Anyone against the new constitution should not talk through the Media – Kabimba


JUSTICE Minister Wynter Kabimba says any civil society group or political party having difficulties trusting the Patriotic Front on the new constitution should not do so through the media.

Kabimba who is also PF Secretary General says those having reservations on whether or not the ruling party will respect the wishes of the Zambian people on the constitution should instead write to the government as opposed to making public statements in the media.

His statement follows some concerns raised by some stakeholders that the ruling PF may not keep its word on subjecting the final draft constitution to a national referendum following the adoption of some contentious articles by the just ended National Constitution Convention.

Kabimba also told Qfm News that the ruling PF will not run the affairs of government in the media by responding to every statement that civil society groups or political parties make in the media against the PF.

The National Convention resolved that the national referendum be conducted at least within 12 months after the report has been handed over to the President in order to allow the Electoral Commission of Zambia to prepare for the exercise.

The closure of National Convention marked the conclusion of the formal consultative process on the drafting of the Zambian constitution.

The National Convention received and considered comments and recommendations of the 10 Provincial Conventions and further examined and deliberated on the clauses of the First Draft Constitution.