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Government Lectures Opposition On Constitution

Government has described as misplaced and misleading assertions by some opposition leaders that the ongoing constitution review process is going nowhere.

Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says Government is on course to deliver a people driven Constitution in line with the PF Manifesto.

Mr Sakeni is quoted by the QFM website has having said that this can be seen in among other things, the transparent and inclusive manner in which the constitution review process has gone so far.

He adds that Zambians from all walks of life among them youths, women, the clergy, farmers, students, politicians and traditional rulers, have and continue to participate effectively and actively in shaping the principal law of the land.

Mr Sakeni, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister states that a good and durable Constitution is key to achieving sustainable social and economic development.

He says this is why Government is eager to have the constitution review process concluded on time in deepening the country's democracy and development.

 

Give PF More Time, Says Veep

VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott says people should allow President Sata and the Patriotic Front (PF) to rule until 2016.

“If you are not happy with the way we deliver, then in 2016 you can try something that you are satisfied with but I don’t believe you would do that. Let him (President Sata) do what he said he would do ,then you will decide about the lies that were being peddled like the one where some people were saying the PF had sent youths to train as militia in Sudan. This is all opposition politics as far as we can see,” Dr Scott said on Friday evening when he featured on Breeze FM Radio’s ‘Political Hour’ programme.

This is according to a story published by the Zambia Daily Mail on their website.

He also reiterated that Government’s move to abolish fuel and maize subsidies was done in good faith for the benefit of majority Zambians.

“Do you want us to take back the salary increment (for teachers and other civil servants) and give you cheap petrol and cheap diesel?

“These are the issues, it is a choice and we presented our case, we presented our manifesto, people voted for us and we are delivering,” he said.

The Vice-President also said farmers who have not yet sold their maize to the Food Reserve Agency, can still access fertiliser under the Farmer Input Support Programme by doing a direct debit.

“The thing is that if you have got maize already and you want to access fertiliser but you don’t have cash, you can still access the fertiliser by taking your maize (to FRA) and do a direct debit.

“FRA this year is not going to be the sole marketing agency. Namboard (the defunct National Marketing Board) used to buy every bag of maize in the country, store it, let it rot and sell it again at a subsidised price.

“That is not the role of FRA. The role of FRA is going to be to hold strategic reserves like someone who has the cupboard in his home and a lock and key where he keeps food for the family. That is what we are talking about,” he said.

Dr Scott said Government is happy that farmers are already selling their maize at K65 to individuals.

“If it goes higher maybe the urban consumers will start complaining but the farmers, having lost so much money on tobacco, having lost so much money on cotton and soya beans, let them make money out of maize, why not?

“The FRA may be forced to pay more than K65 (per 50 kilogramme bag of maize) because the free market is already paying K65. Unfortunately, some of it is going to Malawi where they are paying K72 but the free market is starting to work,” he said.

And Dr Scott said people have to wait for the outcome of investigations into the beef saga involving Zambeef before chatting the way forward.

“The matter is still under investigation, you have to wait because you don’t have to accuse people of poisoning food when they have not been. In the same vein, you don’t want consumers to be subjected to the food that is not fit for consumption. So, I don’t want to jump either way until I have seen the report of the detailed chemical analysis and all details that apply to it,” he said.

 

 

PF Wins Feira, President Sata Praises the People's Choice


LUSAKA, Friday, June 21, 2013 – His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, says the Patriotic Front (PF) government acknowledges with humility, the resounding acceptance it has received from the people of Feira following its victory in the just ended parliamentary by - election.

President Sata has also thanked the Zambian people for their continued show of confidence in his government following the nationwide local government by-elections in which the ruling Patriotic Front has scooped a sum of nine [9] out of the 11 ward by-elections.

The Head of State said the trouncing of the opposition in Feira reinforces the people’s belief and optimism in the government’s policies and programmes in line with the PF manifesto.

 

PF Enters Southern Province after Winning Livingstone

The Patriotic Front have announced their entry into Southern Province with a convincing victory in the Livingstone parliamentary by-elections where the ruling party's candidate Lawrence Evans polled 10, 233 votes against UPND's Regina Musokotwane's 8,198 votes. MMD candidate Fred Siasuntwe managed just slightly over 2,000 votes.

The PF followed up their Southern Province curtain-raising inroads in the local elections in Itezhi-tezhi and Namwala on February 28 by winning their first ever parliamentary seat in the region. The PF is now the only party with parliamentary representation from all ten provinces.

 

Message from the President

President SataWe welcome you back to the Patriotic Front (PF) website. It has been a busy one year since we victoriously formed government in September of 2011.

Immediately after winning the elections, we set out to clean the mess the country had been in for 20 years, and there are no illusions about the huge amount of work, effort and determination needed to bring Zambia back on the right track.

 

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