Mumbi Phiri cites PF feats

Mumbi Phiri
Mumbi Phiri

The Patriotic Front-PF says since coming into power four years ago it has made remarkable

strides in addressing the country’s infrastructure deficit.

PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says the party has registered unprecedented Infrastructure development in all the 10 provinces of the country.

She says all Provinces in Zambia have new roads, bridges, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, clinics, railways, which government has constructed in the past four (4) years.

Mrs. Phiri says the first four years of the PF in office has also seen the introduction of minimum wage, creation of new districts and upward adjustment of salaries for civil servants.

She says these measures received broad support from the non-working and working classes.

Mrs. Phiri says other measures included revising the law on retirement age to provide for three options that employer can choose from.

In a statement to ZNBC News, Mrs. Phiri says the PF still believes that a lot needs be done to ensure a more vibrant pension fund.

She further said that, President Lungu directed the Ministry of Labour to ensure that only jobs whose skills are not locally available should be given to expatriates and work permits issued.

Mrs Phiri adds that President Lungu also lifted the employment and wage freeze, a development that means that by 2016, civil servants will have bargained with Government and more people will be recruited, hence creating more jobs.

She says the PF in Government has demonstrated within the first four (4) years of being in Government that a new constitution must be delivered and key constitutional reforms made in this endeavour.