Demands for right to food unrealistic – Scott

Ceremonial Vice President Guy Scott says Zambians’ s demands for the right to food are unrealistic.

And Scott says says the delay in enacting a new constitution has been necessitated by government’s resolve to come up with a constitution that suits and meets the dynamism of the country in meeting the aspirations of the people.

He said this yesterday in Livingstone when he addressed a Patriotic Front (PF) party meeting at the Civic Centre.
He said the Technical Committee Drafting the Constitution has failed to justify proposed wholesale changes to the current constitution as reflected in the draft copy.

“The British system has worked for over 500 years. It has got its own weaknesses and the owners have not complained, and it has been working here,” he said.

Scott said there has been no strong reason advanced for demands to change the British style of governance that has nominated and elected members of parliament forming Cabinet and to the American style of Cabinet where cabinet composition is drawn from outside the circles of parliament.
“The British system has worked for over 500 years. It has got its own weaknesses and the owners have not complained, and it has been working here,” he said.

Scott said government is strongly opposed to enacting ideological fantasies from the draft constitution such as the right to food because they are unrealistic and inapplicable.

 

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