The LAZ Threatens to Go to Court Over Constitutional Bill
The Law Association of Zambia has said it will go to court to stop the latest Constitutional Amendment Bill. Many critics, including the LAZ, have said the amendments will take democracy backwards in Zambia.
Many have argued that the proposed reintroduction of Deputy Ministers will only serve to divert, what are already limited resources, away from important social development areas into the hands of bureaucrats and politicians.
Another area of contention has been the proposed introduction of a mixed electoral system, provisional relating to a coalition government in a Presidential system and continued uncertainty over the constitution and composition of the judiciary which is increasingly Lungu’s personal service.
In a statement released by LAZ, it was announced they would seek to put a number of interventions into motion, including involving the Constitutional Court.