Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let's work with govt - UPND MP

Let's work with govt - UPND MP
By Staff Reporters
Sun 20 Jan. 2013, 10:30 CAT

GWEMBE UPND member of parliament, Brian Ntundu says there is need to support the PF government so that its developmental agenda succeeds. Speaking yesterday during a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) stakeholders meeting held at Munyumbwe Civic Centre, Ntundu said the PF's 2013 budget was the best so far as it was activity based.

He said as member of parliament, there was nothing wrong in supporting the government of the day adding that members of parliament drew government salaries and allowances.

"It is illogical for MPs not to work with government because it is the same government that pays them salaries and fuel allowances for them to carryout their duties" he said.

Ntundu explained that the PF government was there to deliver to the people of Zambia and called on all Zambians to support government in implementing programmes.

He said the PF government was committed to adjusting the CDF upwards to ensure that Zambians plan and implement their localised developmental projects.

Ntundu, who spoke fondly and highly of President Michael Sata, said politics should not be mixed with development.

He cautioned UPND councillors against frustrating government's developmental agenda.
Ntundu observed that UPND councillors were the majority in Gwembe constituency and cautioned them against politicising government's developmental projects in the district.

He called for the proper utilisation of CDF for the benefit of the people of Gwembe.
The UPND leadership has instructed its members of parliament not to work with PF.
Recently, UPND's Sinazongwe member of parliament Richwell Siamunene was charged for supporting PF's developmental initiatives.

And Gwembe CDF stakeholders have unanimously proposed to purchase road equipment from the just released K1 billion CDF in order to improve feeder roads in the district.

In attendance were ward councilors, the district commissioner, heads of government departments, district council staff, NGOs, the church, chiefs, and community representatives.

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