The Roadmap on constitution released by HH was stolen from Justice – PF govt

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The Patriotic Front government nows opposition United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema’s Roadmap for enacting the new constitution he released this morning was stolen from Ministry of Justice.

One wonders why the PF could not release the Roadmap when there has been demands by Zambians for government to come up with a clear Roadmap on how the new constitution will be adopted.

Chief Government Spokesperson Joseph Katema in a statement below released this evening says an official from Ministry of Justice stole the document and leaked it to UPND.

Lusaka, 12th January 2015

Members of the media, I want to inform you that a serious criminal act has been committed at the Ministry of Justice where some misguided persons have illegally released a classified document to the opposition UPND.

This crime requires an immediate thorough probe by the police and subsequent court action. You may recall that when Hon. Edgar Lungu was appointed Minister of Justice, he presented the draft constitution to Parliament in the first two months of assuming office.

This act of good faith and commitment was done in order to allow Members of Parliament to go through the document and make recommendations in consultation with their constituents.

This was after a consultative meeting with civil society members. In addition, hon. Lungu constituted a technical team to advice on how to move the process forward in order to fulfill the wishes of Zambians that have been calling for a new people driven constitution.

I regret to inform you that this document that was to chart a progressive way forward has been stolen and subsequently released to the public even when it is a bona-fide government document that would normally require clearance before being released to the public.

The government takes this crime very seriously and we would like the police to vigorously probe the matter and take the perpetrators to court.

We want to run a government of laws and not wanton disorder that has the potential of throwing the nation into chaos.

Let me remind you that the PF Government is the only party capable of passing the constitution in Parliament for clauses that do not require a referendum because we have the numbers: 81 MPs plus the support of 26 other opposition legislators.

The UPND which is encouraging illegal acts at the Ministry of Justice cannot pass any law because it has only 27 MPs. The UPND cannot even form the bare minimum quorum of 53 required for Parliamentary business to take place.

Government finds the behaviour of UPND unprofessional by taking credit for the work done by the Ministry of Justice Legal. As a government we work on the basis of integrity and such desperate actions raises serious question of lack integrity on the party of the UPND. No wonder they are far away from a position where they can be trusted with the responsibility to run government.

Hon. Joseph Katema (Dr)
Chief Government Spokesperson

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22 Responses to The Roadmap on constitution released by HH was stolen from Justice – PF govt

  1. Emmanuel Mwamba stole it. How can you trust this thug? This is the same guy who was eating from Chiluba’s plate and insulting Sata when he was in the opposition. Surprisingly, when Sata formed government he gave Mwamba a job. One can only speculate that Mwamba was faking loyalty to Chiluba.

    Vodka
    January 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm
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    • When did PF agree to enact the constitution by referendum? PF is on record refusing to enact the constitution via referendum saying, its too costly. What has changed now?

      PF is just a copy cat, thats why it can not be trusted with power.

      Wanzelu
      January 13, 2015 at 11:48 am
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    • MAY CHILUBA’S SOUL REMAIN IN INTERNITY. HOW DID HE DIE ANY WAY.

      MELLOW TITUS
      January 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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  2. It’s too late,you had 3 years to work on the constitution.That just shows how HH is good.You have been copying his ideas from day one.

    Red Equare
    January 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm
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  3. I personally can’t trust PF in any buzness. They are liers and accussers just like their founder. Now they want to cover the copy-cut kind of compaigns and hide in Hh’s const roadmap. Ba katema,just accept defeat tHan make such manouvres.start pacHk

    The MP
    January 12, 2015 at 8:22 pm
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    • Lies, lies, lies, and more lies. PF hooligans killed one of their own in Rufunsa and blamed UPND for that murder. PF thugs killed another of their own in Livingstone and again blamed UPND for that murder. The DPP found UPND with no case to answer in both the two murders by PF!!! OOps, PF lied on the late president Sata’s poor health up to his death. HH promised that if elected, he will recognise Chief Chitimukulu; Edgar Lungu said “me aloso”; HH promised that if elected, he will reinstate all the nurses who were fired by the PF gov., Edgar Lungu said “me aloso”.
      Who is a liar and a thief???

      ikea
      January 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm
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  4. Well, I congratulate Mr HH for “stealing” the roadmap to the Zambian people. He seems to be the only politician who is capable of delivering the constitution that successive governments have failed. To start with, what Mr HH said was consistent with his compaign promises and everyone knows about it. It is shameful that this so called Dr Katema can sink so low to come up with a cheap propaganda message that doesn’t even hold water. This is the same buffoon that was standing on the rooftop preaching that President Sata was well and working. Very consistent with lies from the entire PF fipuba ministers going by the late Sata’s pronouncements. Utter stupi.d to come up with this message in all areas of common sense. Sometimes it’s better to keep quiet than look stu.pid. This is the very reason Zambia keeps going backwards in developmental sense.

    Kambachabe
    January 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm
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  5. Ba katema when pf came into power they were a minority in parliament. How did they manage. They managed by stealing mps from other parties by causing un necessary by elections. You old man listen, hh is already working with mps from other parties . so why cant they work with hh after victory on 23rd Jan. 2015

    MUSANA
    January 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm
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  6. Beaten pants down ba katema. its HH all the way

    MUSANA
    January 12, 2015 at 8:32 pm
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  7. All PF MPs are for HH now and after elections. Do you see them campaigning for Lungu. Katema, don’t deceive yourself. It will bevery easy to pass laws in parliament!

    S Chalibonena
    January 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm
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  8. i want to say this to ECZ/ ZRA/ POLICE pliz do the righte things for th sake o peace i ask u why dd thoese trucks not go thru all boder fomerlities? dd u xpect pipo not to surspeckt anything ? no ways and now u say leave us alone AKUFUNA let me tell u that is no ur JOB alone dont play games we shall be on u up to th end ok. and for th DAILY NATION we know u hv moved with RB to PF the edetoriol today dd not inspaere me how cn u say pipo will not come wen th real wolf comes to atak is th truck carring pre marked pepas coming wear wen caeders impond it police will not help that is wat u a saing rite?

    jojo mu
    January 13, 2015 at 12:46 am
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  9. PF beaten pants down! Why didn’t Katema just say EL will follow the same HH roadmap Zambians have matured to see through lies and can aptly discern when one is being truthful!

    FuManchu
    January 13, 2015 at 1:14 am
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  10. SO HH is already in GRZ to have access to the document. Ha! This is very good! How can the president still a document from himself? NONSENSE
    Accept defeat!

    kabimba
    January 13, 2015 at 4:27 am
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  11. HH can copy anything from pf ,,,even when mr,sata was alive he demanded for road map so he planned it well….aleisa……

    KAY
    January 13, 2015 at 6:16 am
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  12. I meant can not copy

    KAY
    January 13, 2015 at 6:18 am
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  13. Well done HH. The “toy is yours” and the PF bully next door wants to claim that it is his, yet no one ever so him playing with it! Go forward President HH.

    The Living Legend
    January 13, 2015 at 7:26 am
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  14. if they had it why didnt they give it to us? why hide it? waiting for elections?
    i will reinstate all the nurses.
    me too.
    i will pay farmers.
    me too.
    i will reduce fuel price.
    me too.
    here is my road map.
    you stole it.
    i have no vision.
    me too.

    DREDZ21
    January 13, 2015 at 8:19 am
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  15. Mr Katema,ask MMD, they were many when PF formed Gvt,UPND were also many when PF formed Gvt where are some? The same will happen to you sir.I fail to understand how you politicians fail to see beyond what you think. I mean outside the box sir. Ma MP ni bamuselela kwa kaba. Already you have lost GBM, You have lost Silvia and believe me you have lost Guy. The eight nominated will be fired so you will drop in numbers sir.Mark my words. I will remind you again on31.01.2015

    me
    January 13, 2015 at 10:08 am
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  16. KIKIKK, WE NEED SUCH A STRATEGIST FOR A PRESIDENT. YESSS. WHY SIT ON IT IF YOU HAVE IT? WOW, IT SEAMS HH IS ALREADY RULING ZAMBIA JUST WAITING TO BE FORMALLY SWORN IN ON 22!

    OBN
    January 13, 2015 at 10:38 am
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  17. Mr Katema, i am very ashamed to have a person like you as my MP. Shut just you sick looking idiot, prepare for your exit on 21st January.
    How can HH STEAL THE rOADMAP AND WHY DID YOU NOT RELEASE IT TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THE SAME

    Tabo
    January 13, 2015 at 11:58 am
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  18. Katema looks like a monkey and wow,he even thinks like one too. Shut up iwe kolwe. HH is the president of Zambia. Zuma and Obama already know this. Their intelligency have already briefed them.

    Mouth Diarrhoea
    January 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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  19. ba pf even muliokela is better than most of your mps and ministers for sure claiming that hh stole your road map is nothing but madness however go in peace zambia is too big we need a man with proper vision one who can unite the people of zambia. move the country forward trusted and not a liar non tribalist non nepotism and that man is flight hh 2015 in the meantime edger kachasu lungowe must be probed for carelessness in office. that is why he cant be trusted to run the affairs of the country. kuyabebele he dreams that he wrote same raod map kekekeke

    blackbull
    January 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm
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