Kelvin Sampa appointed PF youth national chairperson 

By Staff Reporter

PATRIOTIC Front Kasama Central member of parliament has been appointed to the ruling party’s Member of the Central Committee in charge of the youth.

PF general secretary Davies Mwila announced the decision of the central committee chaired by President Edgar Lungu on Monday, saying Security and youth  portifolio held by home affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo had now been delinked.

Kampyongo will now be responsible for Security only.

He said the central committee meeting also considered among others things, upcoming Parliamentary and Local Government by-election adoptions as well as various National Dialogue Forum (NDF) resolutions to be presented before the Parliamentary Committee.

“Central Committee ratified His Excellency Dr. Lungu’s appointment of Kasama Central MP Hon Kelvin Sampa as a Member of the Central Committee. Further, Central Committee has delinked Security from Youth with immediate effect. In this regard, Hon Stephen Kampyongo, MP and Minister of Home Affairs becomes National Chairperson for Security while Hon Kelvin Sampa takes over as National Chairperson for Youth. These changes are with immediate effect,” said Mwila.

Mwila also announced the party’s adoption of a village headman Zacks Mwachilele to contest the Katuba parliamentary by-election.

“I want to thank all aspiring candidates to embrace Mr. Mwacilele’s candidature, adopt a ward to work in during these campaigns and the Party shall give you the support,” said Mwila.

He also announced campaign manager as Lusaka Province interim chairman, Paul Moonga to be deputized by Mulando and Copperbet Minister Japhen Mwakalombe.

Meanwhile, Mwila praised those who participated in the National Dialogue Forum for coming up with recommendations that would be presented to parliament.

He said the ruling party was ready to appear before the Parliamentary Committee to give its official position as adopted by the Central Committee.

“The party wishes to call out and shame those politically inclined and hired civil society voices parading themselves as activists and opinion leaders without any mandate from anyone whatsoever and who are earning a living from misrepresenting the Party’s position with regard to the NDF resolutions to give the Zambian people a break,” he said.

“Enough of your lies, falsehoods and fake news. Wait until the Party appears before the Parliamentary Committee and we shall ensure that our appearance is live on radio, television and online in order to clear the air regarding our position as a party”.