Opposition to reject appontments of Masebo, Shamenda to non-existant ministries

Opposition political parties are mobilizing themselves to fight president Michael Sata on the streets, in court and in parliament over his decision to appoint and swear in two ministers on ministries that do not legally exist.

The Watchdog understands that the opposition contend that the appointment and swearing in of Sylvia Masebo and Fackson Shamenda to the ministries of Tourism and Labor respectively is against the law as the two ministries have not been ratified by parliament.

MPs are planning to reject any maneuvers to post-ratify the creation of ministries. The MPs will refuse to be used as rubber stamps.

The opposition are also planning to take the matter to court as well as take to the streets to protest.

The presidents has powers to create ministries but these ministries can only come into existence and ministers appointed after parliament has ratified them.

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