Technical Committee tells State House to write to them

The Technical Committee Drafting the Republican Constitution has challenged State House to write to the Committee over its concerns over the alleged leaking of the final draft constitution.

Technical Committee Spokesman Ernest Mwansa also challenged government to write to the Committee on claims that the Committee has not handed over the final draft to the state.

“I have not heard what Mr Chellah (State House Press Aide) has said on this matter but what we could encourage Mr Chellah is to write to us and we shall respond appropriately,” Mr Mwansa said.

Mr Mwansa said Government should clearly state its position on the matter in writing in order to give the Committee sufficient information for it to response properly.

“I have not heard what Mr Chellah (State House Press Aide) has said on this matter but what we could encourage Mr Chellah is to write to us and we shall respond appropriately,” Mr Mwansa said.

And when asked whether the leaked draft constitution currently in circulation is authentic, Mr. Mwansa said the Committee has not seen the leaked document and would not state its authenticity.

“It’s hard for us to state whether the leaked document is indeed the one we produced because we have not seen it anywhere,” he said.

Mr. Mwansa has since distanced the Technical Committee’s involvement to the leaked document.

“As the Technical Committee, we are not aware of any leaks because we have not seen what is out there.”

Mr Mwansa was reacting to State House Press Aide George Chellah statement in which he challenged members of the Technical Committee to state if they had handed over the final draft constitution to the state.

Mr Chellah statement completely contradicts an earlier statement issued by Chief Government Spokesman Mwansa Kapeya over a week ago in which he stated that Government was busy studying the final draft constitution after receiving the ten copies from the Committee a fortnight ago.

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