Judiciary not immune from criticism – Lungu

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  By Nation Reporter THE Judiciary is not immune to criticism and public scrutiny, President Edgar Lungu has said. The President has come to the defence of his press aide, Amos Chanda, who has been under intense criticism for advising the judiciary not to fall into the temptation of being seen to be

Lungu, Wina immune to court processes

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina enjoy absolute immunity and cannot be party to any legal or civil process before any court in Zambia and beyond, says Lusaka High Court Justice Mwila Chitabo. This was in a ruling delivered at the High Court yesterday in a matter where Attorney General

Criticism of Judiciary

  IT is a misconception and misinterpretation of the law to impute that the independence of the Judiciary implies immunity to public scrutiny. The judgments that courts pass are public documents which can be made subject to analysis and scrutiny where necessary. What is not in order and contemptuous is commenting on an

TODAY’S LETTERS

LAZ is a political party Dear Editor, The Law Association of Zambia has become a political party. I, therefore, fully support the application for another professional body that will represent the professional interests of the legal fraternity in Zambia. The current LAZ has no clue about assisting the country navigate through the various

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Shocked by disregard of the President Editor, How could a judge suggest that Minister Margret Mwanakatwe was “carrying herself” as a Minister? This was tantamount to questioning the power of the President to appoint Ministers. Of course, she was a Minister working under the instructions of the President. This disregard of the

 ‘Stand up for Zambia’ journalist jailed

FREELANCE journalist Chanda Chiimba 111 has been convicted and jailed to two years with hard labour and fined K1,000 on two other counts, in default by the Lusaka Magistrates Court. Chiimba III was sent to prison by Ndola Magistrate Obster Musukwa after being found guilty of unlawful publication and printing of two tabloids, News of

FISP a flop – Dora

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  By Nation Reporter GOVERNMENT has declared the Farming Input Support Programme (FISP) a failed project because most farmers for whom it was intended turned the programme into a social cash transfer. And Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya revealed that more than 7000 ghost farmers had been removed from the beneficiaries list which saw

SDG goals not for Govt alone – minister

  THE burden of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2063 should not be left to Government alone but should be a shared responsibility among all stakeholders, says Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Mwale. Mr Mwale said this yesterday in Lusaka during a multi-stakeholder dialogue on China’s

BoZ takes over Intermarket Bank

THE Bank of Zambia (BOZ) has with immediate effect taken possession of Intermarket Banking Corporation Zambia Limited because it is insolvent. The Central Bank has revealed that the bank was no longer able to meet its institutional obligations, head of communications Kanguya Mayondi has announced. Mr Mayondi explained that BOZ

Matero girls gifted K16,000 of sanitary towels

AIRTEL Zambia has donated sanitary towels worth K16, 000 to Matero Girls Secondary School in Lusaka as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The human resource director for Airtel Zambia Barbra Chikonde said during the handover ceremony that the telecommunications company was committed to giving back to the community.