Former Ministers who illegally stayed in office following the Constitutional Court’s judgment after Parliament was dissolved have written to the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka to revisit the ConCourt’s ruling.
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo who served as Local Government Minister at the time said the former Ministers had written to the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka to re-look at the matter.
Mr Kampyongo said the former Ministers are finding it difficult to accept the constitutional courts judgment hence the decision to engage the Attorney General to pursue the matter further.
And Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili says it is unacceptable for people to continue suggesting that the former Ministers’ stay in office was illegal when they were rendering a service to the Zambian People.
Mr. Kambwili said he is ready to pay back the money but that he does not agree with the Constitutional Courts judgment.
“Did I ask myself to continue in office? In any case there is no deadline so they have to calculate how much we spent,” Kambwili said.
He said it was wrong to ask them to repay the money as they had been rendering a service to the nation.
Mr Kambwili said the court erred and should not have asked them to refund the state.
The Constitutional Court last month ruled that cabinet ministers were supposed to vacate their offices once parliament and ordered them to refund the money they spent after the dissolution.