Absence of final draft constitution no excuse for shunning Jubilee – Mumba

Nevers Mumba
Nevers Mumba

Opposition MMD president Nevers Mumba says government’s delayed to release the final draft constitution should not be used as an excuse for shunning the country’s independence Jubilee celebration to held later this month.

Some opposition political parties such as the ABZ and APC have used absence of the final draft constitution as one of the reasons for shunning country’s 50 years independence celebrations which falls on the 24th of October this year.

Dr. Mumba has told Qfm news that the demand for the release of the final draft constitution is a fight that needs to be fought on its own.

He says this is particularly that the fight for the release of the national document is on course and this therefore does not change the fact that Zambia has turned 50 years of independence from colonial rule.

Dr. Mumba it is important to also keep it in mind that the country’s golden Jubilee is not an event for the PF government alone.

He says commemoration of the country’s 50 years of independence has a Biblical and Christian message of a Jubilee and therefore the hope of his party is that every Zambian will rally around this opportunity to forget the past of acrimonious politics and divisions that have rock the country.

The MMD leader says people in the country can also use this opportunity to rally behind a unified Zambia which he says is also the reason why his party will attend the jubilee celebration.

( Sunday 05th October 2014 )