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UPND dissolves Kitwe district, Chimwemwe committees

THE United Party for National Development has dissolved the Kitwe district executive and Chimwemwe Constituency management committees over continued divisions.

Copperbelt provincial secretary Abraham Nkanza Mulemba announced the dissolution of the two party organs in a memorandum addressed to all party structures and members on the Copperbelt.

Mulemba said the UPND provincial administration held a provincial management committee meeting chaired by provincial chairman Elisha Matambo at the provincial secretariat on August 10 at which the decision to dissolve the Kitwe district and Chimwemwe Constituency committees was arrived at.
He said the decision was due to circumstances beyond the provincial administration’s control and that a caretaker committee had since been appointed.

Mulemba said the caretaker committee would soon sit to constitute new committees in the affected areas for the provincial management committee’s ratification.

He said the action taken against Kitwe district and Chimwemwe Constituency committees was a matter of the provincial administration being responsible and that it was done in the interest of the UPND as a party.

The two dissolved organs were engulfed in never ending squabbles despite guidance from the party provincial administration.

And Copperbelt spokesperson Kennedy Kalunga described the dissolution of the Kitwe district committee as normal.

“This is a normal exercise which we conducted as a party. We did this in Mufulira and other districts. We are in a mobilisation process ahead of 2021. So it is a normal thing that we have done,” said Kalunga.

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