Choma mayor says PF refusing to give residents NRCs

Choma mayor says PF refusing to give residents NRCs

‘THERE IS AN ORGANISED PLOT TO STOP CITIZENS FROM GETTING NRCs’ — CHOMA MAYOR

Choma Mayor says the Southern Province Administration has intentionally shut down operations at the National Registration Office to hinder citizens from acquiring National Registration Cards, (NRC).

However, Javen Simoloka disclosed that the move is politically bent on denying citizens’ their right to access national registration services.

Simoloka says Provincial Minister, Dr. Edify Hamukale’s statement last month that the office will not attend to people being ferried in large numbers to get NRCs.

He also cites a similar report in Mazabuka where citizens have complained that the national registration office is not servicing them due to failure by authorities to buy electricity at the district administration block.

He said that most of the people who are getting NRC are school leavers who want to go and look for jobs because no one can employ them without nrc. He said it’s normal first quarter of every year to have high turnout of people getting NRC because of grade 12 who completed school last year.

Mr Simoloka who is also UPND provincial vice youth chairperson administration said that PF is using distribution of mealie meal to gain political mileage. PF is distributing mealie meal in Gwembe, pemba, kalomo and now Choma Singani area for people to join them.

He wondered where were they in the past 12 months when people were dying because of hunger and now God have answered their cries by giving them enough rain. PF want to give them food now when they have started eating their own grown food. Mr Simoloka have advised citizens to get and eat whateve they will bring and never vote for them.

What is of great concern is the issue of tribalism being used as PF campaign message. We are concerned by Bizwell Mutale, chanda nyala and Nkandu Luo. It’s upto pf president to prove that he is not in support of what they are saying by firing Nkandu Luo and ban others from their party or else we will believe that he is the father of tribalism

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