Review of the Constitution should be left to Parliament alone-Frank Bwalya

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Frank Bwalya
Frank Bwalya

The ruling Patriotic Front is against subjecting the review of the amended Republican Constitution to public opinion

PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says taking back to the people the process of cleaning up the Constitution will be costly.

Mr. Bwalya states that the ruling PF believes that the review of the country’s supreme law should be left to Parliament alone.

In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Bwalya says the PF is comfortable with the Parliamentary route considering that Parliament has the powers to review the Constitution.

Mr. Bwalya notes that as far as the ruling party is concerned, the review of the Constitution in this case is only about identifying provisions that need to be harmonized.

He states that these are the provisions the Zambian people have already identified as evidenced during the campaigns for the 2016 general election.

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  1. PF parliament reviewing Constitution = 7 YEAR term for their VISIONLESS leader
    PF parliament reviewing Constitution = 3rd term for their VISIONLESS leader.
    PF parliament reviewing Constitution = One-party State for a VISIONLESS Party
    PF PARLIAMENT = LUNGU WAMUYAYAYA

    Mungulu statements

    At: “We don’t need to build new electricity power plants: we’ll just import from south africa” VERY STYOPET !!!
    Ati: “Load-shedding will end when Batoka Gorge comes online NEXT YEAR” (Biggest lie: Hydro power stations take 8 – 10 years)

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    • PF leaders will be G.A.Y and living in kukuland to think they can manipulate Zambia the way @Maloza has indicated above. It simply won’t happen!

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    • ‘Father’ Bwalya chumbu munshololwa just shut up. Go and contribute to the famous or infamous whatsApp group and stop ranting here. You DSG keeps asking to be removed from the group. GBM wants you there so that you can strategise for 2021 depending on where the tide is going.

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  2. Instead of focussing on development, they are focussing on how to perpetually remain in power. This PF is a curse on Zambia

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  3. The strong partisan alignment exhibited by members of parliament in all cases of house business does not give confidence that a constitution review if left to parliamentarians would result in the supreme law that puts country first and devoid of partisan politics. The constituent assembly and, the struck down proposal for the establishment of provincial assemblies would have provided better options for Constitution review. Imagine the outcome of restructuring an institution whose initial structure was developed with externally hired help if the employees of the same are the ones tasked to carry out the review exercise! @ Maloza has highlighted the expected!

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  4. Kikiki very dull chap. He thinks Zambians are dull . They messed with elections and have majority in parliament so why would anyone trust parliament to make decisions that affect Zambians. This man needs to close his ugly mouth..is he not a mere pf deputy spokesman?

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    • NEZ you are not the best blogger 2016, Mushota remains the sole proprietor to that accolode. Infact going forward Mushota’s title will be BB2014,16,18,20,… and there will be no more elections, it’s too costly. Just like ECL says the referendum is too costly. Coming back to you NEZ the only thing you have is a stupi.d brand you attempted to craete. Let Mushota rule us as the LT bloggership, she deserves it.. By the way she’s the honorary BB and no negotiations. This has been through the Scottish parliament already , so shut up.

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    • This M O R O N only knows how to talk S H I T!

      Somebody should take his face and stick it in the S H I T he talks.

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  5. with majority MPs…….?????? ok.
    just bring back the referendum.
    you can use toll gate and road tax money to fund it kaili i dont see exactly what you do with it.

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  6. Constitutional amendments are not done frequently the way you drink Jameson. Pf wants to protect itself from criminal acts. Visionless creatures.

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  7. Lungu and PF regret very much signing the Amended Constitution with the current Petition clauses. This clause is haunting Lungu. Having stolen the Election Lungu realises that inaugrating himself b4 Hearing and disposing off the Petition is unlawful and unconstitutional. Lungu regrets forgetting to delete these Petition clauses especially the Resignation Clause while the Petition is being heard,determined and disposed off. These are the self serving clauses which PF would like amend in Parliament. Its too late the dice has been cast

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    • Do you think any party will not be affected by these clauses imwe. These clauses affect every one in the country and the earlier there are sorted out the better for the country and not a political party alone. The whole country stood still for one month without knowing the way forward. Honestly we should thank God that we are so a peaceful nation otherwise something crazy could have happened during that period of no direction. This issue of pending sensitive matters until two days before an election should be stopped immediately. I hope PF has learnt a lesson.

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  8. What a useless suggestion from Father Frank Bwalya who seem to benefit from the ruling PF. He was the Chairman of ZESCO Board of Directors who allowed the government to build 360 MW machines at Kariba North Bank Extension which subdued the inflow of water in the Dam, thus overloading the dam. Now, the 2 X 180 MW machines are white elephants. The original designed capacity for the dam is slightly below 1400 MW, the current installed capacity is about 1900 MW. Frank blamed the rain for his incompetency. Frank should know that the Members of Parliament did a bad job the last time the Constitution was amended. I think the majority MPs are incapable of amending the constitution. What a shame, we have been spending money on the constitution for a long time. Frank should zip his lips he is not a…

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  9. We the People had made for ourselves the draft Constitution. Then came the PF thugs who mutilated it to suit their own whims but by poorly crafted manipulations:
    . Removed provincial assemblies
    . Removed cabinet from outside Parliament
    . Removed partial proportional representation in Parliament
    . Extented maximum years of service as President to thirteen (13) years.
    Why should the Nation allow these selfish individuals to hurt the Nation even more?

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  10. NO WAYS BWALYA IT COMES BACK TO THE PEOPLE. WE SEE THROUGH YOU. THE PEOPLE OR A REVOLUTION AGAINST THE PF, YOUR CHOICE.

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