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