United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Politics Canisius Banda is calling for an enactment of a law to deter people from promoting tribal hatred in Zambia, reports Pan African Radio journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
Speaking during a media briefing held at the Party secretariat in Lusaka on the 29th August, 2016, Dr. Banda said it is imperative that the people advocating for tribal hatred must be imprisoned to maintain peace and unity which Zambia has enjoyed since independence.
Dr. Banda stated that it will be outrageous to allow some individuals to divide the country after fifty-one years of independence.
“We must have laws so that some who are talking promoting tribal hatred in Zambia can be arrested” Dr. Banda said
Meanwhile, UPND chairperson Mutale Nalumango said it was folly for any politician alleging that UPND is a region political party in Zambia.
She noted that tribal cards in Zambia are only being played by some politicians whose motive is to divide the country for their self-aggrandizement.
“It is folly for people to allege that UPND is tribal party in Zambia” Mutale Nalumango said
And the UPND vice President for politics Dr. Canisius Banda has since urged the former UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo who recently re-joined the Patriotic Front to put God first in his entire life.
Dr. Banda urged Mr. Lifwekelo not only to go to the PF for himself and his family but also to serve the community, affirming that he wishes him well in each and every aspect of his life.
“Edwin go! Go! We wish you well, also put God first where ever you will be and work for the community not for yourself and your family alone” he said