United Party for National Development (UPND) Sinjembela Member of Parliament Poniso Njeulu has urged Shangombo residents to vote for Patriotic Front (PF) Presidential candidate Edgar Lungu in the fourth coming presidential by-election on January 20, 2015.
Speaking when he addressed a mammoth gathering during a public meeting to drum up support for the PF candidate in Shangombo yesterday, Mr Njeulu said it was important that the PF returns the presidential seat for the area to continue receiving government support.
He stressed that Shangombo district has in the last three years received massive infrastructure development and social support from the PF government.
Mr. Njeulu who is also Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister observed that shortly after ascending to power in 2011 the PF government embarked on an ambitious programme to uplift the status of the district which he said has over the years been ranked the poorest in the country.
He noted that so far Shangombo has received a face lift with projects that include schools, health posts and roads among others.
Mr. Njeulu said the PF government has also increased the number of vulnerable people both the aged, youths and children accessing social cash transfer through the department of Social Welfare saying the development has improved the living conditions of people in villages.
He further told the people that for first time since independence the PF government has successfully facilitated the process of connecting Shangombo to national electricity grid, access to the national broadcaster through radio one and two and that it will also soon have cross border trade with Angola through the Shangombo- Rivungu canal.
Mr. Njeulu is accompanied on the campaign trail by Western Province PF Acting Publicity secretary Captain Lawrence Nyambe, PF Shangombo District Political Secretary Dominic Simuchinga and UPND Simu Ward Councillor Dominic Shomeno among others.