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Constitutional Court coming – Speaker

MATIBINI

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka
SPEAKER of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini says he has been in contact with President Lungu over the establishment of a Constitutional Court as provided for in the amended Constitution.
Dr Matibini said measures are being put in place for the establishment of the court.
He said this in his ruling on a point of order raised by Monze Central member of Parliament (MP) Jack Mwiimbu (UPND) who asked why Government has delayed to establish a Constitutional Court to preside over constitutional matters.
Mr Mwiimbu said Zambia would face a constitutional crisis if the Constitutional Court is not established.
Dr Matibini assured Mr Mwiimbu that he, as the head of the legislature, has been in contact with the head of the executive and that measures were being put in place for the establishment of the Constitutional Court.
And Minister of Home Affairs Davies Mwila has assured that the August 11 general elections will be conducted in a conducive and peaceful manner.
Mr Mwila said Government has put in place a number of programmes, including training of police officers, to ensure peace and security during the elections.
He told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that for the nation to have peaceful general elections, there is need to develop a culture of co-operation between the government and all electoral stakeholders.
And LINDA NYONDO reports that Parliament has ratified the appointment of two Supreme Court judges and four High Court judges.
Those ratified are Mr Justice Charles Kajimanga and Mr Justice Michael Musonda, a state counsel as Supreme Court judges while the High Court judges are Dr Justice Winnie Sithole Mwenda, Mrs Ireen Inonge Zeko Mbewe, Mrs Penjani Longwe Lamba and Mr Dancewell Mwape Bowa.

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