Dismissal of NW police Chief Auxensio Daka is within the President’s jurisdiction

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chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga.
chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga.
THE dismissal of North-Western Province police commissioner Auxensio Daka by President Edgar Lungu is within his powers, says chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga.

Ms Mulenga said it was shocking that the UPND had opted to politicise every decision made by Government. She said this was where the State found problems with the type of politics being practised by the opposition party.

In an interview yesterday, Ms Mulenga, who is Information and Broadcasting minister said when President Lungu appoints anyone to public office he did not give reasons why one was hired but wondered why it should be different when one was fired or dismissed in the national interest. “It is within President Lungu’s jurisdiction to hire or fire any public officer either for misconduct, unprofessionalism or in national interest or voluntary separation. There is nothing sinister or illegal about it,” she said.

Mr Clayson Hamasaka, press secretary for the UPND president, claimed that the dismissal of Mr Daka was unconstitutional and that he was being persecuted for being professional.

But Ms Mulenga laughed off the claims, saying the Police Service Commission was not a private institution and that government would continue making decisions in the best interest of the nation.

She said the Head of State was privileged to work with anyone he was comfortable with and whoever he felt could help him deliver his mandate to the Zambian people.

Ms Mulenga said the UPND should relook at their party manifesto as it had similarities to the ruling PF and that they were already delivering according to citizens’ expectations.

She said the UPND leadership should focus its energy to tell people what it had to offer instead of witch hunting or shooting in the dark.

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  1. UPND learn to stay away from national decisions just like you stay away from national events. I remember in chawama HH was insulting a police officer and for him that was right. The president has the right to hire and fire

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    • @ Bemba man, the president has to be guided by the constitution otherwise he becomes a dictator and people like you give standing ovation!!

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    • Obatala you are right but the problem with Zambian politicians is that they behave like school debate where by who ever is in opposition will always oppose anything and everything that works to there favour. Right or wrong.

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  2. Dismissal of Vice President Banda was not in line with the party constitution (if one exists) when Adolf reached out to the Great Bag of Maize to put their cash together to wrestle power from ECL

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  3. “…President Lungu appoints anyone to public office he did not give reasons why one was hired but wondered why it should be different when one was fired or dismissed…”

    This is why lungu is a corrupt violent theif…..we will be vindicated when it will be found that indeed lungu was the most corrupt president ever …..we dought Zambia could have another person so corrupt as lungu leading..

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  4. 1. BUT THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH DIRECTOR FOR NWP WAS ALSO DISMISSED IN SIMILAR NYSTERIOUD CIRCUNSTANCES LADT YEAR, WHICH THEY SAID “NATIONAL INTEREST”
    2. AS IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH, THE DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR FOR SOLWEZI WAS ALSO DISMISSED IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTSNCES SO CALLED “NATIONSL INTEREST”

    THIS IS WHAT IS CAUSING CIVIL SERVANTS IN THE PROVINCE TO LIVE IN FEAR.

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  5. If you want to stay longer in the civil service stay within the lower ranks. The moment you get promoted just know that you’re a classified daily employee that can get fired anytime

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  6. The issue is he can’t take them to court because the court system is none existence. This is the most corrupt government. Does Lungu go to bed and I have peace sleep? The sad part he is a lawyer, and he can follow the law.

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  7. No Lungu had no power to fire a provincial police chief. The law is clear on whose jurisdiction it was to take such actions. Somebody needs to advice Lungu on some things, Others would have called the right jurisdiction and tell them to make the call. I hope this matter is taken to court and the law is examined instead of listening to PF kaponyas who have no regards for our constitution.

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  8. Daka was awaiting a dismissal from the Police. Veageance comes from God. I used to like him when we worked together in the Police and he appealed to be professional. But I was extremely dissapointed to learn that he had acted personally and unethical as part of malicious envious police officers who resented us because we progressed to join the United Nations. It’s unfair. They illegally with held our pensions and police benefits just because of their arrogance and I have dragged the Attorney General and 31 other foolish persons for targeting me just because I became a UN Diplomat. I need Daka to account for his part and I shall subpoena him to court when trial commences. So it was just a matter of time and God was still looking for him in whatever he allegedly did to others.

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