By Nation Reporter
THERE is need for UPND to mop up the remaining number of voters across the country if the party has to win the elections in August.
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s wife Mutinta said the campaign was more crucial now that a president would have to be elected by not less than 50 percent of the total valid votes that would be cast on 11th August.
In a speech read for her by UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba’s wife Chama during the UPND women’s mobilisation team luncheon held at Triple M Events and Gardens in Lusaka on Sunday, Ms. Hichilema said there was need for the team to raise the visibility of women and youth for the UPND to win the election.
Mrs. Hichilema said it was for the aim of ushering the UPND into office that the women’s team had continued to raise funds for the party since its inception on 25th March, 2014 to actualise the dream of the party to form government.
She noted that the newly amended Constitution provided a new political dispensation which needed the output of everyone, adding that without the active participation of women and their incorporation at all levels of decision making, the goals of quality and development could not be achieved.
“We are in an election year and the campaign period opens next week. The constitution as amended has brought us into a completely new political dispensation. All of us know by now that the president will have to be elected by no less than 50 percent of the total valid votes that will be cast.
“The national women’s mobilisation team must mop up the remaining number of voters across the country” she said.