Chief advises on Masaiti polls

SENIOR Chief Chiwala of Masaiti district has urged his subjects to elect a credible candidate in the Masaiti district council chairperson by-election scheduled for April this year.
The traditional leader said Masaiti needs someone who will be able to guide and push the development agenda of the district for the benefit of the people.
The Masaiti chairperson by-election is scheduled for April 25.
Speaking when Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo paid a courtesy call on him at his palace and introduced the Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Christine Chande on Saturday, the chief said he has always urged his subjects to scrutinise and vote for credible leaders during elections.
“Masaiti needs someone who will be able to guide and propel the council,” Senior Chief Chiwala said.
He also counselled and urged participants in the election to adhere to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) code of conduct as they conduct their campaigns.
And the PF ‘hit the ground running’ for council chairperson election campaigns on Saturday with the party hierarchy calling for unity and hard work from members to ensure Ms Chande emerges victorious in the by-election.
Party provincial chairman Stephen Kainga, Masaiti and Kabushi members of Parliament (MPs) Michael Katambo and Mr Lusambo respectively preached togetherness and hard work during the campaigns.
This was during the party’s district meeting which brought together 17 ward officials at Shamilimo Lodge in Masaiti on Saturday.
The PF are fielding Ms Chande while Ennie Matutu will contest on the United Party for National Development (UPND) ticket.
Only two political parties have candidates vying for the council chairperson post.

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