The opposition Alliance for a Better Zambia (ABZ) Leader Father Frank Bwalya has described the statement by Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba that educated people and the elite are trying to hijack the constitution making process as an insult to the people of Zambia.
And the ABZ President has charged that Mr. Kabimba needs to know that the only cure for the current constitution impasse lies in PF respecting the will of the people as captured by the Technical Committee on drafting the new Republic Constitution.
Father Bwalya has told QFM News in a telephone interview that the statement by Mr. Kabimba should be dismissed with the contempt and scorn it deserves.
Father Bwalya says even illiterate Zambians know that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) promised to deliver a people driven constitution in 90 days of which they have lamentably failed to honor.
Father Bwalya says the people of Zambia are aware that the PF condemned the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) for wasting public resources on the National Constitution Conference (NCC) and for disregarding the wishes of the people in the constitution making process.
He notes that Zambians know that PF promise to deliver a people driven constitution in a cost effective and expedient manner.
Father Bwalya has also accused the government of allegedly trying to drive a wedge between the people who have been demanding for a people driven constitution and stakeholders who have been championing the cause of the people.
He says the people know very well that it is the PF themselves who have hijacked the constitution making process in a very dull manner characterized by cheap lies such as losing the final report of the Technical Committee let alone describing demands for a people driven constitution as yapping.
( Monday 04th August 2014 )