25 December 2012

Zambia: C/Belt Nods Nevers' Decision to Convene NEC Meeting

MMD on the CopperbeIt has welcomed the decision by party president Nevers Mumba to convene a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting aimed at resolving the differences that have rocked the former ruling party.

MMD Copperbelt information and publicity secretary Yotam Mtayachalo said in an interview yesterday that the decision to call for a NEC meeting was a welcome development because it would give an opportunity to senior members to resolve challenges that the party was currently facing.

"We commend Dr Mumba for responding positively to our request to hold a NEC meeting and believe that the NEC will help address the problems that the party is facing," he said.

He said the NEC meeting would be a proper platform to address among other issues, corruption allegations voiced out by former national secretary Richard Kachingwe.

Mr Mtayachalo said the party leadership should utilise the NEC meeting to re-strategise for the forthcoming Mpongwe Constituency parliamentary by-election.

This follows the resignation of area Member of Parliament Gabriel Namulambe.

He, therefore, urged all party members to remain united and await the resolutions of the NEC on all pending issues.

Dr Mumba announced on Sunday that the NEC will soon meet to deliberate on matters that have affected the former ruling party's status in the country's political arena.

He has since banned party members from issuing media statements which he claimed were derogatory of the party's image in society.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 The Times of Zambia. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.