Constitutional Reform and Education Coalition (CRECO) says there is no need for stakeholders to frustrate efforts aimed at refining the country’s constitution.
CRECO Spokesperson Andrew Ntewewe said that, at this point, it is clear that there is a named political party that is trying by all means to frustrate the constitutional amendment process.
Speaking when he featured on Pan African Radio’s The Peoples Debate Programme, Mr. Ntewewe, who is also Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) President, said it is shocking that some political parties and CSOs that never attended the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) are the ones who are speaking the loudest.
“You see, after the new constitution became law, we heard from some political parties, including the UPND and other CSOs, that the supreme law of the land had lacunas that needed refinement,” he said.
Mr. Ntewewe wondered why the people against the NDF are behaving in the manner they are doing when President Lungu listened to their concerns of refining the constitution.
He said this is the more reason why people are aware that such politicians do not mean well for this country.
He also observed the need to deal with vices such as fake news, propaganda, tribalism, violence and hate speech among others.
“We have to fight against fake news. If you remember one political party leader told the people of this Republic that ZESCO, ZNBC and ZAFICCO were sold to foreigners. But the question is, where these key institutions sold? The answer is no. So, this is the kind of things we should be fighting against,” he said.
“This is why over one thousand of our citizens turned up at Parliament Grounds on Friday, 26th July, 2019 to launch the “One Zambia, One Nation – The Zambia we love Campaign” that emphasises an evidenced-based fight against corruption and encourages Zambians to be patriotism and national unity in order to fight bitterness, hate speech, tribalism.”
He said the campaign is aimed at preaching peace, unity and safeguarding the values that the country was founded upon.
The CRECO Spokesperson also accused some of the Civil Society Organization in Zambia of receiving funding from the international donor community to championing homosexuality in Zambia hiding in the name of Yellow Card Campaign.
Mr. Ntewewe stated that he has evidence that some of these CSOs have been heavily funded to start championing for the introduction of homosexuality in Zambia saying Zambia is a Christian nation and such things cannot be tolerated.
There is a correct way of changing the constitution and a wrong way. The constitution is a people’s document. You were supposed to go to the people and get their views. Removing lacunas is fine. All you need is a technical committee becoz the constitution will remain the same. But you have removed clauses that the majority wanted and introduced new ones! Where did you get these from? How can 400 people overide what the majority Zambians want? The process was flawed from the begining – it cannot give birth to a healthy baby.
Who is funding you? Who is funding the 150 (not 1,000’s) red card campaigners?
Bwana, don’t sell your country for 30 pieces of silver.
In every civilisation, in every epoc, there comes a time when it reaches a crossroads. A crossroads that determines its future for a very long time. And there are heroes – those that will give their lives for the preservation of the future of their descendents. And there are villains – those whose God is their stomach-as the apostle Paul puts it- those that sell their children’s futures for a morsel of bread. Those that willingly betray an entire generation, so that they may enjoy the scraps of a dog, falling from the table of the corrupt. Such is Ntewewe. A judas, a man with no principles, a man with no vision, a man who only thinks about selfish gain, a blot on the earth, a scumbag only fit to be cast on the rubbish heap. I apolgise if my laguage has been too strong, but the ideas…
I see a very strong similarity between Ntewewe and those africans of a few hundred years ago who sold their brothers tp arabs and europeans as slaves, in order to gain a few trinkets.
But as King Solomon wrote “I have seen another evil under the sun, fuuls are put in many high positions…”
The only thing that troubles me is this: Why is africa cursed with so many individual like Ntewewe? Traitors who only think about themselves and not the good of the rest of the nation? And the governments is full of them – fuuls in high positions.
Andrew is illiterate, he failed to complete a semester at ZIBC in the early 90’s.
The last I checked on him he was living at Lilanda and was a marketeer operating a shack at Soweto market.
How he’s managed to become relevant in Zambian politics is a puzzle to me.
I agree with you. from the look of things Nthewewe is a hired hand. He seems to lack intelligence to understand exactly what PF is trying to do.
This id*t thinks he is smart.
Why is he hellburnt on pushing senseless acts into law.Its dimwits like him that make us africans look like our iq,s are closer to zero.
How does he sleep at night.
Mutewewa at it again. Have no kind words for his type. Keep your Dirty hands off our constitution you selfish porcupine. You are not in a personal battle with HH or the UPND
Refining by ignoring the will of the People?
Who is this non-comp sold out traitor of Peoples Rights?
This a lesson to young people. Work hard in school, get a job and/or start a business and be good at it. This way, you wont have to dance to the tune of the one buying you beer
Bingo! This a major problem in this country. People’s principles can be too easily bought and sold.
I am PF but this Ntewewe guy is not doing us any good. It is very clear that he is pushing our agenda. We need his vote but we don’t need him to talk for us. Our approach to the constitution amendment was wrong and it would be good that as a ruling party, we are mature and magnanimous and accept, then we will be getting a buy in from the people, When Rupiah Banda cried after loosing his Presidency , he said that the MMD thought that they were listening to the people but only realized that they were not listening after loosing power. These Ntewewe guys will distract us from listening to the people and it will be too late
Ntewewe must have his own definition of refining because that is not what is going on. All these amendments are retrogressive and do nothing to benefit the Zambian people at all, even though this document is for us.
Ntewewe whatever they call you. Zambians cannot be fooled when it come to constitution matters, learn from what happened in 2016 elections.
Ntewewe just shut up. let those interested in their children’s future fight for the majority who have not been consulted
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