CHAPTER One Foundation says the decision by Local Government Minister Charles Banda to suspend Lusaka and Kitwe City Councils is unconstitutional and should be reversed immediately.
In a statement, Chapter one argued that the constitution clearly states that the national government and the provincial administration shall not interfere with or compromise a local authority’s ability or right to perform its functions.
“Chapter One Foundation strongly urges the Minister of Local Government to revise his decision to suspend the functions of the two Councils in order to ensure his actions do not continue to run contrary to the requirements of the constitution,” Chapter one said.
Chapter One also called on the State to review the provisions in the Local Government Act as well as other legislation containing provisions that directly depart from the requirements of the Constitution to ensure that all leaders and citizens alike, continue to uphold our constitutional values and responsibilities at all levels of society.
“Sections 56 and 57 of the Local Government Act are in direct conflict with provisions contained in the Constitution, specifically Article 152 (2) and thus the Minister’s decision is unconstitutional and should be reversed immediately,” said Chapter One.
Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19
ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.
Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.
“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.
And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.
General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital
FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.
He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.
A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.