MMD changes name to Mother of Multi-party Democracy?

MMD changes name to Mother of Multi-party Democracy?

The PF government contolled Times of Zambia reports that the MMD  has resolved to discard the name Movement for Multi-party Democracy and replaced this with Mother of Multi-party Democracy.
The Times of Zambia sources said senior party members felt the 20-year-old political party was no longer a movement but one which ruled the country and was key to bringing about democracy in Zambia.
The decision is said to have been made at the just-ended three-day retreat that the MMD had been having in the outskirts of Lusaka Province.
“A lot of issues were discussed during the retreat and one of them was the changing of the name to Mother of Multi-party Democracy,” the source said.
The source further said that it was also agreed that the party’s slogan, ‘The Hour Has Come’, which was equally outdated, should be redone.
The new slogan according to the source would be based on creating hope in the minds of the people.
The source said of paramount importance at the retreat was the issue of funding.
They said one of the MMD founder members, Vernon Mwaanga, gave an inspirational talk on the need for all members to work hard and contribute to the well-being of the former ruling party.
Mr Mwaanga is said to have told the gathering that at the time MMD started in the 1990′s, the party had no funds and wondered why issues of finance should be a problem today.
“VJ told us that the MMD started without money and that at that time all people in it worked together to ensure that it took over from UNIP. This is the kind of spirit he says should be exhibited now.
“All of us should contribute to the party in one way or the other. There is need for a fighting spirit and this should not only be left to the party president.”
The source added that the MMD would in the next two weeks unveil the re-branded MMD to the public.
On the shadow cabinet to counter the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), the source said the matter was being discussed and members of the shadow cabinet would be known by today.

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