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Constitution silent on deputy mayors

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka
SOLICITOR-GENERAL Abraham Mwansa says deputy mayor and vice chairperson elections slated for February 22 are legal as they are provided for under the Local Government Act, but that the Constitution is not clear on whether those holding the office can recontest the position.
In a letter dated January 23 this year, addressed to all town clerks and council secretaries, Ministry of Local Government acting permanent secretary Numeral Banda announced the holding of elections for deputy mayors and vice chairpersons.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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