THE Patriotic Front (PF) government will use its manifesto, which outlines home-made programmes, to lobby for assistance from donors, party secretary general Wynter Kabimba has said.
Mr Kabimba was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during a special live phone-in programme on Radio Phoenix.
“We will ask for assistance from donors on our own terms. We will tell them what is relevant to our social and cultural beliefs. We won’t get assistance on their terms,” he said.
He said most of the foreign- aided programmes have failed to yield results because they are based on the dictates and norms which are strange to Zambia.
“We are not lazy thinkers. We are spending sleepless nights to ensure that our programmes work,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said the PF has been holding meetings with donors and other co-operating partners with a view to selling its manifesto.
And Mr Kabimba said had the MMD won, President Sata would have been in jail now.
“God gave us the opportunity to serve the people of Zambia because he saw our sincerity. Had the MMD won, President Sata and I would have been in jail now. We had information about that,” he said.
Mr Kabimba said the MMD allegedly ran ‘the most corrupt regime on earth.’
“These guys must be hanging their heads in shame because of their corruption which has made Zambians poor today,” he said.
Mr Kabimba said the PF government will stamp out corruption completely.
“Zambians voted for President Sata and the PF because they don’t want corruption and we promised them that we would fight corruption in all its forms,” he said.