Vice President Guy Scott has asked
the people of Solwezi to allow the ruling party to develop their area
by voting for Patriotic Front candidate Newton Malwa in this
Thursday’s parliamentary by- election.
And the Vice President has confirmed that President Sata will tomorrow
be in Solwezi district and hold political rallies in order to drum up
support for the PF candidate.
The Vice President said the former ruling party Movement for Multiparty
Democracy held the Solwezi central seat for over two terms but failed
to deliver any development saying PF is determined to ensure that
North Western province is developed like other provinces in the
Dr. Scott noted that the opposition parties have no capacity to
deliver any development citing MMD as one of the parties that started
well but lost the ability to deliver development to the people.
Dr. Scott said the PF candidate has the ability to work for the people
once elected as their Memebr of Parliament.
He told the gathering that people across the country have changed from
the former ruling party to PF because of the many developmental
projects the country try has witnessed.
And the Vice President has predicted that the ruling PF will also win
the Kasenengwa and Vubwi by-elections because people of eastern
province have realized that PF means well for them and urged North
Westerners to do the same.
Dr. Scott however observed that the wind of change had swept through the
province going by the number of votes and the seats the PF has won in
the province but insisted that the PF needs many more seats in North
He thanked the traditional leaders for working with the government of the day and
pledged to work even harder in delivering developments in the area.
Dr. Scott said this when he paid a courtesy call on Chief
Kapijimpanga at a public rally a few kilometers from the palace.
And Chief Kapijimpanga has reaffirmed his commitment to working
closely with the government of the day saying his chiefdom has seen
more developments than never before.
Speaking through his representative the chief praised the government for
the road infrastructure, construction of schools and clinic and for
partnering with them in all the developmental projects.
The traditional leader told the vice President that they had nothing
more to ask government but to commend them for the good work and for
giving them officials with are always listening and active to respond.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili, Foreign Affairs Deputy
Minister Gabriel Namulambe and Kabwata MP Given Lubinda also begged
the people of Solwezi to give the ruling party an MP who can implement
developmental projects in their area.
He said government is scheduled to construct about 60.5 kilo meter of tarred
roads in Solwezi, connect all villages to electricity and work on
infrastructure in various sectors.
Mr. Kambwili also urged the PF candidate to respect the electorates
and deliver to their expectations once elected.
The Vice President who arrived in Solwezi district today held three
rallies and has since return back to Lusaka.
The Solwezi Central seat is being contested by the PF candidate Newton
Malwa and UPND’s Dawson Kafwaya while Nathan Mulonga is contesting on
the FDD ticket.
Others are former Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa who
is re-contesting the seat on the MMD ticket while the only woman in
the contest, Mary Katiki is standing on the country’s oldest political
party UNIP ticket.
The seat fell vacant following the nullification of the election of
MMD’s Lucky Mulusa by the supreme court on account of electoral malpractice
in the 2011 elections.
Solwezi Central Constituency has 30 polling stations and a total of
52,900 registered voters who are divided into five wards namely
Kimasala, Kamulanda, Tuvwanganai, Sandang’ombe and Kapijimpanga.