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.

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