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.

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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.

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