….as Raphael Mangani Nakacinda urges the President to avoid propaganda now that he is Head of State.

LUSAKA, Thursday, March 24, 2022 (SMART EAGLES)

THE Patriotic Front Party has accused Republican President Hakainde of taking for granted the scandal of the shortage of drugs in Hospitals across the country.

PF Information and Publicity Chairperson MCC Raphael Nakacinda says it is worrying to have the Head of State leave his Community House to go and have a private meeting with the Minister of Health on the pretext of addressing the shortage of drugs.

He said the President would have been on the ground checking the situation in various Hospitals if he was genuinely serious about the issue of shortage of drugs.

“We know that it was a media stunt to try and take selfies to try and show that possibly he is concerned with what is going on. If the President was serious about it, he would have gone to check the situation at UTH or Chawama or Chilenje to check how people are suffering without drugs ,” he said.

MCC Nakacinda adds that the Head of State must not be driven to undertake propaganda now that he is in Government.

He said the Zambian people do not expect to be fed with propaganda but expect practical solutions to the challenges the country is facing.

“The past three weeks, there has been a debate on the shortage of drugs in the hospitals. Government has been contradicting itself through the Ministry of Health itself, the Permanent Secretary and the Chief Government Spokesperson including some cadres they have appointed as Director for Special Duties,” he said.

He has urged the President to be serious when it comes to the lives of the Zambian people.

MCC Nakacinda was reacting to President Hichilema’s decision to visit the Ministry of Health and have a meeting with the Minister as opposed to inspecting various hospitals in the midst of the shortage of drugs.


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