GET BACK INTO THE FIELD-GRASSROOTS WITH A NEW STRATEGIC APPROACH - MUTINTA MATIMBA PF ADVISED

12 May 2020
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GET BACK INTO THE FIELD-GRASSROOTS WITH A NEW STRATEGIC APPROACH - MUTINTA MATIMBA PF ADVISED

Mutinta Matimba a Lusaka Academician said education programmes will open up the minds of people. Reasoning will be enhanced and they'll make informed decisions. Through education people will acquire appropriate vocational skills for self sustainability. Voters are the most important group in our society. When they vote for someone, they are expectant that the candidate will deliver in response to the voters' area of need to better their lives. Candidates are supposed to be open to suggestions and advice she added.

Speaking in What Patriotic Front government is doing blog interview Mutinta said that she hopes and dreams to see women receive sustainable economic empowerment. An empowered woman is a pillar and will go flat out to build nations. Mostly, if a woman is empowered, the first thought is to ensure her children are catered for before anything else. Hence, women have built nations. If you educate a woman, you have educated the whole nation "And so, I would want to see more women in key decision-making positions and empower them both academically and economically," she narrated.

The President His Excellence Dr Edgar Lungu has appointed more women and youths in key positions Responding to the question, if given a chance to be PF Deputy Secretary General, state how you would plan on tackling issues such as unemployment, healthcare and education as well as law and order? She narrated that in response to unemployment, the country has vast land resources and land empowerment would be one way of tackling this problem.

People work in cooperatives. For example, they can engage in diverse farming activities and also access to loans must be made more flexible. Healthcare- Invest in pharmaceuticals. Also, train and retain more health personnel. Education - Relevant skills should to be taught. There's need to change the curriculum. It's more of a rhetoric. I want to see a situation where if a child drops out of grade 9, he can venture into a business to earn an income.

Law and order - When laws are laid down, they need to be followed to the letter. No predisposition, call a spade a spade. Discourage the use of disparaging remarks. In conclusion, Mutinta urged the office bearers to go back into the field with a new approach. There's need to get back to the ground and conduct feasibility studies. Do need assessments. Foot soldiers must be taught how to be persuasive and convince the voters of the candidate's social contract.

There's need to respond on need areas before elections. People won't settle for promissory notes.

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