Kapeya cautions Nawakwi


CHIEF Government spokesperson Mwansa Kapeya has asked Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi to take caution with her tone as she criticizes the government.
Mr Kapeya was reacting to Ms Nawakwi’s sentiments regarding the recent ‘cat fights’ in the ruling party which she said had the potential of distracting the government from developmental focus.
Mr Kapeya, who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said the differences in the PF have not affected any developmental projects the government has embarked on such as roads, universities or stadiums.
He described Ms Nawakwi’s comments as “cheap politicking,” because PF issues according to him are basically club issues with no direct impact on government developmental projects.
He also reminded Ms Nawakwi that she had a myriad of problems in her party and yet no PF members bothered about her woes.
“When she had a problem in her own political party, did it send a wrong signal to the outside world? Mr Kapeya asked, adding that, “even in our own homes we have various problems, why does she want to involve herself in issues that do not concern her?” Mr Kapeya said.
He said the PF leadership will soon resolve the wrangles in the ruling party.
On Saturday, Ms Nawakwi told journalists in Kitwe that it is the duty of all citizens to pray for the PF leadership so that the differences in the ruling party can be amicably resolved.
Others such as political analyst Dr Alex Ngoma, however, have dismissed as mere sibling rivalry, the differences in the PF which they say shall soon come to pass.