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Opposition UPND MP Commends President Lungu for the Police Housing Project in Her Constituency

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OPPOSITION United Party for National Development UPND Kafue Constituency Member of Parliament, Mirriam Choonya has commended President Edgar Lungu and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government for taking Development to her Constituency.

Speaking when she attended the Commissioning and Hand over of 40 modern housing units for the men and women in the Zambia Police Service in Kafue district on Friday August 7, Hon Choonya said Development does not go where it is not lobbied for.

Hon Choonya jubilantly narrated how accommodating the Ministry of Home Affairs was when she lobbied them to consider constructing New Housing Units for the police in her constituency

“Hon Minister allow me to commend you and your government for improving the housing standards for our men and women in uniform in Kafue, and we can all appreciate the fact that the 40 houses will not be able to accommodate all our officers hence the need for me as area MP to lobby for more of these houses” Hon Choonya said.

She said that due to the PF government’s commitment to uplifting the living standards of the men and women in uniform, the officers in Kafue will be coming from deserving homes befitting the work they do.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo has applauded the UPND Kafue Member of Parliament for attending the commissioning and hand over ceremony in Kafue having being instrumental in the achievement of the project.

Hon Kampyongo said President Edgar Lungu and his government are committed to ensuring that the men and women in uniform under the Ministry of Affairs get to have access to descent accommodation

The Minister said the Head of State and all his cabinet Minister are willing to work with all well-meaning Zambians regardless of their political affiliations to build a better Zambia.

UPND MP Mirriam Choonya at the Police Housing Unit handover ceremony
UPND MP Mirriam Choonya at the Police Housing Unit handover ceremony

UPND  MP Mirriam Choonya taking  Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo at the Police Hosing handover ceremony
UPND MP Mirriam Choonya taking Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo at the Police Hosing handover ceremony

One of the new Housing in the newly built Police Housing Complex
One of the new Housing in the newly built Police Housing Complex

UPND MP Mirriam Choonya inside one of the houses with Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
UPND MP Mirriam Choonya inside one of the houses with Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo

34 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you mummy for being above the upnd political childishness. I think you are in the wrong party. Thank you for being brave and going against HH order that you should never acknowledge anything from pf as positive. You have gone against an evil snake. So I would say watch your back as he will strike soon.

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  2. Miriam should be happy with the People for voting her in office. The money for project are Taxes from the People , not from the Party in office! The President is only an employee who is paid a salary by the People’s Government!

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  3. But remember, MPs are part a part of Government , the Legislature. By attending the function , she is performing her duty , for which the People of Zambia are paying her a salary and allowances!

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  4. Look how upset the tribal goats are from comments above. These guys are filled with hate. You will get heart attacks ba kolokombwe imwe

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  5. Mirriam Choonya is doing wht is supposed to hv been an ordinary thing had Zambia been a normal country. The fact that it is being seen as abnormal and therefore newsworthy means Zambia is not a properly-run country and PF want to keep it that way.

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  6. Congratulations! Never mind about being thrown out.They won’t even do it.These bye elections results awe mwandini.That’s becoming of age of Him Choonya.Don’t be a puppet on the string!!

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  7. It’s not only Choonya, even Gary and Mweetwa all have been impressive with Kampyongo. Kampyongo will bounce back in UPND government.
    Let’s be honest and praise were it is due.
    Steve has been a successful story in 2020, I don’t know any other PF minister doing good. Give us 2 names.

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  8. An expression of hatred and jealous by the tambas- arm chair critics who only see their failures in other people! Surely don’t see the development which has taken place with nine years which unip failed to do in 27 years under a very sound economy the UK left in 1964!I was there bwana and I saw how the economy of Zambia started nosediving as early as 1966/67.Let us be objective in our criticism, not simply saying bill 10 is bad without being specific!

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  9. The Party and its government (PIG) one party state mentality of KK’s days. You always had to attribute everything to the PIG. Why can’t things be according to a popular planned programme where the community/beneficiaries/ interested parties/ stakeholders were part of the project scoping & implementation!!!

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  10. Inflation now 16%,MMD 6%
    Exchange rate 18 kwacha MMD K5
    Reserves now 1 month MMD 8 months cover
    Borehole tax now MMD zero tax
    Mealie meal now above K150 MMD K30

    MMD times good, even without new police houses

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  11. Mukashana, you are on your way out of the regional party, bushe balafwaya ukumfwefyo? wapya Kachema akakume fikoti. All you should be saying is that “Edgar has failed the country and the people of Southern province” then you will be in good books. We have been advising the “Captain” of your party to be objective and not just enter into negative mode. Negative energy will not take his tribal party anywhere. Our nation is greater than his perceived empire” Anderson would have done things differently by building a political party with a national character.

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  12. I can See This Honourable Lady Being Shown The Exit Door. Attending Government Function Organized By Gvt…

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    • Govt is executive, legislature and judiciary, she is doing her legislative role , she lobbied for housing units as her role as MP demands. When the is proper sanity during these govt functions and they not turned into pf functions, I see no reason why she can’t attend.

  13. In a civilized society such new should not even be making headlines. But we live in a society where insults, hate, malice envy have overshadowed us. Like KZ posted about how HH reacted to Mumbi Phiri on media. HH spent most of the time disrespecting, calling names than answering the lady’s two questions. And people who needs our votes. But I was not surprise the reaction coming from someone who has been asked so many question is his political career but has answered none.

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  14. How many Zambian companies participated in constructing these houses for men and women in uniform? How can one seriously be happy to give contracts for construction of police houses to AVIC and the Chinese ? I would have been happy if the contracts for construction of these houses were given to Zambian companies and in particular to Zambian builders in Kafue. It is sad that even contracts for house construction are being given to AVIC. Only short-sighted individuals will be basking in happiness to commission such houses.

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  15. Mirriam puts her constituents first, please Hakainde, don’t expel her from UPND Ltd.

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  16. What spoils government and ruling party good for the citizenry is when a national beneficial group is adulterated with politicking! It’s governments duty to step in where need arises and as transparency demands show accountability for taxpayers expenditures! When it boils down to narrative as though a national project was funded by an individual’s pocket or party coffers it spoils the views on an otherwise well intentioned development project! It’s cheap to claim credit for what the citizenry pay for! This goes for all in governance!

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  17. What is even worse is to obtain loans for such ventures from China and then use a Chinese company to build the police houses in Zambia. This loan will be paid from taxpayers money. What was so difficult for the government to demand that the construction of the houses will be done by Zambian companies. All what was needed was for Government to have a professional supervisor to ensure that Zambian companies contracted abide by the specifications required. Now most of the loan money has mostly benefited Avic. We have lost the opportunity to provide income and jobs for the budding Zambian building companies. It is stupid to claim credit for giving contracts which should have been given to Zambian companies to AVIC. It is even more painful when this loan will be paid by Zambian taxpayers!!

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  18. What she is saying is exactly what the job of a MP is lobbying for projects in their constituency unlike PF leaders who cheat people that development will only come when you vote their candidate into office …..I for one feel this is all outdated and costly exercise building houses for defense wings apart from the army simply pay the officers properly so they can rent and build within the community.

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  19. I’m now remembering wht my late father once told me. Universal suffrage is a mistake in Zambia. As a result, the vote is too cheap. It gives us useless governments. How can government specialize in dividing people after getting taxes from all of them? We need a qualified franchise to make this country work.

  20. But why should we be denouncing this MP for thanking government that has taken development to her people?. UPND do you always want us Zambian to be suffering because you hurt the ruling PF and so should we?

  21. Its total childish for Pf cadres to expect Hon Mirriam Choonya to switch sides and be part of PF, neither UPND to be against a statement recommending PF regime to build houses for the police officers who have been without accomodation for years under PF irresponsible regime. PF government is simply doing that which they have failed/failing to deliver as government. Its the responsibility of a government to house its officers who work under difficult situations with poor conditions of service. Civil servants know that PF government is failing them. The comments from Hon Choonya is a normal statement of support to the police service but not any praise of PF regime that is failing the majority of police officers. One police officer has even resigned from police as a protest of bad…

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    • Madam chonya has just debunked that pf lie they preach during campaigns that development can only come if you vote for a ruling party MP.

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  22. I disagree with everyone praising Kampyongo on this, his ministry has nothing to do with construction (in the same way the ministry of Education or health have nothing to do with the construction of schools or hospitals).
    However, we can expect them to commission the projects.
    And the MP has done what should be normal, this shouldn’t make news, the fact it does says something about the state of our democracy.

  23. Not very long ago, the opposition in Southern Province booed the government and the republican president. The boycott received massive support from the Monze and Choma lawmakers. Today, it is surprising to hear this string of comments coming from cadres supporting Hon. Choonya. This is so insurance. The directive from UPND is NB ever to praise the PF even if they deserved a merit
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