Vice President Guy Scott says the Patriotic Front (PF) government was determined to rapidly develop the country to a level where citizens will without hesitating re-elect the party in the 2016 general elections.
Dr Scott said the PF has a policy of getting votes on account of the amount of development it has done in the country.
He said great strides of development have already been noticed throughout the country, a situation which proves that President Michael Sata’s administration means serious business in terms of developing the country.
The Vice President said this today when he addressed a campaign rally at Katondwe-Lunya area to drum up support for theJune 20, 2013 Feira Parliamentary by-election for PF candidate, Patrick Ngoma, in Luangwa district.
Dr Scott said in Feira Constituency, government was working on a project of connecting Luangwa to the national electricity grid and tarring the D41-Luangwa bridge-Feira road.
He said the upgrading of the D41, which is the road branching off from Great East Road at Luangwa Bridge to the Luangwa Boma, was an indication that the PF government was not providing lip-service to Zambians.
The Vice President said the past four Presidents that have led Zambia before President sata failed to upgrade the road from gravel to bituminous standard.
He has since urged the people of Luangwa to vote for Mr Ngoma because he belongs to the party which actualises its promises to the people.
Dr Scott was accompanied to Luangwa by Minister of Tourism and Art, Sylvia Masebo, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Emmanuel Chenda and Lusaka Province PF Chairman, Godfrey Chuumbwe.
Others in Dr Scott’s entourage were Minister of Home Affairs, Edgar Lungu, who is also PF campaign manager for the Feira Constituency by-election.
Dr Scott is also addressing rallies at Kavalamanja and Kabowa areas within Feira Constituency.
And Ms Masebo said voting for the PF candidate will enhance the levels of development in Luangwa because it would be easier for a Member of Parliament belonging to the ruling party to lobby for developmental projects from central government.
She said the challenges of hunger, human-animal conflict and general underdevelopment would be eased once Mr Ngoma is elected.
Meanwhile, the PF candidate, Patrick Ngoma, has asked the people of Feira Constituency to vote for him, saying the PF has proved its commitment to develop the area.
The Feira Parliamentary seat fell vacant after the then MMD area Member of Parliament, Patrick Ngoma, resigned from his party to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
Other parties participating in the by-election are United Party for National Development (UPND), which has fielded former Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Eularia Zulu, United National Independence Party (UNIP), which is fielding Charles Kanyama and the National Restoration Party (NAREP), whose candidate is Samuel Sikaonga.
The MMD is fielding Elias Phiri while Mr Ngoma is re-contesting the seat under the PF ticket.