Chipimo won’t give up on interim government idea

Elias Chipimo, Jr
Elias Chipimo, Jr

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo Junior says he will not give up on his idea for a neutral government to run the country for the limited period of nine months to oversee the enactment of the new constitution.
Mr. Chipimo says despite the idea being rejected by a number of stakeholders, it is for the benefit of the majority Zambians.

He states that Zambians have been demanding for a new constitution for many years and nothing has worked in their favor.

Mr. Chipimo says in as much he agrees with UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema that the priority for the Zambian people is to have a people driven constitution, his idea can work in tandem with what the people of Zambia want most.

He adds that he is ready to dialogue with other opposition leaders who are not for the idea of a neutral government so that he can learn from them.

Mr. Chipimo is hopeful that once people have digested the idea they may change their minds and come to appreciate it.