LAZ Press Statement Dated 23rd January 2017 On The Statements By The Secretary-General Of The Patriotic Front Relating To Awarding Of Land By Local Authorities And Control Of Bus Stations

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has come across a video clip circulating on social media in which the Patriotic Front Secretary – General (SG) is seen and heard instructing a meeting at which elected Government officials were in attendance to use their powers to allocate plots to selected individuals, including ward chairperson. Although we have not had sight of the complete video footage, we are concerned by the apparent lack of distinction made between the ruling party and the Government. The apparent interference in the exercise of public functions by private citizens encourages corruption and illegality in the exercise of public functions.

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LAZ PRESS STATEMENT DATED 23RD JANUARY 2017 ON THE STATEMENTS B

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