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Former Finance Minister Felix Mutati Launches a New Political Party

Headlines Former Finance Minister Felix Mutati Launches a New Political Party

Former Minister of Finance Hon. Felix Mutati has officially launched his new political party called Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), with former Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) President Leonard Hikaumba as the Vice President for Politics.

Launching the MDC party at Mika Convention centre in Lusaka, Mr. Mutati said he is humbled to have been asked to be interim President of the party, adding that the party has been created for Zambians to bring prosperity through hard work.

The former Finance Minister said that the MDC has been formed following wide consultations from various stakeholders and that the party is committed to coming up with solutions to the old problems that the country is faced with.

Mr Mutati said the party will come up with policies that will support the growth of the agriculture sector.

The MDC’s Vice President is renowned former trade unionist Leonard Hikaumba, Secretary General is former Minister of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa among other appointed leaders.

Renowned lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube KBF, Democratic Party under the leadership of Harry Kalaba also attended the launch backing the formation of MDC.

Former Minister of Finance Hon. Felix Mutati

24 COMMENTS

  1. Our democracy is based on a two party system unlike South Africa so joining the UPND and taking over that vacancy left by GBM would have been wise.

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  2. it looks like a mutation of MMD, the colors, the people, the movement in the name almost gives it the MMD feel.

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  3. Zambians are really craving for power – to others, its the end of their political careers and destined for the dustbin. Zambians are fatigued with mediocrity of political parties with hidden agenda of those behind the formation of these parties. A party formed by a husband and wife and a few friends and relatives can not strive in Zambia currently. Any new party should be formed from a country wide national consultations culminating into a national convention where leadership can be elected based on its ethos, beliefs and values to influence Zambian livelihood. In the absence of this process, its BID.

  4. Mutati is boring, very boring,. This will be an armchair party that is intended to muddy the political waters.

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  5. New political parties every other month- is it the new development agenda for Zambia. Why not form up a corporate entity to employ thousands of the youth?

  6. @wise timing, there are so many of these vultures lining up for tax payers money. None of them are creating wealth for the country. I wonder if they even read each others manifestos to avoid duplicating work.

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  7. I can see Mutati is trying to woe the Southern vote by having Hikaumba in the interim committee. HH tried this with GBM, he did not win. Mutati is trying a reverse arrangement. I hope their convention will choose competent people and not base it on region or tribal lines. The launch was disappointing and lukewarm. Mutati appears to like the sound of his own voice. His statement was all over the place.

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  8. Well done Mutati & your former mmd team. Now grow your dissatisfied mmd group that has long been frustrate under nevious Mumba. You have the machinery from where to start. Your group is the one that helped pf into govt by giving them the required numbers. You didn’t soil your hands when pf invited your members to serve in their govt. That was positive.

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  9. This is just another Tayali Party like FDD positioning themselves just in case Bill 10 goes through and Edgar will use the puppets form government.

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  10. It is his right to create his party and vie for the top job in the nation. We wish him all the best in his endeavours. We shall meet at the polls and may the best man win.

    On personal note it concerns me that there are alot of parties being created. Surely, most of these parties probably share the same aims/plans/ manifestos. Why not similar parties join up together to prevent waste of resources on non entities. Just a thought

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  11. This is what real men do, instead of fighting Nervers who left his own Party and is trying hard to cling to a Party he didn’t found. I wish you well. Beware of Raphael Nakachinda. Good luck to Lucky Mulusa. Please bring sanity to Zambian opposition politics, there’s a lot of insanity.

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  12. Commedy of parties, there is a Peter Chanda chap who has his own party but a defacto spokesperson of PF, there is also the YALI party which has become extremely irrelevant, Cosmo Mumba who decided to faint during Satas funeral has a party – unbelievable, and we have Tayali whose jokes in the political arena seem to have expired. And we have PF which has ground the Zambian economy to a halt. All the best Mutati, dreams are allowed and free of charge

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  13. Well, Felix has a right to form a political party my only worry is that he could have chosen another name other than the one his colleagues in the neighbouring Zimbabwe have already chosen. Just thinking. A good start is always good just a bad start is not good.

  14. The problem of parties in Zambia is in the first sentence “Felix Mutati has officially launched HIS new political party.”

    Mutati didn’t write the article so blame LT more but is a shame to see people think and behave as if parties belong to individuals not ideas. All the opposition is built around individuals and the PF is built around patronage – which, is pretty much is all the opposition wants – the power to eat and dole out tenders to their friends. I don’t like M’membe whose party is also a personality cult but at least he has defining ideas.

    That said, Mutati had enough spine to resign so maybe he has some scruples. Tell us, Felix what do you offer? What LT says here is very weak.

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