THE United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance has advised the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) and its surrogates to give the ruling party time to settle in Government before they can start making demands on implementation of campaign promises.
UPND Alliance media director Thabo Kawana said demands from the opposition for the Government to implement the free education policy among others were unrealistic at this time because all policies to be
implemented by the state needed to be well planned.
Mr. Kawana told journalists in Lusaka that the PF should instead focus on settling down in the opposition again unlike making premature demands from a Government only in office less than a week.
“It is premature for the opposition political parties to begin pressuring Government to deliver on its campaign promises to the people when a full cabinet has not been setup and national budget not even presented,” he said.
Mr. Kawana said what the ruling UPND Alliance promised the Zambian people would be delivered in due course as the Government had a lot of work to do on its agenda.
And Mr. Kawana said the ruling party would not interfere or direct operations of law enforcement agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Commission who were now enjoying freedom of operations since the UPND Alliance emerged victorious in the August 12 general elections.
He however called on the Anti-Corruption Commission to take interest in investigating suspected corrupt activities in the awarding of a tender to an individual at the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia with an amount which could have benefitted ten more Zambians.
Mr. Kawana further said President Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND Alliance leadership had made clear their stance on cadreism and therefore, the Zambia Police Service should pick up and act on reports of cadres resurfacing in public places. He said the police had a responsibility to ensure that there were no political cadres in any public facilities to harass members of the public.