Speaker of the National Assembly Amuusa Mwanamwambwa has warned of stern action against Members of Parliament uttering unprintables against a fellow member during the parliamentary deliberations.
Mr Mwanamwambwa who guided the house against the using of unparliamentary language while in the house said he would not be hesitating to eject MPs uttering unprintables against their fellow Members.
He said it has become too common for Members of Parliament to be making noise and uttering unparliamentary language which he said were disrupting parliamentary deliberations.
Mr Mwanamwambwa warned Members of the House against making noise while a Member of the House was on the floor debating.
He further cautioned Members of Parliament not to be debating rumors in the House saying that the House was a highly respective institution where all MPs should debate on pertinent and factual issues.
Meanwhile, government has instituted a Technical Committee to address the educational impasses at the country’s higher learning institutions.
Education Minister Geoffrey Lungwangwa told Parliament in Lusaka today that government has been prompted to institute a Technical Committee to deal with problems facing the higher learning institutions such as the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University with a view to creating educational stability at the institutions.
Professor Lungwangwa said the Technical Committee has been tasked to device various mechanisms that will help the higher learning institutions to become stable from unnecessary closures.
The Education Minister was responding to a oral and answer question raised by Nchanga area Member of Parliament Charles Chimumbwa (PF) who wanted to know if government had intentions of coming up with deliberate measures to address educational impasses at the country’s higher learning institutions.
Professor Lungwangwa further disclosed that government had completed auditing the University of Zambia (UNZA) which he said would also help in resolving some of the problems facing the institutions.
He however said that government through his ministry was concerned with the behaviour some students were exhibiting which he said was contributing to educational instability at the high learning institutions.
Professor Lungwangwa further called on the opposition political parties to come onboard and complement government efforts in addressing problems facing the higher learning institutions instead of using Universities as political battlefields.