Minister Mutotwe Kafwaya alleges that the opposition is behind protests by truck drivers
TRANSPORT and Communication’s minister Mutotwe Kafwaya has accused politicians of being behind the protests by some truck drivers.
Speaking in Chingola when he checked on the truckers, Mr Kafwaya said Government is aware that some political party leaders are inciting the drivers to gain support from Zambians.
The minister further said that Government is aware that some politicians sponsored some drivers to protest.
“Political leaders who maybe behind the protests should devise proper messages instead of inciting economic sabotage to gain support from Zambians,” he said.
Mr Kafwaya urged the drivers to air out their grievances through proper channels.
And Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga said a person believed to be the ring leader has been arrested.
She warned those behind the protests that police will bring to book those breaking the law.
Police have not summoned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, Esther Katongo says
Zambians will vote PF back into power for the public works, we have done, Davies Mwila says
THE RULING Patriotic Front Secretary General Hon. Davies Mwila has expressed confidence that Zambians will vote the party back into power in the 2021 General Elections.
Speaking on ZNBC Sunday Interview with Grevazio Zulu, Mr. Mwila said the PF government has delivered unprecedented infrastructure development to the country than any government had done before.
He said if Zambians compared the works done by previous governments of UNIP and MMD, the PF had done exceedingly more than those two government in 10 years.
He said the number of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other public infrastructure done by government was there to see by Zambians.
He also said that government had introduced new programmes such as community fish farming and had increased support to small-scale farmers living in rural areas.
He said Zambians have also had an opportunity to know President Lungu and his commitment to better the lives of Zambians.
The Secretary General has urged the party’s structures to welcome and work with mobilisation committees that were formed to complement the work of the party on the ground.
He said it was imperative that friction rising between the mobilisation teams and party structures was stopped for the good of the party.
He said some members of the party structures have not welcomed the mobilization committees and appealed to them to work together.
Meanwhile Mr. Mwila has emphasized that the adoption of candidates for elective positions will be done on merit basis.
He said only members of Parliament, Mayors and councillors that have performed well will be considered for re-adoption.
Mr. Mwila has also advised the opposition political parties to support Bill 10 so that constitutional amendments such as the Public Order Act could be done to make the conduct of the 2021 elections easier.