Maureen Mwanawasa promises to bring sanity in Lusaka

Maureen Mwanawasa promises to bring sanity in Lusaka

Mwaanawasa with Dr Charlotte Scott

Mwaanawasa with Dr Charlotte Scott

Former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has promised to bring sanity in council markets and bus stations once elected as Mayor for the City of Lusaka.
And UPND parliamentary candidate for Lusaka Central Constituency Charlotte Scot has observed that there was so much intimidation that was pushing women out of politics in Zambia.
Speaking when the two featured on Joy FM Radio on Monday morning, Dr Maureen Mwanawasa promised to improve revenue collection for the council in the first six months adding that council areas of revenue collection will be decentralised.
She said the council was losing a lot of money in bus stations and markets which was currently being pocketed by ruling party cadres denying the council the much needed revenue.
‘We will bring sanity to taxi ranks and bus stations in the first six months and council areas of revenue collection will be decentralised,’ Dr Mwanawasa said.
She said every constituency in Lusaka will have a mini hospital to decongest the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and bring health services closer to the people.
Dr Mwanawasa further noted that a lot of property and life has been lost due to failure by the Fire Brigade to respond in time and promised to ensure that every constituency has its own fire station.
She said illegal settlements that have no social amenities will be legalised and connected to power, water and sewer services and have properly planned roads to allow easy access to ambulances and fire services responding to emergences while mushrooming of new illegal settlements will not be allowed.
And UPND parliamentary candidate for Lusaka Central constituency Charlotte Scot has observed that there was so much intimidation that was pushing women out of politics in Zambia.
Dr Scott charged that the level of insults and intimidation in politics was making women fear to participate in politics but was quick to mention that Zambians had less than seven weeks to endure the current political harassment.
‘People should just hung on because we only have seven weeks to voting, don’t feel intimidated,’ Dr Scot appealed.
She pointed out that there was a ridiculous amount of attacks on political posters and violation of the electoral code of conduct by some players through sudden expenditure of money on ‘projects.’
And Dr Scot has charged that if the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) was to implement their threat to disqualify violent political parties then they would have to disqualify the Patriotic Front (PF).
‘If ECZ was to act on their threat to disqualify violent parties they would have to disqualify the PF. I don’t know if they can do that,’ Dr Scot doubted.
Meanwhile Dr Charlotte Scot has claimed that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was very experienced and alive to challenges that Zambians were facing because he has been in the opposition for 10 years.
She said Hichilema has travelled to almost every part of the country for a decade and was alive to the needs of the people.

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