he opposition UPND says it will not take seriously the recently announced austerity measures by government alleging that they have failed to be prudent in the use of resources.
Party Spokesperson, Charles Kakoma notes that as things stand, the PF have become consistently inconsistent and must not be trusted.
Kakoma told Phoenix News that at a time that government is telling Zambians to tighten their belts, government officials are not walking the talk as some austerity measures announced by finance minister Margaret Mwanakatwe such as reducing expenditures related to both local and foreign travel are not been followed.
Citing President Edgar Lungu’s recent trip to turkey and the sending of five cabinet ministers to china to hold discussions with Chinese authorities and financiers on debts, Kakoma said it will be difficult for Zambians to wholesomely trust the PF leaders because they have proved to be unreliable over their promises.
The UPND says it is of the view that government sends only the finance minister for such an undertaking to be assisted by the embassy staff.