UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has challenged ceremonial Vice President Guy Scott to show proof to the Zambian people that PF government has created over 600, 000 jobs since assuming office in 2011.
Mr. Hichilema said that the figures Scott gave in Parliament this morning are not factual and lack credibility.
He said that the PF government is fond of giving wrong job figures when in the actual sense they are merely creating a few temporal jobs.
Mr. Hichilema has also attributed the continued depreciation of the Kwacha against other major foreign currencies to poor economic policies of the PF government.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today, Hichilema noted that this is the first time the Kwacha has reached such levels against the US dollar.
Mr. Hichilema explained that the value of the currency is a reflection of the performance of the economy, productivity, efficiency and credibility of the government leadership.
During the Vice President’s 30-minute question time in the House today, Dr. Scott said 600,000 jobs have so far been created by government in 2 years and five months since the PF came into power.