Opposition MPs continue with Parley boycott

Parliament was yesterday saved from early adjournment when PF Members of Parliament sustained a barrage of questions during question time to make up for the opposition who were silent or absent from the chamber.  

Opposition MPs continued their protest in parliament by absconding parliament to press for their demand for the enactment of a new constitution.

Minister of Information Minister Mwansa Kapeya upon giving a statement on holograms was largely ignored and only three MPs raised questions over the matter.

And Vice President Guy Scott’s speculation that newly elected Katuba MP Jonas Shakafuswa had a gun on the day of elections last month were thrown out after the Speaker ruled that he had no powers over events that happened outside then House.

Kalomo Central MP Request Muntanga raised a point of order against the Veep who reproached Shakafuswa on claims that newly elected parliamentarian had a gun on poll day.

Later the opposition MPs marched out of the chamber leaving the PF MPs to attend to business on their own.

The opposition MPs have continued to disturb business in the House with protests that ensued last week to demand for a clear roadmap in the current constitution making process.

Opposition whips Garry Nkombo (UPND) and MMD’s Kapembwa Simbao are today expected to present a private member’s motion on the constitution urging government to provide a clear roadmap.


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