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We have shamed the critics by delivering the constitution as promised-Kambwili

Headlines We have shamed the critics by delivering the constitution as promised-Kambwili

Chishimba Kambwili with Amos Chanda at Statehouse Press Briefing
Chishimba Kambwili with Amos Chanda at Statehouse Press Briefing

GOVERNMENT says the Patriotic Front (PF) has proved critics wrong by delivering the constitution as promised to the Zambian people.

Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said in an interview yesterday that some people were speculating that the PF wanted to remove clauses such as 50 percent-plus-one vote and presidential running mate.

“We have given the Zambian people what they demanded within the said time. We must be appreciated because we have delivered on time,” he said.

Mr Kambwili said the PF disapproved clauses on provincial assemblies, proportional representation and appointment of ministers outside Parliament because of the cost implications.
He said more money would have been spent on building infrastructure for provincial assembly offices and the additional members of Parliament.

Mr Kambwili said Government would rather have the money spent on teacher, health personnel and agriculture extension officers’ recruitment.
He said in its drive to diversify economic activities, Government also wants to invest more money in the agriculture sector.

Mr Kambwili said the PF should be given a pat on the back for delivering the constitution as promised.
“I am surprised that the United Party for National Development and the grand coalition are quiet even after being given the constitution which they demanded,” he said.
Mr Kambwili said the PF government means well for the Zambian people as can be seen by what it has done.

69 COMMENTS

    • For some reason this thinking comes to my mind when ever I see Amos Chanda in picture. His stance as though he is at the toilet nomba umushombo wachilamo

    • A half backed constitution in their 5th year in power. Kambwili forgets they promised a people driven constitution within 90 days. Anyway, I am not surprised, this comes form a guy that told us the Heroes Stadium would be called Gabon Disaster….

    • Amos chanda`s body langauge shows fear, defeat and shame!,,,,, neckless kambwili you must be ashamed of yourself, that constituation was supposed to delivered within 90days of being in office

    • Yes, a, PF driven constitution. It has fallen short ofqualifying as a People driven constitution. Kambwili wants a pat on the back for what? For succumbing to critisim? A pat on the back for messing up the job he was given to do?.He actually must be shamboked in the back for missing the point.

    • Kambwili, you haven’t shamed anyone at all. You have manipulated the supreme law of the land and rendered it malleable and changeable as suites the government of the day. The reason why the GC and UPND have been calling for the constitution to be passed through a referendum is to ensure that it is not easily changed as suites the government of the day. Just after elections, the party with most MPs can decide to introduce a bill in parliament and change any of those acts. E.g. the PF wanted the Veep to be fireable by the president. They can change that clause anytime they want if they will still have the numbers in parliament and that is why we didn’t want it to go through parliament. So you haven’t shamed anyone.

  1. , O MR KAMBWILI THE PF HAS NOT GIVEN THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANTED. THE PEOPLE WANT A COMPREHENSIVE PEOPLE DRIVEN CONSTITUTION. INSTEAD THE PF HAS DELIVERED CONSTITUTION YACHIGAMABA. THIS IS PATCHWORK. YOU HAVE DONE ANOTHER DONCHI KUBEBA ON THE PEOPLE AND WE WILL NOT FORGET. THE PROCESS UNDER WHICH THESE AMENDMENTS WERE DONE IS AN ATTEMPT AT APPEASEMENT. THE PEOPLE HAVE RESIGNED TO WAITING FOR THE NEXT GOVERNMENT TO GET A CONSTITUTION. UKO KWINE BAMI CHONGA NA KA CONSTITUTION YACHIGAMABA! !!! BOTTOM LINE IS THE PEOPLE WANT CHANGE! !!

  2. LIKE MY BUDDY RIGHTLY SAID WE WILL NOT BE BLINDED BY THE “JAMESON AMENDMENTS” WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL WE HAVE A PEOPLE DRIVEN CONSTITUTION. THE “JAMESON AMENDMENTS” ARE A CONSTITUTION YACHIGAMBA”

  3. You have given something but Mr Kashimba Chimbwili, what mathematics are you using ati within time -4 years in yo calculation is 90 days

    • This is Copperstone mathematics.

      This CLOWN deserves a good kick in the arse, definitely not a “pat on the back”

      He should refund the Zambian people the money he was paid for four years of pathetic failure!

  4. Mr. Kambwili, great success from “bright lights” of Zambian “intelligentsia”.
    Can you please clarify two questions only:

    1. If the Vice President dies or resign or is impeached or is incapacitated, who is going to replace him?
    2. If the President dies or resign or is impeached or is incapacitated, he will be replaced by VP. But, how new VP will be elected or appointed?

    I know, thinking reasonably was never requirement to become PF Member of Parliament.
    Well, it is time to think.

    • Achimwene, Rome was not built in 1 day. Give credit where it is due. PF has done something that MMD failed to do on 20 years. As we progress, the constitution will continue getting updated. For now be happy we got 90% out of 100.
      If a Constitution route was used, all this was going to fail. It is not possible to get more than 50% of elegible votes to vote yes. Thank Lungu for ensuring a bigger part of our desires are met. He will surely get our votes.

    • @ John Chinena

      If you wish do reply, please do. Rome has not built in a day, but “Diritto Romano” has survived more than 2,000 years and is part of the Constitution.
      To difficult for cadre brain to understand?
      I pity you

  5. Good job but you dont have to aim it at the opposition.THe constitution is a document for the zambian people and not the oppposition parties.

  6. @ IQ 138, kindly take time to read the new constitution. The issues you have raised have been addressed already. I cant quiet remember the clauses and the exact content, but I remember reading through such.
    Maybe as a suggestion, LT could you kindly publish the recently passed constitution of the republic of Zambia bill.

  7. The govt did away with some clauses coz of cost implications and would rather spend money on teacher,health personnel and agricultural extension officers.Well that sounds good,but was surprised over the weekend to see how just a parent to one minister was buried.The body was brought by chopper,that machine normally used on roads with a hand like thing dug the grave.You look at the convoys of V8 vehicles landcruisers,Pajeros,NavarasZAF busses,fleets of security personnel and most of the V8 vehicles there were only two people a driver and snr Officer.I was trying to imagine what Tanzanian president would do.How many ministers do we have and if relatives are going treated like that,do we call it money well spent?Well! That’s food for thought!!!!!

  8. But is this document LIVE now or it is one of those changes and which will be shalves.

    Is Zambia now running on the new constitution , someone from the legal trade help me?

    If its not, why is he talking about???

  9. So you stray dog chimbwi you think the zambia people have forgoten on how you tricked them ascending to power! So you want us to apreciate you for delivering it in a stipulated period of 90 days haa! Just come 2016, we are very much to teach you a lesson you idi0ts. Viva HH!

  10. Mr kambwili sir I really respect you for the lies and you always show to us and also shown you bad ambition to Zambian that even you can’t ruler the people of zambia.because like this people will die by povert congulatution for smearing us butter.

  11. we all knew that the constitution could not be given within 90 days as claimed by sata, nevertheless the PF must be recommended for this, in britons say better late than never……. and so PF has delivered once again…. tefyonse bengacitila pamo even HH wen he kams to power in 2099 he wil not do everything at once,,,, kam on guys its PF 2016……Bravo Team Lungu

  12. Kambwili pls spare us! Its not abt u shaming the upnd bt it is yr duty to do that.moreover,the constitution is not yet in force until it is assented by the boss.i stand to be corrected,how abt the reaction by govt to the document thru the so kod white paper?wont there be some changes to it?

  13. Can someone please define to me ‘a people driven constitution’?. The term, am sure is even being used by women marketeers and kabova cadres, who you and I know have completely no clue what they are talking about. First of all, a people driven constitution in Zambia, is a fallacy. Since when did you see Zambians agreeing on anything? There will ALWAYS be people shouting and booing from the stands. Therefore, someone HAS to take the blame and do the right thing, for the people of course. Has PF done the right thing by bulldozing this constitution making process? YES! Otherwise, we could have been debating the same things for another 5 years. Stop and think how much it has cost the tax payer to come up with this constitution. Some people have greatly benefited from the drawn out…

  14. But again if you follow the result of 50+1% it does not favour the ruling party it actual favours the opposition. You call me names , but the fact will come to pass next year, remember in the history of Zambia Southern province has topped the list of new voters while in PF strong hold the new voters are on the lower side. Take note of the following also:

    (1) GBM will help HH to gunner more votes because people their in NP will take it that if he becomes a running mate to HH , he will be safe he can never be fired he will be protected by the law, he will be more less like a waiting president , and so for the people of Northern province will be happy and feel also be firmly ruling Zambia
    (2) The people of Southern Province this time around are determined to make sure that almost 95%…

    • Not 95%, but it will actually be 100% from Southern, Western and N/Western and 70% in other parts of Zambia so actually, this 50% +1 actually favors UPND.

    • I hear nothing but cocksure victory strutting by Chagwa Lungu and PF. Let them not be disturbed.

      Ba opposition, no reasonable general reveals with guns let alone their calibre before war proper commences! Shhhhhh……nkala zii. ……that is what war colleges teach.

  15. Well done PF govt ! Ba UPND are now scared because they wanted to make it a campaign issue in 2016 and now they have nothing to talk about.
    See their comments above which are full of hypocrisy and envy for Kambwili and his hard working govt.

  16. @ Dr Zambia

    Are you sure that UPND can entrust GBM with Presidency ? Have you forgotten about what you did to Hon Sakwiba Sikota after the death of the visionary son of Zambia Anderson Mazoka…? Zambians have not forgotten and you can not cheat them.

  17. According to Copperstone thinking a PF driven constitution is the same as a People Driven Constitution. Amazing!!! They leave out important clauses and concentrate on 50+1 as if someone told them its the number one clause. In government circles they would say he needs capacity building.

    • Insults will get you nowhere maybe a position as a cadre – please continue. I always say people should read. You seem to not to be doing that. As an intellectual I will not insult but I know cadres know only insults and violence and I can’t change you so continue being like that. The constitution was mutilated full stop. Insults or not its a fact

  18. The money saved will be for buying expensive vehicles, phones, campaigns for 2016 while loans will be used to construct roads to win favour from gullible voters. Minister, we are not dull. There are too many Ministers.
    Provincial Assemblies would have served Zambians more than the ministers whose service is to the President. Sorry Hon Kambwili. This lie is too obvious. Just enjoy your power.

    • Just to add Kambwili wants few mps so that they get paid more.Beans you should seek public office to serve to be rich,being an mps should not be a livelihood,It is to offer service.make your money somewhere else not looting state coffers. If all you current mps cut your allowances and perks there would be enough money for more representatives at no extra cost resulting in more widespread debates and views for better policy and governance devoid of patronage driven by the belly.

  19. as much as you think that we will stop supporting pf patali bane we have not forgotten that ba Haleya Halenya played a part in making the mines be what they are right now we will never give him a vote pf 100% copperbelt check what is there on the ground the only town where they talk about upnd is chingola reason been ba simuusa did nothing but with Ecl intervention wheels have been spun the right way so don’t be cheated pa social media bane

  20. It is quite obvious that Kambwili does not have enough brains to remember what was “promised” and is too dull and uneducated to be able to interpret how a clock and calendar works!

    It is disgusting that such a nincompoop is in Government at all, even more so that he is Government spokesperson!

    A DONKEY making noise would make more SENSE that this clown!

    • @Joker,you are educated what are you doing to help the current economical situation in the country? i presume you are well educated and probably you got your education from zambia and ha made you to be what you are today.if you are still in zambia i will give you a merit and i will respect you for being patriotic but if you are not in zambia it is as good as you keep quiet because you are not adding value to this country after your dad sweated for you to say i want my child to develop zambia instead you opt to go become a slave in a foreign country and you busy insulting the gallant men and women of zambia,probably where you are mufwasululafye ifi danki na ukupipa utukote amafi,with the english you learnt from a zambian nursery school secondary school and a zambian college you do not…

  21. DG, Dead-end BC, Put pa 19hrs as main headline. Also allow our praise singers to hail and praise us for this milestone. Ensure you edit out the following;
    1. The time it has taken
    2.Cost
    3.Route taken
    4.Removal of clauses
    Instead, please condemn opposition Leaders and mock them on the this issue. Repeat this news ad bring more favourable reactions to the said news.

    Also, TZ and DM editor in copy, pursue similar agenda up to Christmas.

    Horny Chipuba kabilibili, BSc ( CopperMountain ) , MSc ( Mpatamatu Ploytechnic )
    Minister of Neckless Reckless

    • atleast he has fought not you who is busy insulting,and your insults are taking us nowhere.let us the ballot i have my voters card come 2016 we will separate boys from men,thru social media upnd wins always

  22. Chimbwili which constitution have you delivered? These are called amendments. Kwena Copperstone University bwafya! The people of Zambia through the TC agreed that the Draft Constitution should be adopted thru a referendum period! What you have done is opening the exit door wide open for PF in 2016

    • that is a school and actually he did well by not going to UNZA or CBU where they recycle projects in the fourth year bravo kopala copperstone for producing a achiever not producing theocrats, he is able to deliver not critiscing umungulu ati twalikwata BA from Unza attaaaa

    • @GANKATA. LOL ati “….a achiever…”!!! & “…theocrats..”!!! It should be “an achiever’ and “theorists”! Did you go to the same university as Kambwili?

  23. The truth is ECL and PF have at least delivered and we need to give credit where it is due.UPND is clearly set for doom.The social media comments/insults will never win you elections.With only three provinces under your command,can you get the 50 +1 % ? . I feel for you and no wonder you are trying to console yourselves on the social media……keep it up !

  24. What differentiates HH and from the late MAZOKA.He attended Union College, where he graduated in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering. For his senior thesis, Mazoka designed and built a wind tunnel in 10 weeks. The tunnel, whose construction attracted attention from the media, filled the basement of the college’s Science and Engineering department and would be used for three decades.He is a member of the opposition United Party for National Development, a liberal political party. Following the death of Anderson Mazoka in 2006, he was elected as the party’s new President. He also served as the leader of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), an alliance of three opposition political parties.

    In the 2006 election, Hichilema was the candidate of the UDA and ran against incumbent…

  25. WELL DONE MMD/PF MPS WE LOVE U CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE GOODNESS OF ZED. ANYWAY I M VERY VERY UPSET WITH UPND MPS WHO SAVE ONE MAN AND SAY/DO WHATEVER HE WANTS INSTEAD OF WHAT PIPO WANT UBUFOTINI SHAME. THESE MPS WERE WALKING OUT SAYING THEY WANT A NEW CONSTUTION AND WISHED SATA DEATH TODAY THEY TURN ARROUND AND VOTE AGAINST ISSUES THEY WANTED JUST BCOZ U KNOW ITS NOT IN YO FAVOUR. IN 50+1 UPND CANT MAKE IT EVEN IF HH STOOD WITH A FROG ,THE FROG WILL WIN.

  26. Comment: liche liche Zambia needs a constitution which has been passed by legislators representing us in NA , thank God most clauses are not removed its my hope our President ECL will keep his word to walk the talk & earn himself divinity/ honor for what did for mother Zambia. come on Zambians, let’s be patient to allow President sign it to become law, any shortfalls will be sorted later because man/ society remains dynamic

  27. PF please you were complaining about the same things while in opposition and I was on your side, we were complaining together. now you are in government and my position is the same because of principles and yours has changed then you turn around and say I am UPND. Why can’t you guys read your own manifesto and tell us what it says about the constitution instead of just supporting MPs who are protecting their jobs blindly. I can understand MPs supporting these changes, even a cadre but an ordinary citizen its crazy. No wonder we are one of the poorest countries in the world, with this level of thinking.

  28. Mr Chimbwili & PF, you have simply shamed yourselves! How do you pick and choose your conditions of service – the Constitution?

    Where is the separation of powers in your mutilated constitution?

    Where is the devolution of power in your adulterated constitution?

    Why do you fear reducing the Presidential powers?

    Why do you fear sharing power with the People?

    I challange PF to take those Clauses it has rejected to the Referundum, since now they have become contetious!

    So, appart from the Part III, Human Rights, and Clause 75,Referundum, of the Current Constitution, the other items to included in the Referundum should be the ones PF has left out from the Current Amendment.

    Let the People speak for themselves!

  29. Iyee UPND now has nothing to campaign about. They ar just insulting anyhow like a barking mad dog. This is wat I call the beginning of the end of HH. Gud bye HH with you ifya bupyani .

  30. Hallo guys there you are the few people who have got accessy to send good or bad news but remember most of Zambian have no chance to do this.And even those who votes are people who don’t chances to read newspapers and they don’t ‘ve even time to talk about politics,what they know is to find food to eat and farming.so please stop talking on behalf of poor people let them talk themselves visit them.

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