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Namulambe calls MPs opposing government’s constitution roadmap to resign

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Government has called on opposition members of parliament opposing its roadmap on the constitution making process to resign for failing to keep the oath they took to defend on the constitution.

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Gabriel Namulambe, made the call in
Mufulira yesterday when he addressed Faith Based Organisations  (FBOs).

The minister told Christians to rally behind the government suggested roadmap and
reject the short cut that the opposition political parties and civil society are
demanding.

Mr. Namulambe said the country is not  in a governance crisis for people to suggest
unsubstantiated roadmap.

He urged the congregants to ignore calls by the opposition and civil society for a
Constituent Assembly, saying they are just a small fraction of Zambians intending to
enrich themselves at the expense of development.

The minister told the people that it was not Biblical to be in conflict with
government and demonize leaders as this will entail they are rebelling against God.

The minister, who earlier asked pastors to lay hands on him so that he could be able
to provide good leadership entrusted on him by the President, reminded the
Christians to submit to government as expected  of them by the word of God.

He said government will not bend on its position over the constitution making
process, adding that if  it means asking God to change the constitution, it will be
done.

And speaking earlier prophet Haggai Kalaba said leaders who are in government have a
responsibility given to them by God to  provide for the needy and not to give
excuses.

He said God has ordained government to bring sanity and people are to respect the
word of God in totality.

The minister also toured various projects that the FBOs in the district are runing
that include promotion of traditions, sporting activities and support and care to
vulnerable children.

Mr. Namulambe commended the FBOs for their initiatives and encouraged them to
replicate the activities to other towns who are waiting upon government to provide.
ZANIS

41 COMMENTS

  1. My dear son don.t get out of your way.Wayasa.
    Di mwe bazakamanga after 5years.Ukalimwana chabe.
    Carefull we may see you droped soon because of the
    yoth fund mwayamba kundwa muma province.Unatenga
    zingati ndalama poyenda ku Cuba last month carefull.
    Keep it up with sports and street kids and not kuyamba
    vinangu pabazako.

  2. Zulu this man holds sport ministrial position he should instead tell the nation how far is the building of the stadia so far is. Is now face saving after Zambia draw 1-1. Talk about sports how the sportsmen and women preparing for All Africa Game next month. He has not even made any comment over the game yesterday. We had expected him to be the first one to encourage the boys of their endavour. Does he know that the souls of many are still boilling due to lose of life two weeks ago. He should know were Chulumanda is today. Politics is temporarly appearnace and can be short termed.

  3. Namulambe, azayamba kuyitaya manje. This boy from Mpongwe should realize that, he is not invisible. this constitution is very important if we have to uproot corruption and tribalism which is a danger to existance of one Zambia one Nation.

  4. Now I have heard it all! Opposing government is unchristian? Calling for a constituent assembly is a resigning matter? MMD Government is ordained by God? What kind of audience was he addressing? Semi-illiterate bible bashers? It just shows why Zambia is in a mess. LPM surrounds himself with *****s. Everytime these people open their mouths I get more and more convinced that we need that constitution like NOW. Appointing ministers from outside parliament would enable the president to appoint the best people. Instead we end up with people who just need a job. I say bring on the new constitution and be rid with this rubbish!

  5. Chitapankwa, Don’t you realize that you are a miserable ***** yourself though calling others *****s? I bet you the no vote CA in a referendum results will stun your shallow mind. There is every homework done. 50% of eligible voters must vote yes CA for the anti CA to lose. Those who voted to the Mung’omba commission are less than
    100, 000 Zambians out the eligible voters of around 6,000,000 Zambians.I stand ready for every disappointment
    in such politics.

  6. ifya CA twalilanda kale, thats why the blog is boring today. that minister was wrong to say mmd is ordained by God, and… and pipo should know that its not a sin to do away with mmd. lets talk about something else and move foward…

  7. #5 Kadansa. What you have to say is irrelevant. You are the one who is shallow minded. Obviously you agree with the rubbish this man has been spouting. I don’t care how the constitution is adopted. I just want it adopted in its entirity. Of course I appreciate that most Zambian do not even understand what a CA is. But that is not the issue here. What got me annoyed was the fact that this ***** went about telling other MPs that they should resign because they oppose the government and that they (the government) are ordained by God. Infact he implied that opposing government was unchristian. You must must be a very shallow minded person if you believe all that dross!

  8. CA
    A constituent assembly is a body elected with the purpose of drafting, and in some cases, adopting a constitution. An example is the Russian Constituent Assembly, which was established in Russia in the wake of the October Revolution of 1917, which overthrew the Russian Provisional Government.

  9. Chitapankwa # 7, truly you have failed to realize that you are a challenged one yourself looking at your rash of calling others *****s. What you have failed to catch is that politicians politicize their statements everywhere. Unless you are sanctified in the Lenshina shrines where politics is alien, politicians will always politicize their way through anywhere in the world from Churchill to Washington. Keep dreaming on for a 100% just society attainable in your head only. The world Government will never build a just society dream of. Imbalances and inequalities are for this world. Watch the direction of our constitution past and present. Politicians only waffle impossibilities on the constitution when they are out of Government. Look at all those hallucinating against the same today from Sata to quacking lawyers in the front page. These are the quacks that have raped all past submissions to the Chona, Mvunga and Mwanakatwe commisions and yet today because time has sidelined them, they are brainwashing you as your champions of constitutional reforms. All your best in your trail of despicable ignorance. Learn to put your money and time where your mouth is

  10. #9 Paparazzi. You are a lost cause mate. Things are very straight forward. Instead you choose to waffle on. Earlier on you were trying to justify Lozi tribalism. Now you are support this ***** in his assertion that MMD is God ordained. I am not even interested in you ranting about the constitution because you choose to divert from the topic at hand. You references to Lenshina again betrays your hatred for Bembas. I think everyone should ignore you like that ‘Whitestar’ ***** who came on this blog and refered to all of us as black bastards.

  11. #9 Paparazzi. You are a lost cause mate. Things are very straight forward. Instead you choose to waffle on. Earlier on you were trying to justify Lozi tribalism. Now you are supporting this ***** in his assertion that MMD is God ordained. I am not even interested in your rantings about the constitution because you choose to divert from the topic at hand. Your references to Lenshina again betray your hatred for Bembas. I think everyone should ignore you like that ‘Whitestar’ ***** who came on this blog and referred to all of us as black bastards. You refer to Washington and Churchill as if we should be impressed. Just because there have been failed attempts in the past does not mean we should just curl up and die. That is the Zambian way. We need a new way – carry on believing. I was once told to my face by a white South African in London that a black man would never rule South Africa. We will keep faith. It matters not what you and your MMD thugs do. Viva la republica!

  12. Chitapankwa # 11
    That is where your confusion and misfit in the real world of sanity comes out so vivid. I have no hatred for Bembas or any humanity as you seem struggling to insinuate. It is a pity that you are even abusing the revered Chitapankwa a Bemba rulership name this reckless in a public domain. FYI, though irrelevant to the on going debates, am another pure Bemba descendant of Katongamina in the Ng’andu clan of Chinsali in Chief Nkula. My parents born of mama Chilunga a daughter of a Bemba patrician, Chikutwe with dad’s father being Chibwa Chanfula. So insinuations that I hate Bemba for detasting the hypocrisy of Sata with traceable membership in the abused Kola foundation is nothing but absolute claptrap familiar with non thinking primates where challenged. Why should I vilify lozis who just met to consolidate their working relationships for regional development purposes? The public has not head them confirm any of the allegations hipped on them not even on political lines but development unity. I have considered those reported to have met as from a diverse social interest, whereas Kola foundation members declared their failed conspiracy against MMD in the run up to Decision 2006. You saw Sata’s worst side of despicable divisive tribal vitriolic propagation in 2006. Had MMD and Zambian patriots curved in and lacked a winning strategy, Zambia could have been in flames today. So if you remain that crewless, don’t remark to my contributions because I don’t need to be another blind subservient troll like you. Should any Zambian go tribal, I will certainly tear them.

  13. Hon. Namulambe, that is total oppression of the masses. Why can’t you let people decide on their own? What is the meaning of democracy? It does not mean intimidation at all. Why do you behave like Ba Jose? Your days are limited at that Ministry going by such remarks. Please wake up and do us good by focusing on sports matters.

  14. ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT IN MINERAL ROYALTIES TALKS

    LUSAKA – Zambia President Levy Mwanawasa will personally negotiate proposed tax increases in mineral royalty and corporate taxes with foreign copper mining firms. According to Zambia News and Information Services (Zanis), Mwanawasa will meet chief executive officers of key foreign copper and cobalt mining firms to discuss the proposed hike of the mineral royalty to 3% from 0,6% and corporate tax to 30% from 25%. Zanis said Mwanawasa invited the mine managers to his official residence to discuss the tax increments but did not indicate when this meeting would take place.The mining firms already pay value added tax, personal income tax for workers and land tax to municipal councils. “Mr Mwanawasa said so far, the mining firms had in principle agreed with the government’s intention to increase mineral royalties,” Zanis said.Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande in a separate statement said the mining firms had declared an aggregate profit of $397.3

  15. ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT IN MINERAL ROYALTIES TALKS
    LUSAKA – Zambia President Levy Mwanawasa will personally negotiate proposed tax increases in mineral royalty and corporate taxes with foreign copper mining firms. According to Zambia News and Information Services (Zanis), Mwanawasa will meet chief executive officers of key foreign copper and cobalt mining firms to discuss the proposed hike of the mineral royalty to 3% from 0,6% and corporate tax to 30% from 25%. Zanis said Mwanawasa invited the mine managers to his official residence to discuss the tax increments but did not indicate when this meeting would take place.The mining firms already pay value added tax, personal income tax for workers and land tax to municipal councils. “Mr Mwanawasa said so far, the mining firms had in principle agreed with the government’s intention to increase mineral royalties,”Zanis said.Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande in a separate statement said the mining firms had declared an aggregate profit of $397.3 million in 2005/06 financial year, after making losses of $43.2 million in 2002/03.Magande said the mining companies contributed 35.7 billion kwacha (approximately $9 million) in mineral royalties, up from 3,633,795 Zambian kwacha in 2002/03 financial year.Analysts attribute the jumps to rising international metals prices and a more than doubling in Zambia’s output of copper, the country’s main export, over the period.Magande said the government would audit earnings of the mining firms to determine the tax requirements.”It is important to note that there is a process in place that is diligently observed to ensure that tax audits are conducted to verify the profits declared by mining companies,” Magande said.Tax increases have been a controversial issue in Zambia since last September’s presidential and legislative elections, after chief opposition leader Michael Sata swept to a major victory in parliamentary polls following his pledge to raise taxes paid by the mines.Sata lost the presidential vote to Mwanawasa, who was re-elected for a second a final five-year term in office allowed by the law.Some of the key foreign investors in Zambia’s mining sector include Canada’s First Quantum Minerals, Australia’s Equinox Minerals, London-listed Vedanta Resources and Swiss firm Glencore International AG.Copper mining earns Zambia the bulk of foreign exchange, but analysts say the country does not reap enough benefits because the mines are owned by foreigners.

  16. What is wrong with our system? The President is a very busy person. What is happening to the top officials that should deal with this case of royalties? If done by the President all it shows is that he has passed a vote of no confidence in the respective Minister. Of course in this case Hon. Magande.

  17. Everything starts and ends with the president . This puts the president at risk of exposure to corruption. Chiluba fell trap to this power. We need this constitutiion to protect Zambia and dignity of the presidency.

  18. Nkataboy17# Nothng wrong with the system it must be done at a higher level because of its senstive. Afterall the president is the head o this crasuade. Its just unfortunate that when they taxes were negotiated Zambia was in need of money and investments so they overlooked the importance of taxes in the govt in come. Cobalt is one matel used in every mobile phone so its on demand worldwide Zambia shóuld utilise this chance. In modern communicaation cotana and silicon are other two minerals viable. In addition we have copper which is used in telecommunication and electrified railway systems. So the govt has the duty to put in place working measures to bring in maximum income. With climate changes there will be a shift of transport system in railways alas oil and gas are diminishing. Its now to change things inorder for Zambia to benefit.

  19. #12 PAPARAZZI
    You are my man. I have great respect for men like you who stand on principle and not cadre mentality or mob psychology being exhibited by most regular bloggers.

    What is right is right and what is wrong remains wrong regardless of tribal affiliation. Most charaters on this blog have no spine they just parrott populist causes and mostly without fact.

    More of you will raise the profile od this forum.

    Paparazi Amalumbo wemwishikula wakwa mulopwe kanabesa Nkula

  20. It is sad that we have ministers who cant see the importance of a CA.I wonder why they are even minister of the zambian government which is supposed to serve the Zambian people.Or is it that we dont have people who can analyse and see the merits of a CA in the current government.Why is it that our leaders are being to partisan for nothing.fellow citizen including the leaders, the development of this nation is in our power to make important decision like aCA so if we shun such decisions development will be an unatainable dream to us.

  21. So ba papparazzi in your wisdom, you’ve seen nothing wrong in this ***** calling others to resign because of their stance on the adoption of the constitution? and please since they is no sustitute word or phrase to describe idiocy, dont demonise chitapankwa for calling that ndola rural boy as such.

  22. #16 Sophist – it is sad that the President has got no idea of what leadership is about. What his decision/action shows is that he made the wrong choices for the people he put in concerned ministries. Why else would he choose to do the job himself when it can be done by his ministers? Or is this another way of saying that he has no confidence/trust in his ministers? How can you trust a govt whose leader has no confidence in his subordinates? I am not sure it gives confidence to potential investors having a president doing the contract negotiations. Just my thoughts.

  23. #19 Easy, This is simple logic. The president will come to preside if there was crisis in the deal. In this case, it is not there.This matter needs to be dealt with at a ministerial level. Otherwise he is diluting his authority.

  24. This guy must be updating us about the stadium ba chocholi pacitile promised and must be consoling us after saturday’s heart break not fi constytyooshoon.

  25. Nkhataboy…There is northing wrong with our system. LPM is just going through the phases Zambian presidents go through in their last term. They start getting involved in deals. And you will soon see operations like PHI mashrooming. FTJ prety much replicated every ministry at state house. at that point cabinet becomes a rubber stamp , but all decisions are made by presidential minions. This is how they steal money. I’m sure he is planning on getting some kick bucks through the back door.
    EASY.. The government has defined structutes to deal with issues like this one. There is absolutely no need for presidential interference. WE ARE WATCHING YOU LPM.

  26. SAGE, Nkataboy, Mad scientist and others. Is not Kuku who was saying the other day that in Nigeria people kidnapp because of such issues. Here is a president trying to recollect what went wrong before. Remember he didnt negotiate these tasks himself. We need this man mediate when this are not okay that is what he is trying to do. There is nothing like making deals all efforts are intended for you Zambians to benefit. Look it Fundanga to reliase that the taxes were to low when he went to China recent. He was advised by a man from Ghana who told him the taxes were just to low. I think this is in the interest of Zambians you might like LPM but I think he is a man of principles and he has tried in his capacity to collect things. If anyone seems to retreived of his duties he should come out in the open. After I believe the president wont be alone when negotiating these royal ta´xes his advisors and the ministers concerned will definately be part of the group.

  27. #27 SAGE is right.This is the reason these Demagogues are playing politics about adopting our constitution through the CA.They know that chances would be very slim for them to practise the same corruption the`re trying to make us believe the`re fighting.These are the double standards we need to oppose.We need to be PROACTIVE instead of REACTIVE.We don`t need another Task force to start investigating these Lunatics when their current term elapses.Let`s make sure we seal any loop holes in our system to stop anything like this from happening.

  28. Chapi29# all we need is check and balances you know any serious company has to present quartaly results of their business and this published on the media andthe end of the financial year the same has to be done you account for your activities. By doing so Zambia is develop systems are concepts that real works and in the long time we seal all lopeholes. I am not against CA which ever all what is need is amend the constitution to suit the present times where rampant corruption, back door thieving is a daily routine. Look at the recent reports of the road construction money Billions are not accounted for. If we have committees to review such activities on a three months basis then we can be very effective and efficient in our dealings. I know some roads which the govt has promised to tar them before I was born but update nothing has been down yet millions. The other problem is we have very weak MPs who are just job seekers.

  29. Namulambe mwaice very soon you will be like Kamalondo, Ester Nakawala,Rankin Sikasula,Kazala, Chulumanda-stop thinking with your legs use your brain.I think Chuchu’s demenia and dyslexia has crippled his cabinet, no wonder he has chosen to take control of all ministries,because he rightly believes that everybody is on leave or has since left .How can in your right frame of mind iwe ka Namulambe from Ndola rural say such rubbish and more so at church gathering?you deserve to be cast into the fires of hell so that you can gnash and grind your brown teeth?
    Ifimpusa ne nshishi ficili mu mutwe mumobe?

  30. If you follow and know Zambian politics as i do. You will realise that the whole issue about the constitution is not about human rights,development or even good governance. Its all about too much power in one person and election rigging. Prety much its about eliminating the holes in the electoral act. If LPM’s GRZ today decided to draft a bill that addresses the electrol issues. There would be no noise and crying about the CA. The point is there is no incentive for the powers that be in leveling the ground. IF LPM does that MMD in 2011.In short LPM cant be trusted.
    If the presida comes to a conclusion that the pips at minisrty of mines and finance cant negotiate with mine owners.And he has to get involved. He is directly passing a vote of no confidence in these two ministries. In short Magande and his counterpart at mines should be fired. The two ministries should be restructed to meet the aspirations the nation. Its that simple.

  31. Over the years i have taken keen interest in studying Zambians with ties to ethnic origination across our land. The findings have been stunning. Empirical evidence has shown that Luapulans are failures, lazy, thieves, liars and unsuccessful manipulators. A few Zambians have not done much in knowing much about these criminals who added absolute nothing positive to our country but plunder and crime. They have labored over the years to conceal their criminality by hiding in the Bemba identity. Bembas are very descent, dignified and patriotic Zambians who have collectively contributed positively to the Growth and unity of this Country from Businesses to focused politics.Look at all key plunders: Chiluba, Chungu FX, Chungu Aaron, Faustine, Stella Chibanda all Luapulans. BY Mwila stole his wealth from the Army when he was a Quarter Master, Machungwa the ZK 2 Billion brief case thief, Katele Kalumba, Army plunder G. Musengule, Apostle Dan Pule the sexual maniac. The list goes on. Zambia is better off without luapula.

  32. #33 You forgot to include other Luapulans Bede mpande, Dr mweene, Mabenga, sichone, Lt Gen. Kayumba, Lt Gen. Singogo, Richard Sakala, yourself etc.

  33. #34 Its good to know that Richard Sakala is from Luapula. Maybe na Rupiah Banda, LPM,Gen. Christon Tembo, Gen. Miyanda are from Luapula. What do you think Sage about this chap #34 who thinks Richard Sakala is from Luapula? Learn your history properly, okay!

  34. #35 Am surprised you couldnt read between the lines, go back to school. Anywhere i will simplify it for you, i meant to ask #33 historian whether he deliberately forgot to include those i mentioned #34 who are not luapulans but facing similar charges. In other words i was protesting the tagging of luapulans as thiefs. Mwacitolapo ubwafufu, elyo nelyashi mushiliko litampula ujeni.

  35. Dishonorable what are you saying?That pipo can not have discontent views even if they are in Govt.?Shame on you!!!How can you run govt. of puppets,it is vey healthy and very good for any organisation to have pipo not always agreeing to whatever is said because then scrutiny of anything may not exist.So my dear Namulambe take time to think because what will end your political career is not those pipo are supposedly said but what you will say to them and us.Remember,when the heat of referendum comes over l doubt you will be able to stand,let alone your Boss!!!!

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