President Sata caution LAZ President

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–President Micheal Sata has advised Law
Association of Zambia (LAZ) President James Banda to desist from
deliberately misleading the nation on matters of governance.

The President said there is a rising trend by Mr. Banda to issue
political and unwarranted statements by purposely interpreting
speeches from the executive out of context.

He said as head of state he is certain that he appointed a
professional Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) who has been allowed
to execute his tasks professionally.


This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS by
special assistance to the President for press and public relations
George Chellah.

President Sata said he is comforted by the fact that there are some
leaders within the opposition such as Mazabuka UPND Member of
Parliament Garry Nkombo who have publicly appreciated the professional
manner in which his office has acted thus far.

“Mr. Banda should realise that we are fully aware of our duties and
limitation as prescribed by the constitution” President Sata said.

The President said it is for the above reason that the DPP is able to
act as professionally as he is acting adding that government is not in
any way interfering with his job.

President Sata further said the executive is equally entitled to
complain on a matter of public interest especially when government
believes that there are alleged criminal activities, which government
feels should be pursued and as such certainly does not amount to
giving an order to the esteemed office of the DPP.

Furthermore, the President has advised Mr. Banda to show leadership and
halt this increasing tendency of deliberate distortion adding that a
sober and sincere analysis of important national matterS is required
from him as an individual and the organisation he represents.

The President adds that government deserves clear and factual guidance
whenever it is being criticized and not opinions based on what is in
the media.

He has further urged Mr. Banda and other stakeholders to utilize the
available forms of engagements adding that government remains open to
dialogue and consultation.