Finance Minister Felix Mutati has assured members of his MMD faction that his appointment as Finance Minister does not mean that he has abandoned his followers.
Mr Mutati explained that his appointment comes as a result of the partnership which they went into with the PF during the recent elections in which his Party supported the candidature of PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu.
He said politics should not just be about opposing the ruling Party as all the Parties who participated in the country’s elections have a common goal of serving the people and that it is not the first time that two parties are working together in Africa.
Mr Mutati further explained that the two parties have alot to learn from each and that their partnership is meant to benefit the masses in the country as they will drew from their experience of both parties being in government.
He said having been in power for 20years the MMD has alot that it can offer to the nation saying “we know as a Party we did not do everything right when in office but we did alot of things which were good to the nation including stabilizing the economy during a very difficult time which the PF can learn from us.”
He called on members not to despair as his appointment should bring renewed hope in the party because he has gone there to serve the nation in his capacity asPresident and that NEC Members will soon start visiting provinces to reorganize the party with a view of making it stronger.
He also said the party has gone in partnership with a stronger partner hence will try and learn some of the things that makes it stronger and help the party grow.
On more appointments from the Party Mr Mutati said his “Party had gone into partnership with a view of serving and not harvesting.”
Mr Mutati has been appointed as the new Finance Minister taking over from Alexander Chikwanda who served as the Minister during the first term of the PF government.
On providing checks and balances Mr Mutati said the partnership will provide checks and balances on both Parties because he will be in charge of the economy.
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