50 plus one to stay - Wina

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

GOV­ERN­MENT has no plans to re­move from the Con­sti­tu­tion the 50 plus one elec­toral law, says Vice- Pres­i­dent Inonge Wina.

Ms Wina told par­lia­ment that talks about such manou­vres were nei­ther true nor cor­rect.

The Vice Pres­i­dent said Gov­ern­ment was cur­rently lis­ten­ing to the pub­lic re­gard­ing how it can im­prove gov­er­nance sys­tems and no such is­sue was be­ing con­sid­ered.

She added that the talk were part of what con­sti­tutes mis­in­for­ma­tion cir­cu­lat­ing all over the coun­try.

Ms Wina was re­spond­ing to UPND Monze Cen­tral Mem­ber Par­lia­ment Jack Mwi­imbu dur­ing the Vice Pres­i­dent’s ques­tion time yes­ter­day.

Mrs Wina also said the gov­ern­ment was look­ing for ways to deal with so­cial me­dia abuse on which plat­forms lead­ers as well as or­di­nary cit­i­zens have been scan­dalised.

And Ms Wina said the traf­fic con­ges­tion at Ka­sum­balesa bor­der post in Chililabombwe had been caused by in­creased cargo traf­fic flow due to ex­pand­ing eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in the re­gion.

She said the con­ges­tion has been made crit­i­cal by the con­struc­tion works tak­ing place on the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo (DRC) side of the bor­der.

The Vice Pres­i­dent said this when Nchanga Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Chilombo Chali wanted to know whether Gov­ern­ment was aware that over 2, 000 trucks, stretch­ing over 42 kilo­me­ters, were ma­rooned at the bor­der post.

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