There is too much politics than development under PF – RPP

UPND Vice president in-charge of Politics Dr. Canisius Banda
UPND Vice president in-charge of Politics Dr. Canisius Banda
The opposition Republican Progressive Party (RPP) has observed that the nation under the Patriotic Front (PF) government has been exposed to too much politics on the expense of development and economic growth.

The RPP is of the view that this is also why the country is failing to come up with a new constitution because the debate among interested parties has been on the political aspect of the constitution disregarding the economic and social benefit of a new constitution.

Secretary General of the party, Leslie Chikuse has told Qfm news that this is also why the PF government is allegedly not doing enough to create jobs for the people as has been observed by the increased street vending in the country.

Mr. Chikuse says with such increased street vending in places like Lusaka City, his party is of the further view that when the ruling PF said there will be more money in people’s pocket during its 2011 general election campaigns it actually allegedly meant that people should go and sell in the streets.

Mr. Chikuse has warned that what such increased street vending will instead bring will be a health hazard and consequently leading to the deterioration of the country’s economy.

He however suggests that before such a thing could happen the country should consider taking a leaf from its neighboring country Zimbabwe where street vending is not allowed.

And the RPP Secretary General has observed that it is illogical for the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to go and allegedly harass people with Chicken runs when it has failed to control Street vending which has lead to Lusaka city being amongst the dirtiest.

He says what the government is supposed to do is to come up with a program to develop and put up infrastructure in all areas that have been designed for markets.