Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Panji Kaunda has said the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s development records can only be equated to that of the United National Independent Party (UNIP) government.
Colonel Kaunda said the PF government has scored unprecedented success in terms of fostering development in changing the socio-economic sectors of the country despite being in office for only one year and nine months.
He charged that the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) government in its 20 year reign lamentably failed to develop the nation.
He said the PF government has a clear road map on how it intends to develop the country adding that it will ensure that people’s living standards are uplifted.
Col. Kaunda was speaking in Mambwe district when he held a meeting in Chief Mkhyanya’s area to explain to the people the government’s decision to remove subsidies on maize and fuel.
He said people’s living conditions will undergo drastic changes at the end of the PF government’s first term in office.
And Chief Mkhyanya has appealed to all Zambians to allow the PF government to work so that it can fulfill the promises it made to the people.
The chief said unconstructive criticism of the government of the day will only act as a deterrent in government’s quest to develop the nation.
He was speaking in Mambwe yesterday when Col. Kaunda called on him at his palace.
He pledged to work closely with government in order to ensure that development is fostered in his chiefdom.
The traditional leader stressed the importance of working with the government of the day.
He also appealed to government to electrify his new palace saying he has failed to move into his new house because of lack of electricity.