Guy Scott now says development can’t be delivered in a short time

Vice president Guy Scott has admitted that his party, Patriotic Front cannot deliver development within a short period of time as it told voters during the run-up to it being voted into government.

The PF cheated Zambians in 2011 that if voted into government, it was going to turn round the country by delivering development within the first 90 days of bing in Office, a move that wooed many voters to vote for the party.

Today, September 28, 2013, Scott who is in actual sense campaigning in Luapula province but said to be in a three days work visit told the people of that province that development cannot be delivered within a short period of time. He asked for patience and assured that his party PF which is now seeking a vote in the forthcoming Mansa Constituency by-election will still deliver on its 2011 campaign promises.

You cannot deliver development in one, three or eight months, Scott who is also the PF Vice president said. He however assured that by the end of PF first term in office the Zambian people will be able to see the change.

The PF marked exactly two years in Office on September 22, 2013 without a new constitution among other promises that were supposed to be done within the first 90 days or three months.

Meanwhile Scott has officially launched construction of Mansa Township roads under the Pave Zambia 2000 Road Projects. This is in the same town or constituency that will be holding by-elections within three months time to replace the late Kennedy Sakeni. This project whether it is planned or coincidence is starting at the time political parties will be busy campaigning in the area.

Scott is holding a number of rallies in Mansa district in what exactly seems a launch of the PF campaign ahead of the forthcoming by-election. This will be the first by-election to be held in Luapula which was the PF stronghold in 2011.

On his entourage is Lands and Natural Resources Minister Harry Kalaba, Home Affairs Deputy Labour Minister Ronald Chitotela, and Deputy Home Affairs Minister Nickson Chilangwa. Others are Deputy Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Susan Kawandami and former Minister of Defense Davies Mwila.

With a record of defeats in the previous by-elections, a loss here will definitely send a strong signal and hence the PF according to insiders is doing everything under the sun to retain Mansa Central seat.