The battle for the heart and soul of Kwacha Constituency in 2021 is taking shape with incumbent Joe Malanji cementing his hold while prospective challenger Chritsopher Kang’ombe is waging a subtle campaign.
Malanji hosted a 10 member team of Ministers at Changanamai grounds for a thanks giving rally among them Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Secretary General Davies Mwila.
The is believed to have been a subtle message by Malanji to prospective challengers that he was not about to give way.
Kwacha Constituency has had emerging camps with others loyal to Malanji while the team Kang’ombe soldiers are also consolidating their hold.
Prior to the rally, Kang’ombe was shocked that a rally was to be held in his district without his knowledge despite being district chairman.
“What you are seeing now is the beginning of a fight for this constituency in 2021 because you can’t call a rally in a district without the knowledge of the district chairman, even as a the province we only heard of this rally this morning, so it tells you what is happening, but we will talk to the provincial chairman to see how some of these issues can be addressed because for your own information Kang’ombe didn’t want to even attend this rally because he was not informed,” a member of the Provincial executive stated.
Malanji has been making efforts to put off Kang’ombe who has interest of serving the people of Kwacha Constituency in 2021.
Ronald Chitotela, Richard Musukwa, Prof. Nkandu Luo, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, Stephen Kampyongo, Alexander Chiteme, Moses Mawere, Freedom Sikazwe as well as Independent Members of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo and Mwila Mutale attended the rally that was officiated by Party Secretary General Davies Mwila.