Zambia does not need new constitution – says Sata

Zambia does not need new constitution – says Sata

As expected President Michael Sata has u-turned on the enactment of the new constitution saying Zambia does not need a new constitution but needs to amend the current one.
Speaking in Mansa today where he went to thank the People for voting for Chitalu Chilufya, Sata said he knows that the Zambian constitution has defects but the defects do not require the enactment of the new constitution but mere amendments.
This means that the Zambian government has wasted millions of Kwacha on the drafting on the new constitution by the Annel Silungwe led team. Michael-Sata-007
Sata is the one who appointed the Technical Committee which is currently working on the new constitution.
While in opposition President Sata criticised late President Mwanawasa for constituting the National Constitution Conference (NCC). Sata even went further by expelling Patriotic Front Members of Parliament who participated in the NCC.
During campaigns in 2011 President Sata promised to enact the new constitution within 90 days after assuming office. Today’s announcement by President Sata who was ironically accompanied to Mansa by Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba who is responsible for constitution making process means that the new constitution promise was just one of the many fake promises Sata a staunch Catholic made to the people of Zambia.

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