Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Deputy National Secretary Winnie Zaloumis has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy National Secretary Mumbi Phiri and Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili to stop their usual senseless political rhetoric in responding to serious issues raised by the opposition.
“As the biggest political party, we are posing serious questions to the PF on the manner it is managing affairs affecting our people in our role of providing checks and balances and we therefore expect them to provide well researched, intelligent answers otherwise the people of Zambia will conclude that late President Michael Sata was right when he declared that his ministers were useless,“said Ms Zaloumis.
Ms Zaloumis has charged that it is astonishing that at a time when the people of Zambia are faced with one of the most difficult times in the life of the nation, with a rise in the cost of living fueled by a sharp drop of the Kwacha exchange rate to an all time high of K8.50, sky rocketing cost of basic foods, farmers stranded with their ‘bumper’ maize harvest and untold suffering due to endless power outages, all Mumbi Phiri can say is that Nevers should go back to the pulpit.
She told Phiri and Kambwili to face the stark reality that their ‘donchi kubeba’ lies have caught up with them and their efforts to silence the MMD have failed and will have to face the brilliant minds of the MMD. She said PF must start providing sensible answers to serious questions and she further told the PF to understand that politics is managing people, which they have lamentably failed to do in their short stay in power. She said MMD have real solutions to the challenges being faced by the nation.
Ms Zaloumis told the PF to wake up to the fact that Zambians realize that the PF misrule has been characterized by blunder after blunder from day one and Zambians are not so stupid as to be blinded by the usual song of ‘massive infrastructure development projects’ because they are now aware that these are just a smoke screen to hide massive corruption never experienced before in the 50 year history of Zambia.
“We are baffled by Mumbi Phiri’s statement that the PF Government has given Zamtel back to the people while the same people are paying for it’s losses. Has PF asked Zambians if they are happy to have their money wasted on a bottomless pit full of cadres and incompetent management? She should think instead of just yapping,” said Ms Zaloumis.