Melo News | Friday, February 9, 2024 | Lusaka
Fred M`membe, the leader of the Socialist Party, has accused President Hakainde Hichilema of lacking the ability to address the Barotseland issue. According to M`membe, the president is unwilling to relinquish power to the people, thereby hindering their ability to govern themselves effectively. This critique suggests that M`membe believes Hichilema’s approach to resolving the issue is flawed and does not prioritize the empowerment of the citizens.
According to Dr. M’membe, the resolution to the Barotseland matter lies in the complete democratization of the country’s governance, enabling individuals to govern their respective regions. If elected, he pledges to implement this approach, granting people the autonomy to govern their areas.
Dr. M`membe, speaking to the press in Lusaka earlier today, highlighted the Barotseland issue as a consequence of a flawed political system. He made a commitment that if elected, he would decentralize power by eliminating the positions of provincial minister and district commissioner, thereby granting traditional leaders the authority to govern their respective provinces.
President Hichilema has been accused by Dr. M’membe of lacking honesty in his position on the Barotseland issue. Dr. M’membe claims that the President makes public threats while supposedly trying to privately apologize for his actions.
Dr. M`membe has expressed his concern about the lack of political determination from the present government to tackle the ongoing rise in the cost of living, which he believes has reached a point where it is beyond the means of numerous Zambians.