Former ministers challenge constitutional court on refunds

Former ministers challenge constitutional court on refunds

 

Former cabinet ministers that were ordered to repay the money spent for the period they were in office after the dissolution of parliament have asked the Attorney General to ask for the review of the case.

In short they are abusing a government lawyer, attorney general to defend them in a private matter.

The Constitutional Court last month ruled that cabinet ministers were supposed to vacate their offices once parliament and ordered them to refund the money they spent after the dissolution.
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said the ministers had written to the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka to re-look at the matter.
And former Information Minister Chshimba Kambwili said it was wrong to ask them to repay the money as they had been rendering a service to the nation.
He said the court erred and should not have asked them to refund the state.
“Did I ask myself to continue in office? In any case there is no deadline so they have to calculate how much we spent,” Kambwili said.

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