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Asking political parties to submit recommendations on the review of the POA is a waste of time-Kabimba

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Rainbow Party Presidential Candidate Wynter Kabimba
Rainbow Party Presidenti Wynter Kabimba
The opposition Rainbow Party has charged that it preposterous for government to ask political parties to submit recommendations on the review of the Public Order Act(POA).

Party Secretary General Wynter Kabimba says his party is not interested in making such recommendations as it is a waste of time.

Mr. Kabimba says what needs to be amended in the Public Order Act is already in public domain.

In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Kabimba says by asking political parties to use the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) to make recommendations towards the review of the Act, Justice Minister Given Lubinda has only exposed his appointing authority.

He says there is no law that states that political parties in Zambia fall under the umbrella of the ZCID and therefore should use this avenue as a means to speak to government.

Mr Kabimba states that the fact that political parties are duly registered by the Register of Societies, they are also independent organizations that are supposed to speak on their own on any national issue.

Meanwhile, Civil Society Constitution Agenda Chairperson Bishop John Mambo has advised government to engage the Zambian people on which clauses in the constitution should be amended through a constituent Assembly.

Bishop Mambo says as government begins identifying clauses in the review process of the current constitution, it is important that it calls for an Indaba in order for various stakeholders to contribute towards the process.

He says calling for submissions through the media on which clauses should be reviewed may not yield the desired results.

Bishop Mambo who is also a former commissioner on the Mung’omba constitutional review commission agrees that the current constitution needs perfection because of the many errors it contains.

He has told QTV News that the decision by government to embark on the process of identifying clauses that needs to be amended is therefore a positive move, but that the process should be done by the people themselves.

23 COMMENTS

  1. If this guy was nearby I would have slapped him.
    What happened to the fastest growing party?
    Let me stop here since I have no kind words for him.

    • Kabimba makes sense. He regrets leaving PF if his tone of his voice is anything to go by.

      He is welcome back in PF

      Submission on Public Order Act is the right thing to do though.

      Thanks

      2014,16

    • In Zambia job description of opposition party is to oppose government be it repealing of the Bill of Rights or redefining the POA and then call for the same at later date.

    • My question to Kibimba is this: Did you do anything to change the POA when you had the power to do so?

  2. Even if parties submit, what is going to happen? The PF has really abused this public order act. Opposition parties cant hold rallies, how? The Police have given themselves powers they don’t even have. Now the story is that you cant hold rallies because you don’t recognise the President but even before the elections, assembling by opposition parties was still a big issue. Can we move with the rest of the world please, I mean this evolution – stone age, iron age, computer age, digital age. Please

  3. POA cannot be amended by beneficiaries just like access to information bill cannot be enacted

  4. Pensions Clause; Language Clause; Christianity Clause; these and numerous other public concerns need to be revisited. With regard to the Pension Clause that was rightly included by the Mung’omba Commission, it is too casual for government to pay out pensions to retired public workers on an ad hoc basis. When the tradition of timely pension payment has been re-established, then the Pension Clause could easily be dropped or ignored as redundant. As far as the Language Clause is concerned, it is necessary to recognize that administrative languages are equal. It is incorrect to give special treatment to English. If anything, the local languages deserve resources in order to remedy past injustices. That is the model of Zimbabwe and the South Africa. The Christianity Clause is simplistic and…

    • The Christianity Clause is simplistic and misleading. Freedom of worship, freedom of conscience and freedom of association need to be strengthened and protected by the constitution. The suggestion that Christianity is better than other religions is an affront to current thinking on the subject of religion.

  5. You cowards, Mambo and Kabimba claim to be representing certain groups of people and are not willing to submit the desires on the POA on their behalf unless it is done in a particular way. First and almost not all the persons you claim to stand for agree on everything that you suggest to them because they have independent minds. Secondly I think that your selfish ways are the reason why each time you are sent packing from an organisation you cannot join any other but form your own. You are not ready to be lead by others. Chill down or you shall be in perpetual opposition just by word without a following.

  6. These people don’t learn, is this not what happened regarding the bill of rights? You told people to vote NO to day you are asking the government to go for a referendum for the same. If the police has been refusing to give permits to you, you it to be just like that no change?

  7. POA, Police brutality & the rotten Judiciary are some of the tools lungu uses to execute his DICTATORSHIP. There’s no way lungu can let go of POA.

    Learn from Zuma & RSA.

    Let people has freedom of association, freedom of press. All dictators die violent deaths.

    FREE HH
    FREE MWALITETA
    FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

  8. Retired General Miyanda maybe called names etc but he undertakes his civic duties to make submissions the ruling party may not take them on board and often what he offers if ignored comes back to haunt the powers that be. So really wynter if its your choice to ‘boycott’ submissions then join the great leader now sitting in the coolers asking ‘asking how foolish could I be to race eagle one?’ And the next two days a are crucial to the process. I digress do the right thing and submit we the forward looking party members of upnd will make our submissions its our constitutional right

  9. The decision to boycott making submissions is a choice just like certain parties do not attend state functions

  10. All these characters talking about review of the public order act are money mongers including Bishop Mambo. Just submit your recommendation let’s see where it takes Zambia no constituent Assembly.

  11. GOOD MORNING SIR-BA WINTER KABIMBA.
    I. IN THE FIRST PLACE YOU ARE TO BLAME FOR ALL THIS MESS WHICH SORROUNDS THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT ,AT A TIME WHEN YOU WERE MINISTER OF JUSTICE UNDER THE LATE MR.SATA YOU COULD HAVE REALISED THAT A DAY WILL COME WHEN YOU WILL LEAVE OFFICE.
    2.I ADVISE MR.GIVEN LUBINDA AND HIS FRIENDS IN GOVERNMENT THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SIT IN CONFORT BUT LOOK AT BAD LAWS SO THAT WHEN THEIR TIME COMES TO BE COMMONERS ( OUT OF POWER ) THEY WILL NOT CRY FOUL AS MR.KABIMBA IS DOING.
    3.I LIKE THE SONG SANG BY THE LATE LUCKY DUBE INTITLED ” YOU DONT KNOW WHAT TOMMORROW BRINGS ”
    4.LET ME END BY SALUTING BISHOP MAMBO,HE IS A GREAT MAN AND PLEASE KEEP IT UP.

  12. What people dont “Know” they fear, and What they dont “Understand” they Criticize. i think people should get to know Wynter Kabimba more. im one of those who thought the man was “Bad” but i have come to believe that he is aright.
    Get to know more about him here:www.rainbowpartyzambia.com
    Lets not just criticize for the sake of criticizing.
    I thank you

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