The United Party for National Development (UPND) has charged that the Patriotic Front (PF) has failed to fulfil its campaign promises but the ruling party has retorted that the opposition UPND is too bitter to see the achievements.
UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has charged that the PF has allegedly failed to fulfil most of its promises to the Zambian people.
But PF secretary general Davis Chama has rubbished Mr. Kakoma’s statement saying the UPND would never see anything good in the ruling party’s governance record.
Mr Kakoma said most sectors of the economy had suffered shocks under the PF government more especially after taking over from late President Michael Sata.
“If you take, for instance, agriculture, mining, education, health and manufacturing sectors, they all have been limping under the PF, especially with the coming in of President Lungu; this has been their worst year,” Mr. Kakoma said.
He urged the PF to take a sober reflection and tell Zambians people what good things they had achieved.
“Let them reflect and show us something good that they can point out and say ‘we have done this for the people of Zambia’. As far as I am aware, they have done absolutely nothing good,” he said.
But Mr Chama said that the UPND were always ‘‘cry babies’’ who would always look for something to cry about.
Mr. Chama said the UPND would never see anything good in whatever PF was doing because of their bitterness and hate.
“UPND are always cry-babies, don’t expect them to praise us, whether we bring heaven on earth, they will always find faults,” he said.
Mr. Chama said it was ridiculous that the UPND had continued to attack and blame President Lungu and PF even over natural calamities.
He said if anything, President Lungu must be commended by all well-meaning Zambians for many development projects going on in the country. Mr Chama noted that President Lungu came into power when the country was going through a hard time soon after the death of Mr Sata, but managed to ensure that everything was on track.
“As far as our party is concerned, I think the Zambian people are able to see various development projects such as infrastructure, among others, going on in the country,” he said.