Kafue MP Miriam Chonya presenting gifts to New Beginnings Children s Villag

Kafue UPND Member of Parliament Miriam Chonya says she and the electorate have lost nothing by not attending the National Dialogue Forum.

Addressing the media at her office today, Ms. Chonya said whatever has been discussed during the forum will eventually have to be presented to Parliament for enactment.

She has assured the electorate that nothing has been lost by her not taking part in the process at this stage because whatever is being discussed at the NDF eventually will have to be presented to Parliament for enactment and it is at that point that her input will be required and will be critical as Member of Parliament.

Ms. Chonya said her decision not to participate in the NDF will give her an opportunity to critically look at the recommendations and ascertain whether they are in the best interest of the Zambian people.

Recently, women and youths in Kafue district passed a vote of no confidence in Ms. Chonya saying she has failed to deliver her campaign promises.

Hundreds of women matched to district commissioner’s office with a petition demanding that she resigns within 48 hours as she has allegedly failed to foster development in the district.

Patricia Banda, who read the statement on behalf of the group, cited the withdrawal of her participation from the National Dialogue Forum without consulting them.

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  1. Correction..

    Her attitude says it all. Not surprised the people of Kafue have no confidence in her

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    • @Kabamba, you are the same calling yourself @Independent thing. Gays forgets who they are.
      Go away bitcch.

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    • What we don’t need are MPs who tow the party line regardless of what the people who elected them think. We need our politicians to stop thinking they are our masters or divine. They need to listen to their electorates. This thing of only kneeling to plead for votes during elections and once elected behaving like Kings and Queens should come to an end.

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    • I don’t like Upnd but I wouldn’t call anyone associated with it the name you have used. Multipartism gives freedom association to everyone. We must respect other people’s choices just like we would want us to respect ours.

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  2. She sounds like she is regretting absconding the NDF. Now she is trying to make mends on the vote of no confidence. Is she sure her party will allow her to debate the NDF resolution? Will UPND sit and debate the NDF – where is morality? Left alone, Mrs Choonya could have attended but was working to please the party. Too bad ba former PS Ministry of General Education.

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  3. Its not about you gaining or losing. Its about the people that you represent or misrepresent as someone has put it.

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  4. Time wasters, they always want to mess up then mop. That is the kind of thinking that will not build our great nation.

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  5. Congratulation for staying away. How will the MPs who were at the NDF debate the document in Parliament. This is a mockery of the highest order. That NDF was a predetermined thing to bring bacl Deputy Ministers and for Minsters to remain in Parliament.

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  6. Congratulation for staying away. How will the MPs who were at the NDF debate the document in Parliament. This is a mockery of the highest order. That NDF was a predetermined thing to bring back Deputy Ministers and for Minsters to remain in Parliament. All MPs who attended already have a position. So what are they going to debate in Parliament.
    This is the most hated document going by the outcry from the masses. If not handled properly it will dearly cost PF.

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  7. Congratulation for staying away. How will the MPs who were at the NDF debate the document in Parliament. This is a mockery of the highest order. That NDF was a predetermined thing to bring back Deputy Ministers and for Minsters to remain in office. All MPs who attended already have a position. So what are they going to debate in Parliament.
    This is the most hated document going by the outcry from the masses. If not handled properly it will dearly cost PF.

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  8. How shallow can one sink? Madame you could have proposed something at the NDF which could be useful to your constituents. Remember that your party is trying to form government so how will you feel if people shun every national event?

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    • Spot on! She should have started opposing the clauses she was not happy with at the NDF and continued with her stance in Parliament. How do these people think? And I bet you they will walk out of Parliament as well. Useless opposition

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  9. ANDYFORD MAYELE BANDA – Those who attended like this man are already lamenting. Their attendance added nothing because PF worked on numbers see his statement below;
    “As a party our route was not to shun this process, we hoped our opposing voice together with other reasonable minds would minimize the damage to the constitution but that was not enough. There are lot of questionable and unnecessary proposals that this country can’t afford to put in the constitution. The main issue that should have been addressed by this forum such as the public order act or electoral reforms have been silent and yet issues that cannot be decided by a few individuals such as a number of constitution amendments are the ones that are loud.

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    • Unless you chose something else. Democracy is about numbers. Those with numbers carry the day. But even the
      Minority are heard. Their voice might be a reflection for the future. Always try to make the majority see sense even if yours is a lone voice- the undecided voters are listening

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    • Indeed the majority can influence decision making but not in the form Upnd is. They’re always confrontational even on matters that would benefit the entire nation. I understand that in the DRC all parties work together when confronted by issues concerning their mines. They have the same voice when socalled investors try to play tricks. And yet these people have been at war literally from the day they got their independence.

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  10. Its not about losing or gaining anything. Its about Zambia.

    Boycott doesn’t solve anything. Whenever you have chance you must add you r voice on national matters

    You fear hh too much always seeking to please him

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  11. It is not about fearing someone. The whole NDF document was done without consultation and in the back yard of PF. No wonder it is receiving wide condemnation from the citizens except a few cadres here and there.

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    • To you every little thing is evil as long as it involves PF. There both bad and about the PF which is normal.

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  12. I am NOT expecting to hear any grumbling from UPND and Others because they should have been there to make noise in there and if possible even physically fight like it happened last week in one Asian Country (Parliament). Only fools who denied and condemned the process will complain from now on.

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  13. “Addressing the media at her office today, Ms. Chonya said whatever has been discussed during the forum will eventually have to be presented to Parliament for enactment.”

    You could have presented some things too, and stopped the deputy minister nonsense at the forum. No you had to be stubborn and follow your leader who has never held any elected office.

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  14. madam chonya mp is very intelligent were do you find some one who will propose something in building A it moves to building B and he opposes what he proposed. i think pf thinking is too low where ever they are . bravo madam mp go now in parliament and tell them their mistakes.

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  15. Sweet our beloved mp!!!!….These pfoools with *****ic criticism doesn’t know that zcid which inginioured this rubbish shume dialogue has no capacity to end our problem in Zambia!!!… These are just dogs ignore them guys!!!!!……A well meaning Zambian can never vote for menomeno!!!!!!! Never……

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