Mayor’s decision illegal

MAYOR of Lusaka Miles Sampa.

LUSAKA Mayor Miles Sampa’s decision to appoint a councillor, Adrian Banda, as acting mayor in his absence is illegal, Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has said.
Mr Sampa, who has travelled out of the country, has over-looked his deputy Chilando Chitangala and instead written to Mr Banda to act as Lusaka mayor.
Mr Banda has hit the ground running on social media, posting pictures captioned “my first day in office”.
But his joy was short-lived when the permanent secretary, in the presence of the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka, announced that: “There is no provision in the law allowing the Mayor [Mr Sampa] to appoint any councillor as acting mayor.

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