COMMERCE minister Christopher Yaluma has been removed as a central committee member and mines committee chairperson of the ruling PF. In a letter addressed to Yaluma dated March 18, PF secretary general Davies Mwila informed the minister of the ruling party central committee’s resolution.
“I wish to inform you that the central committee meeting held on 9th March, 2019 directed to remove you as a member of the central committee and chairperson mines for failure to attend meetings for three consecutive times,” the letter to Yaluma read in part.
“As you are aware, a member of the central committee who misses three consecutive meetings without notice automatically ceases to be a member of the central committee. In light of the above, you are advised to hand in any party property in your custody.”
Mwila thanked Yaluma, who is Malole PF member of parliament, for the services he rendered to the party as a mines chairperson. Mwila’s letter was copied also to the PF president, vice-president and national chairman. Meanwhile, Mwila has dissolved the Malolo Constituency and district leadership in Mungwi district over their failure to field a candidate for the April 11 by-election. In his letter to Northern Province chairperson and Luposohi member of parliament Lazarus Chungu, dated March 18, 2019, Mwila said the Malole Constituency and Mungwi district committees had been dissolved with immediate effect.
Mwila held the two committee liable for failing to file in nominations for a candidate in the Mfinshe Ward by-election. The PF candidate for Mfinshe Ward By-election in Malole Constituency, Mungwi District of Northern Province was unable to file in his nomination papers and the ward now would be under the opposition. The PF candidate had allegedly left behind some of the documents required by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). Mwila has since placed vice council chairperson, Kelvin Chafilwa to act as Mungwi district chairperson. He said new committees for Malole Constituency and Mungwi district would be re-constituted.