NDF Chairperson Muyunda Mwanalushi
NDF Chairperson Muyunda Mwanalushi

The National Dialogue Forum (NDF) has urged political parties in the country to rise above partisan interests for the country to successfully amend the constitution and other subsidiary laws.

NDF Chairperson Professor Muyunda Mwanalushi said that political parties must lose vested interests for the forum to effectively facilitate the process of amending the constitution and other laws.

Professor Mwanalushi said this today during the NDF’s deliberations at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre. This was after Economic Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali apologised for discrediting the business of the NDF, yesterday.

Professor Mwanalushi praised Mr. Tayali saying the move demonstrates a mark of maturity. Mr. Tayali said that he has now appreciated that the NDF is best structured to carry out its business.

Mr. Tayali also said he is currently confident that the NDF has a transparent system in its quest to facilitate the amendment of the constitution and other subsidiary laws.

Mr. Tayali said he came to fully cherish the NDF after conferring with his fellow members belonging to one of the NDF’s working groups.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned delegates at the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) to tread cautiously in the process of amending the Public Order Act.

Mr. Kampyongo said that the Act has played an instrumental role in the preservation of peace in the country since independence.

Mr. Kampyongo said that the Public Order Act has over the years created an equilibrium between the maintenance of public order and freedom of assembly.

Mr. Kampyongo was speaking when contributing to debate on proposals to amend the public order Act

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    • Imagine jokers like Chilufya Tayali taking part in crafting a constitution. What a country.

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    • 1. Parliament ‘s duties are to debate consititution, amend, approve and form laws.
      2. Law makers in Zambia are called Member of Parliament and National Assembly.
      3. Chairman of Parliament is called Speaker of the House.
      All these questions used to come in civics during our days.
      Today kids will fail. Question 3, most answers will be Mwanalunshi, instead of Matibini.

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    • A word of caution to all Zambians about this NDF thing. Please open your eyes more especially Given Lubinda and his cohort who are trying to give Chakolwa Lungu too much power and a longer term(7 years or more) in power because once Lungu gets these powers he will be untouchable and start to lead with impunity.

      Once this happens, does Lubinda think he is Lungu’s favourites that he wont be fired and replaced with Kaizer Zulu. Once Lubinda and his friends are fired and replaced with Lungu ‘s relatives and friends what will they do avoid falling victim to their constitution madness? Spilling the beans or crying foul wont help help them at all because it will be too late and no one will listen them f00ls.

      Learn what happened to Kambwili and Kabimba. They helped create a monster…

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    • Learn what happened to Kambwili and Kabimba. They helped create a monster regime for which they are now its victims. The latest 1diot is KBF, by rigging for Lungu to hold power what has he achieved? Zero, and very soon the same Lungu he helped has started squeezing his twenu.

      Anyway all I am trying to say is, those creating this constitution mess will be its victims very soon or later as power shifts hands or Lungu decides he is now untouchable to get his own people into powerful positions.

      If you throw a stone at hard surface chances are you will be its victim.

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    • African politicians or just f00lish politicians forget easily that power corrupts. All terrible dictators of this world were once democratically elected but along the way they changed the laws to gain more power. Look Hitler, he got elected and then abolished democracy to become the horrible dictator.

      So Given Lumbinda and PF minions please to put yourselves on other side of the fence and assume you are in opposition when creating laws to disadvantage the opponents because soon it will be you dancing to same tune of a bad law you created. Al-bashir, Ghadafi, Sadam, Gbagbo, Mugabe to mention a few , thought they were invincible. But were are they today?

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  1. Mr. Kampyongo said that the Public Order Act has over the years created an equilibrium between the maintenance of public order and freedom of assembly, i.e. do not change anything in it!

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    • Public order Act don’t apply to Lusambo and other thugs.
      Tomorrow PF cadres will storm the thing and beat up anyone who disagree with ka Kampyongo.

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  2. “Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned delegates at the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) to tread cautiously in the process of amending the Public Order Act.” I know democracy allows for all voices to speak, but at time certain people need to shut up. Let the minister of Law, plus religious affairs speak. They seem a little more calm.

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  3. ”…..Mr. Kampyongo said that the Public Order Act has over the years created an equilibrium between the maintenance of public order and freedom of assembly….”

    he means no one can protest against PF corruption and mismanagement of the economy without being arrested……he also means no opposition leader can freely meet and mingle with members of public….

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  4. The minister has no shame,by using the equilibilium,it means evenly or well balanced.the opposite of what the lungu admi has and continue to do to the citizens with divergent views.

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  5. Total rubbish.If there is a party with vested partisan interests in the useless so called NDF it is the PF. Mwanalushi is just fulfilling it`s devious agenda at a great risk to his personal integrity.As for Kampyongo he can only be Home Affairs Minister in ECL`s PF Government.The NDF is a total sham engineered by the PF to perpetuate their corrupt hold on power. It is the worst in constitution making this country has witnessed.

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  6. I need clarity from someone here, is this a constitutional review commission or national dialogue? what is is the difference between the two? I’m seriously lost

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  7. At the age of 76, Mwana Lunshi is proud to be part of a clique destroying the future of his Great Grand Children and generations beyond that. A Professor with a Resume the size of an encyclopedia choses to destroy the future because he knows he won’t be there!!

    This is Africa’s curse

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