President Edgar Lungu having a light moment with cabinet Ministers shortly after the President State of the Nation address at Parliament Buildings
President Edgar Lungu having a light moment with cabinet Ministers shortly after the President State of the Nation address at Parliament Buildings

The eagerly anticipated impeachment motion against President Edgar Lungu is conspicuously missing from today’s Order Paper.

This may mean that the movers of the motion may have to wait a little longer after their notice of motion was excluded from the order of business in Parliament.

The Order Paper is list of items sanctioned by the Speaker which will be open for debate on a particular day.

Last week Mazabuka Central UPND Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo filed a motion in the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly that he was ready to move an impeachment motion against President Lungu.

The Government through Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya yesterday appealed to Speaker of the National Assembly to dismiss the motion on grounds that it is frivolous.

Below is the order of business for Tuesday as posted on the National Assembly website:

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ZAMBIA

SECOND SESSION OF THE TWELFTH ASSEMBLY

ORDER PAPER – WEDNESDAY, 28TH MARCH, 2018

AT 1430 HOURS

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER (STANDING ORDER NO. 31)

251 Ms E Phiri (Kanyama) – to ask the Minister of Local Government:

(a) whether the Government is aware that garbage has started to accumulate again in Kanyama Parliamentary Constituency thereby frustrating the fight against the cholera epidemic; and

(b) if so, whether there are any measures being taken to ensure that the Lusaka City Council collects the garbage on a regular basis.

252 Mrs Chonya (Kafue) – to ask the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources:

(a) whether the Government is aware that Dingles Kafue River Lodge in Kafue District was issued with a Certificate of Title for a piece of land within Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II’s Chiefdom;

(b) if so, whether consent to convert the land was sought from the traditional leader; and

(c) if not, why.

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

W5 Mr Kasonso (Solwezi West) – to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development:

(a) how much money was collected, under the Environmental Protection Fund from the mining companies from January, 2015 to August, 2016;

(b) how much money was paid by each mining company in the same period; and

(c) what the money collected has been used for.

W6 Mr Kintu (Solwezi East) – to ask the Minister of Health:

(a) when additional medical staff will be deployed to the following health centres in Solwezi East Parliamentary Constituency:

(i) Mushindamo;

(ii) St Dorothy;

(iii) Mapunga;

(iv) Kang’wena;

(v) Mujimanzhovu;

(vi) Kichikwe;

(vii) Mututubanya; and

(viii) Luanfula; and

(b) how many of the following categories of staff will be deployed to each of the health centres above:

(i) medical doctors;

(ii) clinical officers;

(iii) pharmacy technologists;

(iv) environmental health technologists;

(v) nurses; and

(vi) laboratory technicians.

NOTICE OF MOTION AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Mr Syakalima

Report of the Committee on Transport, Works and Supply: That this House do adopt the Report of the Committee on Transport, Works and Supply on the Report of the Auditor General on the Management of Infrastructure Development 2010-2015, for the Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly, laid on the Table of the House on 27th March, 2018.

1 The Rent (Amendment) Bill (N.A.B. 1/2018)

Third Reading

2 The Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Bill (N.A.B. 2/2018)

Third Reading

3 The Judiciary Administration (Amendment) Bill (N.A.B. 3/2018)

Third Reading

4 Thanks – His Excellency the President’s Address – Motion (20th March) – Resumption of Debate: (Ms Kasanda, MP).

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67 COMMENTS

  1. I knew this would happen. For sure Mr Lungu is not very loved by his PF MPs. They can easily do a shocker on him.

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    • Lungu will still be removed by the irate ZAMBIANS. The more the guy delays the more painful his exit will be. THE GUY IS A THIEF NOT WORTH BEING A PRESIDENT OF ANYTHING! LeT alone a country!

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    • Please add indecent exposure to Kambwili’s arrest warrant. He corrupted children’s morals by exposing his BELLY on social media. Now children will think men can get pregnant too! SMH

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    • It’s good.
      Waiting for Kambwili. It will even hotter when he comes out of PForce custody. Kambwili is now wounded.
      He will not die, he survived 3 accidents shortly before being fired from government.

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    • @Nubian is that how @Mushota belly looked when she was pregnant a month ago? I never seen pregnancy without maternity dress, so you be disgusting.

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    • SOON AND VERY SOON LUNGU WILL REALIZE HE IS ON SLIPPERY GROUND. HE HAS MORE TO FEAR THAN HIS SHADOW. HE HAS LOST TRUST EVEN IN THOSE WHO WERE CLOSE TO HIM??? LOOKING AT THINGS, THIS IMPEACHMENT IS DEFINITELY UPROOTING HIM.

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    • WHY WOULD THE SPEAKER IN ANY CASE FORGET SUCH A VERY IMPORTANT MOTION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ORDER??

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    • The administration should faka speed in working for Zambia. Leave conspiracy theorists in vanity of vanity. They’re consumed in delusions and sectarian causes. I have said it and repeat, they will be luck if their list of hallucinations will ever buy a minute of the August House floor considering that it is as useless as it’s bitter and deluded source. It will only achieve 1 thing, prove that you’re stuck in delusions, driven by doomed sectarian causes as perennial losers. Honestly which noble patriot would want to risk Zambia with such sectarian interests to be realized through back-door pledges of splashing contracts to everyone?

      Arise Chagwa, and let your enemies scatter in their endless confusion.

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    • HONESTLY, THERE IS NO NEWS HEAR. NEXT ITEM PLEASE.
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      The house has better and more important issues to tackle than the u(s)eless call to impeach, thanks.

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    • “We are wasting valuable time”, No, No, No baba it’s called S T O P P I N G the R O T from spreading. Time will be wasted chasing them in Dubai, elsewhere and going to court.

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  2. Ala, are these not the same people that were bragging about their numbers and that the impeachment was an academic exercise in futility? Yashani bane?

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    • ‘In view of the gravity of the motion, the same is being studied and we shall revert to you in due course,” said the letter sent on Monday from the Clerk of the National Assembly to Garry Nkombo, UPND parliamentary Chief Whip who filed the motion.

      What UPND still don’t understand is that the rules of the game are not in their favour even in 2021 they will still lose as they are busy foooools (doing pointless things)…the letter above was sent to them on Monday but they insisted. You sort out governance issues if you want a fair system like what happened in Kenya as for now you will have to wait till June.

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  3. This motion will without a doubt, act as a litmus Test to show the extent of The President’s influence in his own Party. That said, The opposition better psych themselves for a plethora of Domino Effects in Parley. We shall need lots of popcorn bane.

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  4. Think this GIVES THE MOVERS OF THE MOTION TO PERFECT IT! Who knows, the TIME LUNGU MAY BE TRYING TI BUY MAY JUST BE USED BY UPND TO GALVANIZE MORE SUPPORT FOR THE MOTION WHEN IT WILL BE TABLED!

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    • That’s after 2021. Presidential limit clause will soon be tabled and will receive overwhelming support even from upnd mps who eyes to be president of the party

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    • @5.1 HH Oval.. Yes IT WILL BE EFFECTIVE from time of being voted and the President signing it into Law. It CAN”T apply in retrospect so IT SHALL HAVE TO WAIT FOR 3 ELECTIONS (15 Years ) TO PASS BEFORE THE ECZ can start applying it!

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    • You know fako my friend. When eligibility clause for kk was voted did it have to wait for 10 years.

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    • @5.3 HH the KK issue had to do with his birth, his parentage nothing like events. You can state that “those whose parents or were born.. cannot ” – it was about citizenship.But the law didn”t refer to the past When KK had already been President that he was an illegal president hence needed to be prosecuted because the new clause had barred him.The new started applying from that time and caught with KK in 1996.BUT IT IS OPENLY DISCRIMINATORY to say ” those who had participated in a LEGAL ELECTION IN THE PAST and lost ..cannot…”- eligibility cannot go to the past especially when matter at hand was legal.

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  5. Galvanized petition under the bridge.what are you talking about.2021 umbi akaikulika.no chance at all nisontapofye!!

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  6. The minister of finance was at labour to defend the one million dollar fire engine saga and unfortunately the matter came to a close without finding cabinet guilty. Now if national assembly fails to put to task cabinet on this matter the only recourse remaining is to involve civil society. Laura and team this is your time and we shall be behind you.

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  7. The Speaker will keep sidelining it and looking for flaws …UPND will protest; what happens to motions like rubbish not collected after massive clean up by Army will be interrupted…Zambia is not RSA nothing goes as planned….sort out the governance issues and you will reduce this abuse of power.

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  8. If you can’t win,try impeachment!Ni mashabe? sorry not you remember privatisation and what you stole. It’s Gairi positioning himself wake up kainde! hehehe

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  9. kabutuka kamudala.chagwa iwe we ma jokes.iwe mbuya wibutuka imwe.you’re a crook chagwa mbuya.lol.Uyoooooooo changwa ikateni.lo

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  10. Kainde is good at own goals. Imagine you want to impeach and you provoke the other side with not more than 3 fruitless appearances yet you have 5 to 6 bouts. Lincoln!where?U likened yourself to Obama now Lincoln.sorry badala no chance

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  11. Why are they wanting to impeach a President they don’t recognize? Was not the same people who walked out of Parliament because they didn’t recognize Mr. Lungu? What has changed today? Under 5s for sure!

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    • HH is evil. ..if the impeachment nonsense succeeds, he’ll next go for Inonge, if he succeeds with Inonge then he will go for himself.

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    • Naluntambwe waalaa! aba bantu surely they are short sighted. They want to impeach someone who is not a president. This is a joke. It reminds when Zambians wanted to be lead by a frog. Can you imagine people going to a polling station for hours and hour only to vote pa cula. and ECZ also proudly announcing ‘I do here by declare that KK is duly elected as Presido of this great nation. heheheehehehe! It has come now impeaching someone who is not a president!!!! That is what happens when MPs cannot do things using their own volition. The next thing is that Kombo, Jack and mweetwa have off sick notes on voting day kaleza!!!. Wait!!!!

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  12. nkhani zamukachasu izii naimwe.it will be tabled and it will fail lamentably.HH is a 5 times loser and he will definitely not impeach ECL.wait and see

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  13. It has been reported that the motion won’t be tabled until June as the Speaker and his deputies together with the Clerk need time to study it.

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  14. Impeachment is an exercise in futility.Just like privatization has not benefited the people of Zambia,so is this exercise of impeachment.It is a word that has been added to our vocabulary just like liberalization of economy,free market economy and other words that came with multi partism. My brothers in Eastern Province will add flavour to it by naming their children as Impeachment Banda,Impeachment Mwale,Impeachment Tembo and so on and so forth.This is how frivolous and puerile this exercise will be subjected to.It is just an academic exercise that will yield no tangible results.People should wait for 2021.We need to kick these people out based on their stock of achievements not on impeachment.

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  15. Maybe the reason could be that the seconder of the motion chishimba kambwili is not fit to seat in house, because according to the documents filled the seconder in hospital

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  16. So as always, the next thing you will see or hear is Ichilema making a press conference over the no impeachment motion. Anyway let me say this, is impeachment motion supposed to be driven by an interested party, in this case Ichilema just to cause confusion in the country or is it the citizens who should be driving it? I have been following events elsewhere outside our borders on very serious matters and at no one time has the issue of impeaching the sitting president driven by the loser. Take the examples of UK, US, Zimbabwe and South Africa, you can clearly see from these countries that where no citizens have been involved in agitating for impeachment, such a motion is never considered.
    In Zambia, if you asked anyone out there who their President is, the answer is an emphatic…

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    • @Malinso……….do you have a brain?why shouldn’t HH fail to hold a press conference when a lot of injustices day in day out are perpetrated by your leaders.

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  17. Why is it that EVERY TIME the CULT loses they blame the President?….What has ECL got to do with your satanic issues…remember evil for evil ! God has a way of treating people like you…Blind them all mighty God !
    Even simple and straight forward things you cant handle , typical myopic ignorant and dull followers…with u your demonic leaders cant make mistakes!! That’s why you cling to a loser just because you have been sucked into the satanic den and cant see that HE WILL NEVER EVER WIN…EVIL CAN NOT WIN OVER GOOD.

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  18. contd
    In Zambia, if you asked anyone out there who their President is, the answer is an emphatic President Lungu! So iwe HH, please stop this nosense of of trying bring chaos in our country because us the VOTERS ONT WANT YOU AND WILL NEVER EVER VOTE FOR YOU, how else do you want to be told?

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    • which voters don’t want HH? this is the same kind of reasoning that shouldn’t hold in this diverse society.Only you and your PF pea brained chaps don’t want a progressive leader like HH. HH is better than your leader.Allow the impeachment motion to be debated. Stop hiding it.

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  19. Wow the level of UPND desperation here is amazing, keep it up and guarantee that you will never rule this country with such antiques.

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    • This level of thinking should never be torelated in this country.What is really wrong with an African mind.Always supporting criminals instead of supporting things which are there to change the way this country is being governed. Lets avoid siding with wrong things. Impeachment is a way to go.The PF chaps after bragging are scared like little kids.why not let the motion moved?

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  20. The diary for the National Assembly isn’t determined by the UPND, there are other factors at play. Just prepare well, it will come. Don’t behave like you did during the petition. Your friends are preparing

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  21. The latest from parliament after a point of order was raised NY Kacl mwiibu is that the constitution does not obligate the speakers of the national assembly to table the motion in three or four days time,the speaker can bring the more at any time he or she might fit,and not when the mover of the motion may want it debated.

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  22. Sort out governance issues first if you want such motions in Parley to succeed as someone has already suggested. We are fast approaching 2021 but nobody in UPND is lobbying for a change in the electoral system! While theres nothing wrong in exercising your constitutional rights, due diligence and common sense must prevail. And the question of numbers in your favour for such a motion comes to the fore. Does Zambia have a system that can support the impeachment of an incumbent president?? If not, as parliamentarians, work to attain such a system first!

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  23. On a different note;
    Can we have an MP ask the relevant minister to show records how money collected from toll gates are utilised?

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    • FDD FOR 2021
      Now this is what I call anarchy. Really, can you ask that question? Maybe you were so used to driving in potholes, oh open pits and for you it was fine. We love PF because the development they have brought in Zambia in such a short space of time is mind blowing. Roads are now black with tar and I dont remember when I last change my vehicle shocks, that the difference between dreamers and doers, PF build more Toll Gates, its high time.

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  24. Now that the note is missing, I wish to advise HH and his people to write Trump to come and sort the Speaker and his staff out since HH said he was able to write Trump. By the way does he know that Trump if any thing is in hotter soup than this child’s play we are being subjected to? I miss Shikulu Katongo MCS

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  25. Kennedy Kamba and PF cretins surrounded parliament building wanting to bruise the motion mover Garry Nkombo…..this same attitude is well exhibited by most pea brained PF cretins on this forum. Firstly, you brag you have numbers, secondly you hide the motion, thirdly you let dogs loose to lynch anyone with opposing ideas.

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  26. Someone must move a motion to impeach a tribalist wamuyaya president of a tribal grouping party!

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  27. Lets invite the jerabos to come and give some lessons to HH maybe he may start to picture the real Zambia. Copperbelt is for real people not these kachemas NO!

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  28. Yaba l see PF cadres panicking and insulting HH who contributes more to our economy and country. He single handedly made the PF lift the fish ban, force them to find space for vendors who else does the country need than just drunkards, thieves, womanizers,and lazy people who spend more time insulting and dividing the country on tribal lines. The impeachment was announced all over and now the world is watching now wonder they want to brush it aside but that is not going to happen as the world is getting tired of dictators like lungu who abuse the constitution they were supposed to protect

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  29. Should have read, “….., who stole more than any other in Zambia!” Panama Papers money laundering.

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  30. Loosing is a day today food for upnd and kainde sure this guys they don’t know wat damage they are doing to there party , at first ati lungu is not president , today ati we are impeachmenting the president upnd you’re bolling we have to retire u come 2021 we have to forget about your foolishness

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  31. PEOPLE NOW MUST STOP AND THINK WELL THAT LUNGU IS NOT A CHRISTIAN BUT ANT-CHRIST. WHY IS IT THAT LAST YEAR HE INCARCERATED HH DURING EASTER TIME, A TIME FOR RECONCILIATION AND REPENTANCE AS PEOPLE LOOK TO THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST BUT LUNGU IS THE TIME TO PERSECUTE HIS OPPONENTS TODAY IS KAMBWILI,AND NEVERS MUMBA – LIKE ROMAN SOLDIERS THE WHOLE SANHEDRIN DURING THAT TIME.

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