President Lungu with Mrs Wina and Ps Cabinet Ms Miyoba
President Lungu with Mrs Wina and Ps Cabinet Ms Miyoba

President Edgar Lungu has said that he will invite all stakeholders across the country to witness his assent to the Constitution of Zambia Amendment Bill.

Speaking in Kasama shortly before he left for Kawambwa yesterday, President Lungu said that the PF government has fulfilled its promise to give the people of Zambia a constitution that they wanted.

“The PF means business and you can see what happened recently when they thought we were playing, but we gave them the constitution. Now they are backtracking and asking for some of the clauses approved by Parliament to be removed,” he said.

He said he will sign the document as soon as he returns to Lusaka and if the Government Printing Department and the National Assembly have completed their part.

He also reiterated his appeal to Zambians to preserve and maintain peace.

President Lungu said the police also deserve the support of all citizens to discharge their duties of maintaining peace and order.

He thanked the people of Northern Province for being peaceful and urged the youth to ensure that they remain calm.

“I want to thank you the people of Northern Province for maintaining law and order and this is the way it should be and you should not despair but stand on the truth and always seek peace. We are the ones that can maintain peace. Some of the opposition leaders are cowards and they are not wise, you can’t blame them for that. So, when they want to come back, just welcome them,” said President Lungu.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has said that Rainbow party leader Wynter Kabimba is not a factor in Zambian politics.

President Lungu wondered how Mr Kabimba rates himself in politics for him to tell Zambians to vote out the PF government in the 2016 general elections.

The Head of state was responding to questions from journalists shortly after his arrival at city airport on Wednesday evening.

President Lungu said that he is happy that people are appreciating his leadership style which he said is inspired by God.

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73 COMMENTS

    • What will be cost of ferrying PF cadres from across the country to come to Lusaka to just witness the signing of the Bill? Are there no other pressing issues such monies could be used for? For Edgar, since he has no vision everything is show. What would Magufuri do?

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    • Nevers Mumba afaka chimwela leaving Felix Mutati the turncoat is in total dust. Mutati’s calculation is if Nevers makes a mistake to allow the MMD convention, PF will pump Eurobond billions into the MMD convention to elect him president and then he can be running mate to EL. It is tricky behind the scenes. One of his suggestions is for Nevers to step down and so that if the PF/MMD pact wins, Nevers will be sent back to Canada and complete whatever business he did not complete or can be appointed minister of a critical ministry. But Nevers wants to complete what he left in the Veep’s mansion and not Canada. But what both Nevers and Mutati don’t realise is that the masses want a whole new regime and that PF is losing no matter what pact they form.

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    • The all thing was not done in good faith. Therefore the attendance will only be for people in diaspora.

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    • How can you thank them when its the selfsame people under Old man Sata and lazy Lungu as Home Affairs Minister who pulled it down and told us it was a security risk…you should be thanking the people who pumped sense into them people in diaspora, NGOs, Diplomats ….etc.

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    • Leadership inspired by God? Are u serious? A corrupt drunk like you is led by God?

      Ask yourself about your ties to the corrupt Chipata Mafia families, pardoning corrupt criminals like Liato, defiler Kanene, Kaizer gun hungry Zulu, barring free in-country movement of UPND leaders, Chikwanda family’s airport contract before u can associate yourself with God

      Meanwhile Aleisa HH

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    • @ Fighter
      The evidence of drunk people and on duty for that matter is with UPND and the allegations you put on our President Lungu. Garry Nkombo is on record telling the Speaker during important business of the House that he took two (x2) shots of Black label whisky.
      Now we all know who the drunkards on duty are and who are not. Surely, can you vote for people who drink on duty? The closer 2016 approaches, the more will be revealed about ba Kachema, they are jealous of PF and ECL while pretending to know everything, SAD indeed for UPND.
      UPND leaders lead an artificial life and they think Zambians are so blind to make judgement, come 2016, drunkards on duty and their leader will face the wrath of the people.

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  1. The great ECL ll owez b remembered as the listing president 4 giving us a people driven constitution. You have silenced the drimaz. So wat ll they campain about than tribalism n insults? HH is finished. We shall sapot you sirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh.

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  2. future amendments sir shall include
    1.0 Term of office for MPs
    2.0 Minimun qualification for President, Commissioners, diplomat and Mps
    3.0 What happens to the running-mate when they die

    good show

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  3. UPND dreamers we dont have to ferry cadres for the signing ceremony we have more support than IMWE ba upnd in Lusaka ,Copperbelt,Luapula,Eastern,Muchinga,Northern and we share Central. So what are you talking about? Ati ferrying cadres you are dreamers

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  4. Half loaf constitution
    Will rather witness the full one.
    Is he going to invite the whole country because all Zambians are stakeholders to this.
    Or is PF the Zambians in this context.

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  5. The Party that thrives on tribalism will be retired in 2016.Why should a leader agitate that only a person only from one region should be president and one from the other region should be vice president ? We in Mongu are resolved to teach the tribal party a bitter lesson they will never forget.They have sacks of money they are distributing but the vote will be for ECL.

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  6. I can expect UPND to shun this all important event. Reason being they never thought through what they were supporting with the Grand Coalition. They support things just because they want to be on the opposite side of government. Now that ECL has caught them off guard with their pants down with those progressive clauses, they are now beginning to realize how hard it will be for them to win an election with an absolute majority when they know their support base is reduced to only three provinces out of ten. They are also scared about whether their party will hold together should their small god HH pick or leave out FAT ALBERT for Vice -presidential running mate. The characters have been caught with their pants down because they thought ECL was not going to give in to those clauses.

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  7. @End Of HH at least go back to school so you can learn how to write properly. Your EL or even you nemesis HH will not employ you! At least get a graduate degree and then a Masters or a professional qualification.

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    • Next is the endless borrowing without a repayment plan, load shedding, your crappy Kwacha blamed on global effects etc the list is endless

      We are not going anywhere!!!

      Meanwhile Aleisa HH

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  8. Job well done Mr President. Now that this is out of your way Mr President, concentrate on fixing the Economy. People are really suffering becoz of our bad economy. Don’t think the Constitution is a passport for re election. If this is what your advisers are telling you, then they are not telling the truth.

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  9. We in UPND are the happiest people because we have the 50+1 what we wanted.Lets watch the game now.Pf never wanted the 50+1 that’s why Lungu is afraid to sign the bill.However as UPND we shall include all the articles that have been left out by PF in the constitution to make complete and relevant.

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  10. Upnd u a far from winning. Even for a simple majority u can’t but mukonda chabe kuzinvesa bwino. Apa this is the end of opposition. Wafwa na 50+1.pf ili peee.

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  11. ATLEAST NOW NDEPEMAKO AKAMWELA AKASUMA TWALETUKWA PALI ICHI BA ECL. APPEAL TO ALL ZAMBIANS IS TO LOVE AND SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT FOR THE SAKE OF GOING FORWARD, ONENESS,DEVELOPMENT,ETC THE FIRST PART OF CONSTITUTION WAS CRUCIAL BCOS OPPOSITION THOUGHT GOVT WUD NOT SIGN IT THINKING IT WAS DISADVANTAGING IT AND ACTUALLY ITS THE OPPOSITE. WELL DONE ECL (PF+MMD MPS) WE NEED THIS TO GO FORWARD NO NEED TO BE PULLING EACH OTHER ON REGIONAL BASIS ITS PRIMITIVE TO PRACTICE TRIBAL POLITICS. ME U DO TRIBAL GAME I DECAMPAIN U,U CALL OTHERS BAD NAMES I WILL CALL U NAMES THATS MY PRINCIPLE.

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  12. ba sido mwabepafye u a even scared of the running mate and to get 50% plus 1 cos u cnt manage fr 3 provinces no matter how the o province of yours will vote.

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    • @ melody

      Chachine, I have done my research and analysis which I cant disclose here, its GAME OVER for HH and UPND and they know it to well. Remember even the registered numbers in Southern Province will be reduced drasticall after ECZ does the verification because we all know that they were double registrations and under age, all those have to be cleaned up by ECZ. Southern Province doesnt have those numbers and ECZ has to do its work professionally before the final register is stamped on.
      Can you honestly belive that Southern Province can outnumber Lusaka, Copperbelt and Northern Provinces? One will collapse when ECZ announces the verified registered numbers, crooks wont work for HH and UPND.

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  13. this man is not serious when KK signed bill to change from one party state he did not invite pipo frm all over Zambia. Now this guy who is busy campiging on evertything he can chance doesnt care how money is wasted. He is the most wasteful président history of Zambia. Lazy man giving half baked clauses that suit himself.

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    • iyo kwena ulicikopo,these guys have been making noise over this constitution and we have spent colosol sums of money and now it has passed akalilo kapwa ba fipuli bali mucibe bale fenta balepolomya father chiti aonda no konda cipuli alenyafye amenshi umunankwe wa afro pamenso paba thick kwati litole lya nkumba musula wakwe Haleya Halenya

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    • @ m
      Thats why its called INVITATION, you can ether accept or decline to attend and moreover, the costs will be borne by those invited. Just accept that ITS GAME OVER for UPND and HH and Gland Coalition cartel. Again this cartel has been exposed, indeed ba Under 5 will never grow up!

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  14. Ba PF spare Zambians with yr mediocrity No money in there pockets,No JOBs ,No Electricity,Weak Kwacha and additional borrowings.We right thinking Zambians dont want to continue with Mediocrity… PF Still want to Impose MEDIOCRITY on Zambians. Only Borrowing Borrowing Borrowing all the way. Please do the Total amount of Borrowed money so far and tell us whether we have benefited.If Pf win the the next elections Zambia will be consigned to unprecedented Borrowing expect more suffering.

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    • @ finito
      How much money does America owes China? Educate me, is there a country on the face of the earth without debt? Stop hallucinating imwe ba UPND. Everyone including you Under 5 has debt somewhere. Actually for me I have no problem to borrow for my personal development so whats wrong with Zambia borrowing to undertake development?

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    • @ifintu u borrow to develop urself to even have the capacity to pay back

      What contribution will a township road have towards paying back a loan ? None

      Don’t think like the PF chimbwi no plan

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  15. I guess its the methodology of adopting the constitution that some stake holders were not comfortable about, eg how many zambians agreed to 50+1 do we have the statistics? any way, we all have different governance sytles and PF is smart guy type,2016 ECL walya,As for Green Party, this should be easy – finding 100 smokers from each province ni porridge!yaba next year tatwakalyemo zoona yabipa ECL watufulula mwe

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  16. IF INVITING STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS ZAMBIA TO WITNESS THE SIGNING OF THE BILL MEANS SPENDING ANY STATE MONEY ON THEM, PLEASE DO IT WITHOUT THEM. WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SIGN THE BILL. PLEASE MY PRESIDENT BE LIKE PRESIDENT JOHN POMBE MAGUFURI OF TANZANIA WHO HAS WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN OFFICE HAS SAVED A LOT OF MONEY BY NOT SPENDING STATE MONEY UNNECESSARILY. BECAUSE OF THE SAVINGS HE HAS MADE OUT OF UNNECESSARY SPENDING IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS, HE HAS EVEN DECLARED FREE EDUCATION FROM GRADE 1 TO FORM 6. YOU CAN AS WELL DO IT EVEN HERE IN ZAMBIA.

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  17. Was the constitution or part of it passed to shame UPND or was it a national duty? This is how cheap PF can be. After all UPND and the majority of Zambians have all along been urging PF to pass the constitution. Surely the whole President should not indulge in such cheap politicking. Leave such politicking to party cadres Mr President if you want to retain your integrity.

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  18. Its the process of bringing about the new Constitution that was in contention – and still is, in my books. A referendum based Constitution is less subject to future ‘willy nilly’ amendments. The fact the clauses were put before those MPs is what was frightening in terms of the legitimacy of the Constitution. If many of the clauses have remained, its only a coincidence. The methodology could have easily seen a rejection of the significant submissions that people made. For me, this was still a mere amendment exercise in terms of process.

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  19. Now its the issue of stakeholders why -too primitive . This is a BIG invent pipo need to know that changes have been done. Actually its supose to be in a stadium where the president can address the nation announce what has been done and what is remaining,how it will be done and how pipo can help so that it is done ie in coming election + referendum. I know u are looking for negatives in ecl but i tell u he is the best for 2016

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  20. Kikik UPND alalila nomba.please ba President nomba ni ka Kwacha fye.I see HH crying pantu PF will win next.If ka kwacha can come down below K10 iwe ba HH bakabutuka.PF ala naibomba bane.I enjoy driving in these new roads mwee.We love PF yaba Tata ba Sata

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  21. The New People Driven Constitution campaign promise to the Zambian people has been fulfilled H.E. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in less than a year of being in office, amazing, what more can one ask for? Critics silenced hey! Next item please?

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  22. What new constitution???? This is a joke. Zambia needs a constitution that will not allow anyone to be above the law..and it will also make sense to limit the powers if the president and no housing package for retiring presidents until all pensioners are paid their dues!!!!!!

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  23. Does this utterly Lazy Bum know what cost cutting is? He says one thing today and tomorrow he is talking about a big party.

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  24. @Leadership is a serious matter
    I am extremely astounded at your understanding of what President EL has achieved, and the financial saving he has made for this country. Get back to the archives and find out how much the late President Mwanawasa spent on the- was is it constitutional- conference? Today, and please, make a research, we have seen people who were relatively poor, but attended that conference come up with big mansions. Yet, the conference yielded completely nothing. The point is, Leadership is a serious matter, you have hatred in your heart and what good EL will do, you will never appreciate. That hatred you have will soon push into serious BP and that will be the end of you! Learn to appreciate what is good because that is what God expects of you.

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  25. Hakaivotela Humwine will face some shocks in southern province because ECL’s rating there has gone up. Viva ECL 2016

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  26. @SIDO MARK, “….We in UPND are the happiest people because we have the 50+1 what we wanted.Lets watch the game now.Pf never wanted the 50+1 that’s why Lungu is afraid to sign the bill…..”

    Did you have breakfast this morning or you are one of those dry lipped hungry UPMD cadres fighting for attention from HH to throw them some crumbs from his breakfast?
    For your reading pleasure, UPMD MPs voted against the amendments including the 50%+1. Are you suggesting that did not understand what they doing?

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  27. @SIDO MARK, “….We in UPND are the happiest people because we have the 50+1 what we wanted.Lets watch the game now.Pf never wanted the 50+1 that’s why Lungu is afraid to sign the bill…..”

    Did you have breakfast this morning or you are one of those dry lipped hungry UPMD cadres fighting for attention from HH to throw them some crumbs from his breakfast?
    For your reading pleasure, UPMD MPs voted against the amendments including the 50%+1. Are you suggesting that they did not understand what they doing?

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  28. this is what the sympathisers of HH were saying january 2015 and i think they will say the same thing in 2016
    Why congratulating a thief? Lungu has stolen votes from HH.
    Edgar is a criminal.

    He has stolen a vote from HH.

    May Edgar Chibuku lungu not survive upto 2016.

    I wish quick death for Edgar Muhammad Lungu.

    May yo testakles safa from prolonged cancer.

    You have really frustrated a lot of Zambians

    May all people who voted for Edgar Lungu die in road accidents and may their grave remain cursed ones.

    My suggestion is that this is the time for the Bantu Botatwe, Lozis and people from North Weastern Province should consider liberating themselves from the hands of the enemy. This is the time to divide Zambia.
    In my case, I am ready to renounce my Bemba…

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  29. cont.
    In my case, I am ready to renounce my Bemba Tribe/Language and join that of my husband Lenje.

    Any one who voted for Edgar Lungu is not a true Zambian, but a traitor

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  30. @ Babylon- you are a pathetic being, a product of a bad witch doctor”s concoction!You sound like one from C A R or one of those nationalities with a screwed myopic mindset. I pity the product that you shall sear to have such a stone age genetic inheritance- GERRROUT!!!

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    • i did not say this but someone from upnd just after ECL was been innaugurated sorry if i have offended you guyz

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  31. A rift is looming in the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) following the passing of the running mate clause in the constitution bill by the National Assembly last week. Sources predict the party may be plunged into some chaotic scenes if President Edgar Lungu signs the bill into law.

    Sources within the opposition party have disclosed that Dr Canicius Banda, the vice president for politics, feels UPND president Hakainde Hichilema will continue sidelining him in preference to Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba also known as GBM, the vice president administration

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  32. Congrats president Lungu!!indeed u are on top of things!!you have silenced HH and fake father chiti!!A NEW CONSTITUTION WILL DESTROY REGIONAL POLITICAL PARTIES LIKE UPND AS ONLY 3 PROVINCES WOULD NOT ENABLE THEIR TRIBAL LEADER TO GET 50% + 1!!!WHAT ECL MUST DO IS ADOPT MILES SAMPA OR FELIX MUTATI AS HIS RUNNING MATE AND HH WILL BE BEATEN PANTS DOWN!!

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  33. PF carders that’s our constitutions demanded by us and contributed by many Zambians. Many people put sweat and blood for that document and you want all the credit to yourself forgetting it’s a document for the people of Zambia and your party shelved that document aside after it was completed, now you also changed some things. Some one tell Lungu, we have TV’s, radios and cell phones we can watch you on there. You talked about saving now you want to waste money for people to come see you sign a document that you yourself won’t follow. Can you just genuinely work for the people instead of turning everything into a campaign. You were elected to work and not campaigning through your responsibilities. We have so many problems which even your carders are experiencing for you to be using…

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  34. …..’I David Kenneth Kaunda has signed the article four document let them go and form their small parties. little men in bow ties”…is the past repeating itself!
    could this be the begining of the end? surely days are numbered…..

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