For too long the voters in Zambia have been taken for a ride and this must be brought to a stop. It’s only well meaning citizens that can bring this madness to an end. The parliamentary seat was won by PF in 2016 based on fake promises and lies. People were given chitenge and T-shirts and graced with soft music courtesy to the dancing of the highest officials of the ruling party. The voters in Roan were promised that by the Republican President during a rally that Shaft 28 will be dewatered and re-opened. Miners were promised that their payments would be looked into and the youth after being blessed with alcohol were promised jobs. No one expected that these would turn out to be lies because the MP was well known and had been of help to some extent.
THE EXPULSION OF THE MP
The expulsion of the MP will not be an excuse for not fulfilling any of the promises that were given to the suffering people of Roan. Infact this exposes the failure by the ruling party and the MP himself.
THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATE
This is the worst choice ever made. To get a DC who has done little to bring development in his capacity to the city of Luanshya shows that the ruling party has became a chimbwi no plan. It has also exposed the lack of leaders in the ruling party and the continued sidelining of the youth who have better plans. There is no way you would expect the ruling party to help when the mayor is theirs and has done nothing to improve the road network of Roan. This is actually mockery to the people of Roan.
PARTICIPATION BY NDC
This should be taken as a form of pride and not for development. If the MP with the backing of his once powerful cabinet has failed the people of Roan and being backed by the original PF under the late leader President MC Sata what can he do under the new party? If you fail to win a race with your fellow human beings how can you win with horses? Here it is a matter of common sense.
DISAPPOINTING DECISION BY UPND NOT TO CONTEST THE SEAT
Again here we must not hide under alliance as the reason. UPND has structures and their manifesto which l believe they have is not the same as that of PF nor that of NDC which is the extension of PF especially that the MP continues to contest that he is PF. It is then shocking that the main opposition party chose to equal their manifesto to that of PF and NDC which is a late down to their followers. This shows that they have no solution to the chested people of Roan who will again be exposed to the same liars that faced them during the 2016 campaign.
DECISION BY UPPZ TO CONTEST THE ROAN
When citizens are cheated left, right and center by politicians, there is need to rise and be the voice of the voiceless. We have risen to the occasion to represent the suffering miner, afflicted youth and persecuted women with the ever crying motorist as there is no one ready to stand for them. UPPZ wants to make a difference and hence the reason to contest the seat.
The choice is up to the people of Roan. Lies and liers to continue reigning or trying the youthful and caring leadership of UPPZ under President Charles Chanda.