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Tutwa Ngulube defends President HH

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Lawyer Tutwa Ngulube says President Hakainde Hichilema did not violate the Constitution when he swore in Ministers to Ministries yet to be approved by Parliament.

His sentiments came after another lawyer John Sangwa had said the President committed an illegal act by doing so.

Ngulube writes:

Allow me to “Honestly “Defend President HH on the appointment of Ministers to Ministries not approved by Parliament.

In 2016 the PF created Religious Affairs Ministry and National Guidance and the Minister was appointed and sworn in.

Parliament will approve or refuse but the power lies with him.

The power to create or merge Ministries lies with the President and NOT Parliament.

The President equally has power to swear in Ministers and the Constitution does not say in order for the appointment of Ministers to be made the Ministry must be created.

The Ministry must first be created, a Minister Appointed and then Parliament ratifies.

President HH said the Ministers affected should wait at home until Parliament ratifies meaning that in his intention, Parliament must play its role.

For now no need to panic and no need for impeachment.

So far Alebomba Bwino.

HON. TUTWA S NGULUBE

Dated at Lusaka
This 9th September 2021

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