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UPND will Amend the Constitution before the 2016 General Elections-Vice President

Feature Politics UPND will Amend the Constitution before the 2016 General Elections-Vice President

Vice President Mutale Nalumango has said that the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) administration will amend the constitution before the next general election in 2026.

Ms. Nalumango said that the country will not go into the 2026 general election with the same lacunas in the constitution and that this is one of the commitments the UPND made during the campaigns and after the party won elections this year.

Mrs. Nalumango said that the UPND will also look at other pieces of legislation among them the Public order Act, adding that the New Dawn Government appreciates the role the previous Government played in the process but her administration will ensure it effectively attends to the lacunas in the constitution.

Mrs. Nalumango said this in the National Assembly during the Vice President’s Question time, in response to a question raised by Bwacha Member of Parliament Sydney Mushanga who wanted to know how soon the government will address the lacunas in the constitution.

She said this is an opportunity for Zambians to work together to come up with a constitution that represents not only a political party’s interests but those of all Zambians.

The Vice President said that UPND will not make laws to punish the opposition as the case was in the previous administration because it understands that being in power is not permanent, and refining the constitution and dealing with the public order act has been the commitment of the UPND from the time the party was in opposition.

On the looming increase in fuel prices, the vice president says there is no imminent increase in the fuel pump price. Mrs. Nalumango, however, could not clearly state whether fuel prices will not go up.

He was responding to a question by Chama south Member of Parliament Davison Mung’andu who wanted to find out whether increasing fuel prices and electricity tariffs is one of the IMF conditionalities.

15 COMMENTS

  1. The instant richer minister of fuel is mere businessman, nothing relates him to Nalumango’s fight for the poor.

  2. African Politics….whoever comes into power wants to have a constitution that suits his agenda and perhaps even cling to power…..we won’t allow any Chiluba third term gimmicks

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  3. the looming increase in fuel prices, the vice president says there is no imminent increase in the fuel pump price. Mrs. Nalumango, however, could not clearly state whether fuel prices will not go up. PRICES WILL DEFINITELY GO UP WITH THE CLOSURE OF INDENI THE FIRST JOB LOSSES UNDER OUR BELOVED GOVERMENT HAVE STARTED.

  4. When we tried to do this under bill 10, this same ugly woman was spitting venom. You won’t have pfs support in this

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  5. @Deja Vu
    With African Politicians except a tricky and controversial clause…see how he’s trying to get hold of the Judiciar…tell tell signs that things might get twisted in order to push for third term or cling to power if he loses in 2026

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  6. We are already past 2016. Lt check your headline. Thanks.
    Will PF manage to walk away in a tit for tat arrangement?
    Kaya.

    “Call it an attitude or whatever…You treat me well, and I’ll treat you in the same way!”

    Bumpy start, bumpy rollercoaster.

  7. Can we seriously look at amending the law surrounding ‘residential land’ ownership?  I believe this should be freehold! It cannot be right, that, having bought & occupied your home for years; with the hope of passing it on to your children, you could actually lose it at the end of the 99yrs lease, because government’s priorities for the land had changed, or you couldn’t afford the lease renewal costs. Land ownership is a basic human right – so that, prohibitive caveats shouldn’t be allowed to feature. Ownership should be clear-cut & assured. I think every citizen who can afford to buy a house, should have freehold ownership of the land on which his/her house sits – without the threat of possible loss at government’s whim, ever!

  8. Lacuna this, lacuna that. What exactly are these so-called “lacunas” and what exactly does this government plan to fix and how?

    Maybe the VP wasn’t clear but seems like even more lazy reporting from LT not to give any details at all. Truly this site is barely worth the effort any more especially after clicking away all the pop up ads. LT may seem free but is not. We’re paying to use the site with all the ugly adds forced down our throats so someone around here needs to pull up their socks. Journalism and LT? Lacuna that!

  9. @Spuds – very true indeed! Just boring now. The pop up ads are truly annoying; and the moderation is downright senseless – nowhere near balanced! LT, you allow comments which call fellow blacks as monkeys, yet you will moderate a comment calling out the insult…! What is your game?

  10. Can we seriously look at amending the law surrounding ‘residential land’ ownership? I believe this should be freehold! It cannot be right, that, having bought & occupied your home for years; with the hope of passing it on to your children, you could actually lose it at the end of the 99yrs lease, because government’s priorities for the land had changed, or you couldn’t afford the lease renewal costs. Land ownership is a basic human right – so that, prohibitive caveats shouldn’t be allowed to feature. Ownership should be clear-cut & assured. I think every citizen who can afford to buy a house, should have freehold ownership of the land on which his/her house sits – without the threat of possible loss at government’s whim, ever!

  11. It will be unconstitutional and impeachable for government officials who have sworn to defend, protect and preserve the Constitution to change anything in it.

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