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Lungu to work for people

Patriotic Front president Edgar Lungu addressing a rally in Kaputa yesterday. PICTURE: PF MEDIA TEAM.

KELVIN CHONGO, Mpulungu
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu says his job, if elected president in the January 20, 2015 poll, will be to work with the people and not to work for himself.
Addressing Mpulungu residents at a rally, Mr Lungu also promised to improve water reticulation in the district.
Mr Lungu further reaffirmed his commitment to ensure mealie-meal prices are reduced.
He said farmers in the country are doing a good job but the middlemen manipulate them, causing an increase in mealie-meal prices.
“We will ensure that we encourage millers to invest in all the districts so that the prices of mealie meal can be reduced,” Mr Lungu said.
Mr Lungu also urged the people in the area to ignore PF Kasama Central member of Parliament (MP) Geoffrey Mwamba’s statement that the ruling party has allegedly lost popularity in Northern Province.
Mr Mwamba has endorsed UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s candidature for the presidential poll.
“If you have money, you should also be responsible to the people,” Mr Lungu said.
He said Mr Mwamba is the only person who has so far allegedly supported and endorsed three presidential candidates.
Mr Lungu said if elected, he will make sure that he continues where late President Sata left so that all development projects are completed.
Meanwhile, Mr Lungu says there is no law in the country that compels him to disclose his source of funding.
Mr Lungu was speaking when he touched down at Mbala’s Samora Machel air base in Mbala to continue with his nationwide campaigns.
“Yes, I was out of the country doing my own business. Why should some people be interested in who I visit or talk to?” Mr Lungu said.
Reacting to media reports that he is not fit to contest the presidency, Mr Lungu said he is not sick and that he is fit and ready to work.
Mr Lungu said negative media have failed to achieve their goals.
In Kaputa ZANIS reports that Mr Lungu said campaigns are a tough undertaking which needs more money and explained that he had gone to Nigeria for some developmental undertakings.
Mr Lungu said this when he addressed a rally at Kaputa Primary School Grounds in Kaputa yesterday.
Mr Lungu, who earlier called on Acting Chieftainess Kaputa, also took a ride around Kaputa boma where he was cheered by several PF supporters.
He also reiterated the PF’s commitment not to use government resources in the ongoing campaigns, and that public resources should go towards national development.
And Mr Lungu has promised to be a servant of the people and to listen to their cries once elected into office.
He said he has also heard the cries of the people of Kaputa over the need for a tarred road and added that the roads in the district are already in the work plans of the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications.
He urged the people of Kaputa to continue supporting the PF and assured them that his administration will work on the roads.
Mr Lungu emphasised the need for a good road network in national development, hence the PF government prioritising road infrastructure.
He has castigated opposition political leaders who were discrediting the PF road infrastructure programme and yet they were now saying that they would continue on the plan that late President Sata started.
Mr Lungu further urged his supporters who have lost their voters’ cards to go and replace them to ensure that they vote for him in the January 20 presidential election.
Mr Lungu is today expected in Mungwi and Kasama for a series of rallies.

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