Luo urges Zambians to support subsidy removal

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Luo urges Zambians to support subsidy removal


Lusaka, June 07, ZANIS—Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo has said more ordinary people in the country stand to benefit from the removal of subsidies on fuel and maize.


Professor Luo said government could not continue sustaining a policy that benefitted only the selected few Zambians and sideline the majority of Zambians.


In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, Prof. Luo said removing subsidies was a corrective measure that will ensure that more Zambians have a share of the country’s national resources.


She has since called on those opposing the removal of subsidies to be truthful in their dealings and come up with tangible alternatives through which the government will save more money to secure the much needed development for the people.


The Minister stressed that people in rural areas have already welcomed the removal of subsidies and were expecting the long term benefits.


She affirmed that her ministry has engaged chiefs, headmen and stakeholders to raise awareness in rural areas on the benefits of removing fuel and maize subsidies.


Prof. Luo has since called on citizens to rally behind the Patriotic Front (PF) government because the issue of subsidies was one that would benefit them in the long run.


She added that government would never establish policies that could hurt its own people.