Former Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria George Mpombo says the PF regime should not have done way with fuel and maize subsidies.
Mpombo said the decision by the Government to remove fuel and maize subsides was irresponsible.
Mr Mpombo said the reasons Government gave for its decision were not genuine. He said that agriculture was important in improving people’s livelihoods as the majority of Zambians depended on agriculture.
Mr Mpombo said in Chipata on Monday that if the Government wanted to save money, it should have cut down on the number of deputy ministers instead of removing subsides.
Mr Mpombo also said he was also in the process of launching the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).