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