Lack of urgency on new constitution is heart breaking – HH

PF leader Michael Sata with his UPND counterpart Hakainde Hichilema
PF leader Michael Sata with his UPND counterpart Hakainde Hichilema

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is heart breaking that almost 50 years of independence, the country could still have politicians who lack basic understanding and the urgency for a new constitution which they themselves promised.

In a statement to Qfm news this afternoon party President Hakainde Hichilema has observed that such lack of integrity and honesty by the party in government is what does not inspire his party to urge its youths to participate in national day celebrations.

Mr. Hichilema says like many other citizens, the youths in the country have also been allegedly equally cheated by the Patriotic Front (PF) government on many things.

Mr. Hichilema notes that it was only on Tuesday yesterday, that the hopes of the youths whom he says are the future generations were again allegedly trashed by the PF Members of Parliament who voted against the constitutional motion that would have given clear road map for a people driven constitution.

The UPND leader further notes that this is why his party finds it difficult to celebrate when the youths are still struggling to get into school and are struggling to make ends meet.

The opposition leader has since urged youths in the country to take this time to reflect on the Zambia they want to live in and then see who can deliver that Zambia for them as his party the UPND is the already known answer.

And Mr. Hichilema has reaffirmed his party’s commitment to the provision of quality and affordable education through a well-managed and professional bursary scheme that will not discriminate or be based on who you know once it comes in power.

He says his party is also looking forward to the provision of quality health services, especially reproductive health aimed at adolescents.