Patriotic Front Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has charged that Oppossition Leader Hakainde Hichilema heading the UPND must now tone down and be patriotic for once.
And Ms. Phiri says Mr. Hichilema must donate his 25,000 bags of mealie Meal to his cattles than mocking Zambians with fake donations after stealing alot during Privatazation.
Speaking to Zambian Watch in an interview today, Ms. Phiri says Hichilema is marely politicking on the mealie Meal price hike and must tone down.
She says Governement of the Patriotic Front has already engaged millers and suppliers of the commodity to immedietely reduce the Price by 100% in two months from now.
Ms. Phiri says Hakainde Hichilema’s plan to sarbotage Governement and force it to declare a hunger situation is a clear attempt of troubled opposition Leader who is desperate for recognation.
She says Hichilema’s behaviour over the Hike of Mealie Meal Prices was uncalled for and must be condemned by all well meaning Zambians.
“For the record, PF is the only listening Party and Governement under President Lungu. We listen to the cry of the people and we have moved in as a team to ensure that this is achieved. If you remember the President gave a directive that Mealie Meal Prices must be reduced immediately after a public outcry. But also let me mention here that as PF, we are dismayed with Mr. Hichilema’s behaviour over this Mealie Meal hike and how he is trying to gain political mileage” she said.
“Hichilema must start learning to be Zambian and patriotic. He is busy looking for the western country support instead of working with his fellow Zambians. Zambia is not in a crisis as compared to other countries like Malawi and Zimbabwe. If he want to dent the image of Zambia, let him donate his 25,000 bags of Mealie Meal to his cattles in Southern Province” she said.
SOURCE: Zambian Watch