HE tendency by the new dawn administration to always blame the PF whenever something goes wrong will not help resolve the many challenges facing the country, says Shiwang’andu Member of Parliament, Stephen Kampyongo.

He said the new dawn administration should stop blame games whenever there were incidents of violence in the country like what happened in Kitwe.

Mr Kampyongo said the government should take responsibility for the violence that occurred in some parts of the country during the Youth day commemoration on Sunday.

This followed a point of urgent matter of public importance raised by Kamfinsa MP Christopher Kang’ombe on the violence that occurred in Kitwe, where members of the PF were attacked by the ruling party members as they were taking part in the Youth Day commemoration.

Mr Kamyongo said there is a growing tendency by those in the current administration to accuse the former ruling party for their failure to run the affairs of the country.

He said the UPND should realise that they were now in the driving seat and no longer in the opposition therefore the citizens were looking up to them to find solutions to the country’s problems. 

Meanwhile, Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu claimed the violence that occurred in Kitwe and other parts of the country was started by PF members.

He warned that the police were investigating and that all those   found wanting will be brought to book.

“All the culprits involved in this sad saga will be brought to book,” he said.

Mr Mwiimbu said President Hakainde Hichilema has always made a passionate appeal to all citizens not to condone violence and he has also always emphasised that the country should never go back to the dark days of the PF where violence was prevalent during public events.

He said the new dawn administration is aware that during the reign of the PF, members of the opposition were being attacked during events including those held at church premises.

And first deputy speaker of Parliament Chisangano directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to render a ministerial statement on Wednesday next week to update the House and the nation on what caused violence in Kitwe and other parts of the country on Youth Day.

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