ECL’s appointments cheer northerners

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People in Northern Province have expressed gratitude towards President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for appointing Lupososhi Member of Parliament Bwalya Chungu as Provincial Minister for the Province.

And the elevation of former Provincial Minister Brian Mundubile to Government Chief Whip has elated the people of the region who have thanked the President for his gesture and vision to develop Northern Province.

In random interviews today, scores of Kasama residents and PF general membership say, their province would now receive a fair share of representation in government as well as in their Party.

And reacting to the recent appointment of Kasama Central Member of Parliament Hon Kelvin Sampa MP as Member of the Central Committee of the PF and leader of the Youth Wing, the people said, President Lungu had a vision for Northern and wants to enhance development which has been slow in the region.

Some youths in the ruling Party said today, President Lungu’s appointments should be taken as a challenge to the leadership to ensure they spearhead the development programmes government has put in place in the province

A PF Youth Eric Nsofu says “with the majority of our MPs now MCCs in charge of various Party wings and departments, we want to see their responsibilities replicated in the Province. “We want to see real Commerce issues from Hon. Christopher Yaluma and an empowered youth from Hon. Sampa.

The Northerners have however challenged MPs from the Province to work as a united team and end squabbles among themselves saying development has stalled in the region because some MPs have chosen to work in isolation.

Yesterday, President Lungu appointed Lupososhi and Mporokoso lawmakers Bwalya Chungu and Brian Mundubile as Provincial Minister and Chief Whip respectively while Hon. Kelvin Mutale Sampa of Kasama Central was a few days ago appointed National Youth Chairman. This was after President Lungu split the Youth and Security wing into two leaving the Party Security responsibility to Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo.

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