Government denies receiving the final draft constitution

His Excellency, Mr Michael Chilufya Sata
Acting Chief government Spokesperson Fackson Shamenda says government has not yet received the final draft constitution from the Technical Committee.

In December last year, the Technical Committee announced that the final draft constitution will only be handed over to the government and not simultaneously to the public as was early indicated.

In a telephone interview with Qfm, Mr. Shamenda, who is also acting Information Minister has attributed the delay in handing over the final draft constitution to government to some technicalities which the Technical Committee ought to clear before releasing the document to government.

Asked how long it will take for Cabinet to go through the final draft constitution before it could be released to the public, Mr. Shamenda could not state how long it will take for government to go through the document.

Mr. Shamenda explained that this is because there are a number of procedures that ought to be followed.

He has further stated that not until the final draft constitution has been handed over to government will the roadmap form its adoption be known.