Itezhi tezhi UPND MP justifies his decision to accept President Sata’s appointment

Itezhi tezhi United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Greyford Monde has justified his acceptance of the apoitment as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. In a statement made available to the media, Mr Monde said that his decision to accept President Sata’s appointment as a deputy minister did not need a long explanation.
“Throughout my political career as an MP for Itezhi Tezhi, I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, a Zambian, a public servant, and a member of my party, in that order always and only.
“I have put my country, my people and my constituents in Itezhi Tezhi first. I have put them ahead of any divisive partisanship. For me, obligations to the country, the people and my constituents in Itezhi Tezhi will always take precedence over loyalty to an individual or a group,” read his statement.
“I come from a very poor constituency of Itezhi Tezhi. And I am not a rich man.