GBM rant­ing riles PF

GBM has been ac­cused of fab­ri­cat­ing lies aimed at di­vid­ing Lua­pula and the rul­ing party.

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By SIMON MUNTEMBA

“We are aware that our de­trac­tors are busy cook­ing up sto­ries aimed at di­vid­ing the party but I have a mes­sage for them, we are fo­cused on tak­ing de­vel­op­ment to all parts of the coun­try and no amount of base­less ac­cu­sa­tions and mud­sling­ing will make us lose fo­cus,” Mr Chi­totela said.

Min­is­ter of Hous­ing and In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment, Ron­ald Chi­totela said GBM and all those fab­ri­cat­ing lies to di­vide Lua­pula were just wast­ing their time be­cause the min­is­ters pre­oc­cu­pa­tion was to take de­vel­op­ment to all parts of the coun­try. And Mr Chi­totela who is Pam­bashe Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment said the PF has a leader in Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu and as min­is­ters and MPs serv­ing un­der him, they were happy with his lead­er­ship style. Mr Chi­totela was re­act­ing to reports at­trib­uted to Mr mwamba that there was a power strug­gle be­tween him and the Health Min­is­ter over who will lead “Lua­pula united” and take away the lead­er­ship from Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu was just mere pro­pa­ganda and mud­sling­ing from po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents who are try­ing to di­vide them. He said he has a sound re­la­tion­ship with Dr Chilu­fya and called for unity among Zam­bians and PF MPs to en­sure Pres­i­dent Lungu’s ad­min­is­tra­tion de­liv­ers. “Right now, Zam­bia and the PF has a lead­er­ship in Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu and we as min­is­ters and MPs are serv­ing un­der him, which is our pre­oc­cu­pa­tion. “We are aware that our de­trac­tors are busy cook­ing up sto­ries aimed at di­vid­ing the Party but I have a mes­sage for them, we are fo­cused on tak­ing de­vel­op­ment to all parts of the coun­try and no amount of base­less ac­cu­sa­tions and mud­sling­ing will make us lose fo­cus,” Mr Chi­totela said. He called on Zam­bians to ig­nore pro­pa­ganda by the en­e­mies of de­vel­op­ment who have re­sorted to spread­ing lies against the Min­is­ters and PF mem­bers to di­vide them. “The PF Gov­ern­ment un­der Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu has a moral duty of ad­vanc­ing equal op­por­tu­ni­ties and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment for all Zam­bians. This is be­cause dis­crim­i­na­tion, poverty and ig­no­rance re­strict growth at all lev­els. “Pres­i­dent Lungu, al­ways preaches unity of pur­pose and puts into prac­tice the One Zam­bia One Na­tion Motto. There should be unity among all Zam­bians not only MPs but all Zam­bians. He added, “As Min­is­ter in charge of Hous­ing and In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment, I have been tasked to su­per­in­tend over gov­ern­ment’s agenda of putting up qual­ity in­fra­struc­ture in the coun­try.” Mr Chi­totela said it was for this rea­son that he had taken a de­lib­er­ate ag­gres­sive ap­proach of in­spect­ing con­struc­tion sites of var­i­ous in­fra­struc­ture projects which his min­istry was un­der­tak­ing in the coun­try. He said he was a firm be­liever that qual­ity in­fra­struc­ture was a pre­cur­sor of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment adding that Gov­ern­ment was putting up in­fra­struc­ture and in­vest­ing in so­cial sec­tors such as ed­u­ca­tion be­cause it wants to re­duce poverty and ig­no­rance and cre­ate jobs and wealth. He said the PF Gov­ern­ment has pri­ori­tised in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment.

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