We are not animals, Mwale tells Sata

The Malambo Cultural Association (MCA) says it is hypocritical for Patriotic Front (PF) leader  Michael Sata to condemn President Rupiah Banda’s recent commissioning of the tarred Chipata – Mfuwe Road in Eastern Province.

Sata was quoted as saying that the Chipata-Mfuwe road leads to a place where animals live.

MCA Immediate Past Chairperson Patrick Mwale said what Mr. Sata needs to know is that the commissioning of the tarring of Chipata-Mfuwe road would bring agriculture development in the area.

Mwale, the organisation’s trustee,  also noted that it is wrong for the PF Leader to say that President Banda has failed to uphold late President Levy Mwanawasa’s legacy

“In case Mr. Sata is not aware, even Late President Mwanawasa promised the people of Mambwe District that his government would commission a road for them.

“It is in line with the legacy of the late President that the current President has the tarring of the Chipata-Mfuwe Road,” Mr. Mwale stressed in the statement.

He challenged Mr. Sata and the PF-UPND pact to be in the forefront of praising government for embarking on a programme aimed at promoting rural development instead of making fun of the rural people.

Mwale  urged Sata and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to respect and embrace all the people of Zambia regardless of their origin adding that playing disrespectful politics cannot bring development to any part of Zambia.

“As for the people of Mambwe, we are annoyed with Mr. Sata and his pact partner Mr. Hichilema, for terrible and uncalled-for language, lack of respect for ordinary people, total lack of respect from whom they will be soliciting for votes in 2011.

But how will animals vote for them,” Mr. Mwale asked.

But Sata has maintained that he will not withdrew his statement and instead challenged the government to explain where it will get the money for tarring the road saying it is not in the 2010 budget

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