The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) says there is no cause at this stage to withdraw the Constitution Amendment Bill number 10 of 2019 from Parliament when it has already undergone first reading.
YALI President Andrew Ntewewe says the process is backed by law and that all Members of Parliament understood it from the time it was presented in 2019 to date.
Mr. Ntewewe says he does not know of any law backing the withdrawal of the Bill but stated that it can only be amended.
He explains that it is not the duty of the church or any Civil Society organization to call for the withdrawal of the Bill but Members of Parliament to debate as mandated by the law.
Mr. Ntewewe was speaking today at the opening of a one-day media workshop on the contents of the Constitutional Amendment Bill number 10 of 2019.
He however pointed out that debate is the normal way of doing things in a democratic dispensation.
Thank you for your informed view on this matter. We believe in following the law and rules to the letter rather than using anger and emotion to decide things. This is opposition and diasporans way of thinking. They lack the sense to read things and make objective assessments and analysis of issues.a bunch of useless childish angry souls. To hell
It is only a fool who can stumble the same stone twice. The president signed the 2016 amendments with closed eyes. He was sure of it to be perfect. How does he want me to believe him this time around.
Waba utumattole, go get a decent job like Primary School teacher in Shiwangandu.
Circus chabe pa Zed.
But this Covid10, oh sorry Bill 10, are we so desperate that we must have it now? Why not wait until after elections next year to look at it with a new five year mandate? Ba PAf, surely if you are confident of winning, you can wait just a few months for your fresh mandate maybe with a bigger majority in parliament who knows? I mean PAf just looks so desperate, a sorry sight actually.
There we go again with Bill 10 Flatulence! Spare us some fresh air please!
Junior jj – Problem is if you lose under the current Constitution, you will cry because the Petition is supposed to completed within 14 days as opposed to 30 days in your Covid-19 – just one of them.
This is just another confused wind follower. I wonder why he does not just shut his mouth if he has nothing to say. Let’s focus on how to fix the economy, how to clear the debts not about someone’s strategy to become a dictator. If PF thinks it is still popular, let them put aside the bill and wait for the election. We will look at it after elections.
KZ chased from Malawi like a dog with rabies all in the name of rigging other peoples elections. So embarrassing to Zambia.
“……He explains that it is not the duty of the church or any Civil Society organization to call for the withdrawal of the Bill but Members of Parliament to debate as mandated by the law….”
These are the tactics lungu learned from Mugabe. Control parliament to make his dictatorship look democratic.
Thankfully , the western developed world are having none of it, haveing watched Mugabe use such tactics to morph into a bloody dictator who cause more than 3 million of his best educated people to flee into economic exile.
We debate to reach consensus. That’s the Democratic way.
We don’t withdraw Bills because of fear that what we don’t want may be passed into law. We debate to convince our fellow citizens to our way of thinking. After debate we vote to reach concensus. After Consensus We Accept and obey the law passed.
The Democratic Way.
ITS IMPORTANT TO PROVE YOUR RELEVANCE TO YOUR SPONSORS BY ENSURING THAT YOU ARE IN THE NEWS ALMOST EVERY DAY. OTHERWISE FUNDING CAN BE WITHDRAWN. Thats how some people earn their living pa Zed. YALI-kosa life!
Bill 10 yeve takana, keep it in PF when you win the elections otherwise put it on a shelf.
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