PF Has Betrayed Zambians- Fr Bwalya

President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front have betrayed Zambians over the need for a new people driven constitution. Their sudden U-turn on the need for a new constitution has consolidated the common belief that PF can’t be trusted.

It has become common for PF leaders including President Sata to shamelessly say or do something contrary to what they championed prior to the 2011 tripartite elections. As such, Mr Sata’s statement that Zambia doesn’t need a new constitution but amendments to the current defective constitution and that there will be no referendum is but another manifestation of PF dishonesty.

This position of Mr Sata made known in Mansa on Saturday is contrary to earlier pronouncements. Moreover, it is contrary to the PF Manifesto which states and I quote; “Under the MMD government the opportunity to have a new constitution that reflects the will and aspirations of the people, and which could stand the test of time has once again eluded the Zambian people. The colossal expenditure of more than K135 billion incurred under the National Constitutional Conference has been a sheer waste of scarce resources that could have been applied to meaningful national development. This failed process has been nothing but a betrayal of the Zambian people. Additionally the rule of law, social justice and the justice delivery system have been compromised. In order to redress the above the PF government shall: Establish in consultation with stakeholders a Committee of Experts to review the recommendations of all previous Constitutional Review Commission in order to draft and present a constitution which will reflect the will and aspirations of the people for submission to a referendum and subsequent enactment only, by the National Assembly.” (22 LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS. PF Manifesto 2011 – 2016. Governance and the Administration of the State page 42)

The above citation from the PF Manifesto clearly states PF’s regret that MMD failed to deliver a new people driven constitution. Moreover, the citation makes it clear that PF believes in subjecting the new constitution to a referendum and then presenting the new constitution to the National Assembly only for enactment.

Against this background, our party Alliance for Better Zambia believes that PF is a dishonest party and that it will not deliver a constitution that will reflects the aspirations of our people. It is therefore regrettable that another golden opportunity to have a good constitution has been lost. It is even more regrettable that again a lot of money has been spent on a process to come up with a new constitution only to be informed that a new constitution was not necessary. Therefore, PF should admit that they too have betrayed our people and that they don’t deserve to be trusted.

We find the statement by Mr Sata that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) calling for a new people driven constitution don’t represent anyone but themselves totally unacceptable. The credible NGOs including churches calling for a durable people driven constitution in Zambia have been consistent for many years. As a matter of fact, when Mr Sata was in the opposition his party shared the same position of NGOs. It is therefore immoral that President Sata should today rubbish their calls saying they only represent themselves.

Finally, our fear as ABZ is that the treachery of PF may make Zambians lose faith in the political dispensation. Such loss of confidence in the political dispensation has potential to create instability in the political system of our country. As such, we urge President Sata and the PF to be honest and stick to what they promised the electorate. PF should realize that failure to honour their promises will negatively affect the legitimacy of the mandate Zambians gave them in 2011.

 

Issued  by

Fr. Frank Bwalya

ABZ PRESIDENT

23 Responses to "PF Has Betrayed Zambians- Fr Bwalya"

  1. CMJS   December 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Luck of a good people driven constitution voids any development mankind can ever talk about period.POWERFUL FOOLS (PF) God and Zambia is watching you!!

  2. Hot   December 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Just leave them

  3. cecil   December 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Fr bwalya o wateva u cal yoself,do u even kno wat u ar talkin abt?Do u kno wat betrayal is o u ar misusin da word?

  4. cecil   December 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Fr bwalya o wateva u cal yoself,do u even kno wat u ar talkin abt?Do u kno hw 2 b betrayed o u ar misusin da word?

  5. morris   December 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    BA tumfweko were is my comment????????????????????????????????????????????????

  6. James   December 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Farmers are Cryin 4 seeds and fertilizer PF wat is wrong with yo leadership?

  7. chile1   December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Fr Bwalya u shud b the last person to talk abt betrayal and u kno wat I mean

  8. icinshikululwa   December 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Ba Father; we are watching what will become of you; because, been a minister for God, is different from been a president of Zambia; and it is also a greater thing in life which a person can ever dream of. You have already reduced yourself Ba Father.

  9. UMWAUME   December 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Bane ba father is right to point the wrongs that are commited by our leaders.Being a christian is not a weakness.We may difer on how we perceive things,but for Bwalya’s comments,he is right.

  10. icinshikululwa   December 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    He may be right BUT the motive! And Bwalya is not speaking at the angle of a prist, but as a politician. Let him drink the cup of politicianz.

  11. 666   December 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    bamudala ba Sata balichaya U-turn, pipo lyk chainz, Indias ad jst to metion de few re de onez Sata wz agnst wth bt afta winin election he turned hz ass agnst us.. On 25/11/13.. i saw sata offlordin trunkaz of money 4rm KCM chierman Agawal at state house.

  12. silent voice   December 3, 2013 at 4:34 am

    pf shud know that no new constitution,no zambia at all,this is just a friendly warning to our panga fighters,anyway maybe he was just joking,mwati does he know wat he is talking about?We have torelated a lot of nonsence form pf but not this one for it affect the future of mother zambia.

  13. Isaac   December 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Why pipo making noise? PF will go down in history as the only party that will give the pipo of Zambia a pipo driven constitution. Just wait,which betrayal is this Bwalya talking about, WHEN HE HIMSELF betrayed his on church members by joining a game which is considered dirty?

  14. chile1   December 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Fr Bwalya bliv me u its difficult for anybdy to take u seriously,koz urself u r a joke,hw do u expect pipo to take seriously?if PF has betrayed us then u started the whole betrayal process.Aint u tha same man who ws in the fore front campaignin 4 P.F?what has changed nw? Is it because HEMCS refused to giv u dat top ministerial post u so much craved?then u want to turn arnd and tell us PF is bad,u c hw selfish u r?repent and go bak 2 ur priestly callin b4 its 2 late my bratha

  15. KAJOY   December 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Ba father you are the one who betrayed the Zambian people and its shameful to see you crying like this. YOU SUPPORTED THIS FOOLS WITH YOUR RED CARD. NOW WHAT ARE YOU SAYING FOOLISH FATHER.

  16. Lunga Ngolo   December 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    PF CAN NOT BE TRUSTED IN ANYTHING. THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS. ALL THEIR PROMISES ARE NOTHING BUT LIES. THEY LIE SHAMELESSLY. IF ZAMBIANS WERE ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE THE PF WOULD BE FORCED OUT OF GOVERNMENT BEFORE 2016.
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH US ZAMBIANS. LETS WAKE UP AND SAVE OUR COUNTRY. WE NEED CREDIBLE LEADERS OF INTEGRITY.
    I PRAY TO GOD TO REDEEM OR COUNTRY FROM THE HANDS OF DISHONEST RULRES SUCH AS WE HAVE NOW; PANGER FIGHTERS. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.

  17. james kalolo   December 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Be strong ba father you are the only hope,but make sure start talking,then we will vote for you.

  18. Narrant   December 3, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    You, Bwalya, betrayed the Church! Shemuna,Shame!

  19. peter mukukA   December 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    As man of God fr Bwalya if u are cold to rule people in chuech u cn do the same evn in goverment,work hard no one knows the leader of tomorrow .

  20. cecil   December 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I cn neva vote 4 sum1 who stopped workin 4 God jst 2 do a dirty game.Pipo wil neva appreciate no mata wat,da appreaciate wen u die.

  21. Kay   December 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Let us help one another. Alot of these comments shows disgruntled minds and this is why Zambia won’t develop. You surely can comment on an issue but a person pliz grow up even if it is a social media grow up and show depth in your comments ala naimwe katwishi…We have to talk about the new constitution everywhere we go be it bars, lodges, Church, bus stop, bank we need a people driven constitution with or without the voice of ba Fr. F.B

  22. Kay   December 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Let us help one another. Alot of these comments shows disgruntled minds and this is why Zambia won’t develop. You surely can’t comment on an issue but a person pliz grow up even if it is a social media grow up and show depth in your comments ala naimwe katwishi…We have to talk about the new constitution everywhere we go be it bars, lodges, Church, bus stop, bank we need a people driven constitution with or without the voice of ba Fr. F.B

  23. Village Chicken   December 4, 2013 at 8:44 am

    @Bwalya, you too are a liar. I have not forgotten the innocent Town Chicken you mercillesly had the head decapitated in Luanshya in support of your Liars club, PF. You are NOT an alternative boy. You are just a mutation of Sata, perhaps more virulent.