The ruling patriotic Front has described as misinformation being orchestrated in some sections of the media on reports that their Mayor candidate had promised to deliver free wifi to the resident of Lusaka within 100 days.
In a media statement made available to the media, PF said that what their candidate promised was to start the process for the free WiFi project within 100 days and that he did not say the project would be completed within 100 days as insinuated
Below is the full statement
Lusaka, Zambia, 28th June 2018 – Patriotic Front salutes the media houses which attended the maiden appearance of its Mayoral candidate Hon Miles Bwalya Sampa when he featured on the PF Interactive Forum on 27th June 2018 where he laid bare his vision which is anchored in the grand Party manifesto for 2016-2021.
For the purpose of clarity, we will address also the misinformation being orchestrated in some sections of the media. This is with regard to some of the pronouncements made by the PF Mayoral candidate, Hon Miles Sampa, as part of his vision for Lusaka.
Hon Sampa said he would ensure that Lusaka City Council starts the process for the free WiFi project within 100 days. He did not say the project would be completed within 100 days as insinuated
In addressing the need for the council to generate income for improved delivery of services, Hon Sampa said he would ensure the rates reflect the economic value as opposed to rates which do not make business sense for the Council. He made a strong case for stakeholder engagement in order to arrive at a win-win situation.
His statement did not mention what is being falsely implied by the said media houses, which is that in 100 days he would hike rates for medium businesses and malls to increase revenue for the council.
Lastly, Hon Sampa was at a barbershop/salon where he met with many other customers and members of the public, among them was former UPND Parliamentary Candidate for Chilanga Constituency Cde Charmaine Musonda.
In the spirit of good faith and mature democratic practice, he exchanged greetings and took pictures together with other members of the Campaign team.
This is as it should be with evolved political contests. We are pleased that while we may belong to different political parties, we are not enemies and must continue being cordial with each other.
This is the unity we would like to see among all our members and all Zambians in all sections of society as we move towards the heroes and unity holiday. We can disagree without becoming personally disagreeable.
PF Media Director