UPND to have four vice-presidents

Hichilema (in green) with Peter cottan of National Milling

Hichilema (in green) with Peter cottan of National Milling

The United Party for National Development (UPND) extra ordinary general assembly has approved the recommendation by the National Management Committee(NMC) to have four Vice Presidents.

The Four Vice President will be in charge of Administration, Economics, Politics and Gender.

In a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka today, UPND Chairperson for Information and Publicity Charles Kakoma also disclosed that the NMC has expanded from 42 to 51 members, while the National Executive Committee (NEC) has increased the number from 17 to 30.

He added that the provincial Management Committee has also been expanded from 14 to 33 and similar expansions have also been made at District, Constituency, Ward and Branch levels.

He further disclosed that the Assembly resolved to recognize the pact between the Patriotic Front (PF) and UPND.

Mr. Kakoma has also approved the recommendation by the NMC which are aimed at working together with PF and liberate the Zambian people from the ruling Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD).

The Assembly has also aimed at working together with PF and liberate the Zambian people from the ruling Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD).

Mr. Kakoma noted that the pact will also have two Deputy Secretary Generals, one in charge of Administration and other for Politics and two Deputy Treasurer Generals for Accounts and Resource mobilisation.

Others will be two National Chairperson for Publicity and Information one will be in charge of Media Relations while the other one will be for Propaganda and Internal Communication.

The Pact will also have three Deputy National Chairperson for Women Affairs of which each one of them will be in charge of three Provinces and there will be also three Deputy National Chairpersons for Youth Affairs, each of whom will be in charge of three provinces.

Mr. Kakoma said the committee also approved to have twelve National Trustees adding that the Party President has been empowered to nominate a Director of Research, National Coordinator, Senior Advisor to the President and nine other nominees.

He explained that these appointed by the President are meant to balance regional, gender and disability issues which are subject to ratification by the NMC.

He has however said all the new positions created will be filled soon.

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