Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has observed that the excluding of representation for two provinces is what he finds most disturbing in the country’s newly constituted Cabinet.
Dr. Mwaanga, who has not named the provinces, says his hope is that as part of the national inclusive government President Edgar Lungu has promised to come up with, there will be an attempt to include the excluded provinces as Parliament considers splitting up some Ministries.
In an with Qfm News by telephone Dr. Mwaanga has cautioned that if this does not happen there is a possibility of the excluded provinces feeling that there are not part of the national exclusive government President Lungu is formulating.
Dr. Mwaanga has also taken note that President Lungu has brought back in Cabinet quite a number of Ministers late President Michael Sata had appointed.
He says much as he is aware some of these Ministers are performers while others are not, he understands that sometimes it is not easy for a President seeking to have an inclusive government.
Dr. Mwaanga notes that coming up with a government of such a nature requires that one balances up regional interests against competence.
He says this means in some cases the President will have to sacrifice competence for ethnicity in the interest of the notion One Zambia One Nation.
The veteran politician says he therefore understands that why President Lungu had to make bold decisions of dropping some of the Ministers that were in the previous Cabinet to make room for others in the interest of achieving this goal.
He has since wished President Lungu success in this course.