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Lungu calls for teamwork

PRESIDENT Lungu has said that good leadership is hinged on teamwork and has cautioned that being wealthy does not necessarily mean that one is clever.
According to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), the President has also assured that government will continue to develop all parts of Zambia without discrimination.
He was speaking at a rally at Kasalamukoso School ground in Samfya yesterday to drum up support for Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Anthony Kasandwe in the August 6 Bangweulu parliamentary by-election.
Mr Lungu said those who think they are clever because they are rich are only cheating themselves because wealth cannot take anyone anywhere.
The President pointed out that teamwork is important and that leaders are made by getting wisdom from other people.
Mr Lungu called for unity under the “one Zambia one nation” slogan.
He said that the PF will win the 2016 general elections because it has people on its side who are ready to support its development policies.
The President says government wants all parts of the country to receive an equal share of the country’s resources.
President Lungu also called on the PF leadership in Luapula Province to provide leadership and accommodate everyone.
The President said those questioning new members are not real PF members because the party’s founder, the late President Michael Sata, embraced everyone.
The President says he has chosen to work with Mr Kasandwe among all the candidates because he is easy to work with.
And Bangweulu campaign manager Davies Mwila said the electorate in the area are keen to work with the PF as they don’t want money but development.
And Mr Kasandwe says he is aware of the challenges the constituency is faced with and will ensure that he delivers to the people’s expectations.
And during a meeting with chiefs in the district earlier, President Lungu promised that he will continue providing balanced development across the country, and Luapula Province will not be left out.
He said chiefs should feel free to push for development as he will also ensure that his ministers and members of Parliament deliver.
Meanwhile ALVIN CHIINGA reports that Mr Lungu, who is accompanied by his special assistant for press and public relations, Amos Chanda, is scheduled to hold more rallies in the constituency before returning to Lusaka today.
The Bangweulu seat fell vacant after the death of member of Parliament Chifita Matafwali of the PF
Other candidates in the by-election are Robby Mwansa of the Forum for Democracy and Development, Blanco Muma of the United Party for National Development, John Kulelwa of the Christian Democratic Party, Morgan Mwewa of the National Restoration Party and Prudence Mwansa, an independent.

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