Linda welcomes formation of another law association

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:28:46 +0000

By Aaron Chiyanzo

THERE are no legal constraints to prevent the formation of another association for legal practitioners in Zambia, Law Association of Zambia president Linda Kasonde has said. At a press briefing, Ms Kasonde said that anyone who wished to form another association for legal practitioners was welcome because she was not aware of any constraints that prevented that. She however reiterated that LAZ in its current formation is a competent association. “LAZ embodies values in our motto which are justice, honour and integrity” she said. “The purpose of the association is to regulate the legal profession, to promote and protect the rule of law, constitutionalism, good governance and social justice, but anyone who wishes to form another association is welcome because she was not aware of any constrains.” Ms Kasonde pointed out that LAZ was not anti-government and that it was a nonpartisan association which stands on the rule of law and the constitution. She assured that the association would not stray from their guiding principles of constitutionalism and rule of law even in the face of condemnation. Ms Kasonde also dispelled allegations that the association had not renewed contracts for some employees on grounds that they were taking an active role in politics. She said that the information was not true and that they were just rumours which should be dismissed with the contempt they deserved. Meanwhile, Ms Kasonde said that the association looked forward to the successful holding of a referendum on human rights because they were in support of its proposed content.

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