Sata is fit and working – State House

LUSAKA, Friday, August 29, 2014 – STATE HOUSE. It is strange for Heritage Party (HP) leader Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda or any other person to maliciously suggest that the Cabinet should be impeached for not resolving to constitute a medical board to examine His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata’s health, when Brig. Gen. Miyanda knows very well that there is no single clause in the Constitution that provides for impeachment of the Cabinet.

Article 36 (1) of the Constitution grants the Cabinet full discretion on whether to table the resolution or not and even when it is tabled it is not automatic that it will pass as the Constitution provides that a vote should be taken by the Cabinet.

Brig. Gen. Miyanda is also very aware that matters concerning the setting up of a medical board to examine the President’s health are before the courts of law and it is contemptuous and disrespectful of the courts for him to be commenting on matters that are before court.

Finally, Brig. Gen. Miyanda would do well to concentrate on more progressive matters rather than focus on none-issues, especially when it’s absolutely clear that there is no reason to constitute a medical board because the Head of State is well and has been chairing Cabinet meetings and executing his duties effectively; and therefore there is no crisis in the nation.

GEORGE CHELLAH
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

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