Catholic bishops reject draft constitution

THE Catholic bishops have rejected the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) draft constitution.
In a statement entitled ‘A perspective of the Catholic Bishops conference on the NCC draft constitution of the Republic of Zambia’, the bishops yesterday stated that it was common knowledge that when the NCC Act No.19 of 2007 was promulgated, the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) and other key institutions declined the invitation to participate in the NCC because of the manner in which the Act was framed and the government’s failure to resolve contentious issues pointed out in the piece of legislation.

However, they stated that in spite of staying away from the NCC, they did not give up their right to participate in the debates albeit from outside.
“We hoped against hope that the NCC would come up with a progressive document.

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