Former Patriotic Front (PF) Kabwata Member of Parliament (MP) Given Lubinda says the issue of development is not just a constituency issue, but is a matter of national development and needs to be addressed urgently.
Lubinda who has been MP for 10 years was speaking on Radio Christian Voice’s Chat back Program. He said there is need for Kabwata to be led by an effective representative with relevant experience needed to fostering development in the area.
The former MP, who is re-contesting the seat on the PF ticket, noted that the constituency has achieved remarkable success even under tough conditions and is willing to do more if given the mandate in the September 20 polls.
Speaking also on the program, United Party for National Development (UPND) Aspiring Candidate Imbuwa Imbuwa noted that what residents of Kabwata need is real change which can only be enhanced if the electorate choose a credible leader with good workable ideas.
Imbuwa stated that inhabitants of the area do not need individuals with well documented Curriculum Vitae (CV) as such will not fill their stomachs, but the voters need a leader that will offer development and not mere rhetoric.
Meanwhile, Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) Candidate Peter Machungwa charged that Lubinda should focus on issue based campaigns and not suffer from selective amnesia by presenting Kabwata residents with certain information that is not factual.
Machungwa, who is former PF MP for Luapula, said Lubinda should come out clean on why he stayed away from the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) and not make the people believe that he shunned the debates because his aim is service and not amassing wealth at the expense of the constituents.
He added that the electorate should vote wisely and ensure they do not usher beginners into political office, adding that in a competition only individuals who know how to play the game emerge victorious.