Solwezi, July 16, 2013, ZANIS—President Michael Sata has implored
people in Solwezi East constituency to vote wisely and chose a person
with high opportunities to bring development in the area.
President Sata cautioned the people of North-Western province that if
they chose to continue being in opposition they will continue
He said the people in the province have decided to continue having
members of parliament from the opposition who have continued doing
nothing for them in terms of development.
President Sata said this when he addressed a public rally at Kasapa
school ground in Solwezi east constituency today to drum up support
for the Patriotic Front candidate, Peter Ilunga during the forthcoming
July 25 by-elections.
The President has instructed PF candidate Mr Ilunga to speak for the people
in the constituency or he risks being withdrawn from if he does not
On the subsidies, President Sata said they did not benefit the
majority people in rural areas because they neither own vehicles nor
buy mealie meal.
Speaking earlier, Patriotic front campaign manager, Gabriel Namulambe
told the gathering that this is their chance to choose a person to
work with the President to address the many challenges they are
Mr Namulambe said the money realized from the removal of subsidies
which were only benefiting the already rich is the money that will be
utilized to address most of the challenges people in the constituency
Meanwhile, former area Member of Parliament, Richard Taima dispelled
assertions by some people that he was sidelined by the Patriotic Front
Mr Taima clarified that he could not apply for adoption because of the
petition case in the courts of law.
Speaking at the same rally, senior chief Kalilele appealed to the
President to consider creating Mushindamo as a district in order for
development to trickle down in Solwezi east.
Chief Mulonga also appealed to government to consider opening a
polling station at Kainanfumu so that people in Solwezi east stop
going to cast their votes in Solwezi central constituency.