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Dr. Canisius Banda laughs off assertions by UPND that he Joined PF because of Hunger

Feature Politics Dr. Canisius Banda laughs off assertions by UPND that he Joined PF...

Patriotic Front Member who is former United Party for NAtional Development(UPND) Vice President, Dr. Canisius Banda has described as preposterous the assertions by the UPND that he joined the PF because of hunger.

Speaking at a PF round table talk hosted by Nakiwe Simpungwe, Dr. Banda said he is a qualified medical doctor, a product of the University of Zambia who is a masters degree holder in public health and that he is a lecturer at several institutions of learning such as UNZA, a CV which clearly shows that talk of hunger in his life is just wishful thinking by the desperate opposition.

Dr. Banda said that when he served in the UPND, he used personal resources which had even caused his wife to complain many times, adding that even his colleagues would tell him not to use personal resources but that he continued to do so because of his belief in what he was doing.

Dr. Banda said it was therefore desperation that was causing the UPND to tell non-truths about him and urged them to focus on issue-based campaigns, adding that had he been the type of person that joined causes for wealth purposes, he would have joined PF the very first time he left MMD to Join UPND and that the UPND actually owed him a debt of gratitude because he had helped to remove the stench of tribalism from their leader HH, the time he served as his Vice President.

Dr. Banda said HH was a tribalist without a shred of doubt which was why the UPND was habitually adopting Tongas as their candidates for elections at all levels and urged the ECZ to take a keen interest in the manner the UPND had adopted their candidates because it was definitely a security risk to the nation.

Dr.Banda further said that PF has delivered unprecedented development in the nation, the period the party has been in government, citing hospitals, schools, and roads that have been built. Dr Banda also said that PF has provided farming inputs and expanded and built power generation plants which have ended load shedding in the nation, and that these and many other deliverables are evidence of a party and government that has put in the work which is producing results .

Dr. Banda dismissed assertions by UPND, that the Patriotic Front May have built health facilities, but not equipped them with human resources, saying the PF Government had employed 27,000 health workers in the period between 2016 to 2021, something which had never been done in the history of the nation, including the 200 Medical doctors who had been employed in the recent past, which is extremely commendable because the action helped to address the serious issue of Covid 19 which the nation is currently grappling with.

Dr. Banda said that the UPND had nothing to talk about because each point they were raising in their campaigns, the PF had already delivered or were already in the process of delivering and lauded the Manifesto of the PF as a superior document to that of the UPND and pointed at items such as the proposed 24-hour economy as a solution to the issue of youth unemployment.

Dr. Banda took time to urge the people of Zambia not to make the mistake of voting for any other party than the PF because the PF and President Lungu were bringing to the table tried and tested Leadership which has proved its worth.


  1. He left because of the deeply rooted tribalism in upnd. Why you think non t.o.n.g.a.s in high positions don’t last in that party?

  2. A tribalist who had a Bemba and a Chewa as Vice presidents. I hope HH has learnt some lessons on who to associate with. GBM, Canicious, Kambwili, ????? does not speak well for his sense of judgement

  3. I chikwanka ba chimwena kumampalanya. Lungu and PF have performed for all to see. Farming input is on time. Infrastructure development excellent Miners issues, they being payed and miners today are able to buy houses, vehicles etc. Employed civil servants and many more will be employees. A balanda, they are able to be supported.

  4. Why do these people always talk about tribalism after they leave UPND? If he is
    Denying those allegations let him give us his
    Financial status and not qualifications.Has
    He got his own accommodation?

  5. He talks of having papers but doesn’t say whT he is currently doing…really laughable…this is guy who couldn’t pay his rent at one time

  6. Letting go of this man was the biggest mistake UPND made. You lost respect when you prioritised the likes of GBM and Chimbwili over this man. Manje azaulula. He should have no regrates because he tried to be loyal.

  7. FutureZed – they had GBM knocking on the door with his cash wanting the Veep position…really laughable…this man only had his papers and wanted feeding

  8. Successive generations are their own situational analysts and it must be left to them to experience taking risks as they think big in line with generation aspirations! Development is dynamic with infusion of new ideas and the race goes faster the sooner the baton is passed on! Ten years is enough to make a difference in the national development agenda after which you don’t make promises to do what should have been done in your earlier years in governance! The times are ever changing and so should the managers in line with the times!


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