The Patriotic Front (PF) party has warned the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership in Monze district to stop unwarranted verbal attacks on government and the ruling party but instead direct their energies towards developing the constituency.
In a walk-in interview with ZANIS today, Bweengwa PF constituency chairman Mainza Kabwata observed that the opposition leadership has on many occasions, especially during funerals allegedly used vulgar language against the PF and its leadership, a habit that has continued to rile the ruling party.
Mr. Kabwata also strongly advised the opposition lawmakers in the district to concentrate on fostering the much needed development in their constituencies instead of spending time insulting the ruling party.
He added that the electorates cannot “eat insults” but want development.
He noted that a lot of bridges and roads in most parts of the district were in a deplorable state adding that these are issues that the lawmakers should spend their energy on instead of insulting the government whenever an opportunity presents itself.
“I want to warn the UPND leadership at district level that the PF will no longer tolerate insults from the opposition. My better advice to UPND lawmakers in the district is that time is running out for them, let them direct their energies to bring development to electorates who voted from them and not insults,” said Mr. Kabwata.
He said the PF government has developed the country through constructing and rehabilitating roads, health facilities and schools among others projects in the district.
Mr. Kabwata has since urged people of Zambia to judge between opposition UPND which he said was good at insults and the PF which has demonstrated the ability to develop the country.
And Mr. Kabwata vehemently denied allegations that the PF was buying voters cards from people, describing such claims as cheap.
He explained that the party’s constitution provides for the establishment of a register of all its members and that it was not collecting or buying voter’s cards as propagated by the UPND.
He further advised the UPND to learn to tell the truth saying people of Zambia are tired of raw lies from the opposition political party
“I want to categorically state that at no time did our party buy or collect any person’s voter’s card in the district. What we are doing is simply registering people who are joining us all and I don’t think there is anything sinister about that,” said Mr. Kabwata.
And efforts to get a comment from Bweengwa constituency UPND chairman, Michelo Kasauta, who is also MP for the area, proved futile as he kept cutting the call.
They should know that their position as parliamentarians is not to frustrate the government but supplement the efforts in helping the people they represent
That’s is all the day do and forget to deliver development to they represent
They do not work and keep on blaming the government for their flaws
Very well said, there number one agenda is to serve the people
Patience Mambwe read your civics
Lizweni Manjakadzi send me a pdf
The people of monze should realise by now that the UPND are up to no good. They dont care about them
Surely they have abandoned their number one duty
What kind of MPs are they that forget about the people that made them MPs
Mukamweene Mweemba read your civics
Lizweni Manjakadzi you who knows so much educate me
Mukamweene Mweemba it is a job of the ruling to develop every part of the country regardless of who voted for who.
Lizweni Manjakadzi yes well said. Now what is the role of the mp of any constituency whether opposition or ruling
Lizweni Manjakadzi what is the role of an MP?
Bright Musonda Nsukumo to play around
Lizweni Manjakadzi oooh I see that’s what civics says ai?
Is upnd a government in Monze? Are instruments of power in UPND s hands that side? Who is the President in that part of the country? Does UPND formulate its own national budget for that area?
What i know is Monze is a town in Zambia. The President of Zambia is Edgar Lungu whose slogan is ,” leaving no one behind”. From the article i am learning that Monze has been left behind by GRZ.
Remember MPs are not Central Government.
Geoffrey Ngulube lobbying for developmental projects unlike investing their energy in worthless arguments.
Geoffrey Ngulube,research then comment Russel Ntalasha is 10 times better than yours …short,detailed and explicity
Russel Ntalasha they should not lobby. Tax payers are entitled to development everywhere in this country.
Its the ruling party PF that is in control of the budgetary and developmental strings.
There’s nothing exciting about the UPND, not even their sham convention.
PF has divided the country. If your MP is not PF u are on your own. Every government function is a PF party function. Even government revenue collected as tax from all the people of Zambia is PF party money.
HOW CAN UNPD DO ANYTHING WITHOUT GOVERNMENT FUNDS
SURELY BY NOW YOU REALISE ALL UNPD AREAS ARE IGNORED UNTIL A FEW MONTHS BEFORE NEW EL#ECTIONS
THEN FUNDS FLOW FREELY
IT DOESNT TAKE A BRAIN TO SEE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!
FOREVER WARNING PEOPLE, THIS GOVERNMENT. YOU SHOULD NOT PATRONIZE PEOPLE OR ELSE THEY WILL REVOLT. POLITICS 101
Ita sad that most of you commenting including the PF dont know your Civics. Is it for the opposition or the ruling to develop every part of this country regardless?. The problem is that PF my party is too petty ?
UPND does not even have a manifesto. Their manifesto is insulting ECL and telling people that the economy will miraculously improve only when HH becomes president.
What do you expect from Zambian politicians? I am yet to hear a Zambian politician both ruling and opposition who would utilize a platform to speak development other than the opponent. It is high time we ignore such politicians. They have taken us for granted for far too long. How i wish we could give such belly politicians irrespective of the party they are coming from a don’t kubeba attitude.
LET UPND FORM GOVERNMENT AND DO ITS PROGRAMS.BOMA DOESNT GIVE ITS AGENDA OF DEVELOPMENT TO POLITICAL PARTIES OR EVEN MONEY FOR THAT MATTER,IF UPND COMES TO POWER(GOD FORBID) WE WILL NOT ASKING ABOUT THEIR DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.
What is the purpose of an mp in constituency ? Is it to sit idle in parliament and get an allowance at the of the month or it is representing the electorate. This is called pure tribalims. All mps should lobby for development for their respective constituencies. One shallow minded he says tongas will revolt againt the government. This is shameful and unreasonable
Tell them. How can a place still look like a village decades after independence. Backwards
How dull!! Is nt it the duty of the party in government that should develop the country?? These are the fulls we put in power!!
They have nothing to tell the country…hence only resorting to baseless attacks
YES KAIZER TRUE HOWEVER IT STARTED WITH UNIP THEN MMD THEN PF
SO WHY NOT TRY A FORTH ??????? CAN IT GET ANY WORSE ????????
Development projects in the country are either funded by or through central or local government. UPND is a political party and not government or in government. PF does the same everyday attacking the UPND, so why are they complaining. This is the kind of politics PF has brought in the country. It is on record PF has been wooing or threatening voters by saying, ”if you want development in your area vote for a PF candidate” and if you vote for the opposition you don’t see development. To PF if you vote for the opposition you are the enemy of PF and the government. I will give you an example of Luanshya, voters in Roan constituency voted for NDC, look at what is happening. The road from town to roan township is so dilapidated, just last it was almost swallowed up by floods…
Another *****ic post, at least these are verbal attacks, unlike verbal insults by the powerful pf cadres, empowered by the pf
These upnd mp their forgotten who had put them there…. they follow what their arrogant leader tell them shame instead of saving the people who put them there….
Don’t expect so much from them.. in the first place their party had no manifesto…so whatever they would say will just be ranting. Nowonder their only option is ranting and insults
Yes they should focus on better things that will serve the people
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