The Grand Coalition on the people driven constitution has demanded that government respects the wishes of the people of Zambia by delivering a people driven constitution.
And the coalition says taking the draft constitution to parliament is meant to make the public believe that the PF government means well.
Grand Coalition Chairperson Father Leonard Chiti says Zambians must realize that the PF has a majority in Parliament and will use this as an opportunity to undo the people’s submissions.
Briefing journalists in Lusaka today, Father Chiti says the coalition supports the Law Association of Zambia’s position to do all they can to ensure that government delivers a new constitution.
He says the Grand Coalition stands ready to support LAZ and any efforts of all well-meaning stakeholders to ensure the country has a new constitution.
Father Chiti has reiterated that the coalition is against plans by government to adopt and enact the new constitution through parliament with the exception of the Bill of Rights which government plans to subject to a Referendum.
He says the coalition has accessed and read the Draft Constitution Bill expected to be tabled in parliament and maintains its position that this parliamentary route is treacherous and not in line with the Zambian people’s aspirations.
Fr Chiti says the parliamentary route will dishonor the interests of Zambians who validated the content of the draft constitution through local, regional and national consultative meetings.