TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davies Chama says the party will not labour during the 2016 general elections as Zambians have confidence in the ruling party because of the massive infrastructure development taking place around the country.
Mr Chama said in an interview in Lusaka that the PF is committed to infrastructure development to improve the countryâ€™s outlook, especially through roads under the Link Zambia 8000 project.
â€œWhen we say we are going to rebuild, we will do it on time. When we come to the general elections in 2016, it will be a silent campaign for us because we wonâ€™t be talking too much but just showing what we have done.
â€œLook at what we have done and make up your minds. We have done the works as Government, what more is there to say?â€ he asked.
Mr Chama assured Zambians that the government will not be shaken by baseless attacks from the opposition.
He said it is unfortunate that some political parties have adopted a culture of opposing everything the government is doing for the sake of doing so.
Mr Chama said opposition political parties have a duty to provide objective checks and balances to the government instead of unnecessary criticism.
Mr Chama assured people that the PF administration will deliver to their expectations even under difficult conditions.
He said Government is on course in finding solutions to the problems affecting the country and will not waste time responding to unreasonable criticism from frustrated politicians.
â€œMany would agree with me that our country remained behind in infrastructure development during the MMD era. When PF took over, we accelerated infrastructure development with the aim of improving the standards of living of our people,â€ he said.
Mr Chama said Government under President Lunguâ€™s leadership has continued to implement development projects and complete existing ones.
â€œWe have a mandate and a vision as a party under President Lungu to reduce the cost of living for our people through sustainable economic development. Therefore, as Patriotic Front, we will ensure that what is contained in the party manifesto is delivered to our people,â€ he said.
Mr Chama said the opposition has lost its meaning because it is made up of individuals with personal hatred against President Lungu.
TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka