The Patriotic Front (PF) government has been reminded that the ultimate price it will pay if it continues not listen to what people want is being voted out in 2016.
Opposition Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) President Charles Milupi says the PF government should therefore realize that in a Democracy like Zambia, people speak through opposition political parties.
Mr Milupi says this is why he has always advised that much as it is a choice to take advice or not, counsel being given by the opposition should not be dismissed out-rightly.
Mr. Milupi has told Qfm News by telephone that the PF should therefore develop an attitude of taking time to weigh such advice and act upon it if there is value in it.
He says this is what he believes is the whole essence of Democracy, that government should represent the views of the people while the views of the people should come from the opposition.
Mr. Milupi states that it is for this reason that his party has been consistently raising issues relating to governance and the economy because it has take note that the country is not doing well in these areas.
He says the worry of the ADD in this case is that if Zambia is not doing well in these areas, the people that are affected are the citizens.
Mr Milupi however notes that the citizens themselves are the definitive judges of the performance of the government.
He says this entails that if the PF government does not pay attention to their concerns, they must also recognize the power and the value of their vote.