A University of Zambia lecturer Alex N’goma says the people of western Province should not in any way shun the constitutional debates that will soon commence in the country to discuss the draft constitution.
N’goma says boycotting the debates will not add any value to the wellbeing of western province.
The Ngambela of Bartoseland Clement Sinyinda has already stated that the people of that region have nothing to do with the draft constitution of Zambia saying they are not part of it.
Sinyinda told SABC channel Africa that Barotseland is preparing its own constitution.
But Ngoma who is expelled Foundation for Democratic Process president told QFM Radio that it is through the constitution that the people of western province should be hoping to have the issue of the Barotseland agreement settled.
He noted that boycotting the constitution making process would allow politicians to pass judgment on the Barotseland agreement without taking the views of the concerned parties on the matter.
N’goma added that it is important for the people of western province to realize that they are still part of Zambia and that their participation in national issues is paramount.
He was speaking to QFM news in an interview.
Just before the 2011 general elections, N’goma was caught on CCTV trying to steal ballot papers that were being printed in South Africa. This led to his being expelled from FODEP.