Tuesday, February 27, 2024

LAZ to be given free space to operate and engage in matters of National development


Southern Province Minister Cornelius Mweetwa has assured the Law Association of Zambia LAZ that the government will give it free space to operate and engage in matters of National development.

Mr. Mweetwa says things that used to happen previously where some meetings organized by LAZ would be discontinued are now a thing of the past.

He recalls one of the meetings on Bill 10 where he and other discussants had to scamper in all directions for their lives barely a few minutes into the gathering.

Mr. Mweetwa was speaking in Livingstone at the LAZ gala dinner.

And Mr. Mweetwa has urged lawyers to help rebuild and promote tourism through engaging in local tourism.

The provincial Minister says the tourism sector in the tourist capital was hit hard by the coronavirus and has since thanked LAZ for hosting the conference in Livingstone as it is one way of promoting tourism.

And LAZ President Abyudi Shonga has called for decent and progressive engagement between the association and government on issues that border on law.

Mr. Shonga said it is healthy to disagree but that it must be done respectfully and never reach a level of throwing stones at one another


  1. Cornelius Mweetwa again …I now know why HH never appointed some of these guys to ministries, who is he to give assures LAZ dont even need them!!

  2. Sangwa says he Chief Justice position must be advertised, LAZ advise HH not take up Sangwa’s advice. They are already fighting among themselves so how can I take them seriously.

  3. I notice Mr Mweetwa is fast becoming Minister without Portfolio. The other time he was speaking on behalf of white farmers and their citizenship status. We could be looking at a runaway horse here…

  4. The Minister of Justice was too busy to address Laz….anyway we are now getting concerned that perharps UPND were not ready to govern…HH is on record that he is learning every day…he didnt even know that procurement is divided into goods, services and works…goodness….if it true that the board had renewed that chap at revenue collection….then what a damper….where are the controlling officers, ambassadors and High Commissioners?

  5. Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    @ #1 Tarino, I see nothing wrong in Mweeta issuing that statement at LAZ gala he was invited as the provincial minister. He is not making any policy statement but something that should be a normal business as usual. He is simply making comparison in human rights between this govt and the previous, like freedom of assembly and he was making reference to a meeting he was involved as a victim. Just because you are in one ministry, it does not mean you can’t say a word about something in another ministry. If they are a well coordinated cabinet that meet regularly, they should be very well aligned and vested in what’s going on across the entire government. It’s different story if you are making a policy statement or expending some money or something like that.

  6. @ De Javu and Tarino Orange
    Let’s all admit UPND needs help…they seem to be getting more confused as the days go by….contradicting each other…contradicting the President….the vice President sounds like she’s still campaigning….and Sangwa is a disgrace to the Law fraternity…how do you Condemn the same institution you belong to…Sangwa sounds very frustrated he wanted to become chief justice himself

  7. He recalls one of the meetings on Bill 10 where he and other discussants had to scamper in all directions for their lives barely a few minutes into the gathering………..this is not on any record.Why is UPND promoting lies surely, from day one. Why are they always talking about PF as if it is haunting them?

  8. #7SleepyJoe. It’s a diversion but soon even ardent supporters will get tired of this unless tangible results as per promises are seen.

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