LAZ invaded by individuals pushing personal agendas-Musoma

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:13:56 +0000



THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) should go back to its mandate of providing checks and balances from a professional viewpoint, Zambia Republic Party president Wright Musoma has said.

Mr Musoma said that the association should not be swayed by individuals that were only interested in using the it to advance their objectives.

And Mr Musoma has rubbished statements indicating that President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) wanted to abolish LAZ.

He said nobody wanted to demolish LAZ, saying that Zambians only wanted the association to stick to its objectives and be professional when commenting on matters of national interest and be balanced.

“There is no one who wants to destroy LAZ, people only want LAZ to do the right thing. As at now, the association has being hijacked and it is no longer working the way it is supposed to,

“It is not surprising that some people are supporting LAZ even when they are wrong, we know their intentions and why they are accusing innocent people of trying to abolish the association,” Mr Musoma said.

He charged the current executive of LAZ was swayed by individuals that were only interested in using it to advance their  personal objectives, thereby compromising professionalism and eroding public confidence in the association.

Mr Musoma said LAZ had drifted from being an autonomous body to a politically charged institution due to the presence of certain individuals who had political ambitions.

“LAZ has abandoned its objectives for which it was formed and has been inclined to champion certain individual’s agenda,” he said.

Mr Musoma said LAZ was lacking professional leaders, while some of them did things to protect their relations and personal interests.

“Zambia needs leaders who are professional and not partisan when dealing with national matters. LAZ has all the rights to comment on national issues, but they need to be professional and balanced when handling such matters,” he said.

He warned that LAZ risked losing its relevance if it continued drifting away from its mandate.

“If LAZ continue with its biasness on matters of national development, it will be difficult for Zambians to take it seriously,” he said.



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