PRESIDENT LUNGU APPOINTS MRS. MUMBI PHIRI AS PF DEPUTY SECRETRAY-GENERAL
LUSAKA (Tuesday, May 5, 2015) — His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu,
President of the Republic of Zambia and of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), has appointed former Munali member of Parliament as Deputy Secretary- General of the party with immediate effect.
President Lungu has also appointed Mrs. Phiri as member of the central committee of the ruling party.
The President has directed Mrs. Phiri to immediately take steps to mobilise the party by enhancing the on-going membership recruitment drive to grow the party from all willing citizens of Zambia.
The Head of State emphasized that the PF is a social-democratic movement founded on the principle of inclusiveness where any willing citizen was welcome.
“The democratic credentials of this great party is premised on our collective fundamental belief that we are a united family but one that is open to new ideas and new members. A free and open society is only possible when it is built on a broad-based agenda that speaks to diverse interests of all sections of society. The PF is a party that is always informed by diversity of content and character in terms of both ideas and individuals. This is who we are,” President Lungu said.
The PF must always remain a party of those willing to freely associate with one another and prepared to accept the dictates of the moral majority.
Mrs. Phiri has assured the President that her first task will be to undertake a countrywide membership recruitment drive to attract all Zambians eligible for membership under the PF constitution.
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