UPND MP WARNS GOVT

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By Andrew Mukoma in Sesheke

UPND’S newly elected Shesheke Member of Parliament Romeo Kang’ombe has warned that he will organize his party cadres to forcefully evict District Commissioner Mubita Siamana for allegedly threatening to deal with civil servants not supporting the government of the day during the run-up to the Parliamentary by-election held on Tuesday.

“Now that I am the MP here, I want to tell the DC Siamana to stop threatening the people of Sesheke.  If he does not tone down, I will mobilise the people and march to his office and remove him out of the office,” Mr Kang’ombe threatened yesterday when he addressed UPND cadres at the prisons ground in Sesheke.

Mr Kang’ombe claimed that Mr Siamana had allegedly been bullying and threatening civil servants in the district with transfers and dismissals for not supporting the government of the day.   He said now that he was in charge of Sesheke as an MP, he would not allow Mr Siamana to continue ‘intimidating’ the civil servants who did not support the government.

Mr Kang’ombe won the Tuesday by-election which was marred by massive violence never witnessed in such a poll.

Mr Kang’ombe also promised to set up a community radio station in Sesheke now that he was the a MP.

He said that the radio station would be a bonus for people in Sesheke for voting for him.

Mr Kang’ombe said equipment for the radio station was already in place but that he was reluctant to proceed with the project because government would allegedly not allow him to open the radio station.

Meanwhile, UPND campaign manager Likando Mufalali thanked people in Sesheke for voting for Mr. Kang’ombe saying the victory was a sign that UPND under Hakainde Hichilema would form government in 2021.

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