Govt Fails to publish Constitution Amendment Bill 2015, irks Grand Coalition

MacDonald Chipenzi
MacDonald Chipenzi

The Grand Coalition on the demand for a people driven constitution says the failure by the Patriotic Front to publish the Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Constitution of Zambia Bill 2015 makes it very difficult for the people to believe the PF.


Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula told parliament on Thursday that the Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Constitution of Zambia Bill 2015 would be published today, Saturday, 1st August, 2015.

But Coalition Spokesperson Macdonald Chipenzi says they expected the situation citing that they knew that there was no bill at the government printers waiting to be printed and later published.


Mr. Chipenzi says the failure to publish the constitutional bill has made Zambians to lose confidence not only in the minister of Justice himself but government as a whole noting that they cannot continue to lie to the people.

He adds that parliament has been a play ground for liars explaining that the PF lied on the floor of the house adding that if they were serious accountability mechanisms, government would not have taken parliament for granted by telling the house what it was not sure of.


Mr. Chipenzi says what has happened is not a strange thing to the people of Zambia has there has been so many inconsistencies by the government.

He further states that the people of Zambia were ready to see the constitution bill published but are disappointed.




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