Kang’ombe delivers maiden speech to parley
By Staff Reporter
THE youngest law maker in the current parliament and Sesheke elected Romeo Kang’ombe 32 delivered his maiden speech to the House on Wednesday, with the message underscoring the resilience put up by him campaign team.
In his first address to the August House, Kang’ombe thanked the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and leadership, the Kufakwandi family and all stakeholders for the hard earned victory in Sesheke.
“I stand pround to present my patriotic constituency, Sesheke under the leadership of my great leader Hakainde Hichilema for the resilience and determintion in the just ended election,” he said. “My path to Parliament was not easy as I faced numerous challenges ranging from attempts by the PF to buy me like the situation was in Kasenengwa by-election in the Eastern Province and the violence that characterised the campaigns in the run through to the poll”.
The Sesheke Parliamentry seat fell vacant after the demise of Frank Kufakwandi of the UPND in South Africa in November, 2018.
A widely debated by-election was characterised by violence from the two strongest contenders, the UPND and the PF and the heavy militarisation of the state police left many injured and others feared dead.