Delegates at the just ended Muchinga Province Constitutional Consultative Convention ( MPCCC ) have retained almost all contentious clauses as contained in the first draft constitution.
And the Technical Committee Drafting the Zambian Constitution TCDZC has observed that the overwhelming participation of delegates at the convention is a clear demonstration of the resolve for Zambians to have a people driven constitution.
MPCCC chairperson Patrick Chibuye commended delegates for putting aside both personal and political interests to contribute to the strengthen of the work that the technical committee has done to the process.
Father Chibuye noted that the spirit that delegates exhibited at the just ended convention is unprecedented in the country\s history in constitution making process since independence.
He said this at the closure of the week long MPCCC in Mpika District last night that saw the retention of several contentious clauses that include the 50 per cent plus one winning threshold for a presidential candidate, running mate, death penalty among many others.
And TCDZC member Simon Kabamba commended delegates that included MPs from the Province, Senior Chief Nkula of Chinsali, Senior Chief Kopa of Mpika and Chief Kafwimbi of Isoka districts respectively.
Mr. Kabamba said the delegates should be proud of the process which they can proudly call their own unlike in the past processes that failed.
The MPCCC validated resolutions that the District Convention past such as the contentious Proportional Representation and the Christian Nation clause among others.
The Convention also elected four other delegates to join the Provincial chairperson and the vice as sole representative to the National and Sector Groups Convention slated for Lusaka in April.