Siavonga Area member of parliament Kennedy Hamudulu says President Michael Sata and the stakeholders to resolve the controversial realignment of Chirundu and Itezhi-tezhi districts, respectively.
And the Chirundu Catholic Church Youths has condemned the Police in the area for not issuing them a permit to have a forum where they intended to discuss on the advantages of the realignment of Chirundu by President Michael Sata.
Mr. Hamudulu said that the stakeholders had a meeting in Choma recently where they discussed the issue amicably.
He said it was now up to the president and them to decide.
He said that the Chiefs were against the realignment of Chirundu by the president because they were not consulted on the matter.
Mr. Hamudulu spoke this in a telephone interview with ZANIS.
The MP added that the tradition leaders have demanded the president to rescind his decision as it would bring peace to the people of southern province.
“we have heard elsewhere where people have voiced out sentiments against some presidential orders and they have reversed but why not here ?, ” he complained.
He said he was saddened to hear the president that he could liken his rule to the colonial masters.
“ He was saying that when the colonial masters did this... no one protested , but by then there was no democracy unless if he say his ruling is under the colonial masters,” he said.
The MP observed that the majority of people who were supporting the realignment of Chirundu were PF cadres who just came in the district recently and not the indigenous people of Chirundu.
“ Let the indigenous people of Chirundu talk about this realignment and not those who have just come two days because they have nothing to contribute,“ he said.
Meanwhile the Chirundu Catholic Church Youths has condemned the Police in the area for not issuing them a permit to have a forum where they intended to discuss on the advantages of the realignment of Chirundu by President Michael Sata.
Chirundu Catholic Church Youth chairperson Tadeo Chinoi complained that the move by the police was not good as it did not allow the youths to express their views over the realignment of Chirundu
Mr. Chinoi said that the youths had invited some senior MMD officials to take part in the discussion over the realignment of Chirundu district and the officials were just waiting for the confirmation from the police.