President Edgar Lungu has called on the people of Chilanga Constituency to give Maria Langa a vote ahead of the Chilanga by-elections slated for June 5, 2018.
Speaking during a rally at Chunyanja Basic School in Nakachenje Ward in Chilanga yesterday, President Lungu said Ms. Langa has a heart for the people.
The Head of State said victory is however certain for the Patriotic Front candidate and as parliament resumes, Ms. Langa will be part of the sitting.
President Lungu said Ms. Langa should be given a vote because the ruling Patriotic Front government has a lot of plans for the constituency.
He said Ms. Langa will transform the lives of the people of Chilanga constituency because she is willing to sacrifice a lot for them.
The Head of State added that time has come for the people of Chilanga to join the progressive party and its all-inclusive agenda.
President Lungu said when time comes to vote they should look at a candidate that is morally upright and can solve the challenges that they are currently going through.
He said the PF is an all-inclusive party that ensures that all the people in the country are included in the development agenda.
President Lungu said he is aware of the many challenges that the people are facing such as lack of schools and clinics, adding that these challenges will soon be a thing of the past as government is working towards improving their livelihood.
Meanwhile President Lungu also welcome about 20 defectors from the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND).
President Lungu said this is the beginning of the downfall of parties that have no vision for the people of Zambia.
President Lungu has since called on all party members to embrace every new member of the party regardless of the tribe.
Speaking earlier Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said his ministry plans on constructing an ultra-modern hospital in the area.
Dr. Chilufya said the hospital will be equipped with state of the art machinery such as CT scan, X-Ray machine and other essential equipment.
He said a maternity wing and a mortuary will also be constructed in order to make the lives of the people in the area much easier.
Dr. Chilufya further said a number of clinics will also be constructed in the area in order to meet the demand for the people.
Meanwhile, the group calling itself The Christian Coalition has released the statement below to the media
PRESS STATEMENT ENDORSING MARIA LANGA AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR CHILANGA
The Christian Coalition wish to endorse Maria Langa as the best people’s representative for Chilanga Constituency because she is a committed Christian and member of the Coalition.
As a Christian Political movement promoting Christian participation in politics we have resolved to endorse Maria Langa for Chilanga and appeal to all Christians in Chilanga to go in numbers on Tuesday and give an objective vote to Maria Langa for improved service delivery.
For us Maria is not only a Patriotic Front choice but people’s choice who has been working in the Constituency for a long time and she has demonstrated love and passion for the people of Chilanga beyond party politics.
Tuesday By-Election is about development and service delivery and the member of parliament can only deliver to the people when is part of the Party in Government and for now His Excellency the President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu has the mandate from the Zambian people up to 2021 therefore it is wise for the people of Chilanga to give an objective vote for Maria Langa who is representing the Party in Government.
As a Coalition we have been in all ten wards of Chilanga Constituency in line with our mandate to campaign and support Christians in politics and the people of Chilanga have spoken that its time they vote for development and not politicking.
We call upon Christians to align themselves with political Parties so that more Christians can be identified and supported.
We further appeal to all Political Parties to adopt known Christians in the pending by-elections for Lusaka and Chilanga respectively.
As Coalition we have been following the political landscape in Zambia characterized by calls for political dialogue which is health to the democratic dispensation and clear indication that democracy in Zambia is growing.
As a Coalition we strongly support for calls for the Church to drive this important process and ensure that all stakeholders are involved in line with internationally accepted tenants of democracy. full statement on video is on www.cczam.com
Bishop Alick W. Mbewe
DEPUTY PRESIDING BISH