UPND demands immediate removal of ministers

The UPND has demanded that former ministers immediately pay back salaries, which they have been getting from the time parliament was dissolved.

This follows a ruling by the constitutional court yesterday that the ministers were in office illegally and should immediately vacate office.

Speaking on Political Hour this morning, National Chairperson for Youth and Sports Development Michael Chuzu says that UPND would like to see all the former ministers pay back their money.

Mr. Chuzu says that it is regrettable that the PF government ignored advice to vacate ministerial positions following the dissolution of parliament and the matter had to go to the constitutional court.

And Mr. Chuzu charged that the PF government should on Thursday voted out because they have lamentably failed to manage affairs of the country.

He pointed out high mealie meal prices, low maize buying prices, poor state of roads in rural areas, low salaries for civil servants and uncompleted projects as reasons why PF does not deserve another term in government.

Meanwhile PF candidate for Chipata mayoral position Sinoya Mwale has promised to improve the operations of the council if voted mayor.

Speaking during Political Hour Programme on Breeze FM this morning, Mr. Mwale indicated that one of his priority was to enable Chipata attain city status.

He explained that Chipata had so much potential to develop but lacked a visionary mayor, who would ensure that policies are implemented.

Mr. Mwale was however, at pains to explain a decision he took when he was Chipata Mayor four years ago, to allow slashing of maize grown on hill slops of Chipata.

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