MMD spokesperson Raphael Nakacinda’s decision to chase away a contractor working on the Luwingu-Mansa road is irresponsible, says Road Development Agency board chairman Samuel Mukupa.
Mr. Mukupa warned Mr. Nakacinda not to take politics to development projects, adding that RDA was a serious entity ready for national and infrastructure development.
He said the conduct by Mr. Nakacinda to chase the contractor working on the Mansa-Luwingu road was unfortunate.
“This project did not start now, it started a long time ago and for him to think that it is a political move to continue with the construction of the road is unfortunate. We are remaining with 20 km before the completion of the road. My question is did he want us to suspend the project because of this by-election,” Mr Mukupa said.
On Friday, Mr Nakacinda chased a contractor working on the Mansa-Luwingu road accusing the PF Government of grading roads in the Constituency to woo voters.
Mr. Nakacinda dared the operator of the grader to crash him if he wanted to continue working on the road. He forced the contractor out of the site saying it was a political move. Mr Nakacinda condemned the PF for attaching election to development.
He said working on the road during campaigns was against the Electoral Code of Conduct as it had the potential to woo votes.
Four Political parties namely PF, MMD, UPND, Rainbow and an Independent candidate are participating in the 24th September election.
So far no official reports of violence have been recorded.