Politics

Kang’ombe Faces Resistance In Kitwe

Hardworking Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe is facing resistance from fellow councillors despite winning the hearts of many ordinary citizens for his work ethics.

The youthful civic leader, who doubles as Patriotic Front Kitwe District chairman, is not having it easy to make decisions as some of his fellow councillors have opted not to support most of his development agenda.

Kang’ombe, who has been in the council for over 10 years, has attained experience to run the local authority but his efforts are not being appreciated while others elsewhere including Lusaka residents continue to envy his leadership skills.

An investigation has revealed that some councillors have ganged up to frustrate the Local Government Association of Zambia president from delivering on his promise.

Kang’ombe has however vowed not to give up but will continue working for the good of the city and country at large.

Some councillors who sought anonymity complained that Kang’ombe has been soliciting plots from their respective wards but continues to block his friends when they seek other favours within the system.

They accused Kang’ombe of being selfish and not helping his friends’ access land.

“The problem we have is that he wants everything to himself which is not fair. We all need to benefit because the Council is not about him but all of us; he is not a bad leader perse. He has tried transforming the City but he shouldn’t do some of these things individually,” one of the councillors said.

Another councillor said Kang’ombe was enduring was political battles that he can overcome.

“I have nothing against him but yes I know amongst us some don’t like him but I think it’s an issue of jealous. These issues of ambitions, he has complained before that we are not helping him,” another said.

Kang’ombe has however declined to be drawn into what he described as “petty squabbles” prevailing among a selected few in the Kitwe council.

“I have an obligation to work for the people that elected me into office and that is my priority for now, I will not waste time discussing such issues. The people need services and that is my focus for now,” said Kang’ombe.

13 Comments

  1. mailon

    Please Kitwe let us exchange.Take our retarded dinosaur and give us your Kangombe.If that is not enough we shall top up with an ambulance.

  2. sir roy

    I’ve an obligation too;to work for my wife & children whom i keep & that’s my priority for now, i’ll not waste time commenting on this issue of political drama.

  3. Lolo

    @ Mailon, kikikikikikikikikikikiki u don’t listen man/woman.

  4. Daniels

    The one at Lusaka civic center is still wondering why he is in that office.

  5. Madiba

    Kikikiki Mailon!!! Change on one hand come with challenges. Soldier on Hon.

  6. Jean Bosco

    We need pipo like Kang’ombe to develop this country not tu chipantepante we are seeing. Dont envy him.

  7. Muchemwa

    In the midist of so called hard working theft comes in

  8. Kopala

    Kangombe has a clear model of a politician . Let work show not the rhetoric that we zambians are used to. Let him alone work for kitwe…so far the outlook looks good..if he benefits well enough why not?

  9. Daniels

    The one we have in Lusaka has no idea as to why he is occupying that office .

  10. San Downer

    Pliz go round the city ba Mayor and try to check bars that ‘ve opened within a stones through of our residential areas and are a den for all types of thieves twapapata.
    Loud Music taileka until the wee hours of the next day. Kubafikukile insekwe abene ba mwisa uko kumwabo uko fyafuma ukukwata ma bar in residential area the Music is not played for the neighbour hood, but for inside the building and can’t be heard from outside.
    Cars that patronise the bar like to park in front of our gates. When one would’ve a patient and you want to drive out you don’t know whose car would be packed outside.
    Bar owners ‘ve been heard to attend meetings concerning noise pollution @ the council but they don’t turn on a new leaf. Bushe ninani to help us from this new culture?Comment

  11. San Downer

    Pliz go round the city ba Mayor and try to check bars that ‘ve opened within a stones throw of our residential areas and are a den for all types of thieves twapapata.
    Loud Music taileka until the wee hours of the next day. Kubafikukile insekwe abene ba mwisa uko kumwabo uko fyafuma ukukwata ma bar in residential area the Music is not played for the neighbour hood, but for inside the building and can’t be heard from outside.
    Cars that patronise the bar like to park in front of our gates. When one would’ve a patient and you want to drive out you don’t know whose car would be packed outside.
    Bar owners ‘ve been heard to attend meetings concerning noise pollution @ the council but they don’t turn on a new leaf. Bushe ninani to help us from this new culture?Comment

  12. Mafuta

    You don’t know this boy. He is a crook. He has now started drinking beer and having unprotected sex with widows. Silly boy trying to use age to win favors.

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