Opposition UPND, Kambwili refuse to support budget for Ministry of Information

Information Minister Kampamba

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) along with PF Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili yesterday refused to participate in voting for the 2018 budget allocation for the ministry of information and the PF abused ZNBC.
Debating the budget line for the ministry of Information, Monze Central UPND parliamentarian Jack Mwiimbu charged that the ministry has now turned into a PF propaganda wing and wondered why the opposition should vote for a budget to support PF propaganda.
Mwiimbu lamented that the opposition has been blacked out by the Daily Mail, Times of Zambia and ZNBC adding that for that reason the PF should fund their propaganda wings themselves.
Katuba UPND lawmaker Patricia Mwashingwele pointed out that ZNBC was only talking about what was happening around the PF.
‘We are not going to pass budget lines that are not for the good of the people, the ministry of Information is like a wing of the PF, it is no longer a public media so why should I support it?,’ Mwashingwele asked.
And Ikelenge Member of Parliament Elijah Muchima stressed that there was no need to support a Ministry that does not support the people and further noted that the PF had campaigned to enact the Access to Information Bill (IBA) within 90 days of forming government but 6 years down the line the Bill has not been brought to parliament.
Muchima said ZNBC was a pure PF wing and Zambians are now forced to tune to the BBC and CNN for news.
But PF Labour Minister Joyce Nonde Simukoko accused Zambians shunning ZNBC in preference to foreign news channels of being unpatriotic.
‘It is unpatriotic not to support the ZNBC budget; shamelessly people support foreign stations. It’s wrong to support institutions that charge K1, 000 per month to view (DSTV) and fail to support ZNBC,’ Simukoko said.
The opposition members and Chishimba Kambwili walked out and only came back after the vote on the Information Ministry was done.


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    Judison Muzuamba 4 months

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    Joyce nonde simukoko i tell u de truth even if u decide today 2 reduce ZNBC tv to 50 Ngw i cnt watch it,i pay tv levi coz u do it through crooked way of paying through zesco if it was direct payments i tell u de truth,no normal person cn waste his coin of money 2 pay n watch ZNBC,my late president M C SATA told zambians not 2 pay n watch ZNBC wen he was in opposition bcoz it was de waste Tv station in Africa,bt wen he bcame president of zambia he made ZNBC de waste Tv station on de planet of earth,Joyce u talk of patrotism n yet u dont understand de meaning of de word its self.atleast MMD tryed 2 gv Ba SATA space 2 b aird dats y Ba Sata n Our party PF formed government am no longer PF coz of 2 many reasons same few r beating of people of opposing veals corruption,breakdown of rule n order.many many bad things hav happened my young bro ws beaten PF Party cadres n he dead after sometime from dat day i resigned from de party PF,we nead a government 2 protect o citizens not only thier party cadres n friends

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    News on znbc is predictable and highly poralised

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    Mwebe mutale 4 months

    Is there anyone who watches Znbc? In this century?

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    Chelsey 4 months

    Shame on you pf for turning ZNBC into a trash private media. No sane person would be happy to vote for ZNBC which has become a praise station for Lungu or pf in general. Joyce Nonde should know that she can not force a horse to drink water if it doesn’t want to. Who is she to force the Zambian citizens to vote for a garbage news station like ZNBC?. In fact, Joyce has realized that normal Zambians are shunning garbage ZNBC and she wants to use pf drama to paint the innocent black. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃pf members including Joyce are running out of ideas to trap their targeted enemies. Anyway, it’s pf world where money is blinding it’s followers.

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    Dominic 4 months

    Good show UPND but in real terms NO EFFECT.The majority carried the day.That is democracy.

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    kabusha 4 months

    Good show CK! Dont support ministry ye ule

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      Mune 4 months

      Nondo, has the definition of unpatriotic changed. We will stop paying licence fees to prove to you how unpatriotic we are. You are busy feeding us with amafi yaba PF.