Republican president Michael Sata says it is entirely up to the people of southern province to ensure that development reaches the area.
President Sata says the people of southern province have no one but themselves to blame for the under development in the province because they have been making wrong choices in choosing parliamentarians.
Speaking at a public rally at Livingstone's Villa grounds to drum up support for PF Livingstone candidate Joseph Akafumba yesterday, Mr. Sata said the people of southern province need to liberate themselves by voting for a candidate in the ruling party.
The head of state also cautioned political leaders against attacking Personality but instead attack hunger and poverty.
The president who was supported by senior Chief Mukuni and other senior government and party officials says it is time to concentrate on the developmental agenda.
Speaking earlier, senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka-leya people called for the need to develop infrastructure in order for Livingstone to fully have a meaning of a tourist town.
Meanwhile, southern province minister Obvious Mwaliteta says the opposition united party for national development should not think as though they have title deeds to southern province.
Mr. Mwaliteta says the opposition should just accept that tangible development can only come through the government.
And tourism minister Given Lubinda, who is also Kabwata Patriotic Front Member of Parliament, says it is very sad that the upnd turned into a violent party ever since Hakainde Hichilema took over after the death of founder, Anderson Mazoka.