MMD needs a new leadership – Founder Member

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Mbita Chitala

Mbita Chitala

Founding member of the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Mbita Chitala says the former ruling party needs to go back to the basics upon which it was formed as a party that fought for good governance and democracy.

Dr. Chitala’s observation comes in the wake of the wrangles that have crept in the MMD where the two party vice presidents Dr. Michael Kaingu and Dr. Brian Chituwo and some members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) have risen against the leadership of party president Dr. Nevers Mumba.

And Dr. Chitala has observed that the MMD is not what it used to be despite it still holding the status of being party of national character and being the biggest opposition political party in the country.

Dr. Chitala, who is also a political activist, has suggested that the MMD needs to rebrand itself into a developmental party by firstly changing its manifesto and reforming its constitution.

Speaking to Qfm news in an interview this afternoon, Dr. Chitala says this will allow a new movement that will bring hope to the people for a better Zambia.

He adds that besides changing its work attitude by being more accommodative, the former ruling party also needs a new leadership which should be ushered in through a national convention in order to get rid of none MMD members that have imposed what he has described as a new and strange culture of intolerance.

Dr. Chitala has however warned that without these changes he has suggested, the MMD risks being swallowed up by other political parties and thereby become irrelevant to solving problems affecting the country.

And Dr. Chitala has also observed that the late republic president Levy Patrick Mwanawasa left a very difficult legacy for the former ruling party when brought in former United National Independence Party (UNIP) cadres who took over the MMD.

He says former republican president Rupiah Banda has also played a part in changing the MMD from what it used to be as he too brought none MMD people who displaced original members of the former ruling party.

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6 Responses to MMD needs a new leadership – Founder Member

  1. I have problems trusting anything that comes from Chitala. He betrayed his childhood friend Dean Mung’omba; the late President Mwanawasa and RB. Now he is already speaking like he was not part of th PF inner circle. Chitala give us a break…

    Kasankwa
    March 31, 2014 at 6:14 am
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  2. Chitala should give us a break.He’s just a man who needs recognision and position.He is a person who even killed the Cash 4 Africa business in Zambia.However it shall be revived by other serious business minded pipo.MMD is now an Insititution,Leaders come and go.Thanks for those who initianally loboured to bring up MMD eg Aka.Now it’s Dr Mumba as MMD President next time it will be somebody else.

    Sir Nyambe
    March 31, 2014 at 7:28 am
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  3. I do not understand Mbita Chitala’s comments. These issues are inevitable for a party like MMD. For now, there is no way, people should expect a miraculous healing of the MMD, when some parliamentarians are withholding contributions. this is in perceived punishment of Dr Mumba. Mbita should encourage dialogue rather than to call for new leadership, when in actual fact, the leadership he is calling for is Dr. Mumba

    Kazeka
    March 31, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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  4. Mbita Chitala you are a fool. Thats why you have failed to prosper in you businesses. You have no room for new and divergent ideas. You are not needed in morden society. You belong to the achieves

    mwenya
    March 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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  5. Give us proposals DERICK!

    KC
    April 1, 2014 at 5:42 am
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  6. I CANT SEE ANYBODY BETTER THAN NEVERS FOR MMD SURVIVAL.

    THIS IS END OF MMD. BODY VIEWING NOT ALLOWED. THE MMD HAS DISCOMPOSED.

    afcon phiri
    April 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm
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