Scott castigates tribal politics

Dr Guy Scott
Dr Guy Scott

Vice President, Guy Scott, has urged Katuba residents to embrace unity and peace and denounce tribal remarks by some politicians.

Dr Scott said tribalism must not be condoned because it only promotes division among people and hinders national development.

Dr Scott said this when he addressed Katuba residents during the public rallies he held to drum up support for the PF candidate, Moses Chilando, for the February 25 Parliamentary by-elections for Katuba.

He said most of the countries which have developed today could not have managed to attain their current economic status if they had not eradicated tribalism in the first place.

Dr Scott said the PF Government will continue running an all-inclusive government and not on tribalism.

He said this was the reason President Sata did not look at the race or tribe when he appointed him as Vice President.

Dr Scott further asked Katuba residents to vote for the PF candidate as this will facilitate for the speedy implementation of programmes such as the construction of roads, schools, and health infrastructures.

He urged the electorates to open up their eyes and embrace the PF which would bring up development close to their door steps to enable them enjoy the goodies other Zambians in urban areas enjoy.

The Vice President added that the PF government has embarked on a number of programmes, adding that parties like UNIP, MMD, and UPND have proved to be failures, saying voting for them would mean delaying and denying development to the residents of Katuba.

And contesting PF candidate, Moses Chilando, said once voted as an MP, he would ensure that development is accelerated in the constituency.

The Vice President is in Katuba constituency where he is holding a series of rallies ahead of the parliamentary by-elections for Katuba seat which fell vacant following the death of former deputy Minister of health, Patrick Chikusu.

He has since held campaign rallies at a number of places, among them Namayani, Chipeso and Kamaila Primary Schools.

Other candidates contesting the seat are National Restoration Party (NAREP)s Joseph Mushalika, United National Independence Party’s Friday Malawo, and Alliance for better Zambia, which is represented by Patricia Mwachingwele.

Others are Movement for Multi-party Democracy’s Cecil Holmes, National Devolution Party’s Shakespeare Mwakamui, and Jonas Shakafuswa standing on United Party for Development (UPND).