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Criticism is normal in public office – Kang’ombe

By ROGERS KALERO

I don’t hold any grudge against the media or the public for criticising me because public offices always attract criticism from various sections of society, Kitwe Mayor and Patriotic Front (PF) Kamfinsa constituency aspiring candidate Christopher Kang’ombe has said.

Mr Kang’ombe said public offices would always attract criticism regardless of how good one has performed.

He said, therefore, that people in public offices should focus on development and fair play in order for them to succeed in serving the masses.

Mr Kang’ombe said it was unfortunate that people have come up with all sorts of stories about him most of which were not true.

“When you are a leader, some people will like you, while others will not.  Those who don’t like you will blow things out proportion to destroy your name and others will be objective and state the truth on any issue.

“As Kitwe Mayor and PF aspiring candidate, I don’t hold any grudge against the media or members of the public for their criticism. If people criticise you, don’t get emotional but analyse the criticism and establish whether it is genuine or out personal vendetta,” Mr Kang’ombe said.

Meanwhile, Mr Kang’ombe donated K4,000 to the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Ndeke congregation for the procurement of musical instruments.

He made the donation during a fund raising concert which was held on Sunday at the church premises

Mr Kang’ombe said the church plays an important role in providing spiritual guidance to the nation and it also provides a link between Government and the people in various sections of society.

“Some churches run schools, hospitals and support Government in various projects. This is in addition to the spiritual guidance to the political leaders and the country at large,” he said.

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