The United Party for National Development (UPND) has called on President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front (PF) government to consult before making decisions on matters of national interest.
Former (UPND) Mapatizya Member of Parliament (MP) and Chairman for Elections Ackison Sejani cited the transfer of Kaoma and Itezhi tezhi districts to Central Province, Solwezi to Copperbelt Province, Chirundu to Lusaka Province among others as issues President Sata and the PF government have not consulted on.
Mr. Sejani said such pronouncements would bring a lot of anarchy in the country if left unchecked.
He said the PF government should ensure that pronouncements on the creation of new districts and transfers of some districts are reversed with immediate effect alleging that the people involved were not consulted.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Sejani said this at a press briefing in Lusaka today.
Mr. Sejani contended that dismembering of Chirundu from the rest of the Gwembe valley will affect the local people’s historical, Cultural, political and emotional interests.
He disclosed that the people of Chirundu are unhappy about the transfer and have since appealed to government to rescind its decision on the matter.
Mr. Sejani noted that if the President had consulted, he would have discovered that people were not interested.
He threatened that the UPND and Zambians in general will not watch the PF government redraw the map of Zambia but ensure that the right things are done.
He has since appealed to the PF government to halt its alleged maneuvers in Central, Southern, Western and North Western Provinces respectively.
And speaking at the same occasion, Siavonga UPND MP Kennedy Hamudulu expressed disappointment at the way the transfer was handled.
Mr. Hamudulu accused Southern Province Minister Miles Sampa of having illegally handed over Chirundu as a district to Lusaka Province Minister Gerry Chanda without his knowledge and that of the traditional leaders.
He said when the duo was confronted by irate Chirundu residents; they said it was a directive from President Michael Sata.