PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has directed PF cadres to take control of markets, bus stations and ensure that every cadre benefits from the plots allocated by the local authorities.
Contrary to the message of transparency that the party has been propagating, Mwila in a closed door meeting Tuesday told party cadres at Kabwe’s Hindu hall not to allow UPND members in being nearer these institutions because they (PF) were in power and as such in control of things failure to which he would bring the notorious Lusaka PF thug known as commando to start running bus stations.
“When you have 500 plots, make sure that you put aside 200 and then the other 300 are the ones you make available to the public so that every member of the PF must have a plot and avoid being ridiculed by the opposition UPND. Earlier I asked Mr. Chisopa (former Central province minister) as to how he could allow UPND to get closer to the bus stations. Do you want me to bring Commando here?”, said Mwila amid jubilation from members.
Last week PF cadres fought running battles with various bus operators and police officers as they demanded to take over one of the bus stations in Kabwe. But one of the directors at Kabwe Municipal Council has condemned Mwila for his comments saying it will be very difficult to make the councils financially viable if leaders continue to incite cadres to take over public facilities.
“The municipality has contracted a loan from Zambia National Commercial bank to build bus stations but with the directive from people like Mwila inciting cadres, it is difficult for the councils to become financially viable. I wish he never said that because through and through the PF has been preaching against politicising markets and bus stations but now the SG is preaching the exact opposite”.