MPs challenged over subsidies
Lusaka, July 20, 2013,ZANIS—MMD Katuba Member of Parliament Patrick
Chikusu says the adjournment of parliament should give MPs an
opportunity to explain the removal of fuel and maize subsidies to the
Parliament adjourned sine dine yesterday after Vice President Guy
Scott moved the motion to suspend Standing Orders 20 and 21 (1) and
101 to enable the parliamentarians go on recess.
Dr. Chikusu says the Zambian people should speak with one voice with
government on subsidy removals as the House resumes sitting in
September this year in readiness of the presentation of the 2014
Dr. Chikusu advised the lawmakers to tell the truth and the benefits
of removing the subsidies contrary to negative statements surrounding
the removal from whom described as ‘bitter’ parliamentarians,
politicians and other stakeholders.
The Katuba Legislator said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.
Dr. Chikusu, who is Health deputy minister, commended the PF
Government for the move as the monies from the removal would be
channeled towards improving the country in key areas such as road
infrastructure, education, tourism, and mining among other sectors.
He disclosed that Katuba/Mungule road would be tarred to bituminous
standards adding that government will also rehabilitate all the feeder
roads in Katuba Constituency.
He added that government is constructing three high schools and four
bridges in his area hence the people of Katuba should rally behind
President Michael Sata and the PF government in the development agenda