Eight Lusaka mayoral candidates on Tuesday turned up to wrap up their various manifestos ahead of the city’s by-election today, but ruling PF candidate Miles Sampa chose to shun the event. The debate, which was moderated by Diamond TV CEO Costa Mwansa, touched on issues such as water and sanitation, running of bus stations and markets and recreation, city planning and congestion as well as resource mobilization. Mwansa informed the audience that Sampa did not give any explanation for his absence. “We invited the PF, they have not shown up, there is the podium,” said Mwansa, as he pointed at the empty podium that was labelled “PF”. The debate, however, went on as planned with UPND’s Kangwa Chileshe, PAC’s Mukubesa…...

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