Government has ordered the Technical Committee on Drafting the Constitution to conclude its work and vacate its secretariat offices effective today, Monday, 31st March, 2014.
Committee Spokesperson Ernest Mwansa in a statement issued to QFM News says the Technical Committee has since halted its work.
Mr Mwansa says the Permanent Secretary for Administration at the Ministry of Justice wrote to the Secretariat of the Technical Committee to wind up the affairs of the Committee by 31st March, 2014.
He says all the documents of the Technical Committee, including ten copies of the Draft Constitution, the Report of the Technical Committee and the Constitution of Zambia Bill have since been handed over to the Ministry of Justice.
Mr Mwansa says this because efforts to hand over the documents to the government since December, 2013 have not yielded any positive results.
He says Committee thanks President Michael Sata and the government for granting them an opportunity to draft the Zambian Constitution and the financial support rendered to the Committee since 2011.
The Ministry of Justice has since handed over the offices occupied by the Technical Committee to the Legal and Justice Reform Commission.