By Bright Chikele:
SIX chiefs in Luwingu districts say the Patriotic Front (PF) government should remain in power because of the remarkable development it has brought into the country since coming into power and vowed to ignore the opposition as it has nothing to offer.
And President Edgar Lungu has said that the PF administration will next year consider breaking down some vast constituencies across the country in order to deliver development equitably across the country.
Speaking on behalf of her counterparts during a meeting with President Lungu yesterday, Chieftainess Chungu said Zambians were satisfied with the leadership of President Lungu because he has managed to achieve what other leaders had failed to attain despite being in office just for a short time.
The traditional leader said chiefs were happy with what the PF government had done and pledged to support the candidature of President Lungu adding that they will not listen to the opposition.
She also said President Lungu’s call for prayers to petition God to address the challenges the country was going through was remarkable as it had drawn Zambians closer to God.
And speaking at the same function, President Lungu said the PF administration will next year consider breaking down some vast constituencies across the country in order to deliver development equitably across the country.
He urged traditional leaders in Luwingu to meet and decide where the district office administration should be located.
He said unlike in the past where government created new districts without consulting traditional leaders thereby creating acrimony among them, his administration wanted the custodians of land to decide where the new districts would be situated.
“We want to do it quietly and ensue that we plan so that we can enhance the delivery of development to all parts of the country because districts have their own budget and everything that comes with a district,” President Lungu said.
The six traditional leaders the Head of State met yesterday are Senior Chieftainess Chungu, Senior Chief Shimumbi, Chiefs Chipalo, Chabula, Tungati and Katuta.