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Bill 10 could have helped to address the inequalities between women, youths-President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu has said that he regrets the failure to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill 10 of 2020.

Speaking when he met traditional leaders in Mkushi District of Central Province today, President Lungu said the passage of Bill 10 could have enhanced the inclusion of women, youths and differently abled people in governance.

President Lungu said Bill 10 could have helped to address the inequalities between women, youths, and differently-abled people in governance.

He said he did not see anything wrong to extend the period in which to petition an election and the inclusion of special groups in governance as was embedded in Bill 10.

Mr. Lungu has also assured the chiefs that his administration will look into their transport challenges to enhance their administrative duties.

He said the government will also continue to work on feeder roads to improve the movement of farm produce and easy the accessibility of various social services.

He further added that the government will continue with the early and timely distribution of farming inputs as a way of promoting the growth of the agricultural sector.

And President Edgar Lungu has noted that the Church and government continue to be partners in national development.

President Lungu says the Church and government have similar desire and mandate to make sure that the lives of the Zambian citizenry are improved upon.

He reaffirmed governments continued support to the Church by providing what is needed.

Speaking in Luano district in Central Province during a meeting with the Clergy yesterday afternoon, President Lungu expressed happiness that the Church in Luano already has a framework that has integrated people so as to improve their wellbeing.

“I’m glad that you are talking about development. Development has no finishing line. There is always more that needs to be done,” the President said.

President Lungu further assured the Clergy that government will expedite programmes to alleviate the suffering of the people in the district including the civil servants that are employed in the area.

“We will do everything that is required in a new district to make Luano district a reality. It is good that we have the Clergy here that are committed to the wellbeing of the people,” stated President Lungu.

And Representative for the Clergy, Reverend Stanley Msiska from the Reconciliation Life Church International, thanked President Lungu for recognizing the Church and the role it plays in national development.

Rev. Msiska noted that the inclusion of the Clergy in government’s developmental programmes is a plus to government.

“We are honoured and privileged to have a President who has put the Clergy on top of government’s agenda. As the Clergy in Luano district, we pledge our continued support all the way,” he said.

Rev. Msiska also called on President Lungu to help address challenges faced in the district.

Earlier, President Lungu held separate meetings with traditional leaders in the district and the Head men to engage them in matters of national development and also to learn of their challenges.

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    • Inequalities can still be addressed without bill 10, you don’t need a law to compel you to do something which is right, it just requires both political and good will. If you have no capacity to address certain things the decent thing to do is to leave the stage, Period

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  1. Iyo ni butter iyo bakateka. You should have demonstrated first from among the nominated members of parliament. Tell us, how many disabled have you nominated? How many women or youths have you nominated to this far? Bill 10 as a whole was poisonous like rotten ground nuts among the fine ones. Stop fooling us bwana. You were advised to withdraw it abd have it fined by removing what was considered to be a threat to our young democracy,but you were so adamant not to. Stop crying over broken glass. You just put this on yourselves and blame anyone.

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  2. Whada fvck is talking about, what inequality is talking about? All Zambians are equal. A president who can’t still memorize the national anthem.
    Sing that Zambia national anthem in Bemba, and you will tell me that there is no need of Bill 10.

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  3. From Climate change to Covid and now to the late bill 10, excuse after excuse. Just start working, you are in your ninth year as PF and see how relatively stable MMD left the economy. You borrow imprudently and you are stuck, only excuse now is Covid and yet our economy was already in a down ward spiral before covid. To sort out inequalities you don’t need bill 10. In any case, if your issue is the Youth, the disabled and the women, that can be done through parliament, it does not necessarily need to be in bill 10 with all the poison that was in the bill 10

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  4. Bill 10 is more important to Lungu than solving economic problems or other important issue. Mr. President please remember that you work for Zambians to do your job primary economic side of country as it is the one of key important things of the country to function better. Without economic improvement or growth a lot of things are affected.

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  5. Bill 10 passed through a very democratic process and failed. In a democracy you don’t blame the other party if your bill fails. The MPs were following instructions from their electorates, if you did not see anything wrong in bill 10, you are only an individual and you are not the alpha and the omega in Zambia despite being President. Ours is a democracy and democracy won. Lets move on, lamentations don’t help any one. We have a debt crisis on our shoulders that is where your energy must be directed.

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  6. Dollar is at K21 going to K25, and somebody is lamenting over bill 10. Very misaligned. The law said if there is a petition you temporary vacate office, that law was never respected, the law did not allow ministers to stay in office when parliament was dissolved that law was still not respected. So what would make one think if the law compelling mixed representation was passed we were going to see the law being followed and that being implemented.

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  7. He is meeting every traditional leader personally and discussed their needs and developmental projects. We will vote for Lungu in elections.

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  8. Everything he said was very very ok except bill 10. His advisors should encourage him to avoid talking about the failed bill. It still remains the government’s weakest link. Talking about it sends waves of suspicion to the neutral mind. It was poorly handled.

  9. Bill 10 could have brought major development in this country. But never mind President Lungu will work on this and will bring an upgraded bill in Parliament.

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  10. Development in the agriculture sector, business sector, upgraded roads and bridges, money distribution in rural areas and churches, and so on, nothing will be left out under the leadership of Mr. Lungu and his PF government.

  11. Development in the agriculture sector, business sector, upgraded roads and bridges, money distribution in rural areas and churches, and so on, nothing will be left out under the leadership of Mr. Lungu and his PF government.

  12. Except few opposition supporters, everyone loves our President, and the majority of them are going to vote for him only. Wait and watch!

  13. My president this is what happens when you are 200 years ahead in thinking of the opposition. The upnd are sexist tribalist who are ignorant. For them they will do whatever it takes to get their tonga demigod in power. The good thing is that zambia is way bigger than one tribe and people despise tribalism.

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  14. The chap who misled the friend is still blogging. Unbelievable. 200 years ahead and yet everything MMD left intact has crumbled. The owners of the debt are coming…. Just wait

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  15. WHY WOULD DO YOU GO 200 YEARS AHEAD OF THIS GENERATION, AND WHO DO YOU THINK WILL GO WITH YOU WHEN EVERYONE IS 50 YEARS AHEAD OF THIS THIS GENERATION AND NOT EVEN THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE DAY WOULD NOT GO BEYOND THAT. I THINK PEOPLE WHO THINK LIKE THAT ARE MAD PEOPLE.
    WHY ALWAYS CRY ON BILL 10 AND WHAT WILL BENEFIT YOU TALKING ABOUT IT? UPND HAS ALL REPRESENTATION LIKE WHEN YOU TALK OF YOU IN PARLIAMENT, KANGOMBE IS THE YOUNGEST, NO PF, WHEN YOU TALK WOMEN REPRESENTATION, UPND HAS THEM, DISABLED UPND HAS THEM IN LEADERSHIP, ONLY PF HAS NONE OF THE SAID. TABALILA BANE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU PLANTED AND IT WAS A TIMING BOMB. KUKAKWA MULETINA BAMWANKOLE.

  16. But, what stops the President from Nominating vulnerable persons under the current constitution?
    In any any case, who says that that Bill 10 did not contain any progressive Provisions?
    The question is why did he lace it with Poisonous Clauses such us Removal of Clause 52 that sought to block disqualified Third Seekers like himself!?
    Further, one wonders which part of the ConCourt addressed the Eligibility of the Current President for 2021! To the Contrary, the ConCourt declined so to do!

    • There is nothing that stops him from appointing the Youth, the women and the disabled. It is just the culture of failing to work and giving excuse after excuse, remember it was climate change, then HH, then Covid and now bill 10

  17. Inequalities between women- youths could have been addressed a long time through the line Ministries as those Ministries were established a long time ago. They should not insult our intelligence. They are just failures

  18. LUNGU STOP FOOLING YOURSELF AND THOSE DUNDERHEADS.BILL 10 LUNGU WAS RUBBISH AND NONSENSE.STOP PRETENDING.IWE KZ WAMAKWALA IWE STOP THAT NONSENSE CHIBWI IWE.BABOON

  19. If PF are a cry baby over Bill 10. Bamwankole nalilafye lyonse ati kwokwo napashilingile. Bena ngabatalala ninshi baleiba either isabi lyabene nangu inama mpakafye

  20. If PF are a cry baby over Bill 10. Bamwankole balilafye lyonse ati “kwokwo” napashilingile. Bena ngabatalala ninshi baleiba either isabi lyabene nangu inama mpakafye

  21. Good day
    As far as we know Balungu what have you done to the people of Zambia apart from Imisebo..Bushe abantu bakalalya ama roads …The Economy of Zambia is bad come to Copperbelt Look at Mopani 11,000 people are not working,KCM 15,000 Chambishi Metals completely closed and Luanshya Mine Zambian people only 300 and chinies 3,000 now why are you crying about the 3rd team ask RB you will cry more like a baby girl come 2021 in Copperbelt some of us we are getting green fitenge utusote just to fool you and PF you think that we are happy no no no no Bakalamba big man Tasila shi is very Rich because of our money …Honestly where was she working from was just a street kid in the UK…OKAY KUNSE NI GREEN MUKATI NI RED ???
    AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN

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