For those who are tracking our blog specials on Traditional Authorities and Development. The latest offering Chiefs and Politics - Towards Free Participation? is now up on the House of Chiefs.
As well as serving the purposes of our blog specials, it should also be seen as a formal response to Henry Kyambalesa's Chiefs as Members of Parliament (Guest Blog) , although HK was addressing a somewhat different question. Our latest post discusses the principle of allowing chiefs to compete for political office, HK rightly focused on the NCC's amendment which ignores competition but allows the President to nominate chiefs to parliament.
Health warning :
The latest offering is on the long side. Regular readers of this series will know that we have abandoned the original aim for short posts :) These are important issues where brief does not do justice! Any comments on the post should be left on the House of Chiefs. I'll now sit very patiently to see who will manage to read the whole post!!