The Law Association of Zambia –LAZ- has vowed not to relent in its efforts to ensure all former and serving ministers that stayed in office illegally after the dissolution of parliament pay back the money they incurred as per court ruling.
On August 8th 2016, the constitution court ruled that ministers stayed in office illegally and directed them to pay back the money they got during that period.
But recently, President Edgar Lungu said state house was receipt of the ConCourt ruling which he was studying but argued the ruling saying the ministers also rendered a service when they remained in office.
However, LAZ President Eddie Mwitwa says the legal body is in the process of engaging the secretary to the treasury and the attorney general to get the figures of what is being owed, stating that if it fails, the association will seek the court’s intervention to determine the amount.
He has since urged government officials charged with the responsibility of ensuring the ministers pay the money to do the right thing.