Sata orders clerk to bring into house unrecognized chiefs

Sata orders clerk to bring into house unrecognized chiefs

NKANDU-LUO-HOUSE-OF-CHIEFSDisregarding advice from the government lawyer, ailing dictator  Micheal Sata has ordered Clerk of the House of Chiefs Michael Pwete to bring chiefs who are not gazetted into the house.

At Sata’s orders, the three chiefs from Muchinga Province were flown to Lusaka on Monday to attend sittings of the House of Chiefs.
The President ordered the Clerk of the House of Chiefs Michael Pwete to bring the chiefs to Lusaka.
The traditional rulers had missed the official opening of sessions of the House of Chiefs because they had not yet been gazetted to be part of the sittings.
Mr Pwete had told the President that he had been advised by Attorney-General Mumba Malila that the chiefs from Muchinga, which is a new province, had not yet been gazetted in accordance with the Constitution.
But chiefs Chibesakunda, Katyetye and Kabenga yesterday started attending sittings of the House of Chiefs after taking oath.
They were sworn in by Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs permanent secretary Coillard Chibbonta, amid cheers from other traditional leaders.

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