———-Acting President Guy Scott has asked the people of Mkushi to vote for the ruling Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu in the forthcoming Presidential elections slated for January 20, 2015.
Dr Scott said the 2015 Presidential elections are about continuity, saying the people gave the PF a five year mandate which it has to finish.
The Acting President was speaking when he addressed hundreds of Mkushi residents during a rally at the presidential square in Mkushi today.
He said the forthcoming elections are not about change but about continuing with the massive economic development projects that the PF government is implementing countrywide.
He urged the people to ignore lies by opposition political parties who he said have nothing to offer the people.
Dr Scott also called for a stop to finger pointing among party members following the holding of the party’s extraordinary conference that elected Mr Lungu as party President.
Speaking at the same rally, Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili said Zambians need to be careful with parties that have tribal inclinations.
Mr Kambwili said it is because of people that tend to think that their tribes are superior than others that sparked war in certain counties.
He said Mr Lungu is the best candidate among all the other aspiring candidates to steer the country forward.
And Agriculture Minister Wilbur Simuusa explained that the delay in paying farmers is because government had to buy one million extra tonnes of maize in addition to the 500,000 tonnes it bought for the strategic food storage.
Mr Simuusa however, assured the farmers that government has released funds to pay farmers that supplied maize to FRA for the 2013/2014 crop marketing exercise.
He said government is committed to developing the country by using agriculture as a priority sector to anchor national development.
And Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta said PF is the only party with a formula to deliver development to the people.