The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has temporarily suspended campaigns in Kasama district, Northern Province following the death of 19 people in an accident.
Provincial Deputy Campaign manager, Bwalya Ng’andu, who is also former Minister of Finance, revealed the development to ZANIS in Kasama yesteray
Dr. Ng’andu said the PF is mourning with the bereaved families and will only resume campaign activities after the burial of the departed.
“The ruling party is deeply saddened by the demise of 19 people who include our members, “Dr Ng’andu stated.
Dr. Ng’andu has since thanked President Edgar Lungu and government for coming to the aid of the bereaved families.
Ninteen mobile market traders died after the Benz Atego Truck they were traveling in overturned and plunged into a river in Mungwi District last night.
Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) Kasama Central Parliamentary candidate, Sibongile Mwamba, has pledged to lobby for the upgrading of strategic township roads in the district to bituminous standard if elected in the August 12, 2021 general elections.
Ms Mwamba said in an interview with ZANIS in Kasama yesterday, that she is determined to meet the aspirations of the local people.
She promised that she will not betray the electorate if given the mandate to represent Kasama residents in Parliament.
“I commit myself to be a servant of the people. I will deliver according to what the electorate will desire in various communities,” Ms Mwamba said.
Ms Mwamba said she will work closely with the residents of Kasama and various stakeholders to foster development in the constituency.
She has since appealed to the electorates in the district to vote for her for continued development.
Ms Mwamba says teamwork will be at the core of her leadership and that she will work hard to deliver on all her campaign promises if elected.
She urged the electorate to vote for President Edgar Lungu and all PF candidates in the August 12 general elections to ensure smooth implementation of developmental projects.
Ms Mwamba said it will be easy for her to actualise her great vision for Kasama if the electorate votes for President Edgar Lungu for the highest position on the land.
She said Kasama needs a facelift and that she has what it takes to transform the district through accelerated infrastructural development.
Ms Mwamba said she will also work hard to support the youth and women through various empowerment programmes being implemented by the government.
She noted that youth and women empowerment is critical to poverty reduction at household level.
My deep condolences to the families who lost the beloved ones. May people around them and God comfort them. I do not understand why the government let many people travel in open trucks. It is high time the government re-introduced UBZ buses from towns to villages where no private mini buses and buses do not operate.
SUDDENLY THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT TO GOVERNMENT DURING ELECTIONS
NEVERTHELESS CONDOLENCES TO THE BERIEVED
Bunch of hypocrites. Suddenly because of elections all the outpouring of grief. We haven’t heard anything like that in the last six years of Edgar China Lungu’s horrible thieving PF government! Shame shame shame on you!
Good decision by PF, no campaign or elections is important than lives of Zambians.
PF is not insensitive like UPND where Hichilema politicizing issues like the Covid-19, death of his two supporters, etc.
The members of the ruling party would never celebrate or take advantage of somebody else suffering. A very sensible decision by the party.
If Hichilema was at their place then he would purposely visit the district blame PF for the death, little overacting, and try to get sympathy votes.
It is really sad news that 19 people died in an accident. Right decision by the PF.
President Lungu and his PF members never priorities the political activates or campaigns, they are only focused on improving the lives of Zambians.
We should not do things that are not allowed by the Lord Jesus. May their soul rest in peace.
Now, no haters will say that PF has taken a good decision…
And another place, HH visiting provinces, gathering people, and spreading the coronavirus among innocent Zambians, even though ECZ has banned all the political rallies.
We are voting for #ECL even if they didn’t conduct any campaign rallies because the incredible work speaks for itself!
I am still mourning over this. I have even failed to eat breakfast. Oh God why
KAIZAR ULICHIPUBA HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF PF’S CORRUPTION ,INCLUDING THE SAME THE SAME PEOPLE
AS THE ZP CANNOT PROVIDE PROPER CHECKS
SOME CHAP ^^ MOURNS OVER FCUK ALL
JUST POLITICAL POSTURING
HE NEEDS A LUIGHTENING BOLT TO SHOCK HIM INTO THE TRUTH
Bloody sacrifices just to win elections continue. More deaths are coming as the ruling arty becomes desperate.
PF have high jacked the accident.
It is loud and clear, no UPND will go to mourn their own family. More will die just to attend funeral.
Sincere condolences, very sad
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