KASENENGWA Member of Parliament Victoria Kalima has described intentions to lift the immunity of former President Rupiah Banda as shocking.
Ms Kalima told ZANIS in Chipata that the lifting of Mr Banda’s immunity would be a waste of time and public resources.
She stated that the PF government should consider the removal of immunity as waste of time and money adding that the government must learn from what happened on the late President Chiluba’s removal of immunity which did not turn out as expected.
Ms Kalima said it was just a waste of tax payer’s money which could be utilized for other important developmental programmmes.
She urged the government to concentrate on other pressing issues such as the high poverty levels, mealie meal shortages and many other important matters.
The Parliamentarian said there were a number of political leaders like Geoffrey Mwamba, Wynter Kabimba and Mutembo Nchito who she alleged were also facing corruption charges yet people are not calling for their resignation.
She accused the PF government of also setting a bad precedence of lifting the immunity of former president’s each time there was a new government.
Ms Kalima said she would not support the removal of immunity of the former Head of State.
Commenting on the same issue in a different development, MMD Eastern Province party Secretary Lugomo Phiri said it was disappointing that the PF government was not doing things in good faith.