The United Party for National Development UPND has described the quality of leadership under President Edgar Lungu as the worst since independence.
UPND Chongwe Constituency aspiring Member of Parliament, Sylvia Masebo, says that the quality of current ministers is also poor, thereby leading to poor governance.
Speaking during Political Hour Programme on Breeze FM last evening, Ms. Masebo says that this has contributed to running down of the country’s economy.
In education, Ms. Masebo charged that the sector has gone down, with those, who received education during the Kaunda error receiving better quality of education.
She also noted that the current government is wasteful in the manner it spends resources, noting that as a result, most developmental projects, such as roads and other infrastructures have stalled.
The former parliamentarian charged that Zambia is currently under huge debt, which is likely to affect future generations, as the country will not find it easy to repay.
And Major Richard Kachingwe, one of the campaign team members of the UPND, bemoaned the oppression of the opposition.
He noted that violence under President Edgar Lungu’s reign has escalated in the country.
Meanwhile, the duo asked people in Eastern Province to vote for UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema as he is a proven farmer, who will help resuscitate the agricultural sector.
They explained that under the party’s 10 points plan, once voted into office, the UNPD aims to diversify the economy to move away from dependence on copper mining.
They also explained that the UPND government would promote value addition and industrialization to help create jobs for youths.