Sunday, June 10, 2012
By Moses Kuwema in Serenje
Sun 10 June 2012, 12:59 CAT
VICE-President Dr Guy Scott has advised PF members to avoid pursuing personal gains at the expense of law and order. And Vice-President Scott has described his three-day campaign trail in Muchinga Constituency as "highly successful".
Vice-President Scott's comments come in the wake of complaints by PF members in Serenje that MMD members had continued to hold influential positions in cooperatives and that they were being laughed at.
But when he addressed them at the council chambers on Friday, Vice President Scott said even the cooperatives that the PF members wanted to form should be honest ones and not meant to steal public funds.
"We don't want to steal but get honest jobs. We don't want to have a situation where people start witch-hunting for perceived MMD members.
Don't try to pursue personal gain at the expense of law and order. Let us be law abiding and lets prove to ourselves that we are growing in strength," Vice-President Scott said.
And Central Province PF chairman Benson Chali said the MMD members were still enjoying and occupying co-operative offices which they were not supposed to, resulting in his members being spectators.
"They keep teasing us, cooperative societies are still manned by MMD, so we are appealing to you, your honour, to at least strengthen us as party officials so that we can strengthen this party beyond 2016. Most of the government contracts are still going to MMD and this is costing us as a party," he said.
And Chali said Vice-President Scott's presence in Muchinga had greatly helped the party but that transport was still a challenge.
And a member of the PF's central committee, John Chisanga, said the party would have no excuse of losing the Muchinga seat because they had everything at their disposal, unlike previously when they were in opposition.
Meanwhile, in an interview after wrapping up his campaigns, Dr Scott said he expected the PF to scoop the Muchinga seat.
"We have not finished yet, I have just broken the ice, I have just opened the firing if you like, I have just opened the penalty shootout," he said.
The Vice-President said Muchinga constituency was an underdeveloped part of the country and that the PF needed to turn it into a more developed area.