Kambwili tells opposition and civil society to fund the enactment of the constitution

MINISTER of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili displays a copy of the 2014-2018 Luanshya District Strategic Plan, as District Commissioner Harold Mbaulu(left) and Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda Bwalya (right) and Town Clerk Alex Mwansa looks on during the launch of Strategic Plan at Luanshya Civic Centre grounds
File:MINISTER of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili

Patriotic Front (PF) National Youth Chairman Chishimba Kambwili has challenged opposition political parties and the civil society to fund the enactment of the draft constitution.

Mr. Kambwili who is also Youth and Sports Minister said government has no money to conclude the constitution making process because it has prioritised development.

“We are not going to enact the constitution at the expense of development because we are not in a constitutional crisis. We have a workable constitution. My advice is that those who are pushing for a new constitution should find money to facilitate its passing because as government we have prioritized development first,” he said.

Addressing youths in Kapiri Mposhi District at the weekend, Mr Kambwili said opposition political parties have stopped criticizing the PF on job creation and infrastructure development because it has delivered and scored significant progress in developing the country within the two years it has been in power.

Mr Kambwili said opposition parties had now shifted focus to agitating violence and force change of government due to the impasse on enacting a new constitution.

“The opposition have now changed their goal posts to the new constitution. They have noticed that we are delivering and doing what they thought we will fail to do,” said Kambwili.

The Minister assured Zambians that the PF administration will not bow to political rhetoric from the opposition political parties to abandon its development agenda and commitment to better the lives of people.

Mr Kambwili urged youths in the country to be cautions and not allow politicians to mislead and influence them to perpetration violence and create instability in the country.

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  1. 1 flag Mfumu

    That is an interesting proposition Kambwili. If your offer is genuine, could we sign a MoU on how the government and the opposition parties and NGO’s will work out. If the government will be an honest partner and a roadmap is agreed, we the opposition will source funds from funding partners so long as the government then turns around and starts throwing it’s toys out of the pram when we the opposition areready to deliver a people driven constitution. This is an admission of failure and lack of will to deliver the constitution.

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    1. 1.1 flag Wanzelu

      That is not news. The opposition including the NGO has been constantly telling you PF minions that the international donors are ready to fund the constitution making process if PF has stolen all the money from government coffers.
      The British, the Nordic countries, the American , UNDP amongst other donors are ready to do that any time. The only f00ls who have delayed the process are you the PF minions who think that you can win 2016 with the current constitution.
      I for one do not care about the new constitution because the current one will propel UPND into government easily with just 0.5% lead.
      I like this , more pressure is being exerted by the donors now as the pretext for more funding and developmental help. PF has been told by Americans, no new constitution and freedoms, no funding

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    2. 1.2 flag Wanzelu

      I do not remember a time when the Zambian government has ever funded such a grand undertaking like the constitution making process. The donors funded the first phase being derailed by PF why wont they fund the last phase if they believe it will cut down people ‘s suffering and hold careless politicians like Sata accountable.

      Kambwili tell Sata and Kabimba to produce the road map for constitution enactment, and the money will made available very soon. Even HH can fund it alone if he was not an interested party.

      There is $10million ready to fund a constitutional referendum.

      Viva UPND and HH. The party with a clear vision for Zambia.

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    3. 1.3 flag Gen

      While i agree with govt position on prioritizing development as in infrastructure, agriculture, creating jobs etc, a good constitution is equally part of development delivery and i know that HE. MCS will not disappoint on this.

      A new people driven constitution is part of the PF development agenda and will surely be delivered… no doubt.

      I do not agree with Kambwili’s proposition that the opposition and NGO’s source funding for the constitution process. kambwili is only politicking for further frustrate the fractured opposition.

      just as It is govt duty and responsibility to source funding for infrastructure development they, equally have a solemn duty not only to protect and defend the constitution but source funding for its enactment when the time comes.

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    4. 1.4 flag Nubian Princess

      But chi Kambwili!

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    5. 1.5 flag Let me say this............

      Hon. Minister, it is clear from statements by the PF leadership that the reason for not enacting the constitution has very very little to do with money. The real reason is fear that a progressive constitution such as proposed will bring democracy, real democracy, which will empower Zambians not to allow politicians to pursue personal interests at the expense of public interest. Clearly denying Zambians a new constitution after waiting for many years and spending so much is a confirmation that Zambians are at the mercy of the party in power. This has been the case with UNIP and MMD. It is not just PF.

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    6. 1.6 flag Zed@crossroad

      This is beyond politicking. How can a sensible govt handover the constitution making processing to opposition and NGOs. This is strange considering the fact that it is this very govt which appointed a chief from Mupika as a constitution drafting expert and paid him huge sums of money. Was the Committee of Experts another scheme to enrich people from a particular clan? Was this process intended to benefit all Zambians or just for the people with PF correct surnames? Kabwili please assist respond to these concerns. Otherwise, we have all noted that all is well with you, looking at how you have gained weight in the recent past few months, to an extent of worrying his HE The President of Zed.

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    7. 1.7 flag Point

      @Mfumu

      The one thumbs down on your comment is from Kambwili

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  2. 2 flag Saulosi

    Tell them Chishimba !!! We are all about priorities and we are doing a good job.New roads and universities being constructed around the country ,now thats what we need not a constitution that won`t put food on my table.

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    1. 2.1 flag ndobo

      your kambwili was not thinking when he made that Statement USA already offered to pay for that constitution,,,,,,,,,,,,, besides Zambia has a local “Bill Gates` GBM who very wishing to put down the money for the constitution also

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    2. 2.2 flag Nostradamus

      @Ndobo, for your own information HH is more rich than GBM, but the richest is Kavindele.
      Back to Saulosi’s friend Kambwili, we know he trying to cover-up issue of him hiring Komaki against Kabimba. Kambwili should just continue with hounding out Kabimba, we all know Kabwili is friend of GBM.
      Hahahahhha so Ndobo you got data, Kambwili is saying GBM can fund the constitution and shame Kabimba… SMART Kabwili!!

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    3. 2.3 flag Maikalange

      Saulosi, I see that you will toot the PF horn at every opportunity — even though what Kambwili’s do not make sense you still think it is sensible to applause it.

      Development will not come to Zambia is government is not accountable.

      #Bufi

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  3. 3 flag kubweka

    kambwili: I hope the youths took your advise about being cauticious on people leading them astray as you are one of those leading us astray with all your lies and changing statements: i watched you on ZNBC news last night and was disgusted with your behaviour on national TV: how can you tell off someone like that and threaten to fire him in so such a public place; shame on you: you are an embaressement to the country: and not only that but also a bully using your statise in life to intimidate ; we want the constitution so we the zambian people can regain some diginity and have a voice again:

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    1. 3.1 flag Dipotival

      Chikula boyii…………can’t u see!!

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  4. 4 flag Jay Jay

    Really laughable these utterances by BUFFOON Kambwili; the govt has no money for enactment of the constitution yet it has money to launch a useless National Airline. Moreover the US offered to assist these reckless empty tins if they didn’t have the funds.

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  5. 5 flag Tom

    Mr chimbwili, why are you contradicting your self,if you have delivered in two years why don’t you give what people have asked,their constitution.Please PF don’t be so arrogant you cannot force people to see the development which is not there.Let people judge for themselves and not what ba chilufya has said.I can assure you PF in 2016 you will see stars the Zambian people are not *****.

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  6. 6 flag nshilimubemba

    Kambwili is just great I support him on this issue he is talking sense we need developement not politicks

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    1. 6.1 flag cabbage

      Are you sure or you are also mad like nshilimubemeba

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  7. 7 flag Fatmadness

    I we the tax payers want the constitution as the development. Dont tell me of your mother who doesnt pay tax as a reason to deny me fundamental rights and institutions. I wish something happened and you lose power, and get subjected to conditions you are subjecting Zambians. Fat people would need to explain their criminality

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  8. 8 flag Wantanshi

    See now, what the voters, MMD, UNIP delivered to us, rotten garbage. So the constitution is no longer an issue? But it got you elected. Will there be a more id!otic govt than PF?

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  9. 9 flag Sinkamba Wisdom

    CIRCUS PRONOUNCEMENTS FROM PF MINISTERS

    NOW WONDER MICHEAL CHILUFYA SATA CHARLES MWANGO KATONGO CALLS HIS MINISTERS USELESS AND USELESS MPS. ZAMBIANS ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE THAT THERE WAS AN OFFER TO FUND THE CONSTITUTION MAKE PROCESS BY THE AMERICAN EMBASSY WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF A GOOD CONSTITUTION. BUT LATER YESTERDAY A MINISTER GOES AT THE ANTI HILL AND SAYS THE OPPOSITION SHOULD FUND THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS. THIS CLEARLY SHOWS HOW THE PF ARE DISORGANISED. THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF TELLING LIES. YOU CAN NEVER BE CONSITENCY IN UPDATING THE NATION. KAMBWILI STOP EMBARASSING YOURSELF AND YOUR PF FAILED PROJECT. DONORS ARE READY TO FUND THE PROCESS JUST GIVE THEM THE ROAD MAP. WE NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT US FROM PF THUGS AND THEIR PANGA GANGS. VIVA ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. GOG IS…

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  10. 10 flag Monze radio caller.

    baby hipo.fat albat, you don’t make sense.Zambians do nt pay any tax to the opposition political parties or any civil society bt to govt of which you are useles minister.jst tel us about yo fake digree mr fat albat.mulibalwele baka mbwili.

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  11. 11 flag Vilifier

    Kambwili zabe xole (z = w and x = t)

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  12. 12 flag theorist

    Ba baby elephant naboooo!

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  13. 13 flag chikubabeniso

    Slavery was all about oppression ,apartheid also oppressing others and Zambia ‘s pf govt is scared to enact a people driven constitution because it will not use the public order act to oppress the Zambian citizens.even after 20 years infrastructure development will still be needed,many times has the roads built by kk ,chiluba have been redone ?JB lost in Malawi and am sure pf will lose in 2016.

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  14. 14 flag Tom

    Mr Sata said he is too fat he should try and do some exercises maybe he will think properly.Give us what you promised us period otherwise tukamiponona ba mambala.

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  15. 15 flag Chivunda Samusungwa

    Kambwili,just like his boss ailing dictator Michael Charles Katongo Mwango Chilufya Sata,never speaks sensible words.Kambwili enjoys mocking the Zambian people because he has forgotten that the people are his masters.Kambwili’s foolishness is known by everyone,including children.The Grand Coalition should continue campaigning for a new constitution.

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  16. 16 flag Howard Zulu

    I wanted to go into a logical debate with hippo but it won’t yield anything. What development are you delivering when people are going without meals?

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  17. 17 flag Mei Matungu

    Still insistent on beating about the bush? The only relevant thing you need to tell us is that PF has failed and ready to kick the bucket come 2016, period!

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    1. 17.1 flag chombela

      PF has lamentably failed

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  18. 18 flag Yondo Sister

    What do you expect to come out chishimba’s useless brain?he is not even ashamed to say that pf govt have created jobs. He is talking about unplanned and uncoordinated building of so called infrastructures. How can normal government start construction of new universities when existing one lack basic amenities for them to function properly.
    PF so called infrastructure development is just keeping up appearance stunt.

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  19. 19 flag ZP(Zabwino Palibe)

    Everybody in PF is competing for stupidity starting with the top boss.

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  20. 20 flag ZP(Zabwino Palibe)

    Hoping to charm the cobra for midnight call.

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    1. 20.1 flag mossad

      ati isausendeko ma sharwama

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  21. 21 flag Ras Rated n Steady

    You got the right to remain silent Sir, Does not add up to anything at all.

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  22. 22 flag Dyonko

    Why are we so cursed with such oafish and foolish leaders. On one hand he says the opposition should fund the new constitution and on the other hand he says the current constitution is a workable one. So in essence the oaf agrees that the new constitution is better than the current workable one and the only issue at play is one of funding. Has he discussed this sentiment with his boss?

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  23. 23 flag Mwamoneni

    Iyeeeeee mayo. Kambwili, Kambwili, Kambwili wemwanawe….
    ..Please!!!! the constitution is development! Wake up!!!

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  24. 24 flag cats

    Working constitution!! why appointing and setting the Constitution Review Commission to waste our tax money. With minister like you I fail to say I am zambian. shame on you

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  25. 25 flag we of the never never

    As Kabweka says I watched Kabwili last evening and today. He is a disgress. Only Sata can keep such an arroant **** in his cabinet. The kind of humiliaton and embarrasement he caused to the young man in Kapiri is unbelievable. However, he is exposing his stupidity and that of the one who sent him. Advice to Pathetic is that arrogant Fat Kabwili is not campaining but de-campaigning. Information reaching is thay he jas headed to NWP. If he insults there they will circumcise him. Shame on this womaniser.

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  26. 26 flag sulwe

    Honorable minister should understand that zambians way surpassed accepting such deceptive moves.
    There is no new point the minister is raising here apart from reflecting his low iq and typical of the failed pf regime.
    Very sad indeed.

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  27. 27 flag Adviser

    So, is this official government position????

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  28. 28 flag china

    Kambwili those developmental projects is just like enriching the Chinese, I think these chinese deceived you into focusing only on infrastructures so they can keep
    getting paid why you digging us deep in debt, the world is watching you and seeing
    how greedy you have gotten with power backtracking on your promises to release
    people driven constitution

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  29. 29 flag Aquilla

    What is this blubber blubbing on about?

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  30. 30 flag muzo

    that is why you are government you need to fund the constitution making.why did you fund the technical committee on constitution if you did not want to enact the constitution we hear you are afraid of certain clauses in the draft that is why you have not release it to the public owners of the constitution.
    It is difficult to Trust politicians in opposition the promise you this but when you give them power to change things they change goal post and just start enjoying salaries and allowances and completely forget about the people who put them in power as they continue languishing in abject poverty.What a country!

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  31. 31 flag Keleni tasa akete mu 2011.

    Belly Politician Full Stop!
    He even has “The Belly” to prove it.

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  32. 32 flag Ngombala Muhapi wa Linaha

    This scrap metal baboon, it’s still clueless about what government role really is! Next time he will be asking the opposition to raise money for government salaries.

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  33. 33 flag JUDGE

    I DO NOT SEE ANY DEVELOPMENT IN ZED WHICH MR DISASTER CAN BE SHOUTING AT LET HIM SPEND HIS LAND DAYS INSULTING AND SCARING INVESTORS

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  34. 34 flag Floyd Chitalu

    Always thinking of donors! Live within your means. All that copper you let be stolen from you and then ever looking up for funding from donors, what a thinking, 50 years after independence? When will this dependance syndrome be rubbed off the heads? You waste, misuse, misapply, misappropriate or even steal what you own day in and day out, even what those donors give is ever squandered, yet the mind is ever skewed to being given and receiving from donors! Printing of this document can be funded from copper which you give away to characters who suck everything out of the country. Donors, ever donors, use your resources wisely and move away from dependance syndrome.

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  35. 35 flag one love

    saulosi tel them’they cnt seeee” o they want it s them bakawalala imwe.u stil cnt belive tht u lost 2011 wait 4 2016 muzanya.

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  36. 36 flag 142

    Useless comment from useless chap who was peddling “gimmicks” in order to win election!!

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  37. 37 flag B2B

    @nostradamus, the richest Zambian is Dr. Rajan Mahtani. Kavindele is nowhere near him.

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  38. 38 flag Global

    I always salute Kambwili each he talks about some thing, he is great, because HH thinks that by enacting a new constitution, he will win elections. The man has been a failure thru out

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    1. 38.1 flag 142

      Born 5tupid making 5tupid comments. Can you explain how HH can enact new Constitution and then win election?

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    2. 38.2 flag cabbage

      Global what you have commented here do not make any sense. a constitution is about all citizens not about a particular person. PF promised us a pepole driven constitution and to be ready in 90 days. How is HH related to Kambwili’s stupid remark. Guys we are being ruled by ****** check this coming out of a ministers mouth.

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  39. 39 flag Sage

    This coming from a sitting Minister of a ruling party is pathetic and an insult to the thinking masses of this country. God forbid, this is the calibre of people in government taking charge of the affairs of government. There is no sense of responsibility for the promises they make. Proper thieves. Why promise what you can not deliver? Its a common secret that contents of the new constitution will disadvantage those in power or disqualify them form standing. They be honorable and step down. The people will without doubt kick them out in 2016. If divine intervention occurs, it could earlier even!

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  40. 40 flag pompwe

    very dull and arrogant..does he think he will continue in power?

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  41. 41 flag Maikalange

    In order for Zambia to develop, government needs to be accountable, in order for government to be accountable, we need a new constitution.

    At the rate things are going, we are all at the mercy of the Party and Its Government (PIG). On one day, the PIG can reshuffle cabinet, MPs, Ministers and VPs at will. The PIG can appoint ambassadors on a whim without caring what anyone says.
    Separating/reducing the power of the president in order to provide checks and balances will make the PIG accountable.

    WE NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION BEFORE WE CAN SEE DEVELOPMENT!!

    #OneZambia

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  42. 42 flag bullu sianjongolo

    very foolish chap

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  43. 43 flag masautso mwale

    The Pathetic Fools are prepared to fund as many bye elections as possible. Morons

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  44. 44 flag mossad

    HELLO MR DISASTER FAT BELLY USELLESS MP,HON.CHICHUPU KAMBWILI[HOE].the problem u dont have a constitution in ur HOME,which means u can use the toilet to prepare a meal,or u can shit in ur kitchen,which is development TOO.thank u SIR

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