NEWLY-elected Kalulushi mayor Rashida Mulenga has urged all Patriotic Front (PF) councillors in the area to bring joy and pride to President Edgar Lungu by delivering on their campaign promises to improve people’s lives.
Ms Mulenga said President Lungu was a mature, humble and God-fearing leader whose followers should make him proud by being modest to the people and delivering on what they promised them.
She said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that she was happy that even before she could be installed as mayor, she had been working with fellow PF councillors to deal with various issues which needed urgent attention.
“For example, we had an issue in Ichimpe ward where people were drinking water from shallow wells which ere polluted; as PF councillors we moved in and drilled a borehole to improve water situation in the area. So what I am talking about is unity as we deliver on our campaign promises.
“I am urging my fellow councillors to bring joy and pride to President Lungu by delivering on our campaign promises. To always be with the people and humble ourselves.
‘‘We may have our own problems like any other human beings, but let us not behave like kings but servants of the people,” said Ms Mulenga said.
As mayor she would always consult the people on various projects to take place in the area because the people were major stakeholders in the development process.
She said it was important to consult the people on any development project because such development would always affect them.
“As a leader at grassroots level, you don’t wake up and say I will construct a school here when in actual fact the people want a clinic at the same place. So it is important that people are consulted at various levels of development so that you hear their position
“So my leadership is where people are involved in decision making. As a country, this is the direction we are taking. It is decentralization. Even during my campaigns, I was talking about cooperation and support from the people to help me deliver on my campaign promises,” she said.