Choma, Southern Province
The immediate past UPND Namwala Member Of Parliament LUBEZHI MONO has ditched the former ruling party and rejoined the United Party for National Development (UPND).
The defector was welcomed to the party by UPND National Spokesperson, HON CORNELIUS MWEETWA at Byta FM Radio conference room on Thursday afternoon.
And speaking shortly after welcoming the ambassador of change Ms. MONO who left the party prior to the 2021 general elections, Mr. MWEETWA stressed that the UPND is a party that ran-an open door policy and that every Zambian is welcome to join.
Hon. MWEETWA has since asked the party officials in southern province to warmly welcome newcomers in the party, warning of stern action against those who will discriminate against the defectors.
And speaking at the same event, Former Namwala Lawmaker LUBEZHI MONO who was emotionally charged, said the peace that Zambia is enjoying under the New Dawn administration; the robust economic recovery plan in President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA’S regime; the debt restructuring; free education and planned employment of more than 31, 000 teachers and 11, 000 health workers in 2022 are too loud to ignore.
Prior to the 2021 general elections, Ms. MONO ditched the UPND party while in opposition and joined the then ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF), claiming her decision was emotionally taken.
The UPND Southern Province founding member also asked for forgiveness from both Zambians and the Republican President for betraying the party at a critical time when their services were needed most.
And in response to the plea by Ms. MONO for Mr. MWEETWA to convey a message to the President asking for forgiveness for betrayal, MWEETWA charged that President HICHILEMA has a forgiving heart and that he exhibited his forgiving capabilities by refusing to punish those who unjustly incarcerated him in 2017 on a fake treason charge that saw him spend 127 days in prison.
He also promised to convey the message to the Head of State.
The UPND officials and various members of the communities from the Province, Districts and Constituencies across Southern Province witnessed the function.
Namwala Constituency, is one of the 156 in Zambia, that is expected to receive the historic K25.7 million CDF, an amount that will ensure proper drainages, better marketing places, and empowerment for both men and women in the Constituency.