Connect with us

Politics

Don’t report for work until Parliament approves the newly created or re-aligned Ministries, President HH tells Ministers

Published

on

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has acknowledged that the new Ministries he has created or changed will require approval of the National Assembly.

He has insisted that his government will follow the law as he swore to defend, uphold and protect the Constitution.

He has therefore directed that no Minister affected in these new Ministries should report for work or do any duties until the National Assembly completes the approval process.

He has appealed to the Vice-President to ensure that the proposal to restruct ministries was quickly approved by Parliament.

He has also sought cooperation from the National Assembly to ensure that his proposal to create and change the structures of ministeries was approved.

Minister of Science and Technology Hon. Felix Mutati reported for work and posted that he has began working in his newly created Ministry.

Below are the Remarks by President Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema’s Remarks made During the Swearing-in Ceremony at State House

“It’s my duty on behalf of millions of Zambians to offer congratulations and for answering the call to serve the people of Zambia”

“We are mindful and conscious, some are new completely new ministries. I wish to state that there will be a requirement for Parliament to approve those newly created or re-aligned Ministries.”

“In this regard, those appointed in those affected Ministries should recognise that they are subject to the approval of Parliament.”

“The Ministers that have been appointed may not execute duties until Parliament ratify and approve those Ministries.”

“Vice President and Secretary to the Cabinet, please ensure that the process is done quickly”

“We are not dictating to Parliament but seeking their cooperation.”.

Politics

All engagements in American will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia, says President Hakainde Hichilema

Published

on

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says while in the United States of America he will ensure that all engagements and meetings will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia.

In a Facebook post,  President Hichilema said his focus areas during the engagements will be on economic development, jobs, business opportunities, education and quality health care services for the  people of Zambia.

“Just like we promised before taking office, we will ensure prudent management of public resources and have therefore  travelled with a lean team that is composed of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance, Honourables Stanley Kakubo and Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane respectively,” he wrote.

The President said while the United Nations General Assembly, he will also share the development plan for Zambia with the wider global community.

“As we address this meeting we will present a case for that child in Chipulukusu, Chief Kambombo, Chama, Mugubudu or indeed Sikongo.

Our focus is turning around our Country’s economy and yes, we are working round the clock to ensure that this comes to fruition,” he said.

President Hichilema is in the US to attend the UN General Assembly being held in New York.

(Picture by Chellah Tukuta/State House)

Continue Reading

Politics

FPI says pronouncements by Chushi Kasanda contradicts those of President Hakainde Hichilema

Published

on

THE  Free Press Initiative (FPI) says it dismayed by pronouncements made by Information and Media minister Chushi Kasanda that Zambians must exercise freedom of expression with restraint.

FPI Zambia founder Joan Chirwa has since called on government to clearly state its position on freedom of expression considering the latest statement by the Chief Government Spokesperson.

In a media statement issued today, Ms Chirwa said the statement by Ms Kasanda is shocking as it contradicted President Hakainde Hichilema’s stance that Zambians are free to express themselves in whichever way.

“Freedom of expression is a constitutionally guaranteed right that all Zambians enjoy subject only to the limitations stated in the Constitution and a minister has no right to gag the citizenry,” she said.

Ms Chirwa further called on the minister to quickly correct the impression created which, as FPI, find very disturbing, especially that the freedom of expression right has in the recent years been eroded through arrests, closures of radio stations and newspapers which seemed to have dissenting voices to those of the former government.

“Therefore, hearing a minister attaching conditions to how far someone should go as they express themselves is something that we want the government to categorically state if that is their current position,” she said.

Continue Reading

Politics

Antonio Mwanza steps down as PF Youth National Chairman and Media Director.

Published

on

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) national youth chairman and party media director Antonio Mwanza has stepped down from his positions.

In a media statement, Mr Mwanza said he will remain an ordinary member of the party’s central committee.

“Further, I wish to indicate that I will also be stepping down as the party’s media director.

I pledge my loyalty and commitment to the Party and I pledge to continue working hard for the furtherance of the PF’s agenda,” he said.

Mr Mwanza thanked  President Edgar  Lungu for the trust and confidence he exhibited in him for the appointments.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Foxdale Forest – Phase 2 Selling

ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

20 Sep 2021, 6:41 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

208,469 Total Cases
3,638 Deaths
204,161 Recovered

Mwebantu on Facebook