Lungu Doesn’t Need HH’s Permission To Appoint UPND MP Into Govt -Chanda

Lungu Doesn’t Need HH’s Permission To Appoint UPND MP Into Govt -Chanda

lungu e2KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka
President Lungu does not need United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s permission to appoint any opposition member of Parliament (MP) into his Government, special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda has said.
Mr Chanda said the Constitution of Zambia has no provision to compel a sitting President to consult any opposition leader, including Mr Hichilema, before appointing opposition MPs to government positions.
He said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that Sinazongwe MP Richwell Siamunene will today be sworn in as Minister of Defence.
Mr Chanda was reacting to Mr Hichilema’s sentiments in which he has questioned President Lungu’s appointment of Mr Siamunene as minister of Defence.
He said the action by President Lungu is not subject to Mr Hichilema’s demands for permission because it is constitutional.
“The action by President Lungu is an act of national-building and inclusiveness with people in the Cabinet from all parts of the country,” Mr Chanda said.
He said this is the most representative Cabinet since independence with members from all provinces.
President Lungu appointed Mr Siamunene as Minister of Defence on Tuesday.
Mr Siamunene becomes the third opposition MP in Cabinet.

42 Responses to "Lungu Doesn’t Need HH’s Permission To Appoint UPND MP Into Govt -Chanda"

  1. Cholwe   August 13, 2015 at 8:39 am

    That is true. The president looks at serving the country not at which political party one belongs. UPNd please grow! Haa, awe mwee

    • Maano   August 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

      This might sound good in a one-party state or none-party dispensation. But Zambia is multi-party state. The Constitution dictates that there shall be multi-parties . All provisions in the Constitutiom must be read side-by-side, and together. The appointment cannot stand without flouting the Constitution. So, it is unconstitutional!

      • KABASO   August 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        ah ah ah ahah ah ah. We have buried UPND

        AH AH AH AH AH AH

      • Denkete   August 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        LPM did it, RB did it, MCS did, why can’t ECL did it? kikikikiki. Even HH will did it in 2045.

    • watchman   August 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Kachema will have an opportunity to appoint his ministers 100years from now. By then THE TRIBE will have produced enough children to vote for him.

    • FuManchu   August 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Someone please tell me the status of Siamunene if the sponsoring party says he is expelled why is he still regarded as MP and who is he representing after for he is not UPND? It’s like morality has been thrown out of the window in Zambian politics. Siamunene is drift wood! How sickening!

      • mj banda   August 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

        Who said that he has been expelled

  2. mj banda   August 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    He is the head of state and moreover it’s one zambia one motto but if HH wants to behave like he is a president, he may end up being demoted

    • Beautiful Moma   August 13, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Lol.Malume, you could have said that without including HH being demoted. Mumuzonda ngako? Good one though, one Zambia one motto. Next to be appointed will be someone from Muliyokela’s party, then Chipimo himself.

  3. Hello Haters   August 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Kikikiki, Moma ya is around? Wilaseka abanobe, hallucinations have messed up their brains, first they had info that the opposition was planning to plant some criminal elements clad in pf attire at one of the popular markets in lsk to cause havoc,then came the intelligence of nawakwi impounding a truck for ecz, now HH is telling them to ask for permission from him on appointments,hope it’s not the issue of ukusenda ichushi washa umulilo.

    • Beautiful Moma   August 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Am around HH. You think I would leave Tumfweko because of some utter cowards? I will leave when I feel like it, the same way i left L.T because of the stupid best blogger competition for someone just uttering nonsense. Now, the PF and UPND crew just insult each other and argue all day without without inviting potential voters. It’s campaign season so stalkers should mind what they do or else people like yourself HH junior will campaign to the same 5 people on Tumfweko everyday and those will be PF die hards also.
      Successful event at La’Tosikana, wasn’t it?

      • Onyx power @vampiro   August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

        Moma long time were you in maternity leave

        • Onyx power @vampiro   August 13, 2015 at 10:29 am


    • kakolwe   August 13, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Koma ba lungu bawama manje.Hmm, state house!!!! kusamba mdala. noti amenshi yakutapa mufishima

    • Nandime   August 14, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Actually the UPND is already planting criminal elements clad in ‘PF attire’ to cause havoc and dent the image of the ruling Party. This happened in Mazabuka at the venue where the Commemoration of the Decentralisation was taking place.

      Ba UPND are leaving no stone unturned in terms of tricks and dirty strategies in their pursuit of Plot 1.

      Ba PF woke up, this has been going on for a long time. Some of those so called ‘Panga wielding PF cadres’ are actually imposters

  4. pillar   August 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

    very good move mr president

  5. Ba Pefi   August 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

    mulyokela’s party is a one man party so think b 4 u post yo comment 4 chipimo’s party yes if any one is willing to work and bring development to this country we will apoint him or her.

  6. mj banda   August 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

    @watchman, ndiwe wa ndeo for sure

  7. AMASHOKO KOPALA   August 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

    2016 4 hh com on jah man cut yo presdo lungu ayopa doyo lungu 2016 mukasebana coz dat 1% wll go to hh mark my words yo job is n our hands ………

  8. Starlight   August 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Granted Lungu does not need HH’s permission to appoint Siamunene. But know that Lungu has ended Siamunene’s political career. He is finished politically – unless he is not a Southern Province MP.

    • Isaac   August 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Whose hands coz your hands and those of your wife are not enough to dislodge

      • Starlight   August 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        Who is talking about hands and dislodging? Are you out of your mind, as usual?

    • Revolutionalist   August 13, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      @star whatever,even if southerners do not vote 4 siamunene EL will still nominate him as mp

      • kakolwe   August 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

        And why will Lungu need siamunene if he cant add value to PF by winning him votes in southern province. Politics yalishup, its a game of relevance. Careful young mps, not to be used. You will easily be discarded just as you were easily picked as tools in the hands of the powerful. Chenjelani a siamunene. Play your cards right!!!

      • Starlight   August 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        Are you sure about that? You believe that Siamunene is indispensable to ECL and PF? You are wrong.

  9. Zedian   August 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    No when you are appointing someone from the opposition it is common sense to concult the party’s president unless your aim is to divide and rule

  10. kakolwe   August 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Looks like akalambe! Touch!! Does one just have to open their mouths? Anyway, this is posted by Kunda. Anything is possible, kano ngawaumfwilapo na kumbi. Let me wait another hour.

  11. Famous idiot!...   August 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Iwe Lungu akufisontafye fi opposition kaili filefwaya job coz yo own cadres cant work nimbushi sheka sheka. Natukwishibila u want to be seen nomba naifwe tatwakumone. Chopeti.

  12. msl   August 14, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Excellence appoint mulyokela to any committe we want to proof his mind how he can contribute to the nation

  13. Kwati like so   August 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

    A leader who cant c sense in hh is a danger to the economy. Useless beings!

  14. Judge Joe Bidden   August 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I still believe the President would have consulted with UPND party President just to recognise his authority over the person he is about to employ or engage in his cabinet. Its a common procedure in the developed world. Treating opposition parties like trash of faecal matter is just common in developing world, and Lungu by doing that shows how little he thinks of other party leaders. What will stop these same opposition leaders to come and trash him when hes out of power?

  15. Zim   August 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    If Lungu can freely appoint Siamunene
    Why cant HH appoint GBM freely.
    But what is the speaker going to say about Siamunene?
    The speaker has already talked about GBM’s appointment as UPND vice president.

    Lets debate fairly and on morals

    • Judge Joe Bidden   August 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      The holes in your theory are that, GBM’s case is a defection from one political party to another, Siamunene’s case is serving in an opponent’s Govt. We arent saying its wrong no, that was a good move by Edgar BUT he would ve told his counterpart that am about to appoint one of your men to serve in my Govt…

      • Judge Joe Bidden   August 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

        … this isnt permission but to acknowledge the authority in other people’s party. Because if anything went wrong with PF led Govt blame might also trickle down to any other opposition member who also served in that Govt.

  16. MATHEWS   August 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Ba Kachema!

  17. muchende   August 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Guyz u all knw that there are no credible people in pf.

    • Judge Joe Bidden   August 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Of course thats why Edgar is ‘out sourcing’ credibility into his Govt… same time it also opens up window of opportunity for opposition members serving to gain some experience.

  18. kalinga   August 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    HH will not be president of zambia, so HH must be thankful for President Edgar Lungu for appointing his MPs into government because they will not have another chance of testing what is in government…. For now there is no any opposition political party that can shake the President Lungu and the PF.. President Lungu for 2016..!!!

    • Sunday   August 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Kalinga. Are u the one who created this world? Kaunda thought he will never leave state house but he left! Who do you think ECL is ? Every one including you is feeling the heat of the economy! Stop acting silly

  19. Umulumbwana   August 15, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:1-2

  20. investigator   August 15, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Thumbs up Mr. President. HH uchita monga ni country ya nyoko shaa!

  21. investigator   August 15, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Thumbs up Mr. President. HH uchita monga ni country ya nyoko shaa!Izalila kuipa monga baby mu 2016 naku uzilatu HH!