Opposition MPs walk out on Chitotela in Parliament

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Members of Parliament from the opposition have piled on the pressure for Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela to either resign or be dismissed after they walked out of the National Assembly this morning in protest against his continued stay in the house.

This was after Chitotela stood to respond to a question from Shang’ombo MP Mubika Mubika during a question and answer session.

Mubika wanted to know when government intends to construct communication towers and how many are expected, including which areas stand to benefit from the project.

But when Chitotela rose to respond to the question, lawmakers from the left side of the house walked out in protest against his continued discharge of authority amidst corruption charges.

And Kafue Member of Parliament, Mirriam Chonya told Byta FM News that the opposition MPs will continue to deny Chitotela audience until he is relieved of his duties to pave way for fair justice.

She adds that they will only be going back in the National Assembly when he is done with his responses.

Chitotela is facing corruption charges, but President Edgar Lungu has refused to fire him saying he is innocent until proven guilty – a situation seen by critics as an obstruction of fair justice.

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2 Responses to Opposition MPs walk out on Chitotela in Parliament

  1. This has been long overdue. Let fellow corrupt fellows listen to a fellow corrupt guy. After all, birds of the same feathers flock together. Chitotela should have stepped aside voluntarily long time ago and he knew would get a covering from the president.

    Monze
    February 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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  2. Walk-aways do not bring results. These MPs should just focus on the law governing such issues. If there is no such law, then it is up to them to ensure the enactment of such a law. Depending on the conscience of appointing authority or an erring official will not work in this part of the world.

    mm
    February 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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