivingstone and not Choma.

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  13. Iyaa ba dala Choma elikaboto as capital tuyanda ulusumpuko kuno kwalibigi Tuyanda chi mbandela

    Twapenga maningi ba sibuuku tuyanda lusumpuko maningi ba sir ba Davies Mwila

    Kabontuu

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  14. PF will do what?
    Crazy and ignorant talk.

    Government and public resources ought to be distinguished from political party resources.

    This is not news. The government is under obligation to develop the whole country. The government cannot choose what part of the country they will not develop.

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  15. Twalumba maningi ulusumpuko Pf ku Southern Efyomwachita Twalumba ba chief choongo Kaingu mungaila monze hanjalika hamusonde halwiindi chiwanangala Pemba sia and sinazonge sinazeze ndundumwezi mbabala namwala choma mazabuka monze livingstone kalomo maamba mulobezi and kwa pascalina musokotwane kwa kazungula

    Twalumba tuyunda lusumpoko amuna UPND

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  16. Tongas are my cousins but naturally most of them are tribalistic in nature, they attach more loyalty to their TRIBESMEN than non tongas. No matter whatever good projects the government does for them it will never be appreciated as long as HH is not in the state house. If what Davies Mwila said was spoken by HH this was going to be a cup of tea to them and he would have been praised day and night. I personally agree with Chishimba Kambwili when he said that if Jesus was to stand against HH in southern province, Jesus was going to lose the elections based on the tribe ( jesus was JEW). This is what makes UPND VERY UNATTRACTIVE to some of us. I personally will never vote for UPND as long as it is led by a TONGA. It is a tribal grouping that must not be allowed to rule this country.

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    • Do you blame the Tonga for being wearing of other tribes seeing who are looting and pillaging Zambia ??

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    • Literally all tongas are upnd, pathetic grouping. Where in the world can an incumbent president get 200 against an opposition leader’s 30,000 votes? And the morons still want a full cabinet ministerial position!!

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  17. I have stayed in southern province for over 19 years I have seen how tongas are and how they treat non tongas including myself. These people need to behave like other tribes in Zambia who don’t attach too mch loyalty to their tribe, they need to embrace ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION OR ONE PEOPLE slogan initiated by Dr. Kaunda.

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    • As long as hakainde remains their upnd god tongas will never change. Under hh, upnd is a dangerous Tonga cult

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  18. Kujanika badaala Ino tusike lili kukaalila limwi HH muubi kweena badaala kulisumpula

    Hatweende basa

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  19. @Danielle and @Malinso are you as dull and ignorant as Davies Mwila or its just the usual blind loyalty without objectivity?

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  20. Only a TRIBAL FO0L can vote for Kainde!!
    HH should not be allowed anywhere near state house during our generation!!
    My brother inlaw lives in Monze and supports PF.but he tells us that tongas there are too tribal and they can even kill anyone who openly supports other political parties than upnd!!UPND DO NOT BELIEVE IN DEMOCRACY.KAINDE’S PARTY IS FULL OF DIE HARD TRIBALISTS!!!one would easily see Zambians wearing upnd’s T-shirts and chitenge materials in Luapula,Northern,Muchinga,Eastern,etc.BUT ITS A BIG CRIME TO WEAR A PF T-SHIRT OR CHITENGE IN SOUTHERN!!is that democracy?NO!!!I REALLY HATE HH’S UPND!!the upnd leadership has divided Zambia badly!!KAINDE SHOULD LOSE IN 2021 FOR A RECORD 6TH TIME!!

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    • Upnd under Sunny Chintombwa is a Tonga cult masquerading as a political party. If it means rigging to stop these tribalists, please pf do it for me

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  21. All those who hate PF leadership must vote for NDC or FDD in 2021 and not HH!!
    We want Zambia to remain united.what upnd leaders see in anything is tribalism!!!all none tonga who live Southern do not enjoy the freedom we enjoy in 9 other provinces of Zambia.nobody can openly express his opinion about HH’s upnd in tongaland.if you do that,you risk being killed!!THIS IS HOW FAR KAINDE LOVERS HAVE GONE IN LIFE!!politics now in tongaland is do or die.
    Whoever introduced HH into our political arena is a cursed creature because our generation ONLY KNEW ONE TRIBE AND THAT IS MOTHER ZAMBIA!!!but Kainde has done a great damage to a united Zambia since 2006 AND ONLY US VOTERS CAN RETIRE HIM IN 2021 SO THAT ZAMBIANS CAN UNITE AGAIN!!

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  22. Amutuswiye chibotu imwe ma cadres tuyanda lusumpuko swebo Twapenga swemo Tuyanda lusupuko takwe

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  23. mumachaya ba chief upnd amutusiye chibotu tuyunda lusupuko basa twapenga maningi na upnd takwe

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  24. Ichi chena Chi Davies Mwila Ba bwelapofye. Is this not the same person that was encouraging Pf councillors to share land? Where does Lungu get such people from?

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  25. My God! Isn’t Southern Province
    in Zambia? Is national development dependent on political party patronage? Come guys; stop tribal thinking.

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  26. The party & its Government reloaded! It is really back & we are listening attentivieliy plus watching carefully!

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  27. …and when they take over government, build a few schools, they will congratulate themselves and say “Upnd has developed zambia”.
    Yet secretary general of pf is doing the same thing and the suckers are completely losing their minds.
    so who’s in government at the present moment? Is it not pf? When government does something wrong aren’t you quick to say : “useless pf”. In the same spirit, if government does the right thing, it should be alright for mwila to claim praise for pf.

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  28. Is this Southern Province in Zambia? If so it deserves to be developed using the national resources just like building Universities and roads in Muchinga. Another Province of Zambia using money from our copper mines. Zambians are not stupid. They see everything.

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  29. Absolute du.llness so southern is not Zambia. WHy even mention such tribal remarks.
    PF you are not government you are just servantss and just do your job.
    Never in my life have I seen such d’ullness of a political party.
    Disaster!

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