By Misheck Nyirongo.
THE Patriotic Front Chilanga aspiring Member of Parliament Maria Langa has promised to lobby for a University and a district hospital for the people of the constituency once voted in office.
And Jean Kapata who is Mrs Langa’s campaign manager appealed to PF members to campaign without violence ahead of the 25th June , 2018 by-elections.
Ms Langa was speaking this during the PF interactive Forum at Chrismar hotel.
Chilanga will not lag in terms of development because there will be more schools to ensure pupils are not subjected to long distances as they access education. Chilanga must have a University, I’m going to lobby for a University. We need a district hospital because people are refered to Kafue for treatment .I also dream of creating a jubilee Market which was already launched by the president Lungu.
I want to reclaim Munda Wanga Botanical Garden to be a tourist attraction. I will make sure I partner with Disney of the USA to revamp it,” promised the PF Chilanga aspiring MP.
She appealed to the electorate to vote for development and said the district can build itself because it houses Lafarge Cement and Oriental Quarries.
Since Chilanga is located at the centre enroute from Durban to Cairo ,the youths must come up with a truck to create employment for themselves so as to contribute positively to the economy,”advised Mrs Langa popularly known as ‘mama ni mama.’
Meanwhile Ms Kapata said the PF is going to
engage in issue based campaigns void of name calling and violence.
“We want to bring development to Chilanga , we have a nice package as we are not going to play.I appeal to people to turn out in numbers for Mrs Langa, a person they know very well.Langa for Chilanga, Chilanga for Langa,”says Ms Kapata who is also Minister of Lands.
On the other hand ,atleast 5 UPND Chilanga district and constituency officials have defected to the ruling patriotic Front.
The UPND members who defected are; Joseph Kwalombota,constituency youth chairman, Rev Charles chilwana district trustee, Getrude shachele, district chairman and Maureen Kalusa the district Information Publicity Secreatary.
Every member that defected cited the adoption of Charmaine Musonda as the UPND Chilanga member of parliament, calling it a sham.
They discribed Ms Musonda as immoral, ‘katoba amayanda'(a house breaker) and the cause of Keith Mukata’s death sentence.
The Chilanga constituency seat fell vacant after the former MP Keith Mukata was imprisoned for murdering his security guard.It is alleged that charmaine Musonda and Keith Mukata were fighting and the guard tried to stop them but this led to Mukata shooting the guard.Charmaine was having an affair with Mukata with full knowledge that he is married.They were both arrested but Charmaine has since being acquitted.