Procedure for Removal of Presidential Immunity

The August 12, 2021 produced a Hang Parliament. There is no party that can claim to have two-thirds majority. The Zambian Parliament has a total of 156 Seats and 10 Nominated Members of Parliament by the Republican President. Currently the United Party for National Development has 82 Members of Parliament, the Patriotic Front has 62,Continue reading “Procedure for Removal of Presidential Immunity”

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON THE DECISIONS MADE BY CABINET AT THE 1ST CABINET MEETING IN THE YEAR 2022 HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY, 2022

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Hakainde Hichilema called for the 1st Cabinet Meeting in the Year 2022, held on Tuesday, 8th February, to discuss legislative and other general policy issues. The President emphasised that it is important for the New Dawn Administration to enhance the development of the country throughContinue reading “PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON THE DECISIONS MADE BY CABINET AT THE 1ST CABINET MEETING IN THE YEAR 2022 HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY, 2022”

THERE IS NO PROVISION WHICH SUGGESTS AN MP WHOSE SEAT HAS BEEN MULLIFIED CONTINUES TO HOLD IT IN ABSENCE OF STAY, SOLICITOR GENERAL TELLS COURT

By Chamuka Shalubala, SOLICITOR general Marshal Muchende says there is no provision in the constitution which suggests that a member of parliament whose seat has been nullified shall continue to hold it, even in the absence of stay, until an appeal is determined. In this matter, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is seeking interpretationContinue reading “THERE IS NO PROVISION WHICH SUGGESTS AN MP WHOSE SEAT HAS BEEN MULLIFIED CONTINUES TO HOLD IT IN ABSENCE OF STAY, SOLICITOR GENERAL TELLS COURT”

Constitutional Lacunas

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono According to the Constitution Amendment Act No 2 of 2016 stipulates in Article 73 that 1. A person may file an election petition with the High Court to challenge the election of a Member of Parliament2. A petition shall be heard within ninety days of filing the petition3. A person mayContinue reading “Constitutional Lacunas”

Is Democracy the Best form of Governance?

Democracy has long been and widely praised as the best form of governance more especially the proponents coming from the Western part of the World. Democracy entails the full participation of the citizens on matters of concern to the country. Zambia having learnt from the Western World colonial masters has long adopted and lauded asContinue reading “Is Democracy the Best form of Governance?”

Referendum: Stick or Twist

By John Moono In the 2016 General Elections, a special feature was added to the Votes. Zambians were asked to also vote Yes or No in a Referendum on the Bil of RightsAccording to Article of the Constitution Amendment Bill 37 of 2016 proposed to Revise the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights includesContinue reading “Referendum: Stick or Twist”

Speaking from a Point of Ignorance

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The turn of the Millennium saw the coming of Social Media which without a doubt has improved communication and access to information in many countries around the world. Even then, the people who are charged with particular societal responsibilities should always perform their duties diligently. Putting into perspective one particular profession,Continue reading “Speaking from a Point of Ignorance”

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: the Case of Guinea Conakry

ByJohn Moono A famous adage says “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.” This is something that the powers that be across the world should always remember. It is undeniable fact that Politics and Business affect our day to day lives. It is for this reason that Greek Philosophers coined the term Democracy, which means theContinue reading “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: the Case of Guinea Conakry”

#NEWS:August polls likely to be postponed… Sakwiba Sikota argues

ZAMBIA may plunge into an electoral crisis if a presidential candidate resigns or dies days before the August 12 general elections, some prominent lawyers have said.State Counsel Sakwiba Sikota and Attorney General Likando Kalaluka have said that legal and logistical challenges may make it impossible to hold the elections if a resignation or death occursContinue reading “#NEWS:August polls likely to be postponed… Sakwiba Sikota argues”

DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA?

By Moono John Democracy entails the participation of the people in the running of government affairs. The continent of Africa was benighted of this ideology until the coming in of the imperialist. The continent was predominantly under monarchies but going by the modern trends, many adopted the democratic principle. The government system that existed wasContinue reading “DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA?”

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