Mpombo, ZCSD want PF to be honest on constitution

George Mpombo says there is need for government to clearly state the roadmap of the current constitution making process.

And the Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) is disappointed with the behavior exhibited by some political parties, civil society organizations and individuals who want to sabotage the constitution making process.

The PDP leaders wants the Patriotic Front government to clear the misunderstandings and misinterpretations that have continued to surround the mode of adopting Zambia’s new constitution.

PDP president George Mpombo says his party finds it important that government puts to an end this misunderstandings and misinterpretations as it also amounts to manipulation.

Dr. Mpombo has told Qfm News by telephone that this is particularly that people are already assuming that government is allegedly on piecemeal path of enacting the country’s new supreme law.

He states that it will therefore be helpful if government categorically state its intended position.

 

And the Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) is disappointed with the behavior exhibited by some political parties, civil society organizations and individuals who want to sabotage the constitution making process.

ZCSD Executive Secretary Lewis Mwape says these CSOs and political party leaders must have some level of integrity even when their souls have been sold off to the devil.

Mr. Mwape has told QFM News in a statement that he has observed that those in power enjoy a flawed constitution and perceives that it will enable them to hold on power and thus do not want to be tested by a good constitution.

Mr. Mwape has called on all Zambians to exercise the spirit of nationalism and selflessness in the constitution making process, where all people must stand aside and remove the special personal or group selfish interests and look at the constitution making process from different lenses.

He says President Edgar Lungu has an opportunity to act above bold and show his integrity by ignoring any loud voices from selfish party cadres and those whose voices have been bought; who now are calling for a peace meal enactment of the Constitution.

He adds that President Lungu must instead listen attentively to the Zambian people from where he drives the mandate to rule today by delivering a People Driven Constitution through the National Referendum.

The ZSCD Executive Secretary says this is the only way the President can avoid being haunted by the spirits of the majority Zambians that have spoken loudly through various constitution making processes that were provided in the past.

Mr. Mwape says his organization no longer trusts the parliament that belongs to the executive and believes that in the current constitution, Zambia no longer has the legislative wing of government since it now indirectly belongs to the executive, who might decide to ignore the majority voices in the name of parliamentary privileges.

He has since appealed to all Zambians to reject any maneuvers by the government to enactment the constitution in piece meal.

 

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