Power and Politics

Hichilema swears in new Minister of Justice, Kasune, says it’s time for women to prove themselves


President Hakainde Hichilema has stated that the Zambian Constitution will only be amended when the citizens desire such changes.

He also said that his government was committed to amending any laws that was an impediment to the delivery of services to the people.

Hichilema made these remarks at State House in Lusaka on Monday during the swearing-in ceremony of Princess Kasune as the new Minister of Justice.

“The Constitution Amendment Act No. 2 of 2016 empowers the President to appoint office holders in accordance with respective articles of the constitution,” he noted.

The President congratulated Kasune on her appointment, expressing his confidence in her ability to perform in her new role and advising her to deliver on her responsibilities.

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“I expect you to do your best. Things are changing. We cannot continue to operate the same way; we have to deliver to the people,” Hichilema said.

He expressed concern over some individuals earning salaries without effectively delivering services, warning that such practices should not continue.

The President called on other Cabinet Ministers to support the new Justice Minister and urged the two female Permanent Secretaries to assist her.

“I am testing this Ministry. We now have a ministry run by females, and I won’t accept any excuses for failure to deliver. Many times, women complain of being bullied by their male counterparts, but now you are all women,” he said.

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