United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has written to President Michael Sata telling him that the PF Government’s policy on constitution making is in tatters.
In a letter dated 15th January 2013 made available to QFM News, Mr Hichilema says it is becoming clear that the PF administration is embracing the same failed strategies on the constitution making that previous Zambian governments have tried.
Mr Hichilema reminds president Sata that the path his government is leading the country on is lending legitimacy to the failed constitution making processes of the past that he criticized not so long ago.
He says such failed strategies have cost the nation both time and money without producing a document that could stand the test of time.
The UPND leader urges President Sata to seriously reflect that from the first day the constitution making process was doomed to fail as it lacked a legal framework to protect it.
Mr Hichilema further questions how the PF administration will deliver a people driven constitution when the PF President is in the forefront of violating the terms of reference under which the Technical Committee was appointed.
He states that the terms of reference clearly stated that the final draft was to be released to the executive and the people simultaneously, but that ‘hijackers’ have changed the rules by insisting that only ten (10) copies should be delivered to the President.
Mr Hichilema says Posterity will find the PF on the wrong side of history.