Follow laid down procedure in land acquision-Lungu


PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu advised people to follow the laid down procedures of acquiring land as opposed to illegally allocating land to themselves.

President Lungu has warned people to desist from engaging in illegal land allocations.

He said this yesterday in his former constituency, Chawama, when he commissioned  Misisi police post which was constructed at a cost of over K700,000  on land that was used as a garbage dumping site and  John Howard police post which cost K200,000  and  was constructed at a cost of k487,000.

President Lungu said the Patriotic Front bought the land where the Police posts were constructed because it did not want to engage in illegality.

He warned PF cadres to desist from taking the law into their own hands but instead respect law enforcement agencies.

Mr Lungu said he would not condone indiscipline from cadres who were tarnishing the image of the ruling PF.

He advised the cadres and general party membership to lead by example as the party in government by respecting the police and observe the law.

President Lungu was thank Zambians for voting for him.

He advised UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to avoid teaching him bad habits of ordering the police to arrest suspects cautioning that such tendencies if developed could be used against him when a leader becomes bad.

President Lungu said there was only One Zambia, One nation and one President and that those who would be behaving like surrogate presidents risk facing the law.

He told his political opponents who have been spreading malicious rumours about his health and wishing him dead that should be prepared and accept to be governed by him for a long time because he was enjoying good health.

President Lungu reiterated his warning that Patriotic Front (PF) members who were not ready to work with him that he was going to purge them if they did not voluntarily leave the party.

He said his desire was to preside over a united PF and Zambia and that his decision to appoint opposition members of Parliament into his government was anchored on healing the country that was getting fragmented in regional basis.

He said he was the President of all Zambians including those who did not vote for him in regions such as Southern and Western Provinces and that he would make sure the regions got their fair share of development.

“I want to unite the party and the nation because without unity, there would be no Zambia. I have ordered Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to play the slogan of One Zambia One nation at every news bulletin because I want this country to go back to the time when we were one. And for those in the party who were fighting me in their sleep and during the day, I have to part company with them,” President Lungu said.

He thanked the people of Chawama for giving him the largest vote stating that when he started his journey to Parliament, he never knew that he was going to succeed President Michael Sata before 2016.

Mr Lungu said in order to promote unity in the party, he had decided to reconcile with some of his colleagues who had challenged him for the PF presidency and had rewarded them with ministerial jobs for supporting him after he was adopted as a presidential candidate.

President Lungu said time for fighting was over and that his desire was to deliver what he had promised the people during his campaigns

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