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Sex and teenagers: The unresolved dilemma

Sex and teenagers: The unresolved dilemma

Justice Said Chitembwe’s interview for Chief Justice post has focused attention again on the issue of young men convicted of having sexual relations with girls under 18 years. I am sympathetic to those who suggest…
Legislators losing seats for leaving party: The history

Legislators losing seats for leaving party: The history

A number of ‘nominated’ senators are facing a crisis because their party has disowned them. And the media are telling us that without the party through which they entered the Senate they cannot remain in…
Open letter to Bunge on BBI Bill [Part II]

Open letter to Bunge on BBI Bill [Part II]

The BBI Bill to change the Constitution has a few good ideas. Genuinely good ideas can be introduced into Parliament in the usual way — as constitutional amendment Bills, with full public discussion and political…
Open letter to parliamentarians on their role in BBI

Open letter to parliamentarians on their role in BBI

Dear Waheshimiwa, I write in response to your press advertisement asking for public input on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill. First, may I make a protest? That advertisement appeared a week before your deadline. It seems…
Petitions provide powerful tool for enhancing citizen voices in legislation

Petitions provide powerful tool for enhancing citizen voices in legislation

The fifth session of the 12th Parliament, which commenced last week, coincides with three main defining events and developments that, depending on how they are managed, shape the country’s future political, economic and social trajectory.…