Patriotic Front CEO Davies Mwila says the people will ultimately decide the the party’s position on the re-introduction of ministerial posts for deputy ministers.
Mwila has made the announcement this afternoon following the National Dialogue Forum’s recommendation.
The position was abolished three years ago and its re-introduction is proving unpopular among citizens.
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*THE PARTY WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE ON DEPUTY MINISTER PROPOSAL, SAYS PF SECRETARY GENERAL*
_Lusaka, 14th May 2019_ – Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila has stated that the ruling Party will listen to the people on the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) proposal to reintroduce Deputy Ministers.
Hon Davies Mwila was speaking when he welcomed former UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) to the Party Secretariat this afternoon.
And responding to a question from the media on whether the Party had u-turned on Deputy Ministers, the Secretary General assured the general public that the ruling Party will listen and do exactly what the Zambians will say on the matter.
“On the question of reintroducing Deputy Ministers, the Patriotic Front will listen to the people. In the meantime NDF is sitting and we’ll wait for the process to conclude but we’ll listen to the people”, emphasized Hon Mwila.