RUMOURS that there was discontentment within the Patriotic Front party following the appointment of UPND MP Richwell Siamunene as Defence Minister by President Edgar Lungu are untrue, Patriotic Front Shiwang’andu MP Steven Kampyongo has said.
He said the President’s mandate of uniting the nation was critical and he could not leave out certain regions in his governance structures.
Mr Kampyongo said the appointment of Mr Siamunene should be accepted and respected by all because the President has the mandate of uniting the nation.
Mr. Kampyongo, who is also deputy minister in the Office of the vice president, wondered why MMD president Nevers Mumba commented on the matter when he had accepted the appointment of Vice President by President Levy Mwanawasa (late).
He said there was need for responsible leadership in the country based on knowledge and not hypocrisy. – ZNBC