By Scoop Reporter
THERE is need for all political party leaders seeking election in the 2021 elections to sign social contracts with their electorates on which they will be held accountable if they fail to fulfill election promises, Zambia Conservative Party president Peter Simpemba has said.
Mr. Simpemba has told The Scoop this morning that politicians must be elected and work in accordance to terms and conditions they will agree with the electorates if they are to deliver according to their promises.
He says campaign promises have remained rhetoric because once a politician is elected into office, electorates have no power to take him to task and that this is the reason why there are a lot of unfulfilled promises.
He say some politicians have been re-elected even after doing nothing for the people who voted for them previously but that with a social contract in place, this will act as deterrent to those in the habit of making fake promises which they fail to fulfill once elected.
He has appealed to students in institutions of higher learning to champion this cause.
“It’s time the students in all learning institutions compelled their leaders to terms and conditions of their rights to vote. Social contracts should be specific and be enforceable should any terms and conditions be breached,” Mr. Simpemba said.
He says he is prepared to change the political landscape of Zambia by giving the younger generation dignity and decent life.