“WE WANT ORDER IN THE PARTY, PERSONAL SACRIFICE IS WHAT MADE THE PARTY”
SECRETARY GENERAL TELLS PF PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
22nd MAY 2017
Kasama, Northern Province – PF Secretary General Mr. Davies Mwila has said that he was in the Province to listen to the Party’s concerns, check on mobilization and recruitment of members. Addressing the Northern Province Executive Committee on Monday 22nd May 2017 in Kasama, the Secretary General reminded the leadership in Northern Province that the Party must go back to the days of sacrifice because that is what made the Party. “When we were adopted as MPs, late President Michael Sata would only hand you the certificate of adoption and Presidential posters and the rest was determined by personal sacrifice. That is the spirit we must never divorce ourselves from”, Mr. Mwila has said.
He also re-echoed President Edgar Lungu’s directive to civil servants to understand the Party manifesto. He called on civil servants getting involved in political activities to settle for one thing.
The Secretary General has also asked Provincial party leaders to submit a list of Cabinet Ministers not paying courtesy calls on party structures when in the Province. The position remains that all ministers must visit Party structures.
Mr. Mwila who is accompanied by State House Minister Hon Freedom Sikazwe, Hon Alfreda Kasembe, Hon Yamfwa Mukanga and Hon Musonda Mpankata, has called for unity and discipline in the Party.
And speaking during the same meeting, State House Minister and Member of the Central Committee Hon Sikazwe urged the Party to unite and respect the Party leadership in the Province. He advised against divisions and squabbles in the structure. “I have been Provincial Minister in Northern Province and I understand the challenges and what we must focus on to grow the Party”, Hon Sikazwe said.
During the same meeting, Hon Yamfwa Mukanga, who is Chairperson for Mines and Mineral Development in the Central Committee challenged the Province to become more organised and not allow the Opposition to penetrate. He challenged the structures to grow the Party by making the Party more attractive through organisation and mobilisation.
Hon Alfreda Kansembe, speaking in her capacity as Chairperson for Legal in the Central Committee urged the Party in the Province to remain vigilant and not allow the Party to be divided by enemies of the Patriotic Front.
And Chairperson for Lands and Natural Resources in the Central Committee Hon Emmanuel Musonda Mpankata urged structures to re-awaken and mobilise for 2021 and rally behind His Excellency President Edgar Lungu. “As we march towards 2021, we have a solid candidate in President Lungu. To sail through, Patriotic Front will need to move in as a united force behind President Lungu”, Mr. Mpankata said.
Sunday Chanda, Director for Media
Patriotic Front Headquarters