Kitwe mayor aspirant eyes markets

SMALL markets will be established in Kitwe’s city centre where street vendors will be trading from instead of vending in the corridors, UPND Kitwe mayoral candidate  Martin Mambwe has said.

And one of the Rainbow Party members who was among supporters of the party’s mayoral candidate, Felix Mwasuka, was handed over to the police when she was found with two voters’ cards belonging to other people.

After successfully filing his nomination papers for the position of mayor for Kitwe at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, Mr Mambwe said if elected he would ensure that small markets were constructed within the city centre from where vendors would be trading.

He said vendors were trading in the city corridors because they had no designated trading places.

And a Rainbow party member produced her National Registration Card  with another person’s voters cards.

When she was asked to produce her voter’s card, she instead produced a voters card belonging to somebody else.

At this point she was handed over to the police who were maintaining law and order at the Kitwe Civic Centre where the filing of nominations for the position of mayor were taking place.

After being questioned for more than 10 minutes, she was taken to the Kitwe Central Police Station where police continued with their investigations regarding the issue.

Asked to comment on the matter, Mr Mwasuka said he had no full details regarding the arrest of one of his supporters.

He however promised to motivate council workers by ensuring that they were paid on time, unlike the current situation when they were always in arrears.

Mr Mwasuka said he would ensure the council always delivered quality services to the public if council workers were motivated to work harder.

“One of the things I want to work on once elected as Kitwe mayor is to motivate council workers to work harder and deliver quality services.

I will motivate them by ensuring that they are paid on time, unlike the situation now where they are always in arrears,” Mr Mwasuka said.

And Patriotic Front (PF) mayoral candidate for Kitwe Christopher Kangombe said if elected he would ensure that there was transparency in land allocation to gain confidence of the public.

He said under his leadership, the council would run an open-door policy where residents would be able to suggest better ways of running the council.

“The council exists because it wants to serve members of the public and so under my leadership, the council will run an open-door policy where people would be able to suggest better ways of running the council so that they are served effectively and efficiently,” Mr Kangombe said.