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UNIP seek alliance

Feature Politics UNIP seek alliance

Newly elected United National Independence Party (UNIP) president, Trevor Mwamba, says UNIP is open for discussions with other political parties that share the same vision and values with UNIP.

Bishop Mwamba said as Zambians there is a need to work together for the betterment and good of the country.

ZANIS reports that the Bishop Mwamba said this today, when he led a team of newly elected members of the party’s Central committee in paying a courtesy call on First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda at his residence.

.”We will be dealing with issues of tribalism and so forth. These are the virtues that we want to work with and work with people and parties that hold these values” he said.

Bishop Mwamba disclosed that the party intends to file in candidates for all constituencies in the forthcoming general elections, and that the party is open to receive applications from candidates who have integrity, moral vision and the spirit to serve the Zambians in line with the values of the party.

“Our strategy is that of peace and unity, we don’t want strife and we want to elevate the political dialogue to a level of substance. We will not be insulting anybody and we will leave the Zambian people to choose the candidates they want”. he said

And Dr Kaunda has pledged his support to the party and advised the new leadership to continue building the party on the basis and confidence that God will guide them.

Bishop Mwamba who is a lawyer by profession and has been working in the clergy for almost 40 years ,clarified that he will not relinquish his role as a clergyman, but rather join the political arena as a shepherd, a father, unifier, reconciler and a friend to all Zambians.

“Am bringing the richness of the training and the experience and the gifts and the blessings that God has given me in the church into the political arena. So I will continue being a clergyman and always a clergyman, I will die a clergyman” he stated.

Bishop Mwamba was elected to UNIP presidency at the Party’s 4th Extra – Ordinary Congress which was held on April 2, 2021.

26 COMMENTS

  1. VOTE UNIP, power mulilo! we are tired of selfish politicians especially those who go an extra mile to bad mouth their own country and selling it’s soul for a song. UNIP tiye iwe, tilipamozi tiyende pamozi ndi mutima umo. “One Zambia, One nation”.

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  2. Let all those who benefited from Kaundas Presidency please come forward and help this Party I know the majority are now fossils in their 70s and 80s. You can join UPND and get insulted

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  3. Just say you have no funds …how can you seek alliance if you have nothing to bring on to the table? I hope he has some other business on the side or back in Germany….if there is one person I can never trust is a clergyman cum politican or these escapees from priesthood like Tayali.

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  4. The objective of UNIP was to fight for our political independence, which was achieved, for the much needed economic independence we are all looking at UPND to liberate us.

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  5. @Marvel Musonda so if you support Liverpool and they win the national league, do you move on to support Bolton wonderers because Liverpool achieved their objective? Bishop Mwamba is not going to win this years elections but we should encourage him to change the tone of our elections. The electorates in Zambia deserve better, we should be mature enough to choose our leaders wisely without intimidation. I salute the Bishop for offering Zambians an alternative from politics of hate, corruptions and negative campaigning. We can do better than that as Zambians. This banking of development until election day should stop. We need a culture of hard work during the presidential term and not just before elections.

  6. UNIP AND THE KAUNDA NAME STILL RINGS LOUD
    YOUR TIME IS IN THE FUTURE MAYBE BE.. MEMORIES ARE STILL TO FRESH TO FORGET THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSED

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  7. What does unip stand for, for you to say you want an alliance with people who stand for same things like you? I think that should be the starting point: develop the new vision, manifesto & market it to the people. And that does not mean 2021 elections, it means long term

  8. Congratulation to our President. We are bouncing back into Power come August 12. PF is already feeling the pressure.

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  9. Not wanting to say that you’re opposed to an alliance with the corrupt PF is pretty much the same as committing suicide

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  10. “ UNIP mulilo ngawakatako Wapya” this was the slogan I remember. God bless Zambia and raise leaders who are going to change the way we do politics. We do not want politics of insults, tribalism and criticising for the sake of it, leaders who use insults to attract attention must be retired as soon as possible. Politics of confrontation are not for our great nation, Zambia. Bishop well come to our great nation’s plural politics with integrity.

  11. UNIP IS POWER POWER POWER !!! UWAKANA? …………….LELO ULEMA BY AIR!!!
    KUMULU…..LESA PANSHI? KAUNDA WAMUYAYAYA!!! CHITWE MAMBO! MWINE NKUNI NA MENSHI!
    EVERY WHERE KAUNDA EEE…KAUNDA…EVERY WHERE…KAUNDA EEEE !! KAUNDA

  12. UNIP mulililo! Wakatako! Wapyaaa! KK wamuyaya, KK No Change! Kumulu Lesa panshi KK. Chisokone chisokone, wamene sasokona ni mwana wa mfiti

  13. I have had the opportunity to hear the man speak on the issues principles and values that he wants the party to stand on and i believe given a chance it will be appreciated. Tthe people that invited him to speak are what you might say of high integrity.
    As he is a clergyman only God will reveal his purpose in the arena of politics we wish him well and Gods guidance and blessing.

  14. All the way from Germany to start
    A dead party?He should team up
    With Dr Mumba and start save zambia crusade.May be he will make money like imakando and
    Rest.Who would want alliance with Unip?

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  15. @Tarino Orange, UNIP is probably the richest political party in Zambia. It is the only party that holds assets as a party and not in the pockets of individuals. A UNIP leader cannot go around dishing out cash like MMD and PF have done over the years because UNIP money is party and not president’s money.
    KK made a mistake when he abandoned his childhood friends for praise singing minions but UNIP has always had the best of Zambia at heart.

  16. Much better Bishop Mwamba than Nervous Mumba. Mumba’s campaign is hinged on his mistaken belief that all Christians owe him their vote, simply because they are Christians and he is a Christian leader.
    I have listed to both speak, and Mwamba advocates for a return to socialism as it was during the KK era with free services.
    It is possible to incorporate socialism, democracy and capitalism, the Finnish have done it perfectly.

  17. I like the approach of Bishop Mwamba and I think this reincarnation of UNIP is very good for Zambia’s democracy.

    Lets go UNIP …keep it up guys we are with you!

  18. @the Saint
    SEE A DOCTOR m8 YOU DISTURBED IF YOU THINK UNIP IS THE WAY TO GO
    THEY DESTROYED US GOOD AND PROPER NOW A BISHOP ITS LAUGHABLE
    GOD THIS AND GOD THAT >>>>>>> UNIP MAY ONE DAY RECOVER WHEN THAT GENERATION HAS GONE
    AS FOR ASSESTS ??? THOSE ARE THE PEOPLES ASSESTS WHICH WAS STOLEN FROM THEM

  19. The beauty and power of multi-party democracy is that every one has right to belong to any political party based on their beliefs. But some parties feel opposition parties are a not needed. So we must embrace plurality and soldier on with unity in diversity principles. Not this thing of clamping on opposition parties or weakening the opposition via underhand methods. Principle Ideologies and Integrity should define our political system. That is what I admire about UNIP although their performance in the late 80s was disastrous but still they stood on principle of One Zambia One Nation! So Welcome UNIP.

  20. We all know they want to join the winning team, pf..who in their right minds would go into an alliance with a party that has lost over 10 elections

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