United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema has wondered where the ruling Patriotic Front Government will find K900 billion to pay farmers within the remaining 4 days.
Meanwhile, hundreds of villagers yesterday left their homes as they ran to Runfunsa constituency of Chongwe district in a bid to welcome UPND
President Hakainde Hichilema.
Runfunsa residents who said they needed to meet their President Hakainde Hichilema said that they are fed up with Patriotic
Meanwhile mothers who rushed to meet the UPND President complained of lack of clean drinking water.
Mailess Mbanga a mother aged 34 complained of water shortages in chongwe district has led to school going children to abscond from
She however, said that Chongwe residents have vowed not to vote for PF at level of elections.
And drumming up support for Runfusa Ward Councillor Malunga President Hakainde Hichilema said that PF has failed to lead the nation.
He charged that Zambia under the leadership of Sata has been at all levels.
He has since asked Runfunsa Residents to rally behind UPND.
Efforts to get a comment from the area member of parliament proved futile as residents disclosed that they have never been visited by any PF official.
Speaking when he featured on Petauke Explorer radio today, Mr. Hichilema challenged PF government to explain why it has been failing to pay farmers in the three months.
And the opposition leader has charged that Zambia is about to experience the first poor maize harvest in a long time due to PF incompetence.
He says this is as a result of PF government’s failure to pay farmers on time describing the situation as worrying especially to small scale
Government announced that it will ensure that every farmer is paid this month end.
Meanwhile Hichilema has assured Petauke Residents in Eastern province of developmental agriculture policies once his party is power.
He has accused the PF government of mistreating farmers in Petauke by not paying them what he says their sweat.
And some farmers have said it is worrying to note that at the onset of the rainy season there are no inputs
Mathews Tembo charges that petauke in particular is at risk of poor harvest in the 2012/013 season.