NGOs disappointed with PF Constitution making process

As the 50 days consultative period on the fist draft Constitution comes to an end tomorrow, the Non Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) says the process has been disappointing.

NGOCC chairperson Beatrice Grillo has told Qfm news in an exclusive interview that the process still has not yielded desired results such as reaching out to every Zambian.

Ms. Grillo says the process will be rendered non-inclusive owing to the fact that most Zambians have not made submissions on account of challenges in accessing the document.

She has pointed out that her organization will seek an audience with the technical committee on drafting the new constitution to chat the way forward in increasing participation of Zambians in the process.

And a consortium of 32 youth organizations, under the umbrella of the Youth Governance Alliance (YOGA) says there should be no further extensions to the consultative period that comes to an end tomorrow.

YOGA Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has told Qfm news that dragging the process will be costly for the country hence the need for the Annel Silungwe led technical committee to consolidate what the previous commissions have already gathered.

Mr. Mwanza has also challenged the committee to clearly state its roadmap in order to ensure that the process is expedited.

The 50 days extension period for consultations and recommendations on the first draft constitution expires tomorrow.

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