President Banda has disclosed that despite the province being the Opposition Patriotic Front’ strong hold, the ruling MMD has done enough to ensure that it gets the seat.
Speaking to journalists on arrival at City Airport in Lusaka from Northern Province where he had gone for two days working visit, Mr. Banda explained that he had fruitful discussions with people of Northern Province.
He said this gave the ruling party more chance to emerge victorious during the forth-coming parliamentary by elections.
President Banda noted that during the discussions issues pertaining the effective preparation for the elections were discussed at length.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set October 15 as the date for the Kasama Central Parliamentary by-election.
The Kasama Central parliamentary seat fell vacant after the resignation of the Member of Parliament Saviour Chishimba of the Patriotic Front.
Meanwhile, Mr. Banda said his trip to Northern Province was successful, adding that a lot of people in the area took this opportunity to meet with him and discuss different issues.
He expressed happiness that the province is endowed with abundant Natural resources that makes it a potential tourist destination.
President Banda was in Northern Province on a two days working visit where he unveiled a K500 billion development plan for the province, commissioned the Kalungu Bridge in Chief Chitimukulu’s area and also inspected other developmental projects in the area.
He was accompanied to Northern Province by MMD National chairman Michael Mabenga, Tourism Minster Catherine Namugala, Deputy MMD National Secretary Jeff Kaande and Agriculture and Co-operatives Minister Brain Chituwo.