By Bright Chikele:
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has said he will ensure that the living standard of the people is above what they have now once he is re-elected into office.
President Lungu also promised that construction of roads, hospitals, clinics and schools among other infrastructural development will continue under his administration.
He said this when he addressed a public rally in Chisamba district in Central Province yesterday.
The Head of Stated said that in order to achieve economic development for the nation he will also embrace people from all tribes of Zambia in his government as his predecessor, late President Michael Sata did.
President Lungu appealed to the people of Chisamba and the people of Zambia in general to be patient with the Patriotic Front government as it had only been in power for few years.
He also attributed the economic down turn to the low price of copper at the world market, adding that despite all these unforeseen circumstances the country has recorded a lot of success especially in infrastructural development such as schools, roads, hospitals and agriculture.
And Former Vice President, Enock Kavindele, has urged the people of Chisamba to rally behind the candidature of President Edgar Lungu in the coming August 11 general elections if they want to witness economic development in the area.
Mr Kavindele said as former Vice President he is privy to how the nation is governed and that President Lungu is on course in the way he is leading the nation.
He has since urged the Zambian people not to experiment with leadership, adding that changing government in the next elections will retard economic motion of the country as the new government will need time to settle and learn how to govern.
Later President Lungu, addressed a public rally in Katuba Constituency with a call on the people of Katuba to maintain peace during and after the elections.
President Lungu urged the people of Katuba to co-exist among themselves regardless of their political affiliation.
He said Katuba, just like any other district in the country, will receive equal development as long as he remains in office.
President Lungu said he was optimistic that he will win the general elections owing to his government’s quest to uplift the living standards of the people and infrastructural development that the PF administration has initiated in the country.
He has reaffirmed his commitment to complete all infrastructural development projects that the government embarked on since 2011.
The Head of State yesterday visited and inspected developmental projects and addressed rallies in Kembe, Chisamba and Katuba.