Guy Scott challenges Law Association on constitution

Dr Guy Scott
Dr Guy Scott

Vice president Guy Scott has challenged the Law Association of Zambia- LAZ -to lead the country into consensus building over the constitution making process.

Dr. Scott says this is because LAZ is a neutral and credible Association which can make citizens move the process forward on an amicable bases.

He said this in Livingstone on Saturday night at the Law Association of Zambia Annual General Meeting gala dinner.

The Vice President says stakeholders should not use the constitution-making process to gain political millage but reach consensus.

Dr Scott has explained that it is wrong for some sections of society to mislead people that they will go hungry if a new constitution is not put in place.

Earlier, Out-going LAZ president, James Banda called on government to create an atmosphere for reaching consensus over the constitution making process.

Mr Banda says without the consensus the country will not be able to have a people driven constitution.

He also called for an independent judiciary.

And In-coming President George Chisanga paid glowing tribute to out -going president James Banda.

And moving a vote of thanks, former LAZ president, Elijah Banda says the association stands ready to partner with government in an effort to putting in place a people driven constitution.

At the same function LAZ ushered in new leadership.