Pardon Barotse activist, Ndalamei appeals to Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu should consider pardoning the incarcerated Barotse activists as the Head of State is seeking ways of resolving the Barotse Agreement of 1964, UPND Member of Parliament Mundia Ndalamei has said. And Kasenengwa Patriotic Front (PF) member of Parliament Victoria Kalima has charged that being in the opposition is a sheer waste of time and has advised the opposition to work with government for the good of the country. Mr. Ndalamei said, the people of Western Province did not vote for the PF because they felt the region was being discriminated in terms of economic development. “The PF did not do anything in Western Province that was why the people in the region did not vote for the ruling party. The motto One Zambia One Nation is used to deceive people because it is not working and development in this country is only one-sided,” Mr Ndalamei claimed. And Ms Kalima, who has been appointed Gender Minister in the Patriotic Front (PF) government said being in the opposition was a sheer waste of time, adding that being in Government accorded her a great opportunity to directly get involved in delivering development to the people of Kasenengwa. Meanwhile, Mapatizya UPND Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda in his maiden speech complained of police brutality and accused the Patriotic Front (PF) government of plotting to weed out all the Tonga speaking people for not voting for the party. But the Speaker Dr Patrick Matibini ordered Mr Miyanda to withdraw his statement accusing the PF of plotting to ‘‘whip out’’ all the Tonga speaking people.