DEPUTY Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabriel Namulambe says Government has no intentions of tampering with the contents of the final draft constitution.
Mr Namulambe said this on Sunday when he featured on `The Sunday Interview’ television programme on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).
Mr Namulambe said the was part of the failures of the MMD but he resigned to join the Patriotic Front (PF) because the ruling party has the right vision to develop the country.
“The Government has no political inclination to make the draft constitution work to its advantage but wants to give Zambians a people-driven constitution and this is evidenced by how the technical committee independently conducted itself,” Mr Namulambe said.
He said the draft constitution will be released to the public after Cabinet approval.
Mr Namulambe said Government will give stakeholders enough time to debate the draft constitution considering the process involved and that this is a costly venture.
He said the constitution-making process is a national undertaking that will involve everyone.
He reiterated that Government cannot abandon other developmental projects to enact a new constitution.
He said it is unfortunate that opposition political parties are using the constitution review process to politick and are using it as a campaign tool while ignoring the development projects taking place countrywide.
“This is a clear indication that the opposition has no agenda for the people of Zambia but want to gain political mileage over this issue,” Mr Namulambe said.
He also said: “They [opposition] have a right to demonstrate as long as they do not break the law,” Mr Namulambe said.
ZAMBIA DAILY MAIL