ZAMBIA: UPND picks 28 female candidates for August 11 polls.

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United Party for National Development (UPND) spokesperson Charles

Kakoma says his party has

increased the number of women

participating in this year’s general

elections to 28 candidates among

them four mayors.

Mr Kakoma said this at a Press

briefing at the party secretariat in

Lusaka yesterday where he

unveiled the list of the 156

aspiring candidates on the UPND

ticket. Mr Kakoma said the party’s

commitment to engage women in

decision making positions they

fielded in women Mayoral aspiring

candidate,Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa

for Lusaka,Ms Daphen Chabu for

Ndola and Ms Rabecca Mukuka for


Mr Kakoma also stressed that his

party was concerned by the

escalating levels of violence among

cadres and that he wondered why

President Edgar Lungu was

blaming his party for the violence

when it’s them (PF) that is

provoking their members.

” One of our members was shot by

a well-known PF cadre in

Northmead after our people were

returning from filling in of

nominations. Whose provoking

who then… We let them file in

peacefully but when its our turn

they disrupt our peace” said Mr


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