The United Party for National Development (UPND) has adopted Faustin Banda as its candidate in the forthcoming Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election slated for September 6.
UPND Deputy Secretary-General for politics, Patrick Mucheleka says Dr. Banda was adopted after a vigorous process at all levels of the party and that the party is confident of its choice.
Mr. Mucheleka says the party is confident of performing well in the by-election as it has adopted a viable candidate who is not only a native of Kasenengwa, but understands the challenges the people were faced with.
And Dr. Banda says he prays for a violence free election as the people of Kasenengwa are naturally peaceful people.
An engineer by profession, Dr. Banda is currently the acting Head of the Department of Geomatic Engineering at the University of Zambia.
The Kasenengwa Seat fell vacant following the death of Victoria Kalima.