TIZ Pleads With MPs to Vote Against Bill 10

TIZ Pleads With MPs to Vote Against Bill 10

As the constitution amendment bill number 10 comes up for second reading in parliament tomorrow, transparency international Zambia-TIZ- has asked all well-meaning members of parliament not to vote for enactment of the law.

Speaking at a media briefing held alongside other civil society organisations in Lusaka this morning, TIZ executive director Wesley Chibamba said bill 10 is wrong and not in the interest of Zambians as it reduces all gains made in the constitutional refinement processes in the past.

Mr Chibamba lamented that the bill should be rejected as it makes it easier for the ruling party to manipulate elections and election results as well as increasing presidential powers while weakening the powers of parliament and the judiciary.

He added that if bill 10 passes into law, Zambia will become a one party state.
Among the civil society organisations that attended are action aid Zambia, chapter one foundation, Zithukule consortium, caritas Zambia, gears initiative Zambia, law association of Zambia, Zambia congress of trade unions and several activists and stakeholders against the enactment of bill 10 into law.
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One Response to "TIZ Pleads With MPs to Vote Against Bill 10"

  1. samlindo   December 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Groupthink is the name given to a theory or model that was extensively developed by Irving Janis (1972) to describe faulty decision making that can occur in groups as a result of forces that bring a group together (group cohesion) of collective responsibility or irresponsibility.
    A number of problems are attributed to groupthink, making it a good topic for our series on decision-making errors. Some of the group decision-making problems include:
    Inadequately considering all alternatives in order to maintain unanimity
    Poor examination of decision objectives
    Failure to properly evaluate the risks of the chosen solution alternative
    Information searches that are insufficient or biased
    The desire for group conformity and unanimity essentially overrides the need to decide effectively.
    Due to groupthink, John F Kennedy and his overzealous cabinet approved the invasion of Cuba in 1961in what was called the bay of pigs invasion with dire consequences, thinking back John F Kennedy asked as to how his group could have been so foolish.
    THIS NOW APPLIES TO BILL 10, LET OUR MPS LEARN FROM JOHN F KENNEDY AND NOT BE FOOLISH