It’s the Grade 12 Certificate Clause that forced Obbious Mwaliteta to resign in frustration-Chanda

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SUNDAYPatriotic Front Information Committee Member Sunday Chanda has said that the resignation of Lusaka Province Minister Obbious Mwaliteta, and possible defection to United party for national Development (UPND), is out of frustration caused by his ineligibility to recontest the the Kafue Parliamentary seat because he does not have a Grade 12 certificate.

In a statement released to the media, Mr Chanda said that it was unacceptable that Mr Mwaliteta must vent his annoyance on the PF when he was part of the legislators who passed the 2015 Amended Constitution Bill which was later assented to by Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in line with the promise he made to the Zambian people.

In bidding farewell to Mr Mwaliteta, Mr Chanda said that Mr Mwaliteta still had the opportunity to upgrade on his academics to meet the benchmark set by Zambians of their elected representatives.