LAZ should be given free rein to operate and engage in national development issues.

Southern Province Minister Cornelius Mweetwa has assured the Law Association of Zambia LAZ that the government will allow it to operate freely and engage in national development issues.

Mr. Mweetwa claims that things that used to happen, such as some LAZ-organized meetings being cancelled, are now a thing of the past.

He recalls one of the Bill 10 meetings where he and other participants had to flee in all directions for their lives after only a few minutes.

Mr. Mweetwa was speaking in Livingstone at the LAZ gala dinner.

And Mr. Mweetwa has urged lawyers to help rebuild and promote tourism through engaging in local tourism.

The provincial Minister says the tourism sector in the tourist capital was hit hard by the coronavirus and has since thanked LAZ for hosting the conference in Livingstone as it is one way of promoting tourism.

And LAZ President Abyudi Shonga has called for decent and progressive engagement between the association and government on issues that border on law.

Mr. Shonga said it is healthy to disagree but that it must be done respectfully and never reach a level of throwing stones at one another

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