THE UPND has made some changes to its National Executive Committee, with appointments, reappointments and transfers. According to a statement issued by national chairman Mutale Nalumango today, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has been reappointed deputy to Hakainde Hichilema while Patrick Mucheleka and Getrude Imenda will both hold the position of deputy secretary general.
“Deputy National Women Affairs, Ms Gladys Lundwe; Deputy Treasurer General (Res Mob) Mr Felix Ngoma; Deputy National Youth chairperson Ms Subeta Mutelo, Gilbert Liswaniso; Chairman, Health and Nutrition, Hon Dr Christopher Kalila; Chairman, Education Mr Peter Mumba; Chairman, Agric, Food and Water Dev. Mr Levy Ngoma; Chairman, Mines and Minerals Development Mr Percy Chanda,” Nalumango stated in part.
Other appointments include Ambrose Lufuma (Chairman, Commerce and Trade); Raphael Muyanda (Chairman, Livestock and Fisheries), Pastor Kelly Mukonga (Chairman, Religious Affairs); Bernard Mpundu (Chairman, Industrial Development); Gabriel Namulambe (Chairman, Labour and Social Security); Gary Nkombo (Chairman, Elections and Campaign); Charles Kaisala (Chairman, Energy); Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane (Chairman, Finance and Economic Development); Patricia Mwashingwele (Deputy Information and Publicity Chair); Grace Ndumba (Deputy Chairperson, Finance and Economic Development); Brian Ndumba (Deputy Chairman, Local Government); Sibote Sibote, “Deputy Chairman, Technical Education); Kangwa Chileshe (Deputy Chairman, Religious Education); Rose Sakala (Deputy Chairperson, International Relations); Obvious Mwaliteta (Chairman, Lusaka Province); Andrew Zimba and Sara Sayifwanda (Trustees); William Banda, Ackson Sejani and Elijah Muchima (nominated NEC members).
“Further, I wish to advise all members across the country to support all the new appointees for the party to make progress. Those with concerns on particular appointees must follow the laid down party structures to air their concerns. UPND shall continue to promote an all-inclusive and constitutional process in appointing party officials,” stated Nalumango. “The newly appointed officials will hold office until the next UPND General Assembly. The General Assembly will be held after elections at lower organs of the party have been concluded.”