Kabwe, June 13, ZANIS ——– The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has supported government in denying the constitution technical committee extension of its time to complete its work.
ZNUT Central Province chairperson Charles Mwila told ZANIS in an interview in Kabwe today that the stance by government to refuse to give more time for the technical committee to finish its work should be supported.
Mr Mwila said the constitution making process is not the only thing government was doing for the nation and therefore could not be considered for an extension of time.
He urged the technical committee on the constitution making process to work hard and ensure it accomplished its mission by this month end as earlier promised.
He said there were other equally important matters government was spending on other than the constitution such as construction of roads, health centres and also improvement of education standards in the country.
“Schools have inadequate learning materials and we expect government to deliver these materials which should make teaching easier and effective in all schools. So I do not agree with the committee that it should be given more time,” he said.
Mr Mwila observed that extending time for the constitution committee will mean more spending adding if this happened, other sectors would suffer.
He also said teachers were expecting new salaries this September which should be given to them as per agreement between the unions and government.
He further explained that Zambians were anxiously waiting to have a new constitution at the end of this month therefore extending for another six months would not be well for the nation.
Mr Mwila called on all Zambians to support Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba in refusing to extend the time for the technical committee to complete the constitution.
And speaking on radio Maranatha yesterday, Kabwe Lawyer Mulilo Kabesha also commended government for refusing to extend the period for the completion of the constitution.