PF will easily win the 2016 elections-Guy Scott
Mangango PF campaign manager, Obvious Mwaliteta, PF national
Chairperson Inonge Wina, Community Developmen Emerine Kabanshi and
Mines Deputy Minister Richard Musukwa welcome Vive President at Kaoma
THE Patriotic Front (PF) will not labour during the 2016 general
elections as Zambians have confidence in the ruling party owing to the
massive infrastructure development taking place around the country,
Vice-President Guy Scott has said.
Dr Scott said this in Itezhi-Tezhi yesterday when he commissioned the
construction of the K285.8 million Itezhi-Tezhi-Mumbwa Road project
being undertaken by a local contractor, Build Trust Construction, over
a two-year period.
Dr Scott said the PF Government was committed to infrastructure
development to turn around the country’s outlook, especially through
road works under the Link Zambia 8000 Project.
“When we say we are going to rebuild, we will do it on time. When we
come to the general elections in 2016, it will be a silent campaign
for us because we won’t be talking too much but just showing what we
“Look at what we have done and make up your minds. We have done the
works as Government, what more is there to say?” Dr Scott asked.
He said the Itezhi-Tezhi-Mumbwa Road project would open the towns’
economic potential, particularly in the tourism and agriculture
The other benefits to be accrued would be reduced travel time by
members of the public and smooth transportation of equipment by Zesco
who are constructing the new hydro-power station in Itezhi-Tezhi.
Dr Scott said negotiations were also underway through the ministries
of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications and Local Government
and Hosuing to include 10 kilometres of township roads in the contract
and another seven kilometrss of roads in Masasali Resettlement Scheme.
He expressed happiness that a Zambian contractor had taken up the road
project in Itezhi-Tezhi and that this was how it should be.
Dr Scott said this showed that Zambians were capable of undertaking
massive projects and that there was need to build confidence in them.
“Itezhi-Tezhi will become a developed place with improved
infrastructure overtime and no one will be laughing at you
(residents),” he said.
The Vice-President said the Government would not compromise standards
in the infrastructure development taking place around the country.
Transport, Works, Supply, and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga
said the Itezhi-Tezhi-Mumbwa Road, which was constructed 1976, was in
a deplorable state but that it was good the Government had included it
under the Link Zambia 8000 Project.
Mr Mukanga was also confident that the contractor would undertake the
works according to expectations and as per agreed contractual
He said the contractor had commenced the work and graded the entire
stretch to make it passable as works continued.
“We are happy as Government that with the completion of this project,
we will be adding on to the number of kilometres of the paved roads,”
Mr Mukanga said.
“I wish to note that the country currently has approximately 9,000 kilometres of tarred roads against a road network of 67,000