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VEEP arrives in Kasama, calls for promotion of peace

General News VEEP arrives in Kasama, calls for promotion of peace

Vice President Mutale Nalumango has urged Zambians to embrace peace, which is a prerequisite for national development.

Mrs. Nalumango said instability and violence is retrogressive to the country’s socio-economic growth.

Speaking upon arrival at Kasama Airport this morning, Mrs. Nalumango said the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration is committed to promoting peace and good governance.

Mrs. Nalumango noted that the government, under President Hakainde Hichilema, is determined to improve the welfare of Zambians by putting in place development strategies.

She cited the increase in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), the free-education policy and empowerment initiatives as some of the development strides.

Earlier, Northern Province Minister, Leonard Mbao, called for unity of purpose in order for development to be attained in the province.

Mr. Mbao, who is also Mpulungu Member of Parliament, said the region is yearning for the completion of key projects such as the Kasama Airport runway.

Meanwhile, former Patriotic Front (PF) national youth chairperson, Kelvin Sampa, has defected to the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND).

Mr. Sampa announced his defection at Kasama Airport during the arrival of Mrs. Nalumango, who is also UPND vice president.

In welcoming Mr. Sampa, UPND National Chairperson, Stephen Katuka, said the ruling party has continued to attract a lot of people due to its good policies.

ZANIS reports that Mrs. Nalumango is in Northern Province for a five days working visit and will check on various developmental projects in the region.

The plane carrying Mrs. Nalumango touched down at Kasama Airport at 9:38hours this morning.

She was welcomed by Northern Province Minister, Leonard Mbao, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Makozo Chikote and Small and Medium Enterprises development Minister, Elias Mubanga among other senior government and UPND officials.

The Vice President is accompanied by Minister of Water Development and Sanitation Mike Mposha, Youth, Sports and Arts Minister Elvis Nkandu and UPND National Chairman Stephen Katuka.


  1. I simply in high respect to Nalumango, the Bishop’s wife….
    Now look at names of ministers around her…. Not too bad, all good people, except that Kelvin Sampa.

  2. She cited the increase in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) fuel and other commodities as example of the Upnd achievements since coming to Government

  3. @Deja Vu they are desperately looking for achievements ka? The drought that affected parts of Zambia has ended. Achievement ka!

  4. Yes PF bandits have now seen an opening in corruption in UPND so now expect all the known crooooks to regroup in UPND ….next is Lusambo and Kampyongo joining UPND and also Chishimba Kambwili….these guys they like to go where they can smell massive corruption

  5. #Deja Vu, fruits in UPND are bitter, may end their political careers. Zambians, get to grips with ‘Complex Management’ concept.

  6. @5 Deja Vu
    Yes very shameful as of Kelvin Sampa i know him very well when it comes to corruption and shoddy deals…he has seen an opening in UPND…He was my neighbor in South Africa….now he is broke and owing people tons of money so now he wants to eat with Kakubo

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