PF to defend nullified seats

WHATEVER the court setbacks in the ongoing Parliamentary petitions, Patriotic Front (PF) campaign boots are ready and will defend all nullified seats with vigour never seen before as well as add new seats, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davis Mwila has vowed. And Mr Mwila has urged all PF Lusaka Members of Parliament to explain the many developmental projects that the PF administration had been rolling out to the people. Speaking during the Patriotic Front’s “meet the Members of Parliament fundraising dinner” for Lusaka province, Mr Mwila told the Parliamentarians that he wanted to be hearing them promoting government projects such as the US$355 million Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) project funded by the US Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in partnership with the Government of Zambia. “I want to hear you packaging and promoting the L400 and benefits which have accrued to our people, talk about the expansion of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) at an estimated cost of K498.4million Kwacha, talk about the successful implementation of the e-voucher modality in Chongwe, talk about the tarring of township roads in Kabwata, Chilenje, Avondale, Villa Wanga, etc. “Talk about the declaration of Rufunsa District and Commissioning of Infrastructure befitting a District, talk about the construction of housing units at Chelstone Police Camp as part of the 62,000 housing units under construction in the Ministry of Home Affairs, talk about the giving of over 2000 hectares of land in Mpande Forest in Kafue to settle displaced natives,” Mr Mwila said. He told the MPs that people should be hearing them on radio, read about them in the newspapers and see them on television, including social media dissecting PF achievements in their respective Constituencies. “I am, therefore, directing the communications arm of the Secretariat to ensure this information is packaged and availed to all our MPs Province by Province. Mr Mwila said being elected as a community’s MP could be a huge honour but with it came high levels of expectation.