The Patriotic Front has made it a point that whenever a minister or senior party official visits any area, they find time to meet party officials and listen to their concerns and report to the secretariat.
But this was not the case for Yaluma who seemed overwhelmed with other government related functions upto his departure.
Patriotic Front District youth chairman Paul Mulotwa expressed disappointment that the Minister failed to meet party structures in the district with a lot of problems.
“We have serious problems in Mazabuka but with coming of the minister we thought it’s best time to tell him serious challenges we are facing with Zambia Sugar Company. Our youths are not employed in the Sugar Company and the PF family in Mazabuka are not given contracts with Sugar am disappointed with Yaluma,” the PF official said
Mulotwa said efforts to get the Minister to meet proved futile after he clearly stated to them that he was busy.
“He said he is busy yet we wanted our honourable minister to lobby for us youths for slots for our youths in Mazabuka for employment opportunities.
“Zambia Sugar have just started employing seasonal workers at Zambia Sugar. If opposition can manage to lobby for their own cadres through their MP meanwhile as party in government we are failing to lobby for youths how can we mobilise the party in Mazabuka,” asked Mulotwa.