TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) chairperson for information and publicity Frank Bwalya says the signing of the Zambian Constitution and Constitution Amendment bills by President Lungu is a great achievement as it has marked the birth of a new Zambia.
Father Bwalya said apart from delivering development to all the parts of the country, the PF has yet again scored a distinction by delivering a people-driven constitution that had eluded the people of Zambia for many years.
He said at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that Zambians should commend President Lungu for assenting to the Constitution Amendment Bill, which has progressive clauses that will induce economic, social and political development in the country.
â€œNo-one will change the historic fact that President Lungu was the midwife of the long-awaited supreme law of the land.
â€œCredit goes to all Zambians and well-meaning political parties that supported the process. MMD deserves special mention on this matter,â€ Fr Bwalya said.
He said the people of Zambia should also be happy that President Lungu has carried on late President Michael Sataâ€™s vision of delivering development to all the parts of the country.
Fr Bwalya said people should be happy that the head of State has continued with the construction of new roads and rehabilitation of those in a deplorable state as well as building of clinics and universities with a view to uplifting their welfare.
â€œThose who thought they would continue carrying their wives on bicycles to far health centres to deliver are now happy to have a modern health post near them with a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance.
â€œThose who thought their university would not be completed are now happy that their children can go and study for degrees a stoneâ€™s throw away,â€ he said.
Fr Bwalya assured the nation that the PF will continue putting in place programmes that will help transform Zambia in line with peopleâ€™s expectations.
He also called on media institutions in the country to be factual and professional in their reporting as the country approaches the August 11 polls.
TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka