Power and Politics

Matambo claims 300 ditch opposition to join ruling party, UPND


Elisha Matambo, the Copperbelt Province Minister, has claimed that 300 people from various political parties have ditched the opposition to join the United Party for National Development (UPND).

Matambo said on Sunday that the 300 announced their defections to the ruling party during President Hakainde Hichilema’s interactive meeting at Mapili ground in Kitwe’s Kamfinsa Constituency.

“The interactive meeting was aimed at thanking the people for voting for President Hichilema and the continued support they are giving to the Head of State as well as the entire leadership,” he reported.

Matambo revealed that the President and his entourage took time to highlight some of the achievements government had made in the past two and half years of being in office in various sectors such as revamping the mining sector, improving water and sanitation,free education, job creation among other achievements.

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“We pledged to continue supporting and fulfilling all the promises that we made to the people of the Copperbelt Province and the entire country in all sectors of the economy for economic development and for a better Zambia,” he said.

Matambo added that the President welcomed over 300 people from different political parties who came to join the ruling UPND.

“Earlier in the day, it was pleasing to witness the commissioning of about 1,500 flushable toilets for our people in Kwacha Constituency in Kitwe,” he said.

Matambo observed that people from that part of Kitwe had never had flushable toilets since independence and were using pit latrines.

“This is a great milestone because the people of Kwacha now have a decent flushable toilets that comes with a dignified life,” he said.

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