Power and Politics

Copperbelt Minister, Matambo, says it’s cheap politics to turn a blind eye to successes of Hichilema govt


Copperbelt Minister, Elisha Matambo, says it is cheap politics to underplay developmental projects being spearheaded by President Hakainde Hichilema.

Matambo taunted the Patriotic Front (PF) saying that they had been in power since 2011, until they were booted out of power by the people of Zambia a few years ago, and never cared to provide flushable toilets during their stay in power.

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“These are the people who claimed to be caring for the poor but they ended up enriching themselves instead of providing people with dignified basic needs such as toilets, water and sanitation reticulation systems among other needs,” he stated in a statement on Thursday.

Matambo said since independence, the people of Kwacha Constituency lived with sewer effluent coupled with bad stench all their lives, adding that the people literally ran out of places to dig their pit latrines because they were digging all over.

“There was no water reticulation system, but now the new dawn government is fixing all the mess they left in just two and half years of being in office,” he said.

Matambo said the government would not be swayed by critics who were always criticizing what the government was doing, saying the government was determined to stay on course to deliver development for the good of all our citizens.

After President Hichiema commissioned low cost flushable toilets in Kitwe, social media spaces were awash with comments questioning why it would take the entire President to commission toilets.

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