President Michael Sata has revealed that there is no money to address various hardships the country is currently going through.
Sata made the statement when he met Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Luapula province at State House .Meanwhile Mansa district has again been hit by a critical shortage of diesel, Petrol and paraffin.
In Lusaka the class boycott by students at the University of Zambia has continued and is likely to enter the third day.
But before going into private talks with Mwata Kazembe, President Sata, who spoke in his native Bemba vernacular language, told the traditional leader that the country was faced with numerous problems.
Mr. Sata, who won elections on the popular slogan of changing the fortunes of this country within 90 days, as the country was endowed with vast resources, has for the first time admitted that Zambia has inadequate money to address the numerous problems.
Mr. Sata said the most important thing the PF government was now pre-occupied with is to fulfil the numerous promises which it made to the people.
According to Sata, the PF then in opposition, promised to work on the Kaputa, Kasama, Chiengi and Mporokoso roads.
The Mwata’s visit has coincided with the critical shortage of fuel that has hit Mansa in Luapula Province for the second time in barely a month.
The crisis has left motorists destined for various locations stranded.
A check by ZAINS in all the four filling stations in Mansa this morning revealed that only Puma and Spectra oil had fuel but this was reserved for its account holders.
Motorists this morning were seen at Total Filling Station queuing up as early as 05 hours after word went round that the service station would have a bit of fuel.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview Amico Spectra Filling Station Manager Golden Kamasumba described the situation as bad.