Kambwili is NDC president, demotes Musenge

By Staff Reporter

OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) central committee has appointed party consultant Chishimba Kambwili as its party president.

Speaking at a media briefing Kambwili accepted the appointment and immediately relegated party secretary general Mwenya Musenge to a position of member of the central committee in charge of chiefs and traditional affairs.

Meanwhile, Musenge has rejected the announced changes saying the purported central committee meeting was illegal and did not have any mandate to make decisions.

He appointed Bridget Attanga to replace Musenge while Saboi Imboela has been appointed as party spokesperson and chairperson for gender.

He has since warned Musenge to stop masquareding as NDC secretary general and advised media houses to stop quoting him as such.

“I have also appointed our new Roan Member of Parliament Joseph Chishala as member of the central committee and chairperson for labour, Misheck Moyo will now be member of the central committee and will be in charge of information and broadcasting, Mr Kaonga moves from tourism to agriculture, Mr Luhila takes over as chairman of tourism. Mr Menyani Zulu takes over as chairman of elections,” said Kambwili

He said the next media briefing would announce the full changes in the party leadership.

“Let me also take this opportunity to thank the people of Roan and Luanshya for giving us the first Member of Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to media reports, the meeting that appointed Kambwili was illegal because people who met were not members of the central committee.

The reports indicate that Musenge had written to the Registrar of Societies advising that nothing had changed to the leadership structure of NDC.