I AM confident of retaining the Mwansabombwe seat because of what I have done for the people here; this year’s election is not about promises but one’s track record, Patriotic Front (PF) parliamentary aspirant Rogers Mwewa has said.
Mr. Mwewa said what he had done for the people of Mwansabombwe alone was enough to retain him into office because he had been selfless during his time as area MP as he had managed to address most of the challenges that faced the people.
He said this election will be tricky for some MPs who neglected their areas after being voted for because people were fed up with endless but unfulfilled promises and were looking for candidates who will find solutions to their problems and transform their areas. He said he was not worried about the challenge he faced from other candidates because he had done his homework in retaining the confidence people had in him as he had spent his previous tenure in office fulfilling what he had promised the people in 2011.
“There are candidates who are facing serious challenges from the people they are seeking votes from because this year’s election is not about promises of what we will do for the electorates who ushered us into office but what we have done for the people for those of us who have been MPs before. Imagine a situation where the last time you went back to your constituency was five years ago; what are you going to tell the people?
“For me, I am very confident that I will retain Mwansabombwe because of what I have done here from the time I became MP. Most, if not all, the developmental projects I promised the people have been achieved and so mine is not to make promises but simply to tell the people that I will continue from where I have ended in this tenure,” Mr. Mwewa said.
He said he will continue to pay water bills for water reticulation system in the area as he had been doing before in order to ensure that the people continued to access clean drinking water as that was essential for their health.
“A lot of projects have been concluded here and we need to embark on new ones so that the people here get the services they need. We have built a number of schools in order for our children to access education within this area.
“Payment of electricity bills for water reticulation is up to date and I will continue to take care of the bills to ensure that people access clean drinking water. People in Mwansabombwe deserve the best and that is why I will never neglect them. I have already showed what I can do and my achievements are what will speak for me,” he said.