– Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Kapiri-Mposhi Constituency parliamentary candidate Eddie Musonda says he puts health closer to his heart and if elected as Member of Parliament (MP), he would ensure that challenges in the health sector are addressed.
Mr. Musonda says he would reduce the high maternal and mortality deaths among the women and children in his area.
Mr. Musonda says he would lobby government to construct more Rural Health Centres (RHCs) in Kapiri-Mposhi Constituency so that the long distances from one RHC to another are reduced.
The aspiring MP and former civil servant in the Ministry of Health was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kapiri-Mposhi district.
He lamented the long distances that the people walk in seeking health care services.
He however, commended the PF government that Kapiri-mposhi would also benefit from the 650 health posts that the Ministry of Health would embark on in the country this year.
Mr. Musonda is battling out with two other opposition candidates who are also contesting in the race namely Francis Mwape of UNIP and Lawrence Zimba is standing on the UPND ticket.
The Kapiri Mposhi by-election became vacant after the Supreme Court’s nullification of the election of Lawrence Zimba who then stood on MMD ticket as area MP following a successful appeal by Mr. Musonda who was the losing candidate in the 2011 General Elections.
The PF decided to re-adopted Mr. Musonda to re-contest the same seat.
Other aspiring candidates told ZANIS in a separate interview that they are confident of scooping the seat and accused Mr. Musonda that he would not deliver to the aspirations of the people of Kapiri-mposhi district.