China Jianx poor works annoy Sata
Chipata, July 20, 2013,ZANIS—— President Michael Sata this
afternoon lashed out at a Chinese contractor for failure to hasten the
pace of road construction works on Mwami road in Chipata district.
President Sata who sent away the contractor China Jianx construction
company from a rally he addressed at Mchini Basic School grounds said
he will not condone lack of seriousness among people implementing
President Sata expressed disappointment with China Jianxi which he
said is not serious with the construction works.
The President arrived in Chipata today to drum-up support for PF candidate in the
Chipata central parliamentary by-election Lameck Mangani.
President Sata said that government wants to see the construction of the Mwami road completed
in good time.
The Head of State who earlier paid a surprise visit at the road under
construction was shocked when he did not find the contractor who was
alleged to have gone for lunch at the site.
Meanwhile, business and other social activities came to a standstill
when President Michael Sata’s motorcade passed through the central
business district of Chipata.
Traders and other onlookers paraded on Umodzi high way in the central
business district through Kafula road in Kapata township to catch a
glimpse of the Head of State.
The traders who waved at the Presidential motorcade chanted praise songs
for President Sata showing the PF symbol.
And President Sata has implored the people of Chipata Central
Constituency to emulate their counterparts of Msanzala constituency by
voting for the ruling PF in the forthcoming Chipata central parliamentary by-election.
President Sata noted that Msanzala constituency is the only
constituency with a parliamentary representation of the ruling party
in the entire eastern province.
President Sata challenged the people of Chipata Central to elect an
opposition Member of Parliament if they want to continue to live in
He observed that people in Chipata central have numerous problems
which can be addressed if they elect an MP who can represent them well
and take development to their area.
President Sata who made the PF candidate Lameck Mangani kneel in front of the people at
both Mchini Basic school grounds and Mpezeni Park, advised him to represent the people of
Chipata central effectively once elected area MP.
Meanwhile, Paramount chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern
province has advised the people of Chipata Central to support
President Sata if they want to see development in the area.
Paramount Chief Mpezeni said the people of Chipata are tired of
remaining behind in terms of development and now want to see the
district attain a city status.
“Tiyeni ti sebenze naye mu bemba uyu, ni nthawi yake kuti aleteko
chitukuko,”Munalume Ngao ngao,” (Let us work with this bemba man, it
is his time to bring development, this real man), said Paramount chief Mpezeni.
He advised the people in Chipata to support the PF candidate
in the Chipata Central constituency Lameck Mangani adding that they should be able to
sit down with him if they see something wrong in him.
“Osankhala mongá likhanyane, (Do not be like ticks which stick on a
cow even when it is dead),” he said.
Paramount Chief Mpezeni said president Sata was a good man who took
development to all parts of the country.
The traditional leader said development will only be achieved if
people in the area give chance to President Sata saying it is time for
him to develop Chipata and the country at large.