Opposition members of parliament have threatened not to pass the budget if government fails to increase the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Roan Member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili said opposition Mps will walk out of parliament if the CDF is not increased.

He said it is prudent for government to increase the CDF from its current K400 million to K1 billion.

Amid cheers from other opposition MPs, Mr. Kambwili said CDF should be increased because this is the money that benefits the grass roots.

He said CDF is also used to improve among other things road infrastructure in constituencies.

Mr. Kambwili has since urged the Minister of Finance to make an amendment to effect the increase.

And Katombola MP Regina Musokotwane also emphasised the need to increase the CDF.
ZNBC

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63 COMMENTS

  1. There are only 10 Sentences there LT!!! :o:o:o:o:o

    Where is the whole story? :o:o:o:o:o

    Ok!! Someone is not doing their research here :d :-w

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  2. CDF is a means to $$$ and they know it.
    they just want some.
    I would be happy if they walked out demanding accountability and transparency on how the money would be spent.

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  3. Mr Kambwili, while we agree that the money be increased, It will be nice to know what you have done before in your constituency with these funds. Tell the nation also in a quantitative manner

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  4. Hey foulkes, to those of you interested in passionate debate on any burning issues here’s a little community site just started, you can start your own topics, no restrictions in typing space or characters etc.

    zambiana.proboards86.com/index.cgi

    yon can carry over all your hot issues from here over their too,even after they get obsolete here.

    Blessed weekend

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  5. Ba Pastor sure!! Nomba mwaisa fye mukwiba abantu bakwa LT?

    Bushe ni bu Pastor bwashani ubu?

    Should we follow the Pastor?

    Pastor before I come, am I allowed to use the name j..a..m..a..c..o?

    :d

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  6. If they failed to work with the little they were given last time; why should the allocation be increased this time? There is no justification for that.

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  7. number 13….

    LOL =)), am not stealing you my brother, but rather their are a lot of intelligent views here,

    so why not let the like minded people congregate in one place and exhaust some of these topics, such ideas need to be harnessed you never know where that could for our beloved homeland

    After all King Solomon said IRON SHARPENS IRON!

    Yes all names are available as long you get there first, including JAMAKO,

    may you dwell in favour

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  8. Lets face it MMD does not need the vote of those 18 PF MPs overrating their significacy in the chamber when they are good for nothing titular opposition without whom all bills can still pass.Their fantansy to leak Sata’s boots in hope of imaginary posts at the expense of national interest is out of unbriddled ignorance and mystical conscious of wishing the impossible for a nowhere Sata’s Presidency.MMD has 93 MPs,all moderate UPND MPs and all progressive now labed Rebel MPs like Dr.Machungwa voting MMD.Lubimba,Kambwili,Nsanda, Mwila,Mumbi,Kapata totalling 18 useless banch can go to hell with their immaterial boycott.

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  9. Cdf should be increased matching with the
    graph of development.Steal from the poor thru cdf & be accountable.Take development in areas mps.

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  10. To answer # 9 Kambwili has repaired the road from Roan to Mpatamatu and opened a nite club within Launshya mine am told he also donated a lot of goodies to the hospital and lastly stripped the rail line in Luanshya and sold as scrap metal :-?:-?:-?

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  11. Now coming to the subject at hand, these funds should not solely in the hands of the MP, grassroots should be involved and hold him to check somehow, people like chiefs sholud also be involved somehow.

    blessings in abundance.

    Julian

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  12. All Sata’s boot leaking MPs have nothing to point at as Development in their constituencies.I supported them but no more we need a progressive party not partisans.I have since realised that they more useless than any camp.Look at how Shikapwasha has turned his Kembe constituency with the same money.Then compare to PF’s Mumbi in Munali,Jane Kapata in Mandevu, talk time Given Lubinda in Kabwata, or Guy Scot in Lusaka central,Nsanda in Kitwe’s nada.All they are occupied with seizelessly peddle bathtubs in streets and market centers with unproductive cadres and insult in internet cafes and post newspaper with no impact to the vote or voters.This is why i quit blind support for useless Sata.

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  13. The demonised PF MP sinyangwe has performed better than the ever talk talk giving Lubinda. Willie Nsanda what has he done in my constituency? Nothing…

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  14. Pastor J. I visited that site you are ‘marketing’ and guess what ? I was the ONLY soul ONLINE ! LT Forever !

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  15. #24 Zambia

    Stop manifesting your obstinate and arrogant attitude towards PF supporters. Just because you don’t see eye to eye with them does not give you the right to degrade all PF bloggers on the site.
    You need to apologize before we make your stay uncomfortable.

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  16. @ # 25.Ba Dr Maureen,

    :)) =)) Thanks for driving by, like i said in a Personal Message i sent to you, you are a brave bro/sis,

    the site has just been born the umbilical cord was buried a few hours ago, so keep patronising will be some activity very soon.

    I notice another ardent contributer from here has just registered a, so we look forward to some debates.

    May the protection Psalm 91 be with you

    Julian(D.T.R)

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  17. 28. Pastor J [-x[-x[-x[-x

    you are not serious!!

    Viva LT!!

    Pls let this pastor go away [-o< [-o<[-o<[-o<[-o<[-o<[-o<[-o< we want to stay with LT!!

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  18. I have spotted :)>- intruders tonight

    Numbala l-) Ba Pastor J (Kabolala)

    Numbala :)>- 24. Zambia ( Ishilu)

    Please iwe kabolala take ishilu with you to that Blog you mentioned!!

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  19. @ # 30. BRUVER L

    =))=)) Lol, am not urging you to migrate, great site this is undoubtedly, but for extendedi initiated debates you can patronise the other site, am a regular patron of this great site by the way

    stay blessed

    Julian(D.T.R)

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  20. #31.Pastor J..Let’s hope tamuli ba Zooking..LOL
    Anyway,on CDF let them first show justifiable cause for the increase.Have they used the money alloted 2 them judiciously to help create development?Let them account 4 what they have done thus far then every1 wud agree that mo needs 2 b put in,Although of course,i support an increase in principle.But what is the MP’s motive?Already Xaviour Chishimba has not put that money to good use so what would be the rationale behind giving him more wen he’s clearly failed 2 utilise the available resources.

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  21. Don’t give them any more allowances until they have accounted for their CDF allocations for the previous years. They want that money increased so that they can use it for campaigning for 2011. watch out RB don’t give them. They have to convince the MOF that they have accounted for every penny or else inform the constituents that their MP has failed to account.

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  22. @ # 33. PATE KADA,

    Yep that’s the way to go bro/sis gotta be alert, never trust anything at face value, to many 419s :)):)) nowadays,

    anyway like i mentioned, if at any time you feel you got any ideas to please feel free to let us know at the site.

    stay blessed

    Julian (too blessed to be stressed)

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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  23. #26 Ka maureen, just concentrate on raising your family, blogging will devalue you. Did you had a chicken for lunch/supper? You PF Cadre, you have made the good Bemba language to be hated because of your insults. Ask yourself..why do insults manifest in cibemba?

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  24. #29, #30,#36,
    You know what?, Iam very good at reading between lines.. This pastor is very familiar on this blogg.. very fanatical on religeous issues and has softened on the stance of the vocabulary.. does this ring a bell????

    Very unwanted soul on this blogg and I think L.T these days doesnt like the smell of this blogger too..
    That site to me is illegal and L.T. has a right to demolish it or sue.
    Its a replica of this blogg but illegal in all its veins.. I wouldnt fall for this, never. All the same I am just speculating…..

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  25. These oppostion MPs are jokers.CDF being increased from K400M to K1Billion per constituency and that will be K150Billion. There will be no accountability for these funds. All that want is to chew that money through fake projects. Iwe Dr. Situmbuli dont allow such wild suggestions. Let them threaten in fact they are not in majority. You gave yourselves irresponsibility allowances and other perks and yet you are satisfied. The cancer with our MPs when it comes to CDF its taken for granted as IMPREST from the Treasury. Mama Anelia Chakungula kip a watchful eye on these greedy men and women they want plunder through your nose. Napapata carry out routine spot checks and audits before their term.

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  26. its better they walk out on PAYE!!!
    Accountability on cdf is p1 before they ask for another allocation. Some food for thot: why not ask every constituency to make project proposals, approve them and then allocate according to need and benefit??

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  27. kambwili is a drunkered, even if he was given one trillion he wont do anything tangible for the people of luanshya.him like lubinda still belong to the old school of their president of believing that being in opposition means having a big foul mouth.pity for the people who vote for you.

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  28. I’S FUNNY,I ENTERED A COMMENT SHORTLY BEFORE THIS ONE & IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS BEEN SET FOR MODERATION,I THINK IT’S BECAUSE I USED THE SAYING ”TO TAKE THE P.I.S.S” I THINK WHOEVER MANAGES THIS SITE HAS GOT NO GOOD GRASP OF ENGLISH,THEY THINK P.I.S.S IS A SWEAR WORD(INSULT) YABA,READ WIDELY.

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  29. CDF, emo balila ba MP. I lived in Ndola Central, Kabushi constituency and later Kabwata Constituency, I never saw a single ngwee. At least Godfrey Miyanda put up a police post in Libala.

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  30. #41 Thats the problem with little bys whose SOLE access to the internet is by way of an Internet Cafe mukomboni. I cant blame you and if you want me to react well I wont waste my valuable time on some dependant !

    #50 Word Up man !

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  31. #49, those who will be invited should count themselves lucky because these MPs don’t believe in sharing.

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  32. the logical thing to do is give a budget and we need that money to be accoouted for. so previous cash spent should be accounted for and used to project how much is actually needed, where and how did this man get 1 billion figure from?

    whats happening in z is drama, the should make a soapie and act in it

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  33. Viva federal type of government for Zed!!!!**==

    At least Governors will be held aaccountable to parley each financial year ending and resources will not abused with impunity

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  34. Chapi mind your language about PF. How I wish you were not born! To hell with your MMD. Kambwili is fighting for the people.

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  35. #55 Ba Dr fimo fimo. I have lived with kambwili and i know him first hand,the man has vandalised the mine rail system coz of his scrap business.Which people is he fighting for? they voted for him coz of the infamous Cycle Mata (sata) as the Post columnist roy clarke calls him.

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  36. **==**==

    Bamambala ba PF bonse tupuba. look at giving talk time give lubinda his constituency is finished. no roads, no any other project. shame. bunda fye bwansele nga chiwishibo chisata. At least even Moses muteteka has done something.

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  37. im 13 and hav more sense get real mps hav u money makin ideas really sank tht low try to thk of economy and not money in ur pockets or nice flashy cars n houses :-?:d so from me peace out:)>-

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  38. To hell with them, let them walk out after all they are just a useless bunch. Why didn’t they walk out when the issue of high cost of passports was discussed? Where will money come from to increase the CDF after increasing the allowances of MPs et al by a huge margin? The government should not worry about these mere paper-tigers.

    The Zambian MPs are like the scarescrows mentioned in the Bible,they are just there doing neither good nor harm. What a lot!

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