Former Kazungula and Siavonga district commissioner in the MMD government Fred Siasuntwe has been appointed as UPND provincial trustee.
Both Mr. Siasuntwe and the UPND southern province party secretary Winnerson Ng’uni have confirmed the development to the Daily Nation in Livingstone.
According to the appointment letter dated June 24, 2013 written and signed by UPND provincial secretary Winnerson Ng’uni and copied to the Provincial Chairman Billiard Makwembo, Mr. Siasuntwe’s appointment follows the party’s extensive discussion which the provincial committee held in Choma on June 14, 2013.
“Following extensive discussion at the recent provincial committee meeting which sat on June 14, 2013 in Choma, we are pleased to inform you that you have been appointed to the position of provincial trustee for Southern province,” the letter read.
And in confirming his appointment, Mr. Siasuntwe told the Daily Nation in Livingstone that he is ready to serve the UPND for the benefit of the people and growth of the nation Zambia.
Mr. Siasuntwe pledged to avail his time to serve the party (UPND) diligently, fulfilling the terms of reference of the appointment.
“It is in this interest that I pledge to avail my time to serve UPND diligently, fulfilling the terms of reference of the appointment and any assignment that I am asked to undertake or render,” he said.
Mr. Siasuntwe was among the candidates who contested the Livingstone by-election on the MMD ticket which was scoped by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in March this year.
Meanwhile, Mr. Siasuntwe has described the PF’s performance as being under par since it got into power in 2011.
He said that the PF’s performance has been poor adding that the party has ended up offending all citizens in the country.
The former DC charged that the PF could have wronged even unborn babies following its decision to remove subsidy on maize and fuel.
He said that the party is digging its grave because of the way it is handling matters of the nation adding that it is now governing with iron fists as it can be seen from its system of leadership.