Opposition urged against politicising subsidy removal

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—Political Governance Activist, Bonny Tembo, has urged opposition political leaders in the country not to politicise the removal of subsidies on fuel and maize by government to gain political mileage.


Mr Tembo says issues of development should be embraced by all stakeholders regardless of political affiliation to accelerate national development.

He implode the likes of UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, and former Cabinet Ministers in Rupiah Banda’s administration, including some civil society chief executives, to come up with workable ideas and assist government than wasting time crying foul on what the Patriotic Front (PF) government has done.


Mr Tembo, who is former Anti-Voter Apathy Project Executive Director, was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today.


He said it is unhealthy for the opposition to keep on crying over the removal of subsides on fuel and maize when government has categorically stated that the removal of the subsidies on these commodities has an economical standpoint which is beneficial to the Zambian people.

Mr Tembo further lashed out at outspoken Catholic Priest and Alliance for Better Zambia leader, Frank Bwalya, who is in the habit of criticising the policies implemented by government and advised him to keep quiet than derail attention of the Zambian people from what government has in stock for the people.

He called upon Zambians not to be swayed into ‘cheap politicking’ by selfish politicians in the country but remain focused and support the PF government policies that are meant to improve their welfare.

Mr Tembo, who is in the PF campaign team in Feira Constituency in Luangwa district, urged the electorates to reject selfish politicians that are bent on insults as opposed to national building of the economy that was allegedly destroyed by the previous MMD regime.