Grand Coalition Demands Constitution as Jubilee Present

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 26th, 2014
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McDonald_Chipenzi-Executive_DirectorThe grand coalition on the constitution has made another call on the government to accede to the demands for a people driven constitution as a jubilee present for the people of Zambia.

Coalition spokesperson MacDonald Chipenzi says it was unacceptable that Zambia did not have a broad based constitution 50 years after Independence.

He said the grand coalition will hold an indaba to plot the way forward on the constitution.

“It is unacceptable that 50 years after independence that Zambians do not have a broadly agreed people based constitution,” Chipenzi said.

“The fact that there are demands for a revised people driven constitution clearly shows that the current constitutional framework does not enjoy confidence of the majority of the people. This is bad for stability in the country and for investment.”

The constitution making process is slowly becoming talking shop with government completely closing its ears to the calls for a constitution before the 2016 elections.

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