Antonio Mwanza Speaking at a rally
Antonio Mwanza Speaking at a rally

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) on Friday evening put up a splendid performance and outweighed three other opposition political party when it challenged them on their direction on the country’s development agenda.

FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza Was the only candidate that pledged on behalf of his party to have the country get a new Constitution once his party got into power.

He said the Constitution is one key component that the FDD seeks to prioritise once forms government after 20th January.

Speaking when he represented FDD President Edith Nawakwi at a Presidential Debate organised by the Copperbelt University in Lusaka last evening, Mr. Mwanza said the Constitution is a paramount document that will once enacted equalise Zambians.

“We don’t need a bad Constitution that gives much powers to the president instead of having the people decide what they want themselves.” He said.

The FDD Chief also emphasised on the party’s Cole policy of decentralisation of government.

He said for development to effectively take place, all provincial centres need to have their needs laid down and dealt with from that end as opposed to centralising all issues to Lusaka.

And Mr. Mwanza outlined his party’s policies on youth unemployment which he said was one key element the party will deal with when forms government.

He said there is need for the education curriculum to be changed to include entrepreneur skills for the young people so that they get trained in entrepreneurship instead of depending on getting employed.

“There is need to empower young people so that they have their own routing in society. And this is what we as FDD will do.

When you look at the education curriculum today, there is nothing like enterprising about it. All the young people are trained is to look for employment and not them starting up their businesses that will employ their fellow young people.” He said.

And Mr. Mwanza said the FDD will to invest more in sectors such as agro processing and manufacturing to improve the country’s economic status which today was lowly performing.

Those taht attended the debate were Henry Silumesi of United National Independence Party (UNIP), Raphael Nakachinda of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) and Thomson Luzendi of the Green Party.

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11 COMMENTS

    • EL shall take a march with PF leadership from Kitwe to Lusaka and hold rallies in Matendere, Matero and Pope Square in Longacres. Zambia shall be saved. Hon. Lungu to His excellency Lungu for better Zambia for all, irrespective of which tribe one belongs to, irrespective of how poor or rich you are and irrespective of what denomination you belong to. Viva EL

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  1. Is FDD blinded or they cant just see that they are not in the Race. Even HH / UPND who gave us an Early Run request to withdraw cant be entertained by ECZ as the Ballots are already Printed. HH and his UPND party have realised that ECL is the Republican 6th President to be declared next week.

    ECL 2015- 6th President of Zambia

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  2. Edith, stop wasting time and join the winning party unless you’re content on what donors give you during elections as a vuvuzela(no wonder opposition parties jumped at the Muvi tv carrot so that their pipers can see that their puppets are doing what they’re paid for). ECL The Sixth President of Zambia!

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  3. ‘NibaLungu chabe, harder nabeve’, osapanga namistake’! ECL, The Sixth President of Zambia!

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  4. Nawakwi is a great politician. She needs to join her party to a larger party…yes even PF to move to the top.

    She has great vision but can’t go it alone.

    It’s very sad because she is truly a brilliant thinker and has great vision of what the Zambian Gov’t needs to discard and implement to make it a representative force.

    God bless her and her supporters.

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