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Standing in gap for Chifubu

MARY PHIRI, Ndola
IN 1991, when the country returned to multi-party politics, Chifubu constituency in Ndola produced the first Vice-President, Levy Mwanawasa, who 10 years later became the country’s third President.
With under two weeks remaining before the August 12 general election, campaigns in all parts of the country have intensified and the situation is not different for Chifubu Constituency.
The constituency has seven wards with a population of over 100,000 people.
From 1973 to 1988 the seat was held by four lawmakers from United National Independence Party (UNIP) namely Credo Banda, Newstead Zimba, Godfrey Simasiku and Arthur Mtewa.
In 1991 Levy Mwanawasa was elected on the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) ticket followed by David Mulenga, who took over in 1996.
In 2001 Mathew Mulanda was elected as MP under the MMD ticket. The seat was later won by Benson Bwalya in 2006 on the Patriotic Front (PF) ticket followed by Berina Kawandami, who took over in 2010 after a by-election. She was re-elected in 2011 during the general elections.
Frank Ng’ambi was then elected in 2016 until recently when Parliament was dissolved.
The question now is: who will the people of Chifubu Constituency choose to represent them among the CLICK TO READ MORE




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