Monday, August 05, 2013

'Dinda' is part of PF culture, says Scott
By Moses Kuwema
Sat 20 July 2013, 14:01 CAT

VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott says it is part of the PF culture to 'dinda' each other in order to get things done better.

Responding to a question from Sinda MMD member of parliament Levy Ngoma during the Vice-President question and answer session, who wanted to know whether it was part of the PF policy to castigate elected people and government officials in public, Dr Scott said it was the culture of his party.

Ngoma made reference to the castigating of foreign affairs minister Dr Effron Lungu by President Michael Sata over his copying of confidential letters meant for the Head of State to other people.

Vice-President Scott said it was part of the PF culture to 'dinda' each other in order to see better performance.

However, Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini asked Vice-President Scott to explain to the House the meaning of 'dinda'.
In response, Vice-President Scott said 'dinda' means to bullock.

Solwezi West MMD member of parliament Humphrey Mwanza also asked if it was right for President Sata and the Executive arm of the government to be parading chiefs at public rallies, Vice-President Scott said the PF acquired that custom from their predecessors, the MMD.

However, Monze UPND member of parliament Jack Mwiimbu wondered if it was in order for the government to violate the Constitution because of a precedent that has been set.

In response, Vice-President Scott said his reference to a bad habit that was acquired from the MMD was a joke.

This response drew sharp reactions from the opposition with Ngoma attempting to stand on a point of order which was however, not granted.

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