MMD HAILS BUD­GET

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By AN­NIE ZULU

THE 2018 na­tional bud­get is an as­sur­ance of a brighter fu­ture for Zam­bia,” Move­ment for Mul­ti­party Democ­racy (MMD) na­tional sec­re­tary Raphael Nakacinda has said.

Mr Nakacinda said the bud­get gives hope to the Zam­bian peo­ple of bet­ter things to come.

“From the dif­fer­ent sec­tors that have been given more fi­nances, we seem to be get­ting a feel­ing that the pre­sen­ta­tion of the bud­get will have a bit of sur­plus.

“Mov­ing for­ward we are very op­ti­mistic that we will be able to achieve greater strides, so this gives hope to the Zam­bian peo­ple of a greater fu­ture,” Mr Nakacinda said.

How­ever, ex­pelled PF Roan Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Chishimba Kamb­wili has stated that the in­crease in taxes by the Edgar Lungu gov­ern­ment was an in­sult to the Zam­bian peo­ple.

Mr Kamb­wili has ac­cused the PF gov­ern­ment of fail­ing to ful­fil its prom­ises to the Zam­bian peo­ple of lower taxes and more money in their pock­ets.

He claimed that PF had di­verted from its man­date and de­cided to go the for­mer rul­ing MMD way.

“The PF gov­ern­ment had promised the peo­ple of Zam­bia lower taxes and more money in their pocket, then the Min­is­ter of Fi­nance comes and in­creases tax on al­most ev­ery­thing.

“PF is no longer PF, it’s now MMD reloaded, more taxes to the peo­ple, I am ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed that we have moved away from what we stood for as PF, and just go­ing the Ru­piah Banda way,” said Mr Kamb­wili.

Mr Nakacinda

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