President Lungu invites all Zambians to attend signing of constitution amendment bill


President Edgar Lungu has invited all Zambians from across the country to be part of the signing of the constitution amendment bill at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium slated for Tuesday January 5,2015.

The President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has revealed that Mr. Lungu has also invited people from all the ten provinces to attend the momentous ceremony.


He has told ZNBC News in an exclusive interview in Lusaka that the President is delivering a promise that has been eluding Zambians for many years.


Mr. Chanda adds that President Lungu’s decision to sign the constitution bill which contains the 50 percent plus one , running mate and dual citizenship clauses is the most courageous decision taken by a Zambian President.


He has since appealed to all Zambians to turn up for the festivities meant to start at 11:00hrs with the signing slated for 15:00hrs.


Mr. Chanda adds that Cabinet has informed the President that preparations have already started and will also include military honours.


He says the amended constitution when signed into law will preserve money which would have been used on protracted conversations regarding the constitution.


Meanwhile Some governance stakeholders have welcomed President Edgar Lungu’s assenting to the constitution amendment bill, set for Tuesday, January 5, 2016.


Zambia Center for Inter-Party Dialogue -ZCID- Executive Director, Harace Chilando says the President’s decision to assent the constitution amendment bill is progressive.


Mr. Chilando has since advised people not to disparage what has been achieved this far in the constitution making process, saying it is good that contentious issues have been absorbed.


He was speaking to ZNBC news in Lusaka.


And Anti-Voter Apathy Project -AVAP- Executive Director, Richwell Mulwani has supported Mr. Chilando’s position, however calls for violence-free elections this year.


Mr. Mulwani has further praised President Lungu’s decision to assent the constitution amendment bill, as promised when he was voted as Zambia’s 6th head of state.





  1. Shame to all the doubting Thomas of the constitution, I know that if not all ,but some opposition political parties are now crying foul because delivery of the peoples driven constitution has been their only campaign strategy.

  2. People hve been crying for the constitution so let ecl sign in full view of the ordinary Zambians who don’t understand wat has been debated all along,the opposition is now disappointed they will hve nothing to talk about which will bring to attention of ordinary citizens.

  3. Apa pena man Eddie wapusa. Our economy is in hospital on life support and you waste our meagre resources just for public relations? You could have saved thousands of kwacha to append your signature live on T. V. Uku Kwena kwangala man, wikabwekeshapo. To my sister Violet Zulu, you are right on. Baletutuminako ama SMS yaku ma buffet nama banquet not fye ukushili umusheto na nwe

  4. when there is rallies people can move to give suport . they’ve been busy making noise on the consitition now it is time they don’t want it to be public and failling to moving . Zambian wake up and support a good leader those who are corupt leave them and they will never support your tribe so it is a wake up call, for all .

  5. What is a constitution..? I believe its a supreme law of the land.. Now i would like to analyse the situation here.. 1. If the constitution was signed at state house, money wouldn’t have been spent as people are putting it..but critics would have arose that PF is signing the constitution which is supposed to be for the people.. 2. The constitution which will stand for the test of time is been signed at a neutral ground and open to all..people are still thinking of wasting money..really how much will be spent in proportion to a document which will stand a test of time and beneficial to the next generation.. At times i wonder, am a critic to some of the issues PF does but this one is not for PF alone its for long have we been waiting for a new constitution.. If a Father in a home who has been at unza and has been failing for years and finally gets his sure even if that home was in poverty the Father can sacrifice for a little celebration..

  6. We all participated to make it,didn’t we? So why not be there to witness its signing? Some zambians with there bitterness syndrome. I can imagine the lamp on your throat and tomorrow his inking it. GOD punish the devil’s advocates in our nation.

  7. What is a constitution..? I believe its a supreme law of the land.. Now i would like to analyse the situation here..
    1. If the constitution was signed at state house, money wouldn’t have been spent as people are putting it..but critics would have arose that PF is signing the constitution which is supposed to be for the people..
    2. The constitution which will stand for the test of time is been signed at a neutral ground and open to all..people are still thinking of wasting money..really how much will be spent in proportion to a document which will stand a test of time and beneficial to the next generation..
    At times i wonder, am a critic to some of the issues PF does but this one is not for PF alone its for long have we been waiting for a new constitution..
    If a Father in a home who has been at unza and has been failing for years and finally gets his sure even if that home was in poverty the Father can sacrifice for a little celebration..

    • boss to God the almighty maner was free but people complained, wether good or but it is just they nature and if check propery are from oposition.

    • This is not what pipo wanted. The real document was mutilated by the pf. What is so secial about this amended constitution? He would hv signed it behind ZNBC cameras instead of worsting tax payers money. The money should have been used for something else. This president is too worstiful in the history of zambia

  8. Thus what his status calls for. Get used or live Zambia for a while otherwise yo complaints yasasa. Anything He does mfwe mfwe. Marubish ya vibanthu shit!

  9. imwe ba longwe,you just bwatabwatafye.u demanded the people driven constitution and the pf government lead by the ever listening republican president HE.EC.lungu SC.has delivered it.nanga kanshi finshi mufwaya mwe bantu?my president,go on and do a great job which will benefit true citizens of this country.may the good lord bless you Mr BA kateka as you perform inchito ya buyantanshi.I will be there to witness.

  10. so pipo,wat z rong fo lungu to come up wit that? u no wat i oways blame yo leaders in yo political parts (opositions) wen mwanawasa ws n power,evn going to the toilet ws an issue to oposition parts.u wnt const’ especially 50 plus one, he said yes its an issue if he no it wud av bn the same bcoz lungu is presi’ evn if ni hh cikaba cimocine.amalaiti balunda ati ni cakolwa babwesa ati nicakolwa.wat do u wnt? no wonder pipo sold Jesus.ku muntu takwaba icisuma!!!!!!!

  11. Thank God I have grown up and now I can see the true picture. This is the kind of behavior which I see everywhere… For example, when people die on road traffic accidents everyone will sound like they are sorry but just after that they proceed to do the same things that lead to accidents. It’s clear the country doesn’t have enough money but I see a lot of people supporting useless spending by the President. Shortly after they will be complaining about hardships etc. You should also bear in mind that this is the year when we will experience El ninho and that we need all the resources to be spent wisely. It will be hilarious for me to see people complain when they actually support the squander of resources.

  12. pliz send even the transport money or the thing they call transport and his excellence pliz make sure food is there cos I can’t stay hungry even for 2 minutes…..thank u

  13. Man shall not live by bread alone but by the word.why should this be?if you think it not o.k. someone is not thinking like you and always don’t think you are special but always humble yourselfs.ECL always know and thank God because we are coming

  14. Hats-off to PF-Leader His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for doing what the past Republican-Presidents failed to do by taking the bull by its horns and signing the three important Bills (namely the ” ‘50% + 1 Electoral Winning Threshold’ Bill”, the ” ‘Running-Mate’ Bill” & the ” ‘Dual-Citizenship’ Bill “) into Law on Tuesday. Out of the three said Bills, the ” ‘50% + 1 Electoral Winning Threshold’ Bill” is the most important and contentious as ” THE 50% + 1 ELECTORAL WINNING THRESHOLD LAW’ WILL COMPEL RATHER FORCE ALL POLITICAL-PARTIES (especially the ‘Major-Political-Parties’) TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF EVERY ZAMBIAN”. The past five Republican Presidents of ZAMBIa (i.e Dr Kenneth Kaunda, late FTJ Chiluba, late Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, Rupiah Bwezani Banda & late Michael Chilufya Sata) ‘selfishly’ failed to assent the ” ‘50% + 1 Electoral Winning Threshold’ Bill” for fear of losing power. Like USA & DRC, ZAMBIa goes to the Presidential/General-Elections to elect the ‘President i.e the Head-of-State’ this year and major political-parties (such as “PF, UPND, MMD, FDD, UNiP, ADD, Rainbow-Party, Green-Party, NAREP, PDP, FDA, & NMP”) are expected to participate but the main battle as to who rules ZAMBIa will be between the “Patriotic-Front i.e PF” (led by “PF-President Edgar Chagwa LUNGU”) & the “United Party for National Development i.e UPND” (led by “UPND-President Hakainde HICHILEMA”) and electoral-victory will go either way. With the ” ‘50% + 1 Electoral Winning Threshold’ Law”, “THERE WILL BE NO CLEAR WINNER” (as there is no presidential-candidate who will amass/acquire <50% of all votes which will be cast), so "THERE WILL BE A 'PRESIDENTIAL RE-RUN' THIS YEAR (which will be likely to be between 'PF-Leader Edgar Chagwa LUNGU' & 'UPND-Leader Hakainde HICHILEMA'). Each "Presidential Re-Run Candidate" (i.e "PF1-ECL" or "UPND1-HH") will persuade/court other major political-parties to support him to win the 'Presidential Re-Run Polls' and he will promise them to form the "Coalition-Government" or the "Government-of-National-Unity i.e GNU" (where they will be part of). The beauty of the " '50% + 1 Electoral Winning Threshold' Law" is that "IT WILL FORCE MAJOR-POLITICAL-PARTIES OF ZAMBIA (such as 'PF, UPND, MMD, FDD, HP, UNiP, Rainbow-Party, Green-Party, NAREP, ADD, PDP, FDA, ULP, NMP etc') TO WORK TOGETHER IN ONE-AND-SAME-GOVERNMENT (via the 'Coalition-Government/GNU') FOR THE GOOD OF ALL ZAMBIANS". The " '50% +1 Electoral Winning Threshold' Law" will facilitate the formation of "Alliances" or "Electoral-Alliances" (which may be "Formal-Alliances" or "Loose-Alliances") which will lead to the formation of the "Coalition-Government" rather the "Government-of-National-Unity i.e GNU". Just like there is little or no difference between "Holy-People i.e JEWs/JUDAists" and "GOD's People i.e ANTISATANists", there is little or no difference between the "Coalition-Government" and the "Government-of-National-Unity i.e GNU" but the "Best-GNU" (which will "UNITE ALL PEOPLE/ZAMBIANS") is the "J/UDAic PG-SYSTEM i.e the SOLOMONic PG-SYSTEM" (which is the "System of Government run by 'Provincial-Governors i.e J/UDAic-PGs', for ZAMBIa's purpose, who must be 'Party-Presidents', 'Chief-Ministers', & 'Members-of-UDA i.e UDAists' "). You may be wondering what terms like "J/UDAic PG-SYSTEM", "J/UDAic", "J/UDAists" or "UDAists" mean. I will shed some light what these terms mean. "Son-of-DAVID i.e King-SOLOMON", the wisest person to have ever lived, is the original-author of the "JUDAic PG-SYSTEM" or simply the "PG-SYSTEM". King-SOLOMON's "JEWish-Concept i.e JUDAic-Idea" of "Running Government using 'Governors' " is still being used in "USA, Nigeria (where 'Governors' are called 'State-Governors i.e SGs'); China, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanstan, Thailand. DRC, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Liberia, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina etc' (where 'Governors' are called 'Provincial-Governors i.e PGs')". When introducing the "PG-SYSTEM" (which is the "System of running Government using 'Provincial-Governors i.e PGs' ") in the World, King-SOLOMON divided the "JUDAic-Kingdom" (of "JUDAh & ISRAEL") into Twelve-Provinces (according to the '12-Tribes-of-Israel') and he appointed a "Governor" (who was a "Tribal-Leader/Chief") over each "Province". And each "Provincial-Governor i.e JUDAic-PG" (who was a "Tribal-Leader") was only answerable and responsible to King-SOLOMON. Via the "JUDAic PG-SYSTEM i.e the SOLOMONic PG-SYSTEM", the "Holy-Land i.e ISRAEL" became the richest Nation in the World during the SOLOMONic-era. If the "JUDAic PG-SYSTEM" made the "Holy-Land" & "IMMANUEL's Land" called "ISRAEL" to be the richest Nation on earth during the SOLOMONic-period, the "J/UDAic PG-SYSTEM or the UDAic PG-SYSTEM" (i.e the "10-Party-GNU") can make "ZAMBI's land i.e GOD's Land" & "CHRIST's Nation" called "ZAMBIa" to be very rich, so let the said "Top-10-Political-Parties of ZAMBIa", 'without fear or shame', jointly-restore the "Holy-Alliance" (which is the "Alliance of Holy-People" rather the "Alliance of GOD's People" or simply the "Alliance-of-ANTISATANists") called "United Democratic Alliance i.e UDA", go to the "G10-UDA Convention" to pick/choose the "G10-UDA 2016 SH-Candidate" and then implement the said "J/UDAic PG-SYSTEM or Son-of-DAVID's PG-SYSTEM" (i.e "10-Party-GNU") in "ZAMBI's land or GOD's land i.e ZAMBIa". "J/UDAists" (who are "ANTISATANists") are "Holy-People" or "GOD's People" and these-people (i.e "J/UDAists") will possess or inhabit the "Kingdom-of-GOD or the DAVIDic-Kingdom i.e the 5th-World-Kingdom" (of "Daniel 2:44-45") to be called the "JEWish-World-Empire or the J/UDAic-World-Empire" (represented by the "ROCK" of Daniel 2) which will succeed the "4th-World-Kingdom i.e the ROMAN-World-Empire" (represented by the "LEGs-of-Iron" of the human-Statue of Daniel 2). Just like "Members of the 'Holy-Religion i.e JUDAism' " are called "JUDAists i.e JEWs", "Members of the 'Holy-Alliance i.e UDA' " will be called "UDAists i.e ANTISATANists". Put it differently, whilst "Members of 'United National Independence Party i.e UNiP' " are called "UNiPists", "Members of 'United Democratic Alliance i.e UDA' " will be called "UDAists". In 2005, UPND, FDD, & UNiP formed the "Holy-Alliance i.e UDA" (which they later divorced/abandoned in 2007) but this "Holy-Alliance i.e UDA" must be restored/revived (as there is nothing wrong to restore/revive the Alliance/Party). Once again hats-off to PF-Leader His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for truly being a Patriotic-ZAMBIan by intending to assent to the said important Bills and turn them into Law on Tuesday. Let all ZAMBIans support the President on this one and let all politicians, all clergypeople & all concerned ZAMBIans attend the "Bills-Signing-Ceremony" at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday. Shalom, Peace-Be-With-You-All as we enter a new-era of "Political-Alliances" which may lead to the formation of "Coalition-Government/GNU i.e the Multiparty-Government/Cabinet" (which will consolidate "Pluralism i.e Multiparty-Democracy"). JESUitist-J/UDAist ('SOLOMONic-Third-Temple-Advocate i.e Globalized-JUDAism-Advocate', +260977926306).

  15. kwena Bazambia mwaliwama nomba tamutasha…….i ddnt see anywre written that its force u ought to attend….why comment if at all u nt attending P F we still in and in and in…….wont manage to their maself buh atleast BaLungu u hve all ma support………

  16. Expenditure is being exaggerated here compared to what people have gone through such as emotions . How do measure people’s emotions in monetary terms?

  17. It’s very interesting to hear people’s comments (positive and negative). Those who are saying that because the signing will just take 30 seconds then it’s not important to assemble is reading a book upside down. The measure and celebrations is not the signing itself, it’s the tedious process the Constitution went through.
    Examples of short time ceremonies:
    1. New year’s event
    2. Birthday’s celebration
    3. Marriage ceremony
    4. Burial ceremony ……. etc
    So please Zambians, try to think differently in this year-2016. Celebration is more abou they process than the final outcome. My thinking!!!

    • my brother u are very wise never thought of that . new year for a second we gather from our sweet home to churches and others night clubs and we shout togher at once even spending alont of money on fire works very expensive even fuel and bears but on this impotant occasion at tax payers money ,ubututu bumo no mungulu bwafya

    • my brother u are very wise never thought of that . new year for a second we gather from our sweet home to churches and others night clubs and we shout togher at once even spending alont of money on fire works very expensive even fuel and bears but on this impotant occasion at tax payers money ,ubututu bumo no mungulu bwafya

  18. How much was wasted in sitting allowances and transport on number of failed constiuences?alot of it.even collegues who opted not last time are saying tomorow s event is waste of money.

  19. Politics, democracy, and the constitution. Let the will of the 50 + 1 be full filled. So what next after signing to yu small groups so called political parties? EFYO……..!

  20. Becomng a President in Zambia it is as easy as buyng fliters in KATONDO street.tht z supose t go round people t c wht z in it nw jst invited t HERROS STADIUM t witness PF CADRES never.So this z a political strateg,so tht h starts hiz speach……His Exllence Mr micheal Chilufya sata may hs so rest in peace.Liv my Golden father alon t rest, stop includng him in yo useless Leadership.Nkoma chakaba aachi papa nkubula maanu.H z gvng MTN money t send messages t people th money tht could hv used t help th Students out there.2016 z here tuyakubona uno mwaka kuti naa muya kwiinda balombe.

  21. Sorry BA Pipo,its not a forcing matter that you shud go n attend,some of you are jst fools who are good at condamning.I will attend and so!! Nindalama za Nyo Nyo nyoko!!!

  22. I think all those complaining abt an invitation kwati kulwalafye ubushilu coz wen thez a big football much involving Zambia we receive such messages inviting us to turn in large numbers, nw do we all go there? Some go & others follow thru tv viewing!no one is saying by all cost & means you av to travel kupena uko ne cibeleshi, jealousy ifiloshi fimo!

  23. Fools wil remain fools,u wantd a new constitution whch has bn gvn 2 u by our gud n humble presdo,nw u ve changd da matter to he z wastin tax payers money! Nanga ni tax payers money ya #Nyooko ? haters ll burst thz yr, i’m telin u i ve nvr seen or heard of an amazing n awesome president like this one(ECL).may God of da heavens grant u victory ovr da #oppositions

  24. Lungu is mentally ill; the quicker he is put under psychatrician examination the better for him & his family. He simply cannot reason correctly anymore. Why inviting everyone for the signing his doctored constitution as though it is some form of ceremony? Will everyone he called be able to read what he will be signing? Foolish man. Your time is up.

    • u are the one who is ill, just have a look at u and your father has done for Zambia the u can point out the illness u are talking about. imaginit is not your money or your fathers and may be u don’t even pay tax busy making noise just sit and watch your father has done nothing for us as Zambians apart from bring u here to cause noise

  25. We are tired of your SMS inviting us whenever you are holding such events only at National Heroes Stadium. Why can’t you do the same whenever you are also feasting and merrying at State House via taxpayers money?

  26. Am a PF supporter but on this one my president kwati your advisers should have let you know that Tuesday is a production day especially after New year and Christ mass. Secondly, too much money will be waisted for just signing a political document. Anyway icimpwena mu Zambia chalifulisha. Those with nothing to do can go there, by the way I stay near by but time to waist, I don’t have.

  27. I just wonder if there isn’t any better ways of assenting to this Constitutional Bill without accruing huge sums of tax payers’ money. I’m thinking of allowances to be paid to councillors, PMs, provincial government officials, the Presidential contingency when world over governments are cutting on expenses.

  28. Senseless and wastfull. People running out ideas. The want a have a mini rally. Zambia will turn out in numbers to come and witness his first point of exit. Surely by putting his signature on that bill marks the beginning of him evicted in state house. Am glad that he Mr Lungu has started the process. It’s high time state house is occupied by people who a serious agenda for this nation zambia

  29. When President Mwanawasa went with his entourage to china and signed trade agreements with Zambia.. what we saw from the Zambian perspective was how large his entourage was and the costs implications while china saw an opportunity in his signature. RB went to Turkey and Brazil signed several agreements…again from the Zambian pespective all we saw was how large the entourage was and the costs involved. Again the Turkish and Brazillians understood the opportunity in the presidents signatures and soon they were here in numbers to xplore zambia. Whether you like the president or not, whether you can insult him the most coz maybe that’s what you are good at, the day the President signs his signature… it is law and binding and the whole world understands and respects that despite yoz or my displeasure. Why must we always find fault in everything? What is wrong with him inviting people? We can surely do better as Zambians lets be serious we cant just be a people who wait to insult the man. You must know that the same way you insult him there are those waiting to insult your president. Jesus put it this way “ do to others as you would like them to do to you“ Awe bane tefyo bekala

  30. pipo r petty. bushe balepatikisha to go there??? palwenufye Lol…We complain about every little thing wen others are always on the run due to war.. let’s be grateful for the peace and pray for our leaders… Too much hatred awe mwandi.

  31. And if you are the one who gave my mobile number to the Secretary to the Cabinet please convey my msg to him that “Am not happy that whenever they have a party at State House I’m not called. But kumalilo, prayers and memorials ati come and attend you are invited”? I have an invitation apa so ati come for the signing of the Constitution ! Awe bane nanaka, nshakeseko until he starts inviting me to state buffets and other victory functions also. Uuumh kwaliba!

  32. I dnt knw bt i feel it’s not a forcing matter where everyone is required to travel u can easily watch it on TV or hear it on radio’s, so i dnt get de reason y some pipo ar complaining abt transport as if it says everyone is to attend

  33. Money will be wasted here, why not sign from state House? Advisors here you missed it, with the current situation in our nation, you are borrowing money and waste it in an event like that…

  34. Do you need the entire country’s population just to pend a signature? And why the cerebrations? For me I thought it takes less than a minute to put his signature

  35. I am very much willing to travel ur excellency manje chabe ka transport money nilibbe ai. .. ngati mwayiyanganako naka lunch allowance awe I’ll be there. .. And please instruct ba airtel to be sending us that money since we’re receiving the msgs via their network thank u!

  36. I received an SMS to attend this function. I wonder at what cost the SMS is being sent. This is a sheer waste of resources considering the country needs to spend every ngwee prudently on many pressing issues. We gave Lungu a fully furnished office at State House with lots of pens. Does he need to waste our meagre resources by going to a stadium to Sign a document? Government officials , politicians and cadres using state money will need to travel from across the country just to go and see Lungu sign a document. What is wrong with this President? Why is he so wasteful?

  37. Lungus campain stragies ar catching up with him, this the desperation we ar talking about how can u make the sighning of bill a campain trail,thats why there is a president,a normal president wil just go in the office sighns it and hand it back

  38. So dstrct comisioners frm the breath and length of zambia wil travel at a cost 2 lusaka jst 2 witnes lungu apending a signature.that could have been done on live Znbc than wasting money.

  39. This is sick. a festival just to sign the constitution when most Zambians are thinking about school fees for the child. Why not commit the money to be used for the signing festival to sponsoring kids fees of retrenched miners, that would be a real festival. Just saying.

  40. Pathetic,people ar in total poverty thats wen they ar invitng them again to waste time in signing the constitution,do u knw wat pipo ar going to eat after the celemony,pay electricity etc,why cant u do it in state house?

  41. He is not a sincere President – he said he has no money for a national referendum. So he cheated the Zambian people hence he illegally let parliament mutilate the people’s driven draft constitution. Now he is wasting people’s tax money on a one minute event of signing a Bill into Law by ferrying people to Lusaka to witness the event.

  42. Where K20 million will be spent ferrying cadres to this ‘ceremony’ in this crippling economy? Why not sign ku statehouse or in parliament and then beam it live on TV we watch? Is Tuesday a public holiday??

    • Sure sister, no government will bring food on the table. Its a new year lets think anew, do things anew and blame game will lead us further into poverty. Lets work with our hands and learn to live a quite life as the bible say

    • what i mean is that the economy is bad due to poor polices by the PF and this has made the cost of doing business has gone high, the job of the govt is to secure anabling enviroment for its pipo do business. not this pF thing useless part.

    • mwaba & david u don’t think positive why ar we supose to vote if leaders have no rule to play in povert situation like zambia today lf u ar among those pipo benefiting leave the affected to complain alone

    • Mark I say only Lazy people blame the government because I do not benefit from them. I earn my own money and I work hard for it. No government in the world will give you free stuff. There are people who are working hard and making millions right where you are. We need to change our mentality if our country is to move forward. Do your best to feed your family, stop being a political cadre!!!

    • So Mwaba is suggesting that we all start…i gues she’s also suggesting that we stop voting coz why should we vote when we are not going to benefit from government’s policies as Zambians??? she’s says nowhere in the world u will find a government that gives free staff…lol..In America people that can’t afford receive food stamps that’s free shit…In New Zealand people that ain’t got a job and can’t afford receive some kind of a payment every month that’s free shit…In canada the government provides shelter to people that ain’t got homes so what are u talking about??? Chinese government has loans they give to its citizens at low interest rates to start up businesses. .do we have that shit in Zambia???