Impeachment motion put on hold

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Impeachment motion may have to wait a little longer as their notice of motion was excluded from the order of business in parliament.

 
And insiders say President Lungu is scared that if the motion is tabled and put to a vote today, some of his Members of Parliament and Ministers could vote with the opposition.
 
Last week Mazabuka Central UPND lawmaker Garry Nkombo filed a motion that the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly acknowledged receipt sending the entire government machinery into panic.
 
The motion if it went to a vote should be a secret vote where some of the PF MPs and Ministers would secret vote to get rid of Lungu who some say is now a liability to the party.
 
Some PF MPs feel the party has been hijacked by the MMD and that in its current state with rumpant cases of corruption, it has lost the appeal to the general membership.
 
“This is an opportunity for us to go the ANC way and save the PF from losing power in the next elections. We can now start preparing with Mama Inonge on the seat then we get another candidate for 2021,” a Minister who is also member of the PF Central Committee told Zambian Eye.
 
The Minister says Vice president Wina is sober and would facilitate a smooth transition and help the PF to win elections in 2021.
 
“So for us this is the opportunity we have to redeem ourselves as PF and get Edgar Lungu and his cronies out of the PF way,” he said.
 
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday night said some PF MPs have assured that they will vote for the motion to impeach President Lungu.

Below is the order of business for Tuesday as posted on the National Assembly website:

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF ZAMBIA

SECOND SESSION OF THE TWELFTH ASSEMBLY

ORDER PAPER – WEDNESDAY, 28TH MARCH, 2018

AT 1430 HOURS

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER (STANDING ORDER NO. 31)

251 Ms E Phiri (Kanyama) – to ask the Minister of Local Government:

(a) whether the Government is aware that garbage has started to accumulate again in Kanyama Parliamentary Constituency thereby frustrating the fight against the cholera epidemic; and

(b) if so, whether there are any measures being taken to ensure that the Lusaka City Council collects the garbage on a regular basis.

252 Mrs Chonya (Kafue) – to ask the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources:

(a) whether the Government is aware that Dingles Kafue River Lodge in Kafue District was issued with a Certificate of Title for a piece of land within Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II’s Chiefdom;

(b) if so, whether consent to convert the land was sought from the traditional leader; and

(c) if not, why.

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

W5 Mr Kasonso (Solwezi West) – to ask the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development:

(a) how much money was collected, under the Environmental Protection Fund from the mining companies from January, 2015 to August, 2016;

(b) how much money was paid by each mining company in the same period; and

(c) what the money collected has been used for.

W6 Mr Kintu (Solwezi East) – to ask the Minister of Health:

(a) when additional medical staff will be deployed to the following health centres in Solwezi East Parliamentary Constituency:

(i) Mushindamo;
(ii) St Dorothy;
(iii) Mapunga;
(iv) Kang’wena;
(v) Mujimanzhovu;
(vi) Kichikwe;
(vii) Mututubanya; and
(viii) Luanfula; and

(b) how many of the following categories of staff will be deployed to each of the health centres above:

(i) medical doctors;
(ii) clinical officers;
(iii) pharmacy technologists;
(iv) environmental health technologists;
(v) nurses; and
(vi) laboratory technicians.

NOTICE OF MOTION AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Mr Syakalima
Report of the Committee on Transport, Works and Supply:  That this House do adopt the Report of the Committee on Transport, Works and Supply on the Report of the Auditor General on the Management of Infrastructure Development 2010-2015, for the Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly, laid on the Table of the House on 27th March, 2018.

1 The Rent (Amendment) Bill                                   (N.A.B. 1/2018)
Third Reading

2 The Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Bill             (N.A.B. 2/2018)
Third Reading

3 The Judiciary Administration (Amendment) Bill       (N.A.B. 3/2018)
Third Reading

4 Thanks – His Excellency the President’s Address – Motion (20th March) – Resumption of Debate: (Ms Kasanda, MP).

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