Protest by MPs should compel Sata to listen – FODEP

McDonald Chipenzi - FODEP
The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has observed that the extent of protests by opposition Members of Parliament over the new constitution should compel President Michael Sata to listen to the pleas of the Zambian people.

FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi says demands for a new constitution by opposition MPs right inside Parliament is a protest of frustration by the people’s representatives.

Mr. Chipenzi says it will not help the Executive to keep quite or ignore such demonstrations.

He has told Qfm News in an interview that the appeal of his organization for the government to respond to the concerns that are being raised on the constitution.

Mr Chipenzi says it will be na%uFFFDve for Cabinet to overlook its responsibility to be held accountable by the legislature on the issue of coming with a new constitution.