–Chieftainess Waitwika of the Namwanga people of Nakonde district in Muchinga Province says the Patriotic Front (PF) Government has delivered on its 2011 campaign promises.
Speaking at her palace this morning when PF presidential candidate, Edgar Lungu, paid a courtesy call on her, Chieftainess Waitwika said late President Michael Sata and his government delivered on their 2011 campaign promises.
The traditional leader said the PF Government has delivered development to all parts of the country, adding that President Sata had literally turned the entire country into a construction site in the three years he had ruled the country.
The traditional leader said President Sata knew that he would not rule the country for a longer period and this is the reason he committed himself to transform the entire country by embarking on various projects and programmes aimed at changing the lives of the Zambian people.
She said it was important that the person taking over from the late President Sata continues from where he had ended.
Chieftainess Waitwika also described the late President Sata as a leader who loved his people and was committed to improve the welfare of the majority poor Zambians.
The traditional leader, who said she is optimistic that Mr Lungu would emerge victorious in the January 20, 2015 Presidential by-election, said Mr Lungu would do well to emulate the late President Sata and the manner he ruled the country.
Chieftainess Waitwika said President Sata did not choose people to work with and loved his people regardless of their affiliation, creed and belief.
Mr Lungu was received on arrival at Waitwika Secondary school grounds by Nakonde Member of Parliament, Abel Sichula and Isoka Member of Parliament, Malozo Sichone and many other party officials.
Mr Lungu, who is accompanied by Muchinga Province party chairman, Mwansa Kapeya and Mr Samuel Mukupa among other senior party officials, is expected to address a rally later in the day.
Mr Lungu last evening addressed a public rally in Isoka where he reaffirmed his commitment to take on the vision of the late President Sata and ensure that the country is developed.