By ANDREW MUKOMA
THE United Party for National Development (UPND) in Southern Province has complained about the lone protest walk which PF Member of the Central Committee Kebby Mbewe has embarked on from Lusaka to Livingstone.
The party says the province was faced with a number of challenges which should be of Mr Mbewe’s interest instead of staging a protest walk against tribalism.
Provincial deputy spokesperson Neto Halwabala claimed that communities in the region were above tribalism and only concentrated on development and uniting all groupings. In a statement released to the Daily Nation in Livingstone, Mr Halwabala said, “The province is in dire need of development and a decent life for the people.”
He said the dry spell of the 2018/2019 rainy season which had resulted in hunger and many people resorting to eating poisonous wild fruits are issues that Mr Mbewe should be talking about.
He accused Mr Mbewe of creating unnecessary movement which he claims was misleading the nation.
Mr Halwabala stated that Zambians had lost hope in the PF due to unresolved economic problems such as high prices of mealie-meal, increased load-shedding and the depreciating Kwacha.
“As the year comes to an end, we wish to remind the PF that it has created misery for the Zambians in different spheres of life.