President Edgar Lungu is expected back in the country today and will tomorrow, Friday 12 May 2016 hold a Press Briefing at State House, the second since he took over office.
The press briefing will start at 09 Hours.
Following dissolution of Parliament last night, President Lungu is expected to give guidance on a number of issue pertaining to the governance of the nation.
President Lungu is expected to give direction regarding the legality of the Vice-President and Cabinet ministers retaining their positions after dissolution of Parliament.
Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has warned UPND vice president for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba not to dare Government over his own ignorance on the Constitution.
Reacting to reports in the Post Newspaper in Which GBM is quoted as urging Zambians to effect a citizen’s arrest on Ministers that have remained in office after the dissolution of Parliament, Dr Kambwili called upon Zambians to read the Constitution for themselves and avoid being misled by selfish politicians who, according to him, want to gain cheap political mileage to resuscitate their dwindling political fortunes
below is the full statement
Republic of Zambia
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services
STATEMENT BY HON. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON REMARKS BY UPND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION GEOFFERY MWAMBA
Government STRONGLY warns opposition UPND vice president for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba to stop inciting people to rise against a legitimate Government over baseless grounds.
Mr. Mwamba’s statement in today’s Post that people should effect a citizen’s arrest on Ministers that have remained in office after the dissolution of Parliament is tantamount to inciting people to rise against government.
He is warned not to dare Government over his own ignorance on the Constitution.
It is not Government’s fault that Mr Mwamba is incapable of understanding straight forward provisions in the Constitution and Government will not take kindly to his ignorance as it can set the country on fire.
Mr. Mwamba’s statement is careless, unreasonable and a blatant lack of understanding of the Constitution.
It is time Mr Mwamba grew up and stopped behaving like a ‘kaponya’ on serous national issues.
Mr. Mwamba should be the last person to talk about abuse of public resources as it had to take late President Michael Sata to restrain him from amassing for himself privileges and conditions such as military escorts when he served as Defence Minister which he was not entitled to.
He even wanted to get a Government driver’s competence licence for his wife to drive his official ministerial vehicle which the late President strongly reprimanded him for.
Is this the man who should turn around today and question Government on baseless issues such as Ministers’ stay in Government?
I wish to reiterate that Government, under His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, will not waiver on its resolve to uphold the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia in the governance of this country.
I also call upon Zambians to read the Constitution for themselves and avoid being misled by selfish politicians who want to gain cheap political mileage to resuscitate their dwindling political fortunes.
Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON
12th May, 2016