PRESIDENT MICHEAL SATA HAS threatened to revoke the status of any state counsel who criticizes government in public domain like senior chief mwamba of the bemba people in northern province.
President Sata made these remarks when he swore in mtembo nchito, Robert simeza as state counsels, Robert taundi as chief and traditional affairs deputy minister, timothy walamba as high commissioner to Ghana and brigadier general Patrick tembo as high commission to India.
The head of state has also appointed comedian ben phiri as luapula province permanent secretary.
President Sata has explained that state counsel status originates from the queens council which is a volunteer advisor to the state.
The head of state says at the moment state counsels are not living up to their task but are busy attacking government in the public domain.
He says the same way the status of state counsel was given to a person, will be the same way it will be removed.
President Sata has further advised those appointed in the Foreign Service to be available to the relevant authorities in the various countries where they are going.
President sata’s remarks comes barely a few hour after the law association of Zambia advised that state counsels must be appointed on merit and not political.