Start working for people now - UPPZ
ANY leader claiming to have a heart for the people does not need to wait until they are in power to begin working for the people, United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) president Charles Chanda has said.
And Mr Chanda vowed not to wait until his party formed Government to begin to help the needy and less privileged people in Zambia. He said his party had launched a village scheme designed to encourage Zambians to venture into agriculture which was the backbone for the country’s economy. Many people were shunning agriculture because of lack of resources but that his party would try its best to complement efforts put in place to improve the sector, he said. Mr Chanda said in an interview that he had an opportunity to address some people in Southern province during Lwiindi annual traditional ceremony last weekend whom he advised not to entertain politicians who only thought of themselves. “I have moved in many parts of the country especially here in Southern province and have discovered that the people do not have water and yet they have representatives who are supposed to care for them and lobby resources on their behalf. To make matters worse, Southern province has one of the richest political party leaders who has not done anything to help the people that have been voting for him this far, “It should not take any leader with a heart for people to help the vulnerable, when they are in power, but it is our job to provide alternatives to the challenges facing the people and not just criticising,” Mr Chanda said. He said under his party’s scheme the UPPZ would provide seed to those interested in going to the village to venture into farming, adding that the seed would also be distributed to all districts and villages across Zambia. “The seed donated will come from many sources including contributions from the party members, owing to the fact that we have responsibilities as citizens to help people where we can and will not stop doing that work until all the people begin to benefit from the public good,” he said.