Chishimba Kambwili says he does not rule out possibilities of entering into a Rainbow Coalition with the UPND ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Dr Kambwili said if the Zambian people want the NDC and the UPND to work together, they will respect the wishes of the people.
He said his party will be open to entering into a Kenyan style Rainbow Coalition with Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s UPND in order to deliver Zambians from the PF’s misrule.
Mr Kambwili was speaking when he featured on United Voice Radio’s Add Your Voice radio programme.
“We will listen to the people, if the people want us to work together, we will have to respect their wishes and form some kind of an alliance like the Kenyans did,” Dr Kambwili said.
He added, “the Minister that we politicians make is to dictate to the people on what he thinks the people want, that shouldn’t be the case. We will listen to the Zambians and hear their views.”
And Dr Kambwili has charged that Zambia is undergoing food insecurity because of the PF Government has wrong agriculture policies.
Dr Kambwili said wrong agro policies have largely contributed to food insecurity in the country. Dr Kambwili says there is a need for the Government to invest more money into the agro sector.
He has observed that if Government was serious in revamping the agriculture sector, it would have forfeited the purchase of a presidential jet for instance at a cost of 68 million United States dollars.
The NDC leader said the pf Government has a number of misplaced priorities that have negatively affected the country.
He said instead of spending over 300 million US dollars on the construction of Ndola Airport on the Copper belt, Government should have used this money on agriculture.
He adds that this money could have been used to buy irrigation machinery for farmers and opening up of agro zones countrywide.
Dr Kambwili noted that the NDC in Government Will prioritizes the opening of agro zones.
He said the agro zones will, in turn, open up several job opportunities in the country for locals besides contributing to food security. The NDC President said this on United Voice Radio in Lusaka on Wednesday.