Republican Vice-President Inonge Wina has expressed worry at the lack of monitoring of developmental projects by opposition Members of Parliament in Western Province.
Addressing people of Western Province upon arrival at Mongu Airport yesterday, Mrs. Wina said government secured loans from the World Bank to improve people’s livelihood through projects in water affairs, agriculture and other sectors, but the MPs in the region were not cross-checking and reporting the impact of such projects.
Mrs. Wina regretted that MPs from Western Province were not willing to work with government.
She has however urged people to forge ahead and develop a closer relationship with the PF government for them to be empowered from its campaign promises being actualised.
And Vice-President Wina said it is evident that President Edgar Lungu does not discriminate any province stating that the whole county was benefiting from his administration.
The Vice-President, who was welcomed by party officials and senior government officials from various districts of the province, is in the region to drum up support for Looma ward by-election in Nalikwanda constituency.
He said elections should never prompt violence or make people enemies.
And speaking earlier, Western Province Minister Richard Kapita said the region has started making strides from the time the people realised the importance of working with government.
Mr. Kapita added that the Vice-President will during her working visit lay the ground breaking brick for the construction of a modern clinic in Lealui.
He said it was gratifying that no violence has since been recorded in the constituency during the on-going campaigns.
Meanwhile, Western Province PF chairperson Charles Mututwa assured the people that the ruling party will merge victorious in Looma ward elections because many UPND members recently defected to the party.
Mr. Mututwa thanked the President and his Vice for their frequent visits to the province saying these were bearing fruits.
He said one of the fruits was the commencement of works for the overhaul construction of the Mongu-Limulunga road.