Making Ngabwe district is a political gimmick – Milambo

UPND campaign manager in this week’s Kapiri Mposhi by-election Austine Milambo says that the declaration of Ngabwe as a district by President Michael Sata is a political gimmick.

In an interview, Milambo said that it would have been prudent for the PF government to service the already existing districts before embarking on creation of new districts.

“I strongly feel that the declaration of Ngabwe as a district by the President has not been done in good faith,” said Milambo, who is also Mwembeshi member of parliament. “They (PF) want to lure voters and so for us, this is political . . . it is a campaign gimmick. It is a political gimmick. I don’t think that this declaration of Ngabwe as a district was in plan.”

Milambo said that it would have been ideal to declare a district in an area where there were structures already in place such as Mukonchi in the eastern part of Kapiri Mposhi.

“You can’t create a district in Ngabwe which is literally a bush.