Grand Coalition is indebted to speak on Constitution – Chiti

JCTR Director Leonard Chiti - Left
JCTR Director Leonard Chiti - Left

The Grand coalition on the constitution has maintained that it is indebted to continue talking on the constitution because the message from the Zambian people to have the constitution released is clear.

Speaking during a media briefing today, Grand coalition Chairperson Leonard Chiti says it is this message that is also hitting hard and finding its mark across the stretch of the entire country through the dedicated and well networked membership.

Fr. Chiti has stressed that this is why there is need for President Michael Sata to simply come out clean and observe a fundamental cornerstone of the Ten Commandments as regards the promise made to the Zambian people on the constitution.

Fr. Chiti says President Sata should heed the people’s call to release the final draft constitution.

He further notes that the Grand Coalition believes in the strong linkage of good governance and social, economic and political prosperity adding that this is the more reason the civil society is a strong advocate of the bill of rights in the constitution.

And Fr. Chiti has also stressed that the Grand Coalition is also extremely disheartened at the increasing levels of intimidation and police harassment whenever people with divergent views stand up to demand for their rights and accountability from their elected leaders.

He says his Coalition also resolutely believes that the noble task of delivering a people driven constitution is before dawn hence the need for the Head of State to exercise his full commitment to the ten commandments as he did when he took office he will do the right thing.