By STEVEN ZANDE –
EASTERN Province Minister Makebi Zulu has said the Constitutional Court (ConCourt)’s ruling on President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to contest the 2021 general elections demonstrates Zambia’s ability to resolve disputes amicably and will help attract investments into the country.
Mr Zulu said the landmark ruling showed that Zambia has an independent and robust judicial system which inspires confidence in investors should they face legal matters when conducting their business.
“The Constitutional Court ruling sends a good message to investors. It shows that Zambians resolve disputes in court. It means investors are guaranteed a fair hearing when they have a dispute,” he said.
He said this yesterday when he featured on the Patriotic Front (PF) Interactive Forum.
Mr Zulu said the Constitutional Court ruling had put to rest the issues surrounding the President and the 2021 general elections.
He said President Lungu and the Government had taken a progressive outlook towards national issues by withdrawing from responding to petty issues that were raised by the opposition because this was meant to destruct the Government from focusing on developing the nation.
Mr Zulu said the time was ripe for the opposition, especially the United arty for National Development (UPND) to criticise the Government constructively because doing so would help foster national development.
The UPND leadership should consider engaging the ruling PF on issues like value addition to locally produced commodities to help create jobs and grow the economy instead of being preoccupied with name calling and hate speech.
Media director Sunday Chanda said the PF structures would unflinchingly rally behind Mr Lungu in 2021, warning that cartels would be busted while disloyal members would be identified and disciplined.
Mr Chanda said the PF wanted Mr Lungu to continue leading Zambia so that the country could continue on the development path which Government had embarked upon.
He said the PF would remain united and ensure discipline in the ruling party so that it could deliver more development which could improve more people’s living conditions.