By Hannock Kasama
The United Party for National Development-UPND has assured the nation that there is no shortage of medicine in the country nor an impending increase in the cost of electricity.
UPND Spokesperson CORNELIUS MWEETWA says the national average availability of medicines is currently at 75 percent.
Mr. MWEETWA says the UPND administration is working on ensuring that the availability of medicine in the country stands at 90 percent by the first quarter of next year.
He was speaking during a press briefing in LUSAKA today.
Meanwhile Mr. MWEETWA said the recent Cost of Service Report by ZESCO does not entail that electricity tariffs will increase immediately.
He said the proposal by ZESCO for the upward adjustment of tariffs will be determined by the Energy Regulation Board -ERB- in line with the prevailing economic situation in the country.
On the other hand Mr. MWEETWA dispelled allegations that President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA’s international trips are draining national resources.
Mr. MWEETWA said on the contrary President HICHILEMA has reduced expenditure on his international trips as he moves with