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 2010-08-09 05:46 pm Back to NEWS
Siliya urges Zambians to join MMD

MMD spokesperson Dora Siliya has urged Zambians to develop political careers by joining the ruling party.

Ms Siliya said the leadership in the party is friendly and embracing, adding that those who join the party are assured of being given an opportunity to aspire for various positions.

She said Zambians, especially the youth, should associate themselves with the MMD because President Banda has their interest at heart.

Ms Siliya said the victory which the party recorded in the recent local government elections is evidence that the party has support from people at the grassroots. She said most Zambians are happy with the policies of Government as witnessed by the voting pattern in the local government elections.

Ms Siliya said the youth must be sober-minded and consider joining the MMD as they stand to benefit from a number of opportunities. She further encouraged the womenfolk to join the party, saying MMD is all-embracing.

Ms Siliya said the economy is growing as the private sector has also expressed confidence in the leadership of President Banda.

She said it is highly unlikely that the private sector would want to see a change in policies and programmes of Government.

Ms Siliya said Government has put in place incentives to make business transactions flexible in the country:

“The President has been so embracing to the private sector that I do not think they would want to see change in policies and programmes of Government,” Ms Siliya said.

Meanwhile, former secretary general of the National Energy Sector and Allied Workers Union (NESAWU) Yotham Mtayachalo has advised PF president Michael Sata to respect President Banda and desist from scandalising his office.

Mr Mtayachalo said it is unfortunate that Mr Sata has developed the habit of making wild and unsubstantiated allegations against Mr Banda in an effort to gain political mileage.

He said this in reaction to an article in yesterday’s edition of The Post newspapers in which Mr Sata was quoted saying the conviction of Kafulafuta member of Parliament George Mpombo was secured by Mr Banda. Mr Mtayachalo said the remarks by Mr Sata are a mockery to the independency
[SIC] of the Judiciary.

He said the judiciary is independent but that the opposition usually deems it biased when a person who is perceived an enemy of the State is convicted.

“When the judiciary rules in favour of a member of the opposition, it is all smiles but if it rules against them, then the Judiciary is deemed compromised.

“It must be realised that in all countries where the judiciary has been undermined, there has been no peace. Mr Sata should stop the habit of commenting on everything for the sake of political mileage…this is not the first time he is making allegations without facts,” he said.

Mr Mtayachalo said Mr Sata should produce evidence to prove his claims that the judiciary is working in favour of President Banda.

He said a person who is aspiring for Presidency should desist from making reckless and wild allegations which have no substance.

Mr Mtayachalo said the office of the President must be protected and respected at all times. He said Mr Banda has nothing to do with Mr Mpombo’s conviction as the law on bouncing a cheque is clearly stipulated.

“The President is not the one who came up with the law on bouncing a cheque so he should not be blamed for what has happened to Mr Mpombo,” he said.

On Friday, Ndola Magistrates court convicted Mr Mpombo of one count of dishonouring a cheque amounting to K10 million.

Zambia Daily Mail

 
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