President Sata has advised the newly elected Mansa Central member of parliament Chitalu Chilufya to work with the party structures for his political success.
President Sata gave the new MP the piece of advice at Kaole Stadium where he held a public meeting to thank the people of Mansa for voting for the PF member of parliament in the November 22 by elections following the death of Kennedy Sakeni who was the area member of parliament on the PF ticket at the time of his death.
He told Dr Chilufya that he must help the poor people in the party because his success was largely attributed to their massive turn up on the polling day to give him a chance to serve as their area member of parliament.
He added that Dr Chilufya’s political career might be short lived if he neglects the party structures which have the power to vote for him and keep him scoring.
The Head of State who thanked the people of Mansa Central for voting for the PF candidate was disappointed by the poor attendance of the public meeting which he attributed to inadequate publicity by party structures.
He remembered the days prior to the November 2011 elections when the throngs of people trooped to his meetings and the stadium was being filled to capacity.
President Sata had earlier visited the Luapula University construction site and unveiled a stone before appearing on Radio Yangeni where he explained a number of national issues to the people of Mansa.
And, Education Minister John Phiri promised that he will next March bring the President to Luapula for the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Luapula University which has been allocated a budget of K13million together with Mongu University in Western province.
Dr Phiri said is important to increase the number of secondary schools which should be feeding into the University to deal with all the problems of the province.
He also advised Zambians to give President Sata a chance to govern the country and rule in peace.
The president was accompanied by Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi, Education Minister John Phiri, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilbur Simusa, several deputy ministers from Luapula province including Chifubu member of parliament Susan Kawandami and Hastings Chansa for Chimbamilonga constituency in Nsama district.