MMD members commended for not shredding Sata’s speech

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The opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) faction has commended party members for not shredding the speech that President Michael Sata delivered to parliament during the official opening of the Third Session of the Eleventh National Assembly.

Earlier MMD president Nevers Mumba had threatened that his party would again shred the Presidential speech if President Sata attempted to turn his address to the House into a comedy show.

MMD faction leader Richard Kachingwe has maintained that Members of Parliament (MPs) are supposed to preserve the sanctity of Parliament and that shredding the Presidential speech only embarrasses an individual that tears the speech.

Major Kachingwe has told Qfm in an interview that civilized MPs are supposed to analyze the speech by the President and recommendation as opposed to shredding it.

And Major Kachingwe has appealed to MPs from the opposition to come with alternative budgets as a preparation to base their criticism or recommendations when the government presents the national budget in Parliament next month.

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