Chilufya Tayali
Chilufya Tayali

Economic and Equity Party President Chilufya Tayali says the National Dialogue Forum was highly credible and it achieved milestones in the history of Zambia.

Mr. Tayali says the Forum achieved a number of substantive and progressive issues which were looked at during the 16 days of seating other than the issue of Deputy Ministers which some people have concentrated on.

He said the people that attended the NDF, were the ones that had made submissions to have the constitutions amended and therefore, no one can argue that, the members of the NDF, were purposely selected to achieve a clandestine agenda.

Mr. Tayali said all the submissions from the stakeholders and the general public, were compiled and presented as the “Zero Draft” which the people that submitted issues had to refine and validate and add something to consolidate their desires.

He said whilst the negativists are over emphasizing the issue of Deputy Ministers, the NDF achieved very important changes to the constitution among them proposed changes to the number of days in which to hear a Presidential petition, Coalition government, reduced period for campaign periods and the proportional mixed representation among others.

Mr. Tayali wondered how amidst all these achievements the negativists have rubbished the NDF that it has just brought more costs by the re-introduction of Deputy Ministers, when in the issue was extensively debated and it was made clear that, Deputy Ministers do not get more money than Members of Parliament, except that, the pay point will change from Parliament to Cabinet Office.

He said it is therefore misleading to suggest that the Deputy Ministers will increase government expenditure, because they will only get the same amount that they are already getting as MPs.

And Mr. Tayali said while he is concerned with the delay in paying retirees by Government, he finds it unreasonable for patriots to support the idea of keeping people on a payroll when they have stopped working, therefore, the idea of paying retirees within 6 months should be encouraged so that, people can get on with their lives after leaving their work.

He also said that there was no payment at the NDF, unless to those who were sponsored by various organizations and individuals, outside the NDF arrangement.

Mr. Tayali said the issue of allowances, is totally out, in as far as NDF is concerned, no member was paid for attending or voting in a particular manner at the forum.

He said the Economic and Equity Party is glad that they participated at the forum and expressed hope that, the resolutions passed will be supported in Parliament so that they are enacted into law.

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16 COMMENTS

    • Zed is a joke even unemployed adults have a say, Corruption will never end if no one can question this adult as to his source of income because he has not day job, who pays for his livelihood, I feel sorry for that young woman he is marrying because when PE goes out of office that will be the end of his income. The young F.ool is a PF vuvuzela, paid to say anything to line his pocket, what a life.

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    • NDF is long past. If you want another dialogue, call Mwanalushi to discuss KCM.

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  1. This is the problem with clowns paid to set up silly parties by the ruling party inorder to split votes for their own gain. It is synonymous with many African states. Democrazy beinf exhibited by Africans who have failed to grasp the ideals of democracy.

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  2. ZAMBIA, A NATION WHERE BEING A USELESS WORK SHY BOOTLICKING VUVUZELA, PAYS MORE THAN BEING IN PROPER GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT!!
    ONLY IN P.F CONTROLLED ZAMBIA!
    This “tambwali” Chilufya Tayali needs cash to fund his wedding, so rather than get a proper job, he goes bootlicking, & the dull paymasters will use Taxpayers funds to pay this clown, rather than pay people who really contribute positively to Zambia like Doctors & Nurses, Lecturers, Civil servants, Farmers etc. ZAMBIA THE REAL DUNUNA MWIBALA REPUBLIC.

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  3. Really laughable…this smelly rat is not credible himself to comment on that as he was being paid to attend!!

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  4. How did we get to this point were morons like this are allowed to make decisions on our part.???

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  5. Tayali is very dull! He forgets that Deputy Ministers have more than one vehicles to themselves. They get fuel, servant and telephone allowances plus so many fringe benefits. So to argue that they will continue getting salary they used to get as backbenchers is not only folly but stupid. Tayali you are just a bootlicker and failure in life

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  6. Chilufya Tayali is very foolish. Doesn’t he understand what it means to a deputy minister. This is the result when people who have no jobs are given such opportunities.

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  7. Kafola isha wedding kaCh!kala. its because of such 1d1ots that we find ourselves in such situations. So, if no more bye-elections, what happens when an Independent MP dies? Replace him/her with another Independent member? Short sighted shallow minded Edgar and his stooges!

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  8. Ka Chilufya wa lufya! Lungu must be ashamed hiring stinking toadies like this *****ic fool whose only function seems to be confirming the Jameson Mutaware’s daydreams,

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