THE UPND has appointed former Zambia National Marketeers Association (ZANAMA) president Elvis Nkandu as its new Kitwe district chairman.
Nkandu replaces the district executive which was dissolved a week ago.
This is according to the resolution of the Copperbelt UPND provincial management committee which met at its secretariat on Saturday.
Copperbelt provincial chairman Elisha Matambo announced after the provincial executive meeting.
Matambo thanked the outgoing Kitwe district chairman Timothy Mfula for having selflessly served the UPND.
Mfula has since been appointed Copperbelt provincial management committee trustee.
Matambo told Nkandu and his new committee which includes the old and new members that they had a mammoth task ahead of them and should immediately go on the ground and ensure all grassroots structures were put in order.
“…within a space of three months the Copperbelt Provincial Committee would conduct a head count of all the structures in Kitwe District,” said Matambo.
Nkandu assured the Provincial Management Committee that his team would execute the party’s directive and ensure Kitwe district was delivered to the UPND.
Nkandu thanked the UPND Provincial Management Committee for having confidence in him.
He said his committee would ensure PF was sent into oblivion and that UPND on the Copperbelt would have Kitwe as its stronghold.
The province also redeployed Eunice Siwale, who was trustee, to the provincial women’s wing to serve as Kitwe district women chairlady.
Nkandu was the UPND’s 2016 parliamentary candidate in Kaputa, Luapula Province.
Meanwhile, Ndola district UPND chairperson Joseph Phiri says Ndola district has been left behind in infrastructure development.
Phiri said the PF had failed to deliver despite making a lot of promises.
He was speaking at a media briefing in Ndola Saturday.
“Ndola is left out despite numerous promises that were made by the PF. To us this is a sign that the Patriotic Front government has failed to deliver to the expectations of the people in the four constituencies, all with PF MP’s in Ndola,” Phiri said.
He said the marketeers in Ndola have continued to trade in the sun despite promises of shelters by the lawmakers.
“It is wrong for government to work on these projects during campaign periods as it is a mockery on the Zambian people,” Phiri said.
He said Ndola district had a high number of unemployed youths which contributed to the increase in criminal activities in the area.