President Michael Sata has said the trouncing of the opposition in the just ended Feira parliamentary by-elections reinforces the people’s belief and optimism in the government’s policies and programmes in line with the Patriotic Front (PF) manifesto.
The President said government will remain committed to engaging progressive forces within the opposition in its pursuit of executing pro-poor measures that will culminate into rapid economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction.
In passing his massage of thanks to the people of Feira following its victory in the just ended parliamentary by-election, President Sata said the PF government acknowledges with humility, the resounding acceptance it has received from the people of Feira constituency in Luangwa district of Lusaka province.
He has since assured the people of Feira and Zambia in general that the PF administration will now intensify its sustained efforts to develop the whole country and ensure that all growth projects were implemented immediately.
Mr. Sata has further expressed gratitude to the Zambian people for the strong show of support and confidence in the PF as reflected in the several local government by-elections, which were held countrywide where the PF won nine out of 11 ward by-elections, while the MMD won two and the UPND lost all.
He further said the PF has continued gaining incredible ground in Southern, Eastern and Central provinces.
The President however stated that the latest wins in areas such as Kazungula and Vubwi, which were previously dominated by the opposition, underscores the PF party’s growing popularity across the country.
President Sata further noted that this was a reminder to the opposition that mere politicking and agitation would not sway the Zambian people from their aspirations to support, respect and protect a government that has their interests at heart.
This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka on June 21st by President Sata’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.