RB wont win this year, chief tells Minister Lungwangwa

The Ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) will find it difficult to win this year’s election, says Chief Munyumbwe of Gwembe Valley.
Speaking to Transport and Communications minister Geoffrey Lungwangwa when he paid a courtesy call on Chief Munyumbwe on Monday, the
traditional leader said it will be difficult for President Rupiah Banda to return the presidency because government has completely forsaken developing the district.
Chief Munyumbwe told Lungwangwa who was accompanied by MMD Southern province chairman Edward Keembe that the government had done nothing to solicit for support from the Tonga speaking people of the Valley.
“Why visiting us today? Is it because of the elections which have drawn near? The MMD government and President Banda will find it difficult in my chiefdom including Chief Chipepo’s to win because you have done nothing in terms of developing our district,” he said. Chief Munyumbwe reminded Lungwangwa about the earth moving machinery which was meant for rural roads rehabilitation and development which was taken away by the provincial office within two weeks of operation in the area.
“The provincial office brought earthmoving machinery to work on the roads but within two weeks the machinery was grabbed by Elijah Muchima’s office (Southern province minister) and took them elsewhere,” complained Chief Munyumbwe.
He said it is disappointing that it has become a habit for politicians in Zambia to only think about visiting electorates and talk about development when it was time for election; a situation he said is a sign of poor leadership and bad governance.
And both Lungwangwa and Keembe panicked when villagers in Bbombo ward
in Monze district walked away from a meeting called by government to
discuss development.
Bbombo ward is a village where UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema hails from and went to school at Kandela where he has embarked on various construction projects among them the construction of a School and a dip-tank.
Lungwangwa was surprised that villagers only knew Hichilema as their president and not the Republican President Rupiah Banda.
When Lungwangwa started politicking at the meeting villagers walked
away, leaving only less than twenty in attendance most of whom where
in the entourage.
Lungwangwa was heard whispering to Keembe about the claims that he’s
been making that President Banda is making serious inroads in the
district, but the MMD provincial chairman failed to respond.
Lungwangwa is in the province to try and boost support for President Banda ahead of the election slated for this year.

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