LCC rebuffs HRDC plans to hold vigis at parliament
LCC rebuffs HRDC plans to hold vigils at parliament
By Mike Gwadani
The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has rebuffed the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) request for permission to hold vigils starting from today at Parliament.
Earlier in the week HRDC had told the press that they intended to hold vigils out side parliament building in an effort to force parliamentarians to pass the 50+1 bill as instructed by the Constitution Court recently.
However according to a letter signed by LCC Chief Executive Officer John Chome the council has cited notification in less than 48 hours which is contrary to section 96 of the police act and that the vigil has not been authorized by speaker of parliament as per section 103 of the police act as the grounds for its decision to deny the organization permission.
Meanwhile HRDC is yet to comment on the development