Lumezi Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Member of Parliament Isaac Banda has with immediate effect resigned from his position as Deputy Minister of Mines and Minerals Development.
MMD National Secretary Chembe Nyangu disclosed the development.
Mr. Nyangu said Mr. Banda has decided to relinquish his position following MMD president Dr. Nevers Mumba’s directive recently that all MMD parliamentarians serving in the Patriotic Front (PF) Government should resign their government positions or face expulsion.
He said Mr. Banda would like to concentrate on serving the people of his constituency and the party MMD.
Mr. Nyangu said the party expects other MMD parliamentarians serving as Deputy Ministers in the PF Government to emulate Mr. Banda and resign from their positions.