National Standing Committee Meets Discuss Zambia Election, ETC
18 August 2021
The National Standing Committee of the opposition MDC-T led by Senator Douglas Mwonzora met on Wednesday and discussed a number of issues among them the 12 August elections in Zambia. Pindula News presents the statement issued by Mr Winess Dube, the party's secretary for Information and Publicity.
Statement on the National Standing Committee
The MDC-T National Standing Committee met today at the Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare, under strict COVID 19 protocols, to consider various pertinent and strategic issues of local and international importance.
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The meeting deliberated on the recent electoral process in Zambia and appreciated the statesmanship shown by all the political leaders in the aftermath of the process. The meeting further extended its warm congratulations to President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema.
A report on the MDC-A pact engagements was circulated and the resolutions adopted by the Committee. As the official leader of this pact, according to the August 7, 2016, agreement, the MDC-T assures its partners that it is fully committed to the MDC Alliance.
The Committee received the Finance and Administration report from the Secretary-General, who is the head of the Finance and Admin Sub Committee, on the state of the party finances. Contrary to the false reports circulating in the media of financial impropriety, the Committee observed that this is not true.
In order to facilitate effectiveness in the running of the party, the President announced the assignment of members of his presidium to supervise certain clusters. In that regard, First Vice President Dr. Thokozani Khupe will be supervising the International Relations Cluster, Second Vice President Engineer Mudzuri will supervise the Administration and Finance cluster, and National Chairperson Morgen Komichi will lead the Party Building and Relations with other local organizations.
Furthermore, the Committee also received reports from the Organizing Department, Women and the Youth Assemblies. It was noted that the party is progressing well in terms of its targets and that the work of the aforementioned departments was in fact ahead of schedule.
Secretary For Information and Publicity
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