Republican PRESIDENT RUPIAH Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, is today Thursday July 28, 2011 scheduled to address the Nation on both national radio and television at State House.
The President’s address will be carried live by Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) television and radio channels. President Banda’s address is scheduled for 10:00 hours.
The agenda of the presidential address to the nation is not yet known but sources have indicated to QFM that he is likely to dissolve parliament and subsequently announce the date of elections.
There have been growing calls for president Rupiah Banda to announce the date of elections in order to create a level playing field for all political parties.
This follows the use of government vehicles and other resources by ministers in campaigns.
President Rupiah Banda has responded to calls for the election date to be announced by stating that the ECZ is not yet ready for the polls.