Campaigns for Moomba ward by-election heat up


CAMPAIGNS in the local govwrnment by-election in Moomba Ward in Kabwe district have heated up.

The seat fell vacant after councillor Charles Manda died last year.

The ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), who are fielding Given Sikazwe as their candidate, has expressed confidence in retaining the seat.

District Youth Chairperson Richard Bango and his vice Webster Chulu said they were confident because Moomba ward has been held by MMD candidates since its inception.

“The campaigns are going on well and we are very sure that we are retaining the seat, even our candidate is the best we have,” Mr Bango said.

He said MMD National Chairman Micheal Mabenga is in the area to boost support for the candidate.

And opposition Patriotic Front (PF) in the district has also expressed confidence of scooping the Moomba Ward seat.

PF District Chairperson Kasongo Chabwe said they had put everything in place to make sure they win the election.

“As PF we are very concerned with the well-being of people and will continue to fight for our people,” he said.

He said that their candidate Cephas Mutale was a resident of Makululu and as such knew what the people were going through and would articulate issues.

The By-election takes place on Thursday, February 21, 2008.


  1. # 1 – 4 ,This is what is known as democracy the same you lot will be complaining if things are done otherwise. Let the democracy do its course, we want PF to be incharge

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