A Kitwe youth has castigated former Tourism Minister in the fallen Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) regime Micheal Kaingu who is also MMD Veep for tearing the Presidential speech which president Michael Sata presented to Parliament last week.
Mr. Chisha Moses wondered why Kaingu would behave in the manner he did even if he was bitter. He urged Mr. Kaingu to first put his house in order before acting in a childish manner.
“The behavior of Hon. Kaingu is very shocking and disappointing. He should put his house in order before tearing the presidents speech. The big man has alot of skeletons in his closet, let him not run away from first putting his own house and home in order. His behavior amounts to bitterness of the highest order,” said Chisha.
Chisha urged Members of Parliament to be objective when opposing and not just opposing for the sake of it without any objectivity in it.
“Kaingu’s behavior is uncalled for and as such we expect other MPs not to go his way. What he did was an insult to Parliament. Its a shame this is how our leaders are behaving. What then do you expect a common man to behave if a leader of Kaingu’s calibre can behave in that way? Reasoning and level headedness is cardinal in leadership,” said Chisha.
The opposition MMD vice president Kaingu was Tuesday thrown out of Parliament after he shredded President Michael Sata’s opening speech to the House arguing it did not address serious issues.
Barely one week as MMD vice-president, could not hide his frustration when it came up for debate.
The former Community development minister was first to tackle the speech but brought it into pieces before laying it on the table for debate shocking fellow law makers.
Kaingu said President Sata did not address real issues but his actions were received with angry reactions from ruling party MPs and ministers.
PF members of Parliament felt insulted accusing Kaingu of disregarding presidential powers.
Deputy Chairperson of Committees Chifumu Banda stepped in to restore order sending Kaingu out of the house saying his action would be referred to the standing orders committee for determination.
“It is inappropriate for the member to tear the speech. What he should have done was to express his views in the rightful manner,” he said.
Banda, a seasoned lawyer and the only opposition but PF-aligned FDD member, also warned members against such behavior.