Lubinda accuses HH of being bitter

Lubinda accuses HH of being bitter

Information minister Given Lubinda has advised UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to stop harassing the PF government.

And Lubinda say Hichilema is bitter and should take a break from politics to recover from electoral fatigue and defeat.

Lubinda told journalists that ‘you can’t have a leader who, whenever he opens his mouth is opposing government policies’.

He said at a Press briefing in Lusaka Monday that he was disappointed with Mr Hichilema’s “appetite” to engage the Government on matters that did not deserve antagonism.

He was reacting to Mr Hichilema’s criticism of President Michael Sata’s programmes.

Lubinda wondered why Hichilema is opposing the move by the PF government to move the administrative capital of Southern province from the tourist capital Livingstone to Choma.

Lubinda also does not understand why Hichilema is against the PF move to divide Northern province into two and make the tenth province in Zambia.

Hichilema is on record saying that moving the provincial capital from Livingstone to Choma is unnecessary saying both towns need to be developed without downgrading the status of either.

On dividing Northern province, the UPND believes this is done in line with President Michael Sata’s motive of channelling more resources to his home area at the expense of other regions.

UPND Senanga MP Likando Mufalali over the weekend said dividing Northern into two will mean that under Sata’s leadership, Northern province will get a double portion from national resources.

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