—Newly appointed Southern Province Minister, Daniel Munkombwe, has vowed to ensure the developmental agenda of the Patriotic Front (PF) government is fully implemented with or without the support of the opposition Members of Parliament in the province.
Mr Munkombwe says he wants Southern Province to fully benefit from the developmental agenda of the PF government.
The veteran politician says it is up to the opposition Members of Parliament to either accept to work with the government of the day or not, stressing that what is important for him is to implement the PF manifesto.
Mr Munkombwe, who has described President Michael Sata as a seasoned and intelligent politician who will catapult Zambia to greater heights of development, says he will not be intimidated by any politics of opposition.
Mr Munkombwe was speaking yesterday when outgoing Southern Province Minister, Josephine Limata, officially handed over the office to him at the new provincial administration offices in Choma.
He has urged civil servants in the province to move in tandem with the PF government which he said he is in a hurry to develop this country.
Mr Munkombwe said the PF is a strong political party that cannot be swallowed by any opposition party.
And Ms Limata, who is now Gender Deputy Minister, urged Mr Munkombwe to work towards uniting the people despite the province being an opposition stronghold.
She said she has confidence in Mr Munkombwe as a veteran politician that he will deliver to the expectations of the people.