CHISHALA MUSONDA, Ndola
COPPERBELT Minister Bowman Lusambo and Ndola mayor Amon Chisenga have described President Lungu’s counsel during his visit to the province as unifying and one which will help the Patriotic Front (PF) foster development as a united force.
Mr Lusambo and Mr Chisenga said in separate interviews yesterday that the visit by the President was timely and helped calm the situation in the party in the province.
President Lungu was on the Copperbelt at the weekend and he expressed dismay at infighting in the province, Ndola in particular.
“It (President’s visit) was a good visit and it came at the right time to put things in order,” Mr Lusambo said.
“A lot of things were discussed on the need to work together as we serve and deliver for the people who voted for us. After the meeting, we all should be above board. As the President said, we should respect each other.
“It was a very good meeting and I hope and trust that everyone who attended will now open a new page. We can only deliver if we are united,” he said.
Mr Lusambo and Mr Chisenga are reported to have had differences that caused infighting amongst party members in Ndola.
Mr Lusambo, who is also Kabushi member of Parliament (MP), also urged parliamentarians in the province to show oneness.
And Mr Chisenga said there is need for mutual respect amongst PF members.
“Counsel from the President was timely and there is no need for infighting within the party. There is also need for mutual respect of each other’s office,” the mayor said.