I wholeheartedly concur with the assessment made by some opposition leaders concerning the persistent issue of corruption within the current administration. It is clear to me that corruption continues to be a significant concern, often perpetuated by members of the ruling party.

To explore deeper into this issue, it is essential to recognise that those who hold or aspire to hold government positions invariably share a common background as politicians. Based on my observations, politics frequently involves elements of deception, self-preservation, and favouritism, particularly towards immediate supporters. This pattern becomes even more pronounced in the absence of transparency regarding campaign financing for various political parties and in the appointment of key positions. In such situations, ruling parties tend to prioritize the interests of their financial backers, close relatives, and steadfast supporters.

Giventhis context, I am eager to gain insight into how a potential presidency led by figures like Fred M’membe, Sean Tembo, or Saboi Imboela would differ from the current administration, assuming one of them succeeds in their bid for the presidency of Zambia. What comprehensive strategies do they intend to employ to ensure that their administration steers clear of the same corruption issues that have plagued the UPND? How do they plan to foster an environment of transparency in campaign financing and curb the undue influence of special interest groups?

These are crucial questions that need to be addressed in order to understand the vision and commitment of these potential leaders to combat corruption and ensure good governance in Zambia. In a time when transparency, accountability, and ethical leadership are of paramount importance, their responses to these inquiries will play a pivotal role in shaping the public's confidence in their leadership and their ability to bring about positive change in our nation.