UPND regalia Pulled down

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Police in Lusaka have pulled down at least 87 Chitenge materials, UPND party regalia, which were displayed on some sections of the Great East Road.

Lusaka Province Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga has confirmed this to ZNBC news in a telephone interview.

Ms Katanga says police are since investigating the case, to establish why the campaign materials were displayed.

She has explained that the police decision is meant to restore order, because the country is not in campaign period, adding that the campaign materials have potential to breach public peace.

Ms Katanga says the police have also summoned the UPND administration tomorrow, to establish why the Chitenge materials were displayed on several sections of the Great east Road.

Meanwhile, police in Lusaka have impounded a truck, registration number YPN 871 GP, on which they have found 38 adults, who had their legs and hands tied.

Ms Katanga says police are since investigating the matter, and further identified the driver of the Benz truck as Rodrick Semani, a Malawian national.

Meanwhile, forty members of the United Party for National Development -UPND- from Kanyama Constituency have defected to the ruling Patriotic Front.

Receiving the defectors this afternoon, Lusaka Province PF Chairlady Maggie Mumba said the PF is an inclusive party which will continue to grow because of the massive development the country is experiencing under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Mrs Mumba said the ruling party has enough room for all Zambians and that every one is free to join.

And leading the defectors, Davis Kangwa said he and others have decided to join the ruling PF because it is an inclusive party that has the interest of Zambians at heart.

Mr Kangwa also said the opening of the road network across the country by the PF has reduced the cost of doing business, therefore empowering many Zambians.

He has since appealed to his former party, the UPND, to provide constructive criticism to the ruling party for the benefit of the Zambian people.

Meanwhile, Chief Machiya of the Bulima people of Mpongwe District has pledged to work with the Patriotic Front in its efforts to bring development to his area.

Chief Machiya says President Edgar Lungu should be given a fresh mandate in 2016 and allow him to complete the development projects government has initiated.

Chief Machiya was speaking at his palace when Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili paid a courtesy call on him.

Mr. Kambwili was in Machiya area of Mpongwe District where he had gone to officiate at this year’s Nsegele Kununka traditional ceremony of the Bulima people.

The Nsegele Kununka traditional ceremony is held every year to celebrate the germination of new seed and praise God for peace and Unity.

And Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government wants to work with traditional leaders to foster national development.

He says government will continue to rely on the knowledge and wisdom from the council of their royal highnesses in governing the country in a bid to sustain the peace that the country has enjoyed for over fifty years.

Mr. Kambwili says government cares for the needs of traditional leaders as can be seen from the establishment of the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional affairs.

He assured the traditional leaders that government stands ready to support them.

PF Pambashe Member of Parliament Ronald Chitotela has appealed to the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- to consider extending the voter registration period which comes to an end next week on Wensday11th November 2015.

Mr. Chitotela says the extension will enable those who are getting their National Registration cards now to register as voters.

He says the PF government is targeting 60-Thousand people to get new National Registration Cards.

Mr.Chitotela, who is also Deputy Sports Minister, was speaking this morning when he toured Kananda Primary School which is one of the centres for the issuance of NRCs and Voters’ cards.

Mr. Chitotela has urged parents and party officials to ensure that they mobilise more youths to acquire NRCs.

The deputy minister has also called for the support of chiefs in the area if the two exercises are to be successful.

And Chief Mambwe of Mushota village and Chief Kabanda of Kabanda village have both pledged to sensitive their people on the National Registration cards and Voters Registration Exercise.

ZNBC

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  1. Am a bit confused, hv pf materials been pulled down as well, I see them all over town. At markets and taxi ranks. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

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