Lungu Vows To Finish Sata’s Projects

Lungu Vows To Finish Sata’s Projects

PRESIDENT Lungu has pledged to fulfil late President Michael Sata’s vision by completing all the development projects that the latter initiated before embarking on new ones after next month’s general elections.

And Senior Chief Mununga of the Shila people of Chienge has commended President Lungu for fulfilling Mr Sata’s vision to develop the country.

Speaking during a rally here yesterday, President Lungu promised to finish all the development projects that Mr Sata started before embarking on his own.

“ Don’t be cheated by the opposition that they will bring development when they come, you will end up losing out,” President Lungu said.

He said Mununga will have its own hospital and other facilities befitting a district.

“ There are a number of areas we intend to make districts after elections and Mununga is one of them, this is a promise I am making. Mr Sata knew what he was doing when he created districts,” Mr Lungu said.

Former Kabwe Central member of Parliament ( MP) Austin Chewe said it is shameful that some opposition leaders are criticising President Lungu out of jealousy.

The President is on a campaign trail of Luapula Province and is expected in Ndola today ahead of the official opening of the 52nd Zambia International Trade Fair ( ZITF) tomorrow.

Earlier, President Lungu paid a courtesy call on Senior Chief Mununga.

The traditional leader said there is no need to change leadership now as Mr Lungu has proved to be a good leader.

“ You have continued well with Mr Sata’s vision and we want you to continue, in fact there is no opposition here,” Chief Mununga said.

He called on traditional leaders in Luapula Province to work together and help Government foster development.

“ If we do not work together, we will be making it difficult for Government to deliver,” Chief Mununga said.

Senior Chief Mununga urged President Lungu to declare Mununga a district.

The traditional leader also urged President Lungu to ensure that he contains violence to enable the country to conduct peaceful elections.