Govt. urged to discipline erring Mazabuka councilors
Mazabuka, August 11th, 2014, ZANIS —- The opposition Alliance for Better Zambia ( ABZ ) party in Mazabuka District has urged government to take disciplinary action against erring councilors in the area who are frustrating its development efforts.
ABZ district Secretary Joseph Mfula says government through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing should clear the air on some councilors who he said were opposition UPND councilors.
He explained these said councilors were unwilling to work with the government of the day as evidenced by their recent boycott of the African Day of Decentralization celebrations.
Mr. Mfula stated that for this reason his party was calling for the immediate dissolution of the Mazabuka Municipal council .
The ABZ district Secretary said this in an interview with ZANIS in Mazabuka District , today.
He described the behavior by the UPND councilors except for the Mayor Stanley Sakala, as retrogressive .
He added that there is need for government to act swiftly in order and restore sanity to the local authority.
Recently councilors boycotted the celebrations which political analysis said as elected representatives to act as a link between the central government and the local authority have decided to play politics.
“ This behavior by our councilors is evident that issues of development will never come and such we demand for the immediate dissolution of this local authority, “charged Mfula.
Meanwhile, a ploy to pass a vote of no confidence in Mazabuka Mayor Sakala by fellow councilors has been exposed.
Sources have revealed Senior UPND party officials have given instructed their councilors to ensure they pass a vote of no confidence and impeach the mayor during the August 18th the full council meeting.
However, some councilors that attended the meeting vowed that no influence from their party would force them to remove the mayor from his office describing him as a dedicated and focused leader.
Recently, UPND through its provincial vice Secretary Winnerson Ng’uni suspended Sakala on allegations that Sakala campaigned for Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata as president during the Local government Association of Zambia elections.