Lubanseshi Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka is shocked that President Edgar Lungu is going on holiday barely two weeks after being given a job.
PF Secretary General Davies Chama last week announced that President Lungu will go on holiday to undisclosed destination shortly after the AU summit which ended on Sunday.
But Mucheleka said going on holiday immediately after winning the January 20 election would be counterproductive.
He said Zambia is currently facing a number of pressing issues which n
eed the intervention of the President.
‘President Lungu does not take governance of this country seriously. This is no time to play. Let him postpone that holiday and only go after the country settles down and he puts in place a full cabinet,’ Mr Mucheleka said.
He added, ‘Already he is putting his former cabinet colleagues whom he has not yet appointed under so much pressure and anxious and they are just fade up except they can’t talk.’
‘Soon after taking office, someone is already taking a holiday. How do you take a holiday soon after getting employed? He needs to first settle down and start to govern.’
Mr Mucheleka said those that are close to President Lungu should advise him on key nation issues on the issue of the constitution.
‘He is already sending wrong signals on the constitution. On one hand he says he wants a new people driven constitution and on the other hand he is already talking about how he is not interested in the 50+1, the running mate and all. How do you conclude the constitution making process when you are already taking holidays?’