Mr Kambwili said Mr Hichilema’s incessant appetite for criticising most of Government programs has exposed him as an arrogant and pompous person.
He was speaking Tuesday morning when he featured on a live Radio Phoenix’s ‘Let the People Talk’ program.
Mr Kambwili said Mr Hichilema’s recent radio interview on the same program was used to attack Government unjustifiably.
‘It is unreasonable and unjustifiable for anyone to attack the PF that we have failed to develop this country over the last four year and this is what Mr Hichilema was doing on this same program,’ Mr Kambwili said.
‘All the problems facing Zambia today cannot be attributed to the PF. Even in MMD, Zambia had the same challenges including in the UNIP days. That is why i am saying that no normal person can say the PF has failed,’ he said.
He said Mr Hichilema left many Zambians questioning his Economics Degree after he allegedly failed to articulate economic issues on the radio program.
‘Even non Economists know that what Zambia is going through is as a result of external shocks but you have Economic pundits here cheating the Zambia people that the depreciation of the Kwacha is due to PF’s poor policies. These pundits like Mr Hichilema are lying with open teeth.’
He appealed to Zambians to disregard Mr Hichilema’s opinions about the performance of the Zambian economy.
‘This man is just a pompous and good for nothing tribalist who thinks he is the only educated man in Zambia. Our current Bank of Zambia Governor is probably one of the best in Africa but he has failed to arrest the depreciation, so does it mean that Mr Hichilema is the only man who knows Economist by claiming that the Kwacha will appreciation the moment he is sworn? Is this magic? Abracadabra.’
Mr Kambwili itemised several infrastructural development that the PF has initiated since coming to power in four years ago.
‘We have done very well as a Government, we have constructed schools in all provinces, we have already constructed health posts and clinic in several parts of the country while our roads project is also on course.’
On load shedding, Mr Kambwili said Government has put in place measures that will accelerate the construction of ongoing power generation stations.
‘So when you hear these people say PF has failed the people because of load shedding, they are lying. Which power station gets constructed within four years? People need to be serious and realistic. Even my four year old niece Mubanga knows the load shedding is due to low water levels but Mr Hichilema does not seem to know that.’