PRISCILLA MWILA and CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri has described the first one year of the ruling party’s second term in office as transformative and successful.
And Mrs Phiri said has urged party members countrywide to remain united and focus on supporting President Lungu’s development agenda for Zambia.
She said in an interview yesterday that the PF’s transformative approach towards development is a step in the right direction that should be supported by all well-meaning Zambians.
“We have seen how Zambia has transformed into a better place within the few months that we have been in power. We can boast of so many development projects that have been commissioned to benefit Zambians. This is just the beginning of better things to come,” she said.
Mrs Phiri said PF is transparent and democratic with sound ideologies that have continued attracting people from different political parties to join the party.
She said the party will not be distracted by unscrupulous people whose desire is to see its downfall but will focus on delivering better services to the people through implementation of pro-poor policies and programmes.
Mrs Phiri urged PF members to remain calm and avoid reacting to insults from expelled members.
She said no individual is bigger than the party and that any behaviour meant to dent the name of the party will not be tolerated.
Mrs Phiri has thanked Zambians for their unwavering support in the past one year and has assured them of more development.
And PF youths in Lusaka have commended President Lungu and the government for aggressively implementing campaign promises in the last one year.
Provincial youth chairperson Kennedy Kamba lauded President Lungu for his dedication aimed at ensuring campaign promises are expeditiously implemented in line with the PF manifesto.
“When the President took office, we were still recovering from the loss of PF founding President and head of State Michael Sata, may his soul rest in peace.
But since then, we managed to move as one and we have seen the kwacha performing well, mealie-meal and interest rates have also reduced,” he said.