MMD will not be deterred by insults – Kunda

Vice President George Kunda says the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) will not be deterred by insults from some opposition political leaders and will concentrate on propelling national development.

Mr. Kunda has since urged MMD members to focus on party unity, tolerance and to be development oriented.

He was speaking today when he kick started the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) card renewal exercise at Mansa College of Education.

Mr. Kunda said government is determined to improve the road network and social infrastructure in Luapula Provence and nationwide in its continued efforts to low poverty and improve the economic status of the people.

He cited the on-going construction of High Schools in Milenge and Chiengi as among the infrastructure developments being carried out in the province.

Mr. Kunda said two new District Hospitals were being constructed in Samfya and Chiengi while two others would be erected in Kawambwa and Mwense next year.

Mr. Kunda also disclosed that government has secured a loan facilitate under a consortium of Arab Banks for improvement of water and sanitation in the province.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kunda has disclosed that the top leadership of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has embarked on a nationwide tour to assess party structures as a re-organization measure ahead of the 2011 general elections.

And Mr. Kunda said the PF/UPND pact poised no threat to the ruling MMD as the pact comprised of two political parties whose self belief as independent entities was at the lowest ebb.

The Vice President said PF and UPND decided to merge because the two opposition political parties were weakening gradually.

He said PF/UPND pact was in disarray and bound to fail because members at the grass root were not consulted before the pact was formed.

Mr. Kunda revealed that there was a very vicious power struggle in the pact adding that both Mr. Michael Sata and Mr. Hikainde Hichilema were using each other to advance individual political ambitions.

He urged MMD members to go out there and tell the people how suspicious the PF/UPND pact was.

Mr. Kunda said the ruling MMD was the only answer to the future of the country and urged party members to recruit more members in order to win the 2011 elections.

He said MMD needed more time to complete development projects it was implementing beyond 2011 general elections.

The Vice President said the ruling party had only one formidable candidate in President Rupiah Banda who should be maintained.

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