By Nation Reporter
OPPOSITION United Democratic Forum (UDF) Kamfinsa constituency parliamentary candidate Dickson Ngandwe says if elected Member of Parliament (MP) on August 11, he will work towards supporting and creating local companies in to create jobs and wealth for the people of the area.
Mr Ngandwe said unemployment and poverty were some of the major problems facing the people of Kamfinsa constituency and so if elected MP, he would ensure that he created local companies which would create employment for the people in the area.
He said in a statement to the Daily Nation in Kitwe yesterday that, apart from creating employment for the local people, he would also support and transform the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) to help the peasant farmers graduate to self-sustaining.
“Poverty, unemployment and hunger are some of the major problems facing the majority of the people in Kamfinsa constituency and so if they elect me as MP on August 11, I will work towards supporting and creating local companies in order to create jobs and wealth for the people of Kamfinsa constituency.
“Apart from this, I will also support the agriculture sector, as you know, Kamfinsa is an agricultural constituency. I will also support and transform the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) so as to help the peasant farmers graduate to self-sustaining,” Mr Ngandwe said.
He also promised to ensure that basic human amenities like access to good, clean and safe water, good road network and cheap and clean renewable source of energy were adequately provided.
He would also construct more of medical facilities near to the people living in the communities and also provide quality health care, within the paradigm of primary health care and services available on daily basis with motivated medical personnel like nurses and doctors.
“If elected MP, I will give mental health care the same priority as physical health care, as a way of promoting equality. I shall also support and provide old age care services where our older generation shall receive the much needed attention by prioritizing the quality of care services through designing and creative holistic interventions.
“Older people deserve to live a fulfilling life. Older people have contributed all their lives and built Zambia and communities that we, the young ones are enjoying and the next generation shall inherit. So it is the right that they are supported with a fair and sustainable systems and responsive health care services,” He said.
Mr Ngandwe further pledged to offer a sustainable and well developed system of leadership as a father of the constituency for all the residents by recognizing, upholding and respecting human values and principles.