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I want to use development for campaigning, Lungu confesses

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“I want the roads to be done as soon as possible so that I can point at what I have done during the 2021 election campaigns, says Lungu.

President Edgar Lungu who once stirred a debate when he posted ‘stolen’ pictures showing massive road development, says he wants to use developmental projects for campaigning.

He said the government has since released funds to go towards the construction of roads in Chiengi District.

The Zambian presidency was recently caught up in an embarrassing photo scandal after it admitted to using stolen photos and posting them on President Edgar Lungu’s personal Facebook page.

President Lungu had posted a photo showing works on the Mazabuka road which later emerged that they were stolen from Nigeria and President Lungu had to apologize and posted fresh photos.

Meanwhile, speaking when he met traditional leaders in Chiengi District, Lungu said among the roads to be worked on is the Kashikishi- Lunchinda Road.

He said the Lambwe-Chomba Road will also be worked on, adding that road development is in fulfillment of the PF campaign promise to the people of Chiengi.

He said he wants the roads to be done as soon as possible so that he can be pointing at what he has done during the 2021 election campaigns.

And President Lungu has told the chiefs that government does not have powers to recognise chiefs and increase the number of constituencies in the country.

He said this can only be done when the law is changed through bill ten.

The President was responding to calls by chiefs to increase the number of constituencies and recognise some chiefs who were removed by the colonialists in Chiengi.

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