Govt challenged to state whether inquiries ACT has been invoked

Zambia draft Constitution
The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has challenged government to state clearly whether the directive to the Technical Committee to print only 10 copies of the final draft constitution implies that the Inquiries ACT has been invoked.

SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says if government still maintains that it will not use the Whitepaper to determine the contents of the country’s new constitution, it is important that the nation is told how the 10 copies of the final draft will be distributed to the people and the President as earlier announced.

Mr Cheembe further states that if government intends to use the Inquiries ACT, it must give justification for doing so as the terms of reference under which the Technical Committee was instituted do not provide for the use of the Inquiries ACT.

Mr. Cheembe has told Qfm in an interview that government is raising more questions than answers in the minds of the people on the way forward with regards the constitution.