CHITOTELA THANKS PRESIDENT SATA FOR SHAPING HIS POLITICAL CAREER
PAYS TRIBUTE TO PAMBASHE, DESCRIBES PRESIDENT LUNGU AS A GREAT LEADER
IMMEDIATE past Pambashe Member of Parliament Ronald Chitotela says he will forever remain indebted to late President Michael Sata for shaping his political career.
And Chitotela has paid glowing tribute to President Edgar Lungu for appointing him as Sports and Youth Deputy Minister.
Speaking shortly after the dissolution of Parliament yesternight, Chitotela said it was because President Sata had confidence in him that he allowed him to contest as an MP in Pambashe on the PF ticket in 2011.
“In 2011, 21 eminent Zambians had applied to contest in Pambashe but President Sata decided to give me an opportunity to serve the people of Pambashe. This was a difficult decision to make but the party chose to go with me” Chitotela recalled.
“I thank God because without Him, am nothing. My God has seen me through my term of office, ”
Chitotela said without President Sata he would not have excelled in his political career.
He said he and his family would forever remain indebted to President Sata because without him he wouldn’t have contributed to the development agenda of Zambia in the little way he had.
Chitotela said it was President Sata who first appointed him to government as Deputy Minister for Labour.
And Chitotela thanked President Lungu who like President Sata gave him chance to continue serving as deputy minister in the government.
He said President Lungu reappointed him as Minister of government after the courts cleared him of allegations of misappropriation of funds.
Chitotela described President Lungu as a great leader who had managed the transition period well following the demise of President Sata.
“He (President Lungu) came at a time when the country had lost another great leader. It was a challenging moment but the President was equal to task,”
Chitotela thanked the people of Pambashe Constituency for voting for him in 2011 and hoped he had delivered to their expectations.
“To my people in Pambashe, what a time we have had together. My prayer is that we continue working to change Pambashe for the better. I have always believed that we can build another Lusaka in Pambashe, ” Chitotela said.
Chitotela also thanked fellow former MPs both in Luapula Province and Zambia at large.
” To my wife and children, thank you very much for always believing in me. Your prayers put me where am today, ” said Chitotela.