Chipangali MP Vincent Mwale appointed to PF Central Committee.

Chipangali Member of Parliament, Vincent Mwale, has been appointed as a member of the PF, Patriotic Front Central Committee.

Other PF members appointed as MCC members are Kebby Mbewe, Christopher Yaluma and Lawrence Evans.

And the Central Committee also adopted the motion to move the date for commencement of elections for party structures in North-Western Province starting from October 1st 2017.

Meanwhile the Patriotic Front Party, PF says the decision to expel former Information and Broadcasting Minister, Chishimba Kambwili and his former Copperbelt counterpart, Mwenya Musenge, has been arrived at in an effort to consolidate the party’s unity of purpose.

Party Secretary General, Davies Mwila, says the Central Committee believes that expelling the two was important, because they have many times, attempted to destabilize the party.

Speaking during a press briefing this morning, Mr. Mwila says the ruling party will not tolerate any form of indiscipline.

He says in line with PF internal democracy, Dr. Kambwili and Mr. Musenge were given an opportunity to exculpate themselves over charges levelled against them, but they could not deny all the allegations.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mwila says the party will write to the speaker of the National Assembly on Tuesday to declare the Roan Constituency seat vacant.

He advised Dr. Kambwili to challenge the decision of the central committee in the court of law and that the ruling party is ready for any action the duo will take.

He says if Dr. Kambwili does not want to take the matter to the court of law, he is free to appeal to the General Conference, which will take place in 2020.

He says according to Article 72e on the mended Zambian constitution, Dr. Kambwili can challenge the decision of the central committee in court and if he loses the case then a bye-election will be conducted.

The PF Secretary General further says that the Central Committee adopted the motion to have President Edgar Lungu as the Party’s preferred candidate in 2020.

Meanwhile Dr. Kambwili has cancelled his much publicised press briefing due to security concerns.

Dr. Kambwili posted on his Facebook page that he does not want to put the lives of innocent journalists in danger.

Works on the construction of Sinda Day Secondary School advance

Works on the construction of Sinda Day Secondary School in Sinda district have reached an advanced stage.

Sinda District Commissioner, Paradius Sakala, says the contractor is expected to complete the works by October this year.

He says grades eight and ten classes will be opened next year.

And Mr. Sakala says construction of district administration offices will commence soon.

He says all logistics are in place ahead of the project.

And in a related development, two secondary schools are expected to be built in Kaumbwe Constituency of Petauke District this year.

Kaumbwe Member of Parliament, Listed Tembo, says government has already engaged the Ministry of General Education on the matter.

He says that there is an assurance that the construction of the schools will start before the end of this year.

Mr. Tembo says the two secondary schools will be constructed with assistance from the World Bank.

He says one of the schools will be built in Matonge area while the other will be constructed at Mwanajwanthu headquarters.