Patriotic Front Member of the Central Committee Paul Moonga has proposed the extension of the tenure of office for elected officials from the current five to seven years.
Mr Moonga has told a media briefing held at the PF Secretariat today that the five-year tenure is insufficient for a President to implement most of his policies.
He adds that holding elections every five years has a negative impact on the economy.
Mr. Moonga who said he was speaking in his individual capacity explained that the danger of the current 5-year term is that Members of Parliament fail to perform because of the prospect of holding another election.
He says his proposal is for the benefit of the nation and not President Edgar Lungu or the Patriotic Front.
Meanwhile Mr. Moonga says UPND President Hakainde Hichilema should swallow his pride and accept that he lost the presidential election than causing unnecessary tension in the country.
He says it is wishful thinking for Mr. Hichilema to claim that he won the elections when he only won in his strongholds.
Mr. Moonga adds that Mr Hichilema has failed to run the party and that it is time senior UPND leaders retired him.
But these Tongas also, Moonga??? Moonga is fighting his fellow tribe’s mate, HH and pushing for ECL’s extension tenure of office to 7years. These tongas also???
Not healthy enough to make it 7 years, may not even make it half of current term.
You cannot deceive God. He’s past will over take him.
We should have elections EVERY SIX MONTHS!
Then we can kick out non-performing politicians that think they have a free ride for the next five years.
@1 Kalimukwa, it is NOT ABOUT TRIBE HERE BUT HIS PERSONAL INTERESTS! Why do YOU WANT EVERYTHING TO BE ABOUT TRIBE? You want him to agree with HH EVEN IF HE SEEN NOTHING GOOD TO GAIN FROM HIM? On the other note I THINK MOONGA MUST APOLOGIZE EVEN TO HIMSELF to have THOUGHT LIKE THAT!!& YEARS FOR WHAT?
The problems Tongas who are in PF have is that they have to justify their existence by being overzealous, over-the-top stoopid. Otherwise Bembas are asking themselves every day why there are Tongas in their Central Committee when PF has zero support among Tongas. Look at the many ridiculous utterances that Edify (what a name!) Hamukale has had to make in mere weeks of becoming a Provincial Minister, as if he is the sole Provincial Minister in Zambia. This is the same trap Moonga finds himself in. I am sure Bembas hate this idea because they want to take over from Lungu as soon as possible, not after 14 years.
But Lungu already wasted 2 years. Why give him another 2?
Lets have our ruling party learn to walk before they can run. Its only been a few months and we the general public have been subjected to Increased fuel prices, Increased electricity tarrifs and now increased load shedding times.
We are suffering because of loans we had no control over. Further more, the campaign promises are yet to be brought to light.
LETS ALLOW OUR RULING PARTY TO LEARN TO WALK BEFORE THEY CAN RUN.
Parliamentarians need to be put on minimum wage for us to see some positive change.
GIVE US A LONG BREAK! WE CAN’T STAND 7 YEARS OF HH’S BAD LEADERSHIP IF HE CAME INTO POWER AS A RESULT OF PF’S MISJUDGMENT IN THEIR 2016-2021 TENURE
There is no guarantee that seven years is sufficient time to finish programs. So what happens when a project is started in the seventh year? And what happens if the LORD shortens an incumbent’s term? People are becoming greedy and wanting to extend their stay in office.
USA 4yrs is enough what’s impossible to achieve in 5 yrs?
Levy inherited rundown economy from Chiluba. Despite not having genuinely won 2001 elections because he had sound programs 2follow by end of his 1st term Zambians gave him resounding victory by 300,000 votes over Sata. Reason he performed: K3.2/Dollar, debt cancellation, new mines opened & put us on recovery from global economic meltdown.
If Lungu is worthy leader let him lead us out of the economic mess Sata left us in just like LPM did with Chiluba’s mess. He shud not only exploit +ve PF accolades on the now ceased Roads infrastructure but shud also take responsibilities for Sata’s mess. If he performs in 5yrs he can get 2nd 5yrs if he qualifies & he wud rule for 11.5yrs.
Zamtel is on sale, was Sata wrong alone or…
Zamtel is on sale, was Sata wrong alone or together with Lungu? Take responsibilities!
Moonga why are u timid so soon?
We only see development during campaigns. So we should have elections every 6 months
Bakandile fye waba chinso
Here is a better idea: Zambians must be allowed to have a recall vote if after 2 years, any elected official cannot deliver on electoral promises. That should be same for President, MPs, Mayor and Councillors. This is essentially a vote of no confidence. We should be planning a recall vote against Lungu for a 40% fuel increase, 8 hour powercuts evety day, a collapsed court system, brutal police who are now happily killing and battering each other, and more to come. Five years of Lungu looks like an eternity!
Lungu will rule for at least 20 years.
That unexplained $2.3 million that appeared in his account after 1 year was not enough.
To the contrary, the term of office of a Zambian president should have been curtailed to 3 years and 7 months and an additional 5 months to hand over to the nest guy. For so called honorable members of parliament the term should be 2 years and six months limited to 2 terms maximum.
I will explain the scientific rationale behind these proposed changes if you want mature and exegetic and level-headed statistical data. Of truth, politicians are like baby napkins; they need regular changes.
Thought as much @ Warlord though 5 months to hand over is too much, 30 days is enough! What should also happen is allowance that provides for the president elect in the election year to take charge of the budget! In Zambia elections are in August and the fiscal year begins 1st January, thus the president elect has to take charge of the budget which I think should be presented in November to start implementing his vision running with his/her team of office bearers! Considering ministers get appointed from outside parliament as the 30 months term would only make the parliamentarians effectively responsive to demands of constituencies they represent to see to it that what the constituents were promised is being met!
He should keep his opinion to himself…and LT should not give people with such retrogressive ideas a platform. Moonga should be reminded of FTJs failed 3rd term bid. Please don’t drive us down that path!!
The Central Committee member is only the carrier of his master’s message and intentions. The ground work for that has already been laid by the Humble great leader himself. It began with the appointment on those Concourt judges, then closure of the Post and Watchdog (to make sure people are starved of alternative news sources), then he created the religion ministry to amplify “the anointed one” message, this despite the church objecting to the ministry. Finally he will withdraw the country from the ICC and amend the constitution to allow himself to continue in office.
Better one seven year term for president & MPs also.Recycling politicians is NOT democracy,it is “chewingcracy”, at the expence of the masses.Also their MUST not be a salary increment during the tenure.
Very good idea @kazeya!!!
How can we have MPs voting for their own salary increases? We should put it in the Constitution that any vote for increases can only take effect in the NEXT sitting of Parliament!
Then we might get MPs that are there to WORK and not just to practice politics of the belly!
That is coming from Museveni and Mugabe who apparently are close to Lungu E C and an MCC member is being used to kick-start the debate with the view to gauge peoples reaction. Note that the two mentioned presidents have terms above 5 years but that has not improved the living standards of their people, Instead, it has only made them among the richest presidents in Africa. Zambians lets watch this space
Like tomorrow is guaranteed to your kachasu boss. He will get half of 7 instead.
20 years ago someone started this tale of how one great leader (maybe meaning his long fingers) needed another term to accomplish his vision. & the GL after over a year of silence appeared just to tell us in his funny accent to let the people debate. By 2001 our burgeoning democracy was so mortally damaged that its never recovered. History is repeating itself.
Five-year tenure is insufficient for a President to implement most of his policies of destruction and suppression.
He’s an iddiot this Paul Monga, in fact 5years is too much and should be cut down to 4 years.
Africa is so backwards because leaders listen to *****ss like Paul.
Presidential leadership is not unique to Lungu, a lot more people are capable of running Zambia and most can do a better Job than Lungu.
Damn it Paul!!!
What people want is contained in the draft constitution so don’t waste our times with non-issues.
This Moonga “scumbag -bellyman” has just been paid ka U$D 2.000 to sensitize, & prepare Docile Zambians, for an announcement later, officially announcing “Edward” will not be returning to Chawama compound for the next 7 years.
I smell a Rat, all this so soon after The King of overstaying, & repression M7 visited.
IF YOU SEARCH MOONGA’S POCKETS YOU WILL FIND SOME OF YOUR EUROBOND CASH, & SEARCH “EDWARD’S” POCKETS, YOU WILL SURELY FIND A CHAP CALLED SAMUEL CHAVULA HIDING, & OVER U$D TWO MILLION OF YOUR EUROBOND.
It is called Dununa Reverse!
HH has brother the issue of manipulating party constitutions
Nonsense. You think Zambians will accept such nonsense? Try it see how it will backfire. We actually need to reduce the tenure to four years.
To me it seems most Zambians in public offices don’t love this country at all. The levels selfishness and lack of objective perspectives always amaze me. A these people real?
They are not real boss.
What a bad idea. If he can’t effect any change in 5 years, what of 7? Be assured Mr Moonga, we Zambians will not allow this to come to pass. He should consult how Chiluba failed despite being the all powerful. ECL is the most deceptive President we have ever had.
Too much Lituku and Tujilijili make people say weird things. You want to extend the term to give you enough time to loot?
No more third terms here please ba kolwe imwe!
He has not even done 5 months you already started something else. LET US FOCUS ON OUR CURRENT CHALLENGES – fixing the economy. This is just a way of diverting peoples attention from real issues.
5 years us too long. Fours years is sufficient. Zambian MPs should be given 3 years terms. They are all useless. UPND, PF, MMD, Heritage, FDD etc. All very useless.
5 years is too long. Four years is sufficient*
Moonga is a silly **** sent by his new master Lazy Lungu, these are ideas he is getting from Uganda, Angola and Zimbabwean old dictators…not forgetting Congo and Equatorial Guinea…which are all failed states.
Lunacy from a rotten mouth of a confused *****
This is crazy. Zambians should not entertain such thoughts. The term of 5 years is more than enough for a president. Infact I would prefer this should to be reduced to 4 years. The lesser the number of years the better as this makes someone think deeper on how achieve his agenda in that short period. The more time you give them the lazier they become as they think that they have enough time in office then they go to sleep.
Its shallow minded to discus tribe instead of ideas. Y are some Zambians enemy to themselves..?
Anyhow,five years is enof to show_case gud policies & development a programmes.
The longer the period the more destruction and less development. M7 and M’be have failed to improve the economy of their countries despite being in power for so many years. Better reduced to 4yrs.
This comedy of errors seems to be developing into an epidermic now. Zambians will not be docile for much longer. My advice is that “PF should make hay while the sun shines” as time is not on their side.
People are demanding service and not 7 years discussion. Moonga is looking for contracts in PF.
Zimbabwe could have been the richest if we follow retrogressive Moonga idea. Zambia as a one party state did not do any better either. Malawi is still wallowing despite the Ngwazi been life President this is myopic thinking.
MY BEMBA TRIBE TODAY IS SLEEPING. I’m a Bemba by tribe according to my research we are being used by the people from eastern province and we are busy insulting our brothers in southern province. we need to work up we are sleeping. look today a percentage of people who have been appointed are from eastern province. in fact those people they did not help us in all elections in the history of Zambia we have been having. Chiluba was not voted for they voted for UNIP Kaunda from Malawi same to Sata they voted for MMD because of Rupia Banda. If I take you back during election between Sata and Rupia after the death of Mwanawasa. Rupia was preaching to the people of Eastern Province that wako ni wako meaning your tribe’s people is your people again he did the same this year to Edger Lungu. why…
Gringo panshi naiwe tawakwata sana Mano
Whising someone dead. Your wishes are not God’s wishes. You may even die before him.
What you can not do in 7 days, you cannot in 7 weeks, what you cant do in 7 months you can not do in 7 years. How was it more money in your pockets in 90 days. Here is what works: More Load shedding 8 hours per day and it is acceptable by Zambian. Fuel increase from K7.00 to K13.00 possible and concluded. No debate about it. Now you will see everything skyrocketing. What a team of wrong managers of our economy. No single campaign message is followed. Good at doing the opposite. Zambians stop being docile question your parliamentarians about the campaign promises. What has changed now?
As much as i support PF and our President Lungu, ruling for 7 years will be a TERRIBLE IDEA.. Lets just do the 5 years,…. (BARACK OBAMA) My Flexible, lively and well adjusted president on the planet is happily leaving office… .Now that is REAL LEADERSHIP. I Love the Obama Family…..
The time is coming when the kingdom of our Jehovah will put the end on all these leadership’s on earth that are busy prosecuting people.Daniel 2 vs 44.
Thank God the Vice President Inonge Wina has dismissed what Mr Moonga was proposing when Mr Jack Mwiimbu asked the Vice President in Parliament this morning who said it was his own view which never represented the Government and that Mr Moonga had no authority to make a representation on behalf of the PF and everyone in parliament wondered afterwards what kind of weed the Green party had supplied to Mr Moonga…This is what we expect UPND including the Supreme Leader HH himself to offer constructive checks and balances to the Government like what Mr Jack Mwiimbu is doing…
Foolish don’t kill democracy if I was the president who i myself love so dearly I can fire this guy . You extend your mother’s term to life on earth. Stop killing my party.
This Moonga is the most dull, shameless & regrettable Cadre PF shd consider retiring coz he thinks Zambia is not different from Zimbambwe. Sir u can’t do wonders in 7 yr if u fail to do any reasonable& tangible results in 5 yrs. Do u really kno the meaning of Democracy or u thot by uttering such a shamefu statement u would v boot leaked the head of state& poket where it is not necessary? Zambia is bigger than any political party& u shd b sued 4 uttering such a statement coz the constitution is vry clear! Do u kno how to read? U do nothing BT practice cheap politics of the stomach your shameless father spoke about! U must b ashamed& think b4 u talk!
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