PRESIDENT Lungu is today expected in Chilanga to receive some senior United Party for National Development officials defecting to the Patriotic Front (PF).
PF deputy secretary-general Mumbi Phiri said in an interview yesterday that President Lungu is expected to receive notable UPND officials who will join the ruling party ahead of the August 11 general elections.
And President Lungu yesterday gave Kitwe soccer fans a surprise memorable weekend after paying for their entry to watch a Super Division Week 10 derby between Nkana and Power Dynamos at Nkana Stadium.
The President, who watched the match, urged Zambians to support the local league to supplement the efforts the Football Association of Zambia is making to accelerate the development of the sport.
Lungu said supporting the local league could help clubs to increase their revenue from gate takings to effectively meet their financial obligations.
He expressed happiness at the quality of football both teams displayed in an exciting match that ended 1-1.
“We need to support our local football for it to reach greater heights. I am here to support our local football and I am impressed with the standard of play,” President Lungu said
Meanwhile, President Lungu’s special assistant for press and public relations, Amos Chanda, has dismissed reports alleging that Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Joseph Katema was yesterday attacked at Woodlands Shopping Mall by some opposition political cadres for using a Government vehicle.
The minister also said in an interview yesterday that he does not use a Government vehicle over the weekend and was not attacked.