HONE SIAME, Kitwe
THE Patriotic Front (PF) on the Copperbelt Province has co-opted ministers of Information and Broadcasting Services and Communication and Transport Kampamba Mulenga and Brian Mushimba, respectively, in the provincial executive committee.
This is aimed at strengthening the ruling party in the region ahead of the 2021 general elections.
PF Copperbelt Province chairperson Stephen Kainga said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that Ms Mulenga and Mr Mushimba have been â€˜roped inâ€™ the provincial executive committee to make it more formidable.
Mr Kainga said Ms Mulenga, who is Kalulushi member of Parliament (MP), has been appointed provincial youth vice information and publicity secretary while Mr Mushimba, the Kankoyo law-maker, is provincial vice treasurer.
He said the Copperbelt Province leadership is on a serious mission to re-organise the ruling party at all levels to ensure a resounding victory for the ruling party in the 2021 general elections.
â€œMs Mulenga and Mushimba will act as a bridge between the party leadership on the Copperbelt and MPs. It will be easier for them to communicate with their fellow MPs,â€ Mr Kainga said.
Other party officials who have been co-opted into the provincial executive committee include Amon Chisenga, who has taken up the position of vice chairman which had been vacant for a long time while Christopher Kalenge has been elevated to the position of youth secretary, taking over from Binwell Mpundu.
Mr Mpundu has been elevated to the position of provincial secretary while Masaitiâ€™s Margaret Kalumbyangi has been appointed vice information and publicity secretary for women.
â€œWe have remained with two vacancies so that we can have wider participation. We are looking at 2021 general elections. We need to be complete. Structures have to be complete for us to work well,â€ Mr Kainga said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kainga has called on all PF members on the Copperbelt to make submissions to the provincial leadership for the impending amendment of the party constitution.
â€œWe have started receiving submissions from our members over the amendment of our party constitution. We are encouraging our people to make submissions so that all those pertinent issues they feel should be included in the constitution can be considered,â€ Mr Kainga said.
HONE SIAME, Kitwe