Zambian President Lungu blames MPs for underdevelopment

Zambian President Edgar Lungu blames MPs who are not patriotic but scared of their parties, PGOTO: QFM Zambia

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu recently accused various Members of Parliament for stalling his developmental programme plans throughout the country, African Daily Voice has learnt.

“My desire to develop all parts of the country is being hampered by some Members of Parliament that choose not to work with his government for fear of being reprimanded by their political party leadership,” said Lungu while speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta in Mwandi.

“It is Government’s desire to develop and improve the lives of Zambians across the country.”

According to Lusaka Times, the Head of State also stated that traditional leadership like the Royal Establishment in Mwandi is pivotal in fostering development.

Also present at the event was a senior Chief Inyambo Yeta who thanked the government for several developmental projects being undertaken in his chiefdom, which include Mwandi, Mulobezi and Sesheke districts.

The senior Chief cited the opening of a district hospital in Mulobezi and the setting up of a nursing school in Sesheke as some the projects that will greatly benefit his subjects.

Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta has however appealed to President Lungu to intervene and ensure the Sesheke – Livingstone road is worked on.

He said the road, which links Zambia to Namibia and the rest of the Southern region, has been in a deplorable state for a long time.

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