Lusaka Central Patriotic Front (PF) Independence Ward Councilor George Daka has said the United Party for National Development (UPND) was behind the vendors’ protests recently in Kanyama Constituency.

In an interview yesterday, Councilor Daka said the traders at Mutandabantu Market in Kanyama who protested over their relocation to another trading space to pave way for road construction works were UPND members.

And Councilor Daka said it was wrong for the traders to protest when government meant well for the people of Kanyama by taking development to the area.

“UPND was behind the vendors’ protests recently in Kanyama Constituency” Daka said

Meanwhile, Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD Die Hard National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has said it was unacceptable for Patriotic Front (PF) Nkana Constituency Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme to insinuate that the black mountain was sold off by the MMD.

Mr. Chiluba indicted Mr. Chiteme and the Patriotic Front of running away from their responsibilities by blaming the former ruling party for the persisting wrangles at the black mountain on the Copperbelt.

Mr. Chiluba has since advised Mr. Chiteme to focus on providing solutions to the problems conceani9ng the black mountain as opposed to play hide and seek games.

“Chiteme should just find solutions are a leader as opposed to finger pointing” Chiluba said