Monday, 2 January 2012


Government says it will assist displaced people of Wachepa village in Chief Kapatamoyo’s area with food supplements for the next six months.
Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice president, Edgar Lungu stated that it was not important to dwell on what had transpired in the past but to find a lasting solution to the issue.
“ It is not important to dwell on what has transpired over here . What is important is to find a lasting solution to the issue.
“  We will work on modalities to improve living conditions of the displaced persons here by giving them food supplements for six months as they settled down, “  Mr Lungu said.
He was speaking when he visited Wachepa village to acquaint himself with how the people were settling down.
He said government would ensure the people were assisted as it was its wish that no single soul suffered regardless of political affiliation because the Patriotic Front was a government for all Zambians.
Mr Lungu stated government will not dwell on who was wrong in the Nkhwengwe issue but move forward to improve people’s lives and learn lessons from what happened.
He also directed the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit ( DMMU) to engage the Zambia Army to help in demonstrating  how to erect tents so that issues raised by villagers of rain water entering their tents could be tackled.
The displacement of people followed a court order to hand over the land in question, farm no D 115 belonging to Kabalika NKhwengwe .
And Headwoman Wachepa, Elizabeth Chirwa told Mr Lungu that five families were committed on the distribution list of foodstuffs.
Headwoman Wachepa said since October 13 this year when the families were displaced,  Caritas –Chipata, a Non Governmental Organisation engaged by government, started the distributed of relief maize yesterday, on December 28 to the affected persons.
Meanwhile, the Minister has implored civil servants in Eastern Province to go through the ruling Patriotic Front manifesto so that they acquaint themselves with the vision of the party.
Mr Lungu said that there was need for civil servants to accustom themselves with the manifesto for them to appreciate it and deliver on behalf of government.
He stated that Mr Micheal Sata was the President for all Zambians regardless of political affiliation adding that it was the reason why he appointed people from the opposition and general public to run a government which was inclusive.
The Minister noted that government would continue to preserve Law and Order and called on those that had engaged in illegal acquisition of wealth especially those from the previous regime to surrender themselves to the police to save themselves from embarrassment.
He said the PF was a government of Laws and that there were no sacrificial lambs but would follow the law in whatever case.
He also counseled the party cadres to behave themselves failure to which the law would catch up with them.
He said he passed through some palaces while in the region saying that some traditional leaders have openly expressed displeasure of the conduct of some cadres.
He said for the party and individuals to prosper, they are supposed to uphold and follow the law of the land.   

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