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We left infrastructure for employment of teachers, health workers, says PF

By ROGERS KALERO 

THE UPND is boasting that it will be able to employ more than 30,000 teachers and 11,000 health personnel because of the infrastructures such as schools, hospitals and health centres which the Patriotic Front (PF) constructed country-wide,” the PF has said.

PF Copperbelt deputy media director Munalula Moola said without the PF government putting up infrastructure like schools, hospitals and health centres, the UPND would not have found any ground where to start from in terms of employing teachers and health personnel. 

In an interview in Kitwe yesterday, Mr Moola said the UPND should be ashamed that a party which they demeaned had set the stage for economic recovery and national development, while  they  were just waffling.

He said the UPND government has no plan for Zambia and those who have confidence in them should wait and see.

“I am telling you that this UPND has nothing to offer. The PF had its own problems but it had direction, but despite showing Zambians direction, they wanted change and they got it. We hope they will endure whatever will come with change.

“The UPND is boasting that it will employ more than 30,000 teachers and 11,000 health personnel because the PF set the stage through infrastructure development. If the PF had not constructed schools, hospitals and health centres, where would have they employed those people? ” Mr Moola said.

Mr Moola doubted if government would be able to fulfil its promise of employing more than 30,000 teachers and 11,000 health personnel because he had information that employing such a number would put the budget under pressure.

Mr Moola said the 2022 budget was a ‘hoax’ and this was why the UPND was panicking because it does not know how to implement it after exciting Zambians.

“Zambians will regret voting for UPND, it is a matter of time. They will regret voting for UPND and they will regret having booed former republican President Edgar Lungu. Mr Lungu and PF meant well,” he said.

He said  while the PF government was flexible and tried its best to look after the vulnerable, the UPND government wanted to govern the country by the book which was impossible and could end up stepping on many peoples’ toes.

He also said those who were giving the reasons of voting out the PF because of its cadres, had been proven wrong because the UPND had unruly and brutal cadres who had no regard for police officers.

“Within less than two months of the UPND being in government, we have experienced numerous incidents where the UPND cadres have assaulted police officers, with no apology from party leadership. This shows lack of regard for the law enforcement agencies.

“We have seen UPND cadres causing havoc at the High Court premises. Surely, were you seeing this kind of brutal and unruly caderism in the PF? No, those who thought PF was bad, should wait. They are yet to see the worst. Anyway, this is the beauty of making change. You have something to compare to ,” he said.

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