Vote for Lungu, Veep urges Southerners
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By SAM PHIRI and BRIAN HATYOKA –
VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina yesterday concluded her campaign tour of Southern Province with a rally in Katombola Constituency where she reminded the electorate about the benefits of voting for President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF).
Ms Wina said the opposition-run Katombola Constituency had remained underdeveloped because of poor coordination with Government.
She said the chance for the people of Nyawa to see massive development in the next five years had availed  itself in President Lungu and the PF.
“In a democracy you are accorded a right to change leadership after a five-year term, if it’s not performing, but the PF has clearly performed and would need five more years, “ she said.
Ms Wina said it was the desire of President Lungu to see Nyawa area access development like any other rural settlement.
She said despite being represented by the opposition, Government had started rolling out development in the health and education sectors in the district.
Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda said Katombola lagged behind in terms of development compared to other rural constituencies, because of remaining  under the control of the opposition.
He said the former area Member of Parliament deliberately chose not to work with Government ministries to plan for development in the area.
Mr Lubinda said time had come for the people of Nyawa, to make the right choice for the coming five years by electing Elias Siyankombwe a PF candidate.
“Some leaders who are asking you to vote for them don’t even know what you are going through, because they are rich and comfortable and able to take their children to schools abroad,” he said.
Ms Wina also met two traditional leaders, chiefs Nyawa and Sipatunyana who hailed Government for increasing the monthly allowances for traditional rulers and constructing their palaces.
The two leaders thanked Ms Wina for being the first Vice-President to visit Nyawa.
The chiefs appealed to Government to consider empowering chiefs with vehicles to ease their movement.
Ms Wina said it was for this reason that the Ministry of Chiefs was created, which was to look into the welfare of traditional rulers in the country.
Ms Wina also directed the department of water affairs under the Ministry of Water and Energy Development to ensure that all the towns located near water bodies have access to water.
Ms Wina said it was surprising that some parts of Livingstone, a city which was located near the Zambezi River, lacked a smooth supply of water.
She said President Edgar Lungu was aware of the challenges facing Livingstone including the scarcity of water.
She said this during a public rally held in Livingstone at Namatama grounds, where more than 200 people defected from the United Party for National Development to join the PF.

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