By STEVEN MVULA
MINISTER of Justice Wynter Kabimba says Government will not tamper with the contents of the final draft constitution as alleged by some sections of society.
And Mr Kabimba has appealed to the police to firmly deal with purported Patriotic Front (PF) cadres who are grabbing land from people.
Mr Kabimba, who is also Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general, said Government will, in consultation with Zambians, find the way forward in the constitution review process as soon as the technical committee on drafting the constitution hands over the final document.
He said this in Kabwe yesterday when he featured on a special live phone-in programme on KNC Radio.
“The PF wants to see that there is a people-driven constitution. We started this process and there is no way we can doctor it,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said President Sata is anxious to fulfil all promises made to Zambians.
“President Sata wants all of us ministers to work hard. We have a huge task ahead of us,” Mr Kabimba said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kabimba says Government will soon “crack the whip” on foreign companies that are exploiting Zambians.
Mr Kabimba said it is unacceptable that some workers are being abused by foreign investors, who are only interested in reaping off profits.
“We want to encourage our local investors so that they employ their fellow citizens and pay them well. We don’t want slave wages,” Mr Kabimba said.
He also said Government has secured an investor from Tanzania to resuscitate the Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles in Kabwe.
Mr Kabimba said the firm will start operating in the next six months.
And Mr Kabimba says the United Party for National Development (UPND) should not deceive itself by thinking that it will win the 2016 elections.
Mr Kabimba says the PF has done a lot in the two years it has been in power and the UPND should not be under the “illusion” that it will win the 2016 polls.
“There is no way PF will lose the 2016 polls. Even witchcraft will not make the UPND win the 2016 elections. They had 19 percent in 2011 against PF’s 43 percent. They are still behind,” Mr Kabimba said.
He was speaking in Kabwe on Saturday night during a PF fundraising dinner dance.
Mr Kabimba appealed to leaders to explain the achievements of the party as directed by President Sata.
“I am extremely confident that the PF is here to stay. It is not dying; no ways. Even MMD, with their leadership problems, are still number two but they will not come back. UPND is number three. Statistics don’t lie,” Mr Kabimba said.
He also urged PF members not to feel dejected whenever the party loses a by-election.
He also said President Sata is a great leader, who has a heart for Zambians and is determined to develop the country to greater heights.
“President Sata is the best leader this country has and he has a vision to see people live well,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said President Sata must continue to be the torch-bearer of the country.
“Let us all give support to our President. He is the embodiment of what this country wants to become. We need to ensure that the President continues to lead us,” Mr Kabimba said.
And Mr Kabimba has warned PF members not to extort money from business houses or grab people’s land.
“Don’t extort money from business houses like was the case with the MMD. We want to see a country that observes law and order,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said PF did not win elections to promote anarchy and indiscipline.
Mr Kabimba said the PF wants to see a strong private sector.