Mrs Nalumango stresses a point during the meeting
Mrs Nalumango stresses a point during the meeting

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has made some changes to its leadership structure ahead of the convention with Geoffrey Mwamba appointed as UPND Vice President for Politics.

Others appointed are Patrick Mucheleka as Deputy Secretary General for Politics, Gertrude Imenda is Deputy Secretary General Administration, Gilbert Liswaniso is now National Youth Chairperson with Pastor Kangwa Chileshe becoming UPND Deputy Chairman, Religious Education.

Obvious Mwaliteta has been appointed as Lusaka Province Chairman.

Announcing the development in Lusaka, UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango advised all members across the country to support all the new appointees for the party to make progress.

Ms Nalumango said that those with concerns on particular appointees must follow the laid down party structures to air their concerns, adding that UPND will continue to promote an all-inclusive and constitutional process in appointing party officials.

Ms Nalumango further said that the newly appointed officials will hold office until the next UPND General Assembly.

The UPND National Chairperson stated that the General Assembly will be held after elections at lower organs of the Party have been concluded.

Below is the full list of new appointees:

1 Vice President (P) Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba

2 Deputy Secretary General (P) Mr Patrick Mucheleka

3 Deputy Secretary General (A) Hon Gertrude Imenda

4 Deputy National Women Affairs Ms Gladys Lundwe

5 Deputy Treasurer General (Res Mob) Mr Felix Ngoma

6 Deputy National Youth Chairman Mr Gilbert Liswaniso

7 Chairman, Health & Nutrition Hon Dr Christopher Kalila

8 Chairman, Education Mr Peter Mumba

9 Chairman, Agric., Food & Water Dev. Mr Levy Ngoma

10 Chairman, Mines & Min Dev. Mr Percy Chanda

11 Chairman, Commerce & Trade Hon Ambrose Lufuma

12 Chairman, Livestock & Fisheries Mr Raphael Muyanda
13 Chairman, Religious Affairs Pastor Kelly Mukonka

14 Chairman, Industrial Development Mr Bernard Mpundu

15 Chairman, Labour & Social Security Mr Gabriel Namulambe

16 Chairman, Elections & Campaign Hon Gary Nkombo

17 Chairman, Energy Mr Charles Kaisala

18 Chairman, Finance & Economic Dev Hon Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane

19 Deputy Inform & Publicity Chair Hon Patricia Mwashingwele

20 Deputy Chairman, Fin & Econ Dev Mrs Grace Chibwa

21 Deputy Chairman, Local Govt Mr Brian Ndumba

22 Deputy Chairman, Tech Education Mr Sibote Sibote

23 Deputy Chairman, Religious Educ Mr Pastor Kangwa Chileshe

24 Deputy Chairman, International Reltns Mrs Rose Sakala

25 Deputy National Youth chairperson Ms Subeta Mutelo

26 Chairman, Lusaka Province Mr Obvious Mwaliteta

27 Trustee Mr Andrew Banda

28 Trustee Hon Sarah Sayifwanda

29 Nominated NEC Member Mr William Banda

30 Mr Ackson Sejani

31 Hon Elijah Muchima

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72 COMMENTS

    • Charlotte Scott should have been Vice-president, Administration.
      Non of those are kachemas, give us full list, why secrets in this party, just like my party?

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    • Undemocratic parties. Dictatorships everywhere. Now Mwenya Musenge appoints himself Secretary General and Chishimba Kambwili Consultant President. Saviour Chishimba, Godfrey Miyanda etc have never been elected.

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    • This is one thing that is letting democracy down in Zambia, and applies to all Political Parties, that every position is subject of “appointment” instead of elections. As a result, the appointee finds themselves playing politics to defend their positions and just being loyal and incapable of speaking out without fear. Such positions like Secretary General Administration, doesn’t make sense. Why does HH create something like a “shadow cabinet” with his high profile people covering key areas like Agriculture, Education, Finance, Trade & Commerce, etc. these will be a good challenge to ECL ministers. This is the only way, we will see a stronger and better opposition. That should eliminate the label that UPND is a “one man” show, instead, we will be focussed on evaluating the better…

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    • Cont`d
      That should eliminate the label that UPND is a “one man” show, instead, we will be focussed on evaluating the better between current government ministers vs “shadow ministers” leading to improved political culture.Current opposition is really weak, if we had such structures, there would NOT have been a need for HH to beg for an interview with ZNBC. Instead, he should be holding his “shadow ministers” accountable if they are not selling his Party`s strategy. These political appointments will not change anything, instead, they just open up reasons to be criticised even more. People are still confused, what will UPND do different from ECL government, that is the question UPND need to answer, if they are to survive 2021

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    • Why are people condemning when the Nation Chairperson has clearly stated that these are temporaly appointments which will be subjected to elections next year…? Please give HH a break, this is a bloke who has held together the party for over ten years and still remained a millionaire running his businesses-its not easy, this guy has exceptional leadership qualities.

      Try Chagwa Jameson after PF is out of power…he won’t manage to hold PF together even for 3 months…and that will give you idea an on how difficult it is to hold together different characters in a national political party!

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    • LT is manipulating people opinions here, why are they providing half-baked news?

      I am sure, had they published the above list of appointees right at the beginning there would have been lesser hate and tribal peach displayed below by the known “eternally” against UPND.

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    • APART FROM THESE RIDICULOUS WINDOW DRESSING APPOINTMENTS , THE BIG ELEPHANT IN UPND IS THAT hh WAS CHOSEN TO BE THE LEADER ONLY BECAUSE HE IS TONGA. THAT’S WHY IT US A TRIBALISTIC AND REGIONAL PARTY.
      ONLY FO.OLS DON’T KNOW.

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    • NO AMOUNT OF IMAGE BUILDING WILL RESCUE UPND FROM ITS SELF INFLICTED TRIBAL WOUNDS. SEJANI CANNOT ASSUME THAT LOW LOW POSITION IN THE TRIBAL OF A MERE NOMINATED NEC MEMBER
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      Desperate situations require desperate measures. HH is playing political games with us, he is desperately trying to wind-hook bembas to his tribal party to show that he’s never been tribal. A Genius or a f00l? Maybe he is trying to outsmart everyone, but who know? Maybe its time for normalcy. The inherent demeanor of this move is impeccable. HH still remains a bigot though. We shall watch this space. What a desperate move to the Daniel2 image of a party. Remember SEJANI coined the term “Only a tonga should be at the UPND helm”

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    • Chidumbo gbm, namulambe, William Banda etc are these the kind of people whom tongas think will develop Zambia? I feel for poor tongas who think their tonga party will be providing free food

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    • Unpd is a party belonging to the tonga speaking people of southern province. If you are none tonga ( bemba or easterner) but busy in unpd, you are cheating yourself because they are just using you. Unpd belongs to tongas. Saboi Imboela (Shatel) now understands this tribal party very well. She was also big headed for nothing

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    • why nomination instead of going to the congress for election as ANC are doing that is pure democracy in SA .HH do the same by going for elections and not nominations shame on you all UPND CADRES

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  1. I quote “Ms Nalumango said that those with concerns on particular appointees must follow the laid down party structures to air their concerns “. end of Quote

    But why this statement. Does it mean that TONGAS are not happy that Bembas and Lozis are being drafted into the party leadership?

    The above statement is telling and speaks of an internal rebellion for the changes being brought in.

    Or is this just a Tonga Party with entrenched belief that only Tongas should be in leadership

    Just asking …

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    • Paradise Hakainde is at Heart a tribalist. We know him from his days at Grant Thornton. THE HYPOCRITE.

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  2. Petty jokers of politicians. Such dictatorship is what these tuma political parties practice when in power. Zambia is full of political jokers whether in the ruling party or opposition. What a pity for my country! Where are you you decent Zambians? we need a better political party to take over from the failing PF.

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    • 🙂
      Absolutely right !!
      And the onus is on Zambians, that we have let our politician take us for granted. You find cadres defending their parties tooth and nail, defending the undefendable, completely brainwashed and incapable of thinking out of the box.
      You wonder what type of people we have really? I doubt if there can be a better political party if formed by the like-minded people we have today. Are you calling upon those so-called Ph.D. holders????, well……. good luck

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  3. HH UPND

    This is ridiculous! Where on earth do you appoint people like this?

    Why can’t u go for the elective conference and elect party leaders there?

    HH is a real dictator Tonga Bull. The man who made me hate Tongas and UPND.

    I feel pity for those uneducated UPND supporters and those supporters who claim to be educated but in fact bought their degrees online.

    U are supporting the real “Kaswe Mumpoto” guys.

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    • I think it’s wrong to hate Tongas just because you don’t like the Supreme Leader HH of the UPND…Differentiate Tribe from politics dude…

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    • Kikikiki @DJ7, ati ‘ the real Koswe mumpoto’ you can deny it all you want but you Lungu is the koswe mumpoto..kikikikiki. Ambuya mwatu gong’a kikikikik

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  4. I hear chief Kaponya (HH) made a pathetic FooI of himself at ZNBC. Tune in tomorrow on Sunday Interview. Strange appointments these are

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    • HH does not have two pointed front teeth.We all know who “meno meno” is?
      Why are you trying to cheat people

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    • Kikikiki @ Kudos and DJ7 the truth hates…we all know who is chewing national resources day and night and flying all over the world wasting national resources, while people have no medicine at UTH. You really can’t spine this on HH. “ Ambuya mwatu gon’ga, iyi si mbeba, ni KOSWE” kikikikik. this truth (song) will really hurt you …..

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  5. @mr Kudo, the Koswe Mumpoto has really cut deep. You cannot stop taking about it. Sorry but the truth hurts. We have koswes feeding on public funds in the name of PF. Hehehe

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  6. I think DJ7 is not a Zambian .How do you hate Tongas? UPND has shown us that it is not a tribal party by a pointing Bembas in its party structure.Viva HH

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    • He can hate them all he wants . One thing I can tell you is that Tongas don’t care to be hated by useless people like DJ7 or any politician for that matter. How many things have the Tongas been called, have you seen them react? NO..

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    • IF NEED BE APPOINTMENT SHOULD HAVE COME AFTER THE CONVENTION. THE WAY IT IS NOW IS THAT THE APPOINTED WILL FIGHT TO RETAIN THE CHIEF APPOINTEE, WHO IS HH. THIS IS CALLING UPND APPOINTEES STUP1D, AS ALWAYS IN UPND. TO SAY THE LEAST, THIS IS DICTATORSHIP OF THE HIGHEST ORDER BY UPND LEADERSHIP. THIS HAS AGAIN REMINDED ZAMBIANS THE DICTATORIAL APPETITE OF HH. AT ALL COST ZAMBIANS MUST KEEP HH AWAY FROM STATE HOUSE. IF WITH ONLY REGIONAL POWER HH CAN BE A DICTATOR- WHAT IF IN THE UNLIKELY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT ZAMBIANS MAKE A MISTAKE OF MAKING HH PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. THESE ARE WARNINGS TO ALL ZAMBIANS. THIS MAN IS A DICTATOR- FULL STOP.

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  7. Sneeze.. sneeze….etye! So which of the two vice presidents is now running mate….also never heard of an acting president in updn, not even when hh was in south africa or uk.

    Anyway, 2021 is another disaster for some people.

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  8. Why should HH continue hand picking leaders if indeed its true that UPND will soon have a convention?
    HH is a worst dictator Zambian political arena has ever seen!!since 2006,HH has been hand picking all top UPND leaders.can such a leader preach about democracy when he cannot do so while in opposition?I SIMPLY CANT BELIEVE WHAT TONGAS LIKE IN HH APART FROM HIM BEING A FELLOW BANTUSTAN!!THE SATANIST AS TAYALI CALLS HIM COULD BE A WORST ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT IF BY ANY MISTATE HE WON!!!
    VOTE PF IN 2021 AS IT IS MORE DEMOCRATIC THAN UPND!!!!
    NJIMBU BB 2017!!!

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    • “SATANIST AS TAYALI CALLS HIM”
      Kikikikikiki, I love the phrase. We shall use it through out the run up to 2021 polls.
      Who wants the blood sucking devils agent near plot one.

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  9. Or maybe they are the real vice presidents and the bembas are window dressing? Anyway who will elect a bemba monkey at a convention in dundumwezi? That is why hh has to appoint them kabili.

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  10. There are people who don’t really know UPND .
    The party is simply a tribal grouping with a tribal agenda as long as HH is in charge.
    Those believing anything else are CHEATING themselves .
    All you can do is pretend you are a member then get close to the leadership.
    You will be disgusted.

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  11. @Beyond Reproach:i agree with you 100%!!!UPND under HH is purely on tribal crusade!!try to find yourself at UPND meetings,you will be shocked, noticing that more than 90% members in attendance are tongas or lozis or North Westerners.more than 95% members of upnd are from 3 provinces(southern,western and n/western).
    Go on facebook,all pro upnd supporters are bantustans!!
    HH HAS REALLY DIVIDED ZAMBIA!!CURSED IS THE DAY KAINDE BECAME “CUUNDU CHAITWA” UPND CHAIRMAN IN 2006!!!but Thank God majority Zambians cannot vote for this die hard tribalist(HH) hence rejecting him for a record 5th times!!!
    COME 2021 NI PF NAFUTI NAFUTI!!
    NJIMBU BB 2017!!

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    • DJ7 You have made your point, but as passionate as you are from keeping HH out of power, also be passionate about the current affairs with the current government. You can’t tell me that they are doing a good job. Or is your passion just one-sided?

      I visited UTH last month and I can tell you that that place should not be called a hospital, and the government is doing nothing while hundreds die from there very month

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    • and they ruined the economy by stealing national resources when they came to power . The Koswe mumpoto…..

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  12. Young and educated people in UPND have been blocked from being leaders in the party, what kind of democracy is this, before the congress people are being appointed. They are claiming to follow their constitution but we can not see the other Vice President appointed. Anyway Vote for GBM during congress. Vote GBM under UPND ticket 2021.”Bola panshi GBM nishimbi”

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  13. The statement by Nalumango seems to be talking about changes to the structure of updn, i.e. creating new positions, but instead they are announcing hh’s appointments to fill vacant positions, 31 of them!!. Obviously these positions existed before, like vice president for politics, chairperson for elections etc. Is Nalumango then telling us that 31 people resigned their positions, like Cannissius Banda?

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  14. Ackson Sejani has been replaced by Gary Nkombo, is this an attempt to cleanse the tribal tag remembering that Sejani announced the “tonga only for president” which brought in hh? And for which updn is known? If the intention is to cleanse the tribal tag, wrong move, hh should started by replacing himself because all along he has accepted, enjoyed and reinforced (chief Mukuni) the benefits of Sejani tribal, and hh has never apologised. Sorry hh, no amount of Boom or Harpic will cleanse you of tribal tag, only way out is to replace yourself, in short resign boss.

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  15. And boss ba hh, those professors are missing from your list of appointments. Is it because you also think that they are loud for nothing academics, or their tribe does not fit your window dressing strategy?

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  16. Someone wrote….

    I have seen a post by Larry L Mweetwa and let me say that I have been principled enuff to have never said anything bad about UPND- and i don’t intend to. UPND has/ had been the only party i had ever known and loved and even when I started to have more enemies inside than outside i still held on. People wil love u until they begin to see u as a competitor then u begin to have enemies that u don’t even know about… Let me mention to Larry that I have resisted to say anything bad about UPND becoz all parties have problems and better to sort out things internally than air out dirty laundry in public. So people like Larry shud not force me to speak all the things that I feel are wrong in UPND becoz I can…. All I can advise my dear comrade is that he is Tonga and UPND is…

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  17. All I can advise my dear comrade is that he is Tonga and UPND is his ‘birthright’ so let him stick there becoz he has the right surname to excel in UPND… For some of us that have to be checked by the name u carry instead of skill, ability and even qualification, have a choice to leave and be wherever we want. When u are a mere member u r ok and loved becoz u are a voter and adding to the votes, but aspire for anything then u wil understand that u are not ‘equal citizens’ in the party and others wil always have a tribal advantage due to the way the party is structured. So u have to accept being in UPND as merely a person escorting others to fufil their God knows what plan, while yours shud never even be talked about…. Until UPND goes for a Convention and cleans out a few people…

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  18. ….
    UPND goes for a Convention and cleans out a few people that feel that the party is theirs by virtue of their tribe it will continue to lose people that are genuinely talented and want the best for the party…. and this is a General post and dare me to publish all names of most party structures even in Lusaka or Kafue and u will see what i mean. No chance for reason when u prioritise tribal affiliation to quality… Even Larry yourself, I have never ever argued with u BUT how u shifted when tribe was at play only God knows. People that accuse UPND of being tribal actaully have no idea just how bad that is and for some of us that have been UPND almost all our lives and hoping that things wil change one day and don’t ever change can actually shade good light on that which can even…

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  19. … actually shade good light on that which can even make the party be seen for what it really is.. So please leave me alone my brother, u have your life and i have mine to live… I am a free and focused person and i will not let small boys get me in a war that will get many injured becoz I can get there if u want me to…. Some of us even went to school to do Political Science so that we learn how to govern our parties and countries properly. I never went to school with a vision of ending up as a carder in some party that wil appreciate u only if ‘the clique’ decide that u r worth appreciating… We have different paths and reasons for following them, so let’s stick to that… Maybe one day I will come back to UPND if I change my name to Saboi Himboela…

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  20. Labour and social development should have gone to Dr. Scott she has done a lot on social protection and has good experience than Gabriel Namulambe….Dr. kalila can’t do anything on health instead they should have looked for someone better.

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  21. Same old faces and yet people expect change……? William Banda, Mwaliteta, Namalumbe! The likes of major Kachingwe, Nevers Mumba and bashinono are in the background. Same old matuvi that do not deserve my vote.

    HH has surrounded himself with fortune seekers and shaddy characters, hence he is guilty by association. second reason why these chaps do not deserve my vote.

    Matuvi yeka yeka chabe.

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