UNITED Party for National Development- UPND – has called for an audit of the issuance of national registration cards-NRCs, province by province.
UPND Liuwa Member of Parliament, Situmbeko Musokotwane claims that the PF strongholds such as Luapula has seen a lot of people acquiring NRCs unlike other provinces.
But Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo said in an interview from Kitwe that UPND are always cry babies every time a major election is coming up and want to use every excuse at their disposal.
“I have warned Zambians that if there is anyone aiding foriegners to acquire NRCs, they risk being prosecuted. But UPND are in the habit of making claims that cannot be taken seriously when they sense an impending loss all the time,”
Mr Kampyongo reminded Zambians that even in 2011 when PF and UPND were both in opposition, the UPND strategy was to concentrate on propoganda while the PF was focused on winning elections.
According to Dr. Musokotwane, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued 181,000 NRCs in Luapula against a target of 100,000.
He has wondered why Western Province has 52,000 people issued with the cards against a target of 100,000.