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No NRC’S were issued to non-eligible persons and foreigners during the just ended exercise

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Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo has clarified that no national registration cards NRC’S were issued to non-eligible persons and foreigners during the just ended mobile issuance of NRC’S.

Delivering a ministerial statement in parliament today, on the ‘ purported issuance of NRC’S to non-eligible persons’, Hon. Kampyongo said it is disheartening to note that there are some individuals who were claiming that Government was issuing NRC’S to underage children and foreigners.

He said such misinformation and propaganda was orchestrated to discredit the Government.

“Sir, between 1st August and 4th November 2020 outreach activities were conducted. These were in form of the mobile issuance of NRC’S which were conducted in two phases, with each phase targeting five provinces. It is disheartening that there have been people saying that NRC’S were issued to underage persons and foreigners. This misinformation and propaganda was orchestrated to discredit Government,” Hon. Kampyongo said.

And Hon. Kampyongo disclosed that during the just ended mobile issuance of NRC’S Government-issued over 1,592,000 NRC’S to eligible Zambians representing 106 percent overall performance.

Hon. Kampyongo said the just ended mobile issuance of NRC’S was not without challenges as 1500 blank NRC’S were lost and saw the arrest of two registration officers who will appear in court soon.

” Sir, on 18th October, 2020 two officials from a named political party while appearing on Muvi TV ‘ the assignment ‘ program produced a large stack of NRC’S claiming they were irregularly issued and one of the NRC’S had a serial number which was within the range of the lost 1,500 blank NRC’S and the two officials have since been arrested and charged with forgery, altering false documents and being in possession of property believed to have been stolen,” Hon. Kampyongo said.

Meanwhile, Hon. Kampyongo has cautioned people using social media to spread falsehoods that the law will catch up with them regardless of their status in society.

“Government will not allow desperate politicians to discredit democratic processes through the transmission of messages of hatred and propaganda,” Hon. Kampyongo said.

54 COMMENTS

  1. It’s the shameless opposition that instigated such insinuations by conniving with some reg officers …the opposition has no message to officer thats why they only resort to despicable acts

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    • Ackim Michelo let the court decide and it’s foolish for Kampyongo to be commenting on matters which are before courts. Why does the ***** wants to influence the court? He will face the defence team in cross-examination.

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    • Kajuba Mazuba but is it a lie that Registration Officers who were coersed into stealing the blank NRCs were arrested together with those that committed the crime of printing the said NRCs for falsehoods?? By the way the minister is not influencing any court decision….he is mandated to present a ministrial statement on the matter because someone in parliament wanted to know.

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    • Ackim Michelo let the court do it’s work period. As a member of the NGO who monitored N.R.C registration and voter registration, it’s very laughable to deny that such illegality never took place and am very happy that this matter is before court. Let’s hope the state won’t abandon this case on the way.

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    • Kajuba Mazuba then you are also culprits because you saw wrong things and kept quite. So you should also be answerable for maintaining silence amidst illegalities. The courts will do their job. They are professionals

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    • Ackim Michelo it’s an open secret naiwe that such criminality took place even to the knowledge of police officers. Let just the court do it’s work. Why bringing defensive mechanism when an issue is before court? Let’s hope the state won’t abandon this case.

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    • Kajuba Mazuba it’s not a defensive mechanism ..it’s a fact that when you are a witness to illegalities and then you fail to report them you are an accomplices to the crime. So you and those officers should be answerable. Infact you are not patriotic enough to start demanding for justice when you could have prevented the crime from being committed

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    • Ackim Michelo the opposition know that their plan failed terribly that’s why now they are in panic to mudsling everything the government is doing on this issue. That one really flopped and they have been exposed for who they are…

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  2. We thank you for the hardwork ba minister. It is not easy doing your job especially with cry babies like upnd. I can confidently say that we are ready for elections. Let the best team win and we all know that there is only one capable team. Do I need to spell it out? PF. My job is already done. Our record speaks for itself. I have already purchased my celebratory drink for August. 40 year old whiskey at an unknown price. Donchi kubeba. Shhhh

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  3. It’s foolish to be commenting on matters which are before courts. It’s a fact that Kampyongo wants to influence the court on matters of the state v Mubita Nawa and others.

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  4. HE HAS NO INTEGRITY HIS PART OF
    THE VERY VERY LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF “BRING DOWN HAKAINDE HICHILEMA PROJECT”. OUR MEMORIES REFRESHED ABOUT THE DAY KAIZER ZULU, AMOS CHANDA, STEPHEN KAMPYONGO AND LUCKY MULUSA CELEBRATED THE ARREST OF UPND PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA THE WHOLE NIGHT IN STYLE AT A PUB ON 8 REEDBUCK ROAD IN KABULONGA IN APRIL 2017. BE REMINDED BEING INVOLVED OR RIGGING ELECTONS IS TREASONABLE IN ZAMBIA, DON’T BE MISLEAD BY UGANDA AND ZIMBABWE.

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  5. “……one of the NRC’S had a serial number which was within the range of the lost 1,500 blank NRC’S…….”

    From that stack, only one ???

    The rest were genuine issue to people not supposed to have cards……

    Right there you can see the deception.

    Kapoyongo and PF managed to fake one of those illegally issued cards as fake …..

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  6. Notice only i NRC out of that stack is said to be from the stolen ones ……

    Right there just know that that stack of cards was genuine issue by pf

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  7. For PF to cook up a story of only one card from the 1500 stolen cards is found on that stack displayed on TV just reveals the truth……

    Those cards displayed by UPND are pf issue cards

    The story of 2 home affaires officers being arrested is fake to give credence to 1 card being from the stolen batch and to make a case against those 2 from upnd

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  8. For PF to cook up a story of only one card from the 1500 sto.len cards is found on that sta.ck displayed on TV just reveals the truth……

    Those cards displayed by UPND are pf issue cards

    The story of 2 home affaires officers being arrested is fa.ke to give credence to 1 card being from the stol.en batch and to make a case against those 2 from upnd

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  9. Can one even believe what these people say anymore? Zero confidence. You want to talk about NRCs when you can’t even comment on real issues of shootings and killings of innocent Zambians. Is that how our hard earned taxpayers money is being wasted…on people like you? Mxxm…you just have to go.

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  10. We are fade up of propaganda, time to come out open is now and stop lying. Hon do your job we are proud of cadre 1, stop listening to detractors of development.

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  11. If we had court cases moving as fast as political statements and claims we would have a balanced view. It is time our judiciary was stocked with more staff to expedite cases. Let’s see the prosecution of those arrested so we can learn the truth without too much grandstanding

  12. This only one card among a stack was found in the range of 1500 beats all probability mathematical imbroglio, this one card has a likelihood of been fyantad on the stack.

  13. There is no smoke without fire. Kampyongo can hide the Fire but cannot hide the smoke. It’s not the first time the PF has used Foreigners in Border Areas to rig our Elections. The scheme might backfire when the very Foreigners voting illegally cast their votes 4 HH. Vubwi By-Elections have shown that voters don’t always vote tribally. ECL and PF will shocked when people in “his stongholds” vote 4 change and that change is HH aka Bally. Country wide people are Angry and Hungry for a change of Govt in Zambia.

  14. We know that sir. We have full faith in President Edgar Lungu. Even if you didn’t say this in Parliament, it wouldn’t have made any difference.

  15. Those spreading roumers about the NRCs being issued to non eligible persons should keep in mind that it is the ECZ that will verify each and every person reaching polling stations. And the officials won’t allow even non eligible Zambian to vote, forget allowing foreigners.

  16. Can anyone believe that children below the age of 8 years got the cards? The one who started the narrative deserves an award!

  17. As we have said it before and will continue to do so that PF regime is incapable of doing anything sensible. PF regime strives on lies and corruption. PF regime is in power and its got every means to do the right things for Zambians, PF can stop corruption, stop political violence, stop wastage of national resources etc. Alas!, the regime is busy blaming people outside government because PF regime is incapable of doing anything sensible.

  18. President Edgar Lungu in his address today has appealed people to be responsible while using social media. One and all must take this advice seriously. Spreading misinformation on social media can land you in jail.

  19. Anthony Bwalay and Mubita Nawa of UPND have been arrested for spreading the fake information. They showed so called fake NRCs and voter cards on a TV show. The act, was actually a crime, which they later confessed to.

  20. I am sure that UPND is involved in forging the NRCs and Voter Cards. Otherwise, why would a political party get involved in such a serious crime so openly? It is a common sense that anyone would do it discretely, taking complete care that it is not exposed.

  21. You win elections through convincing the electorates as to what you will do better than the incumbent and not through falsehood or
    Unsubstantiated propaganda.
    Opposition political should just sell themselves through workable Manifestos. We are tired of same words of CORRUPTION, RIGGING, INELIGIBILITY etc etc.
    For once tell us what you plan to better not of course, Roads, Hospitals, Schools, Bridges, Fertiliser ( be cause We are heeded for a bumper harvest yet again) just to name a few project which the current Government have accomplished. Thanks to PF.
    SELL YOUR MANIFESTOS TO US the we shall vote you in.
    Otherwise, brace for PF landslide.
    If, however you would want to petition, please advise your would be Lawyers to come up with FACTs and NOT PRELIMINARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL…

  22. CONTINUED
    ISSUES , Cos it only 14 Days and not 30 Days which BILL 10 SOUGHT TO AMEND just like POA Public Order ACT
    GOOD LUCK

  23. We also want to know who was responsible for gassing in early 2020 where innocent lives were lost so that we have closure on this issue.

  24. Spreading fake news and setting fake narratives will not win the elections. Hakainde Hichilema needs to understand that people have already rejected him.

  25. I don’t even pity the opposition. They are digging their own grave by such mindless tactics. God knows who is the advisor of Hakainde Hichilema? He will bring down entire UPND in next elections.

  26. These are the people who will tell you who gassed our people resulting in 50 lynching deaths , nor will they tell you who executed 2 innocent civilians recently and today they want to tell you that out of a stack of illegal cards , only one was from the stolen 1500……???

    Lies , that 1 ka card is just meant to hold those upnd who revealed the scam….

  27. These are the people who will not tell you who gassed our people resulting in 50 lynching deaths , nor will they tell you who executed 2 innocent civilians recently and today they want to tell you that out of a stack of illegal cards , only one was from the stolen 1500……???

    Lies , that 1 ka card is just meant to hold those upnd who revealed the scam….

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