UPND doubts authenticity of President Sata’s pictures

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Jul 15th, 2014

UPND doubts authenticity of President Sata’s pictures

Time Posted: July 15, 2014 1:39 pm
UPND vice president Dr Canicius Banda

UPND vice president Dr Canicius Banda

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has cast doubt on the authenticity of the still pictures of President Michael Sata chairing a Cabinet meeting released by State House yesterday.

UPND Vice President, Dr. Canicius Banda has wondered why State House did not invite media houses to State House rather than resorting to sending still pictures.

Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Dr. Banda says State House should release motion pictures or better still invite different media organizations for a press conference for the country to be sure that President Sata is well.

He argues that in this technological era, it is possible and easy to make such pictures and allegedly deceive the masses that the Head of State is well.

Dr. Banda told journalists that it calls for more efforts from State House to ensure that the people are given a clear position on the state of affairs regarding the health of the President.

He says he personally believes that the pictures where released to allegedly deceive the people that President Sata is well and end the speculation that he is unwell.

Speaking at the same event, UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says the people of Zambia are living in fear because of the way the PF government is running government affairs.

Mr. Hichilema maintains that the alleged confusion in PF is greatly affecting developmental projects.

Meanwhile, Former Foreign Affairs Minister in the Chiluba administration, Kelly Walubita Senior, has joined the UPND stating that he is troubled to see the way the country is being run.

Others who have joined the UPND include; former ABZ Vice President Patricia Mwashingwele, former MMD Kabwata constituency Chairlady Mary Kaisala, former PF Lusaka District Chairlady Shell Mulyata and ABZ National Chairman Dexter Moono among others.

Meanwhile,United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has appealed to government to pay serious attention to the management of public resources.

Mr. Hichilema has told Qfm News in an interview that his party is vindicated by the statement by the International Monetary Fund that Zambia lacks economic and public finance management.

Mr. Hichilema says there is need for government to monitor how public finances are being managed.

He adds that government should also ensure that it does not exceed its borrowing limit by accruing debt beyond the expectations of the people.

The UPND leader has also reiterated his appeal to government to address the continued high cost of living considering that the majority of the Zambian people are struggling to afford a descent meal.

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