The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has touched up its National Executive Committee elevating former Lubansenshi Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka to deputy secretary general.
Mazabuka lawmaker Garry Nkombo has been appointed as chairperson for elections and campaigns.
There has been no hint of a shakeup at the top where Hakainde Hichilema remains unchallenged since his succeeding Anderson Mazoka in 2006.
UPND MAKES APPOINTMENTS.
UNITED PARTY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (UPND)
The President’s Office
United Party for National Development
No. 83A Provident Street
Fax. No. 21-1-238626
Tel. No. 21-1-238625
16th December 2017
PRESS BRIEFING ADDRESSED BY UPND NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON
Members of the press, Senior Party officials present and all the members of the party, May I say all protocols observed.
I wish to take this opportunity to inform the general membership across the country through this press briefing that the National Management Committee through the National Executive Committee has made necessary appointments and transfers at national and provincial level to enhance leadership efficiency.
The following persons have with immediate effect been appointed to serve in the following positions:
1 Vice President (P)
Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba
2 Deputy Secretary General (P)
Mr Patrick Mucheleka
3 Deputy Secretary General (A)
Hon Gertrude Imenda
4 Deputy National Women Affairs
Ms Gladys Lundwe
5 Deputy Treasurer General (Res Mob)
Mr Felix Ngoma
6 Deputy National Youth Chairman Ms Subeta Mutelo
Mr Gilbert Liswaniso
7 Chairman, Health & Nutrition
Hon Dr Christopher Kalila
8 Chairman, Education
Mr Peter Mumba
9 Chairman, Agric., Food & Water Dev.
Mr Levy Ngoma
10 Chairman, Mines & Min Dev.
Mr Percy Chanda
11 Chairman, Commerce & Trade
Hon Ambrose Lufuma
12 Chairman, Livestock & Fisheries
Mr Raphael Muyanda
13 Chairman, Religious Affairs
Pastor Kelly Mukonka
14 Chairman, Industrial Development
Mr Bernard Mpundu
15 Chairman, Labour & Social Security
Mr Gabriel Namulambe
16 Chairman, Elections & Campaign
Hon Gary Nkombo
17 Chairman, Energy
Mr Charles Kaisala
18 Chairman, Finance & Economic Dev
Hon Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane
19 Deputy Inform & Publicity Chair
Hon Patricia Mwashingwele
20 Deputy Chairman, Fin & Econ Dev
Mrs Grace Chibwa
21 Deputy Chairman, Local Govt
Mr Brian Ndumba
22 Deputy Chairman, Tech Education
Mr Sibote Sibote
23 Deputy Chairman, Religious Educ
Mr Pastor Kangwa Chileshe
24 Deputy Chairman, International Reltns
Mrs Rose Sakala
25 Chairman, Lusaka Province
Mr Obvious Mwaliteta
Mr Andrew Banda
Hon Sarah Sayifwanda
Nominated NEC Member:
28 Mr William Banda
29 Mr Ackson Sejani
30 Hon Elijah Muchima
Further, I wish to advise all members across the country to support all the new appointees for the party to make progress.
Those with concerns on particular appointees must follow the laid down party structures to air their concerns.
UPND shall continue to promote an all-inclusive and constitutional process in appointing party officials.
The newly appointed officials will hold office until the next UPND General Assembly .
The General Assembly will be held after elections at lower organs of the Party have been concluded.
May God bless the new appointees as they endeavour to serve in their various positions.
I thank you.
*Mrs Mutale Nalumango*
*UPND National Chairman* .
CLAUSES IN THE UPND CONSTITUTION RELIED UPON
FOR THE APPOINTMENTS AND TRANSFERS
There shall be a National Management Committee Management which shall consist of the following members and Chairpersons of
Committee Specialised Committees;
(p) Nine nominees of the President (to consider region, gender and disability).
National The functions of the National Management Committee shall be to;
Committee 1 (f) To be the highest organ of Authority between conventions;
3 Committee members nominated by the President subject to ratification by the National Management Committee.
Article 62: Vacancies In the case of any vacancy in the membership of