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COPPERBELT PACT FORUM

THE JUBILEE DECLARATION

WE THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLES PACT gathered here at Jubilee lodge in Kitwe on the 19th March 2011 under the auspices of the Copperbelt Pact Forum;

COGNIZANT of the fact that the principal party in the Pact is the people of Zambia and not leaders of any political party;

DO HEREBY make the following declarations;

1. THAT a petition be drafted and presented to both the UPND and PF leaders to call for a joint meeting within 14days from date of this declaration at which meeting the following should be discussed and concluded;

(a) The harmonization of the two Parties’ Manifestos with the Peoples’ Manifesto to reflect a common social, economic, political, environmental and governance agenda for Zambia (b) The hierarchy of the government to be formed post -2011 elections

(c) The adoption by the Pact partners of the Jubilee declaration that Mr. Michael Sata be the Presidential candidate for the Peoples’ Pact and Mr. Hakainde Hichilema be the Vice President in the new government, post- 2011 elections 2. THAT if the two leaders from both UPND and PF fail to confirm the hierarchy of the government post 2011 elections and all other demands contained herein within the stipulated time, respective members of the two Political parties must within 30days, choose their own leaders to represent them in the Peoples’ Pact.

3. THAT within two weeks from date of this declaration, each district (both urban and rural) must identify and choose Pact leaders in readiness for the 2011 General elections 1

4. THAT an interim National Pact Working Committee be chosen to coordinate the Peoples’ Pact Programmes henceforth.

5. THAT within 14 days from date of this declaration, the interim National Pact Working Committee should draft an inter-party agreement for all opposition political parties wishing to be party to the Peoples’ Pact 6. THAT the District and National Pact committees should put in place fundraising ventures for the Peoples’ Pact activities and general elections, within two weeks from day they are constituted

7. THAT interim National and District Pact Working Committees must set up Parallel Voter Tabulation (PVT) committees and also establish a PVT operating centre for purposes of the 2011 general elections

8. THAT National and District Pact Working Committees must be composed of at least 30% women and 30% youths, and that the same criteria be used when considering individuals for decision-making positions at all levels and spheres of the Peoples’ government post -2011 General elections

9. THAT efforts be made by those nominated to be in the interim Working Committees, both at District and National level to reach out to all opposition political parties whose aims and objectives resonate with those of the Peoples’ Pact.

10. THAT Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and all Public media houses (Times of Zambia, Daily Mail) are compelled to provide equal and fair coverage to all political parties participating in the 2011 General elections.

11. THAT efforts be made by those nominated to be in the interim Working Committees, both at District and National level to reach out to all churches in Zambia to participate in;

(a) Conducting of PVT countrywide during the 2011 General elections

(b) Sensitization of their members on the importance and need for the Peoples’ Pact 2

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