- “Which previous MP had constructed a clinic in Chililabombwe using his resources? Anyway, such social media tantrums from UPND are utter rubbish and do not worry or unsettle,’’ Mr Musukwa said.
By ROGERS KALERO
THE opposition UPND has found the social media as a suitable platform to vent its frustration through insults against Patriotic Front (PF) leaders, PF National Chairman for mobilization Richard Musukwa has said.
He said in an interview in Kitwe that the PF was not worried about the UPND tantrums on social media because they were blatant lies from a bitter and frustrated leadership.
Mr Musukwa, who is Chililabombwe Member of Parliament (MP), was reacting to social media postings, alleging that he had failed to deliver development in his constituency.
He said he was not worried about such sentiments from the UPND members because they were up to no good regardless of how well he had performed.
He said,\ among the projects he had put up in the area included the J. T Mushikita clinic in Lubengele township which was catering for more than 60,000 people in the area.
“Which previous MP had constructed a clinic in Chililabombwe using his resources? Anyway, such social media tantrums from UPND are utter rubbish and do not worry or unsettle,’’ Mr Musukwa said.
Mr Musukwa , who is also Mines and Mineral Development Minister, said the PF has no time to waste on social media fights with the UPND.
He said Government averted job losses at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) by taking over the mine from Glencore International , but the opposition UPND had continued to criticize.
“The UPND wanted to see MCM put on care and maintenance so that miners could lose jobs. Yes, they wanted miners to lose jobs so that they could gain political mileage by telling miners that the PF government had neglected them leading to job losses,” he said. He charged that UPND rejoices in the sufferings of the Zambians and should not be given chance to form government because Zambians will experience misery which they have never experienced before