PF wants a people-driven constitution – Edgar Lungu


GOVERNMENT has assured the nation that the Constitution will be delivered according to the wishes of people.
Acting Minister of Justice Edgar Lungu told Parliament yesterday that there should be no fear that the document will be doctored.
He was responding to a question from Lubansenshi Member of Parliament Patrick Mucheleka (Independent), who wanted to know whether the draft constitution will be submitted to the President and members of the public simultaneously.
“There is no fear whatsoever in us. We were elected by the people and this document [Constitution] is for the people,” Mr Lungu said.
Senga Hill Member of Parliament (MMD) Kapembwa Simbao said he is not certain whether or not the submissions of the people would be safe if the document is first submitted to the President before the public.
“Will our submissions be safe? Will they not be manipulated?” Mr Simbao asked.
Mr Simbao’s views were supported by Chembe MP, Mwansa Mbulakulima (MMD), who expressed fear that the document might be doctored.
But Mr Lungu maintained that the PF wants a people-driven constitution.
He said there is no need for anyone to fear that the constitution may be altered.