Zambia's tech minister debunks quit claims

Felix Mutati, Zambia's science and technology minister.

Zambia's minister of science and technology, Felix Mutati, has denied leaving the government amid accusations of infighting within his party.

Felix Mutati denied claims that his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had a falling out with the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND), with which it is in an alliance.

"I want to make it clear that claims pointing to disunity in the UPND Alliance and suggestion that we, as MDC, are contemplating leaving are false, unfounded and ought to be dismissed with the contempt they deserve," Mutati said.

"We in the New Dawn Administration are working tirelessly to improve the lives of our people and rebuild the economy," said the minister.

Mutati added: “His Excellency the President, Mr Hakainde Hichilema, continues to provide sound leadership, and we are working with him and supporting him all the way to bring change in the lives of our people.” 

The technology minister has previously occupied cabinet positions under ex-presidents Rupiah Banda, Edgar Lungu and Levy Mwanawasa.

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