We can’t wait for 2021 before Zambians can live well – Tilyenji
By Prince Lubanga
TILYENJI Kaunda says UNIP can’t wait for 2021 before Zambians can live well.
And Kaunda says it is now clear that there is a personal vendetta against The Post and Dr Fred M’membe by the PF government.
Addressing UNIP members in Livingstone on Sunday, Tilyenji said now was the time to stand up and fight for the citizens of Zambia.
“The health, education and agriculture sectors are a disaster, so I
am saying that it is your duty as UNIP leaders to stand up and fight
for the citizens of this country, renew your membership cards to renew your commitment that a UNIP government will bring order to this country. But we can’t wait until we are in power in 2021 before
Zambians can live well. We have leaders who must be brought to
account,” Tilyenji said.
He said Zambians were tired of seeing ministers inspecting stalled
projects and schools which were in shambles.
Tilyenji said while state funds go missing every year, PF leaders
continued getting rich.
“We can put the economic system in serious hands, it is not a secret that there is a sea of poor people in Zambia, but their [PF] leaders are very rich. Let them repent,” he said.
Tilyenji further urged UNIP leaders not to be shy but tell Zambians the truth.
He said UNIP had the capacity to industrialise Zambia and create more jobs because it has done it before.
And Tilyenji, in an interview, condemns actions that bordered
on muzzling the press.
“The media needs to be left to do their job, they are a very important part of our young democracy, and the media has the responsibility of getting information across the entire nation to inform us, so they should not be harassed in anyway. If they make a mistake in terms of paying tax, there are ways of correcting that without shutting them down. It seems that now, there is a personal vendetta against The Post and Dr M’membe,” Tilyenji said.
“We are calling on the PF government to leave The Post and other independent media alone…right now everybody is uncomfortable; we are saying what is going on. Yes, there must be justice and fair play but there is a better way of doing it, so we condemn any action that touches the media,” said Tilyenji.