Govt jobs can’t divide PF, says Mwila


By Nation Reporter

THE Patriotic Front (PF) has rubbished reports that a scramble for government jobs has left the governing party divided emphasising that the party is the most politically organised and stable organisation in the country.

PF secretary general Davis Mwila said the governing party could not be divided over government appointments because all the Members of Parliament applied to contest parliamentary seats and not as ministers.

Mr Mwila said appointments were the prerogative of President Edgar Lungu whose judgment was the best on whom he had chosen to serve Zambians under his guidance.

He said in an interview that President Lungu had assembled the best team to work with and the other MPs would be in Parliament to help pass laws in the House.

Mr Mwila said the PF’s focus was to deliver its promises to the people and would not waste time paying attention to gossip meant to detract the ruling party from serving Zambians in the best way it could. “What government jobs are there to divide us? There are no divisions in the PF and for your own information, all MPs applied to stand as parliamentarians and not as ministers. It is the prerogative of the President to appoint anyone as a minister and President Lungu has stated that he has assembled the best team to work with. We shall not listen to gossip because our focus is to deliver the promises we made during the campaigns,” Mr Mwila said.

He said the party had started mobilising itself for the next general elections and that his responsibility as the chief executive of the PF was to ensure that the party should continue to grow and attract more members.

Mr Mwila stated that the PF secretariat was working hard to ensure that its manifesto was implemented to the best interests of Zambians across the ten Provinces.