Sata says PF has created 50, 000 jobs…orders Namulambe to kneel down for votes

President Sata, with his Vice and PF candidate (right)

President Sata, with his Vice and PF candidate (right)

President Michael Sata says his PF government has already created 50, 000 jobs in two years it has been in office.

He said he was already fulfilling the campaign promises made in the run-up to his election in 2011 and that more jobs will be created.

The President was speaking in Mpongwe constituency where he went to drum up support for Patriotic Front candidate Gabriel Namulambe in the forthcoming by elections slated for Thursday February 28, 2013.

The President arrived in Mpongwe on the Copperbelt province Sunday morning. President Sata took sometime off his campaign schedule and attended a church service at Saint Theresa Catholic Church at Ibenga Mission.

President Michael Sata directed Copperbelt Province, Minister Mwenya Musenge, to ensure that the road branching from Mpongwe turn off to Ibenga Mission is tarred. He told the Copperbelt Minister that he would like to see the roads connecting to Mpongwe district tarred within a short period of time.

President Sata was not impressed with the current poor state of the road which leads to the Parish, the Secondary School and Ibenga Mission hospital.

Speaking during the church service, President Sata urged Deputy and Cabinet Ministers and various Members of Parliament (MPs) to ensure that they regularly visit the people who vote them into office.

President Sata made Namulambe to kneel down in front of the congregants to apologies and pledge to work with the church.

President Sata who is with his Vice, cabinet ministers and senior party officials also paid a courtesy call at Chieftainess Malembeka of the Lamba people.

It has been a busy campaigning weekend for President Sata who was in Livingstone on Saturday to drum up support for the PF candidate Evans Lawrence. Both elections take place this Thursday.