In Zambia, President Kenneth Kaunda, who ran unopposed in the 1972 general election after declaring a one party state, is facing opposition by three candidates in the coming Presidential elections.
In Zambia, President Kenneth Kaunda, who ran unopposed in the 1972 general election after declaring a one party state, is facing opposition by three candidates in the coming Presidential elections. All the candidates come from within the United National Independence Party, the only legal political party. Zambia Broadcasting Services' Charles Mando, interviewed the Clerk of the National Assembly Mr. Mwela Chibesakunda about the strengths of the one party system.
SYNOPSIS: The opposition on the other hand planned how do we finish the ruling party so that we may come into power. And so what about development? Even on issues like in 1971, there was a bill that came before the house called registration and development of the villages. That bill was good for everybody, not only an opposition member or a government man. We would like villages to be improved because that's where the majority of the people are. But that bill. innocent as it was (good as it was), took more than two days to be approved. The only thing was the opposition had decided to oppose it. The government obviously wanted it only for the good of the people. Now, at the moment that question of political differences is no longer there. The question is how do we develop our country faster and for the benefit of everyone. So that everyone will enjoy fuller life, everyone will enjoy the working independence has brought us.