UPND has received defectors from Opposition Rainbow party, MMD and the ruling PF in Lusaka.
Among the defector were PF Chainda councilor Given Lwenshi, former MMD Mufulira Member of Parliament Marjory Masiye and Rainbow Party Lusaka District Secretary Peter Sakala.
Meanwhile, UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema urged government to invest and support the agriculture sector to create more employment for Zambians.
Mr. Hichilema has also called on government to allocate more funds to the Food Reserve Agency to enable it mop up the crop produced by farmers.
He was speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka.Mr. Hichilema also called on government to resolve the power deficit the country is going through.
When contacted for a comment Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili castigated Mr Hichilema for attempting to politicise the power deficit caused by poor rainfall.
Mr. Kambwili says Mr Hichilema’s remarks on power deficit have no substance because the load shedding has nothing to do with ZESCO engineers.