Ex-UPND councillor explains move to PF

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FORMER United Party for National Development (UPND) Batoka ward councillor Maxson Simwami says he joined the Patriotic Front (PF) because he wants to effectively deliver development to the area.
Mr Simwami, who joined PF in January this year, said he will now have access to ministers to ask for resources for developing Batoka.
He said this in Batoka on Saturday when PF Choma district political secretary Gloria Mapani introduced him to Bahati member of Parliament Harry Kalaba.
“I left UPND to join PF because I want to ensure development gets to Batoka. I found it difficult to request for any form of assistance when in the opposition.
“Now, it will be easy because I am in the party which is in Government. It is easy for me to even meet with the minister and ask for development from the people in power. Development will come,” Mr Simwami said, adding that Batoka has lagged in development.
“There is so much talk but there is no development in this area, but now I am happy to be in the PF, which has power to bring development here,” Mr Simwami said.
And Mr Kalaba, who is also Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, thanked Mr Simwani for joining the PF.
“You are a hero, you made a giant step of choosing development over opposition. You have come to an action-oriented group.
“It is difficult to oppose development and we thank you for the right and bold decision of leaving the talking group and joining the action group,” Mr Kalaba said.
He said the PF remains committed to delivering development to rural areas.

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