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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ten PF MPs get K20 000 each to empower the vulnerable in their constituencies

General News Ten PF MPs get K20 000 each to empower the vulnerable...

Ten PF Members of Parliament have received Empowerment funds of 20 thousand Kwacha each to empower the vulnerable in their constituencies, regardless of political affiliation.

PF National Women Chairperson Jean Kapata says the party has used Two Hundred Thousand kwacha from what was raised during a fundraising event.

The Members of Parliament who have received the empowerment funds have pledged to support ongoing programs in sectors such as Agriculture.

Mpika Central Member of Parliament Sylvia Chalikosa says she has Agriculture projects run by Youths, women and other groups which need funding.

Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri who is also the Gender Minister explained that she will put Marketers in groups to benefit from the funds because most of them have been affected by COVID 19.

And Kalulushi Member of Parliament Kampamba Mulenga who is also Community Development Minister says the funds will go towards various projects of empowerment that are been worked on in the constituency.

Meanwhile, Nyimba Member of Parliament Olipa Phiri says she is grateful that the people of Nyimba will be empowerment through the fund from the party.

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  1. The Zambian electorate and the MPs they elect do not understand the role of MPs.The primary role of MPs is to legislate and represent tthe interests of their constituents in parliaments in so far as crafting new laws is concerned. It is is not the role of the MP to drive social economic development and agenda and projects as is currently purported. This put undue pressue and unrealistic expectations of MPs beyond their legal mandante and infact leads to abuse and politics of patronage.

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  2. How long have these empowerment programs been running? This all sounds very new. Is it because of next year’s elections?

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  3. A clear example of not knowing the role of an MP…surely how do you raise money to distribute to individuals to hand out as if it makes it wiser when you say you give to any MP…this is what happens when you steal too much money you dont know what to do with it. Its no wonder the likes of Bowman have surplus K100,000 to give to football clubs.

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  4. Whilst our party is taking a proactive approach to uplift the lives of people in our country, upnd are busy running away from parliament and bill 10 like a bunch of headless chickens. This is what happens when you have a party led by a Facebook and tiktok leader who has never served in public office . Even a public toilet attendant has more public office experience

  5. Whilst our party is taking a proactive approach to uplift the lives of people in our country, upnd are busy running away from parliament and bill 10 like a bunch of headless chickens. This is what happens when you have a party led by a Facebook and tiktok leader who has never served in public office . Even a public toilet attendant has more public office experience. Great fundraising guys kz

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  6. People are empowered through the right laws and never through cash handouts. We have defaced politics in Zambia so that the man in the streets thinks that the person who goes around dishing money will be a better politician. That is why our people are still poor. Nearly every Zambian is doing a business but very few are registered and even fewer contribute to the treasury. K20,000 is definitely a vote buyer not an empowerment fund. But hey, this is the nature of PF politics- smoke and mirrors. The late Marcus Lupupa, Zambian conjurer would be impressed.

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  7. Ten PF members of parliament have received K20,000 to help the vulnerable in their constituencies REGARDLESS of their political affiliation.
    When we say most PF cadres do not understand what they say and do. To PF regime its all politics even when we say there is corruption going on, This is what it means when we say they have no plan. On what merit did PF mps deserve K20,000 for their constituencies, so vulnerability is only in PF constituencies?. Why can’t PF government release constituency development funds to all constituencies in the nation for MPs to support the vulnerable in the country. Its all lies to cover further lies, Zambians know this well.

  8. Always good to hear women MPs, it’s so refreshing. Empower them.
    Mabumba failed to approach any of those respectable women sure?

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  9. K20,000 shared by 100 women = K200 each or K2 if shared by 1000 women. Are these fools iiddiiots as well? What do they take poor Zambians for? Beggars on the streets?

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  10. These funds were raised during a fundraising event( i guess a pf fundraising event), and you expect them to help someone from another political party? stop joking bamuntu imwe, just say these are party mobilisation funds.

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  11. That is the problem when you expect MPs are expected to hand out cash to the electorate. Bowman Lusambo started a very bad precedent by dishing out mealie meal and cash instead of empowering them to make their own money.

  12. K200,000 to cater for the vulnerable. Total madness. That is someones salary for a month in these big parastatals and hear you are calling it empowerment. complete lack of seriousness

  13. Keep bribing people with these stolen money. Next you’re still going out, you bribe masters and thieves.

  14. That’s dull corrupt PF for you …no plan at all…just throw looted money at anything. Here is K20,000 go and help the poor no wonder social cash went missing!

  15. This is sad, where have they been all this time? Now that elections are near they think the K20, 000 can help in a constituency of over 100, 000 venerable people, what a shame to say the least.

  16. As long we don’t don’t sort out how we fund our politics we’ll always have a sham democracy. The PF look like they’ve a lot of money because they’re in Govt where they’re able to award inflated tenders and shoddy deals.When they leave Govt they’ll be more block than MMD. The extravagant campaign that MMD ran under RB in 2011 isn’t different to what’s happening in PF, but today Nervers is struggling to even rent the Secretariat. Politicians never learn, it’ll be worse for PF because vultures have invaded the Party.Unfortunately some will lose even money they’re making genuinely. The shock of losing power is enough to unsettle someone, now if it is added to agony of being investigated for your actions while in office few will put up with that. God please have mercy on PF

  17. Sometimes its better to do nothing. This is one of those times. The K20000 will just invite unneccessary bickering

  18. Sometimes its better to just do nothing. This is one of those times. The K20000 will just invite unneccesary bickering. Where is the real money gone?

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