Support AG, President urges LAZ

ATTORNEY General Likando Kalaluka.

PRESIDENT Lungu has implored the legal fraternity to give unwavering support to newly appointed Attorney-General Likando Kalaluka for him to succeed in his duties.
Mr Lungu said listening to debates in Parliament during the motion to ratify Mr Kalaluka, he wondered what opponents wanted to communicate.
“The nominee (Mr Likando) met all statutory requirements but still was opposed. He is in the job now as your leader of the Bar, we all have a duty to cooperate with him.
“He too recognises that he will have to rely on broad counsel from senior state counsels and other members of the legal fraternity to succeed,” Mr Lungu said.
The President was speaking on Saturday during the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) gala dinner.
Mr Lungu said LAZ and the legal fraternity in general have always played a pivotal role in Zambia’s development and governance agenda.
He urged LAZ to continue with the noble work of contributing to national development.
The President also assured LAZ that Government is open to work with the association.
The President invited LAZ to take to his administration’s attention, particularly to the Ministry of Justice, any matters on which the association feels Government can help.
Mr Lungu pledged US$10,000 to LAZ, with Lusaka lawyer Kelvin Bwalya pledging US$5,000, among others.
Meanwhile, the President said his Government will not tolerate acts of sectionalism and violence, particularly those based on tribal or political affiliation.
“We must jealously guard the peace we have enjoyed all these years even in the midst of political diversity,” Mr Lungu said.
He called on national and political leaders to join hands in promoting tolerance and unity.

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