Ministers advised against MMD provincial postsBy CHARLES CHISALA
PRESIDENT Banda has directed Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers not to contest any positions at the MMD provincial conferences.
However, he said they are free to stand at the national convention slated for next year.
The President said he had issued the directive to allow ministers and deputy ministers to concentrate on serving the people at national level instead of engaging in politics in lower organs of the party.
In a statement issued by his special assistant for press and public relations Dickson Jere in Lusaka on December 14, President Banda said if elected at provincial level, the ministers and deputy ministers will not have time to organise the party because most of them live in Lusaka, and have a huge responsibility to serve the nation in all provinces.