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President Lungu will be remembered as a great leader-William Nyirenda

General News President Lungu will be remembered as a great leader-William Nyirenda

Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) Induna Kalonga (l) confers with Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) Board Chairman Wilson Nyirenda SC (c) as Western Province PS Augustine Seyuba (r) listens on during Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Stakeholders Workshop at Country Lodge in Mongu District, Western Province
Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) Induna Kalonga (l) confers with Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) Board Chairman Wilson Nyirenda SC (c) as Western Province PS Augustine Seyuba (r) listens on during Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Stakeholders Workshop at Country Lodge in Mongu District, Western Province

PROMINENT Kitwe lawyer William Nyirenda says President Lungu will go down in the annals of Zambia’s political history as a great leader who did the country great justice by assenting to the Constitution of Zambia Amendment Bill.

Mr Nyirenda said in Kitwe on Monday that the amended Constitution has raised the status of the country and enhanced sanity to the political arena.

He said progressive provisions such as the Grade 12 certificate requirement for someone to contest presidential, parliamentary and local government elections will bring quality to Zambian politics and accelerate economic development.

He said governance structures are clearly anchored on the amended Constitution.

“President Lungu has done the country a lot of good by assenting to the Constitution of Zambia Amendment Bill. It has raised the status of the country to another level. Governance structures are clearly anchored on the constitution,” Mr Nyirenda said.

He said the amended constitution has no room for “politics of the belly” which retarded national development as people were more interested in serving their own personal interests at the expense of improving the welfare of the citizenry.

“Politics is not a bad game but a concept that deals with structures that manage community and national resource, even family resource. Zambians should reject politicians who believe in politics of the belly,” Mr Nyirenda said.

He said the Grade 12 certificate requirement for someone to contest elections, running mate clause, election of executive mayors, 50 percent-plus-one-vote threshold for a winning presidential candidates and removal of positions of deputy ministers in the amended Constitution are progressive provisions.

“Local development has been brought to local level through the amended Constitution. This is development,” Mr Nyirenda said.

He said there is also need for the Zambian people to thoroughly scrutinise the ideologies of all political parties and support only those whose principles are in line with the republican Constitution.

Mr Nyirenda said political manifestos and agendas of political parties must be consistent with the republican Constitution.

“People should vote for political parties which tolerate inclusiveness, civil liberties and rule of law.Don’t support violent political parties,” Mr Nyirenda said.

Mr Nyirenda said the country needs more women in positions of responsibility as women are calmer and more peaceful than men.

22 COMMENTS

  1. This is nothing, All of these are just basic. We wanted a constitution that can benefit every citizen not only mikukulu politicians. How are we going to remember him with our enconomy sinking, crossing University, tear-gas Innocent people, trenching thousands miners and un employment in the country.

  2. Mr. Wilson Nyirenda (sc)

    And how you will be remembered? As a political stooge? Or as useless and most inept, incompetent and corrupt head of PACRA?
    Has anybody explained to you that as Civil SERVANT you should keep your BIG TRAP closed in political issues?

  3. a constitution on its on is nothing if we dont implement what is in it. lungu can not even be among the past presidents list. one day i refused to buy a calendar with our past presidents faces on it including lungu’s . i said i cant buy this because of lungu’s face.
    ba nyirenda with due respect please just keep quiet. lungu can not be a great leader because he has failed everything. there is nothing to write home about. lungu is not a president but a care taker full stop.

  4. Comment:”Grade 12 certificate will bring quality leardership.”
    Iam dissapointed this is coming from a lawyer.
    Truth b told having grade twelves as councillors and mps will not improve pipos walfare.What africa nids are selfless learders and wise.But that trait is rare 2 find in african politicians.
    The current presidennt will not b remembered for anything.The reason being that the party he belongs to has brought untold misery on zambians.

  5. What a plonker Nyrenda is. Looking for a job?

    Remembered for a constitutional bill? That’s no great achievement.

    Ruining an economy now that’s special. No one wants this accolade but he’ll have it anyway.

    Appointing friends, family and allies. Now that’s cowardice cronyism.

    There’s nothing worth the label of great so far.

  6. Mr Nyirenda, KK did not have a grade 12 cert but you cannot deny the qualities he possessed. Lungu is NOT presidential material. It is obvious for all see except those who are deliberately blind. What do you say about the political violence on Lungu’s watch? Marks of a “Great Leader”? Pls let’s be serious!

  7. Does he understand what a great leader is. Even a normal president like Obama will never be considered great by Americans. Lungu is just another typical African president.

  8. IT IS SAD TO NOT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT GUIDED BY PRINCIPLES AND VALUES BUT BY EMOTIONS AND PERSONAL FEELINGS AND ATTACHMENTS. HOW ELSE CAN ONE EXPLAIN THE MEANINGLESS UTTERANCES BY WILLIAM NYIRENDA? THIE CONSTITUTION THAT LUNGU SIGNED IS THE MOST USELESS EVER.

  9. WHAT AM I SEEING NOW? WAKO NIWAKO, EASTERS’ SLOGAN. MWALE, RB, NGOMA, PHIRI, SILIYA, ECT NO OTHER BUT EASTERS WANT AGAIN TO FIGHT HARD FOR THE BELT THEY LOST DURING RB TO SATA. THIS IS A SCENARIO BUT GOD WILL NOT GIVE THE BELT ON TRIBAL LINES BUT ON THE BEST LEADER AND WHO HAS STOOD A TEST OF TIME.

  10. @zuberi William Nyirenda was Headboy at Mukuba Secondary School in 1974 and ECL was chintomfwa (a person so what else can WN say? He was to impress the appoing authority!

  11. Lungu will be remembered, but not for anything positive. Those that study history will call him the “PANGA PRESIDENT” because of how he seized power.

    The next two generations of Zambians will CURSE HIM for bringing them POVERTY and SLAVERY to pay back the money he has wasted with his stup.idity corruption and incompetence.

    The name “lungu”will disappear except for those poor children that have dull parents that will make them suffer their whole lives!

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