More millions to be spent on constitutional amendment

More millions to be spent on constitutional amendment

– But the opposition won’t be consulted

Government says it will spend two million kwacha to finalize the constitution amendment exercise.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says the constitution amendment process will include review of the submissions from the Siavonga sitting and other past constitution review commissions.

Mr. Lubinda says his ministry will call for a meeting of members of parliament, civil society organizations, the church and others so that all concerns can be addressed.

He says government does not want to go with a constitution full of bottlenecks in the 2021 general elections.

Mr. Lubinda says this is to avoid the challenges that the country experienced during the 2016 general elections.

He has called on all parliamentarians to support the process so that the Country can have a people driven constitution.

Mr. Lubinda said this in a ministerial statement on the road map to the constitution amendment bill.

And Kaputa Member of Parliament Maxas Ng’onga said the constitution making process should not be politicized.

He called on fellow members of parliament to put the interest of the country first and help government deliver the constitution.

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