ZCTU appeal to Judge Chikopa to examine his conscience and return to Malawi

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions has asked government to send back Malawian High Court Judge Lovemore Chikopa to his home country, Malawi.

ZCTU President Leonard Hikaumba says the continued stay of Judge Chikopa in Zambia is proving costly for the Zambian tax payers.

“We are reliably informed that the Malawian Judge is still in the country, we would therefore like to appeal to government to consider asking Judge Chikopa to go back to Malawi as the tribunal for which he was appointed as not yet started sitting,” Mr. Hikaumba said.

Mr. Hikaumba has also made a passionate appeal to Judge Chikopa to examine his own conscience and return to his home country.

“As workers we feel, the expenditure that the country is incurring on Judge Chikopa is unproductive and therefore call on government to allow the Judge to return to his country.

The ZCTU leader was speaking in Lusaka this morning during a press briefing to review the first year of the PF government.

President Michael Sata appointed Judge Chikopa in May 2012 to chair the Justice tribunal to probe three Judges namely Charles Kajimanga, Nigel Mutuna and Philip Musonda.

The three Judges have however challenged their suspension in the courts of law thereby stalling the sittings of the tribunal.

Meanwhile, Mr. Hikaumba says the PF government still has a long way to go to fulfilling the election promises.
He said the public is too highly expectant adding that government should quicken the pace of delivering development.

He cited the challenge of creating jobs for the millions of unemployed Zambians as one where the PF government has not done well.

Lusaka Times

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