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Cost implications wont deter new Constitution Implementation-President Lungu

General News Cost implications wont deter new Constitution Implementation-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu speaking at Statehouse  swearing in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu speaking at Statehouse swearing in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.

President Edgar Lungu has assured the nation that cost implications will not hinder government’s commitment to implementing the new constitution.

Speaking during a swearing in ceremony of six officials at State House this morning, President Lungu said democracy which Zambia has embraced is expensive.

The President said the costs will not stop government from implementing the challenges and changes following his assenting of the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Tuesday.

He said while most Zambians are talking about political changes such as the 50percent plus 1 and running mate clauses, government and the judiciary have also changed.

The President adds that the changes will call for more resources to set up the constitutional court and courts of appeal which have to come into being.

He has noted the need for all civil servants and relevant offices to work together and ensure that the desires of Zambians are actualised.

President said he has been liaising with the Chief Justice and Speaker of the National Assembly to ensure the three arms of government respond to the challenges and changes in the new constitution.

He has also instructed newly sworn in Chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court Justice Jones Chinyama and his Deputy Derrick Mulenga to ensure that dispensation of justice is expedited especially among the poor.

President Lungu has also advised newly sworn in Lusaka Province Commissioner of Police-Operations Nelson Phiri to rid the service off bad elements.

He has observed that the police have of late been getting away with cases such as shooting of innocent people among others.

Others sworn in are Police are Peter Chingaipe as Prisons Service Commission Chairperson, Dr. Felix Phiri as National Coordinator for the Centre for E-Government and ICT and Public Policy Specialist at the Public Service Management Division Chikula Chinyanta.

President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Inonge Wina  at Statehouse  in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Inonge Wina at Statehouse in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.

President Edgar Lungu swears  in  Justice Jones Chinyama Chairperson Industrial  relations Court After  at Statehouse  Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
President Edgar Lungu swears in Justice Jones Chinyama Chairperson Industrial relations Court After at Statehouse Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse

President Edgar Lungu during the Swearing in of Mr Chikula Chinyanta Public Policy Spcialist at Cabinet office at Statehouse Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu during the Swearing in of Mr Chikula Chinyanta Public Policy Spcialist at Cabinet office at Statehouse Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.

President Edgar Lungu swears  in Mr Derrick Mulenga deputy  Chairperson Industrial  relations Court After  at Statehouse  Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse
President Edgar Lungu swears in Mr Derrick Mulenga deputy Chairperson Industrial relations Court After at Statehouse Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse

President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Inonge Wina  at Statehouse  in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu with Mrs Inonge Wina at Statehouse in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.

10 COMMENTS

  1. lungu has a ”Niva boma” attitude towards public funds. He is very waist-full indeed…..this has been followed by all in GRZ.

    • All of suddenly the cost to implement the constitution is no longer an issue. Where is the money going to come from because when some section of the society were calling for a referendum it was argued that it was costly

  2. The presidential Aide should be walking in step with the president and not the vice president.
    Is this a sign of things to come?
    Looks like Edgar wants to get out quick and enjoy his fame and money rather than die on the job.

  3. Can he tell us where Government will get the money from? Or will he do the usual PF plan and get more Eurobonds kaloba for future generations to repay?

    Has PF got a plan for this? A budget? Or is Zambia being run on CNP principles?

  4. The say Lungu was the second best in his law class, but even him believes he signed a new constitution…lolx2

    • Vilifier – When there are alterations to an old document – it becomes new. That is why you do not append your signature before you read any document.

  5. people this chair man for police and persion commission is a theif him self how is he going to change the police froce when some of us kno what he did at the police traning school when he was in charge there pls lungu is in a kukuk land

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