Tuesday, June 3, 2014
FODEP Continues to monitor the fulfillment of promises that our leaders make to citizens-PF won’t abuse public funds – Kabimba
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary General Wynter Kabimba says the ruling party will never abuse public funds to run its affairs. Mr. Kabimba, who is also Minister of Justice, said this here on Sunday when he handed over a vehicle for party mobilization to the PF Northern province executive committee. Mr. Kabimba said when the PF assumed office in 2011, the party leadership made it clear that it would not use public funds for party operations. “The PF completely separated its party finance from Government so that tax-payers” money can be channeled to development for the benefit of the entire nation,” he said. Mr. Kabimba said the PF did away with the culture of abusing public fundsbecause it wants to deliver development to the people. “The PF is a transparent party. It uses its own resources to fund its operations as opposed to stealing Government resources,” he said. Mr. Kabimba said the MMD allegedly entrenched a culture of abusing funds for the benefits of a few members of the party while the poor in all parts of the country continued languishing. “The PF is interested in bettering people’s lives. That’s why our leader Michael Sata does not even drink mineral water because there are people who cannot even access tap water. The PF will, therefore, steal state funds or other resources,” he said. And PF Kasama district acting chairperson John Chilopa told Mr. Kabimba that the part is intact in the district. Mr. Chilopa said the opposition is non-existent in the area. “PF structures in Kasama are intact. No one poses a threat to a party here. We wonder every time we hear some small political parties’ noise in Lusaka,” he said. Mr. Chilopa thanked the party leadership for donating the vehicle and assured that it will be used for party mobilization.