UNZA don to launch his party in October

unzaThe Zambia for Empowerment and Development (ZED) has disclosed that it will officially launch its party on October 17, this year where it is also expected to unveil its full team.

ZED Interim President Fred Mutesa disclosed the development Monday.

Dr. Mutesa said the date was finally arrived at after consultations with the provincial leaderships in the eight provinces of the country where the party has so far been established.

He said the official launch and the unveiling of the party’s leadership has however delayed because of the provincial tour the party had embarked on after its formation in June this year.

“The Party was supposed to be officially launched this September but we have delayed because we were still conducting provincial tours of which we have so far being established in eight of the nine provinces in the country and are only remaining with Southern Province” he said.

Dr. Mutesa has further disclosed that the party will not take part in any parliamentary and local government by- elections slated for October 15 this year.

He however said the party will only decide if they will contests in future by-elections after the official launch although it has already resolved to contest for the 2011 general polls.

Dr. Mutesa added that the ZED party will hold its convention in the last quarter of next year after putting things in place in readiness for the 2011 general elections.

Dr. Mutesa said the party is also encouraged by the support it has received around the country since announcing its formation in June this year.

Dr. Mutesa said the party will work for the common good of the ordinary citizens in the country.

He said his party remains focused on extending citizens to political, independence and social empowerment.

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