UPND ‘scoops’ Sangwa, as Katuba MP petitions ConCourt over Lungu’s eligibilityKATUBA UPND member of parliament Aubrey Kapalasa has petitioned the Constitutional Court for an interpretation of certain provisions in the current Constitution on whether President Edgar Lungu is eligible to run as a Presidential candidate for the third term in this year’s election. The opposition lawmaker says after wide consultation, it is his belief that the incumbent president is eligible to contest the 2021 elections. Kapalasa who has cited the Attorney General as respondent in the matter, wants the ConCourt to interpret Articles 106(1), (3) and 106(6)(a) and (b) of the 2016 Constitution, as amended by Act No.2 of 2016,.......
Election convention with no single ballot cast confirms PF as a dictatorshipThe definition of democracy seems to be eluding us. We say so because what happened at the PF convention is anything but democracy and yet we seem to be accepting and tolerating the decision of the ruling party to completely ignore the provisions of the Constitution that require casting of a ballot when parties are choosing their leaders. If we know what democracy is, there would be no way we could accept what transpired at the PF convention. Yes, We! We are saying “we” because the PF convention is not just a party activity, it’s an event that is stipulated.......
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Kambwili couldn’t resist the temptation of going back to PF to eat – NalumangoUPND vice-president Mutale Nalumango has charged that Chishimba Kambwili is a selfish politician and has nothing to reveal over his decision to leave the opposition alliance. And Nalumango says it’s sad that the country has ‘so-called’ leaders who have no principles. Commenting on Kambwili’s recent remarks that he would soon ‘spill the beans’ on why he left the alliance, Nalumango said it was unfortunate that the country could have treacherous and lying politicians. She said Kambwili couldn’t resist the temptation…….
Agriculture is still a neglected sector in Zambia: Can Wheat be the wonder crop?In this feature, I use the wheat sub-sector in Zambia to show that despite all the rhetoric about sector diversification, agriculture as a whole is still a neglected sector. Previous Governments, including the current Patriotic Front led Government have conveniently advanced agriculture narrowly around political lines (maize-centric) as opposed to wider economic considerations of various crop varieties that can contribute to not only job creation and income disbursement to local grower, but also value addition and exports growth. I argue....