After HH’s demand, Lungu appoints ECZ Chairman

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FLASH BACK: President Edgar Chagwa Lungu being welcomed by ECZ Commissioner Judge Chulu at Chawama Basic school on March 10,2015, where he witnessed the filling in of nomination papers of Chawama Constituency PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe for Chawama Constituency by Elections Slated for April 14 -Picture by Thomas Nsama / State House

FLASH BACK: President Edgar Chagwa Lungu being welcomed by ECZ Commissioner Judge Chulu at Chawama Basic school on March 10,2015, where he witnessed the filling in of nomination papers of Chawama Constituency PF Parliamentary Candidate Lawrence Sichalwe for Chawama Constituency by Elections Slated for April 14 -Picture by Thomas Nsama / State House

President Edgar Lungu has now appointed Justice Esau Chulu as Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) subject to ratification by the National Assembly.

This comes bearly a few hours after opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema urged President Lungu to immediate fill up the vacancy at ECZ.

In a statement issued by Amos Chanda, his Press Aide hours later Tuesday afternoon, President Lungu announced that he had appointed Justice Esau Chulu as Chairperson for ECZ subject to ratification by the National Assembly.

President Lungu has also appointed Ms. Emily Sikazwe and Mr. David Matongo as Commissioners of the ECZ subject to ratification by the National Assembly. Justice Chulu is currently serving as a Commissioner on the ECZ. He will replace the Honourable Madam Justice Irene Mambilima who is now Chief Justice. Ms. Sikazwe will replace the late Ms. Minerva K. Tembo and Mr. Matongo will fill vacancy to be left by Justice Chulu.

“The two nominees are of high professional and personal integrity and I hope they will work towards enhancing the impeccable credentials of the Electoral Commission. Justice Chulu has distinguished himself very well during his current tenure as Commissioner and during his earlier career on the Bench,” the President said. “Ms. Sikazwe is a distinguished gender and governance activist and professional of high repute. Mr. Matongo is a well-known businessman and former lawmaker. I therefore have every confidence that my colleagues in Parliament will support the nominees.”

Other serving members of the Commission are the Honourable Mr. Justice Christopher Mushabati and Dr. Fredrick Ng’andu.

Meanwhile, the President has re-appointed Professor Patrick Mvunga, SC, as Chairperson of the Judicial Complaints Authority (JCA) with the Honourable Mr. Justice Christopher Mushabati and Lusaka lawyer Mrs. Mwangala Zaloumis to continue as members. The Head of State has appointed the Honourable Mr. Justice Martin Munyinda Imasiku and former ACC Director- General Mr. Nixon Banda as new members of the JCA.

The President has also reappointed members of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) board as follows: Hon. Mr. Justice Timothy A. Kabalata as Chairperson; Dr. Steven P.C. Moyo (Vice Chairperson), and Pastor Godfrida Sumaili, Mr. Mpanzi Joubert Sinyangwe, and Mrs. Rollen Mukanda as commissioners.

The President has reminded the commissioners that corruption is a serious crime against development whose consequences are borne more by the by poor and vulnerable people.

“Bribes make basic services available only to those who are able to pay while huge corruption frauds are a cost to Government and undermine development. I want to make it clear that corruption is unacceptable in any form. There is should be no selective application in how the ACC handles cases of corruption,” the President said.

The Head of State has employed the ACC to deal effectively with corruption complaints; ensure greater transperency and accountability and provide services in local languages in order for the greater majority of the people to engage with the Commission. The Government will render every support the ACC will need including the necessary legislation to consolidate the fighagainst corruption.

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10 Responses to After HH’s demand, Lungu appoints ECZ Chairman

  1. Thank HH, for reminding them.

    John kabengele
    April 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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    • I THINK THIS HH AND HIS SUPPORTERS ARE VERY CHILDISH. WHICH DEMAND ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

      Hastings Moono
      April 15, 2015 at 11:14 am
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  2. Please get your facts right. Everybody knew about this from last week and some idiot claiming to be a “mole” duped HH and got paid and HH rushes to release a statement.I now understand why HH shall never be President of that country.I am finally beginning to believe Guy Scott when he said that HH was just a small tribal Leader like Buthelezi and I can see him ending up like Morgan Tsvangarai or like Besige of Uganda.HH is surely no Presidential material.He is making Chipimo look like a statesman.Maybe he should team up with Kabimba, Masebo and Muliokela.

    Ndunga
    April 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm
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    • @Ndunga, Your comment would have made sense if it had been made under the article where HH is calling for the naming of the ECZ board. To make it here, after the announcements, makes it sound damn because it does not prove that even you knew by last week. Moreover, if everyone knew by last week as you say, why would HH need a mole to tip him?

      masamba
      April 14, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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    • Ndunga uli chipuba sana. Your comment does not make sense but show how stupid you are. Why are you full of hatred against some innocent people? Your brain need a check up. Nowonder they say your mum defecated you throught the anus. You need to pretend that you are normal all the time despite what happened to you at birth. Shipikisha fye than showing yo abnormality to the world.

      Ndongo
      April 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm
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    • You are right Ndunga. We now know HH’s pattern of politics. I am sure HE EL administration adopted, debated and finally choose Justice Chulu to be ECZ Chairperson some time back. Just because he (HH) got wind of it; tries to show that he is the one who has pushed Edgar! ha ha ha ha. Shame bane because even a kid is now able to read UPND mind.

      Nine mwana wanyoko
      April 15, 2015 at 10:29 am
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  3. Ndunga, ndunga, Ndunga use your brain properly. You are such people that will ever remain in poverty because you cannot think outside the box. Enclosed in poverty with visionless leadership. Shame on you Ndunga. For Edgar Lungu I can say that is the way forward and keep on getting some advise from the economics guru, HH and you may win hates of few voters for 2016 elections.

    Mainza
    April 15, 2015 at 5:58 am
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  4. Ndunga.Idiot, hateful ,ignorant by nature.It is impossible to judge the means of HH unless you are God who know the end.You deserve GOD s judgement. HH is not the only opposition leader. He is giving you heat .Shame

    monde
    April 15, 2015 at 7:39 am
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    • Do not insult Dunga that is why we are losing. Every body can see that HH acted upon being served with a leakage how silly.

      Mweebo
      April 15, 2015 at 10:24 am
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  5. Foolish Dumba.Tell me what is the use of opposition? What offence did HH commit to criticize the govmt? You should put a diaper on your face because that’s where all the shit is coming out of.Dont multiply your ignorance.

    david
    April 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm
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