LET THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF OUR PEOPLE DETERMINE WHETHER THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING OR NOT
….the problem with those in government today is that they take pride in seeking so much glory says Dr Fred M’membe
Lusaka…. Thursday, July 7, 2022 (Smart Eagles)
What matters really is not what leaders say, it’s not what those in government are claiming to have done, it’s not what we in the opposition are saying they haven’t done, Dr Fred M’membe has said as he believes that what matters really is what the people feel is happening to their lives.
Leader of the fastest growing opposition Socialist Party (SP) said those in government made the best promises of a better life for Zambians.
Dr M’membe said UPND promised Zambians heaven on earth. He however wondered if the New Dawn Administration has delivered even purgatory today adding that Zambians are the best judges.
The opposition leader said this when he featured on Hot FM’s Hot Seat today.
“Our people went to vote on the 12th of August last year to have a better life, to change their material conditions, to live better and in peace. That is what they voted for. They looked at the promises that were being made in that direction. Those in government today made the best promises of a better life for our people. They promised them heaven, literally heaven on earth,” he said.
“We don’t know if they have delivered even purgatory today, our people are the best judges. Ask the common man today, the common woman today…….in our compounds, in our villages, in our townships if their lives have improved.”
Meanwhile, Dr M’membe lamented that things are not okay in the country.
He said the measure of what has happened in the country should be looked at from the position of people’s living conditions.
“What we are getting every day is despair, anxiety. Things are not going well. They are facing more challenges than they faced and the prices are showing that. The prices of the basic things we used to buy before the elections have gone up. I don’t know anything that has gone down. But he earnings of our people, the salaries of our people, the wages of our people have not gone up to match those increasing prices,” he said.
“Yes, our leaders are quick to claim victory. Inflation has gone down to single digit, and so on we should celebrate. But prices are going up. So really the measure of what has happened in our country, good or bad should be look at from the position of our people’s living conditions. If they have improved, let’s go to Game Stores and buy a trampoline and celebrate. If they have not let’s tighten our belts and see how a better future can be built.”